New family moves in to Carrigstown
THE first new family in an RTE soap in a decade is due to make its appearance on 'Fair City' in the coming days.
The Dillons will make their debut in Carrigstown on September 7, although regular viewers will already be familiar with mum Judith and her daughter Neasa.
The dad, Tommy (Geoff Minogue), joins his doctor wife Judith (Catherine Byrne) and their three daughters Neasa (Aoibhin Garrihy), Caoimhe (Aoibheann McCaul) and Dearbhla (Kerrie O'Sullivan) and son Zak (Kevin Joyce).
A spokesperson for RTE promised that the new family would mean a few surprises and shenanigans for Carrigstown's residents.
Neasa's past comes back to haunt her, Caoimhe's life takes an unexpected turn, Dearbhla is curiously drawn to her new neighbours and Zak grapples with making friends.
Actress Catherine Byrne said it was good to be joined by her 'family' on set: "Everyone's been here for years and you're the outsider, but now we're a gang to be reckoned with."
Actor Geoff Minogue agreed: "We have the advantage of coming in as a gang from day one."
To prepare for their arrival at Number 48, which will be their new home, a team of builders reconstructed the house to ensure there was enough room for the large family. A games-room extension was added to the Molloys' old home and the house is slightly more upmarket than the other homes, with stylish and modern decor.