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Fair City is having an all-female episode... and they're all heading to the pub

The show is celebrating International Women’s Day.

TONIGHT’S EPISODE OF Fair City is to feature an all-female cast to mark International Women’s Day.

In a first for the RTÉ soap, no men will feature in an episode with about a dozen female cast members sharing the screen time.

The premise sees the women locked in McCoy’s pub with RTÉ saying that “the cocktails flow” as the night progresses.

“We have been planning this for a long time,” executive producer Brigie deCourcy told Morning Ireland.

We worked out about six months ago that we had a range of storylines that were being driven by women. So we thought it’d be great fun to have them all collide on the one night.

DeCourcy says the plot has been “slightly orchestrated” to get all the women in the same place but that the episode will see a number of storylines coming to a head.

“There are no men, they are off looking after the babies or they’re taking a little holiday or they’re at the other end of the phone, and we have about 11 or 12 of our really strong female characters fighting it out,”

So there’ll be slaps and there’ll be secrets and there’ll be lies and there’ll be reveals and there’ll be lots of dancing.

Source: RTÉ - IRELAND’S NATIONAL PUBLIC SERVICE MEDIA/YouTube

As part of further shows based around International Women’s Day, RTÉ will also broadcast an hour-long documentary tomorrow called Women on Walls.

The programme focuses on the first four female members of the Royal Irish Academy as well as eight living female scientist in the fields of science, technology, engineering and maths.

Read: The pay difference between Irish men and women is getting bigger >

Read: What Irish women want: ‘We must demand what is right and challenge what is frightening’ >

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