LETTERS

Rail strikes: Taxpayers will not be blackmailed

Severe traffic congestion in wet miserable weather and gross personal inconvenience inflicted on tens of thousands of locals and tourists are unlikely to inspire much public sympathy for the cause of striking rail workers.

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Simon Coveney could act as regulator for the beef industry

I refer to your editorial (August 23, The price of beef) and strongly disagree that the Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney can do nothing about it. Mr Coveney has a central role to play in the beef sector.

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Only mothers have rights

On Saturday last, on Dublin’s O’Connell St, a young woman with a group seeking abortion rights offered me a leaflet.

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A big fat lie about the benefit of carbohydrates

Not only does our Government still promulgate the notorious, obesity-promoting diabetogenic American food pyramid, but articles in your newspaper woefully lack of knowledge of human biochemistry and misinform the public about dietary advice.

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Wind energy investment must stop

There is a groundswell of anxiety about pylons and wind turbines in the country and many are

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UN should ‘police’ Iraq

The United Nations Security Council, and the five permanent members (US, UK, France, Russia, China), need to be seen to take decisive action in relation to ISIS activities in Iraq.

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Don’t we Irish love a cute whoor!

Now that Albert Reynolds has passed his part in the peace process won’t be forgotten. A man who was involved with FF, a tribunal and skeletons in a very big FF closet.

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We should resist tobacco bullies

I refer to the report from Juno Mc Enroe (Aug 12) which indicates that the tobacco industry is orchestrating a campaign aimed at preventing the implementation of plain packaging of tobacco in Ireland. 

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Reality of mums’ lives does not match TV ads

“Yippee!! The kids are going back to school! Now mum can have a holiday!” really annoy me. I would love if I didn’t have to leave for work before my children wake up.

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Casualties care little about why wars start

On June 28th 1914 the First World War started. It finished on the 28th of November 1918. Still debate occurs as to why and who started the war. 

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