LETTERS

Politicians, not bankers, brought Ireland down

I hope the acquittal of Sean Fitzpatrick will be the first step in debunking the ‘wisdom’ that bad bankers broke Ireland.

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Cobh should commemorate murdered British soldiers

On March 27, the Cobh News, a local newsletter, published an article by John Jefferies about the 1924 pier shooting in Cobh: unarmed British soldiers and Irish civilians were machine-gunned.

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Making splash over water

RTÉ has received quite a bit of criticism from the public recently for one thing or another, but I was rather amused today listening to Joe Duffy taking calls from listeners about water charges and problems with paying this tax.

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Losing the oil, gas battle

Exactly 1,000 years ago this week on the sands of Clontarf, thousands of brave Irish warriors faced off againsed the hordes of Viking invaders that had pillaged, murdered and raped their way up and down this country for so long.

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A hole in water charges plan

“There’s a hole in the bucket dear Liza dear Liza..” Those of us who are old enough will remember how this song goes: “well fix it dear Henry dear Henry…”

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Shatter is still unsuitable

The failure of the Minister for Justice Alan Shatter to attend the annual conference of Garda Síochána Sergeants and Inspectors, and refusal to answer questions relating to same, must, once again, raise the question of his suitability.

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How we can save the planet

How to improve your health, happiness, save energy and help to heal the planet?

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Cork ready for take-off

Contrary to the claim made in the letter, ‘Cork-New York Flights will never take off’, (Irish Examiner, April 9) the existing runway at Cork Airport can accommodate a transatlantic service with a Boeing 757 aircraft.

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Royal cheerleading

Far be it from me to spoil the giddy excitement aroused in native Irish media circles on all things royal over the past week.

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Cash for a railway trail that ends nowhere

At the launch of the study by the Commission for the Economic Development of Rural Areas (Cedra), on Monday last, the Taoiseach Enda Kenny lauded the Great Western Greenway in Mayo for its contribution to the local economy and to the regeneration of the area.

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