Spotlight showing 10.35pm…

I’ll keep you posted, off to watch UTV…

UPdate: It goes out at 10.35 tonight… See this thread on

  • Spotlight will be on tonight 10.35, after the news.

    The programme has been approved for broadcast.

    This nonsense has got me blogging.

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  • estreeter

    Confirmed for 10.35

    Should be good!

  • Lionel Hutz

    really! great, did UTV live just confirm this ‘young’ mans age?

  • Scaramoosh

    I was beginning to wonder whether the men in grey suits had asked them to shelve it,in the interests of the Peace Process.

  • estreeter

    What are utv live saying?

  • Lionel Hutz

    I just switched over. Missed the first five minutes, got a text saying they ocnfirmed the mans age

  • Lionel Hutz

    NOt much really apart from that, a few synpathetic members of the public and about how Robbo is back to work

  • estreeter

    Ah right, it says on their website they confirmed he was under 21. However he was younger at the time. Spotlight will have the details tonight I’m sure.

    The revelation by UTV creates a bit more buzz for Spotlight I guess.

  • Paul McMahon

    U105 said on it’s 6 o’clock news that the man was understood to be under 21 at the time of the affair.

  • Fabianus

    “a few synpathetic members of the public”

    Where do they dredge them up from? Plants?

    No, please, no jokes about vegetables.

    Apparently the young man is a teenager or as near as dammit. Wonder if he’s a Taig….

  • Lionel Hutz

    Well BBC is less sympathetic. Unsurprising that UTV show the support more!

  • Lionel Hutz

    lol, still don’t know who it is, but when one idiot tried a little pun on another thread, google threw up the business for me, kind of

  • The kids name is all over the net including pictures, the poor young chappy must be cringing now all his mates know, how embarrassing for him.

  • xuup

    Sptolight 10.35pm tonight.

  • Fabianus



  • Sorry, not from me, I cherish my membership here so don’t want to rock the boat but I would check out eircom Young Entrepreneur 2009 lol

  • Fabianus


    “Well BBC is less sympathetic.”

    Could be they have their hands full with their star-turn J. Ross (give me fucking strength) doing a runner.

    I mean: let’s get our priorities right, chaps.

  • Fabianus


    Oooh, you do tease a fellow, don’t you?

    Is that or

  • Mark McGregor

    if you check me on twitter i am linking a lovely picture. try mark mcgrego

  • Fabianus


    Sorry, me no tweet.

  • Quagmire

    I’m away to get the pop-corn in.

  • Fabianus

    It just occurs to me. It’s been referenced here and elsewhere ad nauseam: the old Paul Simon song.

    But hey, is this a case of life imitating art? Older woman, much younger man. Robinson.

    That little Jewish guy has a lot to answer for.

  • Lionel Hutz has the name. I guessed the wrong one

  • Lionel Hutz

    Now, he is the real victim. I wonder how much sympathy he’ll get. His life is over

  • Fabianus


    “I wonder how much sympathy he’ll get. His life is over”

    Or just beginning. Methinks there’s a Sun exclusive there if not a lucrative book deal—or both.

    Max Clifford, are you listening?

  • scruff

    It must have been the half Jedward hair style that did it !

  • Fabianus


    Shit! Where is this photo? I want to see it. Does he resemble a youthful Dustin Hoffman in any way?

  • An Lorgain

    Just announced his age on C4 news “old enough to be her grandson” 🙂

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  • Garza

    He’s actually a very good looking guy, well done Mrs Robinson.

    And here’s to you, Mrs. Robinson
    Jesus loves you more than you will know

  • sorry if I overstepped the mark 🙁

  • Fabianus


    “Jesus loves you more than you will know”

    Shame on you. Don’t you know that to a bawn-again it’s always “The Lord Jesus Christ loves you more than you will know”?

  • joeCanuck

    Should the rumours turn out to be true, you will all need reservations for the next few months at a certain eating establishment.

