From the Attic Archives.
This letter was my first letter to be published (Irish Times June 23 1987).
I wish to express my strong objection to replies given to Professor John A Murphy by the Minister for Foreign Affairs, Mr. Brian Lenihan, regarding the misuse of public funds during the recent SEA referendum. (The Irish Times, Senate report, June 4).
Because I voted ‘NO’ it would appear that I am an ‘unreasonable person’ for which the Government leant over backwards to ‘allow’ me to express an opinion ‘blatantly against the national interest’.
What, I wonder will happen to unreasonable people in the future should the Government decide not to lean over backwards to ‘allow’ expression of opinion, in the national interest, of course?
Concentration camps, perhaps?