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Shave or Dye

WATCH: Mick Wallace has dyed his hair pink

The Wexford TD took the bold step for Today FM’s Shave or Dye.

WHAT WILL CEANN Comhairle Sean Barrett think of this?

Independent TD Mick Wallace has decided to add a splash of pink to his shocks of messy white hair.

The Wexford deputy is taking part in Today FM’s Shave or Dye or Oh My! campaign, when is now in its fifth year.

Since 2010, it has raised over €7.5 million for the Irish Cancer Society.

Wallace himself had a personal brush with cancer, as he told Matt Cooper’s The Last Word in the clip below…

Video / YouTube

Ever since he first took his seat in the Dáil after the last general election, Wallace’s hair has caused a bit of a stir.

But it isn’t the first time it’s annoyed the powers that be.

“Until I was about 12, my father kept shaving it off my head, and when I went to secondary school I started to let it grow,” he told the programme.

It got a bit long there, and they tried to make me cut, so I threatened to start a students’ union.

Watch more below (including the dying):

Video / YouTube

A spokesperson for Today FM said:

“Each year, thousands of participants get their friends and family to sponsor them to shave or dye their hair with Today FM staff and presenters doing likewise.

Today FM has now introduced the element of Oh My!, where people can have a bad hair day instead.

By shaving, dying or messing your hair up, you are showing your support for the many thousands of people who are going through, or have gone though, cancer treatment themselves.


To get involved, log onto or text ‘shave’ to 50300 to donate €2 to the Irish Cancer Society.

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