Sir - I was intrigued as I read Niamh Horan's interview with Michael and Danny Healy-Rae (Sunday Independent, March 6).
Oh, how we could do with them here in Donegal. Driving along our stunning, breath-taking scenery you could be forgiven for thinking that you are in a third-world country as your car tyres hit yet another pothole. The people of this community took to the streets recently to march in protest in a bid to save our services. Lifford, Ramelton and St Joseph's hospital, Stranorlar face closure. The imminent removal of these vital services is a devastating blow to our community and will cause severe hardship for those effected. If the Healy-Raes were representing this constituency, I doubt if this would be an issue.
As for the minister who blanked Michael Healy-Rae in the corridors of power, the same minister failing to get re-elected, strikes little sympathy. It could well be considered poetic justice. The so-called intelligentsia have described the Healy-Raes in less than flattering terms, but whether they want to accept it or not, the facts speak for themselves.