Thursday 22 March 2018


•I am not the type of person who would write a letter to an editor of a newspaper. However, this changed for me when I read Fionnan Sheahan's article: "Ahern's legacy marked in Dail Hanging."

The opening line in this article read as follows: "Bertie Ahern was finally hung at midday in Leinster House yesterday." While I do appreciate Fionnan is a very good writer, on this occasion I will beg to differ. His wording, I feel, was rather insensitive.

You will now ask, why? This week is National Suicide Prevention Week and Saturday is World Suicide Prevention Day. I lost my younger brother to suicide last year and I don't take too kindly to this kind of editorial.

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