He was prevented from participating in a public discussion in NUI Galway last night after being jostled by students protesting over the planned reintroduction of college fees.
Bertie, who, I assume, would claim had nothing to do with the present crisis, just wanted to talk about his life and times and accept a gong from the college’s Literary and Debating Society in appreciation of his tireless and patriotic efforts for his country.
I just hope NUI Galway coughed up Bertie’s attendance fee; after all, he’s struggling to cope on his €100,000 TDs salary, €164,000 pension, up to €100,000 in mostly unvouched expenses, and a raft of other ‘perks’ for those who have served their country so well.
People like the corrupt Ray Burke on a pension of €100,000, the disgraced Padraig Flynn on almost €100,000 and the (I’m too sick to give evidence) former Taoiseach Albert Reynolds on €103,000.
Mmm…maybe I shouldn’t be describing the word revolution as ‘dreaded.’