Irish DJ apologizes on-air for allegedly masturbating on flight


Cork radio listeners got the revenge they'd been waiting years for this morning when local radio presenter Neil Prendeville was forced to apologize on-air for having allegedly masturbated next to two strangers on a scheduled Aer Lingus flight.

I'm sure that there are many ex-Corkonians among the Wild Geese who frequent the blog pages of IrishCentral, so if you hadn't heard the news already you'll probably be glad you did now!

I'm not a big radio fan, but for those unfamiliar with the wonderful city that is Cork, Prendeville's infamy in Ireland's 'real capital' is known to even someone who's never heard his show before.

He's known, basically, for his biting satire of just about everyone and everything around him, is often described by irate listeners as being somewhere between obnoxious and acerbic in nature, and shamelessly promotes his own business interests on his 'current affairs'-style chat show.

96FM is also a bit hard to avoid in Cork. There are two main local radio broadcasters in the city,96FM and RedFM, so trying to avoid Neil Prendeville, or avoid someone who listens to Neil Prendeville, is verging on impossible to do, so pretty much everyone in Cork has been tainted with an opinion of the man, most of which probably are not positive!

For that reason there's a great feeling of delight in Cork about this happening, and on a very serious news day, with the non-stop talk about the registration fee, and the student march, it was welcome humour!

The incident isn't really funny in itself -- it's actually pretty disgusting, but it's just fairly hilarious the way somebody who takes himself so seriously, and is sort of disliked for that in Cork, should fall foul of things in such a bizarre and unexpected way as this.

It's a bit like the ultimate way of getting back at someone a lot of people around Cork have probably long wanted to get back at, and now they have, in a very odd fashion.

So that's the latest update from Cork. It's an odd story, but one which Corkonians and ex-Corkonians seem to be deriving an equally odd amount of pleasure and humour from!

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