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Letter rant . . . Voodoo advice . . . Yates . . . Charities

Regarding my letter entitled 'Aer Lingus charge has left me fuming' printed yesterday, I would like to advise that the £10 charge was refunded in a separate transaction.

I only noticed this after I had put pen to paper. So I suppose the moral of the tale is to get one's facts straight before going on a letter-writing rant!

David Donnelly

  • In yesterday's Irish Independent you state that last year's swine flu jabs . . . "included mercury to boost the person's ability to fight the virus".

Faced with that sort of voodoo health advice, perhaps the authorities should consider delivering mercury to all homes via the water supplies. While they are at it, they might want to add anti-freeze -- just to prevent the water freezing and the pipes bursting!

John Tuohy
Montenotte Park, Cork

  • Ivan Yates should go back into politics. He is now very much aware of how the real world works. He was a decent politician and still has great potential.

K Nolan
Carrick-on-Shannon, Co Leitrim

  • I see our Defence Minister Tony Killeen has at last smelled the coffee by saying a proposal to abolish the Seanad may go to the people on election day.

That is the best statement he has made for some time. I hope he means it as it is a waste of money.

Kevin Stapleton
College Green, Ennis
I refer to your recent article that charities have had a 20/40pc drop in income together with increased need for their services and wish to suggest a fairly painless way of raising funds.

This could be done by giving consumers a choice of rounding up utility bills to either the nearest one, five or ten euro and giving the balance to charity -- eg a bill of €86.20 becomes €87 with 80c going to charity.

Frank Boylan
Blackrock, Co Dublin

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