Letter to the Editor: Vote yes to reduce conflict

Tomorrow, there will be a referendum to change the constitutional provisions regulating divorce in Ireland. The proposed changes are:

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Letter to the Editor: Moments matter when children are terminally ill

Losing a child is something that no parent should have to bear.

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Letter to the Editor: Testing the limits of freedom of expression

I was very interested in your editorial ‘Fundamentalist excluded — Ban on hate preacher is appropriate’ (Irish Examiner, May 14).

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Letter to Editor: Testing times in primary schools nationwide

It is testing times in primary schools around the country.

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Letter to the Editor: Cork Luas sounds great but no plan for clean water?

So Cork is to get its own Luas? Great idea for sure, but hang on.

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Letter to the Editor: Industrial school survivors still suffering

I am a survivor of the Irish State run Industrial Schools and I attended the event on May 11 in Trinity College. I observed that Mr Finlay was in attendance throughout ...

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Letter to the Editor: Redundant rhetoric of Fine Gael’s campaigning

I am 21 years old, this is my first time to vote in an election.

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Letter to the Editor: We should cherish our culture, not give it up

As there are certain characteristics belonging to each country that portrays its culture, I’m wondering if we are being subservient to owning our own cultural ...

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Letter to the Editor: Affirming the integrity of cervical screening

The ethical justification for a rule requiring a cytologist, who is examining a slide in the course of screening for cervical cancer, to have full confidence that ...

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Readers' View: 'Too many are being lost. We need to break the stigma and silence around suicide'

Suicide is not an easy subject to talk about but that’s all the more reason to do so.

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Readers Views: Conscientious objection is a right derived from the human right to freedom of conscience

In a resolution adopted in 2014, the European Parliament emphasised that 'the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion is a fundamental human right'.

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Letter to the Editor: Time is right to have poll on Ireland’s reunification

I firmly believe that the time is right in Ireland to have a border poll, ie, a referendum of whether people in all of Ireland want to: 1. Keep the border, or 2. ...

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Letter to the Editor: Women must get out and vote

People need to be reminded to check they have a vote on May 24 when there are votes on divorce, for local candidates and European parliamentary elections. Voting ...

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Letter to the Editor: Maintaining soil fertility is a necessity for survival

Agricultural activities are blamed as the major contributors to the damage being caused to our ecosystems.

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Letter to the Editor: Exam system should be preserved

It’s that time of year again. Examinations are looming on the horizon and stress is a major concern for pupils and parents. The current assessment system at ...

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Readers Views: Look to the vultures not small scale investors for the cause of housing crisis

Many moderate and reasonable people were no doubt surprised to read that an estate agent was fined on grounds of discrimination for having advised a single mum with ...

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Letter to the Editor: Political stalemate cannot continue

The result from the local election in Northern Ireland on Friday was emphatic. It shows an electorate hungry for delivery, hungry for progress and hungry for change. ...

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Letter to the Editor: ‘Ambassador Spillane’ should be diplomatic

When former Kerry footballer Pat Spillane appeared on The Late Late Show on April 19, he informed the TV audience that his post as ambassador for rural Ireland had ...

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Letter to Editor: Ban on wild animals in circus finally rolls up

Three cheers to the Government for finally introducing the long-awaited bill to ban wild animals in circuses.

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Letter to Editor: Just ticking boxes in North may bring ticking bombs

Talks this time cannot be about ticking boxes.

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Readers' Blog: Women’s endurance tops men’s

In relation to RTÉ’s documentary about new recruits being trained up for the Defence Forces, I heard some remark about women – was it that they ...

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Readers' Blog: The UK’s empire is dead and gone

Goethe wrote in 1832, “I hate all bungling like sin. but most of all bungling in state affairs, which produce nothing but mischief to thousands and millions”. ...

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Readers' Blog: Price is still the one drawback of ‘V-shopping’

The march of violence-free food onto our supermarket shelves continues apace.

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Reader's Blog: Russia not opposed to Ukraine-EU association

The article by Mr Carl Bildt ‘Ukraine has fended off Russia and the EU deserves credit’ (Irish Examiner, April 24) not only presents events in Ukraine ...

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Readers blog #CorkontheRise: Your views on the shape of Cork's future

Check out a collection of submissions made by readers as part of our #CorkontheRise initiative. Submit your own views for consideration and have your say on this ...

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Reader's Blog: Fluoridation of water leads to immune deficiency

It is difficult not to notice growing attention regarding measles outbreaks and the recent call by Health Minister Simon Harris to introduce mandatory vaccinations. ...

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Readers' Blog: Septic tank headlines just a way of seeking revenge

I’m 72 — born 1947 — grew up in the 50s. I wouldn’t be alive without the care of the Bons Secours sisters in Tralee.

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Readers' Blog: Fragility of peace

Tragically, the murder of young journalist and LGBT activist Lyra McKee may yet prove to be a watershed. It underlines the fragility of peace and the urgency for ...

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Shane's death requires a public inquiry

Open letter to Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Charlie Flanagan, Minister for Justice and Equality:

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Reader's Blog: Lyra McKee killing brings back the dark days

The killing of Lyra McKee in Derry last week was reminiscent of the 1970s and 1980s, when riots were commonplace.

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