Lend me your era

 

Sir, – I note that the Japanese imperial new era is to be named “reiwa”, the two calligraphy characters meaning “order” and “peace” (News, April 2nd). Is there any possibility that the UK and Irish governments could adopt a similar tradition here as a means of smoothing relations further after Brexit? – Yours, etc,

PATRICK JUDGE,

Dún Laoghaire,

Co Dublin.