LETTERS

There are alternatives to Windows available to computer users

The irony of Conor Power paying Microsoft for the privilege of getting access to Windows 10 is that he is locking himself in to that system in ways that will both cost him money and be entirely determined by Microsoft rather than himself.

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Public sector is as unenthusiastic as Joe Public about costly postal codes

If a proxy for the public sector’s engagement, efficacy and the adaptability was to be measured by their promptness in using Eircode smart postal codes in the ‘contact us’ section of their websites, the impression conveyed would be that citizen relations and customer-focused culture are low priority.

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Le Eithne and Niamh crew should be awarded

Ending the lifesaving mission of the Naval Service at a time when thousands of people continue to make the desperate journey across the Mediterranean would be short-sighted and certainly cause greater tragedy (‘Call for naval service humanitarian work in Med to be extended to winter’, 27th August).

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We have learnt nothing from the economic collapse

Michael Clifford is right when he says that ‘the recession that this country endured was wasted’ to the extent that there has been ‘little change’ in the ‘negative features that landed the country in the mire’ (Irish Examiner, August 26).

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Parish council wrong to ask rogue priest to speak

It seems extraordinary that a Catholic parish council would offer an invitation to an individual who has taken positions fundamentally at odds with core teachings of that Church.

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Cork people aren’t being given any input into the future of their harbour

With reference to Kinsale Environment Watch’s concerns (Letters, August 25) regarding a directive from Ministers Alan Kelly and Paudie Coffey.

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Northern Unionists’ history is far from democratic

Seeing that Unionists in Northern Ireland are making a really big deal about their enthusiastic embrace of democracy, one must ask what was democratic about the Plantation of Ulster?

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We can run our own Navy

Mr Mulvany’s campaign, which Sean O’Riordan reports on, (‘Global support to honour Irish Navy veterans’, August 26) is another thinly disguised attempt to compromise Ireland’s long established and most successful national defence policy, by highlighting “global support” for the recognition of the heroic action of our sailors on LÉ Clíona all those years ago.

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All games have their own particular qualities

I’m still trying to figure out the point your correspondent, Martin Collins, was attempting to make by comparing the various qualities of two quite different field sports from his anecdotal observation of two particular games. (Letters 22 August).

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We have every right to claim conservation grant

Alan Kelly claimed that anyone who registered for the so-called “Water Conservation Grant” without paying Irish Water would be “pulling a fast one”. This outrageous slander is despite the grant being a legal entitlement.

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