Seats and public transport

 

Sir, – As a pensioner with no obvious signs of infirmity, other than silver threads in the thatch, I find that passengers on the Red Luas line are much more likely to offer me a seat than the smartphone gazers on the Green line. – Yours, etc,

TONY CORCORAN,

Rathfarnham,

Dublin 14.

A chara, – A strategy employed with great success by a senior pal in order to secure a seat on crowded public transport – approach a young man and emphatically declare, “You’ll have to let me have that seat, or else I’ll have to sit on your lap”.

Never known to fail! – Yours, etc,

MARGUERITE PHELAN,

Donnybrook,

Dublin 4.