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OPINION

Road deaths - Behaviour of drivers must be altered

THE abysmal failure of this Government to tackle the horrifying carnage on our roads is unlikely to inspire public confidence in the top level group convened by Taoiseach Bertie Ahern to reduce the number of road deaths.

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Rape crisis - Treatment centres must be funded

GIVEN the shocking increase in the incidence of rape and sex attacks, it is unconscionable that the future of three of the country's four sexual assault treatment units should be in doubt.

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Like it or not, nuclear is now the only option

ENVIRONMENT Minister Dick Roche has been pontificating again recently on the ills of nuclear power.

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Baby may be left in buggy for good reason

YOUR columnist Terry Prone tells us to get babies out of their buggies and complains about two-year-olds - "not children with disabilities" and "perfectly capable of walking" - who are left in buggies at shopping centres.

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Why immigration is a cause for concern

IN your issue of February 3, an article on the front page, and two others inside, highlighted the growing racist attitudes of the Irish.

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All in the line of duty

I REFER to Jason FitzHarris's letter ('TDs and MPs: how they rate, Irish Examiner, February 1). Dáil Eireann in plenary session did indeed adjourn from December 17, 2005 to January 25, 2006.

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GAA opens the money floodgates

THE recent decision by the management committee of the GAA to fast-track the opening of Croke Park to rugby and soccer games from February 2007 has hastened the arrival of semi-professionalism or pay-for-play in the GAA.

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Driving lesson

THE best driving instructors frequently repeat to their pupils the injunctions:

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Garret is 80 years young, generous to a fault and still ahead of his time

By Noel WhelanWE had a very small library in my old secondary school. Among the collection of books which students were allowed to borrow was a handful on history and politics.

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LETTERS

Like it or not, nuclear is now the only option

ENVIRONMENT Minister Dick Roche has been pontificating again recently on the ills of nuclear power.

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Baby may be left in buggy for good reason

YOUR columnist Terry Prone tells us to get babies out of their buggies and complains about two-year-olds - "not children with disabilities" and "perfectly capable of walking" - who are left in buggies at shopping centres.

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Why immigration is a cause for concern

IN your issue of February 3, an article on the front page, and two others inside, highlighted the growing racist attitudes of the Irish.

MORE

All in the line of duty

I REFER to Jason FitzHarris's letter ('TDs and MPs: how they rate, Irish Examiner, February 1). Dáil Eireann in plenary session did indeed adjourn from December 17, 2005 to January 25, 2006.

MORE

GAA opens the money floodgates

THE recent decision by the management committee of the GAA to fast-track the opening of Croke Park to rugby and soccer games from February 2007 has hastened the arrival of semi-professionalism or pay-for-play in the GAA.

MORE

Driving lesson

THE best driving instructors frequently repeat to their pupils the injunctions:

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