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Ciarán Hinds’s Eamon Cunningham agrees to one final showdown

This review contains spoilers. Where does homage end and shameless imitation begin? That is the question that pops up, like a severed horse head in (...)

Aiden Gillen as Frank Kinsella

It’s all over bar the shooting. After seven occasionally thrilling, sometimes plodding weeks, Kin season one is about to come to its conclusion. But w(...)

We are introduced to Michael and Jimmy’s father Bren (Francis Magee) in prison

Given RTÉ’s uneven track record in scripted drama, it was entirely possible that Kin (RTÉ One, 9.30pm) would be an expensive calamity. Yet to date it (...)

Amanda: Doesn’t want more blood on the family’s hands

As it eases into its final stretch, Kin (RTÉ One, Sunday, 9.30pm) is getting its crazy on. Episode six of eight concludes with Dublin cocaine godfathe(...)

Adam Driver as Jacques LeGris and Matt Damon as Jean de Carrouges in  The Last Duel. Photograph: Patrick Redmond for 20th Century Studios

It would be a shame if Ridley Scott’s latest epic gained distinction solely for its role in drawing Matt Damon to the corner shops of south Co Dublin.(...)

Charlie Cox and Ciarán Hinds

A supremely menacing Ciarán Hinds has been by far the best reason to watch Kin (RTÉ One, 9.30pm). The return in episode five of his thuggish godfather(...)

On the set of drama series Holding: Screen Ireland chief executive Désirée Finnegan (left), actor Conleth Hill in character as Sergeant PJ Collins, series co-writer Karen Cogan and Screen Ireland chair Susan Bergin. Photograph: Screen Ireland

Screen Ireland will create regional crew hubs in Limerick, Galway and Wicklow and invest €3 million in developing skills in film, television and anima(...)


Kin is RTÉ’s best new drama in years though perhaps that isn’t saying a great deal when you consider the competition included howlers such as the Sout(...)

Charlie Cox and Ciarán Hinds

Kin (RTÉ One, 9.30pm) is finally starting to catch fire. The first two episodes of Montrose’s high-profile new crime drama spent so long setting the t(...)

Charlie Cox and Ciarán Hinds

Two episodes in, it’s increasingly clear what sort of series Kin (RTÉ One, 9.30pm) is and what sort it isn’t. RTÉ’s new crime show is a cagey mood-pie(...)

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