LETTERS

Church is learning morals from its followers

On Friday, Ireland held a referendum on same-sex marriage. It passed with a healthy majority and this raises a few questions.

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We need to act on Sudan’s latest food crisis

Today, a message from the NGO, Concern, relating to the disastrous situation, in Sudan, dropped through my letterbox.

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Government should get its priorities right

I read two articles in the Irish Examiner on Tuesday, May 19. The first was Ireland may take an extra 300 refugees on top of the existing 220.

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Would Percy pen ‘When a man loves a man’?

If Percy Sledge was alive, do you think he would have changed the words and title to his only number one song to ‘when a man loves a man’?

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Segregation of Palestinians is one reason to support Israeli boycott

In 2013 the UN stated that Israel was carrying out “de facto segregation” against the Palestinians. In 2012 Palestinian citizens of Israel were allocated less than 6.25% of the state budget though they make up 20% of the population.

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Let democracy flourish following referendum

Congratulations to all those young people who not alone voted but canvassed, on whatever side, for the referendums last Saturday.

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Don’t forget the politics of Ban Ki-moon’s job

Mr John-Paul O’Driscoll has listed various world conflict areas as reasons why the Secretary General of the United Nations (UN), Ban Ki-moon should not have received the Tipperary International Peace Prize (Letters, Irish Examiner, May 26).

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Results from marriage equality referendum

Result:

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Can we take on dated blasphemy laws, please?

The Constitutional Commissioners (or whoever, in their spare time, thought up the Age of Eligibility for Election to the Office of President Bill, 2015) must have little to occupy their time.

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Now is time to extend voting to diaspora

While the majority of the country’s adults warm themselves in the glow of Saturday’s referendum result on same sex marriage, at least one major question has emerged from the determination of many voters to exercise their constitutional right — despite the daunting fact that that they no longer lived and worked in Ireland.

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