LETTERS

People need to believe in a dry Good Friday

Is it not sad that some people believe alcoholic drinks should be sold on Good Friday. I cannot understand why some people cannot accept two dry days a year.

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The actions of a state do not justify prejudice against a religious group

In his recent letter (Irish Examiner, Letters, March 3), Mr Charlie Murphy introduces the notion that prejudice against a religious or ethnic group can be justified or ‘understood’ in light of the ‘link’ with the actions (or alleged actions) of a state.

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Pre-natal defects are no reason to end a life

I was aghast at Deputy Clare Daly’s attempt to legalise abortion in the case of so called pre-natal lethal defects, where the baby might die soon after birth.

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We need politicians who work for rural Ireland and not just Dublin

Ministers and TDs are inept as soon as responsibility becomes an issue. 

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Delighted to see Harrington back on form

Congratulations to golfer Padraig Harrington. 

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Do the decent thing by the Magdalene women

The elderly Magdalene women are unhappy with the Redress for Women Resident in Certain Institutions Bill, 2014. 

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Relatives call for a permanent 1916 tribute

UCD professor of modern history, Ronan Fanning called for a “shameless celebration” of the Easter Rising centenary. 1916 relatives would, at this late stage, settle for a mere celebration.

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Leaving home never gets any easier for any of us long-term emigrants

I was home to Cork for a funeral in recent days. It was a profoundly emotional week and I was prompted to write my first ever blog post on the bus up to Dublin. It seems to have resonated with a lot of Corkonians, both living there and living abroad.

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The Garda Siochána needs to downsize

As of January 31, the Garda website reveals that there are 2,394 Garda officers at rank of sergeant or above, and 185 of these are superintendent level or above.

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Nowell didn’t deserve place in England team

What possessed Peter Jackson to put Jack Nowell in his England team of the weekend.

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