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Ulster’s Parliament Assembles

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Category:
The Irish Independence Film Collection
Producer:
Topical Film Company
Duration:
46 sec
Year:

1922
Language:
Silent with English Intertitles
Technical:
4:3, 35mm B&W

In this newsreel the Lord Lieutenant, Lord FitzAlan-Howard and 40 elected Unionist members of Parliament, are seen attending the historic opening and first session of the Ulster Parliament in Belfast City Hall on June 7th 1921. Sir James Craig, seen towards the end of this newsreel, was made Prime Minister just a few days before this event.

The formal opening of Parliament by King George V did not occur until later in the month on June 22nd.

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