THE CHRISTMAS SPIRIT

 

LIZ McHALE,

Madam, - In lieu of Santa visiting our house this Christmas, I am contributing to four Irish charities. Does this give me the high moral ground? - Yours, etc.,

LIZ McHALE, Monastery Drive, Dublin 22.

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Madam, - I hope that the homeless and the infant Jesus will be remembered this Christmas. - Yours, etc.,

ANN PEPPARD, Palmerston Park, Dublin 6.

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Dear Santa, - Please can you get for the people of Ireland who have been good for the past year:

1. A Dáil with half the present number of TDs.

2. A proper EU fisheries policy based on sustainability, good husbandry and common sense.

3. A statement to our neighbours that Ireland will not welcome trucks too big to fit in the Dublin Port Tunnel. - Yours, etc.,

PETER KERRUISH, Dalkey, Co Dublin.

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Madam, - I was recently asked for €80 postage to send a Christmas parcel to Australia. Naturally, I thought again. I then enquired about sending it from Northern Ireland, it cost £12.20 sterling (about €22). - Yours, etc.,

CIARAN McCOURT, Dartry Park, Dublin 6.