Liam Neeson changed his mind about returning to Ireland
Why Liam Neeson has changed his mind about returning to Ireland
Irish actor Liam Neeson says he has changed his mind about returning home to Ireland because he’s disgusted by the actions of the government in trying to charge people for water.
The Hollywood star, who has appeared in films such as Gangs of New York, Schindler’s List and the Taken series, has lived in New York for the last 20 years. He said he had considered returning to Ireland now that his two sons Daniel and Michael are at university and no longer living at home.
However, he doesn’t approve of the Irish government’s austerity measures, imposed after pressure from the European Union. He is particularly outraged at the idea of charging people for their water supply.
He told the Irish Sun: “We’ve been f***ed from a great height by these bankers and it’s the final straw. To tax people for their water. Just wrong. I’ve always thought about coming home, especially now with my empty nest but this is just insulting. It turns me completely off.
“I just think, ‘Come on, don’t f***ing insult the Irish people anymore.’ It’s terrible.
“I really hope the Government is doing something about it now and listening to the people and finding a solution. They f***ing better listen to the opposition.”
Meanwhile, Neeson is looking forward to the release of his new film, the third instalment in the Taken series, which opens on January 8. He had previously said that he wouldn’t do any more Taken films but changed his mind because he was impressed by the quality of the new script.
Neeson plays action hero Brian Mills, a role that sees him fighting and beating men half his age. He had joked that he felt too old to be playing such parts, but would continue because film producers offered him such lucrative deals.