Quid pro quo


Sir, – I read with interest the other day the letter from Seanán Ó Coistín entitled “Germany and Ireland” (October 2nd). In the letter, he seemed surprised that a German friend of his girlfriend should have thought that sterling is a currency used here in Ireland.

Sterling is indeed a currency used here in Ireland – certainly in part of our country! Sterling is the currency used up here in most of my native province of Ulster, the second most populous province in all of Ireland. So, to be fair to his German acquaintance, she was partially correct. – Yours, etc,


St Johnston, Co Donegal.