LETTERS

Same-sex marriage vote is not just about equality

Correspondent Tom Carew (Irish Examiner, Letters, March 31) rightly said that freedom of expression (or of dissent) is fundamental to an open society.

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Ian Bailey case judge should have intervened

My dealings with the legal profession have been most satisfactory, so I have no axe to grind. That said, is it not time that we, the citizens, through our elected representatives, insisted on intervening — not interfering, but intervening — in the cosy game that is played out in our courts?

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Direct Provision working group is only an exercise in public relations

Last month, the CEO of the Irish Refugee Council (IRC) stepped down from the Ministerial Working Group on Direct Provision and the Protection Process.

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Our bins should be plentiful and free to use

Driving in any part of rural Ireland, one sees black refuse sacks thrown into hedges along with unwanted sofas, child car seats, and other general litter jettisoned from passing cars.

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Bailey case highlights the need for far deeper legal reform in Ireland

What is interesting about court cases in which the State is involved is the way they show how little has changed since our ‘democratic revolution’ in 2011.

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The State did Elaine O’Hara proud, in the end

Elaine O’Hara was a troubled woman. Vulnerable and lacking in self-confidence, she was taken advantage of by Graham Dwyer, in order to fulfil his sick fantasies.

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Equal rights are sacred, but ideas are fair game

Changing any law, or Constitution, or State policy, like an election, means an open political debate, no matter what the content.

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Poll support for Hamas attacks is worrying for Gaza peace prospects

A poll by the independent Ramallah-based Palestinian Centre for Policy and Survey Research on the post Operation Protective Edge found 68% of Gaza’s occupants supported last summer’s ‘Hamas rocket attacks’.

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Water bill is easier to pay than television licence

RTÉ and water protesters feed off each other. 

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The UK’s regional airline scheme should be a blueprint for Cork

The debate on the future of Cork Airport has intensified in recent months, reflecting the widespread concern about the continuing decrease in flights since 2009.

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