Is Fair City facing the axe? RTÉ cost-cuts have soap fans in fear


Fair City is like Marmite to the Irish public – there's a good divide of love and dislike for the soap, but now it looks like it could be totally axed.

As RTÉ contend with cost-cuts throughout the entire company, the future for the show that first aired in 1989 looks grim.

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The station announced recently that it will outsource all of it's shows for children, and an insider told the Independent that now more shows are in jeopardy.

“There was a rumour about the young people’s department in recent months which has now come true. So people are concerned about what will happen next," the source said.

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Fair City favourite Jim Bartley, who plays Bela Doyle on the Dublin-based soap said: “Whatever they intend to do I have no information on, but if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.

“I think the way it is produced and directed, RTÉ have done a great job.”

Ah, we hope it's not going anywhere anytime soon.