Sick of praise for Mary Lou

The Irish Mail on Sunday - - LETTERS - Ailbhe Mur­phy, Wick­low.

I’M RE­ALLY sick of read­ing and hear­ing about what a won­der­ful breath of fresh air Mary Lou McDon­ald is.

I re­ally don’t see it. She has the grat­ing, pa­tro­n­is­ing voice of a school­teacher, and is al­ways wearily ex­plain­ing why ev­ery­one who dis­agrees with her in any way is ut­terly wrong.

Her oc­ca­sional at­tempts to sound re­spect­ful of other views al­ways fail. It was strik­ing, for in­stance, on the Claire Byrne Show af­ter the ref­er­en­dum


Ev­ery week, we’re giv­ing to the writer of Let­ter Of The Week a One4All shop­ping voucher worth €50. Send let­ters to us at: Your Let­ters, Irish Mail on Sun­day, Em­bassy House, Balls­bridge, Dublin 4, or email let­ters@mailon­sun­ in­clud­ing your name, ad­dress and day­time tele­phone num­ber. where she spoke about re­spect­ing the many peo­ple who had voted No, but then quickly told us we couldn’t go on liv­ing in ‘cloud cuckoo land’ over abor­tion. So she re­spects them but they’re id­iots.

She’s only new and dif­fer­ent in the sense that she’s a woman and wasn’t in the IRA. But she holds to all the same un­apolo­getic mil­i­tant repub­li­can views that Gerry Adams holds. No thanks.

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