Minister flees to church as house tax demo rages
The angry group had turned up for the minister’s planned launch of Carlow County Museum.
Mr Hogan, who is TD for the Carlow/Kilkenny constituency, was due to make an open air speech, but instead re replica watches uk treated to the cathedral yesterday evening as the group of up to 150 demonstrators heckled and shouted abuse.
In his address the minister sai replica watches uk d he respected people’s right to protest but people should also r replica watches uk espect that in a democratic society “I have a right to speak as well”.
“We are in a deep difficult situation as a country. We don’t shout about it, we do something about it.”
Mr Hogan said he understood “better than anybody” that people were under press replica watches uk ure but pointed out that the Government was “asking people to make a modest contribution” so that taxes would not have to be increased in future budgets.
One local man was escorted out of the cathedral by gardai when be began to heckle the minister’s speech.
The Local Government Management Agency estimates that about 890,200 people have registered for the household charge.