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Frequently Asked Questions
FAQs Photo How are classification decisions made?

Classification decisions are made by the Director of Film Classification who is supported by a team of Assistant Film Classifiers - appointed by the Minister for Justice and Equality - in this regard.

The classification awarded to any given work is determined by application of the Classification Guidelines with the main issues under consideration being violence, sex, drugs and language. The overall tone and context in which this material is presented will often be the determining factor in the classification awarded. The Director of Film Classification ratifies each decision of the Assistant Classifiers.