Project Description

What impact has television had on Irish democracy? 55 years after the establishment of Teilifís Eireann and in the wake of historic elections on both sides of the Atlantic, it is timely to assess if television has purified or perverted the way in which our politicians perform their public duties.

In the chamber, on the campaign trail, in the count centre and in gladiatorial debate, did the unrelenting glare of the audience hold our public representatives to account or to ransom?

Harry McGee of The Irish Times explores the tale of TV and politics in this 4-part Irish language series for RTÉ One.