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OPINION

Safety at sea - Cruel tragedy

Every fishing community is far more familiar with tragedy at sea than it would wish to be.

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Margaret Thatcher - She changed the world we live in

Though it's nearly a quarter of a century since Margaret Thatcher stood down as leader of Britain's Conservative party in 1990, and more than half a century since she was first elected to the House of Commons in 1959, her death yesterday, at 87, showed she remains utterly divisive.

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LETTERS

Tom is over the Moone

Perhaps Tom Cruise will affirm his Roscommon roots with a cameo role in the third series of the British TV sitcom, from Sky1, Moone Boy, due to be partly filmed on location in Boyle, Ireland, later in the year.

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Depressing response by medics

Dr Adrian Brady (Letters, Apr 5) takes Niamh Drohan to task as she rumbled the patent prescription of anti-depressants to stressed and anxious students as seemingly de-rigeur among many medical GPs ("Depressing truth about treating depression in the young", Apr 3).

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Fact from fiction

John Borgonovo, of the school of history in UCC, in his article in the Irish Examiner, on Mar 27, and Niall Meehan, of Griffith College, Dublin, in his article on the academic.edu website, last week, wrote of their reactions to TV3's two-part history documentary, In the Name of the Republic, which examined killings and disappearances by the IRA in the War of Independence, 1919-21, and after the truce, in mid-1921.

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Teaching Israel a lesson?

At its annual conference, the Teachers' Union of Ireland (TUI) has — on human rights grounds — called for an academic boycott of Israel.

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Educate Together is 'an innovator'

Victoria White's article (Opinion, Apr 4), advocating the growth of the VEC sector in primary education makes the assertion that a change of patronage from Catholic to Educate Together is 'more of the same'.

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IMO agm vote was regrettable

Women owe Drs Mary Favier and Mark Murphy a vote of thanks for trying to drag the Irish Medical Organisation into the 21st century.

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