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Oliver Callan tore into the political elite on last night's Late Late

The comedian got everyone talking.

Source: The Late Late Show/YouTube

LAST NIGHT’S LATE Late Show saw a panel discuss the eight-week stalemate in the formation of our next government.

Impressionist Oliver Callan, joined journalist Dearbhail McDonald and chef Richard Corrigan to talk about the current state of play and the public perception of what’s going on.

Callan is used to talking about politics, usually on his show Callan’s Kicks, but he’s been more prominent in talking about mainstream politics in recent weeks.

Last night, he took the opportunity to tear into the politicians who have yet to agree a government deal.

“It’s gone through the boring phase now and is extremely disrespectful of the Irish public because these guys know they need to get out and get the job done,” he said

I’m drained, you can’t believe a word from one minute to the next. I have to watch the damned stuff to keep up to date with it, but I assume the rest of the country has switched off.

“I estimate, very rough of the back of the envelope, that some of them have earned €25,000 doing absolutely nothing since the election day. And if that’s not a scandal then I don’t know what is”

During the course of the segment Callan also gave out about the Healy-Raes, accusing them of being “on both sides of the same fence” on Irish Water.

He was also critical of Denis O’Brien’s purchase of Siteserv from IBRC and what he said was “the connection between business and politics”.

His performance led him trending on Twitter with many praising his performance.

The entire segment can be watched on the RTÉ Player. It begins after 1hr30 mins of the show. 

Read: Micheál Martin and Enda Kenny talked over the phone tonight – and will again tomorrow >

Read: There are a LOT of problems with the Siteserv inquiry >

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