Bopping with Niall JP O'Leary

Niall O'Leary insists on sharing his hare-brained notions and hysterical emotions. Personal obsessions with cinema, literature, food and alcohol feature regularly.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Democracy in Action

I was at a conference on International Affairs last Friday. As the Tanaiste, Eamonn Gilmore, got up to give the opening speech, a student raised a paper placard protesting about student fees. He was escorted quietly to the door by a garda and then forcibly evicted from the building. The theme of the conference was Democracy in the modern world.


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