The role of empathy

 

Sir, – It’s sad to see your columnist Jacky Jones losing her touch (“The Irish are great sympathisers, but poor empathisers”, Second Opinion, Health + Family, June 27th). She thinks that the Catholic Church is only “partly responsible” for the lack of empathy in Irish people. Who, I wonder, can we hold responsible for all the rain that we’ve been having this week? – Yours, etc,

SHANE BUTLER,

Rathfarnham,

Dublin 16.