Artistic Licence: Byrne played his own part in selling Ireland

I don't doubt the sincerity of Gabriel Byrne's recent comments on the Gathering.

11th November, 2012
Artistic Licence: Byrne played his own part in selling Ireland
'From a lesser commentator, such remarks would be pushed out of the room like so many cobwebs cast aside by the firm, swishing broom of the media. But Byrne's opinions carry weight'.

I don't doubt the sincerity of Gabriel Byrne's recent comments on the Gathering.

As has been well documented by now, the actor told Today FM presenter Matt Cooper on The Last Word, on location in New York, that he believes the efforts to bring American people back to Ireland represented nothing more than a scam.

"Most people [in Ireland] don't give a shit about the diaspora, except to shake them down for a few quid,"...

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