"Be a good citizen and do it for Ireland" - Ryan Tubridy gives inspirational speech on Late Late Show 2 months ago

"Be a good citizen and do it for Ireland" - Ryan Tubridy gives inspirational speech on Late Late Show

"Be a good citizen and do it for Ireland."

The Late Late Show has long tackled serious themed amongst its offering of light Friday evening entertainment, but last night's episode was different.

Host Ryan Tubridy opened RTÉ's flagship show by introducing it as "The single most peculiar, most profound and possibly the most pressing Late Late Show that we've ever broadcast. I've never experienced anything quite like it."

The show was conducted without any audience and any house band, measures that Tubridy said were "absolutely necessary."

In a speech that deserved a round of applause, Tubridy told those watching at home: "What we choose to do over the coming hours, over the coming days and over the coming weeks can and, I really mean this, will make all the difference.

"You will do all of this for your children, do it for your parents. For our neighbours, for our friends, do it for somebody you might even like in college or the person who sells you your coffee every morning, it doesn't really matter. Just be a good citizen and do it for Ireland. That's the plea, today.

Later in the episode, Tubridy was joined on the set of Fair City by Dr. Sarah Doyle for a demonstration of how to self-isolate should their lives be touched by COVID-19.

Doyle advised that people don't take visitors while someone in the house is self-isolating, and said it was crucial to avoid associating any stigma with the illness, as "many, many of us are going to get it."