Hot air . . . Emigrants . . . Church jibes . . . Vote fear
If Eamon Gilmore could not defeat a long-serving minister of a discredited government in open debate, must we conclude that the much-vaunted "Gilmore Gale" is no more than hot air?
Hollyford, Co Tipperary
There has been a campaign for many years to give emigrants an opportunity to vote in Irish national elections. (Irish Independent, February 8)
Giving them a vote in our national elections would send a message of inclusion and reciprocation for the remittances that they have sent back over the years.