Race for the Aras
•As we are all aware, Michael D was a great admirer of Yasser Arafat. If he is elected, is there any chance he could get Hamas negotiators into our Department of Finance or NAMA, as they seem to be remarkable dealmakers? Some 1,027 hostages received for one given back.
Tramore, Co Waterford
•Presidential candidate Gay Mitchell's oft repeated reference to himself as a 'street fighter' appears to have taken a bit of a battering of late, if opinion polls are to be believed. His campaign, which has the momentum of a lead balloon soaring skywards, would suggest Mr Mitchell's 'street fighter' image is more Sesame Street than Mean Street.