A stormy day dawns in Ireland today, both in a literal and a figurative sense.
The winds of change blow cold and hard on this Human Rights Day, as crowds of popular masses prepare to converge on Merrion Square, ready to convey a clear and unequivocal message to the Coalition government.
A thunderous roar of anger and discontent will later today shatter the last bastion of Enda Kenny’s ailing mandate, forcing him and his cronies in power to run for cover, and to finally accept that people’s wills cannot be fooled by introductory concessions on water charges.
Large parts of the capital are on lockdown this morning, and an army of gardai are on the ground, deployed around key positions in Merrion Sq. and elsewhere.
Busloads of protesters are currently on the way to the capital, traveling from all over the country, and all have but one clear motive in their minds; to field a message of unwillingness to bow down to Government treachery, and deliver a hammerblow to both the Coalition and water charges.
Ireland is etching its will into history today. A hundred years from now, this day may be seen as the Winter Rising, where popular strength defeated water charges and cast the Government into the bargain bin.