Fair City, whether you love it or hate it, is part of the Irish psyche.
The whole country was gripped a few months ago when Katy was kidnapped, and let's not forget the several other pure scandalous moments the soaps had over the years.
It's a huge part of Irish TV, and of RTÉ's budget, it seems.
According to the Irish Independent, the station spent more than €10m filming the soap in 2016.
RTÉ has a budget of €53,500 for each episode, which came to about 200 episodes last year, and €10.7m spent at the end of the year.
A spokesperson told the Independent that the filming costs are lower than previous years, and are significantly less when compared to the popular English soaps.
Do you think it's worth it?
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