Archive for the Letters to the Irish Times Category
03 Sep

Time to stop moaning?

Posted by Alice Leahy Trust 03 Sep 15 Categories: Letters to the Irish Times, News and Press

Sir, – Thank you for ensuring Kathy Sheridan’s timely words of wisdom were on the front page of your newspaper – “Relentless negativity kills the little shoots of optimism that gets us out of bed every day” (Opinion & Analysis, September 2nd). May I be bold enough to suggest your newspaper might consider printing postcards with the above more...

11 Jun

Vulnerable citizens and advocacy

Posted by Alice Leahy Trust 11 Jun 15 Categories: Letters to the Irish Times, News and Press

Sir, – The letter by Mares Hickey (June 6th) not only highlights her dealings with bureaucracy but has echoed the frustrations of many others and should be studied by those in a position of responsibility. It is truly shocking that advocates are required to ensure that people get what they rightfully deserve. Elderly and vulnerable people, many of more...

19 Dec

Goodwill to all

Posted by Alice Leahy Trust 19 Dec 14 Categories: Letters to the Irish Times, News and Press

Sir, Patsy McGarry’s article on President Michael D Higgins made for welcome reading (“Goodwill to all NGOs, gardai and the church”, Rite & Reason, December 16th). We as a nation appear to be drowning in negativity at every turn. As Mr Higgins said in Ethiopia about missionaries and those working in NGOs, “to me they represent more...

25 Oct

Thinking Anew

Posted by Alice Leahy Trust 25 Oct 14 Categories: Letters to the Irish Times, News and Press

Sir, – Gordon Linney never fails to challenge and inspire (“Compassion – the heart of the ministry of Jesus”, Thinking Anew, October 18th). Commenting on the views of a lecturer on ethics who was reported as saying that compassion would not solve any problems in the NHS, he so rightly notes that “healing is not just about drugs and procedures, more...

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