Brenda Fricker and Derry Girls star Nicola Coughlan will be among the guests on tonight's Late Late Show on RTÉ One.

Brenda Fricker

Oscar winner Fricker will pay tribute to the women and children of Ireland's mother-and-baby homes following the publication of the report by the Commission of Investigation this week.

Galway actress Coughlan will discuss her role in Derry Girls, as well as her new Netflix period drama series Bridgerton.

Nicola Coughlan (left) and Claudia Jessie in Bridgerton

Friday marks three years since the death of Dolores O'Riordan, and rising star Lyra will be in studio to perform a tribute to The Cranberries lead singer.


Host Ryan Tubridy will also be talking to former boxer Barry McGuigan about how his family is coping since the death of his daughter Danika, who passed away at the age of 33 in 2019 following a short illness.

Barry McGuigan

All five Operation Transformation leaders - Hazel Hartigan, Susuana Komolafe, Paul Devaney, Andrew Burke-Hannon and Sharon Gaffney - will also be on the show, talking about their progress to date and what's ahead in the health challenge.

This year's Operation Transformation leaders with host Kathryn Thomas

The Late Late Show, RTÉ One, Friday, 9:35pm

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