LETTERS

Don’t make my mistake: check your smoke alarm

Thirty seconds! Thirty precious seconds! That’s all the time I had last Christmas morning between hearing my smoke alarm and having to get out before my house went up in flames.

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Cowardly backbenchers should act on water

Cavan/Monaghan TD Joe O’Reilly’s comments about protesters spending more to get to the Dublin protest than on water charges show he doesn’t get it. 

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Flawed assumptions about Christmas

It’s that time of year again when the old canards about ‘Christians hijacking a pagan festival’ or ‘Christ’s exact date of birth isn’t known are wheeled out ( Letters December 13th).

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The lament of a former Labour party voter

I was once a Labour Voter. I voted Labour first choice in the last general election but I wont be doing it again. I doubt any number will find its way next to Labour candidates on my ballot paper.

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Irish Government is setting aside human rights for commerce

CIA Director John Brennan must surely be in line for the euphemism award of the decade.

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Bullying over Aras Attracta will achieve nothing

The dreadful scenes that unfolded on our TV screens on Prime Time shamed our nation and recall the horrors of another era exposed by the Ryan Report.

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Holding out little hope for the banking enquiry

So the Oireachtas banking enquiry has begun, arguably six years too late. 

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Kenny complicit in rights abuses by sanctioning Shannon stopover

Afri has called on the Government to fulfil its legal and moral obligations to prevent further use of Shannon and Irish air space for torture-related flights.

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The privatisation of water has already begun

I attended the Right2Water public meeting in the Silver Springs Moran Hotel, in Cork, to see the Detroit Water Brigade and hear what Brendan Ogle had to say. 

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Easter Rising revolutionaries had moral authority, the British had none

Pierce Martin ( ‘Blood money for commemoration of 1916 Rising is a waste of €26m’, Letters, December 11) should relieve himself of his post-colonial angst and be more relaxed about Ireland’s hard-won independence from British rule.

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