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(...)

Flint-hard: Claire Danes in Homeland

Few jobs are so interesting that a camera crew can knock two hours of relatively consecutive, engaging television out of them. Even actors describe(...)

“Everything is ridiculous in McNultygate,” actor Brían F O’Byrne said  in an email to The Irish Times. “I find the whole affair depressing and enraging.”

The actor who plays Nidge’s nemesis in the RTÉ crime series Love/Hate has said John McNulty’s appointment to a State board shortly before his nominati(...)

Tom Vaughan Lawlor who plays Nidge in Love/Hate is seen in the first episode of the fifth series of which was broadcast tonight.

So just to recap on where the last series of RTÉ’s flagship TV drama, Love/Hate, left off: we saw gang boss Nidge (Tom Vaughan-Lawlor) going mental in(...)

Tom Vaughan-Lawlor as Nidge in a scene from series 4 of  Love/Hate.

Love/Hate fans’ wait is almost over as season five of the award-winning television series kicks off this Sunday night on RTÉ One at 9.30pm.RTÉ have al(...)

Eight years after winning the Palme d’Or at Cannes with The Wind That Shakes the Barley, Ken Loach, unstoppable director, and Paul Laverty, his regula(...)

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(...)

John Patrick Shanley accepting his Eugene O’Neill Lifetime Achievement Award

‘Speaking straight up, I’ve avoided writing as an Irish man most of my life,” John Patrick Shanley tells the Irish American Writers & Artists Asso(...)

Monstrous: Peter Coonan as Fran in the opening episode of the new series of ‘Love/Hate’

The opening scene of the new series of Love/Hate (RTÉ One, Sunday) was one of the best in a strong episode: it succinctly showed the strengths of the (...)

They’re back: Killian Scott as Tommy, Tom Vaughan-Lawlor as Nidge, Peter Coonan as Fran and Brían F. O’Byrne as Detective Inspector Mick Moynihan

So it’s business as usual for Nidge (Tom Vaughan-Lawlor) in Love/Hate, RTÉ’s gangland drama that returned for a fourth series last night with a tense,(...)