Sir, – Your Editorial (“A public inconvenience”, August 15th) raised some serious points about the lack of public facilities in Dublin. However, it might interest your readers to know that over the last couple of years the elected councillors have at least twice voted in favour of providing such facilities. Once in conjunction with the Dublin Bikes Scheme and the second as a variation of the excellent idea submitted by Alice Leahy and Trust. It would perhaps do everyone a favour if The Irish Times occasionally departed from sanctimonious editorials and put more effort into why decisions democratically adopted are not implemented. – Yours, etc,


Beech Hill Drive,

Donnybrook, Dublin 4.