LETTERS

Renew old houses and renew the countryside

The Urban Renewal Scheme reinvigorated many of the our towns and villages. That was welcome.

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Crucifix has no right to be in council chamber

The erection of a cross in the council chamber in Kerry sets a dangerous precedent.

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Act in haste, repent in leisure...

The speed with which our new Minister for Justice acted in giving additional powers to the GSOC, makes me recall the old adage of those who act in haste.

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Prisoners should pay their way and not cost the State while inside

Ivor Callely is spending his first night in jail. But has justice has been done?

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Titantic confrontation

Victoria White’s superb article (Opinion, July 24) has prompted me to make a suggestion.
Over 2,000 years ago, the members of the Israelite establishment decided Jesus had to be removed.

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Liquidation of credit union only option

I am writing to clarify some points made by Mr Martin Sisk, president of the ILCU, in your recent article (July 25). Mr Sisk states that the proposed voluntary transfer between Berehaven Credit Union and another credit union was ‘found not to be feasible by the Central Bank’. This is incorrect.

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Cable car would drive Spike Island tourism

Lack of access is Spike Island’s greatest impediment to becoming a major visitor attraction.

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We should celebrate the Galway Races... Mass

It is six years since Brian Cowen caved into pressure and folded up the Galway tent, but
Galway will always be Galway and, without a doubt, it is the best place to be during the last week in July.

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A lesson in history about Israel

In her column (Opinion, July 24) Victoria White has cobbled a ragbag of factoids together in a disjointed and illogical proposal that, “we have a duty to stand with the Palestinians”.

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Israel has ‘right to exist and to live in self-determination and peace’

Victoria White’s column (Opinion, July 24) on the Israel/Palestine conflict is flawed in so many ways. Here are two. First, Israel is not a colonial state and was not created as the result of “the mania for ethnic cleansing that started in Russia,” whatever that means.

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