• Short Summary

    Voting got under way in the Irish Republic on Wednesday (30 May) to choose a new President, to succeed Eamon de Valera.

  • Description

    1.
    SV PAN People go to polls at Rathmines, N.I.
    0.10

    2.
    SV Candidates poster (O'Higgins)
    0.13

    3.
    SV Another poster (Childers)
    0.18

    4.
    SV Childers (centre) arrives at booth (2 shots)
    0.32

    5.
    SCU Childers votes
    0.43

    6.
    CU, SV Girls hand out O'Higgins' leaflets (2 shots)
    0.53

    7.
    GV Polling station at Glasthule, Co. Dublin
    0.56

    8.
    SV People entering & leaving station
    1.04

    9.
    SV O'Higgings family arrive to vote (2 shots)
    1.18

    10.
    SV Pressmen
    1.20

    11.
    SV O'Higgins and family voting
    1.31



    Initials SGM/0139 SGM/0155



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Voting got under way in the Irish Republic on Wednesday (30 May) to choose a new President, to succeed Eamon de Valera.

    The two candidates in the field were Erskine Childers, aged 68, and Tom O'Higgins, aged 56.

    Mr. Childers, a Protestant, represents the Fianna Fail party, which was thrown out of office in last February's general election. He claims that a win for him would improve the chances of reconciliation with Protestant Northern Ireland.

    Mr. O'Higgins is a Roman Catholic barrister, representing the Fine Gael-Labour coalition, which won the February election. Both candidates have pledged to play a more active part in public affairs.

    Mr. de Valera, a founding father of the Irish Republic, is retiring after two seven-year spells as President. He is 90.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA4Y4D262AGZQW1FAYJNMJ4PID6
    Media URN:
    VLVA4Y4D262AGZQW1FAYJNMJ4PID6
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    30/05/1973
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:31:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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