The RTÉ drama stars Aidan Gillen as Charlie Haughey. He is one of a number of present or former members of the ‘Love/Hate’ cast in the drama. 2:11

RTÉ has unveiled details of its three-part drama about the former Taoiseach Charles Haughey which will be broadcast in the New Year. Charlie fe(...)

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(...)

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(...)

Abbey Theatre: recorded a profit this year after cutting production costs. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

The Abbey Theatre last year swung back into profit after cutting costs by €2 million, new figures show. The theatre recorded a profit last year of €71(...)

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(...)

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(...)

Our Few and Evil Days: “You listen to the painstaking dialogue, though, like a surveillance team hoping to catch someone in confession”

Our Few and Evil Days Abbey Theatre, Dublin ****It isn’t remarkable that Mark O’Rowe, a master of sensational monologues, should return to dialogue fo(...)

Photograph: Eric Luke

It is curtain call at the end of the first preview of Mark O’Rowe’s emotionally bruising new play, Our Few and Evil Days, at the Abbey Theatre in Dubl(...)

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(...)