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UCD threaten to expel 3 students who threw eggs at Enda Kenny.


RobertW

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What a shower of muppets they have running UCD.

Three UCD students could be expelled over. . . Throwing eggs at Enda Kenny over protests over education cuts.

Egg-throwing UCD students face expulsion for targeting Taoiseach | Irish Examiner

Sadly they missed and hit the Vice-President of UCD, Martin Butler, instead.

Is this a case of official Ireland sending a message out to the plebs?

Kenny should phone the "leadership" of UCD and tell them to cop on if they're serious about destroying a young persons future just because they had the nerve to protest.
 

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Don't throw eggs at Prime Ministers!

In fact don't throw eggs or assault people. The Assault conviction does not do much for the C.V.!

Our Taoiseach should be running the Country not dodging eggs and missiles, or wasting time changing his clothes. Neither should we have to spend more money protecting him from yobs!

Kenny should not interfere with the course of Justice. He should report a crime if he has been the victim of one!
 
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Don't throw eggs at Prime Ministers!

In fact don't throw eggs or assault people. The Assault conviction does not do much for the C.V.!
Exactly (no pun intended) being expelled should be the least of there worries!!!
 
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This is what happens when you let the govt own the universities. Shades of RTE and the Cowen apology over the nude painting. :roll:
 

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Silly behaviour obviously but expulsion would have been disproportionate. If it were me I would have frightened the life out of them by forbidding their professors from telling them the exam topics the week before the exam- they just wouldn't know how to deal with it.
 

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The 1968 Paris riots obviously passed the above muppets (User, smallprint, ibrahim) by. :roll:
 

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UCD are embarrassing themselves in this debacle. They should let the issue pass.
 

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When you think of the student protests in the past, the Sorbonne in 68, Kent State, Ole Miss and the admission of James Meredith, it seems a bit petty to threaten expulsion for eggs. It was offside, maybe tell them not to attend lectures for a week or two. Such institutions should be careful, I accept they cannot promote what is an assault, but they should not crush the spirit of question and challenge that students kinda should show every now and again, part of me thinks they don't do it enough.
 

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Silly behaviour obviously but expulsion would have been disproportionate. If it were me I would have frightened the life out of them by forbidding their professors from telling them the exam topics the week before the exam- they just wouldn't know how to deal with it.
Look up last years exam. ;)
 

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Nothing new here, I remember people being suspended in UCD in the '80's for throwing flour bombs at Haughey.

Joe Duffy got himself suspended from TCD for something similiar, even before his famous "occupation" of the JCR.

There were serious incidences of similiar "missile throwing" when Patrick Cosgrove (Thatcher's speechwriter) visited the L&H during that time, if I recall.....
 

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Nothing new here, I remember people being suspended in UCD in the '80's for throwing flour bombs at Haughey.

Joe Duffy got himself suspended from TCD for something similiar, even before his famous "occupation" of the JCR.

There were serious incidences of similiar "missile throwing" when Patrick Cosgrove (Thatcher's speechwriter) visited the L&H during that time, if I recall.....
Suspension seems proportionate.

Expulsion seems like an overreaction.
 

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What a shower of muppets they have running UCD.

Three UCD students could be expelled over. . . Throwing eggs at Enda Kenny over protests over education cuts.

Egg-throwing UCD students face expulsion for targeting Taoiseach | Irish Examiner

Sadly they missed and hit the Vice-President of UCD, Martin Butler, instead.

Is this a case of official Ireland sending a message out to the plebs?

Kenny should phone the "leadership" of UCD and tell them to cop on if they're serious about destroying a young persons future just because they had the nerve to protest.
If people started throwing eggs Public Sector workers over claims of ineptitude or high levels of pay you'd be calling for a return of Mme Le Guillotine.

Protest peacefully by all means but do not resort to assault or vandalism.
 

Astral Peaks

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What a shower of muppets they have running UCD.

Three UCD students could be expelled over. . . Throwing eggs at Enda Kenny over protests over education cuts.

Egg-throwing UCD students face expulsion for targeting Taoiseach | Irish Examiner

Sadly they missed and hit the Vice-President of UCD, Martin Butler, instead.

Is this a case of official Ireland sending a message out to the plebs?

Kenny should phone the "leadership" of UCD and tell them to cop on if they're serious about destroying a young persons future just because they had the nerve to protest.
Eggs today, what tomorrow.

By all means protest, march, chant, wave placards, obstruct roadways or entrances, but throwing stuff is not on.
 

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It's only bloody eggs. No matter what form of protest is used, the usual Muppet s will come on here and give out about it. No wonder the Irish are the whipping boys of Europe.
 

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If people started throwing eggs Public Sector workers over claims of ineptitude or high levels of pay you'd be calling for a return of Mme Le Guillotine.

Protest peacefully by all means but do not resort to assault or vandalism.
They should be throwing eggs at private sector workers in protest at obscene bonus pay levels with additional BIKs
 

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So by that your say you have no problem with people being assaulted because thats what it was!!!
assaulted with an egg ?

get a life and grow up.

This country is rife with corruption, crookery, violent crime....and you want to punish a few kids throwing eggs.
 
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