O tempora! O mores!

Wed, Mar 21, 2012, 00:00

Sir, – Maybe Olli Rehn knows this one too; nemo dat quod non habet. (No one gives what he does not have.) – Yours, etc,

MARTIN ROMANIK,

Redford Park,

Greystones,

Co Wicklow.

Sir, – It’s St Patrick’s Day. Nunc est bibendum. – Yours, etc,

DAMIEN MAGUIRE,

Maynooth, Co Kildare.

Sir, – Last week we heard EU Commissioner Olli Rehn patronisingly reprimand the Irish people, reminding them of their obligations, “pacta sunt servanda”.  To reply, we need only quote that great Irishman and European James Joyce: “Non serviam”. – Yours, etc,

KIERAN McGUIRE,

Cappagh, Kilcock, Co Kildare.