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Dole fraudsters are small fry in this crisis

STEPHEN Kearon's claim that 'dole cheats' are to blame for the cuts in the education budget is stretching things (Letters, June 27).

The reason this country is bankrupt has mainly to do with the billions lost through the collapse of our banking system. By all means cut down on social welfare fraud, but do not let us think that someone claiming €200 a week is the cause of all our problems.

The real problems were caused by our lords and masters much further up the power pyramid.

A Leavy

Sutton, Dublin 13