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Tuesday, December 29, 2009

'Joy may face human rights court probe - National News, Frontpage - Independent.ie

'Joy may face human rights court probe - National News, Frontpage - Independent.ie: "Sources in Mountjoy say there is a very serious problem with physical and sexual violence in the jail. There are also concerns about rape and sexual violence in the adjoining St Patrick's Institution where young offenders are held."The Prisoners’ Rights Organisation: a case study in grassroots organising, ‘history from below’ & police accountability Date: Thu, 2013-07-04 16:04 The Prisoners’ Rights Organisation (PRO) was founded in the early 1970s. Before its dissolution in the late eighties it was in many ways a unique phenomenon - a small but highly energetic grassroots organisation that consistently called public attention to cases of police brutality and misconduct through varied forms of street protest and media work. This article tells the story of the formation and development of the organisation and the ‘hidden history’ of the PRO’s attempt to make police accountable. The origins of the PRO As the name suggests the PRO was not initially concerned with the gardaí but with prison conditions. In the early 1970s the prison system reached crisis point as more and more people were incarcerated in filthy, badly planned Victorian prisons. As a result Irish jails were convulsed by waves of protest and repression and the PRO emerged from this cycle of resistance. Specifically the organisation’s roots lie in a ‘Prisoners’ Union’ set up in Portlaoise in 1971 following a serious assault on an inmate by a warder. When members of the Portlaoise union were moved on to the Curragh and Mountjoy, prisoners’ unions were established there. Through the unions the prisoners began to document the reality of incarceration and to formulate clear demands for a more humane prison system (34). The demands were publicised outside the prisons by a hastily formed Committee for Prison Reform. In 1972 a number of the prisoners who had been involved in the unions were released and began to work with some of the members of the Committee for Prison Reform which led in 1973 to the formation of the PRO. The organisation was launched publicly in July 1973 at a packed meeting of ex-prisoners and human rights activists. The group soon proved to be extremely active and innovative. In the following months they organised a number of high profile meetings in Dublin at which radical clergymen, Irish and international political activist and trade unionists (35) called on the government to reform the prison system. At the same time they were routinely organising pickets and protests outside prisons and the Department of Justice. Within a couple of years of their inception, the PRO was involved in an enormous number of intiatives and projects. This activity took three forms - practical support and solidarity for prisoners, political agitation and protest, and media and research work. The practical support for prisoners involved a wide range of services and even included running a bus for families visiting inmates, but most frequently involved making legal representations and complaints on behalf of prisoners. The political and media work drew directly on the information gathered while offering practical solidarity to prisoners and was then disseminated both in their own publications and through the mainstream media. However, despite the impressive level of energy shown by the PRO throughout its history, the core group of activists was very small - between 10 and 15 people. Initially it was mainly made up of ex-prisoners and was based solely in the north inner city of Dublin. Over the years the composition of the organising committee of the PRO changed somewhat and despite positioning itself as an explicitly ‘non –political’ organisation it did attract a number of political activists from both inside and outside the community into its ranks, most notably the feminist and socialist Máirín de Burca whose interest in prison reform stemmed from her own experience as an inmate and Joe Costello who was a spokesman for the organisation for several years and later became a Labour TD for the north inner city. However, political activists were never a majority within the organising committee or the group as a whole. Although the core activist group remained small, the PRO did over time spread beyond the north inner city in Dublin and eventually set up another branch in Cork and developed a fairly large active support base of people who would turn up at protests. By the late seventies the PRO had also developed a network of influential contacts in the media and in the legal profession. In 1979 they had the contacts and wherewithal to organise a high profile three-day public commission on the penal system chaired by Seán McBride with extensive submissions from prisoners, academics and legal experts. Remarkably, it was the first review of penal conditions in the history of the state. The event was reported by RTE and the Irish Times and later resulted in the publication of a book (36). According to a campaigner active in the PRO throughout the eighties “letting the public know” by documenting and publicising the reality of everyday life in the prison system was seen internally as one of the central functions of the organisation. Particular attention was given to the personal experience of prisoners and in this respect the PRO can be regarded as part of a serious and sustained attempt to write the history of the criminal justice system in from ‘below’. A key part of this was the regular publication and distribution of the Jail Journal which came out every couple of months. The journal was mainly written by prisoners or ex-prisoners, and the bulk of the publication was concerned with the experience of imprisonment through personal testimonies, poems, reports and analyses. Although in the latter half of the life of the organisation the tone of the journal became a little more formal, it always retained a sense of immediacy and a connection with everyday life. The publication built up a regular circulation in the low thousands by members selling it in pubs and at demonstrations. The PRO tirelessly tried to bring the issues raised in the Jail Journal to the attention of journalists and a number of the stories first carried in the journal later featured in the national media (37). The main publication was the Jail Journal, but the PRO also published a range of other material including a book on how to use prison rules to make legal cases about prison conditions. The organisation also took upon itself to do more ‘academic’ research. It completed socio-economic surveys of young and adult offenders and drew up reports on individual institutions (38). This grassroots research on crime and punishment was completely unprecedented in an Irish context and demonstrated in a systematic way, for those who may have doubted it, that there was a clear link between poverty and imprisonment. Given the emphasis the PRO gave to creating space for prisoners ‘to tell it like it is’ the organisation inevitably found itself getting to grips with and articulating with a whole swathe of problems which had a bearing on prisoners’ lives but which were not directly connected with gaols. So along with prison conditions the Jail Journal often carried articles about social inequality, mental health and the anomalies and idiocies of the court system. In this way the remit of the organisation widened somewhat. As a consequence in the 1980s the PRO even found itself involved in the struggle against the criminalisation of street traders in Dublin’s inner city and it even became one of the first groups to do advocacy work and popular education on the issue of HIV/Aids. The PRO and Garda brutality It is unsurprising then that from very early on in its history the organisation found itself documenting cases of Garda brutality. This would come to the attention of the PRO either through personal contacts or from people who would arrive at the regular committee meetings and give an account of their experience at the hands the police. Advice would then be offered on how to proceed against the police. The PRO would then double check the story and great care was taken to be scrupulously accurate and avoid any exaggeration. If they thought the story was credible they would contact the media and hold a picket at the station where the incident occurred. The stories were written up in the Jail Journal and followed up in various ways either through further protests or through legal means. Significantly the PRO would offer support to the victim right through any legal or complaints process. Eventually policing became one of the major concerns of the PRO and every edition of the Jail Journal prominently included a list of rights when arrested and occasionally carried advice on how to best to deal with the police. In fact one of the highpoints of the PRO’s activity and certainly some of the most visible and angry protests that the PRO was involved in concerned a high profile case of police violence. Eamonn Byrne a 22 year old from the north inner city was shot during a foiled armed robbery in November 1982 on the North Wall. On the morning in question Byrne and two other went to steal the cash from the purser’s office on a B & I ferry docked in Dublin port but when it became clear that the gardaí had foreknowledge of the robbery Byrne and the others decided to abandon their plans. They attempted to flee but failed and Eamonn Byrne was shot while unarmed and on the ground. The gardaí said the shot was discharged accidentally, but it widely believed that his death was suspicious and that the gardaí had set out that morning to settle a score with Byrne . Some of the suspicion and anger created by the death of Eamonn Byrne stemmed from the fact that he was very well known and popular young man in the north inner city who was viewed by many as a Robin Hood sort of character. More importantly though, it was common knowledge that in the months preceding the botched robbery Byrne had approached several organisations including the PRO and the Irish Council for Civil Liberties and made statements that he worried about his safety and that the gardaí had it in for him. In the wake of these events the PRO regularly mobilised hundreds for numerous well attended pickets and demonstrations. Sympathetic articles about Byrne appeared in the mainstream media and although the gardaí were exonerated the PRO had a key role in articulating a community’s concerns and creating media and legal pressure for greater police accountability. Assessing the impact of the PRO on Garda brutality Byrne’s case is in someways representative of the strengths and limitations of the PRO work in general. Looking back over the organisation’s history it is clear that because the PRO was embedded in the community, had a stable organisational structure, enjoyed a network of legal, media and political contacts and above all was willing to provide a public forum for stories of misconduct and brutality it was a uniquely well placed to make the invisible abuse of police power a visible phenomenon (39). Eventually through an accumulation of individual stories the PRO was able to build up a picture of what was happening in custody in a way that had not been done before for ‘non-political’ everyday policing. Specific gardaí, specific stations and particular patterns in behaviour emerged as particularly important through these stories and the PRO was able to link them across time. In some ways the PRO helped construct a collective memory of what was happening in particular stations and see structural patterns which before could be written as ‘anomalies’ or the actions of ‘rogue’ gardaí. Following this up over an extended period of time demonstrated that violent macho cultures flourished in certain stations (40), most often in or at the edge of working class areas, and must have therefore either been encouraged or at least given tacit approval by senior officers. The PRO dissolved in the mid-eighties. According to one of the members of the PRO active at this time this was primarily because drug abuse changed the social dynamics within the communities that PRO was rooted in and led to some of their erstwhile supporters falling away. In retrospect it is difficult to judge how effective the PRO’s work was in making the gardaí more accountable. The PRO never reached, and for various reasons probably could never have reached, the sort of size where their work would have a clearly discernible direct effect on policing (41). However, activity such as regular pickets outside a given police station, the naming of gardaí guilty of brutality in print and the creation of visible networks of solidarity, however hard to measure, is very likely to have had numerous hidden positive effects . What is easier to establish is that that the PRO alongside left wing activists, Republicans and to a lesser extent international NGOs such as Amnesty helped to change, to some extent, the public discourse about policing between the 1970s and 1980s. More importantly still what the PRO demonstrates is that the work of a small committed group of activists, however poorly resourced and however enormous the task they face, can create a new cultural and political space where silenced stories can be aired, elaborated and thought through. And at the very least, through persistent research, protest and media work, the PRO created a powerful chink in the armour of untouchable moral righteousness that continues to contribute so much to the lack of Garda accountability in Ireland.

Man charged with Wicklow murder - The Irish Times - Tue, Dec 29, 2009

Man charged with Wicklow murder - The Irish Times - Tue, Dec 29, 2009: "Mr Dickinson’s counsel Seamus Clarke asked for him to be given protective custody in prison.
Judge Murrough Connellan said protective custody was a matter for the prison governor."THE REASONS PROJECT?

Clerical Whispers: Priest's testimonial refused in court

Clerical Whispers: Priest's testimonial refused in court: "“I don’t want a reference from a parish priest. I have not time for that,” said Judge Browne."OR TDs?

"ENCOURAGECHANGE"paddoconnell8@gmail.com: BIOA : Office of the Ombudsman (Ireland)

http://encouragechange.blogspot.com/2009/03/bioa-office-of-ombudsman-ireland.html: "If they are like the last financial regulator god help us.The three monkeys see nothing hear nothing and for gods'MONEY'sake say nothing,Class inequality."THE REASONS PROJECT?

Victims put pressure on Irish Bishop Drennan to resign - Local & National, News - Belfasttelegraph.co.uk

Victims put pressure on Irish Bishop Drennan to resign - Local & National, News - Belfasttelegraph.co.uk: "The calls come as a second damning report into cover-ups of paedophile priests is now unlikely to be issued."COLLECTIVE ACCOUNTABILITY AND RESPONSIBILITY?THE REASONS PROJECT?

