The Young Offenders

The Young Offenders

The Young Offenders is an Irish coming-of-age television sitcom, developed by Peter Foott, for RTÉ and BBC Three. Based on the IFTA-winning 2016 film of the same name, the first series began broadcasting on 1 February 2018, to generally favourable reviews. The series follows the lives of Conor MacSweeney and Jock O'Keeffe, lovable rogues from Cork.


The series follows the adventurous and criminalised lives of Cork-based teenagers Conor MacSweeney (Alex Murphy) and Jock O'Keeffe (Chris Walley). Although criminals, the boys both have deep feelings about certain views, which Conor says at the end of each episode, giving viewers a message about day-to-day life and how it can make people happier.