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.

The greatest Olympian

Regarding Martin Owens’ letter (Aug 10) to the effect that Michell Smith DeBrun was our greatest Olympian.

Mr Owens points out that she never failed a drug test. Technically true, but US runner Marion Jones was tested about 160 times and never once failed but, before a Senate committee, she admitted she had been on drugs for years.

Brendan Casserly


Near Cork


From sweet expectation to bitter defeat.The 7 emotional stages of beginner baking

Fleabag, Love/Hate and a poignant new documentary series are among the options available, writes Des O'Driscoll.What to stream on Netflix, the RTÉ Player and other services

A travel show in Turkey and a look a the science of Coronavirus are among today's top picks.Thursday's TV highlights: Travelling in Turkey and the science of Coronavirus among today's top picks

More From The Irish Examiner