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But the lovely girls ain’t one.

This morning.

Dáithí Ó Sé and the 32 International Roses launching the 2015 Rose of Tralee festival at RTÉ studios, Montrose, Donnybrook, Dublin 4.

The 56th International Rose of Tralee Selection will be broadcast live from 8pm on Monday 17 and Tuesday 18 August on RTÉ One, on RTÉ Player and RTÉ Player International, “with a break for the Nine O’ Clock News”.

Harrumph.

Pic: Tony Kinlan

49 thoughts on “99 Problems

    1. Weedless

      He’s only 39! Jaysis, maybe he’s got a really young looking picture of himself in some attic.

    1. Domestos

      Looking at the pic, it could certainly be more misogynistic. Maybe that’s the point. Who knows? Who cares? Not me. Commenting away here. On my own.

        1. The-bag

          Do you think those women have no free will, or are being paraded by force? It’s their choice to partake if they want you condescending tw*t

        2. newsjustin

          They’re not really being paraded around “for men’s pleasure” thought, are they? I’d bet good money the viewing figures are weighted towards the ladies.

          1. Janet, I ate my avatar

            just check the reactions to yer one running the London Marathon on the rag. . lots of lady hate

    2. Dόn Pídgéόní

      Hey. As a women, I love being judged by a panel of minor celebrities on my looks and my ability to perform parlor tricks like some kind of sexy performing seal.

    1. rotide

      This is the reason I watch the rose. Couldn’t live with it if i missed something like this again

  1. Mikeyfex

    And mere weeks after ladies day at both the Galway Races and the Dublin Horse Show? Is there any work being done at home at all?

  2. tony

    This is a blatant display of mysoginistic, medieval rubbish. The way it objectifies women is a disgrace in 21st Century Ireland. Hopefully women will not watch this on telly in their hundreds of thousands. Pfft…

    1. Spaghetti Hoop

      Tbh I can’t remember if I refuse to watch it cause it’s misogynistic or it’s just shyte.
      Thankfully there are lots of other things to enjoy in August.

  3. Clampers Outside!

    They should call these couple of weeks in August the “War Of The Roses” because it always divides the island into those that love it and those that hate it.
    And seeing as no one is poked with a cattle prod, I think the participants should be allowed enjoy it if they want. The rest can join the straw feminists in the training bra department.

  4. Truth in the News

    This is a yearly farce organised to give RTE an outing to Tralee at great
    expense, what exactly are the defining attributes to be confered the title
    Rose of Tralee, why not parade the their escorts around in thongs for a
    change since were are all into equality these days…its time the whole
    farce was shutdown…..everyone should be able to enjoy themselves without
    parading young females around like this and asking them daft questions.

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