18 OCTOBER 1997, Page 49

Mary Robinson's bills

Sir: My review of Lorna Siggins's biography of Mary Robinson (Books, 11 October) contained a fairly serious blunder which I Should like to retract. It is not true that Mrs Robinson failed to refer any legislation to the Irish Supreme Court; she referred sev- eral bills in the course of her presidency. C.D. C. Armstrong

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