Cara Credit Union To Feature On RTE Series Starting Next Week

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Cara Credit Union loan officers Maurice O’Donoghue and Derry Fleming will feature on ‘The Borrowers’.

CARA Credit Union is the focus of a brand new eight-part RTE One series titled The Borrowers, commencing on next Tuesday, April 16 at 8.30pm.

The fly-on-the-wall programme will take viewers behind the scenes and into a credit union loan office, for the first time ever on Irish television.

Viewers will see real Cara Credit Union members applying for loans and hear all of the unique reasons behind the loan applications. Cara Credit Union’s popular loan officers, Maurice O’Donoghue and Derry Fleming (famous from the viral ‘Batdad’ video) also feature prominently in the show.

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Along with Cara Credit Union, the show also follows other borrower’s stories in Mullingar Credit Union, St Dominic Credit Union in Waterford and Heritage Credit Union in Dublin.

Speaking about the programme, Pa Laide, CEO, Cara Credit Union said; “We are very excited for everyone, but especially our members and the local community, to see The Borrowers. The programme really showcases our ethos and our commitment to the local community, and the way our loan officers go above and beyond every day to help our members’ achieve their dreams and goals.

“From christenings, to the first day at school, to buying that first car, to the dream wedding, to funerals, we are always here for our members every step of the way and it’s fantastic to see this highlighted in the series. Of course, as viewers will see, we are also open to the more unusual loan requests at Cara Credit Union, but I don’t want to give anything away!”

Pa continued: “There are some unforgettable moments in the show courtesy of our loan officers, Maurice O’Donoghue and Derry Fleming, while our ‘borrowers’ are of course the stars of the show. Each of the eight episodes is at times heart-warming, entertaining and tear-jerking – viewers will not want to miss a moment.”

“If anyone watching the show feels like they could benefit from our services at the credit union, I would encourage them to call into us at or contact us at Cara Credit Union in Tralee, Castleisland and Killorglin. The membership process couldn’t be easier, our friendly staff are also always available to talk through any questions you might have and you can even start the process online on our website”

The series was filmed and produced by Alleycat Films, an award-winning documentary and television production company.

Director and Executive Producer with Alleycat Films, Des Henderson said of the series; “The idea for this series first came to me when I was sitting across from a credit union loan officer in my local credit union and applying for a loan. I realised that in that situation, you end up more or less telling the loan officer your life story and chatting about how your life is going. It struck me that this was something really unique, and I knew it would make for a great television series.”

Don’t miss The Borrowers, RTE One every Tuesday at 8.30pm, commencing on Tuesday April 16th.

One Comment

  1. Noel horgan says:

    Hope it goes well