Sir, - Spare a thought for the feelings of Rev David O'Hanlon as he learned, in Rome or elsewhere, that President Robinson was about to become UN High Commissioner. Was he devastated, perplexed, or merely indifferent? The latter reaction is conceivable because the lengthy list of his urgent concerns, which appeared in your columns not so long ago, held little room for the concerns of the rest of mankind - not least the plight of refugees, which Mrs Robinson hopes to alleviate.

Nevertheless he must now endure the nagging worry that in her new position Mrs Robinson will be afforded fresh opportunities of meeting the Pope. What if she turns up again in those awful clothes, so meticulously observed and carefully recorded by Fr O'Hanlon? - Yours, etc.,


Co. Galway.