Last straw for church cribs?

 

Sir, – Martin Doyle (“Guidelines could prove last straw for church cribs”, Home News, December 31st) reports that fire safety concerns may end the use of straw in cribs.

As one who rarely sat an exam without having a saved straw from the local church crib pushed into my hands by understandably nervous relatives, I can only hope examiners will now make the questions a little easier for future students. – Yours, etc,

JAMES MAGEE,

Stamer Street,

Dublin 8.