Irish Film Classification Office



HISTORY OF FILM CENSORSHIP

The history of the Irish Film Censors Office; which spans eight decades and nine Film Censors (all men!); reflects a fascinating glimpse of Ireland's socio-political and cultural history since the foundation of the State.

Dr Kevin Rockett; author of 'Irish Film Censorship: from Cultural Protectionism to Liberal Consumerism'; which is the definitive history of film censorship in Ireland; published in October 2004; has kindly contributed an outline account of Irish film censorship for the IFCO website. To read Dr. Rockett’s outline Click here.