RTÉ News has its moments of absolute comedy gold that quickly turn into viral sensations. Some of the most defining moments that spring to mind is the iconic 'man falling on the ice' and who can forget Teresa Mannion reporting on Storm Desmond. Here's a recap to jog your memory:
"Don’t make unnecessary journeys, don’t take risks on treacherous roads, and don’t swim in the sea."
WATCH: Teresa Mannion in Storm Desmond #OnThisDay 2 years ago https://t.co/QT6z5MkTP5 #ThrowbackTuesday @RTEArchives pic.twitter.com/Bk3cJCAVmi
— RTÉ (@rte) December 5, 2017
Well, here's another one to add to the list. In last night's RTÉ News, Industry and Employment Correspondent Ingrid Miley was reporting live from outside Tallaght University Hospital about support staff going on strike beginning on Wednesday. During the live broadcast, a young child suddenly appeared in the corner of the screen and shouted something that is unclear to decipher. What can be clearly made out is the word 'fuckers'.
Did this just happen ? #Ingrid #RTENews pic.twitter.com/qSuQQD9Pyj
— Mick O'Keeffe (@okmick) June 25, 2019
The always professional Ingrid Miley kept her composure and didn't as much as bat an eyelid. Viewers took to Twitter to share their disbelief and what had just happened.
Anyone else watching the 9 o clock news?!?! #rtenews #rte pic.twitter.com/TS5BddaYFI
— Darren Kennedy (@Darrenken) June 25, 2019
Funny man. #rtenews pic.twitter.com/bbcSgtxtL6
— Brandon (@brandon14IRE) June 25, 2019
Anyone watched #RTENEWS right now some kid just screamed motherfuckers in the background I'm actually dead?
— Katie Brennan? (@kxtiebrennxn) June 25, 2019
Looks like this young fella is deeply unhappy with today's HSE strike, either that or he just wanted his 15 minutes of fame. Fair play to Ingrid her professionalism in these unusual circumstances.
That young fella is sure to be in trouble when he gets home.