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Northern Ireland #21556

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Jul 19, 1972
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(Studio) In North Ireland, explosions and bullets take 4 more lives, include that of a 6 month old baby. In 3 years of violence in Ulster, 450 persons have died. Problems center around religious antagonisms between Protestant majority and Catholic minority.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Kells, Ireland) South Ireland, the Irish Republic, also has religious division problems. In Ireland, Catholics make up 96% population Jean and Jimmy Wilson and 3 children attend Saint Columbus Protestant church in village near Dublin. Wilsons own farm with cattle and grain. Sectarian strife in N. Ireland does not affect people in Irish Republic, where there is little religious discrimination. Schooling for Protestants, however, is a problem. [Jean WILSON - wants Protestants to play larger role in public affairs.] Younger Protestants want laws against birth control and divorce changed. [Young Protestant says he doesn't care what faith his future wife may have.] Older Protestants worry about survival of their faith.
REPORTER: Don Farmer

Farmer, Don;
Reasoner, Harry

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