Lisa Mcgee

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Derry Girls: the portrait of the show’s stars, on the side of Badger’s Bar on Orchard Street, is a new focal point

Pump Street, Derry. Dominating the skyline is the 17th-century St Columb’s Cathedral; to the left are the city’s historic walls. Gleann Doherty, a tou(...)

The blackboard from the opening episode of the second series of Derry Girls. Photograph: Dylan Llewellyn via Twitter

It’s time for the Derry Girls backlash. I’m here to wonder why this overrated show is getting such coverage in (wait for it, wait for it) The Paper of(...)

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(...)

Derry Girls stars Louisa Harland (left), Jamie-Lee O’Donnell, Saoirse-Monica Jackson, Nicola Coughlan and Dylan Llewellyn. Photograph: Channel 4

One of the best things about Channel 4’s Derry Girls has been witnessing the positive if sometimes perplexed international reaction to the series once(...)

Derry Girls: Louise Harland, Nicola Coughlan, Saoirse-Monica Jackson, Dylan Llewellyn and Jamie-Lee O’Donnell

By any measure the first series of Derry Girls, the whip-smart sitcom about four girls and a transplanted English boy grappling with teenage frustrati(...)

‘Originals’ aimed at 15-34-year-olds include ‘The Doireann Project’

It’s been in the pipeline for about three years, but a new iteration of the RTÉ Player is finally here – sort of. The new RTÉ Player (beta version) is(...)

Vicky Phelan with her husband Jim, daughter  Amelia and son Darragh, after turning on the Christmas lights in Limerick on Sunday. Photograph: Sean Curtin True Media

Vicky Phelan, who highlighted the CervicalCheck scandal, has been named by the BBC as one of its 100 inspiring and influential women from around the w(...)

Lisa McGee: the Derry Girls creator takes 11th place on Radio Times’s TV 100 2018 power list

Lisa McGee, the writer and creator of Derry Girls, has been named one of the most powerful people in British television. The hit Irish comedy series,(...)

Lisa McGee: “There can’t only be male Irish writers or playwrights because women are shit at it – there’s something else at work”

Lisa McGee remembers the first time she knew stories from her homeplace could reach further afield. “I was on attachment at the National Theatre,” sh(...)

Lisa McGee, creator and writer of Channel 4 hit ‘Derry Girls’ was recognised as a rising star at a television industry dinner at the Irish embassy in London.

Irish television talent and executives attended a special industry dinner in the Irish embassy in London last night at which Derry Girls creator Lisa (...)

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