A question of confidence

 

Sir, – Minister for Foreign Affairs and Defence Simon Coveney survives a vote of no confidence. Can we have confidence that the Defence Forces will survive the crisis that they face? – Yours, etc,

CONOR HOGARTY,

Blackrock,

Co Dublin.

Sir, – Motions of no confidence are largely a matter of political theatre. Fianna Fáil has moved enough of them to know this. It’s how a government reacts that is telling. This Coalition is a lot more wobbly than we thought. – Yours, etc,

C MURRAY,

Dublin 14.