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(...)

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(...)

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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(...)

Eoin McManus from Ballyshannon with the first salmon of 2014, caught on the River Drowes in Co Leitrim, last Tuesday. The fish weighed 3.6kg (8lb) and fell to a size-7 brown Rapala lure

The first salmon of 2014 was caught on Tuesday January 7th at 2.30pm on the River Drowes by Ballyshannon angler Eoin McManus while fishing the pool be(...)