Bias against our sport
Sir - The recently held centenary commemorations honouring those who fought for Irish Independence was acknowledged with pride and thanks by the public as they attended events throughout the country in huge numbers.
The Gaelic Athletic Association's presentation of Laochra in Croke Park attracted in excess of 82,000 people to witness a spectacular evening of Irish sport and culture.
The Irish Army presented every primary school in the country with a copy of the Proclamation and the national flag, while Irish people at home and throughout the world responded spectacularly to the parades and pageants showcasing our distinct language, song, literature, dance and sport. We were witnessing a cultural renaissance. It wasn't to last long.