Sir, - I have occasionally stayed overnight in hotels in Ireland and in Britain. All bedroom corridors have swing doors strategically spaced and usually an affixed label with the words "Keep shut at all times" or "Smoke door, keep closed night and day".

Such doors are almost invariably closed in British hotels, but in Irish hotels the opposite applies, with doors wedged or hooked open, night and day.

Have Irish Hoteliers and Fire Officers learned nothing from the Stardust tragedy of nearly two decades ago? - Yours, etc.,

Ballinderry, Mullingar.