Joint British-Irish visit to Flanders
Sir, – At last a chapter is over. Those who died in the first World War are being honoured (Home News, December 19th).
We should reassess where we see morality in Irish people. There has been huge immorality and betrayal of Irish by Irish in the financial and child abuse scandals. Henceforth we can honour all who died for freedom in whatever uniform. The poppy should be worn alongside the Tricolour from 2014. – Yours, etc,
Bray, Co Wicklow.
Sir, – As part of the ongoing consolidation of the nascent, and sometimes volatile, peace process and the furthering of good relations between Ireland and Britain, Taoiseach Enda Kenny and British prime minister David Cameron are together visiting first World War graves, including a visit the Irish Peace Park at Messines, the memorial to the 50,000 Irish dead of the Great War (Home News, December 19th).
May I suggest that if Mr Cameron is sincere about the furtherance of good relationships on these islands, this can best be served by his government releasing the files and documentation withheld from the Baron Inquiry into the Dublin and Monaghan bombings of 1974. – Yours, etc,