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OPINION

Nursing home charges - State right to resist claims for damages

THE Government deserves to be roundly criticised for the eight-month delay in introducing legislation relating to repayment of illegally deducted nursing home charges to 70,000 patients and relatives.

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Gallagher future - Fishing industry needs reform

SPECULATION on the political future of junior Marine Minister Pat 'the Cope' Gallagher was bound to flare up following rumours of a high-level rift within the Department of Marine over how to tackle an explosion of illegal fishing by Irish trawlers.

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Jersey changes hands in a sporting gesture

I ATTENDED a pre-season soccer friendly in Cahir, Co Tipperary, on Saturday, February 4, between Cahir Park and Cork City.

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Valuable support for Irish language motion

I WAS pleased to read the letter headed 'Splitting Irish into two subjects is the answer' by Daithí Mac Cárthaigh, president of Conradh na Gaeilge (Irish Examiner January 27).

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Irish clergy's silence on Iraq is inexcusable

MOST Irish clergy have been ignoring one of the most important social, political and moral issues facing the Irish people in recent years.

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Send for the clampers

CAN anybody do something about cars parked illegally in the bus lanes?

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The new battleground of terrorism

I HAVE just seen the now notorious Danish cartoons with their less than flattering images of the prophet Mohammed.

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Freedom of expression is underattack - but it's closer to home

By Fergus FinlayALL this freedom of speech and freedom of expression stuff we've been hearing about lately. I'm up for that.

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LETTERS

Jersey changes hands in a sporting gesture

I ATTENDED a pre-season soccer friendly in Cahir, Co Tipperary, on Saturday, February 4, between Cahir Park and Cork City.

MORE

Valuable support for Irish language motion

I WAS pleased to read the letter headed 'Splitting Irish into two subjects is the answer' by Daithí Mac Cárthaigh, president of Conradh na Gaeilge (Irish Examiner January 27).

MORE

Irish clergy's silence on Iraq is inexcusable

MOST Irish clergy have been ignoring one of the most important social, political and moral issues facing the Irish people in recent years.

MORE

Send for the clampers

CAN anybody do something about cars parked illegally in the bus lanes?

MORE

The new battleground of terrorism

I HAVE just seen the now notorious Danish cartoons with their less than flattering images of the prophet Mohammed.

MORE