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Readers Blog: Healthcare in critical need of reform

The health service needs critical and and comprehensive reform. This Government either commits to reform now or continues to inflict misery on patients and their families.

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Readers Blog: Ordinary people not responsible for hardships

The article ‘The centre is finding it pretty hard to hold’ by Daniel McConnell on Saturday’s Irish
Examiner found me losing the centre and the head!

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Readers Blog: General Lee was not a supporter of slavery

I am very familiar with Charlottesville having lived there for almost a year in the early 1980s. 

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Readers Blog: Central Bank forgiving of regulatory failures

While surfing through the Central Bank of Ireland’s website, I found it highly surprising that our competent authority for regulation appears to have a pretty soft view of banks failing in their regulatory obligations.

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Readers Blog: We commend County Board for Confederate flag stance

We warmly welcome the outright condemnation by the executive of Cork GAA County Board of the use of the Confederate flag and the executive’s request to Cork supporters to refrain from flying this flag in all GAA stadia.

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Readers Blog: Naivety at the heart of Confederate flag furore

Naivety is at the heart of the furore about Cork fans bringing the
Confederate Flag to matches. To claim “I’m just an uncomplicated sports fan” is an inadequate response.

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Uphill battle for pro-choice campaigners

A recent finding by the Advertising Standards Authority in Northern Ireland has upheld the claim that the pro-life laws there have saved 100,000 lives since 1967.

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Has UCC learned nothing in 50 years?

I was recently invited to celebrate the 50th anniversary of my graduation, which was in 1967, at UCC. 

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Readers blog: Danny Healy-Rae’s fairy tale is a fable about heeding nature

Media commentators who mock the Kerry-based Independent TD, Danny Healy-Rae, for his belief in the fairies display their ignorance of an ancient belief system.

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Readers Blog: America needs to remember its own story

It is ironic that, on the day the Irish Hunger Memorial, which faces the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, reopened, the president of the United States, Donald Trump, introduced legislation sponsored by two Republican senators, which will “... favour applicants who can speak English, financially support themselves and their families, and demonstrate skills that will contribute to our economy.”

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