College to investigate Ahern protest

“NUI Galway (NUIG) has initiated an internal investigation into protests on campus which led to the abandonment of a public interview with former taoiseach Bertie Ahern on Monday night. The university says it may take disciplinary action against any students involved. Both it and the college’s students’ union have also ‘strongly condemned’ the actions of the participants. However, the students’ union said the actions of both the Garda and a small number of protesters were ‘unnecessary’. Mr Ahern, who has been relying on a crutch due to a leg injury, was visibly shaken after he was jostled en route to a lecture hall in the college concourse shortly before 8pm on Monday …” (more)

[Lorna Siggins, Irish Times, 4 February]

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