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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 (IFTN.ie)

Portrait by John Kelly, currently hanging in Leinster House.

Just some blue whales and Charles Haughey’s old yacht.

From The Irish Air Corps.:

The Irish Air Corps spotted some rarely seen Blue and Fin Whales approximately 80 – 100nm SW off Mizen Head. The CASA fixed wing aircraft was on a standard Maritime Patrol at the time. It is reported that there were several whales in the area. The Irish Whale and Dolphin Group were close by in their vessel the ‘Celtic Mist’.


Thanks Neil Dorgan