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James Maguire (Dylan Llewellyn), Michelle Mallon (Jamie-Lee O’Donnell), Erin Quinn (Saoirse Jackson), Orla McCool (Louisa Harland), Clare Devlin (NIcola Coughlan)

The first series of Derry Girls (Channel 4, Tuesday, 9.15pm), Lisa McGee’s zingy coming-of-age comedy that seemed to just about hover over the reality(...)

Writer Sonya Kelly: irony and insight. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

Furniture ★★★★ Mick Lally Theatre, Galway Sonya Kelly’s magnificently funny new play for Druid begins with an unseen minister’s encomium for classic (...)

Seána Kerslake and Nika McGuigan as Aisling and Danielle, ‘Can’t Cope Won’t Cope’ co-dependent stars.

Drama and comedy may seem like great friends, but fundamentally they want different things. A drama asks that its protagonists are put through the wr(...)

Big day: Prince Harry and  Meghan Markle on royal duties at  Westminster Abbey,  London,  on Wednesday. Photograph:  Kirsty Wigglesworth/Reuters

Invitation to a Royal Wedding Monday, TV3, 9pm It’s getting close to the big day when Harry and Meghan walk the aisle at Windsor Castle, and the count(...)

A fan points to his chest as he shouts at West Bromwich Albion’s James McClean, who is wearing a shirt without a poppy. Photograph: Reuters

Ireland international soccer player James McClean “is a national hero” because “he chooses not to wear a poppy”, the annual Service of Remembrance at (...)

Irish Guards arrive at the Tyne Cot Cemetery as part of the Centenary of Passchendaele. Photograph: Stephanie Lecocq/EPA

The dead of the Battle of Passchendaele were remembered on Monday in the place that exemplifies its horrors more than anywhere else. Tyne Cot Cemeter(...)

Julia Stiles, ‘a fascinatingly flat actor’, as Georgina Clios in Riviera

Even the extravagant playgrounds of the world’s mega rich are not so well guarded that – with enough wicked intent – someone cannot sneak in and leave(...)

Susan Ateh as Bernie with Fionnuala Flanagan as   Agnes, ‘who alters between being casually disparaging or stridently demonic’. Photograph:  Patrick Redmond/BBC

Just when you thought it was safe to get back in to Redwater (RTÉ One, Sunday, 9.30pm), the EastEnders spin-off set in an Irish seaside town, along co(...)

Shot in muted hues and pale light which make its real location, Dunmore East, look especially serene it is hard to decide whether Redwater is a silly show redeemed by its seriousness, or a serious show alleviated by its silliness

It’s an unusual place, this Redwater (RTÉ, Sunday, 9.30pm), a small Irish seaside town festering with secrets, which still comes together to celebrate(...)

The cast of Redwater, which was filmed in Wicklow, includes Fionnula Flanagan and Ian McElhinney

As we drive to the Redwater set, somewhere between Arklow and Wicklow town, there’s an eerie atmosphere. The team behind the EastEnders spin-off show (...)

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