LETTERS

Blunder by Varadkar

Leo Varadkar appears to have made a serious blunder.

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Politics is about staying in power

"Impervious to the possibility of effective change". (Editorial & Howlin Opinion, Sept.17th.).

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Tragedy ‘misused’

The tragic death of Savita Halappanavar in Galway Hospital in 2012 was massively misused by politicians and the media, who were more concerned with using her death to force abortion legislation into Ireland rather than find out the truth about why she died.

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Direct provision claims ‘potentially dangerous’

There can hardly be better proof of the correlation between the political ‘silly season’ and the fine weather than the current controversy about direct provision of asylum seekers.

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Water charges of €600 unjust for one family

On arriving home from holidays in late July, we found a newly-installed water meter. I took an immediate reading: 10 litres, which accounted for one or two toilet flushes. A fortnight later we had used 5,800 litres. A quick calculation means we will use 150,800 litres per year. We have three teenagers.

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‘Unelected and unaccountable bankers’ effectively ruling world

Any optimism about our “economic recovery” is surely tempered by listening to debates on national radio about whether or not qualified teachers should be paid €50 for a full week’s work.

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Economic arguments key to Scottish No result

The 307-year-old union as been saved. The people have spoken. Scotland remains part of the family of nations that make up the United Kingdom.

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Misinterpretation of image the only complaint

In a recent article Tom Barry TD takes issue with the imagery used in a leaflet distributed by Cork Film Centre to highlight their recent Arts Council funding cut, which threatened to close the centre.

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SF flying business class sets the wrong example

For all their talk of representing ordinary working people I find Sinn Féin’s decision to fly Mary-Lou McDonald around the world in business class reeks of hypocrisy and double speak.

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Direct Provision must end

Make no mistake about it — the system of Direct Provision is a continuation of Ireland’s institutional abuse in the early 21st century.

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