LETTERS

Why our economy needs an independent overseer

The austerity affecting the people is an indictment of the previous government, and the present one. 

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Prison system needs major reform to aid rehabilitation and prevent re-offending

The question of rehabilitation and the action that can be taken in respect of the prison service must be addressed.

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Government’s attempt to undermine the rearing of the next generation

Enda Kenny is trying to convince us the marriage referendum has nothing to do with the next generation.

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Mass immigration places strain on welfare system

I am glad there are people out there that are not gagged by ‘political correction’ and are not afraid to speak about commonsense approaches to mass migration to Europe from the third world. I refer to Dr Frank Giles in his letter on (Irish Examiner, April 22).

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Referendum an opportunity to right a wrong based on sexual orientation

When the idea of a Marriage Equality Referendum was first mooted a furore erupted indicating the need for legislation for the protection of children.

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Referendum is about love

I am writing in response to Paddy Monaghan’s letter (Irish Examnier, April 21) in which he criticises Ms McAleese’s stance based on the fact that it is in opposition to the views of some churches in Ireland. 

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LGBT fraternity well served by legal rights

On my 67th birthday earlier this year I received the best gift ever — a new grandson.

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Bailey’s legal team hampered by time limitation

Ian Bailey’s recent trial leaves questions unanswered.

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Recalling the fear of the demise of world I knew

I have a memory of 1940, at the age of nine, in my hometown of Westport, going up James’ Street. Someone shouted "the Germans have landed in Achill, they will be here tomorrow." I felt stunned: the future in ruins, houses empty, a home no longer a home.

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Outdated jury system should be abolished

Is it not high time that the ridiculous outdated jury system be abolished?

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