Wednesday 17 July 2019

Education Minister Jan O'Sullivan blocked from leaving school by anti-water charge protesters

Minister delayed for 40 minutes

Education Minister Jan O’Sullivan
Education Minister Jan O’Sullivan
Jan O'Sullivan

Niall O'Connor, Political Correspondent

EDUCATION Minister Jan O'Sullivan was blocked from leaving a North Dublin school today by anti-water charge protesters.

The Labour Party politician was visiting Gaelcolaiste Reachrann in Donaghmede when she was impeded by demonstrators.

Ms O'Sullivan was delayed for 40 minutes after about a dozen demonstrators blocked the main exit.

It's understood that another group of protesters based themselves at a different exit - forcing Ms O'Sullivan to remain in her car.

She is the latest senior government minister to be targetted by anti-water charge protesters while on official ministerial business.

Ms O'Sullivan was visiting Gaelcolaiste Reachrann to meet the school principal about a building project.

She was accompanied by junior Labour minister Aodhan O'Riordain.

Ms O'Sullivan visited four schools in the Dublin Bay North constituency today, but there were no protesters at any of the other schools.

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