Rory O'Neill, aka Panti Bliss

Jan 30, 2020, 06:00 AM
Emma Jane Purcell chats to people at the top of their game about failure - from their first memory of failure to how they cope with it now.

Rory O'Neill aka Panti Bliss is Ireland's most famous drag queen and self-styled accidental activist. Panti has written and performed hit theatre shows and is the landlady of Pantibar. She was the forerunner in Ireland's yes campaign for gay marriage and took to the stage of the National Theatre with a speech that became an international sensation and has been compared to some of the great speeches in the English language. A documentary about Panti called 'The Queen of Ireland' was also released in recent years. 

But Rory is not here to talk about success - he's here to talk about failure.

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Editor - Shane Lynam 
Music - Leah Moore
Art - Shane Kelleher