NEWS REPORTS

21.07.
2010

HERE are some of my reports for RTÉ News before I left in September 2010.

From the days of film:

Michael Fisher gets reaction to budget increases imposed by Alan Dukes on the old reliables of petrol, tobacco and alcohol 30/01/84

From the days of video:

Michael Fisher reports from Portrush on the homecoming of the new US Open golf champion Graeme McDowell 23/06/10

Michael Fisher reports on the loss of DUP leader Peter Robinson’s East Belfast Westminster seat to Naomi Long of Alliance 07/05/10

Michael Fisher reports that traders in border areas are pleased with Irish budget cuts in excise charges on beer, cider and wine 09/12/09

Michael Fisher reports that 5 of 6 people questioned over the murders of 2 soldiers and a policeman have been released 25/03/09

Michael Fisher reports on the opening of new the new Belfast office for RTÉ at Centrepoint 02/07/08 

Other stories:

Michael Fisher reports (pictures) on the final turn of the Belfast Wheel at City Hall 13/10/10

Michael Fisher reports on the EU extending a ban on livestock exports from Northern Ireland during foot and mouth crisis 18/04/01

Michael Fisher reports on how the internment issue dominated the 1971 state papers in Northern Ireland 02/01/02

Michael Fisher reports on events in Belfast to mark the 90th anniversary of the Titanic 03/04/02

Michael Fisher reports on the graduation ceremony in Belfast for the first PSNI recruits 05/04/02

Michael Fisher reports on the IRA statement apologising for “non-combatant” deaths and injuries during the troubles 16/07/02

Michael Fisher examines the legacy of the 19th Century Englishman Vere Foster who became the first President of the INTO 06/11/02

Michael Fisher reports that Brighton bomber Pat Magee says IRA war is over 07/06/03

Michael Fisher reports on the release of the 1973 state papers in Belfast 01/01/04

Michael Fisher reports on the deaths of five people in a two-car collision near Buncrana 18/02/06

Michael Fisher reports from Ballymena on the funeral attended by 1,000 mourners of 15-year-old Michael McIlveen who died following a sectarian attack 17/05/06

Michael Fisher talks to Liam Neeson about how he envisages the redeveloped Lyric Theatre in Belfast within the context of a changed Northern Ireland 13/01/08

Michael Fisher speaks to Ian Paisley about his decision to resign as Northern Ireland First Minister and DUP leader 05/03/08

Michael Fisher talks to Samantha Power in Belfast shortly after she stepped down as a Barack Obama campaign advisor 07/03/08

Michael Fisher reports on starlings storming the Belfast skies 01/12/08

Michael Fisher reports on the suspicious death of an 81 year-old woman in Newry (Maire Rankin) 26/12/08

Michael Fisher reports from the Orchard County of Armagh on the 200th anniversary of the Bramley apple 09/10/09

Michael Fisher reports that Cardinal Brady at St Patrick’s Day Mass in Armagh apologises over “inadequate” efforts regarding clerical sexual abuse 17/03/10

Michael Fisher reports on St Patrick’s Day celebrations in Ballymena and Cullybackey 17/03/10

Michael Fisher boarded one of the capsules for a final panoramic view of the city as the Belfast Wheel made its last trip 11/04/10

Michael Fisher reports that for the first time there is now a high-quality road link all the way from Dublin to Belfast 29/07/10

Michael Fisher reports the DUP & Sinn Féin have reached agreement on proposals to develop the former high security Maze prison site near Lisburn 30/07/10

Michael Fisher reports the Bishop of Down & Connor supports calls for independent enquiry into 1971 killings of 11 people in Belfast 30/07/10

Michael Fisher reports that a 24 year-old man was stabbed to death in the Castledawson area of Co. Derry 09/08/10

Michael Fisher reports Co.Down cattle breeder Ivan Robinson has offered a reward for a valuable calf missing from Virginia show 12/08/10

Michael Fisher reports that demonstrations by members of the Royal Black Preceptory passed off without major incident 28/08/10

Michael Fisher reports that Down footballers will be confident going into an All-Ireland final with five wins out of five in 1960s & 90s 30/08/10

AUDIO:

Michael Fisher reported live on the attack by loyalist gunman Michael Stone at Milltown Cemetery in Belfast 16/03/88

Michael Fisher reported from Gloucester on the aftermath of the worst floods in Britain in more than 60 years 28/07/07

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