USUALLY it's the politicians that take centre stage on Budget day discussions, but it was this Dublin pensioner stole the limelight on live Irish television last night.
Ellen Redden, 77, from Ballymun in Dublin was in the audience last night on RTÉ's Prime Time discussing the fall out from Ireland's 2017 Budget.
Ms Redden, who was representing the 'grey vote' did not mince her words from the get go - slamming politicians for pandering to the older vote when it mattered.
"Do you know what, [today's Budget] would have been funny, if it wasn't so tragic," she said.
"Suddenly we, the grey vote, are very important and all for a fiver," Ms Redden told host Miriam O'Callaghan, discussing the weekly increase in the Budget for pensioners.
But it was halfway through the programme Ms Redden delivered her no nonsense punch line.
Guest Donal Gannon, a tax consultant, explained that from next March pensioners would receive a €300 annual increase, which he said would round off to "around €6 a week."
In response, Ms Redden outlined the problems facing pensioners if they don't have "Dementia, Alzheimers or bits hanging off," and how her pension wouldn't cover her prescriptions because she just has "the sh*t that goes with being 77."
While Miriam O'Callaghan swiftly moved the discussion on, the pensioner visibly left fellow audience members chuckling, and trended on Irish Twitter as #EllenLegend.
— Odhrán Allen (@odhranallen) October 11, 2016