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OPINION

Worker exploitation - Job standards must be addressed

The issue of whether unscrupulous employers are taking advantage of foreign labour, to the detriment of Irish workers, may have been a matter of public perception up to now.

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Reserve force - Time for talks to solve garda row

Whatever virtues may be attached to the establishment of a garda reserve force, they are ill-served by the polarisation between Justice Minister Michael McDowell and the majority of gardaí.

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Famous Irish Stalinists weren't jailed for views

DAVID IRVING'S three-year jail sentence for casting doubts on the Holocaust is incredible when you consider what his Stalinist counterparts got away with.

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No evidence to show cartoons were bogus

YOUR columnist Ryle Dwyer (Examiner, Feb 11) tells us that a delegation of Danish imams distributed a booklet with an extra three bogus offensive images of the Prophet Mohammed (peace be upon him) when they went to the Middle East.

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Irving in the limelight

I AGREE with your columnist Rónán Mullen (Irish Examiner, February 21) on freedom of speech in general, and in particular with reference to self-styled historian David Irving.

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Survey boost for gay equality campaign

YOUR excellent survey on the lives of lesbian, gay and bisexual people in Ireland was not just timely and informative - it was also very important (Irish Examiner, February 21/22).

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Government should honour airport pledge

The Government should reverse its U-turn on Cork airport.

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Political reserve

THE volunteer Garda Reserve force is a great idea in principle.

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Survey reveals flight into tabloid orbit

THAT the Red C poll on gay partnerships, sampling 1,000 of the almost four million inhabitants of this State, merited a front page banner headline and an editorial is a marker for the flight of your newspaper into a tabloid orbit (Examiner, Feb 21).

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Revisionists beware

NOW that historian David Irving has been jailed in Austria for denying the Holocaust, is there a suitable sentence here for the people who wish 1916 didn't happen?

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A trivial reshuffle becomes a farce

By Harry McGee, Political EditorTHE chaos theory holds that a butterfly flapping its wings somewhere in the world can cause - through a whole series of connected events - carnage and catastrophe.

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Bertie is making a dog's dinner out of the party's herd of sacred cows

By Ryle DwyerSEÁN HAUGHEY has commanded acres of newsprint in the past week while the Taoiseach has been savaged for dithering so long over the appointment of a replacement for Ivor Callely and then getting it so badly wrong.

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LETTERS

Famous Irish Stalinists weren't jailed for views

DAVID IRVING'S three-year jail sentence for casting doubts on the Holocaust is incredible when you consider what his Stalinist counterparts got away with.

MORE

No evidence to show cartoons were bogus

YOUR columnist Ryle Dwyer (Examiner, Feb 11) tells us that a delegation of Danish imams distributed a booklet with an extra three bogus offensive images of the Prophet Mohammed (peace be upon him) when they went to the Middle East.

MORE

Irving in the limelight

I AGREE with your columnist Rónán Mullen (Irish Examiner, February 21) on freedom of speech in general, and in particular with reference to self-styled historian David Irving.

MORE

Survey boost for gay equality campaign

YOUR excellent survey on the lives of lesbian, gay and bisexual people in Ireland was not just timely and informative - it was also very important (Irish Examiner, February 21/22).

MORE

Government should honour airport pledge

The Government should reverse its U-turn on Cork airport.

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Political reserve

THE volunteer Garda Reserve force is a great idea in principle.

MORE

Survey reveals flight into tabloid orbit

THAT the Red C poll on gay partnerships, sampling 1,000 of the almost four million inhabitants of this State, merited a front page banner headline and an editorial is a marker for the flight of your newspaper into a tabloid orbit (Examiner, Feb 21).

MORE

Revisionists beware

NOW that historian David Irving has been jailed in Austria for denying the Holocaust, is there a suitable sentence here for the people who wish 1916 didn't happen?

MORE