Friday 23 February 2018

Fore! . . . Democracy . . . Harney break . . . Finance post

Brian Cowen needs a warning about the upcoming Fianna Fail electoral disaster. How apt that we can use a golfing term. Altogether now: Fore!

Michael Nash
Dublin 18

  • John Ferry and Frank O'Brien, campaigning under the Campaign for Democracy in Ireland, seem to be at cross purposes (Letters, January 10). They think both the Dail and the Seanad are "totally irrelevant" since "Ireland is no longer a sovereign state". They also seem to think that holding an election is a waste of time.

This country had no say in how it was run for hundreds of years. Denigrating the democratic institutions that we have inherited from our forebears because of our present difficulties is, therefore, very shortsighted. The institutions might need reform but we should not take them for granted.

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