Throwaway line spurs Boxer to reveal personal struggles

Thu, May 25, 2017


When Kevin ‘Boxer’ Moran sat down with Ryan Tubridy on last Friday’s Late Late Show to discuss his personal struggles with dyslexia and depression, he never imagined the response he would receive from the watching public.

Inspired to give such an honest and frank interview by slurs from a radio contributor regarding the level of education of a certain incoming Minister, Moran’s decision to take part in the programme was as much about standing up for all he has achieved despite his difficulties, as it was about helping those who may be going through the same issues today.


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