The implications of the dispute at Greyhound Recycling and its handling go far beyond the confines of Dublin and the waste management industry. If this employer succeeds in cutting the wages of these workers by anywhere in the vicinity of a third, the stage will be set for a full-scale offensive against working people. There have already, during this austerity recession been examples of people having their wages slashed in
Dear Editor, Both Margaret O’Dee’s and Michael Cronin’s letters fill me with sadness. First of all they are confusing Israelis with Zionists. These Zionists have no right under INTERNATIONAL law to take Palestinian land and they are still doing this as we speak.They have just murdered over 2000 Palestinians,a people that they imprison in Gaza with hardly any hope of freedom and they keep them under siege. Margaret O’Dee lives
This is an historic time for education in the parish of Allihies. For the first time in history have all the children in the parish been taught in just two classrooms. The population of the parish has been in decline for years however the recession of recent years has accelerated the problem alarmingly. Three schools in the parish, at Lehanmore, Allihies and Cahermore, amalgamated in 1979, to form Cahermore Central
Dear Editor, Last Saturday I went to Cape Clear and had a lovely long walk there. Back to Schull by ferry, I was already longing for the next time I would go there, as I do every year. Walking back from the Quay to my friends place, I passed the horrific scene of an accident in which one person died and several others were in shock or injured.
The NPPR is a particularly nasty, unfair charge. Bills were not issued and people were not notified except through the media, if you missed the advertisement or did not understand the terminology used, you could be in for a very nasty shock. If you owned a property that was not your principal private residence between 2009 and 2013 you may have a liability. That could mean a holiday home, rental
Dear sir I wish to thank Margaret O Dee (letter “Support for Israel” Aug 19) for this very informative and very insightful letter. I have read and reread her letter many times, she is correct by saying that people in Ireland know nothing about Israel and life in Israel. This letter has been an eye opener for me.
Dear Editor, I read an article in the latest edition on the new Dunmanway playground. It stated its suitability for ages 2-6yrs. As a local resident and delighted to see the work completed, I am very disappointed with the results. The playground is far from suitable for ages 2-6yrs. I brought my 2 and a half year old daughter there and she wasn’t able to climb the vertical ladder for
Dear Sir I am Irish and have been living in Israel for 30 years. I resent comments and accusations that Irish people make about Israel and what Israel has and hasn’t done. In general readers know very little about Israel.
As an Irish person working in Israel for the past number of years, I am today ashamed to be Irish in Tel Aviv.The Irish people are directing alot of hate to this country, they are very misinformed due to one sided reporting and untruths on the Gaza conflict and in general about Israel. With regards to the issues drawn up by Michael O Sullivan I would like to address them.
Finally it looks like someone is taking the scourge of Japanese Knotweed seriously (re article 12th August). Here in West Cork it’s spreading at an alarming rate. I think almost too late for efficient eradication. Our roadsides and lovely West Cork hedgerows are being eaten up by the stuff. Snave beach is now taken over and it is moving at a rate of knots.