Fair City is set to welcome its first transgender character as RTE reveals autumn schedule
Fair City is to introduce its first transgender character to Carrigstown.
Actor Jack Murphy will take on the role of Ryan Donnelly and will app-ear on the small screen towards the end of September.
The move comes nearly two decades after Coronation Street introduced its first transgender character, Hayley Cropper.
Yesterday, RTE launched its autumn schedule with new shows from Vogue Williams and Baz Ashmawy.
The Irish version of Say Yes To The Dress will also air on RTE 2 with wedding planner Peter Kelly, aka Franc, as the host.
The show is known for featuring forthright mothers of the bride, but Franc said he's used to dealing with demanding customers.
"When it comes to the dress, everyone has an opinion, but I will listen to the bride," he said.
Vogue, who is dating Made In Chelsea star Spencer Matthews, fronts a three-part documentary exploring sperm donation, sugar daddies and anxiety.
As part of the show, Vogue has signed up to a sugar babies website.
"The feminist in me wanted to cry when filming the documentary on sugar daddies," she said.
"It's something I could never do."
Baz Ashmaway makes a welcome return to RTE TV to front a series of documentaries, kicking-off with an exploration of gambling addiction in Ireland.
"Everyone in Ireland loves a flutter, but it can become a real problem, so I wanted to explore that in this show," he said.
The presenter will also provide the voiceover on It's A Park Life about Phoenix Park, the biggest such space in Europe.
Dermot Bannon will be teaming up with singer Daniel O'Donnell for a Room To Improve special.
Bannon is revamping Daniel and Majella's home with a budget of €200,000.
Amy Huberman will reprise her role as Tara in Striking Out, which also stars Neil Morrissey.
"Tara's got a great sense of character; she's got a great sense of what's right and what's wrong and she's formidable," Amy said of her character.
Actor Moe Dunford will also star in the series as the brother of Tara's cheating ex-fiance.
In more drama, Elaine Cassidy will star in a new six-part thriller series, Acceptable Risk. She plays a woman who discovers all is not as it seems when her husband is murdered. The series also stars Angeline Ball and was filmed in Ireland and Vancouver.
Stefanie Preissner's Can't Cope Won't Cope also returns for a second series.