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# Letter

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2022
# Letter
Fifa ask World Cup teams to 'focus on the football'
‘Please do not allow football to be dragged into every ideological or political battle that exists.’
# Sabina Higgins
'Time to move on' from Sabina Higgins letter controversy, says Taoiseach
Taoiseach says the Irish Government position is that Russia should withdraw, but says ‘peace is something we all want’.
# border bill
Oireachtas committee writes to NI Secretary over concerns regarding new Brexit border rules
The new rules are due to come into force in 2025.
# Qualifier
IRFU finally close to publishing controversial Ireland Women report
The report was initially set to be released in January.
All time
# Family
Pope warns of 'demographic winter' and advises married couples to use 'please, thanks and sorry'
Francis has acknowledged how some relationships may have become strained during lockdown.
# response
IRFU expresses disappointment and 'refutes the overall tenor' of women's letter
The union views the letter as “outside interference” during the two ongoing reviews into women’s rugby.
# meghan
UK Mail on Sunday publisher loses appeal over Meghan letter to her estranged father
“This is a victory not just for me, but for anyone who has ever felt scared to stand up for what’s right.”
# forced adoption
Woman's signature forged on letter saying nuns from Mother and Baby Home 'deserve a medal'
The survivor saw the letter, written in 1980, for the first time last month.
The survivor saw the letter, written in 1980, for the first time last month, Órla Ryan reports
"I think ye should all be presented with a medal for your fantastic work," the letter states
The woman believes her late mother wrote the letter praising the nuns, pretending to be her
Denying adopted people access to their birth certs 'could re-traumatise them'
O'Gorman 'welcomes' new report that contradicts findings of Mother and Baby Home Commission
# Letter
Group of Social Democrats members call for party leadership contest
A statement from the Social Democrats parliamentary party says it is “united” behind the current co-leaders.
# Letter
National Maternity Hospital doctors concerned 'misinformation' could delay relocation project
Campaigners say the clinicians are “overly optimistic” about governance concerns.
# Investigation
Investigation launched after threatening letter sent to family of George Nkencho
Gardaí will fingerprint the letter for evidence.
# Liveline
'I know you'll be very sad but I'll always be with you': Woman wrote letter to sister before dying from Covid-19
“Yours is the hardest letter to write, how can I put into words how much I love you.”
# Letter
HSE's Reid admits 'tensions' with CMO over testing capacity but says 'we're on the same page now'
“There are tensions with many issues,” HSE CEO Paul Reid said this morning.
# You've Got Mail
'You've got a friend in me': Tom Hanks sends letter to bullied boy called Corona
The Hollywood star also sent a Corona-brand typewriter to the boy.
# Open letter
Arts Council to meet three people who signed letter about bullying and harrassment in sector next week
Nearly 200 people signed an open letter to the Arts Council and the Department of Culture recently.
# impeachment
Trump says Salem 'witches' were better treated than he has been in impeachment process
In a letter sent on the eve of his expected impeachment, the US President has maintained that he did nothing wrong.
# clear the air
Mayo GAA's millionaire benefactor apologises for 'bad publicity' in open letter
Tim O’Leary has been involved in a dispute with the county board over sponsorship in recent times.
# Remittances
Minister writes to Grealish asking him to clarify 'apparent ethnic basis' of Nigerian money statement
The Galway West TD singled out Nigeria while raising questions in the Dáil about money being sent out of Ireland.
# Ennis
Judge 'blue in the face' over lack of resources for addiction clinics after reading 'cry for help' letter
Judge Gerald Keys made his comment after reading from a Kilrush man facing assault charges.
# statement
Prince Andrew says he had no knowledge of Jeffrey Epstein's behaviour
Since Epstein’s death, Prince Andrew has come under intense scrutiny over his relationship with the disgraced US financier.
# Brexit
Simon Coveney conveys 'disappointment' with Boris Johnson's four-page letter on Brexit
Donald Tusk has re-iterated the EU’s commitment to the backstop.
# caretaker government
Jeremy Corbyn urges parties to make him caretaker PM to defeat no-deal Brexit
Corbyn has called on opposition leaders to support a Labour caretaker government.
# Letter
Fifa and Uefa 'seriously concerned' over government interference on FAI
The FAI announced that they received a joint letter from the governing bodies today.
# Housing Crisis
Government denies UN claim that housing in Ireland is 'unaffordable'
A letter from the UN said private housing investment has impacted security of tenure for renters.
# overnight trips
Tusla denies trying to close down Scouting Ireland 'in one fell swoop'
The organisation said a letter sent to the CEO of Scouting Ireland was not meant to enter the public domain.
# Abbey Theatre
Abbey and theatre makers to meet as 100 more sign letter of 'concern and dissatisfaction'
The signatories of the letter, and representatives of the theatre and the Arts Council. will also appear before an Oireachtas committee tomorrow.
# sex abuse scandal
Pope Francis warns of 'crisis of credibility' following church sex abuse scandal
In an eight-page letter, the pope hit out against attempts to regain church prestige through “marketing”.
# STATE PAPERS 2018
Imprisoned Gerry Conlon slams 'judicial terrorists' in 1988 letter to Haughey
By 1988, The Guildford Four had served over 13 years in prison having been handed down life sentences.
# Leo Varadkar
Bethany Home survivors 'shocked' to receive first letter from a Taoiseach 'in 20 years'
The group, who all lived in the Protestant mother and baby home, hope the letter will lead to some progress in their case.
# Gay Rights
Diplomatic pressure results in Tanzania stating anti-gay crackdown is not government policy
Amnesty International reports that ten men have been arrested since last week’s announcement.
# Money Money Money
Spending by the Office of the President to be scrutinised next week
The Secretary General of the Department of An Taoiseach has warned the committee it could be in breach of the Constitution.
# Your Say
Poll: Does the Pope's letter go far enough?
Yesterday the Pope wrote a letter to all Catholics insisting that “no effort must be spared” to prevent instances of clerical abuse from happening.
# ministers and elders
Ministers 'hurt' over Presbyterian Church in Ireland's hardline stance on same-sex couples
Over 200 ministers and elders of the Church signed a letter outlining their feelings over decisions made at its 2018 General Assembly.
# Melbs
Letter from Melbourne: Wallabies struggle for attention in AFL country
Joe Schmidt’s Ireland squad have been working towards rebounding on Saturday.
# Pope Benedict
Vatican communications chief quits over row about letter written by retired pope
Monsignor Dario Vigano was accused of manipulating a private letter written by Benedict XVI about Pope Francis.
# Mayday
European pilots group calls for Ryanair boss Michael O'Leary to resign
Ryanair said that the group in question had “no legal standing or validity”.
# Scare
'Vanessa & my children are safe': Trump Jr's wife unhurt after opening letter containing white powder
The New York Fire Department said it treated three patients who were then taken to a hospital for evaluation.
# in shite
'You wouldn't get this in the Third World' - locals up in arms over state of roads in Munster town
Tipperary Town may share the name of its county, but the standard of its roads is “no advert for the place” says one local.
# Windsor Castle
Begging clampdown urged ahead of royal wedding
Simon Dudley, the leader of the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead, wrote to the local police chief.
# sorting centre
More than 35 million letters will pass through the Dublin Mail Centre this month - here's how they do it
Step inside the Dublin Mail Centre.