LETTERS

Kenny may not be a intellectual but his team are fixing the economy

Desmond Fitzgerald (Irish Examiner Letters July 3)) tells us that he took a risk on Enda Kenny at the last election despite Mr Kenny’s “lack of intellectual vigour”.

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Tackle high prices charged by drug companies

Hospital waiting list figures have continued to grow at an unacceptable rate. Many of our elderly are waiting five to six years for orthopaedic surgery and cataract operations. I have 20 such cases on file.

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There’s oil in them there fields, yet we still import

Referring to oil exploration off the south-east coast, the following are quotations from articles published in the recent past:

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They might have found God sooner than expected

Kevin Devitte writes of Croagh Patrick (Irish Examiner, Letters, July 30): “It’s for those who seek God in bare feet”.

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We believe the Irish people want the navy helping in the Mediterranean

The recovery of the bodies of the victims of people smugglers (‘Packed in like sardines in a tin’, Irish Examiner, July 29) has underlined the need for our naval service to continue in the search-and-rescue operations in the Mediterranean.

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Death knell of Irish Water

The Irish Water saga reminds me of those old Hammer Dracula movies from the 1960s starring Christopher Lee as the eponymous count.

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The Angelus on television is hardly offensive

St Stanislaus Kennedy, Br Kevin Crowley and Fr Peter McVerry are all Catholics who are known for their struggle for social justice.

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It’s Hamas that dragged Gazans into war

A few numbers are enough to refute the propaganda which Zoe Lawlor (Letters, July 29) repeats without a nod towards the facts.

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We flew Russian flags during the Soviet era

I’ve listened to various media outlets talk about the Confederate Flag. I’m deeply offended that as a Cork supporter, who has carried the flag at matches, I am to be categorised with bigoted racist people from another continent.

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Was the dentist who killed Cecil moved by seeing the animal die?

Why do some humans feel the need to inflict suffering on animals for ‘sport’? I ask myself that question yet again after reading about the dentist who paid $55,000 for the privilege of killing Zimbabwe’s oldest and best loved lion.

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