BBC News - DUP First Minister's wife Iris Robinson quits politics

BBC News - DUP First Minister's wife Iris Robinson quits politics: "The Strangford DUP MP, Iris Robinson, is quitting politics after admitting she is battling mental illness."THATS WHEN YOU KNOW WHO YOUR "TRUE"FRIENDS ARE.

Minister admits some mental health hospitals should close - National News, Frontpage - Independent.ie

Minister admits some mental health hospitals should close - National News, Frontpage - Independent.ie: "A MINISTER admitted yesterday that some of the country's mental health hospitals were in an appalling condition and needed to be shut down."AND THIS IS WHERE THEY PUT PEOPLE WHO HAVE GIVEN YEARS TO VOLUNTEERING IN THEIR COMMUNITY,WHEN THOSE SAME PEOPLE FALL ILL FROM THE YEARS OF STRESS AND STRAIN ENDURED BECAUSE OF "THEIR"NEED TO HELP OTHERS.OUR UNHEALTHY MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES?

Sunday, December 27, 2009

YouTube - The Case Against McQuaid

YouTube - The Case Against McQuaid: "Utterly disgraceful and sinful what these men of the cloth, Fianna Fail, Fine Gael, Labour and any other individual who sat in Dail Eireann, the Garda Siocana and the Judiciary are guilty of; so lets organise something and demand that everyone of them are brought to justice for their criminal acts on defenceless children now"AMEN TO THAT.THE REASONS PROJECT?

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Public Inquiry · Who’s watching the watchers?

Public Inquiry · Who’s watching the watchers?: "I read an article once by prof.John Dillon who said special interest groups would thwart any national debate on serious crime that might focus on their inadequacies?It would be interesting to hear auxl.archbishop Eamonn Walsh view on that"IT WOULD HAVE BEEN?THE REASONS PROJECT?

Public Inquiry · What’s new?

Public Inquiry · What’s new?: "At last and about time too.It is refreshing to see that the crusade for justice and truth is comeing from the liberties in the form of father Martin Dolan of the saint nicholas of myra parish francis street dublin 8.This is one of many inner city parishes that have been neglected and abused in relation to constitutional and other rights for decades,Fr.Dolan states according to the gospel that”other people should be put first even if that means your personal reputation or position is at risk”he goes on to say ,people wont challenge one another and they wont point out what they see as wrong(TURNING A BLIND EYE)and thats "PRECISELY" what allowed all of this(ABUSE)To happen in the first place.unquote.So should institutional arrogance or the establishment take precedent to an individuals rights?Are ordinary citizens truly able to exercise their rights if they dont have the money to do so?"THE REASONS PROJECT?

Public Inquiry · Corruption? Not in Ireland

Public Inquiry · Corruption? Not in Ireland: "God played a big part in irish society for a very very long time does that mean we can blame him for all thats wrong in irish society today?What is the purpose of gods image having a “SOCIAL”meaning in this so called modern world,or sean haughey for that matter when he opened a combat poverty agency conference,one observer is quoted as saying”He was speaking,though presumably not from "personal experiance",on the theme of”SOCIAL DISADVANTAGE”."

Public Inquiry · What’s new?

Public Inquiry · What’s new?: "Yeah all the laws are made for the little people,you dont need brains to do what all those people did who created all the modern day tribunals,u just need low friends in high places,The i did nothing wrong brigade,it shows courts and prison for the lower classes,tribunals for those in power and the well connected,there might be a tribunal set up to find out why it is that the prisons since the foundation of the state is only bursting at the seems with those from a working class background,"the causes of crime"is in fact socially engineered,if u check out watching the watchers,and then do an audit over the past sixty,seventy years you will find a connection between todays prison population and all those who were victims of abuse in institutions in this state all those years ago,like wise if u do the same audit on the rulers of times gone by you will find the same names cropping up again and again up to this present day,and its about time someone put a stop to it,i have done my part before i kick the bucket,and hope ex judge kinlan is not prevented from doing his,slan"THE REASONS PROJECT?

Public Inquiry · Search results for whats new

Public Inquiry · Search results for whats new: "Fact: The international financial crisis which resulted in the collapse of the mafia type financial system in Ireland has also exposed the rotten political system for all to see."

Public Inquiry · Be very afraid

Public Inquiry · Be very afraid: "It is alleged "THE FAMILY UNIT" is the natural and fundamental unit in society and is "ENTITLED "to protection by society and the “STATE”?So how come there are two standards of "JUSTICE"?INTERNAL DEMOCRACY WILL NEVER WORK.”SECRECY”WHICH INVOLVES CLASSIFIED CORRESPONDENCE AND INTERNAL MEMOS”is like studying social issues in “ACADEMIC”isolation.here are two examples,regarding MORAL DUTY AND DOUBLE STANDARDS?"

Public Inquiry · Search results for be very afraid

Public Inquiry · Search results for be very afraid: "Janette Byrne describes herself as a nobody (Irish Independent) .
In fact she is more powerful than"?

Public Inquiry · Unanswered questions

Public Inquiry · Unanswered questions: "How it came about that Mr. Shortt was returned for trial on serious criminal charges at the suit of the DPP even though it was conceded in the Court of Criminal Appeal that there was then no sufficient case against him on the documents which had been produced."THE "REAL"REASONS PROJECT???????

Public Inquiry · Who’s watching the watchers?

Public Inquiry · Who’s watching the watchers?: "You havent seen one person from a disadvantaged background been brought before the mahon tribunal.why is that, is it because they dont get the same representation that those who can financially support political parties ?"THE REASONS PROJECT?

Public Inquiry · Criminal prosecution? Depends on who you are

Public Inquiry · Criminal prosecution? Depends on who you are: "Criminal prosecution? Depends on who you are"AND WHERE YOU LIVE.THE REASONS PROJECT?

'Irish Church accused of abuse cover-up ' by BBC - RichardDawkins.net

'Irish Church accused of abuse cover-up ' by BBC - RichardDawkins.net: "It also said that state authorities facilitated the cover-up by allowing the Church to operate outside the law."THE REASONS PROJECT?

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Homeless Focus Group - Focus Groups - Dublin City Community Forum - Dublin.ie

Homeless Focus Group - Focus Groups - Dublin City Community Forum - Dublin.ie: "To facilitate the voice and real experience of homelessness.
To bring the voice of the homeless into places where homeless related decisions are made.
To act as a watchdog and give clear feedback to the Homeless Service.
To facilitate discussion on new solutions to the problems associated with homelessness.
To lobby for more accommodation with supports to help people get off the street"EQUALITY IRISH STYLE.

FitzPatrick got €49,000 fees from docks body - National News, Frontpage - Independent.ie

FitzPatrick got €49,000 fees from docks body - National News, Frontpage - Independent.ie: "DISGRACED banker Sean FitzPatrick is one of two former Anglo Irish Bank directors who pocketed more than €100,000 in fees from the troubled Dublin Docklands Development Authority"

Canny operators who matched up to the bosses - Analysis, Opinion - Independent.ie

Canny operators who matched up to the bosses - Analysis, Opinion - Independent.ie: "Without spilling a drop from his glass, gentle Jack, meek and mild, promptly instructed Dunlop to 'tell that fella to fuck off, and while you're at it, fuck off yourself as well'."EQUALITY IRISH STYLE,FRANK RELEASED FROM PRISON FOR XMAS 2009>

Education in Israel dependent on race, religion, class | Israel | Jerusalem Post

Education in Israel dependent on race, religion, class Israel Jerusalem Post: "The report, compiled by the Adva Center for equality and social justice and entitled 'Segregation, Inequality, and Weakened Leadership,' bases its findings on statistics including class size and budget allotments, as well as academic achievement among the separate branches of Israeli schools. The report found glaring differences between poor and rich Israelis, Jewish and Arab students and Orthodox and secular institutions"

"ENCOURAGECHANGE"paddoconnell8@gmail.com: Statute Barred? - UK Business Forums

http://encouragechange.blogspot.com/2009/08/statute-barred-uk-business-forums.html: "'Surely one case in 1992 does not render the entire Statute Barred law insignificant. Is anyone aware of another case or precedent where the Execution of a Judgement has NOT been awarded on the basis of it being Statute Barred post-1995?'"CONFLICT OF INTERESTS IN STATUE BARRED CASES IN THE IRISH LEGAL SYSTEM?THE REASONS PROJECT.

Dear people: it's time you stood up for abused like me - The Irish Times - Wed, Dec 23, 2009

Dear people: it's time you stood up for abused like me - The Irish Times - Wed, Dec 23, 2009: "Dear people: it's time you stood up for abused like me"THE REASONS PROJECT?

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Prosecutorial Accountability | The Justice Project

Prosecutorial Accountability The Justice Project: "Recent studies reveal that prosecutorial misconduct is a systemic reality within the criminal justice system. In 2003, a study conducted by the Center for Public Integrity found that prosecutorial misconduct was a factor in dismissed charges, reversed convictions, or reduced sentences in at least, 2,012 cases since 1970. In 28 of those cases, involving 32 separate defendants, prosecutorial misconduct led to the wrongful conviction of innocent individuals. In 1999, a national study conducted by the Chicago Tribune found that between 1963 and 1999, the courts dismissed homicide convictions in 381 cases because prosecutors suppressed exculpatory evidence or presented false testimony."THE REASONS PROJECT?
"a href='http://thumbjointpain.net/thumb_pain.php'>Thumb Pain"

Debut novel is straightforward portrayal of the end of innocence on Dublin’s dark streets: ThePost.ie

Debut novel is straightforward portrayal of the end of innocence on Dublin’s dark streets: ThePost.ie: "Jay’s childish innocence and their hopes and dreams are destroyed by the nefarious world of drugs and addiction that lives on their doorsteps. But the author’s determination to write in single-clause sentences and unembellished, flattened prose does leave some genuinely dramatic moments feeling strangely empty and stilted."TO THINK JUDGE FRANK MARTIN WAS REARED IN DUBLINS SOUTH INNER CITY?

Facebook | Paul O'Connell

Facebook Paul O'Connell: "'legal training is a wonderful thing, it enables you to explain the unexplainable, defend the indefensible, and rationalize the irrational'-Howard Zinn"AND OUR OWN HOME -GROWN WHISTLEBLOWER OLIVIA GREENE.NOW WE KNOW WHAT MICHAEL MCDOWELL MEANT WHEN HE SAID "INEQUALITY"WAS A GOOD THING.ROLL ON THE EXPOSURE OF "ALL"THOSE WHO GOT FAST TRACKED "FRIENDSHIP"LOANS.ETC ETC?THE REASON S PROJECT.THE REAL "TRUE"CAUSES OF CRIME?

"Bush Rationale on Libby Stirs Legal Debate" by Adam Liptak, The New York Times | Irish Penal Reform Trust (IPRT)

"Bush Rationale on Libby Stirs Legal Debate" by Adam Liptak, The New York Times Irish Penal Reform Trust (IPRT): "The Libby clemency will be the basis for many legal arguments, said Susan James, an Alabama lawyer representing Don E. Siegelman, the state's former governor, who is appealing a sentence he received last week of 88 months for obstruction of justice and other offenses."

Cross-Domain Receiver Page

Cross-Domain Receiver Page: "Paul Cortez was represented by two low-budget attorneys who were held in contempt of court for missing the first three days of trial. After the trial, it was discovered that Paul’s attorney was being prosecuted on drug smuggling charges by the same District Attorney who was prosecuting Paul."

