The new series of the IFTA Award-winning comedy Republic of Telly begins on RTÉ Two tonight, Monday October 22, at 10:00pm.

In the new series, we are told, "Dermot Whelan rips TV to shreds, Jennifer Maguire emigrates to the States, so you don't have to and Bernard O'Shea gets his own show, within our show".

Old favourites like Dead Cat Bounce, Damo & Ivor, Darby the Leprechaun and Handy Sandie return, and the series also features the new Republic of Phonebooth.

Among those appearing in the new sketches will be Domhnall Gleeson, Sinéad O'Connor, George Lee, Bláthnaid Ní Chofaigh and Georgia Salpa.