Seagulls and Presbyterians

Thu, Jul 24, 2014, 01:20

Sir, – In the last few days The Irish Times has published articles by Breda O’Brien concerning the socialisation of children by the internet, and by Ronan O’Brien concerning the failure of John Redmond’s political aspirations. According to commentators in your Letters column, both are somehow the fault of the Catholic Church, as is also, we may assume, rain in July and the collapse of the Garth Brooks beano. May I take advantage of the same column to pass along my suspicions that the Presbyterians are secretly behind the recent spate of lollypop robberies conducted by seagulls on unsuspecting children, and which was brought to our attention by Senator Ned O’Sullivan?

DAVID SMITH,

Harmonstown Road,

Dublin 5