I should never have slagged off 'Val Falvey TD' as it seems that, when it comes to certain parts of Ireland, the gombeen is anything but fictional.
On Joe Duffy, just there now:
Joe: "I've Vincent from Cork on the line."
Vincent: "Hello Joe. I just wanted to say that the politicians in this country are getting too tough a time of it.
"Only this morning I opened the post to see the most BEAUTIFUL Christmas letter from TD Noel O'Flynn (he of a recent ignoble Prime Time appearance - Radge). It was lovely.
"The lettering was top notch and the message, from John 3:17, was beautifully done, Joe. Now, I don't think Noel would know me if I passed him on the street, so I thought it extra lovely to get this in the post.
"And what's more, Joe, he sent the same beautiful card and letter to my mother. Now, she's been dead for four years - I don't remember seeing him at the funeral - and he actually got her address wrong, but if she'd been around to see it she would have been thrilled."