Public Inquiry · Hutch and Haughey – Two of a kind

Public Inquiry · Hutch and Haughey – Two of a kind: "It’s interesting to observe how RTE treats people like Hutch in comparison to more ‘respectable’ criminals. For example, Miriam O’Callaghan introduced the piece by telling us that people are often outraged at how some individuals seem to be almost immune from prosecution."THE REASONS PROJECT?

Text Only | Irish Examiner

Text Only Irish Examiner: "'There should be no hesitation in taking action against Gardaí responsible for covering up sex abuse crimes committed by the clergy."THE REASONS PROJECT?

Irish News, June 16, 1999

Irish News, June 16, 1999: "Det Insp John O' Mahony said Meehan also told Bowden that Veronica Guerin's car had been stopped at lights on the Naas Road and that The Wig shot her at the lights.
He said Charles Bowden had put his life on the line and had his house burned down because he agreed to give evidence against his former colleagues."THE REASONS PROJECT?INEQUALITY IN THE IRISH LEGAL SYSTEM?

Martin: Is there a paedophile ring? - National News, Frontpage - Independent.ie

Martin: Is there a paedophile ring? - National News, Frontpage - Independent.ie: "An assistant Garda commissioner appointed to review the Murphy report on Friday, is to meet officers from the Garda sexual assault unit this week. The failings of some gardai were amongst the most surprising findings of the Murphy report, with former Garda commissioner Daniel Costigan among those criticised for passing a complaint about a priest to Archbishop John Charles McQuaid."I HOPE MR.O'MAHONEY PUTS THE SAME KIND OF EFFORT INTO INVESTIGATION'S INTO HIS OWN COLLEAGUES AS HE DID INTO A SEX ABUSE CASE HE CALLED TO MY HOME ABOUT,BUT THERE AGAIN THAT INVESTIGATION INVOLVED PEOPLE FROM A WORKING-CLASS BACKGROUND.IT WONT BE GOOD ENOUGH TO SEND A REPORT TO THE GARDA COMMISSIONER AND THEN"MAYBE"TO THE DPP'S OFFICE.SECRECY AND POWER WITHOUT PUBLIC ACCOUNTABILITY JUST DOSENT WORK,AS ALL THE PRESENT,PAST,AND FUTURE TRIBUNALS AND INQUIRIES SHOW.

"ENCOURAGECHANGE"paddoconnell8@gmail.com: 'Joint culpability in abuse scandal'

http://encouragechange.blogspot.com/2009/07/joint-culpability-in-abuse-scandal.html: "'Joint culpability in abuse scandal'?"POWER WITHOUT PUBLIC ACCOUNTABILITY?

Willie O'Dea caught lying to High Court - Page 10 - Politics.ie

Willie O'Dea caught lying to High Court - Page 10 - Politics.ie: "Perjury is a crime. It is as simple as that. If we cannot expect the Ministers of the State to attempt to uphold the law, then what right have we to expect anybody to uphold the law?"CONTEMPT OF COURT LIKEWISE,BUT LIKE EVERYTHING-ELSE IT ONLY APPLIES TO THE LOWER CLASSES.

Primetime Investigates the Bankers - 21/12/2009 - Page 16 - Politics.ie

Primetime Investigates the Bankers - 21/12/2009 - Page 16 - Politics.ie: "They cant go after me, I know where all the bodies are buried'."OLIVIA GREENE SHOULD BE MADE HEAD OF THE REASONS PROJECT?

Cowen denies banking inquiry would implicate Government | IOL

Cowen denies banking inquiry would implicate Government IOL: "Calls for an inquiry have come from the economist Colm McCarthy, new Governor of the Central Bank, Patrick Honohan, and today from the Consumer Consultative Panel."POWER WITHOUT PUBLIC ACCOUNTABILITY?

Monday, December 21, 2009

Sprit2008’s Weblog › Create New Post — WordPress « Sprit2008’s Weblog

Sprit2008’s Weblog › Create New Post — WordPress « Sprit2008’s Weblog: "John and Susan hand formerly cox,lived in no 8 cumberland st,they had a son born on the 27th january 1900,his name was Patrick hand.Mary lee would in years to come meet and marry patrick hand and live in francis st.dublin 8.where they would have five"WONDER DID PATRICK HAND WORK FOR FRANK MARTINS FATHER IN PATRICK ST?ADVERSITY IS A STRANGE CONCEPT AS IS"THE GREY HAIRED MEN"THE REASONS PROJECT?

Judge Frank Martin - Obituaries, Frontpage - Independent.ie

Judge Frank Martin - Obituaries, Frontpage - Independent.ie: "Was born near Patrick Street in the south inner city of Dublin in December 1923. His father was a shopkeeper and publican who subsequently moved to Clontarf, where Frank was brought up and from where he attended Belvedere College."INNER CITY BUT NOT INNER CITY?THE REASONS PROJECT.

February 6th Peggy Flynn – Dalkey 6/2/1966

February 6th Peggy Flynn – Dalkey 6/2/1966: "The soldier, aged 24, freely claimed that he picked up Peggy after a party and strangled her when she asked for more money than the two or three pounds he had agreed to pay her.
Although there were many holes in his story, he was brought to trial in Dublin in a case where the only real evidence against him was his own confession. That wasn’t good enough for the jury, who found him not guilty, thus putting the murder of Peggy Flynn back into the file marked “Unsolved.”"THE REASONS PROJECT?WHO COULD AFFORD A CAR THOSE DAYS?

Irish murders - Dublin.ie Forums

Irish murders - Dublin.ie Forums: "Poor oul Peggy. She only charged 30 bob a go and ended up strangled with her own nylon ! 1966,all over the papers !"So LOURDES DIDENT SAVE HER?THE REASONS PROJECT?

Rate-Your-Solicitor.com Forum / The Church, the Law, and the Government

Rate-Your-Solicitor.com Forum / The Church, the Law, and the Government: "The Church threatened us with legal action when we tried to see a Baptismal Cert. that linked the DPP with one of the family in whose house Niall's body was found. Within hours of Niall's death my Uncle Billy (Niall's brother) called to the house where his body was found and was informed by one of the Flynn family that there had been an argument between two politicians and when Niall stepped in to break it up he was attacked. Billy then went to Tullamore Garda and made a statement to the Gardai. This statement never came out in evidence???"

Rate-Your-Solicitor.com Forum / The Judge, The Lawyer and The DPP

Rate-Your-Solicitor.com Forum / The Judge, The Lawyer and The DPP: "In 1985 my uncle Fr. Niall Molloy was found dead in suspicious circumstances in a friend's house. His body was found in the blood spattered bedroom of Richard and Theresa Flynn in their house in Clara, Co Offaly (Brian Cowen's home town). He lay beside an eight foot long streak of his own blood, his face deeply cut."THE REASONS PROJECT?

ireland.com - The Irish Times - SPECIAL

ireland.com - The Irish Times - SPECIAL: "It is essential that on the very rare occasions when crises of public confidence occur, the evil, if it exists, shall be exposed so that it may be rooted out;"THE GUARDS ARE AWARE THAT SHOULD THE MATTER"ABUSE"SURFACE IN THE SUNDAY WORLD IN TWO OR THREE YEARS TIME ,IT IS INPORTANT FOR THEM TO COVER THEIR TRACKS?

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Irish News, October 17, 1998

Irish News, October 17, 1998: "Re-examined by prosecuting counsel Mr Peter Charleton SC , Sgt Condon said that he had known Ward for eight to 10 years before he interviewed him at Lucan."THE REASONS PROJECT?

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: SISTER XAVIERIA AND "CHILD KILLING" IN GOLDENBRIDGE

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: SISTER XAVIERIA AND "CHILD KILLING" IN GOLDENBRIDGE: "''They got no justice 42 years ago and they got no justice today,' she added.'CRIME AND ITS TRUE CAUSES?"DELAY,DELAY,DELAY???????

Woman 'let down' badly by Garda - The Irish Times - Sat, Dec 19, 2009

Woman 'let down' badly by Garda - The Irish Times - Sat, Dec 19, 2009: "The matter was “disgracefully” not followed up when the file was transferred to Dublin."THE REASONS PROJECT?

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Favorites

Favorites: "THE TRUTH THE WHOLE TRUTH AND NOTHING BUT THE TRUTH SO HELP ME GOD?IRISH MYTH"

Committee Reports - 14 January, 1987 - Report - English

Committee Reports - 14 January, 1987 - Report - English: "The Committee considers that there is a need for some mechanism to be established whereby the public can be assured that the decisions of the DPP are not beyond scrutiny."

Committee Reports - 14 January, 1987 - Report - English

Committee Reports - 14 January, 1987 - Report - English: "In particular, there was widespread public concern about certain decisions taken by the Director of Public Prosecutions not to prosecute in certain instances."THE REASONS PROJECT?

Irish News, February 18, 1998

Irish News, February 18, 1998: "Gardaí could not confirm when the file would be sent to DPP Eamonn Barnes."

End jailing of boys at St Patrick's, say campaigners - The Irish Times - Tue, Dec 01, 2009

End jailing of boys at St Patrick's, say campaigners - The Irish Times - Tue, Dec 01, 2009: "Extending the remit of the Ombudsman for Children to receive individual complaints from children held in St Patrick’s Institution"THE REASONS PROJECT?

"ENCOURAGECHANGE"paddoconnell8@gmail.com: August 2009

http://encouragechange.blogspot.com/2009_08_01_archive.html: "PVCs are traditionally great tools for political patronage (or clientelism). During her time as Justice Minister Nora Owen appointed party hacks to the roles, as one would expect, and the same goes for John O’Donoghue, but with a twist.'WONDER WHAT NORA THOUGHT ABOUT MY WRITINGS,DELIVERED TO HER MALAHIDE HOME BY HAND,WHEN SHE WAS MIN.FOR JUSTICE[LAW]?"THE REASONS PROJECT?

"ENCOURAGECHANGE"paddoconnell8@gmail.com: August 2009

http://encouragechange.blogspot.com/2009_08_01_archive.html: "WHEN EAMONN BARNES WAS THE DPP HE HAD TO APPEAR IN THE HIGH COURT ON 15th APRIL 1991, IT IS ALLEGED FOR FAILING TO COMPLY WITH COURT INSTRUCTIONS[CONTEMPT]THEN ON THE 19th OCT.1992 THE 'STATE'[THE PEOPLE]IN A CASE OF 'ESTOPPEL'PROCEEDINGS WHERE IT WAS ALSO ALLEGED THE STATE DISOBYED A HIGH COURT ORDER FOR DISCOVERY OF DOCUMENTS THAT WAS CRUCIAL TO A PERSONS DEFENCE[CONTEMPT]?ARE THE COURTS SELECTIVE IN WHO THEY HOLD IN CONTEMPT OF COURT?"THE REASONS PROJECT?

"ENCOURAGECHANGE"paddoconnell8@gmail.com: August 2009

http://encouragechange.blogspot.com/2009_08_01_archive.html: "But as the dpp has said in the past himself{he that dosent have to account for decisions comeing from that office?}that the reason for difficulties in relation to the prosecutions of state employees was due to the{late arrival of files}?to his office,with the result that the statue of limitations prevail?????????????.'CRIMEINK,BY JASON O TOOLE.B.KIRVAN DEPT.OF JUSTICE 27/6/2002.WILLIAM BINCHY TRINITY COLLEGE 29/6/1997.MALICE SEC.12 CRIMINAL LAW ACT 1976?LETTERS AND DOCMENTATION TO JUDGE DERMOT KINLEN 8/4/2005."THE REASONS PROJECT?

