30 MAY 1925, Page 14

[To the Editor of the SPECTATOR.] Sut,—I wish your contributor,

" Oversea Irishman," who seems to think that loyal feelings exist no more in the Irish Free State, had been present at the Gaiety Theatre, Dublin, on the evening of May 14th last.

During the last scene of The Pirates of Penzance the British flag was displayed (by Henry Lytton as " General Stanley ") amid prolonged and hearty applause frcm a large audience Again, on the evening of May 21st last, when Iolanthe was per- formed to a very large audience, the song, " When Britain really ruled the waves," was twice enthusiastically encored. Yesterday (Empire Day) the National Anthem was sung in all the Protestant churches.—I am, Sir, &c., E. L. W.