• Short Summary

    People and politicians of Eire vote in General Election.

  • Description

    Title reads: "General Election".

    Irish General Election - Fianna Fail returned. Eire (Southern Ireland, Republic of Ireland).

    Various shots campaign posters for the Fine Gael party. Various shots posters for the Fianna Fail party. Various shots of Labour Party posters. L/S Fianna Fail HQ house, covered in posters. Panning shot Alderman Sean Moore, one of the candidates, getting into his car.

    L/S school being used as polling station. C/U notice: "Polling Station". L/S people coming in. M/S ditto. Panning shot to Minister for Agriculture C.J. Haughee shaking hands with constituents.

    L/S President Eamonn De Valera and his wife come into polling station. An electoral officer hands the President his voting slip. C/U press photographers. M/S President and Mrs. De Valera casting their vote. C/U electoral officers watching as President De Valera puts his vote into ballot box. M/S Mrs. De Valera puts her vote in, pan as they both walk out.

    Elevated shot of votes being counted. M/S ditto. C/U Patrick Byrne (Leader of Fine Gael) watching. C/U Councillor E. Timmons watching. M/S counting in progress.

    Note: this item is a special for Eire.

    Note: narrator makes comments about Irish voting system - how they use proportional representation.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:49:40:00 / 01:51:16:00

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