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New York City / St. Patrick's Day Parade #529000

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Feb 09, 1983
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(Studio) Origin of term "donnybrook" explained.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw

(NYC) Ireland's refusal to participate in NYC's Saint Patrick's Day parade due to grand marshal being IRA (Irish Republican Army) sympathizer Michael Flannery examined. [FLANNERY - is proud to have been chosen.] FBI's claim that Flannery's organization Irish Northern Aid Committee (NORAID) is front for IRA (Irish Republican Army) in United States discussed; Flannery recalled recently acquitted of gunrunning chgs. [Irish consul Sean O'HUIGINN - accuses Flannery of using parade to promote IRA (Irish Republican Army) violence.] [FLANNERY - praises gun suppliers to IRA; considers Britain cause of all violence in North Ireland.] Catholic archdiocese said remaining silent on Flannery's choice. Mayor Ed Koch's reaction mentioned.
REPORTER: Bob Jamieson

Brokaw, Tom;
Jamieson, Bob

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