TWEETS: There was a very strong reaction to last night's Claire Byrne Live 3 years ago

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.

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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.

There was a strong reaction to both the arguments of Cunningham and Ian O'Doherty online...

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