I am disturbed by the events in Abbey involving the Taoiseach. As reported it seems that an offer was made to meet protesters from the turf cutters. This was refused. A public road was blocked and the right of an elected Taoiseach to attend an event was attempted to be denied. The turf cutters chose the route of physically attempting to stop the Taoiseach. The shouting of abuse is de rigeur but the attempts to physically jostle the Taoiseach take this in a new direction. It is farcical in one sense that turf cutters think their issue entitles them to set aside the rule of law. It is dangerous when they think they can act with this sort of impunity. I also wonder about the political leanings to that mob.