No condolences for Roosevelt
Tom Cooper is wrong (Letters, November 8). Not alone did Dev call to the German embassy to convey condolences but next day Michael McDunphy, President Douglas Hyde's secretary, called to convey condolences on behalf of the President.
The President or his representative is the proper person to offer condolences.
The President or his representative did not call on the American embassy to express condolences on the death of US President Franklin D Roosevelt two weeks earlier.