Sir --In your edition (Sunday Independent, October 2, 2011), you drew attention to Peter Sutherland's pension for his time as Attorney General. I wanted to point out that, to my knowledge, he has given generously both of his time and money to the Irish people in recent years. In particular he has given generously, and wisely, to the educational sector. UCD has been a very substantial beneficiary of this philanthropy and we are enormously grateful to him for his generosity. Other educational institutions have also received gifts from him. His philanthropy far outweighs the pension entitlements.
Chairman, UCD Foundation, D4