Date(s) - 17/11/2016
What impact did the arrival of television have on the way the Irish state ‘didDemocracy. 55 years after the establishment of Teilifís Eireann and in the wake of historic elections on both sides of the Atlantic, it is timely to assess if television has purified or perverted the way in which our politicians perform their public duties. In the chamber,on the campaign trail, in the count centre and in gladiatorial debate, did the unrelenting glare of the audience hold our public representatives to account or to ransom? Power On The Box tells this rollercoaster story. Authored by Harry McGee, it is the tale of how TV changed Irish politics forever.
This screening will be followed by a panel discussion with:
- Ciarán Kissane – Broadcasting Authority Ireland
- Harry McGee – The Irish Times
- Dr. Finola Doyle-O’Neill – History Department, UCC
- Dan Dwyer – NUI Galway, Acadamh
This documentary is in the Irish language with English subtitles.
Courtesy of RTÉ
Tickets: €7.00 / €6.00 Concession