Fears of demonstrations at the Eurovision Song contest, to be held in Dublin tomorrow (April 3), have led to extra security precautions in and around the Gaiety Theatre, venue for the show.
GV O'Connell Street, Dublin
CU sign "Eurovision" protest march planned
MV & SCU security guard with dog guarding television broadcast vans (3 shots).
GV Gaiety Theatre, scene of contest
SV PAN flags outside theatre
CU guard on theatre door
CU travel posters advertising Ireland
CU sign "Eire presents Eurovision Contest"
CU sign showing directions in theatre
MV PAN man at sound and vision mixing desk
SCU television camera operator
MV PAN telephone booths
GV PAN press at press desk
MV & GV Dutch competitors rehearsing
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Background: Fears of demonstrations at the Eurovision Song contest, to be held in Dublin tomorrow (April 3), have led to extra security precautions in and around the Gaiety Theatre, venue for the show. Radio Telefis Eireann, Eire's broadcasting company which is organising the contest, said some minority groups might stage demonstrations outside the theatre -- but tight security would make it impossible for them to get inside. One group, Sinn Fein, is opposed to Eire's entry into the Common Market, and another group opposes English language broadcasts on Irish Television.