LETTERS

End of Civil War in sight?

Re Minister Simon Coveney’s recent comments on going into coalition government with Fianna Fáil, is it possible that in Ireland in 2016, we will see the end of Civil War as we know it?

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The Oireachtas has sunk to yet another low

Once more reputational damage has been done to whatever remaining integrity the Oireachtas has. 

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The Holocaust did not bring an end to crimes against humanity

This week, the Holocaust is remembered worldwide. 

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Proceed with caution over city boundaries

The Government recently appointed a committee to consider extending the boundary of Cork City. The census records suggest that they proceed with caution.

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Hazel Behan was raped in Portugal yet no one there seems to care

I watched the Late, Late Show in awe as a brave young woman, Hazel Behan, recounted her horrific account of being raped, by a masked intruder, in Portugal some years ago. 

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Adopted babies deserve a mother and father

From time to time, a baby has the misfortune to be permanently separated from its parents early in life and becomes the responsibility of the State.

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Rural Ireland was naive about Charlie Haughey

In this country, Charlie Haughey was God, particularly in rural Ireland.

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Leo’s U-turn on child’s right to a mum and dad

Just four years ago, Health Minister Leo Varadkar told the Dáil: “Every child has a right to a mother and a father and as much as possible, the State should vindicate that right. That is a much more important right than that of two men or two women having a family”.

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Surely the Cork/Dublin air link makes sense

The current IAG bid for Aer Lingus has brought Cork Airport’s prospects into sharper focus.

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Sale of Aer Lingus could jeopardise key routes from Ireland to London

Aer Lingus is the belle of the ball. One of the top ten safest airlines, it is earning healthy profits, expanding its routes and the long-time pension headache may soon be resolved.

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