Richard "Dick" Byrne is Ted's equivalent and nemesis on Rugged Island. He lives with fellow priests Cyril MacDuff and Jim Johnson and their housekeeper.


He is a Scrabble fan which is how his feud with Ted Crilly supposedly began as he once got all his tiles to spell out "Useless priests can't say Mass". Another time, he lost to Ted in a dart tournament and was forced to scream Bollocks extremely loudly in front of the 7th President of Ireland, Mary Robinson.

He is notoriously homophobic as claimed by Ted when he once had to kiss Cyril on the cheek as a forfeit for losing a bet with Ted.