The history of the Irish Film Censors Office, which spans eight decades and nine Film Censors, 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. Read Dr. Rockett’s outline here.