Once again the nation was brought together last night by the latest instalment of Room to Improve which saw Dermot taking on the challenge of transforming a beloved family home in Portrane, North Dublin, to accommodate three generations of one family.

While Dermot had his moments including his strop when he realised he wouldn't get to see Lambay Castle, the episode was really all about Granny Mary, better known as Ma, which couldn't have been more fitting for the day that was in it.