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Readers' blog: Mortgage fiasco shows regulation still lax here

Overcharged mortgages are in the news. Some call it skulduggery and some call it theft, but whatever it’s called, or how it is phrased, it is deceitful.

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Readers' blog: Five women a day have an abortion here using pills

ROSA is a socialist feminist organisation and stands for Reproductive rights against Oppression, Sexism & Austerity. 

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Readers' blog: Newstalk is hardly diverse or innovative

Recent events on radio station Newstalk resulted in the dinosaur (aka George Hook) being fired for his insensitive remarks.

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Readers' Blog: Claire McCarthy is a sporting inspiration

Claire McCarthy is an inspiration to the sporting fraternity with her achievements this year.

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Readers blog: Could you live on a mere €102 per week?

Now that we have a budget, perhaps the minister would be good enough as to have a closer look at the anomaly whereby social welfare recipients under the age of 24 are paid a mere €102 per week, while their fellow recipients receive about twice that amount.

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Readers Blog: Catalans should adopt French policy on difference

In her article of October 7, under the headline “Ireland relied on support of others...it mustn’t look away as Catalans chart own freedom”, Marina Devlin compared the armed Spanish police disruption of the Catalan independence referendum to the 1916 Rising.

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Readers Blog: Legacy of Cosgraves is multi-faceted

The death of Liam T Cosgrave is being greeted with genuine sadness by the vast majority of Irish people of all political persuasions.

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Readers blog: The view from the bottom of the pile is pretty dismal

It’s the year of realising what the bottom of the pile looks like, the view from down here is spectacular, what with the underskirts of society and the soles of the Government’s fancy shoes in full view, who wouldn’t be feeling dismal? It comes in threes for sure.

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Readers Blog: Varadkar needs to look at bigger picture

Sections of recent Dáil debates and international statements made by the Taoiseach threw up some interesting statistics.

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Readers Blog: Unity has been part of Spain’s stability

I have to take issue with Tom Carew (“The day the Madrid regime killed Spain”, October 3). Mr Carew says the Guardia Civil was inherited from Franco. In fact, that highly-respected police organisation dates back to the 19th century.

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