Today Competition

All this week on Today, Maura and Dáithí have a very warming competition for you at home and remember the show is on from 3pm - 4pm this afternoon due to coverage of the USA inauguration of Donald Trump...

We are delighted to be giving you at home the chance to get your hands on some much needed spending money. Today we want to give you the chance to win €500 cash to spend however you please, adding a few zeros to your bank balance, but that's not all...

The wintery cold outside is becoming fierce and with that in mind, we've teamed up with our friends at Top Oil, Ireland's leading quality assured home heating and fuel services provider, who are reminding us to plan ahead for those cold winter days and set up your home heating budget plan for 2017 today!

They want to give you the chance to keep your home heated to the value of €500. To order Quality Assured home heating oil during Top Oil's Winter Sale, visit

For your chance to win €500 cash and of course the Top Oil Home Fuel voucher, answer today's question correctly and a much welcomed delivery could be on its way to you...

Today Donald Trump will officially become President of the USA, but where does the President reside?

White House

Blue House

Green House

If you know the answer, call or text the competition line:

ROI: 1517 71 71 44

NI: 0904 9599 080

text COMP followed by your answer, name and location to 57117 (ROI and NI).

Each text entry costs €1.50 (incl VAT) or GBP £2.00. Calls from the eir network will cost €2.03 and from a BT landline will cost GBP £2.00. Calls from other networks and from mobiles will cost more.

Please note, the person named in the entry must be aged 18 years or older as at date of entry. This competition will close at 3.50pm, on 20th January 2017. Please do not enter after this time as you will be charged for your entry, but your entry will not be included.

If required, you must be available to take a call from the Today team and Dáithí Ó'Sé and/or Maura Derrane on 20/01/17. If requested, the entrant must reconfirm the correct answer to the competition question live on-air during the phone call on 20/01/17 in order to win the prize. If the entrant fails to take/answer the call or is deemed by RTÉ to have answered the question incorrectly, the entrant forfeits his/her opportunity to win.

Participation/entry denotes acceptance of all associated competition terms and conditions as listed below.


Service Provider: Phonovation. Tel: 0818 217 100.

Please do not enter outside of the advertised competition open and close times and date(s) as you will be charged, but your entry will not be included in the draw. Competition may be closed if watching on catch-up services, please check dates and times.

Entrants must be aged 18 years or older as at date of entry and a resident of the Republic of Ireland or Northern Ireland in order to qualify as the prize winner.

Promoter reserves the right to request proof of age, verifiable by birth certificate or passport only, and proof of residency, verifiable by recent utility bill only (issued within 6 months of win).

The Today prize winner on 20/01/2017 will receive a €500 Top Oil Home Fuel Voucher (voucher(s) denomination(s) as specified by the Promoter, redeemable in participating stores as specified by the Promoter, standard Top Oil voucher usage policy, terms and conditions apply, no cash alternative, voucher cannot be used in conjunction with other in-store offers) and €500 (prize money is issued to the winner by euro cheque, made payable to the winner, allow 28 working days for delivery).

The prize is non-transferable.

In order to claim the prize, the winner will be required to sign any documentation as may be requested by the Promoter relating to acceptance of the competition prize, terms and conditions and including, but not limited to, waiver of liability release in favour of the Promoter and such other persons as may be determined by the Promoter.

Employees of RTÉ, Phonovation, Top Oil Ireland and their associated promotional partners, companies or suppliers and their immediate family members are not eligible to enter/win.

In the event that a call to a finalist(s) cannot be completed on-air due to technical issues on the part of RTÉ or time restrictions, RTÉ reserves the right to announce the winner(s) on-air on the next programme, in which case the finalist(s) will not be required to take Dáithí and/or Maura's call in order to be deemed the winner(s).

RTÉ's decision in relation to selection of competition winner is final and no correspondence will be entered into.

RTÉ standard competition terms and conditions also apply.