LETTERS

Politicians won’t make themselves accountable to voters

In recent days I answered the door bell to one of our TDs

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We need to hear what David Begg knew

It is surprising that David Begg, who was on the board of the Central Bank and chair of the Audit Committee, is not being called to the banking inquiry.

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Englishman Attlee attended Terence McSwiney’s funeral

Not only did Irish nationalists and republicans respect the courage of those who fought at Gallipoli, but at least one Englishman, an officer veteran of that campaign, walked behind uniformed officers of the First Cork Brigade IRA, in the London stage of the funeral of Terence MacSwiney, who died on hunger strike in Brixton Prison in October, 1920.

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Charles’s visit unseemly

The media reports about the visit to Ireland of Charles and Camilla are hard to stomach.

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Don’t forget public sector workers were paid increments throughout recession

“Few of us will quibble with public sector works getting a pay rise” according to your editorial (Irish Examiner, May 19), which was presumably written by the public sector union bosses?

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We need to green up our urban spaces

Cities and even small market towns, in Ireland, are steadily becoming denuded of trees, which brutalises the urban landscape, negatively impacts on wildlife and removes the health- improving and visual benefits that trees are now known to bestow.

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No workplace has a bar. Why should the Dáil?

The State has laws to regulate the consumption of alcohol because of the dire effects of drinking above the prescribed limit.

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Husband and wife key to stability, said Aristotle

Before Christ, the Greek philosopher, Aristotle, lived in a society in which male homosexuality was widespread. He thought profoundly about life.

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We are God’s creation from Adam and Eve, not Adam and Evan

A small country with a population less than Birmingham and we want another referendum in order to re-define “marriage”. What a waste of time and money.

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Pearse would want to see us express confidence in our youth

In an interview with Michael Moynihan, former Kerry and Limerick manager, Mickey Ned O’Sullivan ponders "what would Padraig Pearse and his colleagues make of an Ireland like today’s? "

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