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Sunday, February 28, 2010

Decade of Fas funding to come under scrutiny - Irish, Business - Independent.ie

Decade of Fas funding to come under scrutiny - Irish, Business - Independent.ie: "As a result Fas "MAY" be required to repay funds granted by the commission."

Childhood abuse linked to adult depression--study | TheMedGuru

Childhood abuse linked to adult depression--study TheMedGuru: "Emotional stress during childhood due to negligence, physical and emotional ill-treatment, sexual abuse, exploitation, pressure by parents and peers, tension because of poor performances at school and comparison with siblings or friends can result in potentially harming the child’s health, development and dignity."

Gardai lose vital crime resources to Sargent probe - National News, Frontpage - Independent.ie

Gardai lose vital crime resources to Sargent probe - National News, Frontpage - Independent.ie: "Gardai lose vital crime resources to Sargent probe"

Untitled Document

Untitled Document: "We "ENCOURAGE" and help people who come to us to avail of statutory services and to obtain their entitlements; to place a value on themselves; to develop a sense of self esteem and avoid dependence on private charity."

Untitled Document

Untitled Document: "We tried. But the 'system' has become so depersonalised that we must continue to demand we treat people as people and treat outsiders like John with some respect."

Untitled Document

Untitled Document: "'Daily we meet people who are outsiders in our world, so often misunderstood by society."

RTÉ Television - Would You Believe - Wasting Time with People

RTÉ Television - Would You Believe - Wasting Time with People: "Wasting Time with People. The word homelessness sounds self explanatory, but in relation to people who either sleep rough or use hostels and night shelters, homelessness is merely a symptom of a more deep-seated set of problems. For this reason, the solution is more complex and difficult than just the provision of housing."YES ALICE THIS COUNTRY DOES NEED A "DEBATE"ON HOMELESSNESS AND THE TRUE CAUSES OF CRIME?

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Who Gets Wrongly Convicted and Why

Who Gets Wrongly Convicted and Why: "Who Gets Wrongly Convicted and Why"

EU Commission exposes its true colours with support for NAMA | Joe Higgins.eu

EU Commission exposes its true colours with support for NAMA Joe Higgins.eu: "Consider, for example, the recent case that went before Justice Kelly in the High Court of the development land in Athlone, valued at €31 million at the height of the boom now valued at €600,000, a multipe of the so called ‘hair cut’ being applied by NAMA. While this is an extreme case, if it transpires that it is emblematic of even a significant minority of the properties earmarked for NAMA, taxpayers will face an unimaginable burden."

Rate-Your-Solicitor.com Forum / John Gill's Letter to the Minister for Justice

Rate-Your-Solicitor.com Forum / John Gill's Letter to the Minister for Justice: "On the year of an election Minister, we have started a campaign to expose to the wider world how CORRUPT our Legal and Judicial System really is at the very highest level, and I mean judges of the Supreme Court of Ireland, Judges of the High Court of Ireland, Judges of the Circuit Court of Ireland who AID and ABET Solicitors, Barristers & Counsel who have prepared "False Sworn Affidavits", altered and distorted Legal Contracts to benefit themselves in the theft of money and property, while knowing full well that this is a serious "Criminal Offence", and knowing full well until the very recent past that there were Judges on the Bench at the very highest level who were willing and would support them come hell or high water."THE REASONS PROJECT?THE REAL CAUSES OF CRIME?WHOS WATCHING THE WATCHERS?

'Legal corruption' high in absence of accountability - The Irish Times - Tue, Mar 03, 2009

'Legal corruption' high in absence of accountability - The Irish Times - Tue, Mar 03, 2009: "IRELAND SUFFERS high levels of “legal corruption” because of the Government’s failure to make political parties, large corporations and government bodies more publicly accountable, a new report has claimed."

Dempsey fails to retract verbal attack on activist - National News, Frontpage - Independent.ie

Dempsey fails to retract verbal attack on activist - National News, Frontpage - Independent.ie: "Mr Beades won a case he took against Dublin Corporation, which ultimately cost the taxpayer an estimated €1m in legal fees."I WOULD BE MORE INTERESTED INTO WHAT A FORMER EASTERN HEALTH BOARD SPOKESMAN SAID ABOUT ALLEGATIONS MADE BY THE(OCONNELL ST DANCING LADY)THAT HERSELF AND HER HUSBAND WERE UNLAWFULLY COMMITTED TO SAINT BRENDANS MENTAL HOSPITAL.QUOTE"MRS.DUNNES STORY WAS SUBSTANTIALLY CORRECT,BUT REFUSES DUE TO PATIENT CONFIDENTIALITY,TO GO INTO ANY FURTHER DETAILS OF THE CASE?DO I SMELL A CALL FOR ANOTHER PUBLIC INQUIRY OR TRIBUNAL?

