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If you fancy a date night with some top-quality entertainment, we've made a list of ten Valentine's Day box sets and one-off documentaries available now on the RTÉ Player, ranging from the romantic to the nostalgic…

Normal People

Number one on the list has to be the Golden Globe-nominated hit of 2020, Normal People. Lenny Abrahamson directs this iconic Irish love story of Irish teenagers Connell and Marianne - all episodes are available on the RTÉ Player here.

(The series' steamy scenes caused quite the stir with lively callers on Liveline… listen below!)

Love in Isolation

A love story of our time as we watch young singles embark on a new era of dating during a global pandemic as candlelit dinners are traded for Zoom calls…

Love Is The Drug

A compelling relationship drama set in early noughties Drogheda. Hollywood stars Ruth Negga (Loving, Preacher) and Allen Leech (Downton Abbey) were mere newcomers at the time - both are outstanding here, in early breakout roles.

One Tree Hill

Basketball, high school and good old-fashioned sibling rivalry... what more could you ask for? This teenage relationship drama will both destroy and restore your faith in true love in every episode! 

Brian and Pippa Get Married

This one-off documentary follows Irish celebrity power couple Brian Ormond and Pippa O'Connor as they tie the knot. PG warning on the clip below, at Pippa's hen... not a pair of POCOs in sight! 

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Dan and Becs/Sarah and Steve

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Another hit of noughties nostalgia with Dan and Becs - will they ever loike seriously lioke just work it out? Follow up series Sarah and Steve, featuring a young Emmet Kirwan, is also on the player here. 

Bridget and Eamon

More funny people than Normal People... Jennifer Zamparelli and Bernard O'Shea are Bridget and Eamon, the opposite of love's young dream - and an absolute riot. Watch their guide to a happy marriage below!  All episodes of the series are available here. 

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Love/Hate

Yes, Love/Hate is a crime series with violent scenes and gritty storylines - however, this landmark series has given us some of the most memorable couples in Irish TV history. Think Tommy and Siobhan, Darren and Rosie, Nidge and Trish - not to mention Aido and his budgie. 

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The Proposal

You ask the love of your life to marry you on Irish television, and her response is "No, no, no, no  no, no…" Find out what happened next in a documentary that picks up after this viral proposal at the Rose of Tralee competition... spoiler alert they live happily ever after. 

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The Story of Yes

A must-see documentary that revisits the day that Ireland said yes to marriage equality, and a joyful celebration of the idea that love is love! 

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