Archbishop McQuaid


Sir, - Kevin Myers (An Irishman's Diary, November 10th) has once again used his influential position in a very positive way to remind people in the media of an element which appears to be rapidly disappearing from that sector, namely "cothrom na Feinne". He is to be congratulated for once again sticking his neck out in this respect.

There is, of course, a more fundamental element relating to how we comment on the character of others, particularly in the public media. That relates to calumny and rash judgement, something about which many of us received some measure of instruction at school. In seeking to diminish the character of any person, we succeed in diminishing our own. - Yours, etc.,

Seamus Grimes, Tirellan Heights, Galway.