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.
Other countries have no problem with this -- why are we afraid?
Bobby Gilmore SSC
Navan, Co Meath
Each jibe must give him seconds, nay minutes, of satisfaction.
He might be able to string a whole lifetime together out of them. Then what?
Rathmines, Dublin 6
I would rather spoil my vote.