  • Lionel Hutz

    Hmmm, it’s a franchise isn’t it? They got it in April

  • Garza

    Yeah I think that young lad will be getting lots and lots of new customers in the next few weeks lol lol. Duuuuuuuuuude.

  • Keithbelfast

    another fantastic reason to properly secure your facebook. geeze.

  • joeCanuck

    I don’t believe for a minute that Ronald McDonald would get involved in such behaviour.

  • granni trixie

    The icing on the cake would be if he is bisexual. (terrible to take pleasure in all of this,I know but you couldn’t make it up,could you?)

  • wild turkey

    ‘Should the rumours turn out to be true, you will all need reservations for the next few months at a certain eating establishment. ‘

    rumour has it that said establishment will be, or, was, a bed & breakfast.

    bon appetit

  • Kathy C

    posted by Kathleen Collins

    all this about his age…but no one actually saying what it is. The question is…was he legal in age…if so it doesn’t really matter. If he wasn’t legal in age…then there are problems. The key is his age.

  • joeCanuck

    It shouldn’t matter if he was of age.
    But can you imagine the reaction if it was a 60 something male politician and, for sake of argument, a 19 year old girl?

  • estreeter


  • Fabianus


    “terrible to take pleasure in all of this”


  • wild turkey

    It has been alleged that Iris a member of the ‘Free Kirk’, an evangelical presbyterian church formed in 1843 when its founders withdrew from the Church of Scotland?

    can anyone confirm, deny or comment?

    just curious

  • joeCanuck

    That is very naughty, Wild Turkey.

  • Fabianus

    wild turkey,

    “It has been alleged that Iris a member of the ‘Free Kirk’”

    Sounds like a Trekkie enterprise.

  • Garza

    Is that the church with Pastor McCambley or Hamden wild turkey??

  • joeCanuck

    Guys, guys.
    Sailing close to the wind here.
    When Mick finishes his in front of the TV nap he’s likely to shut this thread down.
    Some restraint needed or the fun will disappear.

  • It seems mick has already woken, at least going by my deleted posts, of which I am truely sorry, I’ve asked god for forgivness, still wiating on an answer.

  • georgieleigh

    the dog in the street outside my house just growled at me and barked something like…

    gggggrrrkkkrrkkkmccaaammbbbblleyyyyow-wow. Wow.

  • ranger1640

    2010 is starting like the old Wizard song, I wish it could be Christmas everyday!

    It’s Christmas everyday with the revelations of Gerry and Liam, and peter and Iris!!!

  • Garza

    Yeah I might have danced too close to the line. I apologise in advance. Just so excited lol.

  • Jimmy_Sands

    Poor lad. There must be easier ways of getting a council grant.

  • Eleanor Bull

    “It’s Christmas everyday with the revelations of Gerry and Liam, and peter and Iris!!!”

    Bad luck comes in threes, you know?

    I suspect that the next strange fruit found hanging from a poplar tree (referencing Billie Holliday and public hangings, Mick, not any pun intended re sexual orientation) will not, disappointingly enough, be a NI politician but, as the election campaign gathers pace, a senior Labour or Tory minister.

    Someone’s political career will, I think, be dashed on the rocks prior to May.

  • Driftwood

    The name is out there for anyone looking for it.

    He’s well over the age of consent so pretty irrelevant. The focus on Spotlight will probably be on any financial issue, if any.

    I’ve got a nice Rioja in specially.

  • soandso

    I so hoped the Strange Fruit refernce was also of Heaney.

    What about the rumour circulating about the boy;s father? (please don’t shut me down)

  • joeCanuck

    a nice Rioja

    Can you be more specific, even though we probably can’t buy it here.

  • wild turkey

    ‘all this about his age…but no one actually saying what it is. The question is…was he legal in age…if so it doesn’t really matter. If he wasn’t legal in age…then there are problems. The key is his age. ‘

    Kathy C,

    it is all about breaking the 50 – 7 rule.

    step 1: take the age of the older person in the,uh, relationship.
    step 2: divide that age by 2, ie 50% of the age
    step 3: add 7 the number given at step 2.

    decision: if the age of the younger person is less than the number arrived at at step 3, sexual relations NOT a good idea. see example below

    Mrs X is 60

    60/2= 30 + 7 = 37

    in this example, for Mrs X to be shagging someone under the age of 37 is a seriously piss poor idea.

