LETTERS

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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EU is a voluntary and democratic union

Cal Hyland favourably compares our pre-independence position with our membership of the EU (Letters, April 18).

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Uncivil behaviour

Ted Neville (Letters, April 19) makes valid points in holding politicians responsible for the bank collapse.

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Sending a bad message to rural areas

The closures of post offices would be unacceptable and another blow to what remains of rural Ireland, where banks, garda stations and health clinics have closed.

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Energy claims are hot air

I refer to your article of April 15, which quoted MEP Green Party candidate, Grace O’Sullivan, as claiming wind energy can replace fossil fuel.

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