Striking Out Series 2 readthrough Image Name: Striking Out Series 2 readthrough Description: Striking Out Series 2 Cast readthrough Back row Standing: Left to right: Conall Keating (Steve) Michael James Ford (Nigel) Ciara O'Callaghan (Julie) Simon O'Gorman (Barry) Nick Dunning (Conrad) Maria Doyle Kennedy (TBC) Sam McGovern (Joe) and Paul Antony-Barber (Richard) Front row (seated) L-R - Fiona O'Shaughnessy (Meg), Amy Huberman (Tara) and Rory Keenan (Eric) Copyright: RTÉ 2017


RTÉ is pleased to announce that the second series of Striking Out swings into production today, Monday July 17. The popular drama series stars Amy Huberman in her IFTA award winning role as Dublin-based solicitor, Tara Rafferty, Rory Keenan as her former fiancé Eric Dunbar and Neil Morrissey as Tara’s mentor and friend Senior Counsel Vincent Pike. Also returning are Tara’s street smart and opinionated client-turned-assistant Ray Lamont (Emmet Byrne) and tech guru and private detective Meg Riley (Fiona O’Shaughnessy).

In the new second series Tara strikes back. Confidently now her own boss, morally challenging scenarios will test Tara and her team in their personal and professional lives.

New actors joining the cast this series include Moe Dunford (Vikings), Maria Doyle Kennedy (Redwater), Charlotte Bradley (Veronica Guerin), Owen McDonnell (My Mother and Other Strangers), Adam Fergus (Clean Break) and Jane Brennan (Paula). The cast also includes returning characters Ingrid Craigie (When Harvey Met Bob), Nick Dunning (Quirke), Paul Antony-Barber (V for Vendetta), Kate Gilmore (Lucy), Lorraine Pilkington (Outnumbered) and Ciara O’Callaghan (Fair City).

The first series aired on RTÉ One in January 2017 and had a consolidated average of 576,100 viewers.

The second series will be six episodes in duration and the shoot will run for twelve weeks.

Striking Out is produced for RTÉ by Yvonne Donohoe of Blinder Films with international co-financing from DCD Rights and Acorn Media Enterprises and funding from the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI).  

Created by James Phelan the second series is written by Rob Heyland, Anna McPartlin and Mick Collins. The second series will be directed by Lisa James Larsson and Simon Massey.

Date: Monday July 17th 2017

For more information please contact: Rayna Connery, RTÉ Television Senior Press and Publicity Officer, T: 01 208 3169; M: 087 9862902,


Cast photographs from the first series of the drama are available on the RTÉ Press Centre.

Editor’s Notes:

The crew also includes:

Producer: Yvonne Donohoe
Executive Producer: Katie Holly
Series Creator: James Phelan
Writers: Rob Heyland, Anna McPartlin and Mick Collins
Directors: Lisa James Larsson and Simon Massey
Director of Photography: Frida Wendel
Costume Designer: Kathy Strachan
Casting Director: Maureen Hughes
Hair Designer: Martina McCarthy

Make Up Designer: Denise Watson