S7 E10 Morally healthy: censure in libraries

A tour of the maze of committees that controlled who read what in Irish public libraries. Public libraries were one of the most important sources of reading material for ordinary people.

Cork city library, opened in 1930. Picture Darragh Kane

S7 E5 Contraband: The Bell Magazine (1940-51)

This vibrant intellectual magazine was never censored, even though it’s editor was an anti-censorship campaigner. But getting a copy wasn’t that easy. With guest Dr Phyllis Boumans

Anonymous contributors were an important part of The Bell