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Current and former employees of Independent News and Media (INM) and their supporters demonstrating against significant pension cuts at INM in Dublin on Monday

As a great-granddaughter of William Martin Murphy – founder of Independent News & Media (INM) – I and many of his relatives are shocked and disgusted at the behaviour of the board of INM in reference to the pension debacle.

Murphy was a fair and honest man and would never have taken away his workers’ pension rights. As a country we seem to have lost decency in a lot of business behaviour.

Ann Young,
Newcastle,
Co Wicklow.

INM pension scandal (The Irish Times letters page)

Previously: A Curtain Fall

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Amid speculation that Brexit may lead to higher house prices in Dublin, your headline asks “Will Dublin’s property market benefit from the vote to leave EU?”

Your definition of the word “benefit” clearly differs from mine.

Colm O’Connor,
Stoneybatter,
Dublin 7.

Meanwhile.

On the front page of yesterday’s Irish Times

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Thirty.

Two.

Dublin property prices (Irish Times letters page)

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Northern Ireland Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness who called for a ‘border poll’ in the North following the Brexit result

Recent speculation about a referendum in Northern Ireland on reunification of the island has sent a shiver up my spine. A divisive referendum in Northern Ireland alienating both sides further is not what anybody needs right now.

A referendum result in favour of reunification would stress the political system in the South at a time when we need to deal with Brexit in an undistracted way. To paraphrase Augustine of Hippo: Lord, grant me chastity, continence and a united Ireland, but not yet.

Tom O’Rourke,
Gorey,
Co Wexford.

Border poll (Irish Times letters)

Previously: Please Note Your Nearest Exit