Monday, August 31, 2015

Rumours of Revolution!


Who's got a Joan of Arc complex? It was a brilliant day! At least 100,000 showed up for the anti-water charges, anti-austerity march in Dublin City organised by the Right2Water. That's me stepping out in front of family members - niece, sister and two brothers-in-law - aided by a walking pole for my post-Camino knees. Luckily the protest moved slowly as I'm still in no shape for a fast pace. Both quays along the Liffey were packed full as groups walked from Heuston Station on one end and Tara Station on the other to converge on O'Connell Street. The winds of change are blowing in Ireland. A lot of Irish flags and "we want our country back" and "the banks got bailed out, we got sold out" messages. Yes, our young are emigrating en masse and our middle classes are being impoverished but at last we are starting to object to the mass mismanagement of our nation.

1 comment:

Isabell said...

That's great, you've been there!