•De Valera's commiserations on Hitler's death, harbouring post-war Nazis, concentration camp-style institutions for the rejected, medical trials on babies . . . can one suspect a connection between Catholic Ireland and Nazi Germany? Hitler may have been correct in believing that Ireland was not very neutral during World War Two!
Florence Craven (PhD)
Maynooth, Co Kildare
•Yet again another shocking and shameful chapter of our treatment of the most vulnerable children of our nation was laid bare by RTE's 'Prime Time' programme (October 6). It involved the callous subjection of our so- called 'illegitimate children' to clinical vaccine trials in mother and child homes without their mothers' permission, and the transfer of many of these children's bodies upon death, again without the mothers' permission, for 'anatomical research' to the medical departments in Irish universities.