Running Mate (Árd Fhear)

Directed by: Declan Recks, Produced by: Treasure Entertainment, Ireland, 2007, 4×60’, Rights: World

Set in Kerry, Ireland during a general election. The series is “the best-kept secret in the country” according to The Irish Times. Ruthless and corrupt Republican Paudie Counihan (Eamonn Hunt) squashes the chances of our ordinary hero, Vincent Flynn (Denis Conway). Vincent decides to run as an independent candidate, helped by ex-schoolteacher Willie Costello (Don Wycherley), to form the town’s most unlikely political machine.