Monday 23 October 2017

Letters - Art of letter writing is still alive and well

Mr O’Reilly had offered to sell his 750-acre Castlemartin Estate to pay off AIB’s debts
Mr O’Reilly had offered to sell his 750-acre Castlemartin Estate to pay off AIB’s debts

Madam - I wish to take issue with an item - not contentiously I hasten to add - in Donal Lynch's very interesting article on the correspondence between Tony O'Reilly and Ulick O'Connor (Sunday Independent, 6 July, 2014).

He writes of the "lost art, letter writing having almost been driven to extinction by email", and I will add to that by the now modest telephone rates. Who remembers the days of one pound per minute call to the USA?

Donal, no doubt, has in mind the loss of personal correspondence but there is one outlet where letter writing thrives and that is in the penultimate page in the main section of your Sunday paper.

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