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Letters – Green Paper on Energy Policy

Dear Editor,   May I draw your readers’ attention to the closing date of 31st July for submissions on the Green Paper on Energy Policy in Ireland? We are fortunate to live in a democracy where we are all given the opportunity to contribute to national policy. Once the closing date has passed, that opportunity will have passed, and we will be bound by the regulations that derive from the

Letters – Beara YFG giving youth a voice

BEARA Young Fine Gael is the first youth political party within Beara, and within West Cork for decades and decades. It was founded by Wayne O’Sullivan and Noel Harrington TD, who was the first TD to be elected from the Beara Peninsula, of which we are very proud. This party has not been set up to follow in the path of others but instead create our own path and lead

Letters – Farmers dependent on fair prices

To date Minister Coveney has resolutely refused to tackle issues relating to the prices received by farmers whether it is for beef, liquid milk, potatoes or vegetables.  The future of farming is dependent on farmers receiving a fair price for their products.   This year farmers getting a CAP payment of between €5,000 and €50,000 will see a reduction in their Single Farm Payments of up to €450, with farmers

Letters – who pays for the economic crisis?

Dear Editor,   On May 6th 11 other EU countries announced their plans to introduce a Financial Transaction Tax but Ireland was not among them. Minister Noonan and our Government failed to participate had they done so we would have at least got out of jail from the water charges. The half a billion euro a year they hope to raise in water charges could be got by the stroke

Letters – Water charges will rise

Dear Editor,   What we have not been told about Irish Water is that the €240 per year water household charge will rise quickly to €600/700 per annum when the Government will stop providing the €537 millions to them. It will throw Irish Water into a self financing situation or to put it simply, Government will abandon Irish Water and force the company to hike charges or leave households without

Letters – Is fraud too complex for juries?

Dear Editor,   For the first time in the history of Banking crisis somebody in an authoritative role in this country pointed the finger in the direction of the Financial Regulator. The Tax payers have paid for several reports into the crisis and now seven years on,we have one direct point of wrong doing at the top of the Regulatory chain.  

Letters – Water Charges

Dear Editor,   What we have not been told about Irish Water is that the €240 per year water household charge will rise quickly to €600/700 per annum when the Government will stop providing the €537 millions to them. It will throw Irish Water into a self financing situation or to put it simply, Government will abandon Irish Water and force the company to hike charges or leave households without

The benefts of fish farming

Dear Sir,   I refer to the letter carried by your paper this week by Alec O’Donovan of Save Bantry Bay entitled ‘opposition to fish farming’ and wish to respond.   Marine Harvest’s recent meeting with the Irish Government, to which the author refers, was held to discuss the many jobs and opportunities open to Ireland through the global growth of aquaculture. Another item on the agenda was how Ireland

Letters – opposition to fish farming

History repeats itself. Just as theologians of old tailored science to back their leader’s beliefs, today the Marine Institute tailors their research to back Minister Simon Coveney’s agenda.   In publishing papers stating sea lice have little impact on wild salmon, the Marine Institute positioned themselves in direct opposition to all other international research studies on the topic to date. This begs the question, why is the Marine Institute going

Letters – need for climate change legislation

Dear Editor,   Michael McCarthy TD and Diarmuid Cohalan are to be congratulated for raising the issue of climate change and the challenge it presents for all of us. It is encouraging to see that there is now broad political agreement on the need for climate change legislation. The level of interest is reflected in over forty submissions being made to the Oireachtas by groups and individuals on the Climate