Ben Forster (right) and Aoibhinn McGinnity (top) with cast members of Elf at the Bord Gais Energy Theatre, Dublin. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire
Review: Elf

Elf the MusicalBord Gáis Energy Theatre, Dublin **It’s always something of a worry when Christmas stories feature cynical adults who don’t believe in (...)

Aoibhinn McGinnity and Ben Forster at the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre. Photograph: Brian McEvoy

A journey of elf discovery may seem unlikely for the first lady of the Irish criminal underworld, but when Love/Hate’s Aoibhinn McGinnity swaps Dub(...)

Behind bars: Brendan Coyle and Joanne Froggatt as Bates  and Anna in Downton Abbey

It has been recommissioned for a sixth series – and why wouldn’t it when the viewing figures are so huge? It’s as much a cultural phenomenon as a t(...)

We’re all (well, nearly a million of us) familiar with their characters – Gavin, Trish and Kellie – from the RTÉ series Love/Hate, but for this Christ(...)

Boxed in: Tom Vaughan-Lawlor as Nidge in last weekend’s Love/Hate finale

Such was the hype ahead of the finale of Love/Hate (RTÉ One, Sunday) that Stuart Carolan, its writer, and David Caffrey, its director, could have deli(...)

Love/Hate Series 4 Episode 6 - Fran (Peter Coonan) attacks Andrew (Peter O’ Meara). Image via RTÉ.

The first episode of this fourth series of Love/Hate was so promising. Gang boss Nidge (Tom Vaughan-Lawlor) was paranoid and with reason; there was co(...)

Nidge, played by  Tom Vaughan Lawlor

Love/Hate is back on our screens this Sunday, and Aoibhinn McGinnity who plays Trish, and Laurence Kinlan, who plays Elmo, give us their take on Seaso(...)