Reader's Blog: Bethany Home survivor’s plea to the Taoiseach

A letter to the Taoiseach.

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Readers' blog: We don’t need new laws. We need proper enforcement

It’s difficult to take Transport Minister Shane Ross seriously, given his previous life as a journalist and his current life as a populist politician.

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Readers' blog: Wisdom of years allows for better life experiences

Getting older need not be a frightening experience. Now you have the experience of having encountered, and of making mistakes, learning from them, and then moving ...

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Readers' Blog: BDS will have no effect on the Israeli economy

What effect do the members of your parliament think a vote in favour of BDS of goods produced in Judea and Samaria will have on Israel?

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Readers Blog: We need to talk about farming and water usage

As Ireland bakes, it is time to discuss the impact industrial farming is having on our water resource.

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Readers' blog: Sifting opinion from fact

More than ever the public has been required to carefully sift opinion from what seems factual in the print and picture media.

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Readers' Blog: Population growth must be controlled in Ireland

John MacBreg correctly stated that population growth will present “a growing, growing, growing problem” — ‘Population growth in our national ...

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Readers Blog: Nuclear energy is a disaster waiting to happen

That world leaders are recognising climate change and have responded with a move towards renewable energy sources should be viewed as positive.

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Readers Blog: Politicians should have more respect for media

Politicians are often ambivalent about the media whom they need for publicity to persuade voters to vote for them or their party. They are not keen when policy flaws ...

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Readers' blog: Church just wanted to silence Galileo

In his remarks of June 27 (Irish Examiner, Letters) about former President Mary McAleese and the Galileo affair (McAleese said that the Church quietly abandoned ...

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Readers Blog: Government embarrassed by Irish neutrality

Ireland’s involvement with United Nations peacekeeping should make it suitable for membership of the UN Security Council. (‘UN Security Council bid: ...

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Readers' blog: Female ordinations are scripture incompatible

Following the recent spat between Culture Minister Josepha Madigan and Archbishop Diarmuid Martin a few points are worth reflecting on.

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Reader's Blog: Opportunity to re-assess the Supreme Court in the USA

The impending retirement of Justice Anthony Kennedy from the US Supreme Court at the age of 81 provides an opportunity to examine the nature and function of this ...

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Deposit return scheme would have little impact on litter

A deposit return scheme would have little impact on total litter in Ireland — a conclusion supported by litter surveys undertaken in countries which have a ...

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Readers Blog: Government must tackle electoral register

The president of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, claims “Turkey has given a lesson in democracy to the entire world,” pointing to an 88% election turnout. ...

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Readers' Blog: Empty property can help with crisis

With the social housing crisis and homeless situation rapidly on the increase, it grieves me to see so many void properties, which is not confined only to public ...

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Readers' Blog: Put all our players on a level playing pitch

Two football fixtures over the week-end made me experience the “Wow where did that come from”. Dublin and Kerry both destroyed their opposition on their ...

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Reader's Blog: Trinity were wrong to give doctorate to Hillary Clinton

As a graduate and former employee of Trinity College I am surprised and disappointed that Trinity College awarded an honorary doctorate to Hillary Clinton.

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Reader's blog: Europe must fight US-led migration policy shame

As a coalition of 24 organisations we condemn the US policy of separating children from their parents.

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Readers Blog: Minister massaging homeless figures

Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy is downplaying homeless figures and continues attempts to demonise homeless people by some state agencies.

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Readers Blog: Situation on US border is inhuman

The situation on the US border where immigrant children are separated from their parents is inhuman.

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Ireland’s Catholics should not be belittled

For those of us in this country who are still practising Catholics and who cherish their faith (and there are many of us who do), I find the constant negativity ...

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Readers' Blog: We must rule out any State visit by Trump

The Government must rule out any visit by President Trump to Ireland following barbaric treatment of migrant children.

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Readers' Blog: Solving world problems on Camino

I have recently completed the 880km Camino Frances to help raise funds for Our Lady’s Children Hospital, Crumlin.

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Reader's Blog: Pope open to the opinion, friendship of atheists

Francis’ visit to Ireland in August is said to include a visit by him to the Capuchin homeless shelter in Bow St, Dublin.

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