John Jones both for the questions it asks and for the cover art.
The Irish Censorship Board have issued no new banning restrictions on any novels released during 2010/11. So is there a need for a Censorship Board on books, or is it redundant? The exhibition features 100 banned novels by 100 authors from 1930 to present.
Libraires confirmed so far:
* Aug 2nd – 25th // Mountmellick Library/Gallery, Co. Laois.
* Oct 1st – 22nd // Leixlip Library/Gallery, Co. Kildare.
* Nov 1st – 15th // City Library HQ, Co. Cork.
* Nov 17th - 30th // County Library, Co. Cork
* Jan 10th – Feb 11th, 2012 // Abbeyleix Library, Co. Laois.
Censorship in Ireland
Books are prohibited if the Censorship of Publications Board considers them to be indecent or obscene.
Periodicals are prohibited if the Censorship of Publications Board considers them to be frequently or usually indecent or obscene.
Both books and periodicals may be prohibited if the Board considers that they advocate abortion. Periodicals may also be prohibited if the Board is of the opinion that they have given an unduly large proportion of space to matters relating to crime.
In practice, however, publications are usually only reported to the Board for obscenity.
If you are convicted of possessing prohibited publications, you may be liable for a fine of 63.49 euro or six months imprisonment. Be Warned!
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