LETTERS

Our politicians are failing the ideals of our State

With the reaction of our politicians to PSNI comments, I was reminded of the self-serving agenda of those we send to Dail Eireann.

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To ignore our humanitarian obligations is to be shameful

Desmond Fitzgerald is hypocritical for criticising those of us who advocate a generous national response to the humanitarian tragedy in the Mediterranean ( Letters, September 3).

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Hickey would have made a better speaker than Father Flannery

Congratulations on publishing Margaret Hickey’s excellent summary on timeless Church teaching/tradition and how it relates to present events.

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Political jousting could undermine Northern institutions

The horror of the elite, and much of the media, in both the South and the North, at the possibility of Sinn Féin being in government come the 1916 Rising celebrations is remarkable. With elections pending, much of the onslaught on Sinn Féin is prompted by party political considerations.

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This is another Holocaust

It’s embarrassing to read of WW2 and the Holocaust and realise that Ireland was found severely wanting in taking in Jewish refugees. 

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Colonialism, state building and the oil race mean we have to help migrants

“ I’m sorry, but sometimes you have to be blunt to get the message through.”

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NATO bombing has turned people into refugees

The media rarely asks why there is a flood of people trying to get into Europe.

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Right not to allow Flannery to talk in Catholic setting

Thanks to Margaret Hickey for her well-argued defence of Bishop William Crean’s actions in respect of a misguided invitation to priest, Tony Flannery, to abandon his silence and promote his Protestant ideas on Catholic premises.

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Economic migrants are taking the place of those fleeing oppression

Whilst most of our media is firmly on message about our migrant crisis, I, like the majority of ordinary punters I suggest, remain unconvinced of the merits of taking in any more than the government has suggested.

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There are too many Catholics who automatically shut down discussion

When Pope Francis was elected he instanced two major issues that needed addressing: Firstly, reform of the Roman Curia (the Church’s civil service), and secondly establishing the underlying causes of child abuse by clerics and the cover up of that abuse by higher-placed clerics such as bishops and cardinals.

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