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Call for prosecution of those behind cover-ups - The Irish Times - Fri, Nov 27, 2009

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Call for prosecution of those behind cover-ups - The Irish Times - Fri, Nov 27, 2009: "Criminal proceedings should be taken, not just against clergy, but against gardaí and health board personnel who knew of paedophile behaviour but did nothing. She described the extent of collusion by State authorities as “shocking”.'
Posted by encourage change at 10:25 AM"

In Short - The Irish Times - Mon, Nov 09, 2009

In Short - The Irish Times - Mon, Nov 09, 2009: "The Director of Public Prosecutions, James Hamilton, will give the first of the Mackey lectures in the Robert Emmet lecture theatre in Trinity College Dublin on November 18th at 7pm on “Freedom of Information, Freedom of Inquiry"THE REASONS PROJECT?

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

The Yes Men - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Yes Men - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: "The poor should eat recycled human waste"THE REASONS PROJECT?

Inequality remains in higher education: Summers | Reuters

Inequality remains in higher education: Summers Reuters: "Inequality remains in higher education:"THE REASONS PROJECT?

Sources: FBI Investigating Joe Arpaio - Phoenix News Story - KPHO Phoenix

Sources: FBI Investigating Joe Arpaio - Phoenix News Story - KPHO Phoenix: "They claim they spoke out against Arpaio, and shortly after, deputies paid them unwelcome visits."He should do well in Ireland.The Reasons project?

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Seanad Éireann - Volume 110 - 20 November, 1985 - Report on Prison Reform: Motion.

Seanad Éireann - Volume 110 - 20 November, 1985 - Report on Prison Reform: Motion.: "What we would like to see is an analysis of the people who are in prison, and I suppose the person who was speaking on [74] the radio would be proven right in saying that "95 per cent of the people who are in prisons would be from the socially deprived areas", whereas I suppose 60 per cent of the crimes would be committed by people who would not be from the lower order in terms of access to means."

Seanad Éireann - Volume 110 - 20 November, 1985 - Report on Prison Reform: Motion.

Seanad Éireann - Volume 110 - 20 November, 1985 - Report on Prison Reform: Motion.: "The hysteria in that group of newspapers to which I referred earlier is entirely directed at the control of society. It is not directed at understanding society. I have spent nearly 20 years lecturing in the area of criminology and the one division I would [58] make between the literature on the subject has been that there are those who set out to understand the "causes" and nature of crime and imprisonment and there are those who want, in fact, effective techniques of control — “control-ology” if you like."THE REASONS PROJECT?

Commission to Inquire into Child Abuse | Volume V - Chapter 2

Commission to Inquire into Child Abuse Volume V - Chapter 2: "Department of Education official wrote a memo for the Minister in "June 1964", which stated:
Managers constantly bemoan the fact that there are insufficient committals to make their schools economical, and this they attribute to the abuse, by District Justice, of the Probation Act. Many Managers feel that the Department should use its position to do something about this. But the Minister could hardly be expected to do anything that could be construed as interfering with the Justiciary (sic) and there is no way to compel courts to resort to committal in preference to the Probation Act."THE REASONS PROJECT?

Legal Ethics Forum: Tigran Eldred: "The Psychology of Conflicts of Interest in Criminal Cases"

Legal Ethics Forum: Tigran Eldred: "The Psychology of Conflicts of Interest in Criminal Cases": "A conflict of interest adversely affected the representation provided"how often does this happen in every-day life?

Monday, December 14, 2009

Public Inquiry · CRH – Immune from the law in Ireland?

Public Inquiry · CRH – Immune from the law in Ireland?: "The DPP decided to take no action."?THE REASONS PROJECT?SIGN THE PETITION NOW.

Section 6 legal notice for squats | libcom.org

Section 6 legal notice for squats libcom.org: "THAT if you want to get us out you will have to take out a summons for possession in the County Court or in the High Court, or produce to us a written statement or certificate in terms of S.12A Criminal Law Act, 1977 (as inserted by Criminal Justice and Public Order Act, 1994)."THE REASONS PROJECT?

Land Value Tax: Unfinished Business, by Emer O'Siochru

Land Value Tax: Unfinished Business, by Emer O'Siochru: "The early governments were negligent in allowing the valuations of land and property - the basis for determining rates charges - to become out of date, perhaps because of the high sensitivity of any inquiry into the value and use of land under the spectre of the Land Commission. The growing inconsistencies and lack of fairness of the antiquated rates assessment system gave an opportunity to first Fine Gael and then Fianna Fáil to make political capital. A 'race to the bottom' ensued which Fianna Fáil won in 1977 by announcing the total abolition of domestic rates. The abolition of rates on farmland and farm buildings followed predictably shortly afterwards in 1984 as the result of a legal challenge."ARE THE IRISH GOVERNMENT GUILTY OF NEGLIGENCE BY THEIR POLICY OF "ACTIVE"ENCOURAGEMENT DURING THE PROPERTY BOOM?THE GALWAY TENT,THE OPPOSITION? ENTRAPMENT?

Digg / encouragechange

Digg / encouragechange: "Trying to encouragechange in order to better the chances in life of the workingclass,as against the present old system of the'greyhaired men'and their golden circle who have already bankrupted Ireland with their corrupt ways."THE REASONS PROJECT?

Sunday, December 13, 2009

The Seamus Ludlow Truth and Justice Campaign.

The Seamus Ludlow Truth and Justice Campaign.: "A local Garda has recently informed the Ludlow family that he believed orders to halt the investigation into the murder came from Dublin."THE REASONS PROJECT?

Bishops are branded 'narcissistic sociopaths' - National News, Frontpage - Independent.ie

Bishops are branded 'narcissistic sociopaths' - National News, Frontpage - Independent.ie: "A priest who suffered sexual abuse has branded bishops and priests who fail to reach out to abuse victims as 'narcissistic sociopaths'."THE SYSTEM,THE GAME,THE REASONS PROJECT?

Mystery of priest's violent end casts shadow over time - National News, Frontpage - Independent.ie

Mystery of priest's violent end casts shadow over time - National News, Frontpage - Independent.ie: "The whole thing has been very frustrating, it's destroying everything we ever believed in, the legal system, and the church and the law and the politicians and our faith in democracy. We would like to find out what exactly happened to Niall and why he was left to die for so long.'"THE REASONS PROJECT?

A woman in the way of a drug baron's ambitions - National News, Frontpage - Independent.ie

A woman in the way of a drug baron's ambitions - National News, Frontpage - Independent.ie: "Cahill had also stolen sensitive files from the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions in Dublin, files which gave the criminal underworld an insight into the workings of the gardai and the prosecutorial system."

The guards and the archbishop « Mac Uaid

The guards and the archbishop « Mac Uaid: "Cooney sums up the affair by saying of Mc Quaid “his contact with the Taoiseach, the Department of Justice and the Garda Síochána ensured that the control he exercised over “official” Ireland was almost total: no minister of state or municipal representative attended the match.”"THE REASONS PROJECT?

"ENCOURAGECHANGE"paddoconnell8@gmail.com: Deaf Forum > Horrors Of St Joseph's School For The Deaf Irel

http://encouragechange.blogspot.com/2009/05/deaf-forum-horrors-of-st-joseph-school.html: "AFTER TODAYS RYAN REPORT IS THE ISSUE FINISHED OR ONLY STARTING?I WONDER IF FINIAN MC GRATH KNOWS AS HE ONCE BROUGHT IT UP IN DAIL,EIREANN.A VOICE FOR THE VOICELESS?"THE REASONS PROJECT?

Oconnellpadd13's Blog

Oconnellpadd13's Blog: "”.”THE “REASON”HE IS NOT AROUND TO DEFEND HIS GOOD NAME AS STATED, IS BECAUSE OF DELAY BY THE EVIL INVISIBLE FORCES”GREY HAIRED MEN”INTO THE “PROPER”INVESTIGATIONS THAT WERE SUPPOSED TO BE CARRIED OUT. I KNOW ALL ABOUT THESE DELAYS?IT IS ALSO A COP-OUT BY THE POWERS THAT BE TO BURY A CASE THATS HIGHLY CONTROVERSIAL"

Oconnellpadd13's Blog

Oconnellpadd13's Blog: "”.”THE “REASON”HE IS NOT AROUND TO DEFEND HIS GOOD NAME AS STATED, IS BECAUSE OF DELAY BY THE EVIL INVISIBLE FORCES”GREY HAIRED MEN”INTO THE “PROPER”INVESTIGATIONS THAT WERE SUPPOSED TO BE CARRIED OUT. I KNOW ALL ABOUT THESE DELAYS?IT IS ALSO A COP-OUT BY THE POWERS THAT BE TO BURY A CASE THATS HIGHLY CONTROVERSIAL"PLUS THE FACT THAT THE MAJORITY OF VICTIMS ARE FROM A WORKING-CLASS BACKGROUND.

"ENCOURAGECHANGE"paddoconnell8@gmail.com: The end of a decade of inquiry - The Irish Times - Sat, May

http://encouragechange.blogspot.com/2009/05/end-of-decade-of-inquiry-irish-times.html: "Justice Delayed Is Justice Denied.M.G.September 2004 Now May 2009?"UNEQUAL SOCIETY AND AN UNEQUAL JUSTICE SYSTEM.

Angry Haughey hit out at garda chief - National News, Frontpage - Independent.ie

Angry Haughey hit out at garda chief - National News, Frontpage - Independent.ie: "His anger can be gleaned from a handwritten note penned to department secretary Peter Berry following a report on the operations of the Garda Criminal Records Office."

Angry Haughey hit out at garda chief - National News, Frontpage - Independent.ie

Angry Haughey hit out at garda chief - National News, Frontpage - Independent.ie: "His anger can be gleaned from a handwritten note penned to department secretary Peter Berry following a report on the operations of the Garda Criminal Records Office."

"ENCOURAGECHANGE"paddoconnell8@gmail.com

http://encouragechange.blogspot.com/search?updated-max=2009-05-25T01%3A45%3A00-07%3A00&max-results=7: "To Quote Susan O'Keeffe'many of the abused were poor without influence or who were not connected to the so-called pillars of the community,priests,politicians,gardi,[the three p's,my quote]they could complain but nobody listened[terry prone jerry ryan etc,etc,etc,].It is no accident that the most vulnerable children are pryed on[grey haired men,my quote]on.The ones with no support systems the'VOICELESS'unquote.it has also been stated that the ryan commission was put under enormous pressure to be committed to keeping secret the identity of the evil abusers,and that those commitments were kept in this report in full?"

