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Readers Blog: Traditional units are just ... well ... tradition

Fancy a pint? Sounds good, doesn’t it?

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Readers blog: The Irish wake is not morbid. It is understanding and compassion personified

Aoife O’Rourke is uncomfortable around death and belives the tradition of the Irish Wake is morbid.  (Irish Examiner readers blogs – May 2nd 2017) .

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Readers blog: Sit down please and stand up at last for people with disabilties

My name is Alannah Murray and I'm one of the many people in Ireland with a disability. 

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Readers blog: Housing crisis not solved by demonising those with one or two properties

Many moderate and reasonable people were no doubt surprised to read that an estate agent was fined on grounds of discrimination for having advised a single mum with a toddler, who was on a HAP housing scheme, that the owner of the property ‘would prefer to rent to a couple’. 

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Readers blog: Time for Ireland (north and south) and Scotland to unite ...


The recent decision of the UK to begin the process of leaving the European Union calls for fresh thinking on what has become known as ‘the totality of relationships’ on these islands. 

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Readers blog: Does the Irish wake belong in the 21st century?

“In Ireland when somebody dies, we lay ‘em out and watch ‘em for a couple of days” - Dave Allen, comedian.

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Readers Blog: Time to 'think five minutes ahead' on issue of abortion

Five-minutes ahead. That is what I tell my son. Think five-minutes ahead and what impact will your actions have on others before you do them. 

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Readers blog: The body may age but keep your mind in eternal spring

As people age they become kinder to themselves and less critical of themselves. They become their own friend.

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Readers blog: Please say hello to your local garda

Despite all the recent justifiable negatives about An Garda Siochana I personally have great respect and admiration for the rank and file members of the force. 

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Readers blog: Funeral bell tolls for rural Ireland unless we fight back

In his celebrated poem, “September 1913,” William Butler Yeats condemns the ruthless manner in which workers were locked out by their employers, giving rise to a winter of poverty and deprivation.

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