LETTERS

We flew Russian flags during the Soviet era

I’ve listened to various media outlets talk about the Confederate Flag. I’m deeply offended that as a Cork supporter, who has carried the flag at matches, I am to be categorised with bigoted racist people from another continent.

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Was the dentist who killed Cecil moved by seeing the animal die?

Why do some humans feel the need to inflict suffering on animals for ‘sport’? I ask myself that question yet again after reading about the dentist who paid $55,000 for the privilege of killing Zimbabwe’s oldest and best loved lion.

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Ben Gurion said Jewish state was primary goal

Dermot Meleady claimed that for Jewish refugees of the Nazi holocaust, Palestine was “…their only available refuge…”

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To stand with Palestinians is to stand against racism and apartheid

Derek O’Flynn, press officer of the Israeli Embassy in Dublin (Letters, July 15) seemed a little confused as to the meaning of solidarity with Palestine, which of course goes back to the original ethnic cleansing, Al Nakba, carried out by what became the state of Israel, in 1948.

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Spiteful commentary has no place in GAA

As a staunch GAA man I object to Conor McCarthy’s article (Irish Examiner, July 17)

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The key to reviving Cork GAA is to re-build from the bottom up

I have, over the last week, being listening to both points of view as regards the state of Cork hurling. Both Donal Og and the county board have valid points but what seems to be lost in all this debate in the average player.

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IPSC has no right to set cultural boundaries

Martin O’Quigley claims (Letters, 25 July) that the Irish-Palestinian Solidarity Campaign (IPSC) had nothing to do with the intimidation that forced Irish dancing schools to withdraw from an Israeli feis.

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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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