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This week’s Late Late Show line-up has landed

Ryan Tubridy is back on our screens this Friday

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The Late Late Show will tackle the issues impacting people in their 20s and 30s with a special panel discussion this week.

Writer Stefanie Preissner, actor John Connors and footballer Philly McMahon will join host Ryan Tubridy to chat about everything from the horror of the housing and rental markets, to the rise in anxiety and the impact of social media culture.

They’ll be discussing what’s troubling a generation emerging from a decade of austerity to find that the recovery may not be all that it seems.

Comedian Pat Shortt will also appear on the show, to chat about his appearance on Who Do You Think You Are?

Pat Shortt | VIPIRELAND.COM

While filming the show, Pat uncovered a suspected murderer in the family, and he’ll join Ryan to chat about a very emotional trip into his family’s past.

As thousands prepare to attend this year’s National Ploughing Championships, we’ll be looking at three different aspects of modern Irish farming including the teenage girls preparing to raise their own calves.

Ailbhe Griffith, who was the victim of a violent sexual assault in 2005, will also appear on this Friday’s show. A decade after her assault, Ailbhe met the man convicted of attacking her as she sought closure on questions that preyed on her mind ever since the attack.

That extraordinary meeting is now the subject of a new film, The Meeting, in which Ailbhe plays herself. She will share her story on Friday night and tell viewers why confronting her attacker directly has helped her to heal.

Ryan will also be meeting some of the people featured in the new behind the scenes documentary at The Rotunda. He’ll also be chatting with Laura Molloy who recently made a documentary about discovering she was pregnant just three weeks before her due date.

And he will be chatting to Irish singer-songwriter RuthAnne about forging her own singing career having previously co-written hits like Britney Spears’ Work Bitch, JoJo’s Too Little Too Late and Niall Horan’s Slow Hands. And she will be performing one of her own songs.

Plus, as they prepare for their first Irish concerts in a decade, there will be music from The Irish Tenors.

Watch The Late Late Show, RTÉ One, Friday, September 14th at 9.35pm.