Power to the people


Sir, – Liam Bolger is worried about a huge surge in electricity demand following today’s All-Ireland football final (Letters, September 9th), “when up to 200,000 people simultaneously put their kettles on”.

Fret not, Mr Bolger: the Northern Ireland Electricity Networks will power a sizeable number of these kettles while the ecstatic population of Mayo (and its nationwide diaspora) will be out on the streets, highways and byways, unconcerned if they never saw another kettle. They’ve made enough tea this past 70 years. – Yours, etc,