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The nation has fallen in love with Blindboy of the Rubberbandits



Blindboy of the Rubberbandits has put a huge spin on the upcoming election following his appearance on the Late Late Show with Ryan Tubridy last Friday, the 8th of January. As this year is the year of remembrance/commemoration for the 1916 Rising, Blindboy spoke about the similarities between his generation and those who were involved with the rising.

The other guests who shared the couch with Blindboy appeared far from impressed to be sitting with a man who has a plastic bag over his face however, when he made the statement describing his generation he was given the respect he deserved : “my generation can’t afford houses, my generation can’t afford to have children, my generation are either leaving the country or jumping in rivers”

Blindboy of the Rubberbandits

Blindboy of the Rubberbandits – Twitter Response

Twitter went into overdrive in reaction to what Blindboy had to say with comments such as : “Blindboy is killing it on the late late.”. As the Rubberbandits are well known in Ireland for their comedy, people had high expectations that Blindboy would turn the segment into a comedy free for all. However, by the end of the segment Blindboy was the voice of reason on the panel as he spoke from real experience and respect for his generation in the country.




Following the interview, Blindboy of the Rubberbandits has been recognized for his opinion with many referring to him on social media as a hero and that he should be going forward to be Taoiseach in the up coming elections.

The web designers at Miller 87 in Temple bar were inspired to create an image which you can see at the bottom of this article. Has Blindboy become the voice of reason in this country putting most others on the panel to shame?! That is for you, the people of Ireland to decide. You can watch the clip below!


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Blindboy of the Rubberbandits

Blindboy of the Rubberbandits. Image by Dave O’Carroll



Richard is a presenter, producer, songwriter and actor. He was named the Limerick Person of the Year (2011) and won an online award at the Metro Éireann Media and Multicultural Awards (2011) for promoting multi-culturalism online. Richard says that the concept is very much a community driven project that aims to document life in Limerick. So, that in 20 years time people can look back and remember the events that were making the headlines.