Helping The Blind


Sir, - Isn't it time the sighted people of this city opened their eyes? The other evening, in the centre of town at office closing hours, I spotted an elderly blind man trying to cross the road. I was five minutes away when I first saw him and yet by the time I arrived at the scene he was still frantically tapping his cane on the ground, a good 10 steps away from the curb, obviously looking for help. Is it possible I was the only sighted person on O'Connell Street at 5 p.m. on a Monday? - Yours, etc., Amanda Horgan,

Tudor Lodge, Dublin 8.