The video is here, courtesy of ex-FG TD Noel Rock. It’s a fairly simple act of, well, scumbaggery:

Question: He’s the Tánaiste, the number two politician in the country, and an obvious target for those who are legitimately or illegitimately disgruntled. Why doesn’t he have security?

People would complain about the cost, of course, but people always complain about the cost. If some lunatic woman can approach him – or any of his Government colleagues – in a park in broad daylight and throw coffee on him, then someone more dangerous could easily do the same, but throw acid.

Anyway, Let’s be clear about this: It’s not justified, and it never is. You might not like his policies, but he’s the legitimately elected deputy leader of the country.

That person should be arrested and charged with assault.