LETTERS

Cuddihy deaths caused by a lot more than untreated depression

I’m writing in response to your piece published with the dramatic and somewhat threatening headline, ‘Get help before you do something to cause great pain to your family’ (Irish Examiner, 29 October)

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Cheers to Cork City and their rebel army on 30-year league milestone

Please allow me to acknowledge the tremendous achievement, both on and off the field, by Cork City FC. 

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Just fix the leaks and close Irish Water

This Government has spent millions on Irish Water — an estimated €180 million on setting it up; €50m on “consultants” and even another €55,000 on a gym for staff — and one of the reasons offered for all of this is that the company and the revenue it gets from taxpayers is necessary to fix the leaking pipes which carry the water.

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Citizens must wake up to EU or pay a big price

We are in a brief hiatus in the negotiations between the EU and US on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). 

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Why we are now being charged for water

Simon O’Connor is just another in the long list of commentators who says the Irish people are paying twice over for water ( Letters, October 28).

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Shot culture encourages irresponsible drinking

I am all in favour of the “Responsible Serving of Alcohol Programme” which on the surface seems like a very good idea, having been endorsed by among others the Licensed Vintners Association (LVA) the Vintners Federation of Ireland (VFI) and the Irish Hotels Federation (IHF).

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St James’s location disrespects children

Sean Fleming, Fianna Fáil public expenditure spokesperson, was right to use the word ‘reckless’ at the Dáil Public Accounts Committee when discussing the National Children’s Hospital project (Irish Examiner, October 24).

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Gaza corruption can’t be discounted

Further to Zoe Lawlor’s letter (Letters, October 24), the main question the Government should be asking is whether or not money it has pledged will all be used for the good of Gazans.

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Ireland has failed its children, we must not fail them in the future

This week’s Unicef report reveals shocking and frankly shameful data for Ireland. We knew that during the recession the number of children living in poverty increased, but this report shows just how huge a step backwards we have taken.

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Closure of our courthouses is pennywise and pound foolish

Seán O’Riordan’s article ‘Oireachtas grilling due over plan to close court’ (Irish Examiner, October 24) highlights a worrying trend in West Cork.

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