Considering that most national charities rely on volunteerism to operate their plethora of fund-raising templates, it would seem only right that the managerial classes could exhibit a modicum of the same generosity of spirit. Not that they should get paid peanuts, but cream buns might suffice rather than caviar.
What a wonderfully creative country for self-exoneration with a perpetual penchant for self-forgiveness against all the odds and evidence. Wiping the slate clean is seemingly where it’s at — no need for any awkward dallying in the sanction or discipline zone. No thank you, sir.
It would seem somehow that Michael Clifford (Irish Examiner, April 7) does not fully enjoy or endorse the paltry and pathetic Dáil pantomime (both intra- and extra-mural versions) currently running in Kildare Street. He is certainly not alone.
Jim Cosgrove (Irish Examiner, Letters, Saturday, March 19) is right to advocate a new national anthem. Like Michael Clifford, I, too, attended a flag-raising ceremony at my son’s school and the multi-coloured scholars sang the anthem as Gaeilge.
“Fianna Fáil...... has a core ideology and credo which has guided the party since its foundation, which includes a deep respect for the individual, a commitment to community responsibility and ...the party exists to make contributions for the advancement and welfare of all the Irish people” (Letters, February 23).
Concern about the school administration of the Gardasil vaccination to the nations’ teenage girls, must surely warrant at least a pause in its continuance, if not an outright rescinding of the vaccination decision by the statutory health agencies involved?
Catherine Weitbrecht (Letters, August 20 ) deserves full credit for her cautionary tale regarding the Gardasil cervical cancer vaccination. The possible side-effects of this unnecessary innoculation for pre-teenage girls are stark and disturbing.
“All professions are a conspiracy against the laity” — George Bernard Shaw’s observation retains a frightening degree of validity, albeit at the rhetorical end of the social commentary ‘meter’.
“What is needed now is action and not just pious words.” Your concluding editorial comment on the urgency of response required for distressed citizens is right on the money (Irish Examiner, March 19). But what action?