Readers' Blog: Building foundations of sporting success

With all new year resolutions parked and maybe some broken at this early stage, I noticed a few sporting suggestions and commitments for the future in the 2019 list ...

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Readers' Blog; Hollywood in need of a history lesson

In light of the recent cinema-goers’ frenzy around Josie Rourke’s Mary Queen of Scots, I am frankly quite frightened and saddened that so many people ...

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Reader's Blog: Kent station parking can drive you around bend

Having recently travelled to Dublin by train, my first such journey in years, I couldn’t help but notice the article by Joe Leogue (Irish Examiner 16-1-19) ...

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Readers' Blog: Only rich benefit from upswing in two-tier society

The ‘land of milk and honey’ is a nice sentiment, if you’re a beneficiary of society’s largesse, but most of us are not, even if the country ...

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Readers' Blog: We have to do more to challenge smoking

I would like to tell Minister for Health, Simon Harris, that I believe the time has come to radically address the smoking epidemic in this country.

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Reader's Blog: We have failed our people with disabilities

We certainly need a rights culture in terms of basic human rights for the disabled.

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Reader's Blog: 'I will remember until my dying day my father's words after that terrible incident at the Whiddy Oil Terminal in Bantry'

On the morning of 8th January, 1979, I was on a Night Shift at Great Island Power Station in County Wexford.

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Reader's Blog: Whiddy Island disaster - ‘Those poor men lost lives, lost everything’

On the morning of January 8, 1979, I was on a night shift at Great Island Power Station in Wexford, working as an operating technician, looking after one of Ireland’s ...

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Readers' blog: Protestant baby home survivors snubbed

The Mother and Baby Homes Commission of Investigation has sought its second one-year extension, before it will publish its final report.

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Readers' Blog: DJ Gogan still rocks with the latest technology

When I was a teenager, in the late 1970s, before Radio 2 was set up, Larry Gogan started presenting a pop music programme on RTÉ Radio 1, on FM only, or VHF, ...

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Readers' Blog: Time to respect result of abortion vote

What are the anti-abortion agitators trying to prove now, given the verdict handed down by the electorate authorising this procedure?

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Readers' blog: EU needs a secure political pendulum

It’s like someone is trying to pull the pin from the fulcrum in the political pendulum so it skews off balance or breaks, so that the discourse is altered.

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Readers' Blog: DUP could well learn from history of the English

The DUP is now describing the Brexit backstop as poison, as though its existence is preventing them from reaching some kind of nirvana with other Brexiteers in a ...

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Readers blog: Repeal side quick to call for sanctions now they are gamekeeper

In the run up to last year’s May referendum, we were continually reminded of the chilling effect of the Eighth Amendment and its associated maximum penalties, ...

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Readers' Blog: Award Nobel peace prize to Assange

Julian Assange and his colleagues in Wikileaks have shown on numerous occasions that they are one of the last outlets of true democracy.

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Readers' Blog: GMO tobacco not needed

Recent reports have detailed how scientists have used genetic engineering to improve photosynthesis in tobacco so that it grows 40% ‘better’, something ...

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Reader's Blog: Another night on the concrete streets of Cork City

Four cans of cold lager stood flatly on the window sill. The man with the blue coat and haunted eyes stood guard over them like trophies.

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Readers' Blog: Simplistic housing solutions not working

Financial experts recommend that a person should limit their housing costs to one third of their net income.

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Readers' Blog: Irish Examiner reunited two old friends

Thank you to the staff at the Irish Examiner, for helping me locate my old friend, Gerald West, from Co Cork. I wrote to the Examiner because, when I lived in Cork, ...

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Readers' Blog: Literally paying the price of poor decisions

When the Government sold the National Lottery licence five years ago, for €405m, the justification was that the money was needed to construct the National Children’s ...

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Readers' Blog: We need to step back from military glorification

Ireland should withdraw from involvement in the EU/Nato army — “As a nation we box above our weight.”

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Readers' blog: President’s solidarity absent from the unborn

President Michael D. Higgins called for a “renewed sense of social solidarity” with society’s “most vulnerable” in his Christmas address ...

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Readers' Blog: After 50 years of charity, time for resurgence in humanity

It’s been 50 years since the horror of starvation in Biafra played nightly across black and white televisions in Ireland.

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Readers' blog: Defence Forces are Ireland’s gift to the world

As a nation we box above our weight. This is a phrase we often use here at home. And it is true, be it on the sports field, in music, in film, and the arts in general. ...

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