4 x 40' - BBC ONE NI / TG4 (2009)
An Teorainn’, a new four-part Irish Language documentary series, explores the 90 year history of the Northern Ireland border and story examines the implementation of Article 12 of the Anglo-Irish treaty, what is more commonly known as the ‘Boundary Clause’.
This first episode of the series explores the events that led to the initiation of the border in 1920 and the little known story of the establishment of the controversial three-man Boundary Commission. In the following episodes audiences will be made privy to the risky early deliberations of the three-man Boundary Commission, appointed to redraw the highly contentious border in 1924, a re-examination of the controversial decisions of the Boundary Commission in 1925 and the enduring tensions that exist even today as a result of this decision. The series will also investigate the collapse of the Boundary Commission.
Contributors to the programme include Gaelic games analyst for BBC and TG4, Éamon Ó Cuív; journalists Eamon Mallie and Eoghan Harris; senator and journalist Joe Kernan; GAA football manager and newspaper columnist, Joe Kernan; journalist, Nell McCafferty; the Minister for Community, Éamon Ó Cuív Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs, Former President of the GAA, Peter Quinn.