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# Soap

All time
# scrubba dub
Here's why everyone's switching to bars of soap instead of shower gel all of a sudden
Barred soap is coming back into fashion.
# parents
Doctors warn parents after boy burned due to spark from aerosol soap can
The doctors said that face paint the boy was wearing might have been oil-based, which would have reacted with the spark.
# Ros na Run
"We covered the affairs, the lies, the secrets": After 21 years, this Irish soap is still going strong
We speak to some of the people who work on the show about what contributes to its success.
# squeaky clean
This smartphone's big selling point is you can clean it with soap
The Japanese firm say it’s the first phone that can withstand a soapy bath.
# Australia
Man (91) charged with smuggling cocaine disguised as soap
He alleges he was taken advantage of.
# Ah here
Eastenders featured two characters having sex next to a dead body, and viewers aren't happy
No, really.
Everyone's talking about THAT final scene on tonight's Red Rock
Adrijan, our love :(
# Clean the World
Ever thought about what happens to your used hotel soap?
A question you probably never wanted an answer to…
# bumped
RTÉ has delayed the Taoiseach's interview... because of EastEnders
# guards gone wild
So, how many people watched Red Rock last night?
Quite a few, actually.
# red rock
Here's what Twitter thought about TV3's new soap Red Rock
The first episode aired tonight. But were the highly discerning Irish public impressed?
# Drama
Can Red Rock become a staple in Irish households?
We look into what makes a soap worth watching.
# red rock
9 things we learned behind the scenes of TV3's new soap Red Rock
The first new Irish-produced soap in years begins in January.
# fair sh*tty
An ode to Fair City, Ireland's longest-running (and most reviled) soap
The soap turns 25 this week. Let’s give it a break, for once.
EastEnders actor John Bardon dies aged 75
The actor played Jim Branning in the soap from 1996 to May 2011.
# dedicated
People have been camping out to audition for TV3's new soap
They REALLY want a role.
# telly
TV3's first ever Irish soap is called Red Rock and set on the Dublin coast*
*That’s the working title, anyway. The series will begin in January next year.
# glenroe reloaded
TV3 are looking for their first Irish soap opera
You might have to wait a while for it though.
# Summer Bay
You know you've been watching Home and Away too long when...
Are you a die-hard Aussie soap fan? Do you need to step away from Summer Bay? This will help you find out…
Column: EastEnders plot has no bearing on Children’s Referendum
The dramatic storyline has not gone unnoticed but it should not permeate people’s opinions, writes Tanya Ward.
# Hollyoaks
Hollyoaks brings gay storyline to Dublin this week
The Channel 4 soap’s Irish character Brendan is back on home soil.
# Work Can Wait
The burning question*: liquid handwash or bar of soap?
This and very Monday, let distract you from the ‘serious’ news with one of life’s REAL dilemmas. (*not really)
# As Gaeilge
Mean Girls meets Hollyoaks... in Spiddal: TG4's new online teen drama
In an effort to make the Irish language more appealing to young people, this new online-only soap promises edgy and gritty storylines…