Tommy Tiernan is the latest Irish comedian to be given the green light for a sitcom on UK satellite channel Sky One.

Following in the footsteps of Chris O'Dowd - who recently completed the first season of Moone Boy on Sky – Tiernan will be writing and directing, as well as starring in his own show.

The Navan comic’s sitcom is about a psychiatric patient who arrives home to stay with his mother and filming in Meath will begin later this year.