BOBBY the Jack Russell terrier might have been feeling a bit left out. She was the only one not asked for her opinion on the most famous person in her family. But still, she made it onto the main RTÉ News bulletin – and twice at that!

You see Bobby is a Blackmore. And even if it may be a long way to Tipperary, the TV and media crews regularly made the trek to the family doorstep in Killenaule this spring.