"ENCOURAGECHANGE"paddoconnell8@gmail.com

http://encouragechange.blogspot.com/search?updated-max=2009-05-29T12%3A51%3A00-07%3A00&max-results=7: "In sept 1993 two boys were said to have,made, allegations against a school worker in st josephss school for deaf boys cabra,the allegation was of a sexual nature and was described by a dectective garda as being mild."???????
"This case is one of many that a corrupt state feel they dont have to answer for,the reason they feel this way is because they have been getting away with it for decades and those involved are workingclass and from the inner city.It is now a known fact that 'STRESS'kills that the effects of stress has a major bearing on your health,wellbeing,and peoples lives.The disadvantaged[poor]are stressed out from the day they are born till the day they die.The only stress suffered by the middle or upper classes is when they are forced to go before a tribunal of one kind or another,and at that stage they are in their 50s or 60s,So is it any wonder over all these years that it has been claimed that the disadvantaged die younger because of their percived bad habits,smokeing,drinking,etc."
"This case is one of many that a corrupt state feel they dont have to answer for,the reason they feel this way is because they have been getting away with it for decades and those involved are workingclass and from the inner city.It is now a known fact that 'STRESS'kills that the effects of stress has a major bearing on your health,wellbeing,and peoples lives.The disadvantaged[poor]are stressed out from the day they are born till the day they die.The only stress suffered by the middle or upper classes is when they are forced to go before a tribunal of one kind or another,and at that stage they are in their 50s or 60s,So is it any wonder over all these years that it has been claimed that the disadvantaged die younger because of their percived bad habits,smokeing,drinking,etc."
"President Mary Mc Aleese as a lawyer should know that there should be no difference made between those that seen abuses been carried out,read them in private[secret]memos,files,notes,
or heard it in private,they would be all equally guilty by their silence and knowledge of such abuses."
"President Mary Mc Aleese as a lawyer should know that there should be no difference made between those that seen abuses been carried out,read them in private[secret]memos,files,notes,
or heard it in private,they would be all equally guilty by their silence and knowledge of such abuses."

"ENCOURAGECHANGE"paddoconnell8@gmail.com

http://encouragechange.blogspot.com/search?updated-max=2009-06-17T10%3A34%3A00-07%3A00&max-results=7: "THOSE THAT ARE ANGERY BUT INARTICULATE?"KILDARESTREET .COM?

"ENCOURAGECHANGE"paddoconnell8@gmail.com

http://encouragechange.blogspot.com/search?updated-max=2009-07-11T07%3A12%3A00-07%3A00&max-results=7: "WHAT KIND OF SOCIETY ACCEPTS LAWS THAT ALLOW THE POWERFUL TRAMPLE ON THE POWERLESS WITH IMPUNITY?"THE REASONS PROJECT?

"ENCOURAGECHANGE"paddoconnell8@gmail.com

http://encouragechange.blogspot.com/search?updated-max=2009-07-12T13%3A59%3A00-07%3A00&max-results=7: "Judges knew, lawyers knew, teachers knew, civil servants knew childcare workers knew, Gardai knew. Not to know was not an option.'THE THREE MONKEYS SYNDROME,"

"ENCOURAGECHANGE"paddoconnell8@gmail.com

http://encouragechange.blogspot.com/search?updated-max=2009-08-14T10%3A12%3A00-07%3A00&max-results=7: "CERTAIN PEOPLE BEEN SENT TO PRISON FOR CONTEMPT.WHEN EAMONN BARNES WAS THE DPP HE HAD TO APPEAR IN THE HIGH COURT ON 15th APRIL 1991, IT IS ALLEGED FOR FAILING TO COMPLY WITH COURT INSTRUCTIONS[CONTEMPT]THEN ON THE 19th OCT.1992 THE 'STATE'[THE PEOPLE]IN A CASE OF 'ESTOPPEL'PROCEEDINGS WHERE IT WAS ALSO ALLEGED THE STATE DISOBYED A HIGH COURT ORDER FOR DISCOVERY OF DOCUMENTS THAT WAS CRUCIAL TO A PERSONS DEFENCE[CONTEMPT]?ARE THE COURTS SELECTIVE IN WHO THEY HOLD IN CONTEMPT OF COURT?YOU ALSO HAD THE GARDA FERGAL FOLEY CASE?GARDA CHURCH AND RAY MURRAY CASE?THEIR CASE RESULTED IN THE THEN COMMISSIONER PATRICK CULLIGAN MAKING A DIRECTIVE IN A SECRET MEMO 'IN THE INTERESTS OF'JUSTICE',OR GOOD ORDER AND DISIPLINE WITHIN THE GARDI IT 'MAY'BECOME NECESSARY THAT AN'INFORMANTS'IDENTITY BE DISCLOSED?[22/12/1993]KYRON FITZGERALD SUNDAY INDEPENDENT"

The Irish State and the Catholic Church: A history of collusion

The Irish State and the Catholic Church: A history of collusion: "The ‘hear no evil, see no evil, speak no evil’ policy of the IRISH STATE"THE REASONS PROJECT?

Irish government must demand answers from British on murder of Irish citizens | Sinn Féin

Irish government must demand answers from British on murder of Irish citizens Sinn Féin: "The British government's refusal to co-operate with a range of inquiries into state and state-sponsored violence, even inquiries they themselves set up, is symptomatic of a culture of concealment that infects the entire British system. They have obstructed the Saville Inquiry into the events of Bloody Sunday, the Barron Inquiry into the Dublin and Monaghan bombings and have refused to initiate full and independent inquiries in a number of controversial killings. The British government has refused to publish the Cory Report or to act on its recommendations. 15 years after the death of Pat Finucane his family is still waiting for the truth about his death and who sanctioned it. The British government continue to withhold vital inquest evidence in respect of numerous state and state-linked killings in the north."

Irish government must demand answers from British on murder of Irish citizens | Sinn Féin

Irish government must demand answers from British on murder of Irish citizens Sinn Féin: "The British government's refusal to co-operate with a range of inquiries into state and state-sponsored violence, even inquiries they themselves set up, is symptomatic of a culture of concealment that infects the entire British system. They have obstructed the Saville Inquiry into the events of Bloody Sunday, the Barron Inquiry into the Dublin and Monaghan bombings and have refused to initiate full and independent inquiries in a number of controversial killings. The British government has refused to publish the Cory Report or to act on its recommendations. 15 years after the death of Pat Finucane his family is still waiting for the truth about his death and who sanctioned it. The British government continue to withhold vital inquest evidence in respect of numerous state and state-linked killings in the north."THE REASONS PROJECT?

Film tells story of America's famous whistleblower | FAIR

Film tells story of America's famous whistleblower FAIR: "The release of the classified study in The New York Times and in other newspapers triggered one of the most important First Amendment legal battles the country has ever seen and led to a powerful U.S. Supreme Court ruling for freedom of the press."LETS HOPE THEY CAN DO THE SAME WITH THAE VATICAN DOCUMENTS.

Public Inquiry · Unanswered questions

Public Inquiry · Unanswered questions: "I suppose the only response a person can give to unanswered questions above is more unanswered questions,from someone who has experianced and observed the criminal justice system since 1964 who met shan mohangi and many other murderers while still a teenager"THE REASONS PROJECT?

CA Law: Right to Attorney for Civil Litigation | Custody and Abuse, Domestic Violence, Legal | Stop Family Violence

CA Law: Right to Attorney for Civil Litigation Custody and Abuse, Domestic Violence, Legal Stop Family Violence: "California is embarking on an unprecedented civil court experiment to pay for attorneys to represent poor litigants who find themselves battling powerful adversaries in vital matters affecting their livelihoods and families."OUR PUBLIC REPRESENTATIVES WOULD DO WELL TO CONSIDER THIS CONCEPT FOR IRELANDS POOR.

US Court: Victims of Priest Sex Abuse Can Sue Vatican | Abuse by Religious Leader, Child Sexual Abuse, Male Victims | Stop Family Violence

US Court: Victims of Priest Sex Abuse Can Sue Vatican Abuse by Religious Leader, Child Sexual Abuse, Male Victims Stop Family Violence: "'But when this one emerged, we felt this might be a chance, and this survivor had the courage to allow us to take it on,' Anderson said. 'Now, seven years later, here we are. It is really a landmark decision, not just for him, but for kids across the country and maybe worldwide.'"THERE IS NO "MAYBE"ABOUT IT,KEEP YOUR EYE ON THE IRISH COURTS?AND ANY CASES TO DO WITH THE REGLIOUS.

An arch-manipulator tripped up by his own tangled web of lies - Analysis, Opinion - Independent.ie

An arch-manipulator tripped up by his own tangled web of lies - Analysis, Opinion - Independent.ie: "IN THE end, Detective Sergeant John White told so many lies to the Morris tribunal that they eventually backfired."

Feds refuse legal funding to whistleblower diplomat | FAIR

Feds refuse legal funding to whistleblower diplomat FAIR: "The Justice Department is in a serious conflict of interest on this and many other cases. Although its formal mandate is to uphold the law, its lawyers sometimes act as if the goal is to protect the government of the day at all costs"SOUNDS FAMILIAR?

CELTIC MELTDOWN - BANKERS BROKEN TRUST

CELTIC MELTDOWN - BANKERS BROKEN TRUST: "BROKEN TRUST – THE FACTS"

Saturday, December 12, 2009

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Facebook | Impact of Globalization on Small and Medium Scale Industries in Developing Countries.

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Facebook Impact of Globalization on Small and Medium Scale Industries in Developing Countries.: "Go to 'ON RECONCILING IRRECONCILABLES'neo-liberal globalisation and human rights.By Paul O Connell.'"THE REASONS PROJECT?

Guest Contribution: Conway on Compensation for Miscarriages of Justice « Human Rights in Ireland

Guest Contribution: Conway on Compensation for Miscarriages of Justice « Human Rights in Ireland: "The damage done to his business, his family and his mental and physical health."THE REASONS PROJECT?

"ENCOURAGECHANGE"paddoconnell8@gmail.com: President calls for Ryan report prosecutions - The Irish Times - Thu, May 28, 2009

http://encouragechange.blogspot.com/2009/05/president-calls-for-ryan-report.html: "As Michael O'Brien said'they never rang me back'?So Im Quite Shure The new Help Line Number For Abuse Victims Wont Be Lost On The Reglious Orders.'666'3612"WAITING,WAITING,WAITING?

Guest Contribution: Rossa McMahon on Gangland law: Crime Fighting Tool or Gimmick? « Human Rights in Ireland

Guest Contribution: Rossa McMahon on Gangland law: Crime Fighting Tool or Gimmick? « Human Rights in Ireland: "Unnecessary, probably unconstitutional, will “jettison "ancient" rights and rules of evidence” and has been introduced “without any research to support its desirability and without canvassing expert opinion or inviting contribution from interested parties”."THE REASONS PROJECT?

Spread the Word | Center for Constitutional Rights

Spread the Word Center for Constitutional Rights: "One of the most effective ways to take action is to raise awareness around these issues. A surprisingly small number of people know what habeas corpus is, that Chevron was involved in the massacare of Nigerian activists, or that an innocent Canadian citizen was sent to Syria and tortured at the behest of the U.S. government. The more people that know the more resistance there will be."

Stop the Abuse of the State Secrets Privilege | Center for Constitutional Rights

Stop the Abuse of the State Secrets Privilege Center for Constitutional Rights: "Join us today to tell Attorney General Eric Holder to stop abuse of the state secrets privilege to cover up criminal behavior and torture and keep the claims of torture victims out of court."THE REASONS PROJECT?

Peaceseeker99

Peaceseeker99: "'Fear the cry of the oppressed, for there is no barrier between it and God.'"

Friday, December 11, 2009

FOI and the Gardai – The Story

FOI and the Gardai – The Story: "All that is needed for An Garda Síochána to come under FOI is the signature of Finance Minister Brian Lenihan, and some regulations to be implemented. Then we can take our place among such nations as Moldova, Georgia and Azerbaijan as a country that allows citizens to request information from their police force. The Gardai must be brought under FOI as a matter of urgency."INSTEAD OF STRIKEING,DISH THE DIRT?

the gardi and cant comment on individual cases - Google Search

the gardi and cant comment on individual cases - Google Search: "CANT COMMENT ON INDIVIDUAL CASES?]"THE REASONS PROJECT?

the gardi and cant comment on indiviual cases - Google Search

the gardi and cant comment on indiviual cases - Google Search: "Should be restricted, by law to the facts as uncovered by Gardi. ... an upset grieving individual to bring accusations against someone which cannot be proven in law. ..."THE GAME?

