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Ireland's 30-year love affair with Home & Away: A shot of vitamin D in our poxy winter
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Ireland's 30-year love affair with Home & Away: A shot of vitamin D in our poxy winter

Jan 16th 2018, 7:00 PM 80,769 Views 28 Comments

The Australian soap has become a must-watch in many households. But what has given this Aussie rollercoaster such a warm place in Irish hearts? Emer McLysaght investigates ahead of the show’s 30th birthday tomorrow.

What to watch on TV tonight: Tuesday
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# Tv Picks

What to watch on TV tonight: Tuesday

Jul 25th 2017, 5:00 PM 4,256 Views 1 Comment

This is the telly everyone will be talking about tomorrow.

15 Coronation Street characters from the 2000s that will make you weak with nostalgia
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# Corrie

15 Coronation Street characters from the 2000s that will make you weak with nostalgia

May 16th 2017, 8:00 AM 9,942 Views 5 Comments

A golden age for the soap.

Neighbours' actress who played the infamous Mrs Mangel dies aged 92
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Neighbours' actress who played the infamous Mrs Mangel dies aged 92

Jul 29th 2016, 4:31 PM 16,032 Views 14 Comments

British-born Vivean Gray has been described as a “true soap legend”.

US bans soaps, body washes and toothpastes containing microbeads
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US bans soaps, body washes and toothpastes containing microbeads

Dec 30th 2015, 8:30 PM 36,999 Views 16 Comments

Microbeads don’t get filtered out by wastewater treatment plants. Instead, they get discharged directly into rivers, lakes, and the ocean.

Eastenders' funeral home gay sex scene gets the all clear from watchdog
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Eastenders' funeral home gay sex scene gets the all clear from watchdog

Aug 17th 2015, 4:36 PM 22,129 Views 23 Comments

Two characters were half naked in a funeral parlour.

Here's why everyone is talking about Eastenders this morning
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# Eelive

Here's why everyone is talking about Eastenders this morning

Feb 18th 2015, 10:10 AM 6,439 Views 0 Comments

One of the actors appeared to fluff his lines last night.

9 of the greatest Deirdre Barlow moments from Coronation Street
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# Deirdre Barlow

9 of the greatest Deirdre Barlow moments from Coronation Street

Jan 20th 2015, 9:28 AM 25,109 Views 7 Comments

KEN!

Here's what Twitter thought about TV3's new soap Red Rock
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# Red Rock

Here's what Twitter thought about TV3's new soap Red Rock

Jan 7th 2015, 9:38 PM 8,065 Views 5 Comments

The first episode aired tonight. But were the highly discerning Irish public impressed?

12 things we learned from the first episode of Red Rock
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# Red Rock

12 things we learned from the first episode of Red Rock

Jan 7th 2015, 9:30 PM 47,716 Views 69 Comments

TV3′s new soap debuted tonight, but was it any good?

Here's how Twitter reacted to the UTV Ireland launch last night
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# Utv Ireland

Here's how Twitter reacted to the UTV Ireland launch last night

Jan 2nd 2015, 8:23 AM 5,866 Views 1 Comment

You need a bit more than Emmerdale to enchant the Irish public. Who knew?!

Peggy Mitchell made a surprise return to Eastenders and Twitter totally lost it
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# Peggy

Peggy Mitchell made a surprise return to Eastenders and Twitter totally lost it

Sep 25th 2014, 8:25 PM 5,164 Views 6 Comments

Get outta my pub!

Here is the cast of TV3's new soap Red Rock
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# Red Rock

Here is the cast of TV3's new soap Red Rock

Aug 27th 2014, 2:44 PM 27,437 Views 21 Comments

TV3 showed off the new faces at their schedule launch this afternoon.

Mrs Doyle is going to be on Eastenders
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# Ah Go On

Mrs Doyle is going to be on Eastenders

Apr 25th 2014, 9:35 AM 2,931 Views 2 Comments

Pauline McLynn will be making her first appearance on the show in May.

Every important TV soap theme tune, ranked from worst to best
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# Closer Each Day

Every important TV soap theme tune, ranked from worst to best

Apr 19th 2014, 1:00 PM 24,488 Views 60 Comments

THAT’S WHEN GOOD NEIGHBOUUUUURS BECOME GOOOOOD FRIIIIEEEEEEENDS.

Dodgy Irish builders are causing havoc on a New Zealand soap opera
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# BEGORRAH

Dodgy Irish builders are causing havoc on a New Zealand soap opera

Mar 31st 2014, 9:37 AM 4,753 Views 1 Comment

You wouldn’t bring this pair home to your mammy.

19 signs you grew up in a Coronation Street house
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# The Street

19 signs you grew up in a Coronation Street house

Feb 9th 2014, 11:00 AM 7,109 Views 6 Comments

That theme tune meant only one thing… Dinnertime!

This is how Twitter reacted to last night's emotional Corrie
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# The Street

This is how Twitter reacted to last night's emotional Corrie

Jan 21st 2014, 10:45 AM 5,141 Views 1 Comment

Spoilers ahoy. Sad spoilers, too.

'UTV Ireland' promises serious news and current affairs output alongside diet of UK soaps
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'UTV Ireland' promises serious news and current affairs output alongside diet of UK soaps

Nov 6th 2013, 12:55 PM 11,389 Views 43 Comments

The media company has announced plans to go head to head with RTÉ and TV3 as it launches a new Dublin-based TV station.

This is the greatest Fair City review you'll ever read
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# Fair Dues

This is the greatest Fair City review you'll ever read

Oct 22nd 2013, 11:59 AM 8,090 Views 5 Comments

It’s Ireland’s ‘answer to the Wire’, apparently.

The funniest soap opera moment of all time
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# Up In Flames

The funniest soap opera moment of all time

Jul 12th 2013, 10:21 AM 1,754 Views 0 Comments

It involves a urinating doll being thrown onto a flaming barbecue.

Column: What I’ll miss most about an Irish Christmas
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Column: What I’ll miss most about an Irish Christmas

Dec 24th 2012, 1:00 PM 81 Views 18 Comments

The 12 pubs, the annual soap catch-up and the post-dinner snooze – Simon Growney will be thinking longingly of them in Thailand.

Made in Australia: Home (and Away)-grown stars who hit the big time
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# Soaps

Made in Australia: Home (and Away)-grown stars who hit the big time

Nov 7th 2012, 6:00 PM 6,647 Views 0 Comments

Plus, a tentative reason to watch Shane’s death again.