The Late Late is and always has been a sort of barometer of Irish society, and I am very heartened by the audience's response to this segment - it starts with the obligatory token invited wingnuts, but when the ordinary people start speaking, the cheers and applause their supportive comments elicited from the rest of the audience brought a genuine tear to my eye - especially the middle aged bearded bloke who just said "fair play to them." And when Kenny asked the audience if they were in favour of gay marriage, following the report that our glorious leader said that Ireland would never go for such a thing, the majority of hands went up.
"Bertie, you were wrong," said a beaming Pat.
Sniff. My country isn't great, but it just might be getting better.
Link from Maman Poulet.