• Martin Schulz, president of the European Parliament, addressed the Dail chamber on October 4. I would like to remind readers that when the Irish people rejected the Lisbon Treaty for the first time in 2008, Herr Schulz brushed aside the result , saying "We must not bow to populism". On June 18, 2008 he made a speech in the European Parliament in favour of ignoring the Irish vote.
I cannot understand why he was invited to address the parliament of a country whose democratic will he so openly despises.
Brian T Hickey
Sraid Duinsmeara Baile Atha Cliath 7