Emmet Kirwan: Episode 154

August 27, 2016

This week writer and actor Emmet Kirwan speaks to Jarlath at the Edinburgh Fringe where his play Dublin Old School is receiving rave reviews (3:00). Emmet discusses the normality of his childhood in Tallaght and the misrepresentation of the ’working class’ by the media (11:00). Having worked as a writer for Irish television, Emmet describes the freedom he finds in theatre and its status as the last non-viral art form (27:00). Later he explains how RTÉ let him away with murder by not reading the scripts for Sarah and Steve (29:00).


Emmet speaks passionately about the need to open the conversation on drugs in Ireland and the unnecessary hysteria with which it is usually met by the uninformed (45:00) before telling the incredible story of his chance reconnection with his brother in the most unlikely of places (54:00).


You can watch Emmet in ‘Just Saying’ here


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