Two hundred supporters of Irish hunting took part in a demonstration this morning (12 April) as the Irish prime minister visited Roscrea, in County Tipperary.
The prime minister or Taoiseach, Brian Cowen, who was there to officially open a new leisure centre, was greeted by members of Rural Ireland Says Enough (RISE!) waving placards.
A spokesman for RISE! said: “Today’s demo is a wake up call to the Taoiseach and Fianna Fáil that they are being sleepwalked into legislative attacks on hunting and other traditional rural sports by a tiny, unrepresentative Green Party.”