Carolan’s debut play is admirably well-served by Decadent Theatre

***   “Nobody likes a tout hunt,” says Joe, an Armagh farmer and IRA member who suspects he has a traitor in his midst. Fearsome and h(...)

RTÉ Television managing director Glen Killane: “The only thing that’s dragged me away from RTÉ is House of Cards.” Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Tomorrow is World Television Day and the blurb for the industry initiative doesn’t hold back: The medium, as well as being “a cornerstone of democracy(...)

RTÉ’s Head of Television Drama Jane Gogan described the Netflix’s Love/Hate deal as “fantastic news for RTÉ and Octagon Films”. Photograph: RTÉ

RTÉ’s crime drama Love/Hate is to be dubbed into German and French. The creators of Love/Hate have signed a deal with European Netflix which will see (...)

The end of Nidge? Tom Vaughan Lawlor  is seeing playing the lead character in the final episode of series five.

A sixth series of Love/Hate is in development but it will not be broadcast next year, according to RTÉ Television’s Head of Drama. Jane Gogan said a s(...)

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(...)

Peter Coonan as Fran in the final episode of ‘Love/Hate’ Series 5

How long can Love/Hate go on? A sixth series of the RTÉ One drama is already in development - though not officially green-lit - but was flagged earlie(...)

Love/Hate actor Peter Coonan (centre) said he hadn’t “walked the streets” since Sunday’s show and was interested to see how the public would react.  Photograph: Patrick Redmond/RTÉ

Love/Hate actor Peter Coonan has said filming the sexual assault of his character Fran for Sunday’s season five finale was a very tough experience. Sp(...)

Tom Vaughan Lawlor, who plays Nidge in Love/Hate

The timing involved in the Luxleaks/ Jean-Claude Juncker/G20 meeting in Australia makes the Love/Hate plots look somewhat pedestrian. Consider how the(...)

Those with long enough television memories will recall the saga of “who shot J.R?” which seemed to preoccupy the whole world in the summer of 1980. Da(...)

Dance, laugh, love/hate

For a night of music, laughs and – if you think you’re tough enough – a look inside the mind of Love/Hate hard men, head along to the Odessa Club i(...)