Charles Haughey: The Mini-Series


Element Pictures has been offered €1m from the BAI Sound and Vision Scheme to make a three-part RTÉ drama about former Taoiseach Charles J Haughey
‘Citizen Charlie’, a 3 x 90-minute historical drama has been offered 27 per cent of its €3.7m budget with the offer of €1m constituting the largest made in this round of funding.
‘Citizen Charlie’ is described as “a trilogy of 90-minute dramas charting the emergence of modern Ireland through the mesmeric figure of Charles J Haughey and his pursuit of power, wealth and glamour.”


But who should play him?

Charlie Haughey TV Drama Offered €1m in BAI Funding (

Portrait by John Kelly, currently hanging in Leinster House.