Socialist policy has ruined us
I have come to enjoy Declan Doyle's rants in your letters page, but I must take issue with his description of the tea-party movement in the US as "right-wing nutters"!
We have had almost 20 years of socialist government in Ireland, ranging from the mild Fine Gael variety through to the raging eco-loony Green party, who are borderline communists. In between, we had a decade of leadership from Ireland's most famous socialist, Bertie Ahern.
And, of course, the country is now bust, as always happens with socialist governments.