Sir, – To see a photograph of a “vulnerable person” waved around the Dáil – for political gain – is a new low and is deeply concerning (News, November 29th). This at a time when our capital city is hurting and so many people are working hard to help it heal.

Dáil privilege is gifted to a small number of our citizens by virtue of their election to public office and should never be abused. It was clearly abused in this instance.

It is worth noting that Christmas time is open season to photograph “homeless people”, often for fundraising purposes and without their permission, unaware of the hurt it causes to families.

Human rights are for all of us. – Yours, etc,