Irish viewers raised greater than €2 million for the Irish Red Cross Ukraine attraction throughout a particular episode of RTÉ’s Late Late Show on Friday night time.
Taoiseach Micheál Martin appeared on Friday’s present, labeling Russian President Vladimir Putin as a “harmful” and “evil man”.
“I do not assume a lot of him. I get very indignant after I consider him. The West was very naïve. I feel he’s anti-democratic. He’s an evil man, harmful and doing untold harm to folks, and altering the rules-based order that all of us adhere to,” Martin stated in an interview with Late Late Show host Ryan Tubridy.
“This is a barbaric, brutal assault on the Ukrainian folks as a result of he does not desire a democratic Ukraine. I salute the bravery of the final week.”
The Taoiseach additionally recommended Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy for his bravery in the course of the Russian invasion and stated he’s “personifying Ukrainian nationhood proper now”.
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Martin made a heartfelt plea throughout Friday’s Late Late Show calling on the Irish public to donate to the Red Cross attraction and so they answered the decision emphatically.
The present closed with a whopping €2.2 million raised for the Irish Red Cross attraction, with donations coming in so quick that they precipitated the donate.redcross.ie web site to crash at one level.
However, as with the Late Late Toy Show attraction earlier than Christmas, viewers had been capable of preserve donating by way of the Revolut app.
Friday’s Late Late Show additionally included a harrowing introductory section, that includes an emotional speech from Tubridy and a particular video manufacturing exhibiting footage of youngsters fleeing their properties as Russian missiles rain down on the nation.
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