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Meet the feisty family set to shake up Fair City

A new family is set to cause some serious upheaval on Fair City from next week.

Fans of the hit soap will already have met fun-loving temptress Neasa Dillon, played by actress Aoibhin Garrihy.

The beautiful blonde had a one-night stand with her married debt collector Damien Halpin earlier this summer.

And now she looks set to stir up things between him and his wife Suzanne again when her family moves in two doors down from the increasingly troubled couple.

And to make matters even more complicated, Neasa's mum Judith will be pregnant by Suzanne's doctor.

The bubbly flirt is due back in Carrigstown with a bang this week, and will be quickly followed by her equally eye-catching sisters Caoimhe and Dearbhla, played by Aoibheann McCaul from Malahide and Kerrie O'Sullivan from Clonskeagh.



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The stunning siblings form part of the RTE soap's brand new clan The Dillons (right), who will appear together for the first time on Thursday night.

Rounding out the feisty, well-heeled family will be dad Tommy, played by Geoff Minogue, and brother Zac, played by Kevin Joyce.

The young Terenure actor admitted the most challenging part of his role has been abandoning his Leinster rugby jersey in favour of a Kilkenny hurling jersey.

"It's all I ever seem to wear as well," he joked.

Viewers will see the family move in next week from their rural farm in Kilkenny, but Judith and Neasa are back on screens this week to set things up for their arrival.

Catherine Byrne from Rathfarnham, who plays Dr Judith Dillon, said: "It's really exciting. We're a bit of a force to be reckoned with because there are six of us and we have our own house now so it's lovely."



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Aoibhin (22), from Castleknock, said the family, which are the first to be introduced to the series in the past decade, instantly clicked before the cameras even started rolling.

"It's been really strange how fast we have gelled together. We have only been working together for four weeks and we feel like we've known each other all our lives."

aanderson@herald.ie


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