Enda Kenny's response to Brian Cowen's announcement last week had nothing honourable or statesmanlike about it.
Fine Gael might now decide to have a bit of sense and elect someone willing to rise above such tit-for-tat schoolboy behaviour.
Lucan, Co Dublin
I'd like to know how long our ministers and TDs have to wait for their severance payments (after quitting a job) and pensions?
I believe anyone who gets the chance to represent us should see out their full term instead of making cynical moves to retire for higher pensions.
In the real world, if you quit your job, you are suspended from any payments.
Farran, Co Cork
What exactly qualifies this gaffe-prone TD to run the two most important departments of government anyway?
I'm sure that even the people who vote FF can't be happy with Mary Coughlan holding these portfolios. We need change now.
After all, they no more deserve them than bankers.
Portlaoise, co laois
Ennis, Co Clare