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Wellington’s memory in Ireland should stand and be more respected

I am unaware of any other occasion in our history, when the Catholic hierarchy of the day went out of their way to give the most fulsome praise to a public figure of Anglo-Irish ascendancy stock, when they described Wellington as ‘the most distinguished of Ireland’s sons’, ‘a hero’, and ‘as a man selected by the Almighty to break the soul which scourged Europe’ ie Napoleon (who had imprisoned the Pope) (Pastoral Letter, January 9 1830).

Credit due to teachers on landmark day

THERE will be considerable relief that the vast majority of schools across Ireland have been able to open fully for the first time since the lockdown was introduced six months ago.