Maith an cailín, Malala

 

Sir, – I was so proud of us as a nation that we honoured Malala Yousafzai with the Tipperary International Peace Award (Home News, August 21st). Nobody deserves this more than the 16-year-old from the Swat Valley. What an example she is to our young population.

Under threat of death she still spoke out for the rights of girls in Pakistan to have education. Many in our own country have been similarly threatened lately and they were strong also. Maith an cailín, Malala. – Yours, etc,

PAT BURKE WALSH,

Ballymoney,

Gorey, Wexford.