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• A letter by Philip O'Neill discusses the need to get rid of the political dynasties that are embedded in Ireland's parliamentary pseudo-democracy. I would point out that family members may run for office to replace one another but they wouldn't be elected if Ireland's sheep-like voters hadn't voted for them with party enthusiasm.

Blame your voters for unthinking party loyalty. Ultimately, the voters decide who will govern them.

Gerald Rolf
Larkhill Road, Sligo

Irish Independent