Tipperary Man Abroad Tells It Like It Is

Firstly, we would like to apologise and warn our readers in advance that the video hereunder contains some foul language, so if you are easily offended, please refrain from hitting the play button.

Foul language or not, Newport, Co.Tipperary born musician, investment banker and businessman Denis Ryan, through this video, possibly best expresses the thoughts and feelings of many of our Irish residents, unemployed or on the mimimum wage, sitting in their homes tonight.

“If the government is big enough to give you everything you want, it is big enough to take away everything you have.” President Gerald Ford.

Who is Denis Ryan?

Denis emigrated from Tipperary to Canada in the 1960s. In 1971, with Fergus O’Byrne and Dermot O’Reilly he formed the folk band Ryan’s Fancy. In 1983 the group disbanded and Denis moved to Halifax, Canada where he became an investment banker.

However, he still remained in music, releasing two solo albums and hosting the CBC Television show “Up on the Roof”

In 1994 he received an Honorary degree, Doctor of Letters, from St. Mary’s University in Halifax.

Over the years he has given a lot of his time acting as emcee for many charitable functions. And he continues to help create awareness and fund raising for organisations such as the D’Arcy McGee Chair of Irish Studies at St. Mary’s University.

His latest recording was “Newport Town” with his first cousin Denis Carey.

Oh and by the way, Michael Flatley was born Michael Ryan Flatley and his parents Michael and Eilish Flatley left Furteen, County Sligo, in 1947 to make a new life for themselves in America, so he is Irish.


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