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Readers Blog: We commend County Board for Confederate flag stance

We warmly welcome the outright condemnation by the executive of Cork GAA County Board of the use of the Confederate flag and the executive’s request to Cork supporters to refrain from flying this flag in all GAA stadia.

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Readers Blog: Naivety at the heart of Confederate flag furore

Naivety is at the heart of the furore about Cork fans bringing the
Confederate Flag to matches. To claim “I’m just an uncomplicated sports fan” is an inadequate response.

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Uphill battle for pro-choice campaigners

A recent finding by the Advertising Standards Authority in Northern Ireland has upheld the claim that the pro-life laws there have saved 100,000 lives since 1967.

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Has UCC learned nothing in 50 years?

I was recently invited to celebrate the 50th anniversary of my graduation, which was in 1967, at UCC. 

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Readers blog: Danny Healy-Rae’s fairy tale is a fable about heeding nature

Media commentators who mock the Kerry-based Independent TD, Danny Healy-Rae, for his belief in the fairies display their ignorance of an ancient belief system.

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Readers Blog: America needs to remember its own story

It is ironic that, on the day the Irish Hunger Memorial, which faces the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, reopened, the president of the United States, Donald Trump, introduced legislation sponsored by two Republican senators, which will “... favour applicants who can speak English, financially support themselves and their families, and demonstrate skills that will contribute to our economy.”

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Readers Blog: Cyclists are under threat from lack of road planning

I had the good fortune to cycle the Wild Atlantic Way in September last year having retired in 2015. 

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Readers Blog: Prone loses run of herself in column on Brian Cowen

Terry Prone is my favourite political agony aunt. 

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Readers Blog: City should be extended but it needs to be funded

Firstly may I say I support the idea that Cork City should be extended into a large metropolitan area encompass-ing Douglas, Ballincollig, Little Island, Cork Airport, Blarney, and Carrigtwohill. Moreover, I would go further and also include Ringaskiddy, Currabinny, Carrigaline and possibly even Cobh in this new Metro area.

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Readers Blog: ‘Community care’ must be matched by funds

The ongoing dialogue between Minister for Disability Issues, Finian McGrath, and Ina O’Dwyer (whose son has a disability) regarding residential care of intellectually impaired family members is important. I feel there is misunderstanding all round.

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