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Universal pictures 1970's-1990

In Ireland, RTÉ displays a banner in the top right-hand corner (previously on the left-hand corner) of the screen during the opening screen of a program. The banner will display one of the five different ratings, from –

  • GA (General Audience/Lucht Féachana Ginearálta): Suitable for all audiences 4 and under.
  • Ch (Children/Páistí): Suitable for children aged 5 to 10. May contain comedic violence, or action fantasy violence.
  • YA (Young Adult/Ógra): Suitable for adolescent audiences. May contain issues that would appeal to or are of a major concern for teenagers. These are usually meant for ages 10 to 13.
  • PS (Parental Supervision/Treoir Tuismitheora): Suitable for more mature audiences. Stronger than the YA rating in terms of content (adult themes, moderate violence, the occasional instance of coarse language, and scenes that may be too frightening or disturbing for younger viewers are allowed). These are usually meant for ages 14 to 17.
  • MA (Mature Audience Only/Lucht Féachana Lánfhásta Amháin): The highest content rating on Irish TV. Strong violence, strong sexual situations, heavy profane language, and strong thematic elements are allowed and only for ages 18 and up.

These content ratings only apply to the RTÉ channels (RTÉ One, RTÉ Two). Other television channels will make an announcement about whether or not a show's content is appropriate for family viewing. It is unknown what ratings they use.

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