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President Cosgrave

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In this newsreel from November 1930, President William T. Cosgrave speaks to the camera (for the first time with sound) addressing Ireland and ‘her status and International affairs’. In this heavily edited newsreel (an exclusive to Pathé) he talks about the international and economic struggles that face everyone at this time. He also discusses how […]

Ireland’s Great New Harbour

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In this newsreel William T. Cosgrave opens the new Harbour in Waterford, December 1929. President Cosgrave delivers a speech and cuts the ribbon to the applause of the crowd. Between 1926 and 1929, the Irish Government carried out a review of all ports in Ireland. The harbour was crucial for Waterford as shipbuilding was a […]

The GPO – After 13 Years

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This newsreel marks a momentous occasion in Irish history: the formal reopening of the General Post Office on O’Connell Street. President William T. Cosgrave stands alongside T.D.s and Senators on a platform in front of the newly rebuilt GPO. The President addresses the huge crowd that has gathered and the Irish tricolour is raised. Only […]

Irish President in America

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In January 1928, President William T. Cosgrave visited the USA and Canada, showcasing Ireland’s achievements on many radio broadcasts and events. This newsreel shows him arriving in New York on a boat and being greeted by bodyguards and US Dignitaries. His visit was a productive one politically but while on route to Ottawa from New […]

Heroes Honoured

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In this newsreel from August 1923, a Cenotaph to honour the memory of Michael Collins and Arthur Griffith is unveiled in Dublin on the first anniversary of their deaths. Similar to the other newsreels dedicated to this unveiling, this one has footage taken from a different angle, revealing William T. Cosgrave in attendance. This was […]