Crime, a child of need or greed? - Indymedia Ireland

Crime, a child of need or greed? - Indymedia Ireland: "The single greatest crime within society today is of such complexity that it would require at least a whole book unto itself to start to unravel it all in its genius, its deviousness and its total and utter evilness"ITS CALLED THE GAME?

Third Assault in Mountjoy Prison leads to Death of Inmate - Indymedia Ireland#comment176491

Third Assault in Mountjoy Prison leads to Death of Inmate - Indymedia Ireland#comment176491: "The Department of Justice response is to appoint bureacratic leaders such as
John Fitzgerald (Moyross)."THE REASONS PROJECT?

The Boys of Baraka | San Francisco Film Festival

The Boys of Baraka San Francisco Film Festival: "Mavis Jackson tells her Black male Baltimore high school audience that they have three options by the time they reach age 18: “An orange jumpsuit and bracelets, a black suit in a brown box or a black cap and gown.” Eighty percent of Baltimore’s African American boys drop out of high school, with 50 percent of them ending up in jail"

How Ireland Betrayed its Innocent Children

How Ireland Betrayed its Innocent Children: "The most complete explanation of the "SYSTEM" that has shamed us before the world and the society that allowed it all to happen"THE REASONS PROJECT?

Memorial to abuse survivors must be dignified – and angry : The God Squad

Memorial to abuse survivors must be dignified – and angry : The God Squad: "The centrepiece is a reconstruction of the padded cells used in Irish prisons for emotionally disturbed inmates"?

UN-Truth » Irish Survivors of Child Abuse – report finally published “sides almost completely” with the victimst

UN-Truth » Irish Survivors of Child Abuse – report finally published “sides almost completely” with the victimst: "Even worse than the official indifference and efforts to avoid accountability, was the effort to break a person’s soul and spirit through humiliation."

Áras an Uachtaráin - Speeches

Áras an Uachtaráin - Speeches: "Without that connectedness chances are we will not flourish as we could and should and that the fullness of our lives will be tangibly diminished"

The Needle and the Damage Done

The Needle and the Damage Done: "Voices From An Irish Prison is the title of a powerful new collection of writings by inmates of Mountjoy Prison."

RTÉ.ie Entertainment: Inside Man by Philip Bray

RTÉ.ie Entertainment: Inside Man by Philip Bray: "Others not so humorous, tales of genuine human tragedy such as prisoners driven to crime due to poverty or inmates ending their lives, unable to cope with life on the inside."

"ENCOURAGECHANGE"paddoconnell8@gmail.com

http://encouragechange.blogspot.com/: "Despite the Minister for Children appearing to acknowledge the failures of our childcare services and the need for greater transparency, there is still obsessive secrecy about these issues.”'HE WAS WORKING-CLASS THATS WHY HIS TRAGIC CASE IS SHROUDED IN SECRECY,IF HE WAS FROM A MIDDLE--CLASS BACKGROUND THE MEDIA WOULD BE HOLLERING FOR AN INQUIRY.THEY SAY GOD WORKS IN MYSTERIOUS WAYS,SO MAYBE FR.BRIAN DARCY[SW]WILL TAKE AN INTEREST IN SOMEONE WHO HADENT GOT VIP STATUS?"EQUALITY?

Judge lashes rule sending prisoners on ’scenic detours’ | Digital Life in the Irish Midlands

Judge lashes rule sending prisoners on ’scenic detours’ Digital Life in the Irish Midlands: "Judge lashes rule sending prisoners on ’scenic detours’
February 25, 2009
By Tom
Bizarre regulation ‘a waste of money’
By Eimear Ni Bhraonain"ITS THE "REASONS PROJECT"EIMEAR?

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Public Inquiry · Consequences of religious indoctrination

Public Inquiry · Consequences of religious indoctrination: "I resent suggestion that I or other abuse victims are out for revenge"

Prison Blog - Genpop.org: From The Innocence Project

Prison Blog - Genpop.org: From The Innocence Project: "Our work doesn’t end when clients leave prison. This year, our social work team worked with 40 people recently freed from prison, easing their adjustment to life after exoneration and helping them secure housing, jobs, transportation and health services."THE REASONS PROJECT?

DALIY TRIUMPH-Equality before the law in Nigeria: Myth or reality? (I)

DALIY TRIUMPH-Equality before the law in Nigeria: Myth or reality? (I): "While those elements of society that profit from their positions of power and privilege would resist change and fight for retention of the advantages accruing to them as a result of their positions, the under-privileged and disadvantaged, on the other hand, would continue to demand a change in the status quo and dream of a new society which would herald equality of status and opportunity"THE CANALS PROJECT RIALTO.

Article: A TD who chaired an Oireachtas committee was paid '4,000 per meeting -- on top of his Dail salary. - Irish Independent (Dublin, Republic of Ireland) | HighBeam Research - FREE trial

Article: A TD who chaired an Oireachtas committee was paid '4,000 per meeting -- on top of his Dail salary. - Irish Independent (Dublin, Republic of Ireland) HighBeam Research - FREE trial: "Fianna Fail's Noel Treacy got paid '21,000 as chairman of the Joint Committee on the Implementation of the Good Friday Agreement."?

[Budget 2010] Should the Gardai be stripped of their Allowances? - boards.ie

[Budget 2010] Should the Gardai be stripped of their Allowances? - boards.ie: "The members of An Garda Síochána in 2008 totalled €215 million, according to a list of 46 expenses types and their costs supplied by the Department of Justice, Equality and Law Reform. Is this way over the top?"

Public sector cuts are vital - whether we like it or not... - Gerry O'Carroll, Columnists - Herald.ie

Public sector cuts are vital - whether we like it or not... - Gerry O'Carroll, Columnists - Herald.ie: "Despite the rhetoric of the Garda Representative Association there is, realistically, little that the leadership of that organisation can do to affect this outcome."

No express prohibition on right of gardaí to strike - The Irish Times - Wed, Dec 09, 2009

No express prohibition on right of gardaí to strike - The Irish Times - Wed, Dec 09, 2009: "The prospect of a Garda strike is by no means unprecedented. Even before the force was fully deployed in 1922, significant numbers mutinied over pay and conditions. In the “Macushla Revolt” of the 1960s, some gardaí in Dublin engaged in a work-to-rule as a means of protest on pay and conditions. Also there was the “blue flu” protest in the 1990s."DIRECTIVES?THE REASONS PROJECT?

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Alternatives to 'slopping out' unsuitable, court hears - The Irish Times - Wed, Dec 09, 2009

Alternatives to 'slopping out' unsuitable, court hears - The Irish Times - Wed, Dec 09, 2009: "Brian Purcell was giving evidence in the continuing action by former IRA prisoner Seán Mulligan (58), who is suing the State over the “slopping out” regime in Portlaoise, claiming it breached his rights under the Constitution and European Convention on Human Rights"

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

The Irish government don't want you to know about - Indymedia Ireland

The Irish government don't want you to know about - Indymedia Ireland: "The Irish government's best kept secret"

Jailhouselawyer's Blog: The ‘bash a prisoner’ crusade

Jailhouselawyer's Blog: The ‘bash a prisoner’ crusade: "I am one of the very few politicians who can say I have been there and done my time; and I can categorically assure any politician that prison policy is not working; it is making the situation worse."THE REASONS PROJECT?

Jailhouselawyer's Blog: Should the prison authorities punish prisoners who blog?

Jailhouselawyer's Blog: Should the prison authorities punish prisoners who blog?: "“Why are the prison authorities using the concept of risk to the public as a means to punish and silence prisoners freedom of expression to criticise the regime?”."

Prisoner wins phone rights case - Telegraph

Prisoner wins phone rights case - Telegraph: "A PRISONER today secured a legal victory for jail inmates after he won the right to talk to journalists on the telephone on 'matters of legitimate public interest'."

Jailhouselawyer's Blog: Should the prison authorities punish prisoners who blog?

Jailhouselawyer's Blog: Should the prison authorities punish prisoners who blog?: "The position for serving prisoners in the UK was pretty much the same, with the authorities seeking to silence prisoners from speaking out until the Human Rights Act 1998 provided the opportunity to challenge the status quo"

Sabrina Dent: Pixel Pushing Ireland » GoDaddy + Hoder = Outrageous

Sabrina Dent: Pixel Pushing Ireland » GoDaddy + Hoder = Outrageous: "Yes, that’s exactly the real issue here: my whining."THAT MAKES TWO OF US?

Sabrina Dent: Pixel Pushing Ireland » About

Sabrina Dent: Pixel Pushing Ireland » About: "I am much more likely to change my spelling than change my thoughts"FAIR PLAY TO YOU.

Public Inquiry · Who’s watching the watchers?

Public Inquiry · Who’s watching the watchers?: "I wish to extend my deepest sympathy to judge dermot kinlens family on the death of a fearless and honest human being.he will be truly missed by the marginlaised and disadvantaged in irish society.it will be a test of brian lenihans honesty and conviction to see if he replaces judge kinlens role as inspector of prisons and places of detention with someone that has the same courage and conviction to expose the truth as to what really goes on in what is called the”system”a system that judge kinlen said thrives on a mindset of obsession with power,control and secrecy"THE REASONS PROJECT?

ENCOURAGECHANGE.

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: "'Dr Ursula Kilkelly, chair of the Irish Penal Reform Trust, said the continued detention of boys at St Patrick’s was inappropriate and not in compliance with international human rights standards.'"REPETITIVE?CLASS-INEQUALITY.

ENCOURAGECHANGE.

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: "'The abused who had their cases decided by the Redress Board are at present legally prevented from speaking or writing about their experiences.'THE REASONS PROJECT?"CENSORSHIP ON THE INTERNET?

ENCOURAGECHANGE.

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: "'ENCOURAGECHANGE.: “TESTING THE WATER HERE ON PUBLIC REPRESENTATION FOR THE ORDINARY JOE SOAP.WE ALL KNOW WHAT KIND OF REPRESENTATION THE FAT CATS AND GOLDEN CIRCLE GET.
I HAVE A PETITION ON FACE BOOK’THE REASONS PROJECT’IN CONJUNCTION WITH CHANGE.ORG.IM NOW REQUESTING ALL POLITICIANS AND REPRESENTATIVES, SENATORS ETC, TO SIGN THIS PETITION.THANK YOU’”THE REASONS PROJECT?'THIS WAS DELETED FROM KILDARESTREET.COM?"WHAT GOES AROUND COMES ROUND?THE REASONS PROJECT?BE NICE TO EACH OTHER?

Ben Rattray | Change.org

Ben Rattray Change.org: "I'm the founder of Change.org. I started this journey because I had little way of translating my passion for a cause into effective action, and I hope we can deepen engagement in social issues and empower people to make a difference in their communities and the world around them."AT LEAST YOU DONT CENSOR YOUR SITE, NOT LIKE SOME AGRESSIVE GOBSHITES IN IRELAND WHO THINK THEY ARE E-MAIL(HARDMEN)BULLIES,BUT WHAT GOES AROUND COMES AROUND?

Murphy Report – Prosecute the guilty and seperate church & state | Joe Higgins.eu

Murphy Report – Prosecute the guilty and seperate church & state Joe Higgins.eu: "It is clear that key sections of the political and judicial establishment are happy to apply a different standard of the law to the Catholic Church."

