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Protester removed from 1916 event after she called Enda Kenny the C-word

The incident happened at the launch of the Government’s plans for commemorating the centenary of 1916 Rising.

The protester before she was removed.
The protester before she was removed.
Image: Sam Boal/Photocall Ireland

A PROTESTER WAS removed from the launch of the Government’s plans to commemorate the centenary of the 1916 Rising last night.

The woman interrupted the Taoiseach’s speech, calling him a “traitor” and saying he had sold out the country to the IMF.

The protester then called him a ‘c**t’ before being swiftly removed from the venue.

Seemingly unfazed, Kenny continued to speak but protesters outside the GPO banged loudly on windows, drowning out part of his speech.

Source: Video TheJournal.ie/YouTube

Demonstrators shouted anti-Government and anti-water charges slogans.

Pictured Water protesters bang on the Source: Sam Boal/Photocall Ireland

Pictured Water protesters bang on the Source: Sam Boal/Photocall Ireland

Tánaiste Joan Burton was also heckled during the event, as was Arts Minister Heather Humphreys:

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Originally published 10.47pm

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