How grate thou art !


Sir, – I found myself staring into an empty grate in the parliament hallway of Bank of Ireland on College Green, Dublin this morning, one of the coldest of the year so far.

Lamenting the absence of the customary roaring fire I was informed upon asking that the bank is no longer “allowed ” to light it.What a shame.

Many’s a Dubliner’s backside has been warmed there over the years! – Yours, etc,


Clontarf, Dublin 3