Faoi Lámha an Stáit
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.
First broadcast: 2001
Parental rating: 16
Produced by TMI Productions TG4