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Back in Carrigstown Rachel returns to Fair City - and pressures dad to name attacker


Paul Brennan in hospital

Paul Brennan in hospital

Paul Brennan in hospital

Fair City's Rachel Brennan is set to make a return to Carrigstown tonight after nearly four years away.

Actress Niamh Quirke (24) left the show in 2016 after landing a scholarship in New York, but this week Rachel will appear on screens once again.

In true lockdown fashion, Quirke's character will make an appearance via FaceTime.

On the show, her return is prompted as her dad Paul (inset) makes a slow recovery in hospital and is under pressure by Detective Yates to name his attacker.

Rachel's half brother Callum contacts her and she urges him to keep in touch with any updates on her dad's condition.


"Rachel is horrified and scared at what has happened to Paul," said the actress.

"She will definitely want justice, she doesn't believe Oisín or Callum could have done this.

"Family would not physically harm each other, it is beyond her belief. She wants Paul to really think hard at who it could have been and put her mind at rest."


Yates tries to get to the bottom of Paul's balcony fall and questions Callum about some concerning video footage.

Under pressure, Callum will lie to the detective about his mother's alibi.

Jane worries that it was Callum who pushed Paul off the balcony and Yates asks Paul who attacked him. The episode takes a dramatic turn as Yates is then seen arresting Oisín.

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