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Cork Airport needs a level playing field - Experiencing turbulence

LAST October, Ryanair released their passenger figures for the summer period from April to September. 


Unkind cuts - GP shortages

BALLYHEIGUE in Co Kerry is one of the most scenically beautiful parts of Ireland. 

The economy is gradually improving, even as child poverty is worsening.

‘F’ for fail: Government has a very poor grade in fighting child poverty

THAT was a good speech by Taoiseach Enda Kenny at the weekend. 


Another assault on rural Ireland - Axing bus routes

THE decision by Bus Éireann to axe almost 100 routes on its Expressway service is an indication of just how vulnerable the people of rural Ireland are when it comes to transport infrastructure. Fifteen towns and villages will be left without a direct link to Dublin in a move that Bus Éireann is blaming on low passenger numbers.



Top garda’s refusal to make tea was obduracy

The tale of Garda Commissioner Noírín O’Sullivan’s refusal to make sandwiches/tea at her first Garda station is stirring.


Fox hunting is cruel and disruptive of rural life

In County Clare, eight hunt hounds that savaged sheep to death were then shot by farmers. This is further shocking and incontestable evidence of the havoc hunting inflicts on the countryside.


Government targeting private-sector pensions

The Government is now targetting the one million workers who, so far, have avoided the ravages of the pensions industry.


Politics is about managing the future - not letting it happen

Enda Kenny’s vision of the next election as a Tudor jousting tournament between Gerry Adams and himself has credibility. Not so his exclusion of Fianna Fáil from coalition.


Article 41 should be scrapped and all forms of families recognised

Dr Laurence Davies (‘The fight for gay marriage is only the start of a long struggle’) raises issues about the recognition of all intimate relationships. 


Marriage referendum an assault on our hearts

Any proposed change to the Constitution is serious for every citizen; it should be considered only if essential and if in the best interests of all.