Friday 22 March 2019

Gaelscoil... Games protests... Dog hairs... Dyslexia

- I was impressed with Mr Cowen's professed love of the Irish language. I, too, am a lover of all things that promote the Irish language.

That being said, it would be very helpful if our children were taught in proper schools and not prefabricated huts, as in the case of my own four children's school in Clondalkin Gaelscoil na Camoige. These huts are now 15 years old. Before the general election, we were promised a new school. Could I respectfully suggest to the new Taoiseach that he look into this a bit further and ensure that all children are taught in proper schools.

PAUL DORAN

CLONDALKIN, DUBLIN 22

- Politics should be kept out of the Olympic Games. Sport is positive in uniting people and spreading goodwill. In ancient Greece, even if wars were taking place truces were declared to allow the games to go ahead. If people feel bad about the human rights in China, why not stop buying the goods produced there?

NOEL FLANNERY

OLDFIELD, SCR, LIMERICK

- PERHAPS Anthony Halpin (Letters, April 9) would not have had the problem of dog hairs getting into his laptop from the carpet if he'd invested in a hoover and cleaned up at least once a year.

For goodness sake, Anthony, put the computer on a table like the rest of us. Carpets are for fleas, fungus, and, yes, sometimes doggy poo.

ROBERT O’SULLIVAN

BANTRY, CO CORK

- I was delighted to read the article 'Getting Help out Of School' (Irish Independent, April 9).

I think this is a brilliant idea.

I feel this course could also be done by parents so they could also help their child at home.

It should be a priority that it is researched here in Ireland as it would be extremely helpful to all families of dyslexic children.

MARIE MCDERMOTT

KIMMAGE, DUBLIN 12

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