Well done, Ireland. We should be very proud of ourselves for voting to change the Constitution.

Wonít it be great to live in this Ireland of the future? No waiting for operations, no shortage of hospital beds, with maternity wards full of real Irishwomen and all because we now deny newborn babies the right to be Irish from birth.

Dress it up whatever way you like with talk of loopholes, all we have actually done is to deny newborns the best start in this world because they are black. If that is not racist, then I donít know what is.

Tom Morrissey,
Co Waterford.

Ireland offers the best start in the world? My God Tom, if you think Ireland is the best place in the world to be a citizen of, you really need to travel a bit and see what’s beyond the Waterford border.