Friday, February 26, 2010

Jon Slattery: Heather Brooke

Jon Slattery: Heather Brooke: "Highlighted the way MPs and Speaker Michael Martin tried to "Block her Freedom of Information requests" at every turn and the entrenched culture of official secrecy"MIRROR MIRROR ON THE WALL WHAT COUNTRY IS MOST CORRUPT OF THEM ALL?

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Gardaí to investigate Sargent letters, O'Dea perjury claim - The Irish Times - Wed, Feb 24, 2010

Gardaí to investigate Sargent letters, O'Dea perjury claim - The Irish Times - Wed, Feb 24, 2010: "Mr Murphy said one will investigate the circumstances surrounding “the recent public disclosure correspondence addressed to an Garda Síochána at Balbriggan Garda station”."THE REASONS PROJECT?

Women used as 'laboratory rats' - News, frontpage - Drogheda-Independent.ie

Women used as 'laboratory rats' - News, frontpage - Drogheda-Independent.ie: "'THE only thing we want a smell or taste of is the truth,"

Scientists find first physiological evidence of brain's response to inequality

Scientists find first physiological evidence of brain's response to inequality: "It's long been known that we humans don't like inequality, especially when it comes to money. Tell two people working the same job that their salaries are different, and there's going to be trouble"TELL BILL CULLEN?

The Culture of Control: Crime and ... - Google Books

The Culture of Control: Crime and ... - Google Books: "It is not just crime that has changed; society has changed as well, and this transformation has reshaped criminological thought, public policy, and the cultural meaning of crime and criminals. David Garland's The Culture of Control offers a brilliant guide to this process and its still-reverberating consequences."

The laughing policemen: 'Inaccurate' data boosts arrest rate - Crime, UK - The Independent

The laughing policemen: 'Inaccurate' data boosts arrest rate - Crime, UK - The Independent: "The revelations highlight growing concerns about a burgeoning target culture among enforcement agencies and local authorities seeking to bolster figures and income with so-called soft arrests and fines on otherwise law-abiding members of the public."THE REASONS PROJECT?

RTÉ News: DPP criticised by appeal court judge

RTÉ News: DPP criticised by appeal court judge: "The presiding judge, Mr Justice Adrian Hardiman, today criticised the actions of the Director of Public Prosecutions. It emerged today that a crucial document produced by the Garda authorities last Friday had been in the DPP's office since October 2000."WHAT A YEAR TO REMEMBER?

Official Google Blog: Serious threat to the web in Italy

Official Google Blog: Serious threat to the web in Italy: "It attacks the very principles of freedom on which the Internet is built."

Livingstone wants Garda murder probe examined by ombudsman - National News, Frontpage - Independent.ie

Livingstone wants Garda murder probe examined by ombudsman - National News, Frontpage - Independent.ie: "Livingstone wants Garda murder probe examined by ombudsman"

Irish Examiner - 2007/04/23: Garda Fallon murder - Public must insist on a full inquiry

Irish Examiner - 2007/04/23: Garda Fallon murder - Public must insist on a full inquiry: "Public must insist on a full inquiry"THE REASONS PROJECT?

About The Center for Public Integrity | Our Mission

About The Center for Public Integrity Our Mission: "The mission of the Center for Public Integrity is to produce original investigative journalism about significant public issues to make institutional power more transparent and accountable"

Harmful Error - The Center for Public Integrity

Harmful Error - The Center for Public Integrity: "January 1999, the Chicago Tribune published a five-part series of articles that found, in the paper's own words, 'nearly 400 cases where prosecutors obtained homicide convictions by committing the most unforgivable kinds of deception. They hid evidence that could have set defendants free. They allowed witnesses to lie. All in defiance of the law. Prosecutors swear to seek the truth but instead many pursue convictions at any cost. The premium is on "winning", not justice.'"THE REASONS PROJECT?

'It Just Takes One Man'

'It Just Takes One Man': "His historic victory in a British High Court not only landed him on the front pages of London newspapers, it laid bare a pack of government lies, bribes and secret deals that leaves even cynical conspiracy buffs agog."GOOD vs PURE EVIL?

Facebook | Padd O'connell

Facebook Padd O'connell: "You constantly analyze the deeper meaning of all that occurs in your life. You are on a never-ending journey to find your purpose in life. You are able to see through the surface of situations and the facades that people often carry. You are observant and non-judgmental.... Your creative and thoughtful mind enhances your chosen and natural talents. You feel deeply and passionately about everything that you do. Your life is about the pursuit of knowledge, understanding, and answers. You have a great depth to your heart and mind that some may find intimidating and others will be drawn to."

