Further to Allison Bray's report on the restoration of the scagliola tabletop ('Rare antique table gets a makeover', Irish Independent, January 27), I would like to add that I discovered the elaborate console base in a store of the Office of Public Works last year, where it had lain forgotten and unidentified for decades. The discovery was published in 'Country Life' magazine on June 29, 2009.
No change there then!
Dr Florence Craven
Maynooth, Co Kildare
I am a pensioner living on a very restricted budget and I feel that it would be a waste for such a delicious commodity to sit in huge vats in Limerick Port while I continue to sit through bland and tasteless dinners in Dublin.
Simply by helping people like me spruce up a plate of chips, John Gormley could repair some of the damage done to his tattered reputation.
Osama might urge Obama to stop his armies from slaughtering the citizens of Iraq and Afghanistan.
Compared with Obama in the death and destruction stakes, Osama is in the ha'penny place.
Bantry, Co Cork