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Neville Keery Collection: 1972: Ireland Votes for Change

Introduction

Clips from UCC’s Dr Theresa Reidy exclusive interview with Neville Keery filmed in UCC in 2017, in which he speaks about his career, the role he played in the events of 1972, and the ongoing Brexit question. These featured in 1972: Ireland Votes for Change, an exhibition held in UCC Library during Oct-Dec 2017, which marked the 45th anniversary of the three seminal referendums of that year - in May 1972 Ireland's Accession to the EEC (EU), and in December 1972 the lowering of the voting age to 18 and removing the special position of the Catholic Church from the Constitution.

Neville's decision to enter Politics

Neville's early career and decision to enter politics

May 1972 EC Referendum

May 1972 EC Referendum - Preparation of Fianna Fáil to 'Educate the Party' 

December 1972 Referenda

December 1972 Referenda - why these two topics at that time?

21st Century Ireland and Europe

21st century Ireland and Europe - Brexit - the future of the UK and the border with Northern Ireland?

Joining Fianna Fáil

Neville's decision to join the Fianna Fáil political party

May 1972 EC Referendum

May 1972 EC Referendum - the "Taoiseach's Tour" (Jack Lynch, Taoiseach & leader of Fianna Fáil)

December 1972 Referenda

December 1972 Referenda - was it a catalyst for social change?

21st Century Ireland and Europe

21st century Ireland and Europe - a deeper and more democratic Europe?

May 1972 EC Referendum

May 1972 EC Referendum - the campaign & political environment

May 1972 EC Referendum

May 1972 EC Referendum - the mood of the country post "YES" vote

21st Century Ireland and Europe

21st century Ireland and Europe - what now?

Organised by UCC Library and curated by UCC Library’s Archivists Emer Twomey and Emma Horgan, the exhibition was launched on Wednesday, 11th October 2017, by eminent historian Professor Emeritus J.J. Lee, at the Boole Library, University College Cork, Ireland.