It was interesting to read that Micheal Martin has appointed PJ Mara, architect of Charlie Haughey and Bertie Ahern's election campaigns, as a part of his team. So much for the new style of politics in Fianna Fáil.
He failed to mention that, long after the fall of the Berlin Wall, many of these countries were still being treated as proxies with their leaders -- including Hosni Mubarak -- propped up by the West.
Whilst the US cannot decide Egypt's future, withdrawing American support for Mr Mubarak would rapidly hasten his demise and enable Mr Obama to live up to the commitments he made in that historic speech.
Tralee, Co Kerry
It creates employment opportunities for Irish people at EU level.
The more Irish people working at EU level, the better it is for the country.
This is a positive story, a 'meaningful result' and not a 'pipe dream'.
DAithI Mac CArthaigh BL
Baile Atha BuI, Co na MI