'Derry Girls' took Best Comedy and Best Writer
The TV3 soap 'Red Rock' has been named as Best Soap for the third year at the IFTA Gala Television Awards.
Other winners at the ceremony on Thursday included 'The Young Offenders' winning Best Male Performance for Chris Walley, and Best Director for Peter Foott.
While 'Derry Girls' took Best Comedy and Best Writer for Lisa McGee.
Shay Healy was also given the Lifetime Achievement Award - with tributes from Phil Coulter, Vincent Browne, John McColgan, Johnny Logan, Twink and Linda Martin.
Marty Morrissey picked up the Gala TV Presenter of the Year Award, 'Dancing with the Stars' took Best Entertainment, while 'Gogglebox' was named Best Reality.
The Factual Award went to Dermot Bannon and the team at 'Room to Improve'.
'Fairy Tale of New York' won the Specialist Factual category, and Sharon Horgan won Best Female Performance for 'Catastrophe'.
Irish language comedy/drama 'Fir Bolg' won the Best Irish Language category.
BBC Newline took the IFTA news award for their coverage of the death of Martin McGuinness and RTÉ won the best current affairs category for 'RTÉ Investigates: Nightmare to Let'.
Hosted by Jason Byrne at the RDS Concert Hall in Dublin, the awards will be broadcast on TG4 this Saturday.
Find out on @BreakfastNT from the #IFTAGala18 red carpet are you a #DerryGirls fan or #YoungOffenders ? Both swept the awards. @IFTN @Channel4 @YoungOffenders_ @NewstalkFM @IFTA @TG4TV pic.twitter.com/QhB6HS3TGp— Henry McKean (@HenryMcKean) June 1, 2018
The list of IFTA Gala winners were:
Dancing with the Stars (ShinaWil)
Derry Girls (Hat Trick / Channel 4)
Room to Improve (Coco Television)
John Connors: The Travellers (Scratch Films / RTE)
Shaw: My Astonishing Self (Animo TV / RTE)
SOAP / CONTINUING DRAMA
Red Rock (TV3)
Sharon Horgan – Catastrophe ((Merman & Avalon TV / Channel 4))
Chris Walley, The Young Offenders (Vico Films/ BBC3/RTE)
TG4XX BEO (Gifted Empire/TG4)
REALITY & CONSTRUCTED REALITY
Gogglebox Ireland (Kite Entertainment / TV3)
Fairytale of New York (RTE)
Crash and Burn (DotTV/RTE)
RTE Investigates - Nightmare to Let
CHILDREN & YOUNG PEOPLE’S - LIVE ACTION
Bernard Dunne's Mythical Heroes (Firebrand/RTE)
ANIMATION –CHILDREN & YOUNG PEOPLE
Lily’s Driftwood Bay (Sixteen South)
Fir Bolg (Dearg Films / TG4)
Peter Foott, The Young Offenders (Vico Films / BBC3/RTE)
Lisa McGee, Derry Girls (Hat Trick/Channel 4)
Garry Keane, Deafening (Mind the Gap / RTE)
Domenico Pontillo, Wild Ireland - the Edge of the World (Crossing the Line / BBC NI/TG4)
Bob Caldwell, Pearl Harbor The Heroes Who Fought Back (360 Productions / Discovery)
Fiachra O’Hanlon and Killian Fitzgerald Pearl Harbour The Heroes who Fought Back (360 Productions / Discovery)