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The man at the center of the famous rant about the Irish economy which has become a massive YouTube with 1.27 million hits so far has revealed why he spoke out.

His rant has gone viral worldwide and media all over the world has sought him out.

His name is Denis Ryan, a native of  Newport, Co Tipperary and a very well known entertainer and businessman in Canada. He is currently an investment banker in Halifax Nova Scotia.

He left from Ireland to Canada in the 1960s and became a well known musician and key member of Ryan’s Fancy, an Irish folk trio that was very successful in Canada in the 1970s and 1980s.

Last summer he a sang for Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip during their royal visit to Nova Scotia.

The now famous interview took place on a street in downtown Halifax just a few weeks ago.
Ryan —who is named only as an Irishman in the banking business, launches an extraordinary tirade against bankers and politicians in Ireland.

The man who conducted the interview is Tony Quinn, a Canadian actor and comedian pretending to be  Jason Calibri, a journalist for the fake media company the Financial News. He asked Ryan about the demise of the Celtic Tiger economy.

"In Ireland it’s a tragedy what happened to the tiger," Ryan replied. "We have four causes. We had a stupid f***ing government, with a regulator that was asleep at the wheel. We had very deceitful and conniving and corrupt developers, and of course, above all, wanking f***ing bankers."

He continues his colorful rant for several minutes.
 He says all of them "should be thrown in jail and the keys thrown away for the rest of their life."

Ryan told the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) this week that he had set up the interview with Quinn as a way to vent his anger at what had happened

"I’m disgusted, as you can appreciate, growing up in that country and seeing what’s happened to it," Ryan told CBC on Monday. He said members of his  family back in Ireland are deeply suffering, he stated, "all because of the stupidity and greed of a few people, particularly the bankers,"

But he says he won’t do any more media. “I won’t do any more interviews,” he told CBC. “I don’t mean to be a pompous son of a gun, but I’m not an economist, and I’ve made my statement.”

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