Dermot Breen the newly appointed film censor on his approach to certifying films.

Dermot Breen is the Director of the Cork Film Festival and the new film censor for Ireland outlines his view for cinema.

Sex for sex sake I will oppose and violence I think I will watch very carefully.

Dermot Breen would like to see a greater concentration of family films, the type of productions you do not have to be careful about bringing your children to see.

He believes that the film industry is damaging itself and that in England there has been a ten per cent drop off in cinema attendance.

Dermot Breen is also Director of the Cork Film Festival which is about to close. He says that the festival needs more money and that attendances this year have been affected by a bad programme of films at last year's festival. However, he remains optimistic about the future of the festival.

Dermot Breen was the Irish Film Censor from 1972 to 1978.

An RTÉ News report broadcast on 17 June 1972. The reporter is Tom MacSweeney.