Following in his family's footsteps, Shane is known for being short on both temper and intelligence.
After regular visits to prostitute Kelly, he began to fall for her, and after some teething problems and a punch up with his dad who's not keen on her, the pair settled down.
In the past he has been frustrated at having to dish out much of his earnings to the spurious 'Maguire Family Business' and jumped at the chance to take a larger role in the family hierarchy when his mum, Mimi, was taken into hospital early on.
His brother Jamie's jealousy put a spanner in the works though, and their relationship suffered various difficulties, including the murder of dodgy loan shark 'Chemical Mitch' when repayments got impossible.
With wedding scams unfolding, it wasn't long before Shane started to think about a wedding of his own.
Alas, it wasn't to last, as Kelly became pregnant and moved in with a new love interest, Marty Fisher, though that's another story.
Poor old Shane, things can only get better, right?