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OPINION

Planning laws - Bord has to maintain its independence

THE ink is barely dry on fast-track planning proposals unveiled yesterday by Environment Minister Dick Roche and already serious questions are being raised about the ramifications of the coalition's bid to accelerate major infrastructural projects.

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EU services directive - Compromise vindicates protesters

TENS of thousands of workers have been vindicated by the compromise decision of the European Parliament to water down its controversial services directive that signalled a "race to the bottom" in the workplace.

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What's immoral about the war on Saddam?

EDWARD HORGAN ('Irish clergy's silence on Iraq is inexcusable' (Irish Examiner letters, February 14) presumes to lecture the Irish clergy for not preaching on the morality of the Iraq war.

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It's time to fly direct

IN his letter (Irish Examiner, February 13), Tom Whelan is spot-on regarding the back-stabbing by the Dublin airport authority on the charges facing Cork airport.

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We should not follow US policy on drugs

REGARDING Pat Leahy's thoughtful letter ('Only criminals gain from drugs ban,' Irish Examiner, February 13), the drug war is in large part a war on cannabis, by far the most popular illicit drug.

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Investment tax breaks create wealth for a few

DOES the Government have any coherent vision for Irish society?

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Ryanair's way to clear crippling airport debt

WE fully support your editorial (Irish Examiner, February 13) which highlighted the fact that a €160 million (or an €80m) debt, if imposed, would cripple Cork airport for decades.

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Silence of the clergy

EDWARD HORGAN (Irish Examiner letters, February 14) is squarely on the mark regarding clergy and silence in the face of political cowardice and atrocity.

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Tackle obesity crisis

MANY young people now have a problem with obesity.

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Politicians never get so angry about issues that matter to the rest of us

By Pat BrosnanTHE ranks of Fianna Fáil are upset, apparently because Taoiseach Bertie Ahern favoured Mary Wallace over Seán Haughey in the little reshuffle that caused a lot of feathers to be ruffled this week.

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LETTERS

What's immoral about the war on Saddam?

EDWARD HORGAN ('Irish clergy's silence on Iraq is inexcusable' (Irish Examiner letters, February 14) presumes to lecture the Irish clergy for not preaching on the morality of the Iraq war.

MORE

It's time to fly direct

IN his letter (Irish Examiner, February 13), Tom Whelan is spot-on regarding the back-stabbing by the Dublin airport authority on the charges facing Cork airport.

MORE

We should not follow US policy on drugs

REGARDING Pat Leahy's thoughtful letter ('Only criminals gain from drugs ban,' Irish Examiner, February 13), the drug war is in large part a war on cannabis, by far the most popular illicit drug.

MORE

Investment tax breaks create wealth for a few

DOES the Government have any coherent vision for Irish society?

MORE

Ryanair's way to clear crippling airport debt

WE fully support your editorial (Irish Examiner, February 13) which highlighted the fact that a €160 million (or an €80m) debt, if imposed, would cripple Cork airport for decades.

MORE

Silence of the clergy

EDWARD HORGAN (Irish Examiner letters, February 14) is squarely on the mark regarding clergy and silence in the face of political cowardice and atrocity.

MORE

Tackle obesity crisis

MANY young people now have a problem with obesity.

MORE