Emmet Kirwan was heralded as the voice of the nation when he released Heartbreak, a powerful spoken word piece that explored the realities of the 8th amendment.
Last night he appeared on The Late Late Show and talked to Ryan Tubridy about his differences with Leo Varadker, someone who was in Trinity College at the same time as him.
Passionately discussing Ireland he said he “views this country very differently, through a very different [socioeconomic] prism,” than the one through which Varadker operates.
The actor discussed how he can never forget the Taoiseach’s campaign against people committing welfare fraud, stating that he was trying to “divide and rule” the country. He also pointed out the hypocrisy of there being no phone line to call out financial fraud, the type that brought the country crashing into the last recession.
His closing statement on the matter received a round of applause from the audience in agreeance. He said, “It wasn’t blokes in tracksuits who ruined the country, it was blokes in suits.”
Watch the full interview here.