A rose by any othe name


Sir, – As the shackles of political correctness grow ever tighter, I am somewhat bemused that the Rose of Tralee pageant continues to flourish apace. Obviously, it would be churlish to complain about an annual parade of pulchritudinous ladies participating in a “personality” contest. However, perhaps the time has come to consider a similar competition for male contestants. I suggest the “Thorn of Tramore” has a pleasing ring to it. – Yours, etc,


Cormac Terrace,

Terenure, Dublin 6W.