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Harris should be commended

Madam -- Further to the letter from Dr Brian P Murphy OSB in last week's Sunday Independent: the programme An Tost Fada came about as a result of a letter I wrote to Eoghan Harris congratulating him on the RTE film Cork's Bloody Secret, to which he contributed with conviction. In that letter, I recalled my grandparents' departure from Dunmanway. Eoghan Harris has a human conscience and along with the director and producers of An Tost Fada should be commended for bringing this true story to such a wide audience.

The programme did not criticise the politicians of that period. It was merely exposing the politics of the people of Southern Ireland.

Bridget Aylmer,

Dun Laoghaire, Co Dublin

Sunday Independent