Civil Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2008
Censorship of Films
Amendment of Censorship of Films Act 1923.
70.— The Censorship of Films Act 1923 is amended—
(a) in section 5(2), by substituting “€2,000” for “£50” and by substituting “€200” for “£5”,
(b) in section 6(2), by substituting “€2,000” for “£50” and by substituting “€200” for “£5”, and
(c) in section 7, by substituting the following for subsections (2) and (3):
“(2) Whenever any such application as is mentioned in subsection (1) is made to the Director of Film Classification, the Director shall certify in the prescribed manner that the picture to which the application relates is fit for exhibition in public, unless the Director is of the opinion that such picture or some part thereof is unfit for general exhibition in public—
(a) by reason of it being—
(i) likely to cause harm to children, or
(ii) indecent, obscene or blasphemous,
(b) because the exhibition thereof in public—
(i) would tend to inculcate principles contrary to public morality, or
(ii) would be otherwise subversive of public morality.
(3) If the Director of Film Classification is of the opinion that any picture in respect of which an application is made to the Director under this section is not fit for general exhibition in public in certain places in the State or under special conditions or in the presence of certain classes of persons, the Director shall grant a certificate that such picture is fit for exhibition in public subject to such restrictions and conditions (which shall be expressed on the certificate) in regard to the places at which or the special conditions under which the picture may be exhibited or the classes of persons who may be admitted to an exhibition of the picture as is in the opinion of the Director are necessary to prevent the exhibition of the picture in public being likely—
(a) to cause harm to children, or
(b) to be subversive of public morality.”.