LETTERS

Labour party needs to reject right-wing politics

It’s extremely hard to believe that a so-called socialist party is in a government that will infiltrate workers’ wages, social-welfare payments and pensions

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Change tax treatment of landlords if we are to increase rental supply

It is generally accepted that we have a housing crisis, and insufficient social housing is forcing people into the private rental market.

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Ireland’s international rugby wins have put a spring in our steps

What a start to spring. Ireland goes into the annals of international rugby history for all the right reasons.

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Boy band management must respect the group

I am writing in regards to the current mess with One Direction. Their management and record label are supposed to look out for their welfare.

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We need to get serious about tree planting

Wouldn’t it be great if people planted more trees. It would be very beneficial to the climate. 

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Labour shouldn’t invoke Connolly and Larkin

The response by Minister for the Environment, Alan Kelly, to the magnificent turnout at the water charges protest in Dublin, has done much to galvanise the movement.

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Forensic scientists deserve praise for speaking out

The Irish public can only hope that criminals did not view your front-page story of last Thursday ( ‘Forensic science agency in crisis mode’) as an invitation to commit more crime.

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Priests too cowardly to preach on nature of marriage

Congratulations to Alan Whelan (Irish Examiner, Letters, March 25) for rightly identifying the dereliction of duty inherent in the cowardly decision by the Association of Catholic Priests (ACP0 not to preach the Church’s teaching regarding the nature of marriage.

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The rental crisis in Dublin highlights the inherent dangers of capitalism

Soaring rents in Dublin are just another expression of the principle that underpins capitalism — the ownership of capital, or of a particular resource, puts you in a position to service, or exploit, those people who do not have the means to provide that resource for themselves.

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Banks expect us to deal with them after they’ve ‘stolen’ money from our wages

Infuriatingly I’ve just noticed on Bookface an advert for the Bank of Ireland advertising a forthcoming visit by said bank to Carlow’s Fairgreen Shopping Centre looking to entice potential customers to borrow money from them.

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