Government ministers and deputies ran a gauntlet of protests outside Leinster House last week as a heated debate on the pension levy bill took place in the Dáil chamber.
The Taoiseach, Brian Cowen, and the Minister for Finance, Brian Lenihan, addressed a Fianna Fáil parliamentary party meeting on the eve of the bill’s publication to fortify the backbenchers against the torrent of anger on the streets expected over the coming weeks....
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