Sunday 19 November 2017

Watch: Eamon Dunphy calls Ireland a 'kip' and demands 'state of emergency' is declared

Eamon Dunphy launched a blistering tirade on the many problems he sees Ireland facing in 2017

Eamon Dunphy on TV3's The Tonight Show
Eamon Dunphy on TV3's The Tonight Show

Sean Nolan

Eamon Dunphy launched a blistering tirade on the many problems he sees Ireland facing in 2017 during an appearance on TV3's The Tonight Show last night.

The veteran broadcaster began by saying that he was "not optimistic" about Ireland's future before going on to defend its people, saying they are "amazing" in how they deal with things.

He then said that the crash will "never end for our grandchildren" as there is €200bn debt still being carried by the nation.

The 72-year old soccer pundit then said that Ireland needs to declare a "state of emergency" before passionately listing the many problems the country has, from nurses emigrating to the homelessness crisis to hospital waiting lists.

He finished with a question: "What on earth did we fight for our freedom for? To live in a kip like this?"

Watch the full clip below:

 

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