Just once, Ann Devine would like life to be straightforward. But there’s just too much drama knocking about for that to happen. Ann’s family is proving a handful at the moment. Her mother moves in after having a fall, her sister Ger is off ‘finding herself’ in India leaving Ann to look after her teenage, wide a-woke, niece Freya. Her daughter Jennifer is dealing with a love triangle that involves her mother-in-law-to-be. It’s all far from simple. Now Rory, her youngest, has set his sights on a future as a local TD, and it’s all Ann can do not to box him up and post him off to the backend of wherever is furthest away from his local ‘mentor’, politician – and all-round chancer – Patsy Duggan.