LETTERS

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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Plan to protest after government U-turn

My stance in favour of water charges had been because of the conservation argument.

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ECB and Troika action destroyed us

I am writing in relation to the ongoing dissatisfaction the people of Ireland have shown in recent weeks towards our so-called government.

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Dublin - Cork journey still means traffic lights

Yet again the statement is made that now that the Newlands Cross interchange has been opened “there are no traffic lights between Dublin and Cork”.

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Balance water charge with reduction in VAT

The 1997 Finance Act made provision for the replacement of water charges and for preventing local authorities from charging householders for water.

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Both creches and childminders put an emphasis on child development

On behalf of all childcare professionals, whether working in a centre or in a home-based setting, we would like to take issue with comments made by Claire O’Sullivan (Nov 17, Irish Examiner).

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