The shortlist is out for Ireland’s Most Unromantic Man -- and Eugene Shephard from Co. Kilkenny is top of the list after giving his wife a grave plot for Christmas.
The winner of the award will get to spend a week in Cyprus. On a positive note, one of the conditions of the prize is that the long suffering partners of the men must get to go on vacation as well.
Shephard defends his morbid gift as a "Christmas gift that lasts forever is... a grave.” He was nominated by his wife Bernie Shephard.
Another man who made it to the short list is Michael Kidd, 24, from Dublin City, who has vowed “never to buy his fiancee a card or flowers — not even for her funeral,” according to reports in theHe was nominated by his fiancée Karen Alves.
Jana Langova nominated her boyfriend, 25-year-old Anthony Doyle, after he forgot her birthday for the second year in a row and bought her a car battery for Christmas.
Another Casanova worthy of nomination was Niall Dillion, 30, from Co. Westmeath, who likes to take his wife to the cattle mart for a sausage sandwich as a Valentine’s Day treat. Dillion was also nominated by his wife Christa.
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