Readers Blog: Restrictions of Educate Together enrolments

Back in much darker days, when education was a rarity, we were blessed with visionaries who established schools for the downtrodden. Catherine McAuley, Ignatius ...

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Reader's Blog: Sinn Féin should just go into Westminster

Sinn Féin’s failure to put Ireland’s future ahead of its own past, by taking a pragmatic stance on pressuring the UK government’s fragile ...

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Readers Blog: Royalties should be collected on gas resources

A standard bottle of gas (11kg or 13kg) which for many people provides either heating or cooking energy or both retails for approximately €14.50 to €18 ...

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Developers should build for the elderly to downsize

It is frequently suggested that elderly people living — sometimes alone — in family homes should be ‘downsizing’ and freeing up the housing ...

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Readers Blog: Genital mutilation is not ‘female circumcision’

It is disgraceful that RTÉ’s Prime Time and The Irish Times gave platforms to an apologist for the barbaric practice of female genital mutilation (FGM). ...

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Reader's Blog: Biased coverage of Eighth

I would like to condemn the biased reporting of your newspaper with regard to the government-proposed repeal of the Eighth Amendment.

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Reader's Blog: Rural post offices a part of ‘national framework’

Last week, 300 people from a small community in Easkey, Co Sligo, resisted the possible closure of their post office.

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Reader's Blog: It’s in all of our best interests to start trusting women

I wish to join the pantheon of elderly men writing overblown and self-important letters to The Paper, telling women what they can and can’t do with their own ...

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Readers Blog: Cork needs characterful shops like Ruiséal’s

I called to Liam Ruiséal’s bookshop on Monday. I was looking for a book in connection with some work I am doing on old Cork family businesses, not knowing ...

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Readers Blog: Profits rule when it comes to farm practices

I refer to dairy farmers concerned with milk market profits and oversupplies of milk, and recent articles in national papers about how dairy farmers are risking ...

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Readers Blog: Time to form non-EU party — Ireland first anyone?

Regarding the conference held last week (in which UKIP’s Nigel Farage was the keynote speaker), to promote ‘Irexit’ — an opportunity for ...

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Readers Blog: Muzzling just makes animal cruelty less visible

On February 10, animal protection groups will protest outside Powerstown Park, Clonmel, on the opening day of the National Hare Coursing event.

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Reader's Blog: Surely RTÉ should give audience a forum?

Your editorial page (January 31, 2017) is timely. Well-crafted letters to a newspaper, whether agreeable or not, far outshine the stuff now to be read on Facebook ...

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Readers Blog: Ireland should take in more refugees for their safety

A matter which seems to be engulfing a lot of countries, today, is the issue with refugees and migrants.

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Readers Blog: Once fawning Irish now too cynical

Maurice Fitzgerald, in your letters page of Thursday, January 25, dismisses the Catholic Church as hypocritical and outmoded.

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Reader's Blog: Stop using my children to ‘win’ an argument

I am responding to a Prime Time episode broadcast on January 18, in particular the debate between Maria Steen and Ivanka Bacik.

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Reader's Blog: Good Friday pub move not welcome

I wondered as I listened to a licenced vintner spokesman advocating that the opening of pubs on Good Friday would be good for everyone, including in his list, tourists, ...

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Reader's Blog: Put humane foods onto your weekly shopping list

The words of the French poet, novelist, and dramatist Victor Hugo — “There is one thing stronger than all the armies in the world, and that is an idea ...

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Reader's Blog: Martin’s abortion views at odds with his party

At the Fianna Fáil ard fhéis last October, the party’s membership voted overwhelmingly to oppose the repeal of the 8th Amendment.

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Noírín O’Sullivan’s inability to recall Maurice McCabe affair

“Some of her evidence on the matter, however, was curious.”

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Readers Blog: We need affordable homes, not a housing bubble

Minister Eoghan Murphy’s “affordable” mortgage scheme would not provide homes which were affordable or below the market rate, rather it would further ...

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Reader's Blog: Housing crisis needs a systematic examination

The Irish housing crisis has undoubtedly been caused in part by lack of foresight coupled with lack of funding by successive Governments.

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Readers Blog: Children need a good old primary education

Recent announcements, re changes being proposed — and some already implemented — to the primary school curriculum prompts me to ask you to publicise ...

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Readers’ Blog: Will a dead language kill off hopes of devolution?

Sinn Féin will have to drastically relax their position on an Irish language Act, if devolution is to stand any chance in the North.

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Readers' blog: Health Minister prioritises abortion above crises in hospitals

Yet again we see another Minister for Health squirm in midwinter as the underfunded HSE struggles to cope with the annual seasonal surge in illness.

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