This is another letter written on January 8th , 2008 to The Irish Times that was also not published:
Arriving at the impressive new Pier D in Dublin Airport from Luton on 5th January last, I was not impressed by the welcome a fellow passenger got. While queueing at Passport Control the Eastern European passenger in front of me was asked which airport she had come from - she replied that she didn't understand English. She was then told that she "should learn some English" and was let through. What ever happened to our Ireland of the 1,000 welcomes?
Eugene F.M. O'Loughlin,
One good thing about this blog is that I am both the Author and the Editor and I can publish what I like, even if The Irish Times doesn't!