Ahern jostled by anti-fees protestors in Galway

“Former taoiseach Bertie Ahern had to abandon a public discussion in NUI Galway tonight when he was jostled by students protesting over the college fees issue. Several dozen gardaí were involved in trying to break up the protest, which began at the entrance to the campus shortly before 8pm and continued outside a lecture theatre. Mr Ahern, who was still on crutches due to his recent leg injury, was visibly shaken …” (more)

[Lorna Siggins, Irish Times, 2 February]

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