From radio to books, the stage and the small screen, it’s been quite a journey for no-nonsense Dublin matriarch Agnes Brown (Brendan O’Carroll).

Today she’s hitting the big screen with a story that feels a bit like the plot from The Muppets (2011).

Passed down for generations, Agnes has been running a fruit and vegetable stall in Moore Street Market.

Now a developer with a bulldozer stands in the way of daughter Cathy (Jennifer Gibney) running the business herself.

Aided by Cathy as well as next-door neighbour Winnie (Eilish O’Carroll) and her sons Mark (Pat Shields), Rory (Rory Cowan) and Dermot (Paddy Houlihan), Agnes battles the Irish establishment.

She is helped by alcoholic solicitor Buster Brady (Danny O’Carroll) and a Tourette’s-prone barrister called Maydo Archer (Robert Bathurst).

Warning: the distributors have declined to let critics see the film in advance of its release.