Yours, etc


Sir, – Ian Lindsay (November 7th) believes he has the solution to all our nation’s troubles. “All we need to do is to have the people who write letters to The Irish Times run the country. They appear to know absolutely everything about how our little state should be organised”.

This has always been a deeply held conviction of my own.

As taoiseach I would be very happy to have Mr Lindsay as my tánaiste. When can he start? – Yours, etc,


Rathfarnham, Dublin 14.

Sir, – I wish to object strongly to the suggestion from Ian Lindsay that letter-writers should run the country. Everyone knows that both taxi drivers and callers to Joe Duffy know almost as much about the mismanagement of this country as letter-writers. – Yours, etc,



Co Dublin.