Equal time off
Sir, - I have long been an admirer of Senator David Norris. His many contributions to debate on various important national issues have been both lively and informative. I believe his current proposal, that a paid national holiday be granted to women, is an excellent idea.
Knowing Senator Norris, I am confident that it can only be a matter of a short time before he proposes the same for men. It is, after all, simply a question of equality . . . isn't it? - Yours, etc.,
David Beirne, Malahide, Co Dublin.