On the campaign trail

Sat, May 17, 2014, 01:09

Sir, – I have received only one canvasser to my door. Is this a record? – Yours, etc,

DIANA DOYLE,

Sion Road,

Glenageary, Co Dublin.

Sir, – One of the election posters for the Labour Party references the number of journeys undertaken on the Dublin Bikes scheme. I was unaware that I was part of a political party advertisement when cycling. – Yours, etc,

EWAN DUFFY,

Castletown,

Celbridge,

Co Kildare.

Sir, – After finding another doorstep-sized pile of election leaflets, I won’t term it literature, inside my letter box, I can’t help but wonder why, with all the technology available, the candidates have to send out multiple copies of the same fiction to each address and at my and every other taxpayer’s expense.

A far simpler solution would for each electoral area to print one booklet with a page or two for each candidate and deliver one copy to each of our newfangled postcodes.

That way the electorate could have one easily consulted source of information and not have to remember if it was the green bin or the budgie’s cage that a particular candidate’s efforts were filed. – Yours, etc,

JOHN K ROGERS.

Rathowen,

Co Westmeath.