Ireland’s role on UN Security Council


Sir, – Paul Gillespie (Opinion, July 3rd), answers his own question on why there is little or no interest in Ireland’s role in UN Security Council. He and our Department of Foreign Affairs, typically confuse process and inputs with achievements. It matters little if there are 600 meetings and a “vast subterranean” of sub-committees if they achieve little of consequence. Over 40 of our civil servants labouring in an echo chamber of their own hubris is a poor reward for all the investment we put into getting on to the Security Council

– Dr MICHAEL J ANDERSON, Balgriffin, Dublin 13.