Powerful neighbour

Sir, – In relation to Fintan O'Toole's assertion that Ireland is now more powerful than Britain for the first time since since 1171 (Opinion & Analysis, September 14th), I wish to inform him that I have just returned from a short trip to London and he is absolutely mistaken. London is a financial, development and tourist powerhouse the likes of which all of Ireland combined cannot compete with. He should climb down off his Brexit hobbyhorse and pay it a visit! – Yours, etc,



Dublin 16.