Monday, December 7, 2009

Strange Justice

Strange Justice.THE REASONS PROJECT?

Victims suffer in silence rather than face grinding justice system - Analysis, Opinion - Independent.ie

Victims suffer in silence rather than face grinding justice system - Analysis, Opinion - Independent.ie: "Victims suffer in silence rather than face grinding justice system"THE REASONS PROJECT?

Quotes from Irish Times - News, photos, topics, and quotes

Quotes from Irish Times - News, photos, topics, and quotes: "The long-term process whereby people who are marginalised or living in poverty work together to identify their needs, create change, exert more influence in the decisions which affect their lives and work to improve the quality of their lives, the communities in which they live, and the society . . ."

MindFreedom International: Mental Health Rights and Alternative Mental Health — MFI Portal

MindFreedom International: Mental Health Rights and Alternative Mental Health — MFI PortalTHE REAL CAUSES OF MENTAL HEALTH ARE ROOTED IN SOCIAL INJUSTICE.IRELANDS UNHEALTHY MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES?

Church 'lied without lying' - The Irish Times - Thu, Nov 26, 2009

Church 'lied without lying' - The Irish Times - Thu, Nov 26, 2009: "The concept of “mental reservation” which allows clerics mislead people without believing they are lying."IT SEEMS TO APPLY TO ALL IRISH INSTITUTIONS?

No. 14/1997: CRIMINAL LAW ACT, 1997

No. 14/1997: CRIMINAL LAW ACT, 1997: "Where a person has committed an arrestable offence, any other person who, knowing or believing that the offence or some other arrestable offence has been committed and that he or she has information which might be of material assistance in securing the prosecution or conviction of an offender for it, accepts or agrees to accept for not disclosing that information any consideration other than the making good of loss or injury caused by the offence, or the making of reasonable compensation for that loss or injury, shall be guilty of an offence and shall be liable on conviction on indictment to imprisonment for a term not exceeding three years
(2) No proceedings shall be instituted for an offence under this section except by or with the consent of the Director of Public Prosecutions"THE REASONS PROJECT?

Response to clerical child abuse report - The Irish Times - Mon, Dec 07, 2009

Response to clerical child abuse report - The Irish Times - Mon, Dec 07, 2009: "The Battered Child, dealing with the physical abuse of children. This was well received internationally. Sadly, his lecture in 1980 was received in total silence by the professional audience"WHATS NEW?

Listening exercise proves a success with gardaí and youths - The Irish Times - Mon, Dec 07, 2009

Listening exercise proves a success with gardaí and youths - The Irish Times - Mon, Dec 07, 2009: "They know the amount of times they stop me they are pissing me off. They are waiting for me to do one thing they want so they can drag me down to the station."NEMO DEBET ESSE JUDEX IN PROPRIA CAUSA?THE REASONS PROJECT?

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Sunday World Cover Story - Front Page News

Sunday World Cover Story - Front Page News: "She was also upset that she had been mocked and criticised by certain newspapers as a wannabe celebrity"AND THEN YOU HAVE HOW THE WORKING-CLASS ARE TREATED IN THIS "EQUAL"SOCIETY?

HaloScan.com - Comments

HaloScan.com - Comments: "The owner of the club, himself a former garda, yesterday denied the allegation. However, a number of gardai have already been disciplined for working as night-club security, Supt John Farrelly of the Garda Press Office confirmed. No details of individual cases were available."THE REASONS PROJECT?

Sligo Weekender - 2004/08/31: Murder mystery dies with priest

Sligo Weekender - 2004/08/31: Murder mystery dies with priest: "“It is sad that this allegation is now coming against him when he is not in a position to defend his good name but I have great sympathy for the Connolly family and hope their pain will come to an end”."THE "REASON"HE IS NOT AROUND TO DEFEND HIS GOOD NAME AS STATED, IS BECAUSE OF DELAY BY THE EVIL INVISIBLE FORCES"GREY HAIRED MEN"INTO THE "PROPER"INVESTIGATIONS THAT WERE SUPPOSED TO BE CARRIED OUT. I KNOW ALL ABOUT THESE DELAYS?IT IS ALSO A COP-OUT BY THE POWERS THAT BE TO BURY A CASE THATS HIGHLY CONTROVERSIAL.PUT THE REASONS PROJECT IN PLACE AND PUT AN END TO ALL THIS SO CALLED DELAY.FR.BRIAN D'ARCY SAID "I DO NOT WANT TO SAY ANYTHING ABOUT FR.COLUMBA AS HE IS NOW DEAD"HE ALSO SAID IF THERE WAS A COVER UP[BERNIE CONNOLLY CASE)I WOULD BE DEEPLY SHOCKED AND HORRIFIED.HAS HE READ THE MURPHY REPORT?

Murder case Gardai hit a Berlin-like wall of silence - National News, Frontpage - Herald.ie

Murder case Gardai hit a Berlin-like wall of silence - National News, Frontpage - Herald.ie: "Forty years have now passed but very important questions remain unanswered."MAKES YOU WONDER ABOUT ALL THOSE MISSING PERSONS?THE REASONS PROJECT.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Guide to the Report

Guide to the Report: "The Inquiry's View on the Adequacy of An Garda Siochana's response to Allegations"THE REASONS PROJECT?

Parliamentary Debates (Official Report - Unrevised) JOINT COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION AND SCIENCE Thursday, 23 March 2006 - Page 2

Parliamentary Debates (Official Report - Unrevised) JOINT COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION AND SCIENCE Thursday, 23 March 2006 - Page 2: "It shall be the first duty of the Government of the Republic to make provision for the physical, mental and spiritual well-being of the children, to secure that no child shall suffer hunger or cold from lack of food, clothing or shelter but that all shall be provided with the means and facilities requisite for their proper education and training as citizens of a free and Gaelic Ireland"THE REASONS PROJECT?

The Dublin Review

The Dublin Review: "Counsel advised that a bishop would have a duty in law to withdraw such a priest from his duties if it were possible that there was a basis for the complaint."?

Ferns report details Garda complicity in sex abuse whitewash - National News, Frontpage - Independent.ie

Ferns report details Garda complicity in sex abuse whitewash - National News, Frontpage - Independent.ie: "Chief Superintendent Doyle intervened personally in the case of Fr Jim Grennan, a senior Parish Priest in the diocese who made girls from his confirmation class sexually fondle him at the altar of his church."

Dáil Éireann - Volume 464 - 01 May, 1996 - Written Answers. - Child Abuse Cases.

Dáil Éireann - Volume 464 - 01 May, 1996 - Written Answers. - Child Abuse Cases.: "Information on the average time lapse between the reporting and investigation of a child abuse allegation is not available."?

Friday, December 4, 2009

garda corruption corruption in office of dpp - Indymedia Ireland

garda corruption corruption in office of dpp - Indymedia Ireland: "investigating the assets of the garda siochana"THE REASONS PROJECT vs THE GOLDEN THREAD?

Ryan chairman in row over cost of child abuse inquiry: ThePost.ie

Ryan chairman in row over cost of child abuse inquiry: ThePost.ie: "The abuse inquiry refused to pass on confidential information sought by Buckley’s audit team during its work, citing ‘‘the commercial sensitivity of the inquiry’s negotiations’’ with lawyers."

garda corruption corruption in office of dpp - Indymedia Ireland

garda corruption corruption in office of dpp - Indymedia Ireland: "The association of prosecutors in the hague this week will be informed of the activities of the office of the so called independent dpp."THE REASONS PROJECT?

Thought and Action: Corruption is 'rife' among gardaí

Thought and Action: Corruption is 'rife' among gardaí: "A Dublin-based garda has complained about 'internal corruption' within the force and the Garda Representative Association (GRA) has backed up the officer's assertion that gardaí can be promoted through nepotism rather than ability."THE REASONS PROJECT?

Murphy Report – Prosecute the guilty and seperate church & state | Joe Higgins.eu

Murphy Report – Prosecute the guilty and seperate church & state Joe Higgins.eu: "It is clear that key sections of the political and judicial establishment are happy to apply a different standard of the law to the Catholic Church"?

Reasons to go on Living

Reasons to go on Living: "Welcome to The Reasons to go on Living Project. We are collecting the stories of people who have attempted or seriously contemplated suicide but now want to go on living. The Project will study and share these anonymous stories for research, education and inspiration."

Public Inquiry · Calls for bishop to resign a bit over the top?

Public Inquiry · Calls for bishop to resign a bit over the top?: "No child of Dave O’Connell’s has ever been raped by a priest, no bishop has ever provided protection for a priest that raped a child of Dave O’Connell’s."YES,REMBER MC DOWELL WHEN HIS SON GOT A SLAP,THE REASONS PROJECT?CAN YOU BE OBJECTIVE WHEN ITS OTHER PEOPLES "CHILDREN"OR FAMILY?

Patrick Kennedy's Orders from the Vatican and the Abuse Scandal | dagblog.com

Patrick Kennedy's Orders from the Vatican and the Abuse Scandal dagblog.com: "But the idea that their own autocratic approach to leadership, their lofty unaccountability, might be near the root of the problem is beyond them. The tacit principle that the bishops are to judge and not to be judged is deeply embedded in the institutional culture of the current Church."AND IN A LOT OF INSTITUTIONS IN IRELAND.THE REASONS PROJECT?

Abuse report: Cover-up clerics likely to get off the hook - National News, Frontpage - Independent.ie

Abuse report: Cover-up clerics likely to get off the hook - National News, Frontpage - Independent.ie: "And the report found paedophile priests got away with decades of horrific child sex abuse because the hierarchy was given a form of immunity by gardai."THE REASONS PROJECT?

Catholic Church sex-abuse: Fr Denis Daly, Sydney

Catholic Church sex-abuse: Fr Denis Daly, Sydney: "Back in Ireland, Peter became demoralized by the evasiveness of the Irish church authorities. And this was supposed to be a process of mediation. His health began to deteriorate. Peter was admitted to a psychiatric unit, suffering repeated bouts of mental illness."POWER,SECRECY,CORRUPTION,THE REASONS PROJECT?

Thursday, December 3, 2009

SAOIRSE32 :: July :: 2005

SAOIRSE32 :: July :: 2005: "The department, he said, was obsessed with power, control and secrecy."JUST LIKE THE CLERGY?THE REASONS PROJECT?

Kinlen fired parting shot on jails weeks before death - National News, Frontpage - Independent.ie

Kinlen fired parting shot on jails weeks before death - National News, Frontpage - Independent.ie: "Senior government and prison officials should face proceedings for criminal wrongdoing."THE REASONS PROJECT?

Kinlen fired parting shot on jails weeks before death - National News, Frontpage - Independent.ie

Kinlen fired parting shot on jails weeks before death - National News, Frontpage - Independent.ie: "accused named officials of being guilty of criminal wrongdoing by failing to protect at-risk prisoners and operating sub standard conditions at the prisons"THE REASONS PROJECT?

Garda highly secretive, says law expert - The Irish Times - Fri, Dec 04, 2009

Garda highly secretive, says law expert - The Irish Times - Fri, Dec 04, 2009: "For as long as such basic information is kept secret, transparent governance and accountability will remain elusive and the Garda will continue to be one of the most secretive police forces in the western world,”"THE REASONS PROJECT?

