Mica Scandal: Don’t think about the law, dig deep and save the builders

Like many others, I assumed that builders were the best people to construct buildings. In Ireland most of these operators are members of the Construction Industry Federation (CIF). Yet none of them noticed the rice crispie blocks they used crumbled in their hands, or understood the legal requirements for safe, fireproof, and habitable shelters.

broken any laws? Was nobody insured? Doesn’t the CIF have a role to play in monitoring the behavior of its members? Stand up to the taxpayer: Don’t think about the law, dig deep and bail out the builders along with the bankers and bondholders.

Eugene Tannam

Dublin 24

Truth the real lottery when it comes to the fate of lottery money

Spin the wheel. The National Lottery’s advertisements tell us that more than 90 percent of the money goes back to the community. They even have a lie detector to prove it.

Wow. Except that the C&AG report found that over a seven-year period since 2015, 98 percent of €124 million in unclaimed winnings were used to promote the lottery’s own advertising. In other words, it spent €122 million promoting its own wares. wow again

Only in the land of taxable lazy bricks could this type of advertising slip through the rather wide net of what is accepted as truth in official Ireland. We are waiting for the usual duck. “It’s Putin/Sinn Féin’s fault.”

John Cuff

Dunboyne, Co Meath

Who will punish the central bank for its role in the great crash?

Now that the Bank of Ireland’s Central Bank regulator has fined it millions of euros, I was just wondering who
is to slap a similar fine on that
Central Bank, for carrying on during the financial crisis?

John Coleman

Dublin 14

Champagne remains on hold on Irish unity issue

The sanest thing I read about a united Ireland was Ellen Coyne’s article in Saturday’s edition Irish Independent, her line in particular: “Support for Irish unity is always strong in theory, but can fluctuate once costs are mentioned.”

We all love the idea of ​​being one country, but don’t make me pay for it. Even if there are now more Catholics than Protestants in the North, that doesn’t necessarily mean that they want to join us.

Many of them have very nice lifestyles and are quite happy with the current situation. In my opinion, reunification will only be possible if more than 80 percent of the North are in favor of it, and that is a long way off.

Over the years I have had this discussion about a united Ireland and I hear more negative than positive comments about the Norse, as if they were a different kind of people ‘up there’. I thought Colm Meaney’s comment that unionists would agree to a reunion under Mary Lou missed the mark. Look at the current stalemate in the North, where Sinn Féin is the leading party and has been unable to form a government for six months. What does Colm think will change?

Let’s talk about it – but don’t rush to buy the champagne just yet.

Donough O’Reilly

Stillorgan, Dublin

The PM doesn’t like to answer questions

To be fair to Liz Truss, I haven’t (at least) heard her answer a question with that old-fashioned, “I’m glad you asked me that” cliché. No doubt because very often it is not.

Tom Gilsenan

Beaumont, Dublin 9

Will blaming Russia keep me warm this winter?

As we move into another phase of government control in our lives over when and how we can conserve energy by turning off our lights and heaters, I hope it’s now safe to stop washing our hands every 30 seconds.

It’s just that it’s a bit difficult for me to keep up when I don’t know whether I’m coming or going. Will blaming Russia keep me warm in the coming winter? I need answers, even comforting lies, to give me hope.

Robert Sullivan

Bantry, Co. Cork

The media shuts down when it comes to “gay STDs.”

The media seems to have lost interest in monkeypox since the WHO declared it a sexually transmitted disease almost exclusively affecting gay men. Difficult to find out.

dr Michael Foley

Dublin 6

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