At the Hands of the State

AT THE HANDS OF THE STATE

Faoi Lámha an Stáit

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Subtitles are in English

 

In 1997, Amnesty International published a report condemning the government of the twenty-six counties for its stance on human rights.

The case of Osgur Breatnach was one of the cases they mentioned, a man who was unjustly convicted of the Sallins Train Robbery.

Over- concerned about events in the North, censorship through Section 31 was introduced; both republicans and Irish speakers were imprisoned, and the state turned against all things Gaeilic or Irish.

Conor Cruise- O’Brien, the retired Minister for Posts and Telegraphs (1973- 1977) admits suppressing information about police brutality.

 

Duration: 38.00

First broadcast: 2001

Parental rating: 16

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Produced by TMI Productions TG4

Scun Scan Productions

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