Ireland can't afford tug-of-war coalition, says Martin. Ireland can't afford Fianna Fail's failed policies says nation . . .
Mary Devane Wilson
Dingle, Co Kerry
Knocklyon, Dublin 16
Ireland can least of all afford another Fianna Fail government. Sound-bites can come back to bite you.
Congratulations also to the candidates who can confidently step up to the mark in their own language.
However, concerning one of the candidates, Enda Kenny, a clarification is immediately required regarding his stance on the language in our schools.
If Taoiseach, what would you do Enda? As you have stated before, you might consider making Irish optional in schools. Is this still the cornerstone of your policy? Would it not then suffer the same fate as that of foreign languages in schools in England at the moment. After being made optional, interest levels dwindled from 78pc to 44pc in the last 10 years.
We've had enough of politicians avoiding transparency. Let us see and hear you Enda. Don't be a stranger. Are you willing to back Irish in our schools or not?
CIARAN O CEALLAIGH