Wednesday 18 October 2017

Cheers for GAA . . . Enright's efforts . . . Anglo

I commend the letter by Ronan Grimshaw in yesterday's Irish Independent. It cost him €30 to watch the magnificent and compelling semi-final between Kildare and Down. Three cheers for the GAA. Comments on the pricing policy of the IRFU would be unprintable. Gerald Morgan Trinity College, Dublin Desmond FitzGerald asserts that Olwyn Enright's decision to leave politics "is no great loss" since she is "a dynastic TD" who made no "effort . . . to change politics" (Letters, September 3).

Does Mr FitzGerald not realise that the same argument could be applied to many of the most senior members of government who had much more power than opposition TDs to change politics?

The Taoiseach, Tanaiste, and Finance Minister could be equally argued to have been "elected due to family name". All have held high positions for some or all of the period of nearly 15 years that the main party of the present Government has been in power.

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