Censorship of organisations which "engage in, promote, encourage or advocate the attaining of any political objective by violent means".

A directive under Section 31 of the Broadcasting Authority Act 1960 prohibits RTÉ from broadcasting anything that could be interpreted as supporting the aims or activities of organisations which "engage in, promote, encourage or advocate the attaining of any political objective by violent means".

An extract from the current affairs programme 'Seven Days' reporting on the introduction of a directive to Section 31 of the Broadcasting Act. Presenter John O'Donoghue sets the programme up by asking what does the directive mean for Irish broadcasting?

The government has told the RTÉ Authority that it must, "Refrain from broadcasting any matter of the following class. That is any matter that could be calculated to promote the aims or activities of any organisation which engages in promotes encourages or advocates the attaining of any particular objective by violent means."