Tallships and Irish shame

 

Sir, – The Norwegian Tallship picture was majestic (Andres Poveda, Front Page, August 19th). The modern Tallships movement is about youth development and the maritime.

It is sad that with our State Youth Ocean ST budget cut by 100 per cent us (it might have survived a 50 percent cut) the Irish have become quayside bystanders for Tallships events and Dublin 2012. Shame on us.

Our State taking allthe insurance money when we lost the Asgardwas unforgivable.

ENDA O COINEEN,

Tallship for Ireland,

Let’s Do It Global,

Fitzwilliam Square, Dublin 2.