What Do You Mean You ‘Weren’t Invited’?


Last night

The launch of RTÉ’s Six One presenter Caitriona Perry’s In America about her time as the station’s United States correspondent during Donald Trump’s election.

Viewers were aghast as President Trump was openly pleasant to Ms Perry during a completely uneventful famous encounter in the Oval Office.

From top: former RTÉ Washington correspondents Mark Little and Carole Coleman; Ms Perry; Keelin Shanley, Ms Perry and Ryan Tubridy.



40 thoughts on “What Do You Mean You ‘Weren’t Invited’?

  1. Ding

    I’ve heard her on the radio and have seen her on tv many times over the past week. She’s really getting mileage out of that brief encounter.
    I wonder if in 30 years time she’ll be found sitting on Anne Doyle’s stool in McGrattan’s telling anyone that cared to listen about herself telling that fupper Trump where to go

          1. Bonkers

            shes definitely a fan of Leo, sure wasnt she posting him all the American newspapers that had his face on the front page when he took over as Taoiseach. If she calls herself a journalist then lickspittling to politicians is not part of the job description.

          2. Amorphous Kerry Blob

            I’d like to hear RiRa* use the word ‘lickspittling’ in a rap.


    1. Andyourpointiswhatexactly?

      Yer ma.
      Actually, that’s the kind of stuff I’d buy my ma for Christmas in a last-minute panic.

  2. Vote Rep #1

    Who reads books like this? She’d want to have some better anecdotes than Trump once noticing her.

  3. john

    Style over substance, I am afraid. She adds nothing to the party in terms of insight/intellect, but she’s attractive, says the right things and knows the right people. There are countless other books about Trump’s America that are far better. She’s found her level as a newsreader.

  4. Frilly Keane

    It’s looks like no-one else outside a’ Montrose got invited either

    How much is it anyway?

    I could be tempted to do a review

    1. Otis Blue

      A Mutual appreciation society that exists only within its own echo chamber and bubble. Self referential, self regarding tosh.

      It seems too that all the RTÉ Washington correspondents are fated to write a memoir of their time in the states. As few people could possibly give a shiny shite about this I presume it’s some type of vanity project or means to claim some journalistic Spurs.

      1. Bonkers

        Plus the earnings from writing the book are virtually tax free under the artists exemption. Im not sure how publishing your diary in deemed to be in way creative or artistic. I think this practice began when Berties buke was deemed to qualify as a work of creative fiction and the tradition has carried on from there.

          1. MoyestWithExcitement

            Look at this guy getting snippy with someone because of someone’s opinion about taxation in the arts. Ban this troll.

      1. Mary Lambe

        ITs the highlight of my day actually figuring out what sort of woman hating angle you will get on every single post

  5. Jake38

    How can she possibly compare with the spectacular Charlie Bird, whose earth-shattering reports from DC about how he was lonely and no one knew who he was, enthralled the nation for a whole 22 months and whose “Charlie Brids America” was watched by your granny for……………..zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.

    1. Pip

      It was so hilariously squirmy as he tried to get to know the folk in his new billet.
      Sorry, but I’m washing my hair every night this week.
      Next week’s not great either.

  6. Paddy at the Howth Summit

    Will this book be granted an artistic merit tax exemption too? Just like Donal Óg Cusacks book? Odd he couldn’t write the book himself but could write a reference for the real author, a sexual deflier of young women.

    1. Bonkers

      There is also something very off about her writing a book for personal reward when it was taxayers money who paid for her to be in that position in the first place. I think Stewart Lee made the same point about Richard Hammond making money off his near fatal car crash on Top Gear, Lee correctly said that the BBC and license holders had paid for that car crash and therefore deserved a cut out of the spoils that he made from it.

      1. Nigel

        There isn’t a single reason in the world, outside of prior contractual arrangements, why either of them shouldn’t write a book about their experiences with no moral or legal requirement to pay any of the proceeds to the organisations they worked for while having those experiences.

  7. Spaghetti Hoop

    That’ll be in the charity shops after two christmasses. Don’t these books date rapidly from the make-a-fast-buck brigade. Once there is always the buy-a-quick-gift brigade!

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