LETTERS

People should protest about TV licence is spent by RTÉ

I seem to be living in a confused country.

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Santa Claus in plea for clear letters and offers some top tips for children

Seasons greetings from everybody here in the North Pole to all you Irish Examiner readers.

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Water has become a commodity to be bought and sold

The imposition of water charges by the government has shown how an apathetic people can be pushed to their limits, resulting in huge marches all around the county. Unfortunately what has been missing in this whole sorry tale is the role of the European Union (EU).

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Solicitors’ tribunal only censured solicitor for failing to write a letter

In October 2004, my legal practise, together with another legal practise in Cork, identified that the deduction of 80% of the pensions of public nursing home patients was illegal.

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Voyeurism at accident scenes is disgusting

The recent death of a two-year-old girl in a road traffic accident in Waterford was heart-rending. I cannot begin to imagine the grief of her family.

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Teachers are striking over change that will benefit students

I posted a blog last week describing my extreme anger and frustration with the threatened teachers strike and I received an overwhelmingly positive response.

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Start fight for island communities or populations will disappear

It was surprising to read that the Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government plan to end funding from December 31 for five community development offices for the non-gaeltacht islands of Bere, Clare, Whiddy, Sherkin, Dursey, Long, Heir, Inishturk and Inishbofin. 

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Mary Lou also guilty of double standards

In the Dail Mary Lou McDonald stated “Anyone associated with the abuse of a child or the cover-up of abuse must face the full rigours of the law”.

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Enda has nobody to blame but himself

To borrow a turn of phrase from Enda Kenny on an  RTE’s Six One news bulletin recently: ’we will not tolerate law abiding citizens being prevented from going about their lives’ because of the extortion of money from people already impovershed  by taxes that are  wasted in an unfathomable bureaucracy. 

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Gilhooly comments beggar belief

It frightens me that as a fellow officer of the court, that solicitor, Stuart Gilhooly states “this crime as alleged, was at the bottom end.

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