As most of you have already heard, Gabriel Byrne is in “hot water” over his apparently controversial appearance on a recent episode of The Late Late Show in Ireland (mentioned in more detail in a previous posting), during which he voiced his support for Mannix Flynn, a candidate for the Dublin City Council (I think I have this right) and an outspoken critic of the Ryan Report on the clergy and child abuse.
In my not-so-humble opinion, we should all be in such “hot water.”
The entire show is available at the Late Late Show website. Note: the subject matter is serious in nature. This was Pat Kenny’s last night as host of the show and it is wonderful that he chose to welcome Gabriel to his final night–and to allow him to speak about serious matters! Kudos to both gentlemen.
I would add that, as you watch the video, you should avoid being mesmerized by that great edifice which is Gabriel’s nose and pay attention to his WORDS, which will break your heart. Someone needs to have a word with the cameraman…