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Off the planet

• Our Government, when elected, promised us a new world. It must have thought its prayers were answered when NASA discovered a new planet, similar to Earth, which it has called Kepler-22b. It lies within the habitable zone of a sun-like star, dubbed the "Goldilocks zone".

Unfortunately, the three bears -- Noonan, Kenny and Howlin -- are still here, on our planet.

Sean Kelly
Tramore, Co Waterford

Irish Independent