LETTERS

Cut the hypocrisy

Public disagreement and criticism should never include insulting language or behaviour which of their nature betray a weak argument and insecurity of conviction.

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HSE jobs embargo hits patients and staff

I had reason to require a visit to the Eye Clinic of Cork University Hospital recently. I took my place in the queue.

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President had choices

I have never believed in a hierarchy of respect and nobody, whether president or pauper, should ever be subjected to personal abuse.

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Change has come

Well, we have grown up, even if it did take much longer than it should have. Now, can Leo go on to be the first openly gay party leader or even taoiseach?

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Tuam committee have no say on graveyard

I am disheartened and dismayed to hear that the Tuam Graveyard Committee wishes to make representation to Minister Reilly in order to ‘implacably oppose’ the exhumation of the Tuam site.

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Higgins protests lamentable but not an attack on Constitution

The expressions of indignation and condemnation from some in government at the heckling of President Michael D Higgins by anti-water charge protesters in Dublin smacks of double standards. (Water charges protest - Attack on President crossed a line, Editorial January 29).

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There were no crimes against humanity in Gaza

While I agree with Edward Horgan (Letters, January 28) that “perpetrators of genocide are often not held to account”, his comment that “many people are justifiably opposed to crimes against humanity committed by Israel against Palestinians” is disturbing.

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Our beaches are safer for swimming than ever

I read with interest Councillor Noel Collins’s letter (Irish Examiner, January 24). He raised issues about dangerous beaches and waters.

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Young people must learn from the Greeks

The working people of Greece have delivered a clear message to the European Union, the IMF and Greek oligarchs that they have had enough of ‘austerity’; enough of being bullied; enough of being dictated to.

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Absenteeism in the HSE amounts to 10 days per worker in one year

I am reading about the extent of absenteeism in the Health Service Executive. A million days were lost during 2014, which averages 10 days for every employee.

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