I am still surprised, when I read an article such as Alison O’Connor’s to find that it is possible that those who hang about the corridors of power in search of the inside track still haven’t got it yet when it comes to understanding what ails the health service
Mon, 04 Nov, 2019
As highlighted by your report (“Up to 80,000 homes exempt from property tax until 2021”, Irish Examiner, April 6), Fine Gael’s attitude to taxation displays utter indifference to fairness, and its failure to address the anomalies that the local property tax (LPT) has thrown up is a disgrace and may even be discriminatory.
Tue, 09 Apr, 2019
Your report on the intention of Cork County Council to introduce new waste management by-laws states: “Under the new regime, people who can not prove how they are disposing of their waste could face fines of up to €2,500.” (‘Possible prosecutions for illegal dumping in Cork’s Ellis’s Yard’, Irish Examiner, 13/4)
Sat, 16 Mar, 2019
Public meetings are being held in Lauragh, Co Kerry, to consider “the future of Lauragh”, the village near the Kenmare entrance to the Beara peninsula considered to be one of the most picturesque in the South-West.
Tue, 12 Sep, 2017
Sterling yesterday surrendered most of the ground it had gained after Theresa May outlined her hard Brexit vision for Britain on Tuesday, as investors looked to Irish property stocks as potential winners from the UK’s rupture with Brussels.
Thu, 19 Jan, 2017
Sat, 31 Oct, 2015
At the end of a week in which government ministers engaged shamelessly in a vote-buying exercise, making budget pledges that amount to at least €1.5bn, Sister Stanislaus Kennedy brought us all back to earth — 85 families were made homeless last month and the policies being pursued by those same government ministers are to blame.
Wed, 23 Sep, 2015
Regarding your report on the UN committee examining Ireland’s human rights mechanisms, the chances of getting straight answers, from the Government, to pertinent questions seem remote, given the testimony of Sean Sherlock, TD, at the hearing.
Wed, 10 Jun, 2015
Having read through your reports on the Siteserv controversy (Irish Examiner, April 24) — which seems to consist of little more than a ‘pass-the-parcel’ exercise by the central players — I was left with that familiar sense that ministers in Irish governments carry responsibility for nothing and are accountable to no-one.
Wed, 29 Apr, 2015
Caitríona McClean’s outline of Fianna Fáil’s policy on water charges (Letters, March 14) fails to address the fact that the citizen already pays for water supply via VAT and road tax – introduced by none other than the party she supports.
Tue, 17 Mar, 2015
As hospitals brace themselves for industrial action, the country’s largest nursing union has called on the public to join in a major protest outside the Dáil today to highlight emergency department (ED) overcrowding.
Wed, 14 Jan, 2015
If only people would do rather than just say. I refer to Fergus Finley’s letter (Irish Examiner, September 30 ) in which he reminds us that “One in ten children in Ireland” are living in low income households and “without access to basic necessities”.
Tue, 07 Oct, 2014