LETTERS

The ugly side of the beautiful Emerald Isle

I know you all have your problems, but which supposedly civilised EU county can boast all of the following?

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Russia sees Ireland as a member of Nato

Russian Tu-95 bombers with a nuclear weapons payload flying along the Irish coastline should be a wake-up call that “neutral” Ireland is seen by Russia as a de facto member of Nato. EU leaders attend Nato meetings and, by EU membership, Ireland is no longer seen as a neutral country. 

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Easy for a team to be dominant in football if you all but ignore hurling

First off, congratulations on your fine sports coverage in the Irish Examiner, even though we think at times there is far too much coverage of English soccer.

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No help for children affected by alcohol

I am writing to you on behalf of my Transition Year class, W5, of Mount Mercy College, Model Farm Road. 

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College for all via online university education

A taxpayer-friendly solution exists to permit everyone to go to college rather than building many more universities.

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Citizens must celebrate 1916 centenary if Government won’t

As we near the centenary of the 1916 Easter Rising, it is obvious the Government has abandoned ownership of the most seminal event in Irish history.

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Modern forensic techniques needed to fully test Casement’s ‘Black Diaries’

To mark the 50th anniversary of the repatriation of Roger Casement’s remains, writer Ryle Dwyer (Irish Examiner, February 23) called the ‘Black Diaries’ controversy “an irrelevant distraction over the greater part of a century”.

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Garda statistics help raise the ghost of Mark Twain

In relation to the article on the record and performance of GoSafe speed detection units by Gordon Deegan (Irish Examiner, February 24), the statistics quoted may be incorrect.

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Government right not to sell stake in Aer Lingus

It’s nice, once in a while, to compliment the Government, this time for rejecting the sale of Aer Lingus. Selling would be retrograde, similar to casting a salmon to catch a trout.

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UN Secretary General’s failures show he is unworthy of Tipperary peace prize

I object to the selection of UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon for the Tipperary International Peace Prize. It is untimely and misplaced.

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