The War of Newspapers

The years 1919-1921 were a dangerous time for Irish newspapers and this 20-minute film, written by Ian Kenneally, explores that history.

The film gives an overview of censorship and propaganda, as well as discussing violence against newspaper offices and journalists; highlighting cases such as the destruction of the Westmeath Independent, based in Athlone.

Content Last Updated/Reviewed: 18/08/2021