If you would like to submit a contribution to our Readers Blog section then follow this link. Be sure to include your full name, address and contact number otherwise your submission will not be considered for publication. We will contact you prior to publication.

Blaming the US for our recession doesn’t wash

I agree with Damien Walsh when he says that ‘Government parties should ... take responsibility for what has happened under their watch’ (Irish Examiner Letters, February 17). But other statements in his letter are open to challenge.

Blaming the US for our recession doesn’t stand up. Only a small number of eurozone members, Ireland included, had to have a bailout.

What Walsh calls ‘the most favourable currency exchange rates for over a decade, plus exceptionally low interest rates and the recent collapse in the world oil market’ were a big help but, despite these trends, we only have to look at Greece to see how bad things could be.

A Leavy
Shielmartin Drive
Sutton, Dublin.


Carol O’Callaghan continues her round-up of home interior shops in country towns and the outer reaches of our cities, finding more treasure troves which offer something new and a touch of exclusivityMade in Munster: The best interior shops in country towns

When the Irish Examiner broke the news that an ultra-inquisitive deer photobombed newlyweds at Killarney’s Ladies View the story went viral.Wedding of the Week: Time for Australian celebrations for bride and groom photobombed by deer

At the start of the 10th and final episode of Confronting: OJ Simpson, a series which has been downloaded over five million times since launching in June, host Kim Goldman is in tears, talking to her father about how strong he was through the murder of her brother, his son,Ron Goldman.Podcast Corner: Host relives brother’s death in famous case

Thomas McCarthy pays tribute to his late friend — poet and journalist Seán Dunne'Seán Dunne was one of the most loved people I ever knew'

More From The Irish Examiner