Derek Mooney and Brenda Donohue
I am listening to The Derek Mooney show [RTÉ Radio One] on t’internet from abroad. For the last two days they have been running a competition to send a relative or friend who has emigrated back to Ireland for Christmas. The competition launched yesterday with a selection of songs which included the word ‘home’ accompanied by the host pretending he was an emigrant and faux crying along with laughter from the co-host [Brenda Donohue].
This afternoon (my morning) they played voice mail messages from people wishing to enter. People left their sad messages. The most heartbreaking story – and all their are stories are heartbreaking – will win the prize. How badly do you miss a loved one? Yeah, prove it…
This is Hunger Games style stuff and crass beyond measure or satire….
(Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland)