TWEETS: There was a very strong reaction to last night's Claire Byrne Live
It followed the hard-hitting documentary on RTÉ last night...
The Crossing, broadcast on RTÉ on Monday night, documented life aboard the the Samuel Beckett and showed the work that the Irish navy do on the behalf of people looking to escape from Northern Africa into Europe.
Following the documentary, Claire Byrne Live addressed the refugee crisis and had actor Liam Cunningham, journalist Ian O'Doherty and Minister for Defence Paul Kehoe on to speak about the issue.
Cunningham, perhaps best known for his role as Davos Seaworth in Game of Thrones, has been vocal on the issue for the last number of years and has travelled to visit International Rescue Committee camps in Greece, bringing a number of film stars with him to promote the cause.
He spoke passionately last night about the need for Ireland to do more for the people fleeing from Africa.
— Claire Byrne Live (@ClaireByrneLive) December 13, 2016
There was a strong reaction to both the arguments of Cunningham and Ian O'Doherty online...
— Aaron Mc Grath (@AaronMcGrath96) December 12, 2016
— Geoff K. BLM (@ZonalGK) December 12, 2016
— Cathy Weldon (@CathyWeldon1) December 12, 2016
@liamcunningham1 One word.....admiration !
— Woods Alan (@awoods58) December 13, 2016
Quote of the night goes to Liam Cunningham. 'You just don't want them here' to O' Doherty. #CBLive
— Seán Ó hArgáin (@seanohargain) December 12, 2016
— Paul Mcgill (@McgillPaul) December 12, 2016
Liam Cunningham owning Ian O'Doherty time & time again on #cblive
— Niall McGarry (@MrNiallMcGarry) December 12, 2016
— Joe Dolan Fan Club (@jaadee99) December 12, 2016
— missy brinkmeyer (@BrinkmeyerMissy) December 12, 2016