LETTERS

Markets mess: Over regulation as bad as under regulation

The banking crisis of the last few years should alert us that there is something wrong with aspects of our economic theory.

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Crime doesn’t pay for law-abiding citizens

Over the Easter holiday weekend, the Irish Examiner reported that an alleged stolen vehicle was used in a burglary and driven at high speed through the streets of Cork.

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If you don’t agree with Church, join another

I wish to respond to a recent article in the Irish Examiner (April 17) about ‘Catholics for Choice’. As a practicing Catholic, I accept the teachings of the Church. One does not choose what to accept and what to reject.

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Climate change: The end of the world as we know it

We are not sufficiently alarmed by the recent IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) reports on climate change. Perhaps we are hopeless and feel there is nothing to be done.

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Water charges will rise rapidly

What we have not been told is that the €240 per year water household charge will rapidly rise to €600/700 per annum when the Government stops providing €537m to Irish Water.

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Can anyone become a government adviser?

What qualifications are needed to be a civil servant or to be on a government advisory body, such as the ESRI?

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Of course early discharge increases suicide rate

Kathleen Lynch doesn’t get it. If the psychiatric nurses and psychiatrists say that “early discharge” from hospital has a bearing on the increase in suicide rates, then they are correct.

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Thanks for examining Anglo fiasco

The Irish Examiner does the nation some truly decent service. Your editorial and comment columns (John Walsh and& Michael Clifford inter-alia) give something of a wholesome and measured comprehension to the incomprehensible.

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Mind-boggling

From politics to religion and business, the names and faces may have changed, but the mindsets, have, if anything, become even more entrenched in dogma and group-think.

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Allow the Queen at 1916 event

The planned attendance of members of the British Royal family at the centenary commemorations of the 1916 Rising has excited comment and opposition, not least from Fergus Finlay (Opinion, April 15).

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