LETTERS

Greedy teachers keeping jobs while in the Dáil

Why are there so many teachers in politics? Aren’t they better paid than most teachers across the EU? There seems to be a lot of them in Government. Even our Taoiseach is a teacher.

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School choirs are joy to behold — back in the ’60s school was utter misery

Watching the All-Island School Choir Competition for the last few Sunday evenings on RTÉ has been an absolute joy.

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Milk cows for methane

Agriculture in Ireland is responsible for 32% of CO2 emissions, which is set to increase by a further 9% by 2020 as a result of the milk quota being abolished in 2015 and an increase of dairy cow numbers.

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Farmers need to be as safety conscious as foremen on construction sites

This letter is in response to last week’s Ear to the Ground programme aired on RTÉ.

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Fine Gael have double standards on child sex abuse

During the Dáil debate last week on the treatment of Maíria Cahill, the Taoiseach Enda Kenny stated that all allegations of sexual abuse should be examined thoroughly.

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Mary Lou vs Joan

What’s the difference between Mary Lou and Joan? 

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Burton’s water ballooning is her government’s fault

Irish Water is a political scam gone wrong. It’s not about conservation if it was it would have tackled the water wastage. I

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Pro-Palestinian groups choose not to acknowledge the victims of Hamas

It’s significant that Zoe Lawlor (Letters, Nov 13) doesn’t challenge the points I made regarding corruption in Hamas.

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Sums don’t add up in Irish Water pay plans

1. I don’t understand the waste of time about the PPS numbers and Irish Water. Wouldn’t it have been simple to build into the application contract a part which says “in the event of privatisation, PPS numbers will not form part of any sale”?

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Our changing world - Facing the new reality on migration

There are few recent policy statements as chilling or as objectionable as last month’s declaration from the British Foreign Office that the UK will no longer support search-and-rescue operations to prevent impoverished African migrants drowning in the Mediterranean.

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