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 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 was available at the Late Late Show website, but sadly is no longer [as of October 2017]. The subject matter was quite serious in nature. This was Pat Kenny’s last night as host of the show and it was wonderful that he chose to welcome Gabriel to his final night–and to allow him to speak about serious matters! Kudos to both gentlemen.