LETTERS

Ridiculous assertion that the IPSC doesn’t use intimidation as a tactic

The ridiculous assertion by Martin O’Quigley that the IPSC [Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign] has never acted in an intimidatory way towards supporters of Israel is nonsense.

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Pilgrims and seekers can make their own decision

Regarding the cancelled Croagh Patrick pilgrimage last Sunday. It was correct to cancel but not necessarily right. I can understand the officials who made the decision to cancel… but people by the thousands still went up anyway.

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RTÉ going for gold with Creedon’s WAW show

Mo comhghairdeas to John Creedon and to RTÉ on a wonderful opening show, highlighting our magnificent west coast.

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A warning to emigrants: nothing has changed in the sodding ol’ sod

Just a word of warning to any emigrant, with a sliver of hope to return and make their life in Ireland, who thinks the worst is over and things have changed.

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Immigrants bring cultural vibrancy to our shores

Thanks to Terry Prone for making a very important point in her column (Irish Examiner, July 27). The foreign people who come to make their homes among us are the most valuable import Ireland has. Many of them will, if we’re lucky, become Irish citizens.

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Loss of respected bankers raises questions

To lose one senior member of our Central Bank would be okay but to have the early retirement of three internationally-respected bankers, including the Governor, raises questions.

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Drumm should not be allowed to use video link

The declaration by David Drumm, former chief executive of Anglo Irish Bank that he would deliberate to the banking inquiry by video link is an outrageous display of condescension and disrespect toward the Irish public and a mischievous instance of self-serving manipulation.

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Sinn Fein could face an insurance bill

An article in An Phoblacht stated that on August 1 Sinn Féin will re-enact the funeral of O’Donovan Rossa who was buried at Glasnevin in 1915.

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May the force stay away from Sceilig Mhícíl

Sceilig Mhícíl and Star Wars: worlds apart and both mighty forces... I read (on Irish Examiner July 24) with concern that a second Star Wars film crew may yet descend on the ‘world heritage site’ of St.Fionán, west of The Iveragh Peninsula in Co. Kerry.

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Searching for family of British world war pilot

I am researching the family background of Edward ‘Mick’ Mannock, the greatest British air ace of World War 1.

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