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Éire na Nuachtscannán 1-6

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It was only as the newsreels began to compete with daily television news in the 1950s that Ireland finally established its own indigenous Irish language newsreel. This episode explores the legacy of I

First Shown: 26 Oct

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Éire na Nuachtscannán

The only source of on-screen news available to the general public during the first half of the twentieth century were the cinema newsreels which were hugely influential and popular. Since there was no sustained newsreel industry in Ireland, Irish audiences were mostly catered for by external companies, often with startling results.

This 6 part series of Éire na Nuachtscannán will show how some of Ireland’s most important stories were handled by newsreel editors trying to cater for audiences with a wide and shifting range of political allegiances.

Narrated by Síle Nic Chonaonaigh with contributions from Professor Gearóid Ó Tuathaigh, Kasandra O’Connell, Linda Kaye, Jim Horgan, Niamh Ní Argáin, John Hill, Ciara Chambers, Dr. Dónal McAnallen, Dr. Seán Crosson, Dr. Kevin Rockett, Dr. Mary Harris, An tOllamh Bríona Nic Dhiarmada, Sunniva O’Flynn, Antoine Ó Coileáin and Dr. B. Mairéad Pratschke.

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