Tuesday 17 September 2019

TD 'slides in butter on kitchen floor pretending to be a slug'... but it's all for a good cause

Regina Doherty
Regina Doherty

Niall O'Connor

Don’t believe everything you read on social media...

Or at least wait for the explanation.

Fine Gael TD Regina Doherty caused a stir on Facebook with a bizarre status update at the weekend.

“I know nobody will read my status but sometimes, when I'm bored, I get wrapped up in a sleeping bag and lather butter all over myself and slide around the kitchen floor pretending I'm a slug,” she wrote online.

Regina Doherty's more than unusual status on Facebook (Photo: Facebook/Regina Doherty)
Regina Doherty's more than unusual status on Facebook (Photo: Facebook/Regina Doherty)

The Meath East deputy revealed all this morning, explaining that her social media status was in fact a clever campaign and not a bizarre revelation of an unusual hobby.

Speaking to independent.ie, Ms Doherty said she posted the message in order to draw awareness to Breast Cancer Awareness Week.

Regina Doherty TD explained all in a follow-up status (Photo: Facebook/Regina Doherty)
Regina Doherty TD explained all in a follow-up status (Photo: Facebook/Regina Doherty)

The Irish Cancer Society is lobbying the government to extend Breast Check which would cost the State just €3m.

“A lousy €3m would save 87 lives,“ Ms Doherty said today.

She admitted that she was inundated with calls and texts from friends who believed her Facebook had been hacked.

And Ms Doherty insisted that she does not lather herself with butter when she is bored in the evenings.

“I’m mortified I posted that but if it raises awareness, then all the better,” she said.

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