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Rural Ireland is once again a ‘Deserted Village’

The organisers of this year’s National Ploughing Championships, at Screggan near Tullamore, deserve huge praise.

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Readers Blog: Maternity outcomes here not best in world

There is no truth in Gearóid Duffy’s claim that ‘Ireland, and other countries without abortion, have consistently had the best maternity outcomes in the world’ (Irish Examiner, September 19).

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Readers Blog: Standards and watchdog can help alleviate housing crisis

I was very pleased to hear that the minster for housing is to allow the reintroduction of bedsitters.

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Readers Blog: Stalinist tactics used in debate on abortion

Last week a former master of the Coombe Hospital, Prof Chris Fitzpatrick, complained that people are “firmly pro-choice or pro-life; nobody seems to live in the space in between”.

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Readers Blog: Putting the hounds before the hares

RTÉ’s Claire Byrne Live debate on Ireland’s greyhound industry (September 18) highlighted troubling questions about just how inadequate anti doping procedures are on racing tracks.

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Eighth did not impact reproductive rights

The Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Katherine Zappone’s speech to the 2017 Kennedy Summer School referred on numerous occasions to a “Republic of Equals”, a “Republic of Opportunity”.

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Readers Blog: The Eighth protected mothers and saved lives

Michael Clifford’s opinion piece about the George Hook sacking (Irish Examiner, September 16) includes throwaway comments about the 1983 “right to life” referendum campaign.

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Readers Blog: Banning bedsits exacerbated homelessness

The Irish Property Owners Association (IPOA), the national representative body for landlords welcomes, with cautious optimism, the Minister for Housing’s proposed action to allow bedsit accommodation once again.

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Readers blog: Common sense needed on cycling

As a keen cyclist for decades, mostly through necessity rather than a hobby or showboating, I now find myself on occasions getting annoyed with the antics of my fellow two-wheeling compatriots.

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Readers blog: The greatest argument against abortion on grounds of “fatal foetal abnormality”

The greatest argument against abortion for what is wrongly termed “Fatal Foetal abnormality” is given in the book “Under the Eye of the Clock” by Christopher Nolan.

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