Then Minister for Finance Michael Noonan and Minister for Public Expenditure Paschal Donohoe on the Today with Seán O’Rourke show in October 2016
“On Wednesday next, the Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe will be here taking your calls on Budget 2020.
“Whether it’s carbon tax, income tax, social welfare, the price of a pint or a packet of cigarettes or something else entirely – this is your chance to put your question directly to the minister on air.
“Email your question to firstname.lastname@example.org – leaving a contact number.
“That’s the Budget Phone-In next Wednesday at 10am. We look forward to hearing from you.”
RTÉ journalist and broadcaster Seán O’Rourke speaking in an ad just played on RTÉ Radio One.
Previously: A Phoney Phone-In (2015)
“this is your chance to put your [pre-submitted, pre-vetted by RTE, pre-shared with the Dept of Finance as a precondition of him agreeing to come into the RTE studio] question directly to the minister on air.”
Neither he nor RTE should have prior knowledge of the intended question