Ó Cuív defends Galway protest actions

“Minister for Gaeltacht and Community Affairs Éamon Ó Cuív has defended his actions after he was accused of manhandling a protester in Galway last night. Mr Ó Cuív and Minister for Education Batt O’Keefe were confronted by protesters against education cutbacks at NUI Galway when students attempted to delay access to a university building as the Ministers sought to attend an official function. However, Mr Ó Cuív said he acted in defence of his secretary who had been threatened by an individual who was wielding ‘a piece of timber’ and had to act to defend his secretary and himself …” (more)

[Irish Times, 10 December]

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