The Running Mate

The Running Mate is a 4 x 1 hour TV comedy drama  for TG4 about skulduggery in Irish politics. In 2008 the series won the IFTA for Best Drama Serial.


  • 2007 | Treasure Entertainment
  • Director: Declan Recks
  • Writer: Mark Cantan, Nick Vincent Murphy, Marcus Fleming
  • Cast: Denis Conway, Don Wycherley, Eamonn Hunt
  • DoP: Ruairí O'Brien
  • Editor: Gareth Young

“Brilliant... keen sharp satire”

– Irish Independent

“best Irish-made drama in years
  and perhaps in memory”

– The Irish Times

“...refreshingly gutsy and cliché-free”

Róisín Ingle for The Irish Times

     “Truly marvelous... A
       political drama with balls”

         – The Irish times