LETTERS

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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Illegal fires are degrading the countryside but enforcement is slack

The annual bonfire of our countryside is well under way. This illegal practice is massively degrading upland habitats and is driving species to extinction.

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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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Diageo should stick to brewing great stout

Diageo came up with a brilliant idea: use the 250th anniversary of the founding of Guinness to market their products. It was so successful that ‘Arthur’s Day’ became an annual event perhaps as significant in our calendars as St Patrick’s Day.

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Cyclists who injure face large liability bills

Cycling is in fashion. Close to 200,000 bikes have been bought under the bike-to-work scheme, but cyclists would be advised to think about insurance cover.

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Ukraine soldiers in Crimea

There are no values in international relations

Double standards are practiced by all world powers. 

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Conscience clause

Would a conscience clause allow a landlord to refuse to rent to a gay person - or to a Muslim - or an unbaptised individual?

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