Joe Fahy talks to Dubliners about Ireland's strict film censorship laws in these 'Sixty Four' vox pops, filmed in St Stephen's Green in 1964 shortly before the appointment of a new Censorship of Films Appeal Board.

Since the introduction of the Censorship of Films Act in 1923, many films had been banned and those that did make it to the cinema screens were often cut if they contained material not in keeping with a Catholic ethos. It was not until 1965 that the laws were liberalised by Minister for Justice Brian Lenihan, who introduced age certificates to differentiate between films suitable for different audiences.

A 'Sixty Four' feature was broadcast on 1 December 1964.

Film Censorship Vox Pops