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More important issues than gender quotas

The new Fine Gael TD (Letters, June 2) Marcella Corcoran-Kennedy, who welcomes the 'gender quota' nonsense for election candidates can't have much to occupy her mind since she got on to the gravy train herself.

I'd like her to give an opinion on the cutting of special-needs teachers, for example, rather than the frivolity of an enforced gimmick.

I will make sure, should her party's daft diktat be introduced next time out, to consciously not vote for women. I invite all democrats to do likewise, unless there is a quota of candidates for prisoners, atheists, Legion of Mary members and divorcees.

Robert Sullivan
Bantry,Co Cork

Irish Independent