LETTERS

Examiner right to debunk WWI myths

I wish to thank the Irish Examiner and Jim Roche for their excellent history pullout which appeared in the Irish Examiner on August 23rd last.

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John Delaney’s League of Ireland own goal

Next week the Champions’ League group stages begins and it highlights the complete failure of John Delaney to steer League of Ireland clubs anywhere near the pinnacle of European competition.

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Leo’s health-budget diagnosis was obvious, but I doubt he can cure it

What a depressing illustration of the dearth of genuine talent within the current political class, if all it takes to be considered the next messiah is for someone like Leo Varadkar to say in public what is clear to everyone who has ever experienced the Irish health service, that the health budget is either not enough or not being spent correctly.

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Who benefits as Hogan moves to Brussels?

Former minister Phil Hogan has been named as [EU] Agriculture Commissioner and normally one might like to see a resumé of past achievements, but would this not resemble washing our dirty linen in public?

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A reign of terror began in Haifa

I can sympathise with the sentiments of Isaac Barr, of Michigan, with regard to living in Haifa as he did in 1948 as a 14-year-old (Irish Examiner, Wednesday, September 10).

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Give vacant Celtic Tiger buildings and sites to community groups

I receive letters from sports/youth clubs and other associations, including Midleton Men’s Shed, asking for local authorities to acquire vacant sites and buildings that have been left undeveloped since the collapse of the property market.

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Battle against IS is one of of containment

With US president Barack Obama saying his ultimate goal was to “degrade and ultimately destroy” the Islamic State (IS) in both Iraq and Syria, may I assume he meant that the next US president will have to pick up the baton?

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Scotland gets to choose. That’s an achievement

I lived in Edinburgh for a number of years, and am married to a Scotsman, but I have no idea how the Scots should vote in tomorrow’s referendum.

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Too many phoney tributes to Paisley

Listening to the litany of phoney tributes being peddled in the media following the death of Rev Ian Paisley was vomit inducing.

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The good and the bad sides of Ian Paisley

While out walking at lunchtime last Friday I heard the news of the death or Ian Paisley.

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