Communions and confirmations

 

Sir, – Taoiseach Micheál Martin said he does not approve of any unilateral breaching of Covid 19 regulations, no matter what quarter they come from. He also said, in what could be describe as a putdown of the Catholic bishops, that he wanted to know if it was “too much to ask” that the current regulations are adhered to (News, July 30th).

Surely is it not “too much to ask” why there was no engagement with church representatives on the revision of public health guidelines! – Yours, etc,

AIDAN RODDY,

Cabinteely,

Dublin 18.

Sir, – The bishops have obviously decided to show the politicians and the medical profession who is really in charge. – Yours, etc,

Dr DAVID THORNTON,

Galway.

Sir, – I am very concerned about the decision to hold first holy communions and confirmations in what appears to be a break from the public health guidelines. Having said that, maybe the hierarchy of the church is acting on advice from the Merrion Hotel? – Yours, etc,

EAMON FARRELL ,

Samdymount,

Dublin 4.