So you think you want a revolution?
The 'storming of the Dail' was done by people out of touch with an economic tide that is beginning to turn, writes Jody Corcoran
Published 16/05/2010 | 05:00
It was the week that shook the world, or our wee part of it anyway. Well, sort of . . . The riot appeared -- for a moment -- on Sky News, after all, the news outlet that would play on a loop anything that might appear dramatic.
Breaking news then, flashed red in shock: the Houses of Parliament -- or the Oireachtas as we call it -- were being stormed by a public who just could not take it anymore.
The breaching of the guard at Leinster House should not be underestimated: the first phase of the Bolshevik revolution was followed by a second.