Since the story broke of the ebola virus, we’ve all learned it is spread [in part] through close contact with infected bush meat. According to the Born Free Foundation, every year, 7,500 tonnes of bush meat is imported into Britain, often wrapped in plastic and kept in holdalls during flights. How much is coming into Ireland?
THE expression ‘keep your friends close, and your enemies closer’ — used in the Godfather movies but originating centuries ago in China — might well apply when it comes living closely with loved ones. Witness the proximity, or otherwise, of the ‘granny flat.’
HAVING read Noel Whelan’s column on e-voting (Irish Examiner, May 6), I wondered how the Dutch, a nation not particularly noted for its stupidity, managed to use the same system that he denounces for all kinds of elections for 15 years without any trouble or dispute.
I WRITE in response to the latest “final” June 4 decision of the Department of Health and Children’s expert group on SARS and the Special Olympics to maintain its ban on Hong Kong’s disabled athletes travelling to Ireland, thus depriving them of the chance to attend what likely would be the most thrilling event in their lives.