What Irish men want according to Irish women.

'Newsbeat' took to the streets of Cork to get Irish women's views on Irish men. Bill O'Herlihy gets their opinions on romance, marriage, and the influence of alcohol.

Here is a selection of the thoughts expressed.

Considering Continentals, I'd say there's no comparison at all.

The majority of Irish men, they're looking for a good wealthy wife.

I'd go for an Irish man first.

They're not as romantic as the French or the Italians. They haven't got the plausibility of those but at the same time, they'll do.

They want too much of a good time to settle down.

A lot of them out the country could make very good husbands for city girls.

By the time they reach the age where they feel inclined to get married, they're all old and bald.

This episode of 'Newsbeat' was broadcast on 27 October 1967. The reporter is Bill O'Herlihy.

'Newsbeat' was a half-hour feature programme presented by Frank Hall and ran for 7 years from September 1964 to June 1971. 'Newsbeat' went out from Monday to Friday on RTÉ television and reported on current affairs and issues of local interest from around Ireland. The final programme was broadcast on 11 June 1971.