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On First Dates Ireland…

Gareth Naughton, of RTE, writes:

Tonight on RTÉ2 First Dates Ireland welcomes a well-known dater as former Head 2 Toe presenter Pat O’Mahony enters the restaurant in search of love.

Pat is matched with Gemma, who will be familiar to First Dates Ireland fans from series one when she came to the restaurant only to find she had been matched with a man she had already been on a date with….

First Dates Ireland on RTE Two at 9.30pm.

Tonight.

On RTE Two’s First Dates Ireland…

Gareth Naughton, of RTE, writes:

Dun Laoghaire woman Angie (68) dates retired trucker Denis (75) from Drimnagh and shares her life-story of growing up in an industrial school while her mother was in the Magdalene Laundries.

First Dates Ireland is on RTE Two at 9.30pm

Tonight.

On RTE Two at 9.30pm.

Don’t Tell The Bride.

Via RTE:

Harry Potter fan Brendán goes the full Hogwarts for his wedding but when husband-to-be, and super stylish, Victor sees what he’s going to be wearing, there may be no wedding at all.

Yikes.

Tonight.

RTE Two at 9.30pm.

First Dates Ireland returns for a third series.

In the opening episode, Samuel reveals his celebrity crush – An Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar.

Yikes.

Thanks Gareth

Kathryn Thomas

On the Late Late Show…

Gareth Naughton writes

Operation Transformation host Kathryn Thomas joins Ryan Tubridy to talk about her big plans for 2018…The Carlow native will chat about preparing for a new arrival with fiancé Padraig and planning their wedding…

Ryan will be meeting some of the daters hoping to find love on the brand new series of First Dates Ireland

The Late Late will also be hosting a discussion on body positivity featuring a panel of women who have experienced intolerance and abuse because of their size but who are fighting back…

Broadcaster Valerie Cox will join Ryan to talk about the frightening experience of her husband’s recent health scare after he lapsed into a coma when he was struck down with herpes viral encephalitis…

Celebrity hairstylist Trudy Hayes was riding high until the recession struck just as her kidneys started failing her… but her time in hospital also inspired her new business – Raven, a beauty app that brings the salon to you, even if you are in hospital.

Viewers will meet Ailbhe and Izzy Keane who are transforming the country’s wheelchairs from medical devices into fashion statements with their innovative product ‘Izzy Wheels’.

Plus music from Patrick Feeney; and Hermitage Green.

*throws telly out with Christmas tree*

The Late Late Show, RTÉ One, at 9.35pm 

GAA Nua.

Because there isn’t GAA on the telly already.

RTÉ writes:

A new documentary series on RTÉ One gives an unprecedented insight into the way science, technology and data are changing Gaelic Games.

The four-part Irish language series GAA Nua, presented by All-Ireland winning Kerry footballer Dara Ó Cinnéide (top), will reveal the lengths that GAA teams across the country are going to in their quest for victory.

Over four half-hours, starting tonight at 7.30pm on RTÉ One, Ó Cinnéide travels throughout Ireland meeting the managers, coaches, players, scientists, statisticians and medics using science and technology to revolutionise the way Gaelic Games are played.

He asks if there is an advantage to the technology and expertise being used by teams across the country and whether the sport is better off without it. Does technology help or hinder as players put in blood, sweat and tears as they strive for success?

Illuminati, dude.

GAA Nua on RTÉ One at 7.30pm.

Thanks Gareth

Tonight.

At 8.30pm.

On RTÉ One.

The latest episode of Skype-based series Missing You

Via RTÉ:

On tonight’s episode of Missing You, siblings Romy and Cole Delaney open up about the untimely death of their younger brother Fionn.

Romy (27) and Cole (26) come from a large family in Laois. Their younger brother Fionn died suddenly in October 2015, from a brain haemorrhage. He was just about to turn 19.

Romy, who lives in London, was heavily pregnant with her first child, and wasn’t able to make it home in time before Fionn passed away.

Filming for Missing You in their first year of grief, and in Baby Arlo’s first year, Romy and Cole talk about Fionn, the night he passed, and the call Romy received to tell her the news. In their grief they try hard to focus on the new life in front of them.

Thanks Gareth

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RTE writes:

On tonight’s episode of What Are You Eating? on RTÉ One at 8.30pm, chef Hilary O’Hagan-Brennan reveals the uncomfortable truth about the meat in many ready meals.

Many people turn to a ready meal for something quick and convenient to eat after a busy day at work – on average twice a week – and the roast dinner is a favourite. But there is a process – not listed on the ingredients – that goes into creating that roast dinner that may surprise you.

Transglutaminase is an enzyme used in food manufacturing to bond – essentially glue – pieces of meat together to create a more valuable “joint” of meat.

EwwwNOMNOMNONOM…

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The bride literally can’t drive.

Sarah Neville writes:

On tonight’s Don’t Tell The Bride, Dublin bride Tracey must face her biggest fear on the way to her wedding ceremony… driving a car! Dressed in her white gown and veil, Bride Tracey is surprised when a driving instructor arrives on her doorstep and she finds out she’ll be driving herself to the ceremony. There’s only one problem – she ‘literally’ can’t drive!

*swerve*

Don’t Tell The Bride at  9.35pm on RTÉ2.

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Tonight.

At 7pm on RTÉ One.

The Local Eye – which goes behind the scenes at three new newspapers – The Northside People, The Nenagh Guardian and The Donegal Post.

Gareth Naughton writes:

It’s the battle of the hacks on The Local Eye tonight as Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall visit Donegal.

Donegal Post editor Michael McHugh has an official pass but finds that this does not necessarily translate into access to the Royals. Will Donegal Post social diarist Gabrielle McMonagle be more successful with her guerrilla tactics?

Elsewhere on tonight’s episode: Doubting Thomas, Peter Gleeson investigates the healing powers of a holy well for the Nenagh Guardian while in Dublin Northside People reporter Neil Fetherstonhaugh visits pensioner pool champs banned from their own pool room!