McDowell's lofty perch


Madam, - To revise an important political moment before it enters folklore as yet another oft-quoted but all too often inaccurate reminiscence, Michael McDowell shimmied up a telegraph pole, not a lamppost, as claimed by David McCullagh on RTÉ (The Week in Politics, April 13th) and by Carl O'Brien's article and accompanying caricature (The Irish Times, April 12th).

Readers seeking verification should consult the photograph of the event which adorns the cover of the book How Ireland Voted 2002. - Yours, etc.,

LIAM WEEKS, Loughanamon, Co Mayo.