The Leinster Express has, without my permission, twice taken pieces from this blog and/or from my letters published elsewhere, and printed them as if they were letters to the paper. Naughty, naughty, I would have thought. It would have been courteous of them to tell me, not to say ask. And I would have appreciated a chance to nuance the text for a different readership. They are welcome to use my writings – but with my permission please. I trust that they’ll choose a variety of material from this blog, and not just publish the potentially controversial stuff. I wonder if they might pay me …..