Sir, – In his article on vaccination (“Help immunologists to understand our perception of vaccination”, January 18th), Joseph Roche credited Edward Jenner, a physician scientist who lived in the latter part of the 1700s, with the development of the modern version of the vaccine we use. While this is true, space did not permit the mention of a key contribution of a woman named Lady Mary Wortly Montagu, who preceded Jenner by about 60 years.
Sir, – We read with dismay William Binchy’s suggestion that if abortion is legalised in line with the recommendations of the Joint Oireachtas Committee on the Eighth Amendment, legislation will be abused to prevent the birth of children with disabilities (“Oireachtas committee has opened the door to abortion for disability”, Opinion & Analysis, January 6th). More recently, Fianna Fáil’s Justice spokesman made a similar claim. There is no evidence to support their position.
Sir, – My name is Sinéad Healy. I am the fifth-class teacher quoted in the article “How to get Ireland’s schools singing” (Health + Family, December 17th). We have been working with Helen Doyle since November 2017 and have loved every minute of it. It is fun and hugely engaging for the girls. Her enthusiasm and love of singing and music shine through.
@edbrophy@dscullylimerick@FT@Paschald Read it again, there's no advocacy in it, just scenarios where we may have overlapping interests. Suspect the Scandi's are not serial integrationists either - not sure about the Baltics as fear of Russia drives them more than anything, so they will prefer iron cast alliances
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