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    I am disturbed by the events in Abbey involving the Taoiseach. As reported it seems that an offer was made to meet protesters from the turf cutters. This was refused. A public road was blocked and the right of an elected Taoiseach to attend an event was attempted to be denied. The turf cutters chose the route of physically attempting to stop the Taoiseach. The shouting of abuse is de rigeur but the attempts to physically jostle the Taoiseach take this in a new direction. It is farcical in one sense that turf cutters think their issue entitles them to set aside the rule of law. It is dangerous when they think they can act with this sort of impunity. I also wonder about the political leanings to that mob.

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    Perhaps FG ought not to have promised to have sorted it all out in the interests of the turf people

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    You would wonder about their mentality, that they refused an offer of a meeting says it all about them. There is no need to act like savages to try and make their point.
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    Quote Originally Posted by slippy wicket View Post
    You would wonder about their mentality, that they refused an offer of a meeting says it all about them. There is no need to act like savages to try and make their point.
    Are they acting, I wonder?
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    Its good for leaders to feel the wrath of their people every now and then, it keeps them grounded.

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    I'd say the majority of them voted FF/FG all their lives as is the norm in rural Ireland.

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    Disgraceful scenes, given th EU directive. It impacts on only a small number of turf cutters who are well rewarded and given alternatives.

    I suspect that it is political and probably organised by the FF wing of the Turf Cutters/ Septic Tank Western Brigade.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 44percent View Post
    I am disturbed by the events in Abbey involving the Taoiseach. As reported it seems that an offer was made to meet protesters from the turf cutters. This was refused. A public road was blocked and the right of an elected Taoiseach to attend an event was attempted to be denied. The turf cutters chose the route of physically attempting to stop the Taoiseach. The shouting of abuse is de rigeur but the attempts to physically jostle the Taoiseach take this in a new direction. It is farcical in one sense that turf cutters think their issue entitles them to set aside the rule of law. It is dangerous when they think they can act with this sort of impunity. I also wonder about the political leanings to that mob.
    I dont think I support the idea of jostling the Taoiseach for reasons of turf cutting rights. On the other hand considering rural Ireland is undergoing a steady rate of decline with facilities, amenities and opportunities all being reduced then there are damn good reasons to protest. I aint sure turf is the one i'd pick but there may be more to this than just peat rights. Course turf cutting is worth money to the one doing it.


    regarding the political leanings of the mob whoever they were they werent a classy lot - not appreciating a Time and European man of the year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stakerwallace View Post
    Are they acting, I wonder?
    I was giving them the benifit of the doubt.
    Normally a vocal minority of savages at such protests
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    Quote Originally Posted by Plebian View Post
    I'd say the majority of them voted FF/FG all their lives as is the norm in rural Ireland.
    well naturally enough. Thats like saying most Americans voted Republican/Democrats. naturally they do/did because there aint an alternative. In rural Ireland its only recently that SF have arrived as an alternative across all of rural Ireland (rather than in areas).

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