Sunday 21 January 2018

Lucinda's 'brass neck' was courage

Madam – Desmond Fitzgerald (Sunday Independent, September 1, 2013), finds that "the brass neck of someone like Lucinda Creighton beggars belief". Yes, it is astonishing that a young woman with a high-profile job and great career prospects should sacrifice it all. Why would she do this? It must be for something so important that it overrides all personal interest – a matter of life and death no less. Mr Fitzgerald accuses Ms Creighton of putting her own needs above the needs of the country. No, she did quite the opposite. In taking a stand she and others did indeed "walk the walk". Call it "brass neck" if you will, I call it courage.

Breda Scully,

Dublin 7

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