Wednesday 25 April 2018

Poor effort from Enda

Madam – An article published in your paper (Sunday Independent, October 6, 2013) pointed out a lack of good governance by our Taoiseach, Enda Kenny, in snubbing the opportunity to attend the premiere of Joanne O'Riordan's 'No Limbs, No Limits' in Cork's Opera House.

I appreciate that the Taoiseach is inundated with invites to attend functions. However, on this occasion I feel Enda Kenny really could have made an appearance in Cork for this unique premiere. A reasonable alternative and an act of good governance would have been to ensure another member of the Government appeared on his behalf. I imagine an invite like this is not something he receives on a systematic basis. I am certain a government representative would have been more than satisfactory for Joanne and her family.

Good governance arrangement would have insured that the collective interest and efforts of Joanne were taken into consideration when the decision to attend or not was debated. To look at this article from a good governance perspective I feel the title of the documentary 'No Limbs, No Limits' should have been enough to alert the Taoiseach to the incredible personal struggle which Joanne has overcome.

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