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An Focal Scoir, BBC Two Northern Ireland, Monday 13 May at 10pm



Date Posted: May 13, 2019

An Focal Scoir, a studio discussion series for BBC Two Northern Ireland, is back tonight, Monday 13 May at 10pm. The four-part series was produced by Below The Radar TV for BBC Gaeilge with funding from Northern Ireland Screen’s Irish Language Broadcast Fund.

An Focal Scoir will feature discussion and analysis on a number of wide-ranging stories and topics.

Máire Bhreathnach is joined each week by a panel of journalists and social commentators including Máire Treasa Ní Cheallaigh, Áine Ní Bhreisleáin, Dónall Mac Ruairí, Gearóid Ó Muilleoir and Michelle Nic Grianna.

Discussions will include diverse questions such as population ageing, period poverty, and online safety. Location reports will offer analysis and views from the public on the various topics.

Following on from high profile cases here and the #MeToo movement which sparked one of the biggest international conversations An Focal Scoir will address the subject of sexual consent in the first episode of the series, looking at how the legal system deals with rape, assault and other misconduct allegations.

Antaine Ó Donnaile, Series Producer, said, “We are delighted that this mould-breaking series, An Focal Scoir, is back on BBC NI television. It offers our audience a platform to engage with important issues which concern us all, whatever language we speak.”

An Focal Scoir is a television production produced by Below the Radar TV for BBC Gaeilge, with funding from Northern Ireland Screen’s Irish Language Broadcast Fund.


Beidh An Focal Scoir, sraith díospóireachta stiúideo, ar ais anocht ar BBC Two NI, 13ú Bealtaine ar 10 i.n.. Ba é Below The Radar TV a léirigh an tsraith ceithre chlár do BBC Gaeilge le maoiniú ó Chiste Craoltóireachta Gaeilge Scáileán Thuaisceart Éireann.

Ar An Focal Scoir beidh plé agus anailís ar réimse leathan scéalta agus topaicí atá tábhachtach don lucht féachana i dTuaisceart Éireann.

I gcuideachta Mháire Bhreathnach gach seachtain beidh painéal iriseoirí agus tráchtairí sóisialta, lena n-áirítear Máire Treasa Ní Cheallaigh, Áine Ní Bhreisleáin, Dónall Mac Ruairí, Gearóid Ó Muilleoir agus Michelle Nic Grianna. Beidh éagsúlacht ábhar a phlé acu, amhail aosú an phobail, bochtaineacht míostraithe agus sábháilteacht ar líne. Tabharfaidh tuairiscí ón tsuíomh léargas ar na topaicí éagsúla chomh maith le dearcadh an phobail orthu.

Ag leanúint ar aghaidh ó chásanna móra anseo agus ón ghluaiseacht #MeToo a spreag díospóireacht fud fad na cruinne pléifear an t-ábhar comhthoil gnéis sa chéad chlár den tsraith.  Déanfar scagadh ar an dóigh a láimhsíonn an córas dlí líomháintí éignithe agus mí-iompair.

Dúirt Antaine Ó Donnaile, léiritheoir na sraithe, “Táimid iontach sásta go bhfuil An Focal Scoir ar ais ar BBC NI. Tugann sé fáil don lucht féachana dul i ngleic le ceisteanna tábhachtacha reatha a bhaineann le gach duine againn, is cuma cén teanga a labhraíonn muid.”

Is léiriú teilifíse de chuid Below The Radar TV é An Focal Scoir do BBC Gaeilge, le maoiniú ó Chiste Craoltóireachta Gaeilge Scáileán Thuaisceart Éireann.

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