LETTERS

Citizens are one remove from being barcoded

Eircode will soon foist smart location codes upon us. 

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‘Abuse’ forgotten?

The Sinn Fein deputy leader, Mary Lou McDonald, has claimed that the party has no information on child abuse.

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Maíria needs help to heal

As the Northern Ireland Secretary, Theresa Villiers, is not keen to have the Kincora Boys’ Home abuses aired in the media, because of “sensitivity”, would the self-appointed social workers in Dáil Eireann step in?

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Workers now becoming homeless because of lack of rent control

News of skyrocketing apartment prices and rents in Dublin (Irish Examiner, October 22) will be cold comfort to the rising number of working people falling into homelessness as a result. 

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Surprised to see Vincent’s volte-face on Kenny

I had to catch my breath on Tuesday night while viewing Tonight with Vincent Browne.

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Pimps still having their way three years on

The most inspiring part of the Stormont decision to criminalise the purchase of sex (‘State needs to follow Northern Lead’, Irish Examiner, October 22) was that politicians listened to prostitutes in bringing about real change.

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It’s a nonsense to think GAA could hand out receipts

Re Roderick McAlpine’s comments on the GAA’s tickets system, (Letters, October 22). Is the man having us all on? 

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Electorate needs to take note of Sinn Féin’s masterful abuse of language

Newspaper reports this week show that Gerry Adams seems to have a uniquely clear appreciation of what did and did not go on in the IRA, describing as he does “their acting as a police force, IRA members were singularly ill equipped to deal with such matters. The IRA on occasions shot alleged sex offenders or expelled them. While this may have been expedient at the time, it was not appropriate”. 

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Sláinte, Minister

Finance Minister Michael Noonan has been kind to me.

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Minister needs to ask questions about Gaza reconstruction

The Irish government has joined with other states in pledging money for the reconstruction of Gaza, however, when Ireland had the opportunity to take a stand for justice for the people of Gaza being relentlessly bombed during Israel’s 52 day assault this summer, Minister Flanagan instead chose to abstain on a United Nations vote calling for an investigation into Israel’s war crimes. 

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