This 77-Year-Old Legend Stole The Show On 'Prime Time' Last Night
"I just have the sh*t that goes with being 77"
RTÉ Prime Time’s Budget Special always makes for memorable watching, and last night's Budget 2017 special was no different. Last night's event featured the usual in-depth analysis of the day’s events and also a rousing argument between a couple of politicians.
But for many watching, there was only one stand out star...
77-year-old audience member, Ellen Redden, from Dublin spoke candidly about the trials and tribulations of being a woman of her age in the current economic climate.
Just in case you missed it, here's what Ms. Redden said, live on camera:
If you haven’t got dementia or Alzheimer’s or your bits are falling off – you just don’t exist. Like you said about the prescription charges… There will be no reduction on my tablets. I just have the shit that goes with being 77.
Speaking openly and honestly, Ellen also went on to state that; ''It could have been funny if it wasn't so tragic''. This refreshing attitude to modern-day politics was met with praise from the adoring Irish public.
@odhranallen Love her!!— Triona Murphy (@Murpht01) October 11, 2016
Go back to Ellen, a woman saying it as it is #rtept— Mark Egan (@EgoEire) October 11, 2016
Ireland's politicians should take a leaf out of Ellen's book, and attempt to emulate her no-nonsense approach to the Irish financial market. Maybe then the Irish public will fall for them like we've fallen for her...
G'wan Ellen, you absolute legend.