Musician and truth seeker Jim Corr to earn repeat debate with Tubridy

DUNDALK'S Jim Corr may be finally allowed to air his views on the current financial crisis following a flood of debates from fans to RTÉ over his treatment on the Late Late Show on Friday night.

DUNDALK'S Jim Corr may be finally allowed to air his views on the current financial crisis following a flood of debates from fans to RTÉ over his treatment on the Late Late Show on Friday night.

The 46-year-old was a guest on the show but felt he was "stitched up" by RT after show presenter Ryan Tubridy denied him the opportunity to speak about the financial crisis - which he claims he only came on the show to discuss in the first place.

Instead Tubridy pushed him on his theories about the events of 9/11 leaving Jim livid with how he was portrayed by the state broadcaster.

However, after a flood of complaints from many of Corr's followers on his website and on Facebook, RT have now agreed to give the musician time to air his views on Tubridy's radio programme.

A date for the repeat interview had not been determined at the time of going to press.

Speaking about his appearance on the Late Late Show at the weekend, Corr said: "I really wanted to talk about the financial crisis. I said it was very important to me that I speak about the state of the economy.

"I felt I wasn't given enough time to get my views across. I wanted to stick to the facts. I don't enjoy controversy.

"I felt it was a slight stitch up to be honest. I wasn't given a fair hearing," he said.

Jim was still happy with the publicity he got though.

"At one point 20,000 people were on jimcorr.com (after the show) and the site crashed," he said.