What do we want? Polite protests

Irish people are fighting for their rights – but it’s all a bit embarrassing really

23rd October, 2016
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How good are the Irish at protesting? To judge by our record over the course of years, the answer to that question is simple: not very.

Sure, the news headlines are full of accounts of strikes at the moment. The teachers are striking. The guards are striking. Protesters in their thousands took to the streets of Dublin recently for the pro-choice Repeal the Eighth march. We’ve been going ballistic over the introduction of water charges,...

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