LETTERS

Shame on Sinn Féin for allowing evil to fester

When are we really going to get honesty and the truth from Gerry Adams? I feel so sorry for Maíria Cahill and victims of Sinn Féin/IRA sexual violence.

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No humanity in the West’s response to Isil

The genocide of Jews in the last world war was one of the greatest atrocities ever recorded.

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The State should buy up land to lease to farmers

I don’t know of a more condemnatory term in the lexicon of Irish history than landlord. Yet the reality is that many farmers today are in effect landlords, renting or leasing land to others.

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Clampdown on self-building is stymying construction industry

Good news in the construction industry? Central Statistics Office figures indicate an increased number of smaller residential extensions. But the number of commencement notices lodged in local authorities continues to be depressed, now at 30% below 2013 levels, a historic low.

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Postcode changes ignore native language

I agree with your recent letter “postal code debacle like e-voting shambles” (Letters, Oct 17).

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Time to end hereditary privilege in our schools

As a past student of Blackrock College I support the Government’s proposed legislation ensuring all schools have an open-door admissions policy to all children.

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Kenny and Irish Water don’t seem to get it

When is a bonus, not a bonus?

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Shutting off long wave is not worth the savings as the service offers lifeline to emigrants

Closing the long wave service is wrong. I use it occasionally when the FM signal fails.

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Don’t forget those election promises

Minister Noonan might like to acknowledge the relevance of Robert Frost’s lines to the present government: “ I have promises to keep and miles to go before I sleep”.

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A giveaway budget, Noonan style

A definition an Irish discount, I mean budget, is charge double and give half off.

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