“Many of the texts and films on the NCCA prescribed list for the English curriculum in secondary schools here contain explicit, graphic sexual content including sex between older adults and minors, bestiality and violence including torture,” said Mr O’Dea.
Contacted over the weekend, Mr O’Dea said he had asked the question as a result of being approached by a number of his constituents who were concerned about material on the English curriculum for State exams.
The TD admitted he had not studied the issue “in great detail” but was reassured that such material was contained in the texts.
"I mean, I haven't read them myself, but I know this stuff in there!"
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