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Reagan / Ireland Visit #90596

ABC Evening News for Sunday, Jun 03, 1984
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(Studio) Demonstrations here protesting President Reagan's Central American policy and approach to arms race reported, shown; Reagan's arrival and presence at state dinner hosted by President Patrick Hillery noted. President's remarks on North Ireland outlined.
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson

(Ballyporeen, Ireland) Reagan's visit here, his ancestral home, featured; films shown. His meeting with Father John Murphy and viewing of church records indicating birth of great-grandfather Michael Regan noted. [REAGAN - comments on "Ronald Reagan" lounge.] Demonstration protesting Reagan administration's nuclear arms policy reported, shown. [REAGAN - feels at home; praises town.]
REPORTER: Rita Flynn

(Studio) Criticism of Reagan's inaccessibility discussed; opposite environmental during John F. Kennedy's 1963 visit here recalled. Films shown.
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson

(Dublin, Ireland) Irish media's coverage of Reagan examined; headlines shown. [Independent Newspapers spokesperson Tony O'BRIEN - notes Hollywood-like atmosphere of President's entourage.] Deputy press secretary Larry Speakes' comment on press coverage here mentioned.
REPORTER: Mike von Fremd

(Studio) Reagan's schedule tomorrow before leaving for London outlined.
REPORTER: Sam Donaldson

Donaldson, Sam;
Flynn, Rita;
von Fremd, Mike

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