HAVING on occasion given out through clenched teeth and in language liberally interspersed with four-letter Anglo-Saxon about some of the stuff that Terry Prone writes, I must now congratulate her on her column (February 15) about recent high-profile political resignations.
IN his letter (July 18), Brian Abbot hit the nail on the head when he said we should expect those who caused the mess, including members of the Government, to make sacrifices before sacrificing all those who are going to suffer cuts in public services, pay and jobs.
IN common with a whole lot of other high-profile and influential journalists, your columnist Steven King (December 10) rants and raves about the empire-builders among the European elite or the Eurocrats with bloated tummies bullying Ireland into rerunning the Lisbon Treaty referendum.
YOUR columnist Fergus Finlay (September 2) is mistaken if he thinks he would save taxpayers’ money “by instituting a new rule that would simply recoup public servants the actual expenses they incur” instead of using the existing Department of Finance list of standardised allowances (September 2).
THE lack of debate on the fact that women who, despite being the majority of the electorate, occupy only 13% of Dáil seats is remarkable. Cllr Deirdre Clune (Irish Examiner, January 23) argues that women’s under-representation is not due to their reluctance to vote for women candidates.