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Yes to Norris

•Myles Duffy (Letters, September 14) has described an inclination by Senator David Norris to re-enter the presidential contest as "blinkered vanity that disregards other considerations".

Surely the voters should be allowed the opportunity to have their say on this matter on October 27? I am reminded of a story concerning the opera singer Angela Gheorghiu, who had a difficult relationship with the New York Metropolitan Opera's general manager, Joseph Volpe. In 1996, Gheorghiu was cast as Micaela in a production of 'Carmen', which called for the singer to wear a blond wig. Gheorghiu hated the wig and refused to wear it on the first night, prompting Volpe to declare: "The wig is going on, with or without you." Gheoghiu was replaced and the wig went on.

I'm going to vote for David Norris with or without his name on the ballot paper.

Patrick O'Byrne
Phibsboro, Dublin 7

Irish Independent