Garda 'a secretive police force' - National News, Breaking News - Herald.ie

Garda 'a secretive police force' - National News, Breaking News - Herald.ie: "At a conference in the University of Limerick the criminal law expert said the Gardai had retained an institutional approach to secrecy."JUST LIKE THE CLERGY?

RTÉ News: Gardaí a 'secretive' police force

RTÉ News: Gardaí a 'secretive' police force: "Gardaí a 'secretive' police force"THE REASONS PROJECT,AND THE "GOLDEN"THREAD?

Govt: Gardaí will be bound by Freedom of Information Act | BreakingNews.ie

Govt: Gardaí will be bound by Freedom of Information Act BreakingNews.ie: "Information Commissioner Emily O’Reilly has again demanded police files be opened to Freedom of Information investigators in line with international standards."THE REASONS PROJECT?

Gardai 'will be forced to open their files' - National News, Frontpage - Independent.ie

Gardai 'will be forced to open their files' - National News, Frontpage - Independent.ie: "Gardai 'will be forced to open their files'"THE REASONS PROJECT?

Garda files may lose exemption from Freedom of Information Act - National News, Frontpage - Independent.ie

Garda files may lose exemption from Freedom of Information Act - National News, Frontpage - Independent.ie: "Garda files may lose exemption from Freedom of Information Act"THE REASONS PROJECT?

» The Crisis of Global Capitalism: Contextualizing the Oromo Struggle ---- Gadaa.com Oduu – News

» The Crisis of Global Capitalism: Contextualizing the Oromo Struggle ---- Gadaa.com Oduu – News: "I wish to focus on global capitalism and its crisis. Globalization is fundamentally altering politics, economic processes, social forces, and terrains of struggle everywhere."

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

BISHOP OF CLOYNE: DPP Was Sent 4 Files On Priests But No Charges Brought

BISHOP OF CLOYNE: DPP Was Sent 4 Files On Priests But No Charges Brought: "A Garda investigation began under Supt McPolin, who was routinely transferred to another Garda division a few months later. The investigation continued under Supt Pat McCarthy."IS THIS THE NORM?

Article: THE Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) has admitted that his office may be exposed to legal challenges following his decision to tell families why some killing cases are not prosecuted. It could also lead to judicial orders to reconsider a decision, he said. - Irish Independent (Dublin, Republic of Ireland) | HighBeam Research - FREE trial

Article: THE Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) has admitted that his office may be exposed to legal challenges following his decision to tell families why some killing cases are not prosecuted. It could also lead to judicial orders to reconsider a decision, he said. - Irish Independent (Dublin, Republic of Ireland) HighBeam Research - FREE trial: "THE Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) has admitted that his office may be exposed to legal challenges following his decision to tell families why some killing cases are not prosecuted. It could also lead to judicial orders to reconsider a decision, he said."

Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions

Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions: "The Director makes decisions independently of all other bodies and institutions, including both the Government and the Garda Síochána, and decisions are taken free from political or other influence"THE REASONS PROJECT?

Untitled Document

Untitled Document: "Reading through the Crimen protocol for handling abuse cases, Mr. Shea said, it is evident that the intent is to absolve the offending priest and send him on what the document calls a “pious pilgrimage” but what he called a “vacation,” and to shut up the complainant."

Irish Times: End jailing of boys at St Patrick's, say campaigners | Irish Penal Reform Trust (IPRT)

Irish Times: End jailing of boys at St Patrick's, say campaigners Irish Penal Reform Trust (IPRT): "Dr Ursula Kilkelly, chair of the Irish Penal Reform Trust, said the continued detention of boys at St Patrick’s was inappropriate and not in compliance with international human rights standards."

Release of child abuse reports - Indymedia Ireland

Release of child abuse reports - Indymedia Ireland: "The abused who had their cases decided by the Redress Board are at present legally prevented from speaking or writing about their experiences."THE REASONS PROJECT?

Oconnellpadd13's Blog

Oconnellpadd13's Blog: "ENCOURAGECHANGE.: “TESTING THE WATER HERE ON PUBLIC REPRESENTATION FOR THE ORDINARY JOE SOAP.WE ALL KNOW WHAT KIND OF REPRESENTATION THE FAT CATS AND GOLDEN CIRCLE GET.
I HAVE A PETITION ON FACE BOOK’THE REASONS PROJECT’IN CONJUNCTION WITH CHANGE.ORG.IM NOW REQUESTING ALL POLITICIANS AND REPRESENTATIVES, SENATORS ETC, TO SIGN THIS PETITION.THANK YOU’”THE REASONS PROJECT?"THIS WAS DELETED FROM KILDARESTREET.COM?

Priest apologises for rant against Revenue | BreakingNews.ie

Priest apologises for rant against Revenue BreakingNews.ie: "After his latest settlement, he told the Irish Daily Star that Revenue chiefs were the “biggest shower of b****rds on the planet” and claimed they had blood on their hands as they had driven three people he knew to suicide"?
"After his latest settlement, he told the Irish Daily Star that Revenue chiefs were the “biggest shower of b****rds on the planet” and claimed they had blood on their hands as they had driven three people he knew to suicide"?

RTÉ Player: Would You Believe?

RTÉ Player: Would You Believe?REAL HUMAN CHANGE?

RTÉ Player: Would You Believe?

RTÉ Player: Would You Believe?REAL HUMAN CHANGE?

RTÉ Player: Would You Believe?

RTÉ Player: Would You Believe?REAL HUMAN CHANGE?

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Just not enough evidence… « I'm Laila Yuile, and This Is How I See It

Just not enough evidence… « I'm Laila Yuile, and This Is How I See It: "There are no words to express my disgust at this travesty of justice"

Public Inquiry · Catholic child abuse: Nothing changes in a corrupt state

Public Inquiry · Catholic child abuse: Nothing changes in a corrupt state: "Catholic child abuse: Nothing changes in a corrupt state"

Bertie Ahern lashes out at detractors - Times Online

Bertie Ahern lashes out at detractors - Times Online: "One person is said to have been plotting feverishly to destroy Bertie Ahern’s career, “working overtime” to bring him down — and the former taoiseach reckons he knows who it is"THE REAL REASONS PROJECT???????

Removefiannafail - Stitched up

Removefiannafail - Stitched up: "Mrs O'Toole spoke of the family's annoyance after two garda inspectors failed to tell her that a man arrested near the scene was a garda. She said that an inspector said a man had been breathalysed and was found to be under the legal limit."?

Gombeen Nation

Gombeen Nation: "It is believed details from hundreds of internal and top secret garda reports may have been leaked"?

Irish News, July 11, 1998

Irish News, July 11, 1998: "Meanwhile, frustrated by the refusal of the DPP, Eamonn Barnes, to explain why dangerous driving or manslaughter charges were not brought against the garda, the Jones family are planning to consult their solicitor about taking a civil suit"THE REASONS PROJECT?

Monday, November 30, 2009

Censor The Internet - Controversial Debate and Discussion Forums Launched

Censor The Internet - Controversial Debate and Discussion Forums Launched: "Every person can have their voice heard, regardless what the content of the topic is on these forums"THE REASONS PROJECT?

John Handelaar

John Handelaar: "I'll tell you that several identifiable members of the Dáil and Seanad are among the signers-up. I won't tell you who they are or what they're tracking."THE REASONS PROJECT?
"Yet while we are often aware that such Terms of Service exist, very few of us know and understand what they actually say"MORE SO IF YOUR ONLY AN INTERNET NOVICE?

It is said that stone walls do not...: 11 Jun 2009: Dáil debates (KildareStreet.com)

It is said that stone walls do not...: 11 Jun 2009: Dáil debates (KildareStreet.com): "padd o'connell
Posted on 26 Nov 2009 3:10 pm
This comment has been deleted"IT PROVES THAT NOT MUCH HAS CHANGED?MY PETITION IS STILL ON FACE BOOK IF POLITICIANS WANT TO SIGN IT.
IT MUST HAVE BEEN THE WORD"REPRESENTATION"THAT DID IT.THE ORIGINAL COMMENT IS STILL TO BE FOUND ON MY OTHER BLOGS.THE REASONS PROJECT?

Former Education Ministers 'not made aware' of abuse

Former Education Ministers 'not made aware' of abuse: "In sept 1993 two boys were said to have allegations against a school worker in st josephss school for deaf boys cabra,the allegation was of a sexual nature and was described by a dective garda as being mild.management did not advise the worker of the full details until march 1995.prior to this allegation the worker had taken actio against these two"THE REASONS PROJECT?

'Legal corruption' high in absence of accountability - The I

'Legal corruption' high in absence of accountability - The I: "They The Government Are The Only Ones That Can Create Real Change,Whatever Change Is Needed For The Good Of Everyone[not the do as i say and not what i do brigade]Can Only Be Achieved By The Legislators And Not The Courts."THE REASONS PROJECT?

"ENCOURAGECHANGE"paddoconnell8@gmail.com: RTÉ News: Tribunal shown phone records between Dermot Ahern and Murphy Junior

http://encouragechange.blogspot.com/2009/07/rte-news-tribunal-shown-phone-records.html: "RTÉ News: Tribunal shown phone records between Dermot Ahern and Murphy Junior.SHURE WE ALL FORGET THINGS EVERY NOW AND AGAIN?"THE REASONS PROJECT?

Public amorality same as it ever was - The Irish Times - Tue, Nov 10, 2009

Public amorality same as it ever was - The Irish Times - Tue, Nov 10, 2009: "That culture of corruption made regulation impossible, encouraged the toleration of large-scale white-collar criminality and sustained an untouchable elite whose arrogance and recklessness were inflated to fatal proportions."THATS WHY WHEN DERMOT AHERNE LOOKED UP EVERY TREE IN NORTH DUBLIN COULD FIND N OTHING ON HIS COLLEAGUE RAY BURKE?

Bishops lied and covered up « McBrolloks

Bishops lied and covered up « McBrolloks: "Bishops lied, cheated and covered up, almost as a matter of course, in a display of relentless cynicism spanning decades."DONAL MURRAY AS AN AUXILIARY BISHOP FOR DUBLIN INVESTIGATED COMPLAINTS ABOUT FR.THOMAS NAUGHTON BUT FOUND NOTHING?

Detective cries as he apologises to mistreated sisters | BreakingNews.ie

Detective cries as he apologises to mistreated sisters BreakingNews.ie: "Detective cries as he apologises to mistreated sisters"THE REASONS PROJECT?

Ex-garda lifts lid on decades of child abuse in Gaeltacht - National News, Frontpage - Independent.ie

Ex-garda lifts lid on decades of child abuse in Gaeltacht - National News, Frontpage - Independent.ie: "'Breaking the Silence'"MY GOD MY GOD WHY DID OUR CONSTITUTION FORSAKE US?

Sunday, November 29, 2009

The Jesuits flocked into Ireland before the invasion of the "Invincible" Armada!! The Jesuits in Ireland

The Jesuits flocked into Ireland before the invasion of the "Invincible" Armada!! The Jesuits in <b style="color:black;background-color:#ff9999">Ireland</b>: "The Irish Government, however, was not quite so ecstatic about Fr. Flanagan'scriticisms of its child care institutions. Fianna Fail's Gerry Boland, the then Minister forJustice, responded angrily. In Dail Eireann, on 23rd of July 1946, he accused Fr.Flanagan of using 'offensive and intemperate language' concerning 'conditions aboutwhich he has no firsthand knowledge.' (Father Flanagan's Legacy, p. 107)."THEY WERENT THEN AND ARE NOT NOW.