Saturday 20 January 2018

Grief at funerals is nothing new

AS a young driver, I found Kevin Myers' recent article (Irish Independent, September 2) and Ellen Byrne's follow-up letter (September 3) to be misguided and, quite frankly, insulting to my intelligence and that of my peers. Viciously pontificating on the imagined feelings and motivations of mourners at funerals of those killed in road crashes, writing arrant nonsense on how eulogies and funerals somehow glamorise the fate of the dead is not only offensive and utterly incorrect, it does not contribute one iota to the debate on road safety.

I can safely assume that not one of the young mourners at those funerals would either condone or excuse the danger-ous driving practices that led to their friends' deaths.

I agree to some extent, however, that the blanket coverage of these kinds of funerals needs to stop.

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