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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Reader's Blog: High rents, developers sucking soul out of Cork

I lived in Cork from 1999-2017 and I still have strong connections with the city, through music, work, and friends. I was 22 when I moved there, and though I didn’t ...

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Reader's Blog: McKee killing shows little has changed since 1981

In a callous and reckless act of indiscriminate violence, the New IRA murdered Lyra McKee. Their victim was a respected and courageous journalist, whose untimely ...

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Reader's Blog: Disgraceful response to treatment of the innocent

It is opportune that the report of the Commission of Investigation into Mother and Baby homes should be published during Holy Week when another unjust crucifixion, ...

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Readers Blog: Renters not helped by interference of the State

Your letters page of April 17, and the adjoining article by Sinn Féin’s Eoin Ó Broin, debated Ireland’s housing crisis.

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Reader's Blog: Cork City’s potential is being squandered

Cork could become an incredible city, a European gem, if developed properly. The city is loved because of its closeness to the water, to nature, and to history. ...

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Reader's Blog: Landlords targeted as institutions go tax-free

“It is important to recognise the positive effects that institutional investment can have,” according to Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy, who fails to ...

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Reader's Blog: Vaccinate your pets or it’s animal cruelty

From the world of stupid ideas comes a stunningly stupid idea: not vaccinating pets because they may get autism. Not vaccinating pets is not only wrong, it’s ...

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Reader's Blog: Time for a rational debate on immigration

Brendan Butler contends that Peadar Toibin’s statement that “immigration needs to be managed at a sustainable level” is an attempt “to garnish ...

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Reader's Blog: Brexit will have its day, just no-one knows when

Britain and its prime minister, Theresa May, have been granted a Brexit extension by the EU until October 31, which is Halloween or All Hallows’ Eve, depending ...

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Readers' Blog: Call for Julian Assange's release following London arrest

We condemn the arrest in London this week of the WikiLeaks founder and whistleblower Julian Assange and call for his release.

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Reader's Blog: Irish should not be disregarded

Columnist Daniel McConnell’s opinion on the Irish language was pointed out to me this week.

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Cork on the Rise: We want your views on a unique city at a moment of great change

Cork is a unique city at a moment of great change.

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Reader's Blog: Drink driving figures are unsettling

The latest garda statistics again showing an increase in drink driving arrests — ‘Over 600 arrested for drink-driving in February’, (breakingnews.ie, ...

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Readers' Blog: Plant trees en masse to reduce our carbon footprint

On a recent radio programme, an eminent environmental scientist claimed that the single most effective “tool” we have to combat the threat of climate ...

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Reader's Blog: Property tax is symptomatic of unequal society

As highlighted by your report (“Up to 80,000 homes exempt from property tax until 2021”, Irish Examiner, April 6), Fine Gael’s attitude to taxation ...

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Reader's blog: 'Relevance' cannot be the standard by which we decide on the future of Irish in our schools

In response to Daniel McConnell’s article on April 6, I would like to make the following points.

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Reader's Blog: Unemployed need support

In addition to issuing more work permits to workers from overseas, could I suggest that the Government support and encourage, in a respectful way, the (approx) 200,000 ...

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Reader's Blog: May has taken Brexit back from the hardliners

British prime minister Theresa May has reached out to Jeremy Corbyn, the leader of the opposition Labour Party, to find a way out of the Brexit mess.

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Reader's Blog: Neutrality has never been more important

Perhaps your editorial (April 1), on Nato’s 70th anniversary was intended as an April Fool joke...

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Reader's Blog: What will become of our growing army of homeless children

The latest statistic on homelessness is enough to fill any right-minded citizen with fury and shame. The spectacle of 3,784 children in temporary accommodation is ...

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Reader's Blog: DUP seem unaware of Brexit risks to the North

Nigel Dodds, speaking in the UK parliament on March 25, emphasised the backstop as the problem.

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Reader's Blog: ‘Rainy day fund’ not fit for purpose, say Sinn Féin

In an editorial on March 28 you stated that Sinn Féin’s assessment of the Government’s National Surplus Bill was “simply incorrect” ...

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Readers' Blog: Brexit must go ahead, but I still love Europe

I wanted Scotland to be an independent nation.

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Reader's Blog: Trump shows his political skills against the Democrats

Trump shows his political skills against the Democrats

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Readers' Blog: The Church devalues the meaning of ‘community’

Don Cahalane stated in his letter (March 26) concerning the modernising of the Catholic Church that “the Church at its most basic is a community of believers”! ...

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Readers' Blog: Rediscovering life after the loss of a loved one

Six months ago I started out in a journey to train as a celebrant with one spirit, if I successfully complete the training I will be a celebrant doing weddings, ...

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Readers' Blog: Michael Jackson’s fame outdoes his actions

Never listening to Michael Jackson’s music again is like the Germans refusing to drive on the Autobahn.

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Readers' Blog: National pride sadly lacking in sports bodies

It was very disappointing and shameful to see just one of the Republic’s players singing our national anthem.

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