A US envoy to Northern Ireland?


A chara, – I would strongly disagree with Niall O’Dowd’s suggestion that we need a US envoy now more than ever (Opinion & Analysis, September 4th). I would argue that we do not need a US envoy while Mr Trump is in power. We will manage this quite well without the US.

Mr Trump is no friend of oppressed people anywhere in the world. That is the message he needs to get from Ireland. – Is mise,



Co Fermanagh.

Sir, – The idea of a US envoy to Northern Ireland, while laudable in other circumstances, falls at the first hurdle of who Donald Trump is capable of sending to fill the role.

Jay Z? Kid Rock? Hulk Hogan? – Yours, etc,


Dublin 8.