Sir, – The manner of the appointment of Katherine Zappone to the position of a special envoy to the UN raises a number of questions that should be of concern to anyone interested in the future of our political system. There are a number of important questions that need to be asked and answered. This is essential to ensure that the general public of all ages can maintain trust in our political system, which currently is at a very concerning all-time low. – Yours, etc,


Director of Services,

Alice Leahy Trust,

and former Irish

Human Rights


Dublin 8.