Women in a suburb of Belfast previously regarded as a stronghold of the Irish Republican Army--the I.
GV Property in Andersonstown including damaged buildings (3 shots)
CU Mrs. Daykins
SOF IN: "I'm sure..."
CU Mrs. Claire Fegan (SOF)
CU Father Cunningham
SOF OUT: "...they will succeed."
TRANSCRIPT: SEQ. 2: MRS. DAYKIN: "I'm sure, I'm certain--in fact I could nearly take a (INDISTINCT) that thee are women on both sides who have just had enough. Their son goes out--even for a message--something for the car...you die to get him back again. You see the Army you die--you see a man with a parcel you die. Doesn't matter what your thoughts are--you're involved everywhere. And all you want is peace--you've only twenty four hours in the day. You work twelve, the mother works the other four and you get tired, so tired."
SEQ. 3: MRS. FEGAN: "Well I would like to see here peace--a just peace in our area. And I think the majority of women would wish that also."
GRAVES (TO FATHER CUNNINGHAM): "Father Cunningham, how powerful is this movement by the women of Andersonstown to try and stop the violence?"
SEQ. 4: FATHER CUNNINGHAM: "Numerically very strong...."
GRAVES: "And what are they trying to achieve?"
FATHER CUNNINGHAM: "They're trying to achieve non-violence and peace."
GRAVES: "Do you think they will succeed?"
FATHER CUNNINGHAM: "I think they will succeed.
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Background: Women in a suburb of Belfast previously regarded as a stronghold of the Irish Republican Army--the I.R.A.--on Sunday (2 April) Called for peace in the province of Northern Ireland.
Their call came after a week in which legislation passed in London imposed on Northern Ireland direct rule from Westminster.
Since the more there's been growing feeling among the Roman Catholic minority in Ulster that the I.R.A. should call a truce as its response to the Westminister initiative--at least for the time being.
SYNOPSIS: Anderstown--until this week considered a stronghold in Northern Ireland of the Irish Republic Army... the I.R.A. Now, the women of this troubled area have demanded that the I.R.A. declare a temporary truce, to see how the experience of direct rule from Westminster affects the Ulster situation.