• Owen McNamara decries the decision to join the euro 10 years ago (Letters, January 4).
He declares that decision to be the result of us having been fooled by "Franco-German dictators".
He cites the Nice and Lisbon re-runs as taking place because they told us "to try again until we got it right".
Whether I agreed with it or not, I thought the decision to join the euro was taken by a democratically elected Irish government.
I also thought that the Irish electorate, like that in any other democracy, was entitled to change its mind about referendums, or indeed governments, if conditions changed.
Sutton, Dublin 13