  • Comrade Stalin

    decision: if the age of the younger person is less than the number arrived at at step 3, sexual relations NOT a good idea.

    Assuming the number doesn’t go below the age of consent, why not ?

  • Alias

    Wild Turkey, having just done the math, I’m limited to having an affair with someone over the age of 29. Oddly enough, my eyes are usually drawn to women around the age of 30 to 35. Not that I would ever do more than look, of course!

  • Eleanor Bull

    “in this example, for Mrs X to be shagging someone under the age of 37 is a seriously piss poor idea.”

    Only if broadcaster Y gets hold of story Z

  • joeCanuck


    There has been a run on brown paper bags at a N.I. Supermarket; the sort you can put over your head.

  • You are all being very unkind. Iris has probably just got a bad back and needed a few sports massages, that´s all.

  • Comrade Stalin


    Not that I would ever do more than look, of course!

    Quite right. Any one of them could be an agent.

  • joeCanuck


    Of more importance, from BBC, Sinn Fein has said no progress was made in talks with the DUP on a date for the transfer of justice powers.

  • Jaggers

    As regards an older person having a relationship with someone much younger the campsite rules should apply – that is, you leave the younger person in as good if not better state than you found them.

    The only thing I know is from Iris’ statement yesterday “the relationship later developed into a brief affair. It had no emotional or last [sic] meaning”. So humped, dumped and now about to be publicly humiliated.

  • Lionel Hutz

    If it’s the same guy, I mean who pursuades friends to give money for a new business for a ‘man’ so young. Who becomes friends and starts consoling this friend when this friend is so young. I’m baffled

  • Fabianus


    “Poor lad. There must be easier ways of getting a council grant.”

    ROTFLMAO! You’re on form today, me bucko.

  • soandso

    Is this not the guy she was comforting after a death? Which is grooming in other words.

  • Lionel Hutz

    All the signs are it’s the same guy but that’s some story. He was well truly preyed on if that’s the case. But you would think she wouldn’t give the background info on the funeral if it’s a kid. She’s just aggravating it then. Maybe Peter wants to make her suffer.

  • Fabianus


    I don’t agree. “Grooming” is what a much older, more worldly wise person engages in when attempting to ingratiate themselves sexually with a far younger, innocent person.

    Oh, wait…

  • iluvni

    I wonder if his ring tone is…
    “In spite of ourselves” by Iris Dement(ed)

  • Lionel Hutz

    Can we name him now, apparently it’s been on rte

  • Fabianus

    Damn you, iluvni!

    I was keeping Iris Dement in reserve 🙂

  • Garza

    I have to admit feel for the three of them, young guy, Iris and Peter.

    The humilation must be unbearable.

  • iluvni

    lol @ Fabianus!
    I was in there like a rat up a drainpipe, much like….

  • Lionel Hutz

    Im preferring goo goo dolls song about her. The lyrics match up perfectly, third verse is definately about peter

  • hairlacker

    Seems very coincidental that the heads of both Sinn Fein and the DUP bite the dust in the same period that they were to deliveer on P & J , how long has the spooks been pushing with this info?

  • Jaggers

    BBC1 have at last updated their website to say that Spotlight will be shown for 60 minutes from 22:35 with a description “Reporter Darragh MacIntyre presents a special Spotlight investigation on Iris Robinson.”

  • Fabianus


    I delighted in this one.


    I just hope that when she keeps hearing the word shadenfreude over the next couple of weeks, she doesn’t think it’s gaelic.

  • Jimmy_Sands

    Shame on you both. Those facebook sites are almost as childish and offensive as this one:

  • Dave Hartin

    I was on top of this last night but I’ve been busy today…

    Holy shit!

  • andnowwhat

    Well, that was dynamite!

