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WHAT do you give a woman to make amends for the fact you broke her son’s heart but have now taken him back be­cause there are no bet­ter of­fers on the ta­ble? A smelly can­dle, that’s what. Ac­cord­ing to WomenOnThe­Verge, a scented can­dle is the only way to make amends for caus­ing such fa­mil­ial heartache. These ladies are ba­si­cally Ire­land’s an­swer to SexAndThe City’s gal-pals with­out the glam­orous fash­ions, ex­pen­sive cock­tails and swoon-wor­thy love in­ter­ests. Here the three friends – self-ab­sorbed Laura (Kerry Condon, pic­tured), sin­gle mum Katie (Nina Sosanya) and des­per­ateto-set­tle-down Ali­son (Eileen Walsh) – also find unique and ex­tremely flawed ways to cope with life’s prob­lems. For in­stance, Laura is try­ing ther­apy to deal with her toxic self-in­ter­est. But all she man­ages to glean from her first ses­sion is a smug at­ti­tude and an ex­pen­sive new bot­tle of nail polish. Ali­son points out that go­ing to con­fes­sion might be a far sim­pler way to deal with her prob­lems, but Laura ar­gues that her grand­mother knows all the lo­cal priests so talk­ing about her sex life could prove “awk­ward”. Katie, mean­while, is try­ing to win her daugh­ter’s af­fec­tion with a new puppy. Bizarrely, Ali­son in­vites these two neu­rotic friends to join her for din­ner when she re­unites with her boyfriend’s par­ents for the first time since their break-up, be­liev­ing they’ll some­how help smooth things over. What could pos­si­bly go wrong?

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