"YESTERDAY WE BROUGHT you news of scientific studies which show that outdoor shoes carry some seriously nasty bugs.
A slight majority of readers who voted in our poll on the issue say they take they shoes off indoors.
On foot of that (sorry), a few of you suggested that we should follow the example of other cultures and ask visitors to also remove their shoes on entering our homes."
Discussion of our favorite topic on an Irish website. Despite the damp weather, shoe-free homes are not the norm in Ireland, nevertheless quite a few comments from Irish people who do prefer shoes-off. Some of the comments are a bit on the daft side.