Entertaining the Obamas

Thu, Jun 20, 2013, 00:10

Sir, – All the cynicism and begrudgery must be set aside, and Bono should be applauded for sending an important message to Senator McCain and his colleagues.

How could Ireland possibly be a “tax haven”, when the First Lady of the United States is greeted by an Irishman whose companies have moved out of Ireland, in order to legally avoid the Irish tax regime?

Whisht! Better not tell Apple et al! – Yours, etc,

SEAN BELLEW,

Upper Faughart,

Dundalk, Co Louth.

Sir, – Pity the unfortunate Obama children. Forced to watch Riverdance, assaulted by midges in Wicklow and locked into a public house in Dalkey with Bono for two hours (Home News, June 18th & 19th).They now deserve a vacation. – Yours, etc,

PATRICK O’BYRNE,

Shandon Crescent,

Phibsborough, Dublin 7.

Sir, – Did Bono go dutch on his lunch engagement?

Dr MARTIN RYAN,

Dartry Road,

Rathgar, Dublin 6.

A chara, – One trip to the old sod by Mrs Obama and progeny? Millions. The resultant boost to our economy? Even more millions. The sulky look on the two girls’ faces as they are dragged from one photo opportunity to another? Priceless! – Is mise,

Revd Fr PATRICK G

BURKE,

Castlecomer,

Co Kilkenny.