LETTERS

‘Craggy Island’ politics

Some years back I used to shake my head at the insanity of having a minister of health who suffered from long-term morbid obesity.

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We should protect the family farm

Inefficiencyof scale in the farming sector is being ignored to the determent of farming.

Farming by its nature is a high-cost, low-margin business.

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Name game shame

I spotted a stand of name plaques for sheds in a chain store yesterday.

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Health service

Florence Nightingale rides again.

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We need proper paying jobs

I refer to the proposed scrapping of JobBridge.

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Colonial legacy

During my employment with an international organisation one of my duties was to review “Board of Enquiry” reports.

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Easy decision for commissioner

The decision for the Garda Commissioner is easy. Choose between the junior garda who was proven to be correct andtruthful,and two senior gardaí who by all appearances may have concocted a story to frame their junior colleague.

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Justice for Bethany

Why were the Irish civil service and the 18 holy orders able to hijack the 2002 Redress Act? The State’s position was set out in the Dáil by the then minister for education, Michael Woods, as to how the homes and institutions would qualify. Over 120 homes and institutions went on the official list and no survivor could receive redress unless their institution was on the official list

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By what yardstick is Kenny a great leader?

Fergus Finlay is a champion of the young and vulnerable in our society and would have first-hand knowledge of that continuing scandal of neglect and deprivation of thousands of children in Ireland at this time.

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Environment not priority

Bad and all as it was not to appoint a (dedicated) minister for the environment at the outset of the minority government it now flies in the face of all the national, and International environmental legislation that not even a junior ministry of the environment is appointed this time round despite an increase of junior ministries.

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