  • iluvni

    The young lad spoke well. Treated like shit by Mrs Robinson.
    Good luck to him. He deserves a bit of banter but he’s not the villian of the piece in my opinion.

  • Paul Doran

    No doubt about it, They must go, They broke the law and the whole TV show yesterday was a a show and nothing else, The man walked out r when his wife was in huge distress. How could you do that you might be realy annoyed , but not to be there when the 2 gp’s arrived and then the next day the typical Peter Roinson was on display in the Chamber. What a farce.Someone have the guts to call for their resignations. What did she have on the other 2 characters that she could get 50 k in a short period of time.What favours(Political) she provide

  • Fabianus


    Yes, they must go.

    But watch how the powers that be try to convince us that in actually fact they were both within the law.

    And the depressing part is that most of the electorate will swallow it.

    Sigh. I suppose that’s democracy.

  • Pigeon Toes

    £50,000 hardly a significant amount…

  • Alias

    Well, that’s Peter dumped in the shit. If it’s true that he colluded in the cover-up of his wife’s violation of a plethora of codes of conduct, then he has violated the ministerial code in so doing.

  • Fabianus


    Of course he has. He’s a liability. We can’t have this sort of gentleman occupying the main position in our assembly.

    He must go.

  • granni trixie

    Aside from being interested dur to human nosiness, I am genuinely shocked at IR – the young man grieving and vulnerable, she in a position of power – if she were male,it would be portrayed differently (think Clinton-Lewinskey?).

  • andnowwhat

    I know fora fact that Peter got the development from the Belvoir hospital roundabout to the Saintfield Road (sorry, I can’t remember its name) reassigned for Frazer so he could build it. Their relationship must go way back.

    Maybe the lesson is think before you vote and stop voting on a tribal basis?

  • Alias

    The Seven Principles of Public Life in the Ministerial Code are:

    1.6 The seven principles of public life referred to at 1.5(iv) are as follows:-

    Holders of public office should take decisions solely in terms of the public interest. They should not do so in order to gain financial or other material benefits for themselves, their family, or their friends.

    [b]Integrity [/b]
    Holders of public office should not place themselves under any financial or other obligation to outside individuals or organisations that might influence them in the performance of their official duties.

    [b]Objectivity [/b]
    In carrying out public business, including making public appointments, awarding contracts, or recommending individuals for rewards and benefits, holders of public office should make choices on merit.

    [b]Accountability [/b]
    Holders of public office are accountable for their decisions and actions to the public and must submit themselves to whatever scrutiny is appropriate to their office.

    [b]Openness [/b]
    Holders of public office should be as open as possible about all the decisions and actions that they take. They should give reasons for their decisions and restrict information only when the wider public interest clearly demands.

    [b]Honesty [/b]
    Holders of public office have a duty to declare any private interests relating to their public duties and to take steps to resolve any conflicts arising in a way that protects the public interest.

    [b]Leadership [/b]
    Holders of public office should promote and support these principles by leadership and example.

  • iluvni

    So, after that, do Nigel Dodds, Jeffrey Donaldson, Arlene Foster and Sammy Wilson still stand 100% in support of their leader?

  • Pigeon Toes

    Those seven principles apply to all those employed in government.

    Alas Alias, they seem to be a rather loose concept.

  • Driftwood

    The Rioja was good but the plot was spoiled by the malevolent corruption and blatant hypocrisy on show by the DUP.
    Good drama by the BBC but it couldn’t happen in real life. Even the DUP are not that dramatically opportunist and totally corrupt.
    I almost imagined the DUP would issue a press statement tomorrow. Downplaying the lies and corruption on display in that (presumably) fictional programme about DUP sexual promiscuity and financial impropriety.

  • Framer

    That’s it over for the dynasty.

    Didn’t he remember it’s the cover-up that destroys you?

  • Alias

    “Those seven principles apply to all those employed in government.”

    True, and “Holders of public office should promote and support these principles by leadership and example” would exclude a First Minister colluding in a cover-up of serious impropriety by another MLA.