LETTERS

DMP took the side of the rich when they attacked working class people

I cannot answer Tony Moriarty’s question about whether he needs an eye test or not (May 2) but I can assure him that the correct state representatives were present at the recent commemoration for members of the Dublin Metropolitan Police killed during the Easter Rising.

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TD entitled to legal aid

I object strongly to elements in the media that have castigated Paul Murphy TD for availing of free legal aid. 

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We need to get religion out of our hospitals

I am very concerned by the allegations of modern medical procedures being restricted in St Vincent’s hospitals on Catholic, faith-based grounds. For anyone to reject access to modern medical procedures, which are freely available around the world, is a disgrace and morally wrong.

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Suicide: Anyone in power listening?

As we approach another Darkness into Light walk in aid of the Pieta House charity this weekend, somewhere in the region of 500 families will have suffered the tragic loss of a loved one by suicide since last year’s walk.

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Be compassionate, stop using animal products

Animals bred on factory farms for their flesh endure violent and cruel treatment, all in the name of profit.

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Urban dwellers need to pay for water too

To suggest, as many elected representatives have done recently, that water meters should be scrapped displays a serious lack of knowledge of water management.

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Junior Cert ‘reforms’ will place intolerable pressures on students

It is annoying to see the current attack by politicians on the Junior Cert syllabus constantly being referred to as a “reform”. It is nothing of the sort.

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Good feelings will dissappear on backs of minority Government

Has our era of good feelings started... Not! 

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Legislation is killing property investment

New legislation introduced in a piecemeal manner is killing investment in the private rental sector. 

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Boycott movement is an honourable struggle for justice and human rights

It is telling that on these letters pages Israel’s advocates regularly mirror and thereby demonstrate exactly what is wrong with the actions of that state.

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