LETTERS

Kenny and Irish Water don’t seem to get it

When is a bonus, not a bonus?

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Shutting off long wave is not worth the savings as the service offers lifeline to emigrants

Closing the long wave service is wrong. I use it occasionally when the FM signal fails.

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Don’t forget those election promises

Minister Noonan might like to acknowledge the relevance of Robert Frost’s lines to the present government: “ I have promises to keep and miles to go before I sleep”.

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A giveaway budget, Noonan style

A definition an Irish discount, I mean budget, is charge double and give half off.

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Double standards in our stance on Russia

I think it’s ludicrous that out Foreign Minister Charlie Flanagan has pledged nearly €3 million of taxpayers money towards reconstruction in the Gaza Strip, due to the massive destruction caused during the 50 day war between Israel and Hamas in which 2,145 Palestinian citizens lost their lives.

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Rape victims must be encouraged to tell their stories, not silenced

Gerry Adams and Mary Lou McDonald both emphasised the fact that Máiria Cahill’s allegation of rape against a senior member of the Belfast IRA had been before the courts and the accused had been acquitted. It appears that Ms Cahill withdrew her evidence and the case collapsed.

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Minister Reilly needs to stop drinks industry sitting on RTÉ board

The proposal to appoint a key figure in the drinks industry to the Board of RTE speaks volumes about our commitment as a nation to tackling the greatest social issue facing our country at this time.

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Water charges not based on a legal contract

My legal advisor has told me a contract can only legally exist where the terms and conditions and payment rates have been clearly stated in advance of the customer singing the contract.

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We are living through the Hunger Games

The hold financiers have on all of us can be viewed as winter arrives with the ‘hunger games’ derived to make a show of hunting ‘little people’.

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The sky’s not the limit for economic recovery

On a visit to Cork City at the weekend, I was delighted to see the tower cranes in the skyline again. Unfortunately, I was informed they were working on the new prison.

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