Sunday 18 February 2018

Criticism was cruel

Sir -- Dr. Florence Craven's letter 'Lenihan has hurt us all' was, in short, cruel. At the outset, let me say that I am not the 'outraged' type and have never felt the need to be a serial correspondent with any newspaper; but this letter was scurrilous. It completely lacked either compassion or perspective of any kind. One can only hope that Ms. Craven's PhD is not in the Humanities.

I know how to distinguish the individual from the job that they do. Being one of the dwindling and lucky few to still have a job I also have suffered the cut-backs, and I curse the Minister for Finance for that. I have never met Brian Lenihan.

As for 2010, I hope the Minister of Finance continues with the difficult work that he has started and that, hopefully, as he has predicted, we have turned the corner. I will probably vote you out of power at the first opportunity that is presented. That's politics.

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