•I wish to refer to the story in last Saturday's 'Rolling Back the Years' supplement recalling the Kerry Babies saga and the Independent Newspapers team coverage of the tribunal at Tralee.
The writer refers to his "now deceased colleagues, Dick Cross and Noel Smith". Sadly, Noel has left us to enjoy the company of angels but I am happy to reveal Dick Cross is still here and very much alive in our land of financial rogues and suffering saints!
In addition, I can safely say in my 28 years working in the South-West Region for Independent Newspapers, there was never an occasion when my copy needed to be re-typed to make it 'pristine'. And the same applied to the late, great and legendary Limerick-based Noel Smith.