The Radharc team was the first independent production unit making television documentaries for broadcast on RTÉ and made over 400 documentaries in 75 different countries on social and religious issues between 1961 and 1996.

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Radharc films won numerous national and international awards. They became ‘part of the fabric of Irish television broadcasting’ and were popular with audiences and critics alike. Radharc ceased production in 1996. The Radharc film awards are presented to the producers of documentaries of outstanding quality, which address national or international topics of social justice, morality or faith. Wendy Grace spoke to one of this year’s organisers of the awards Father Dermot Mc Carthy and to one of this year’s winners.