Readers' Blog: Right-wing populist rhetoric fuels Islamophobia

One wonders will the world’s political leaders assemble in Christchurch, New Zealand, in solidarity with the victims of the horrific mosque killings last Friday ...

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Reader's Blog: We Irish are intoxicated by our own stereotype

The notion of ‘ah, yeah, we will just go for the one drink’ could not be any more of a lie than me telling my parents the report cards haven’t ...

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Readers' Blog: Return of the extreme right creeps up on us

A short story I read a few months ago postulated the trains are still running to Auschwitz. Fantasy, of course, but does anyone believe that genocidal racism died ...

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Readers' Blog: Parents must join children in climate action push

As I walked with my two youngest children along the Grand Parade in the midst of the boisterous Cork march for climate action, I felt a huge surge of pride and hope. ...

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Readers' blog: Cork County Council can’t get away with throwing out accusations

Your report on the intention of Cork County Council to introduce new waste management by-laws states: “Under the new regime, people who can not prove how they ...

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Readers' Blog: Eurovision is a cultural, not political, event

It is with great disappointment that I read your editorial of Wednesday, March 13 (“Eurovision role must be reviewed. Participation is an endorsement”), ...

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Reader's Blog: Climate change activism will cool with age

After watching some young people interviewed on the Late Late Show, I discussed with my teenage granddaughter if she supported her peers in missing school classes ...

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Reader's Blog: No supports for high functioning ASD child

As a parent of a “high functioning” and indeed, highly intelligent, teenager with autism (and dyspraxia) who is seemingly quite functional some of the ...

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Readers' Blog: Politicians’ junkets won’t fix health crises

Is rubbing shoulders with the global political elite more important than the nation’s health?

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Readers' Blog: North’s police operated beyond control

The reaction to the incendiary remarks of the Northern Ireland secretary Karen Bradley who said that the killings by the British army and police during the Troubles ...

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Reader's Blog: When women vote for Trump, then nothing will change

When women vote for Trump, then nothing will change International Women’s Day, yesterday, asked how women ‘can help forge a more gender-balanced world’. ...

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Readers' Blog: We need to change our views on jobs and work

How does one become an expert on the future of work? For that matter, how is it possible for any human being to be an “expert” on any aspect of the future? ...

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Reader's Blog: State must act to stop profiteering in housing

Many people are sleeping rough, and were it not for the good work of organisations such as Cork Simon Community, St Vincent de Paul and sheltered housing, many more ...

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Reader's Blog: Children in shelters because of bank debt

Vulture funds and private (which citizens bailed out) banks sell indebted mortgages and pursue families, in a manner no way easy to differentiate from medieval church ...

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Readers' Blog: 'RTÉ - supporting the arts' not accurate as long as they participate in Israel's Eurovision

On the radio, whenever I hear the jingle "RTÉ Supporting The Arts", that follows an ad for a concert or some cultural event, I can't help thinking that it ...

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Readers' Blog: Removing religious symbols is tantamount to religious suppression

As someone who has a greater affinity to Pagan Ireland than to Catholic Ireland, I find it bizarre that there is a new campaign coming from government quarters suggesting ...

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Readers' blog: Suffering in Syria cannot be allowed to continue

As Syria nears the eighth anniversary of conflict, 500,000 people have been killed, 6.5m people have fled, and 6m are displaced.

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Readers' Blog: 'World-class' hospital overspend put into local perspective

To put the much-hyped world class Childrens’ hospital overspend and wastage into perspective, all one has to do is a simple sum.

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Readers' Blog: Inappropriate language for disgraceful behaviour

In the context of the current protest by Emma Thomson (“Emma Thompson quit film in stand against ‘second chance’ for John Lasseter”) may ...

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Readers' Blog: Theresa May should 'beware the Ides of March' when calling Commons vote

March is a very dangerous month for people in power. Remember what happened to Julius Caesar in 44BC! Caesar always considered himself to be ‘first amongst ...

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Readers' Blog: Demoting geography is a backward step we will regret

I am writing to express my concern at the demotion of geography as a core subject at junior cycle. Geography as a subject is now more relevant than ever as people ...

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Readers' Blog: Katherine Zappone should apologise to Scouting Ireland

“Disgraceful” is the most descriptive word I can think of to describe the attack by the Minister for Children Katherine Zappone on Scouting Ireland.

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Readers' blog: 40 years of success and all that jazz in Cork City

One of Cork Business Association’s top awards went to the Guinness Cork Jazz Festival, which we are told now generates €40m for the city and the regional ...

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Reader's Blog: Cork GAA right to challenge Croke Park

In 2018 the Cork economy benefited financially by € 60m with the three Ed Sheeran concerts that took place in Páirc Uí Chaoimh.

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Readers' Blog: Drew Harris implies lack of integrity of evidence

I am a retired member of An Garda Síochána and I write to you on a matter of what I think is of public, if not national, importance. I still take an ...

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Readers' Blog: Improve supports for elderly in their homes

On a regular basis I have elderly people call to me seeking information and guidance on healthcare when they are unable to fend for themselves. Where an elderly ...

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Readers' Blog: The ‘House of God’ can be a literal home for others

In January, a homeless woman named Rosemary Hughes, who has only 10% vision and who has a guide dog, spoke of how she thought that churches could accommodate homeless ...

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Readers' Blog: Venezuelan crisis must be resolved by the UN

The use of force against Venezuela has gained much credence by the appointment by US president Donald Trump of Elliott Abrams as his Venezuelan envoy.

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Readers' Blog: Brexit could have a long-term impact on the evolution of the British political system

My British friends are often confused by Irish politics. The idea of a parliamentary system that doesn’t have a distinct left/right divide tends to baffle ...

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Readers' Blog: Cork maritime history should have dedicated centre

We have one of the richest maritime histories in the world which should be highlighted and exploited. The city would be a very attractive destination if it had a ...

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Readers Blog: Students from Schull Community School, Co Cork, have their say

Today's readers' blogs are from students at Schull Community School, Co Cork

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Readers Blog: Adoptees' should have access to medical information

To want to see yourself in others is natural.

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Readers' Blog: Society duty bound to give shelter to refugees

Two recent fires at The Shannon Key West Hotel have caused significant upset to parishioners on both sides of the River Shannon in Rooskey.

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Readers' Blog: Unless issues with public procurement are addressed we will have more debacles like Children's Hospital

I read a recent Terry Prone article which dealt with aspects of Public Procurement with interest.

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Readers' Blog: Ireland complicit in deaths of Yemeni kids

There is supposed to be ceasefire in Yemen but each day children are still dying, by bombing, gunfire, disease and starvation.

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