Whipping Boy, one of the most critically acclaimed and influential Irish bands of the 1990s, are to reunite for shows in Dublin and Cork later this year.

They will play Dublin's Olympia Theatre on 18 December and the Savoy in Cork on 19 December.

Tickets for the Dublin show are priced €27.50 and are available from usual outlets; tickets for the Cork show are also priced €27.50 and are available from Plugd Records and tickets.ie.

Whipping Boy's second album 'Heartworm' recently placed at Number Seven in the Hot Press readers' poll of the Top 100 Irish Albums of All Time.