Tuesday 21 February 2017

We should show more sensitivity to those who are born different

Published 21/10/2015 | 02:30

Dmitry Hrynkevich
Dmitry Hrynkevich

I have been meaning to write this letter for a few days but finally got around to it today.

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It refers to an article published in your newspaper relating to the death of a Russian guy in a garden in Kerry. His name escapes me (Dmitry Hrynkevich) but his face is embedded in my memory forever.

I don't know which of your good reporters wrote the article but he attended the same school in Kerry (I think) and remembers the children staring at him because he was so different to all of them. I usually stop in to a lovely place in Tuam called the Abbey Tavern for my Saturday morning coffee while my daughter attends gymnastic classes. I picked up your newspaper (Irish Independent, October 10) and started to read it. I stopped right in the middle of my coffee when I came across your excellent article. I started to get tears in my eyes and didn't even care.

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