A 10 year old Limerick boy with Down Syndrome has weighed in on the Forbes article controversy.
Padraig O’Callaghan from Knockainey in County Limerick has been making regular motivational ‘paudcasts’ during the pandemic.
His Monday videos are full of positivity and often touch on whatever is happening in Limerick at the time.
For example, Pádraig celebrated the return to schools with a video message from his own schoolyard and he also made a special video promoting the good work of Team Limerick Clean Up.
But this week, Pádraig has gone political – weighing in on the controversy over a Forbes magazine article that painted Limerick in a bad and false light.
It’s led to a huge backlash both politically and among ordinary people and the Mayor of Limerick has called for Forbes magazine to apologise.
Pádraig has joined the debate and this week’s episode joins the county-wide campaign of #Limerickandproud that emerged following the publication.
Filmed in front of the new mural of Limerick icon Dodo Reddan, Pádraig uses a distinct Limerick word to describe the author of the Forbes article- take a listen: