Marking Commonwealth Day

Irish Times – Letters, Tue, Mar 26, 2013

Sir, – I never thought I would be writing to The Irish Times defending Archbishop Sean Brady – but really Tom Cooper (March 25th) should get a life.

If Archbishop Brady was invited to attend a Commonwealth Day event, so be it – so was I. Those members of his flock who profess, accept and live a life as part of their Britishness also have rights.

At the Commonwealth Day event I attended, I engaged in a constructive discussion, said I was opposed to rejoining the Commonwealth but very much in favour of good relations. People such as Mr Cooper and his narrow, outdated, views would force me to reconsider my views – in the other direction. – Yours, etc,

Cllr DERMOT LACEY,

Beech Hill Drive,

Donnybrook, Dublin 4.

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