This is not a politics blog, but (for better or worse) politics is a part of our culture. Even if were not, even if you don't care in the slightest about politics or economics, you're still affected by it. And right now, the political-economic crisis is unfortunately the story of our time.
Actor Morgan Jones organised a silent demonstration outside the Dail today. Called "You're Fired", it's been heavily discussed on Twitter under the hashtag #youreFFired.
Photos from the demonstration:
Morgan Jones tells the Government they're fired.
It saddens me that the numbers involved were small, only a few dozen. This was such a well-mannered protest; no loud, angry ranting and self-interested demands for this or that interest group to be given special treatment. Perhaps we as a people are still only willing to protest en masse when it involves noisily protecting our own personal interests; and so perhaps our politicians ignore those who protest in a calm and reasonable way not for themselves but for society as a whole.