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As RTÉ deals with the controversy among it's cost-cuts, Republic of Telly looks to be the next show to face getting cancelled.

A spokesperson previously revealed that the station will be outsourcing all of its children's programmes, but now insiders are insisting that that last episode of ROT, which aired this week, could indeed be its last.

The source told the Irish Sun: “It’s easier to axe a show like Republic of Telly because many of the people working on it are freelance writers and actors.

“Shows made largely by freelancers are much easier to cut than those made by staff. Freelancers don’t need to be paid redundancy either."

This comes after rumours were cleared that Fair City would be axed, so we'll have to wait to see what happens with this one.


Expect to see every second baby dressed up as a mini Bridget or Eamon this Halloween, all thanks to Jennifer Maguire's genius idea.

The new mum was clearly having some fun with her Republic of Telly wardrobe this afternoon, and shared the world's sweetest photo of her daughter Florence all gussied up as an Irish Mammy.

"Lots of excitement in my house for #bridgetandeamon Monday night 1st Feb on @RTE2 #choppychangey" she wrote alongside a snap of Florence rocking Bridget's signature brown wig and clear plastic glasses.

Jennifer and her husband Lau Zamparelli welcomed their first daughter back in March, eight months after their country wedding at Castle Leslie in Co. Monaghan.

The RTÉ star, whose Republic of Telly skits as Irish mammy Bridget led to a spin-off show which kicks off next week, admitted recently that she struggled during the early stages of motherhood.

"You’re running on empty. You’re so busy with a newborn. Nobody tells you to look after yourself,” she told the Irish Examiner, adding that she had "put too much pressure on herself."

Well, it looks like year two of being a mum is definitely agreeing with Jennifer – we're hoping this isn't the last of the mini-me fancy dress sessions.

Catch Bridget & Eamon next Monday Feb 1 at 10pm on RTÉ2.



It's only been a month since Geordie Shore's Charlotte Crosby visited Dublin to do some filming with the Republic of Telly gang, and now she's back in the Irish capital again.

The Newcastle lass will be in Dublin tonight to appear on the Late Late Show couch with Ryan Tubridy, and you can check her out from 9.35pm. 

RTÉ revealed the news today via Twitter:

Charlotte has kept quiet about her Dublin trip on social media, tweeting earlier today to tell fans she had a morning full of meetings, so it's likely she won't be flying into Dublin Airport until the afternoon.

After the huge success of her fitness DVD, 3 Minute Belly Blitz, Charlotte's autobiography will be published this July, so it's likely she'll be promoting that this evening. ME ME ME is "full of drawings, doodles, and Charlotte's personal photos" according to the official blurb.

The 24-year-old's Republic of Telly appearance aired on Monday, and the sketch saw her giving some essential selfie advice to presenters Kevin McGahern and Brendan O'Shea:

Maybe she can teach Ryan a thing or two as well?



Alf Stewart visited Ireland last week, and when he wasn't teaching bar staff the "best" approach to customer service, he was schooling us all on how to act like a full-blown Aussie.

Actor Ray Meagher headed to RTÉ to teach the Republic of Telly crew a thing or two about acting – and stealing the scene with a few Alf-approved quotes.

Worth it just to see Bernard and Kevin in those stylish Summer Bay High dresses… but where were the oversized schoolbags, lads?



Republic of Telly presenter Jennifer Maguire is currently several days overdue with her first child – and today could be the big day.

However she revealed on social media this morning that she's hoping her new arrival will wait until tomorrow, to avoid having to burden her child with a Paddy's Day-appropriate name.

The star, who married her long-term partner Lau Zamparelli last summer, took to Twitter to beg the little one to "stay up there" for another 24 hours:

Paddy Zamparelli – kind of has a ring to it!

Even if her little one does decide to make his or her entrance today, we're sure Jennifer will be thrilled, as she admitted she's tired of waiting. "I want to have it as soon as possible. Please, because I'm tired of telling everyone, 'nope, not yet'", she told the Irish Independent earlier this week.

Jennifer also revealed that she's keen to get back to work as soon as she feels up to it after the birth. "I suppose I worked right up to my due date because I felt great… And, let's be honest, sitting on my arse doing a radio show is hardly work," she said. 

"I'm not picking stones or on my feet for hours. I'll be off for around ten to twelve weeks depending."

We'll be waiting with bated breath for the big news today (or tomorrow, if Jennifer gets her way)!



Irish TV presenter Jennifer Maguire's due date is drawing near, so we can imagine the last thing she wants to hear is a snarky comment about her weight.

But the Republic of Telly star showed she can give as good as she gets when she shared a particularly sassy response on Twitter today.

Jennifer, who is expecting her first child with new husband Lau Zamparelli, was out shopping when a stranger commented on the size of her bump.

"To the girl in the phone shop who said to me 'you are huge..Is there 2 in there?' I saw this and thought of you," wrote Jennifer on her Twitter account, posting this message:

Yup, we've definitely met a few of those before!


Republic of Telly have done it again, lads.

The new series returns on Monday March 16th and we've already been treated to a sneak peek of what we can expect: skintight nude suits, some seriously weird dancing, and a hilarious spoof of Sia's Chandelier.

Words won't do this justice – just approach with caution!


Your Snapshot Catch-Up show is here!

This week on Wired Niamh Geaney was joined in studio by TV Fanatics Conor Behan and Ciara O’Doherty to talk X Factor goss and how it really was ok that Cheryl mimed her whole bloody song. We also looked at what shows are making it back onto our screens that you should look out for. We’ve got your cosy night-in’s sorted!

Your weekly event guide The Line-Up looked at everything from Burlesque and circus acts to economics, comedy and pageants!

Rounding up the cinema hits and misses on Pic ’n’ Mix we’ve rooted out the best movies out on screens now.

On this week’s Spotlight we caught up with Baz Ashmawy at the Eaties. TV show, 50 Ways to Kill Your Mammy was a roaring success here and abroad so Niamh Geaney quizzed the ‘good' son on their antics. 



Jennifer Maguire married her partner Zau Zamparelli yesterday afternoon in Castle Leslie, and it’s fair to say that the whole ceremony looked absolutely gorgeous. Her dress, in particular, was a sight to behold.

Check out the official photos below – it all looks so romantic!







Republic of Telly presenter, Jennifer Maguire, has married her long-term partner Zau Zamparelli at an intimate ceremony at Castle Leslie this afternoon.

The ceremony had a total of 70 guests, which included her brothers and sisters who flew home from America and Dubai for the special day.

The 2fm presenter wore a Kathy De Stafford wedding dress and Jimmy Choo sandals.

Jennifer also made sure that she had the perfect weather for her big day – by leaving the Child of Prague outside the night before her nuptials.

Jennifer is set to head soon to the Seychelles with Lau for their honeymoon.

Congratulations to the happy couple!




Rumours have been circulating that Dublin model and actress, Nadia Forde will be appearing on this year’s I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here.

Nadia has already been featured on numerous programmes here in Ireland from the Republic of Telly to her own show;  Nadia Goes to Hollywood.

But sources close to the model’s management team have revealed say they are in “advanced talks” with TV bosses.

When Nadia was quizzed on the possible appearance she didn’t reveal much about the show.

“I’ve had loads of conversations about TV stuff. I’m not saying anymore.”

We’ll just have to wait and see then.




Ah, the Irish road trip.

Republic of Telly’s Bridget and Eamon outdo themselves once again with this hilarious rendition of parents on a road trip.

Simply amazing!