Dramatic scenes in tonight's Fair City episode as Phelans are taken hostage
Tonight's Fair City episode will see plenty of drama when Phelan's shop is robbed and Farrah is threatened with a syringe.
Desperate Pat Neary decides to rob the shop and takes Farrah, Renee, Hughie, Ciarán and Ellie hostage.
Actress Caroline Harvey, who plays Farrah, said the robbery is another episode in what has been an annus horribilis for the character.
"Her marriage ended with Max, her stepsister Heather almost tore the family apart, leaving Farrah to help raise her daughter. Just when things seem to be going back to normal, she is dealt a huge blow," she said.
But she said: "Farrah is a tough cookie - she's had to be - but will this be the straw that breaks the camel's back?"
"I'm really looking forward to seeing the reaction from viewers. I hope they enjoy watching it as much as we enjoyed filming it."