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Can't Cope, Won't CopeCan't Cope, Won't Cope
RTE 2, 2016 Cancelled/Ended | Comedy, Drama
Rating: 1/5

Can't Cope, Won't Cope is a darkly comic drama about two young women, as one of them starts to spiral out of control. Aisling (Seána Kerslake) used to getting her own way and Danielle (Nika McGuigan), never one to hog the spotlight, is only too happy to go along with it. But things are changing. Reality is about to hit them, and hit them hard.


Glow Up IrelandGlow Up Ireland
RTE 2, 2021 On Hiatus | Reality

Glow Up Ireland is a competitive factual entertainment series where ten of Ireland's best amateur make-up artists (MUAs) are challenged in a range of assignments where they will show off their technical know-how, skill, artistry and imagination. They will be tasked with creating amazing make-up transformations - all taking place in a dedicated studio space - Glow Up HQ. One of the ten will be crowned Ireland's Next Make-Up Star and will win a fantastic opportunity to further their professional career.


First Dates IrelandFirst Dates Ireland
RTE 2, 2016 Running | Reality
Rating: 3/5

Cupid's arrow hits Irish shores this month when the brand new series of First Dates Ireland airs on RTÉ2. The restaurant doors will swing open bringing singletons from all over the country together in the hope of finding love.


Hardy BucksHardy Bucks
RTE 2, 2010 Cancelled/Ended | Comedy

Hardy Bucks is an Irish mockumentary TV show written by Chris Tordoff, Martin Maloney and Mike Cockayne. The Hardy Bucks started out with a series of largely improvised online webisodes directed and edited by Tordoff who had studied Media Production. A six-part webisode series went on to win the 2009 Storyland competition held by Irish national broadcaster RT?. Hardy Bucks is set in a small town in West Ireland, following the mis-adventures of five hapless men down on their luck, trying to leave their backwards rural hometown and attempt to reach Galway and sample modern civilization.


Bridget and EamonBridget and Eamon
RTE 2, 2016 Cancelled/Ended | Comedy
Rating: 5/5

Bridget & Eamon are the typical unhappily married 80s Irish couple. They live somewhere in the Midlands with their indeterminate number of children. Chain-smoking Bridget has notions. She wants the lifestyle from the pages of Woman's Way but wouldn't want to think about how much it would cost to heat South Fork.


Special Forces - Ultimate Hell Week (Ireland)Special Forces - Ultimate Hell Week (Ireland)
RTE 2, 2019 On Hiatus | Sports, Reality

24 civilian recruits take part in a gruelling Special Forces selection course designed by former members of Ireland's elite Special Forces unit, the Army Ranger Wing (ARW). Welcome to Hell.


Fantasy IrelandFantasy Ireland
RTE 2, 2020 On Hiatus | Comedy, Fantasy, Animation

Fantasy Ireland is an outrageous post-watershed animated comedy series set in a fantastical version of contemporary Ireland (mixed with a dollop of Irish mythology). We follow three flatmates living in Rathmines who are flung together to form The Shamz - the new unwitting saviors of Ireland sent to save us from ourselves and more importantly a greedy priest hell-bent on setting us back fifty years!


Donal's Road TripDonal's Road Trip
RTE 2, 2022 On Hiatus | Travel, Cooking/Food

Donal Skehan sets off on a food-filled road trip around Ireland, ticking off some culinary hotspots on his foodie bucket list.


Clear History (2021)Clear History (2021)
RTE 2, 2021 On Hiatus | Comedy

Clear History is a new comedy panel show fronted by Kevin McGahern, with team captains Joanne McNally and Colin Murphy, which will rewrite the past in the name of comedy. Weekly guests will be asked to put comically cringey moments from their personal histories on public display. Opposing teams will re-live iconic moments from the nation's history as well as their own personal embarrassments, hoping to make them much funnier the second time around. The teams will also take a hilarious dive into Ireland's colourful past, selecting unforgettable and regrettable moments that could do with being cleared from history. In addition, the series will give members of the public an opportunity to have their own mortifying moments 'cleared from history' as they share hilarious tales with the teams by video.


Paul Flynn's Food Truck FavouritesPaul Flynn's Food Truck Favourites
RTE 2, 2022 On Hiatus | Cooking/Food, Reality

Chef Paul Flynn explores Ireland's thriving street food scene and creates his own food truck favourites. Across Ireland a street food revolution has taken place. While the hospitality trade faced pandemic lockdowns, one area of the industry enjoyed a boom, as the nation turned to a growing band of food trucks.


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