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Published 12/11/2010 | 05:00

YES, Martina Devlin (Irish Independent, November 11), Ireland most certainly is dogged by the parish pump mentality. I knew a Fianna Fall councillor in a small area whose claim to fame was that he organised a lottery to raise money to build a church (as if Ireland was short of churches). His seat had been passed on from his father.

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He would make prison visits to the farthest reaches of the country to work up mileage. When I quizzed him on his personal political beliefs, he'd just give me a blank stare!

VICTOR FELDMAN

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