The Lord awards


Sir, – Miriam Lord would be too modest to include a “Best Line By A Columnist Award” in her annual list (“Winners of this year’s political gongs”, July 22nd), but if she did, she would be a clear winner with her line on Michael Ring’s promotion to Cabinet, “There won’t be a hanging basket watered in Westport for a week”. – Yours, etc,


Clarinbridge, Co Galway.

Sir, – What a highly entertaining, accurate, knowledgeable and devastatingly insightful list of political awards Miriam Lord has laid out for us. The final award says it all: “Politician of the year: Leo Varadkar. The winner takes it all”. – Yours, etc,


Clontarf, Dublin 3.