LETTERS

It’s a tall order asking me to believe shortness is linked to heart disease

I take umbrage with the article entitled ‘Drawing a short straw on heart disease’ (Irish Examiner, April 9). Equating shortness with a higher risk of heart disease is too simplistic by far. 

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A ‘No’ vote will unfairly place gay couples in a legally subordinate position

I’m writing about a friend; let’s call her Joan. In her early 20s, she was in a relationship with a man of her own age.

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Murders like Karen’s are too common everywhere

I was searching on the internet for the name of the young Irish girl killed in Scotland. 

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We need to instil a duty of care and morals into the professional classes

“All professions are a conspiracy against the laity” — George Bernard Shaw’s observation retains a frightening degree of validity, albeit at the rhetorical end of the social commentary ‘meter’. 

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Tackle street assaults that result from drug/drink abuse

The numbers of assaults on our streets are increasing, and the vast majority of those assaults happen at the weekend.

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We need to protect hares and foxes as well as deer

The Gardaí and the National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) are to be complimented for their latest clampdown on illegal deer hunting. Deer herds around the country have been ravaged by gangs of thugs using high powered lamps and dogs.

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1916 leaders don’t need British declaration of innocence

Myles Duffy’s statement that (Irish Examiner, Letters, April 14) Britain should ‘exonerate’ the executed of 1916 is incorrect. 

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Which same-sex ‘pastimes’?

Martin D Stern doesn’t clarify what he means by “same-sex activities” [Irish Examiner, Letters, April 17], so I can only infer that he’s referring to two women playing tennis or guys playing football together.

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Which same-sex ‘pastimes’?

Martin D Stern doesn’t clarify what he means by “same-sex activities” [Irish Examiner, Letters, April 17], so I can only infer that he’s referring to two women playing tennis or guys playing football together.

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It’s mature to change your mind, as I have

I read with surprise Bruce Arnold’s article (?utm_source=link&utm_medium=click&utm_campaign=recirc">’A mistaken venture into major change’, Irish Examiner, April 14) in which he claims it is impossible for a politician to change their mind. All our opinions change over time, due to circumstances, a convincing argument, a life-altering experience, or a friendship with someone different. 

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