Victims Of The Legal Profession Society

Victims Of The Legal Profession Society: "Support group for the many victims of the corrupt legal system in Ireland (including solicitors and barristers), with Case Histories written by victims"THE REASONS PROJECT?

RTÉ News: Sargent contacted senior garda over case

RTÉ News: Sargent contacted senior garda over case: "The Garda Commissioner has appointed a senior officer to investigate how the letter to a garda in Balbriggan came into the public domain."

garda coruption,

garda coruption,: "a man has been cleared of all charges relating to the omagh bo.mbings, the 3 judges ruled that all statements were inadmissable due to the fact that statements taken were falsified, therefore all the evidence was tainted..2 gardai were charged with forgery and perjury they were both' cleared'.
the garda ombudsman is in for a busy time, between willie o dea losing his job over garda lies, trvor sargant resigning because gardai allegedly leaked paperwork to the media, gardai allegedly been suspended because of links to organised crime, gardai in donegal ruining peoples lives through false accusations and planting evidence..wonder whats nxt."THE REAL REASONS PROJECT?

Rawls' Mature Theory of Social Justice: A Introduction for Students

Rawls' Mature Theory of Social Justice: A Introduction for Students: "'Freedom of thought and liberty of conscience;"THE REASONS PROJECT?

Natural Law in Irish Jurisprudence | Legal Trends Network - legaltrends.net

Natural Law in Irish Jurisprudence Legal Trends Network - legaltrends.net: "Natural law has been invoked in Irish Constitutional jurisprudence, ultimately creating rights not specifically mentioned in the text of the Constitution."

The Judge in Ireland by Dr Eamonn G. Hall, Solicitor and Notary Public

The Judge in Ireland by Dr Eamonn G. Hall, Solicitor and Notary Public: "Studies on the judiciary in Ireland agree that the political affiliations have played a significant part in the preferment of persons to the Irish Bench"THE REASONS PROJECT?

Judge tells teens “write to Santy” in case of Xmas jail - Athlone Advertiser - February 19, 2010.

Judge tells teens “write to Santy” in case of Xmas jail - Athlone Advertiser - February 19, 2010.: "“write to Santy before that"?

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

The College View » Journalism graduate accused of plagiarising Irish Times article

The College View » Journalism graduate accused of plagiarising Irish Times article: "When contacted by the College View in relation to the incident, Doyle declined to comment."THE REASONS PROJECT?

"ENCOURAGECHANGE"paddoconnell8@gmail.com

http://encouragechange.blogspot.com/search?updated-max=2009-08-30T15%3A04%3A00-07%3A00&max-results=7: "'Truth does not set you free', theknitter's blog message on Netlog: 'Truth does not set you free'"

"ENCOURAGECHANGE"paddoconnell8@gmail.com

http://encouragechange.blogspot.com/search?updated-max=2009-08-10T18%3A48%3A00-07%3A00&max-results=7: ".'.SHARE YOUR GRIEVANCES ONLINE NO MATTER HOW SMALL.THEY SAY A PROBLEM SHARED IS A PROBLEM HALVED,GET RID OF THE STRESS BY BLOGGING."

irishhealth.com - Discussion History

irishhealth.com - Discussion History: "In my own area im aware of three suicides and often wonder what went wrong?"

How we treat the most vulnerable patients

How we treat the most vulnerable patients: "The way some of the most vulnerable people in our society are treated in mental health facilities, and the lack of resourcing for mental health services, is perhaps the most overlooked deficit in a health service coping with many controversies and scandals at the moment."

Dublin social scene rocked by Niall's death - City News, National News - Herald.ie

Dublin social scene rocked by Niall's death - City News, National News - Herald.ie: "She had reportedly become so concerned for his mental health that she insisted the optician stay in with her for a few days so she could keep an eye on him."CLASS-INEQUALITY?

Dublin social scene rocked by Niall's death - City News, National News - Herald.ie

Dublin social scene rocked by Niall's death - City News, National News - Herald.ie: "She had reportedly become so concerned for his mental health that she insisted the optician stay in with her for a few days so she could keep an eye on him."

Killeen made appeals to help nine prisoners - Analysis, Opinion - Independent.ie

Killeen made appeals to help nine prisoners - Analysis, Opinion - Independent.ie: "Joseph Nugent was a child abuser who was serving six years for buggery and assault."

Irish Left Review · The ‘Good Family’ Criminals

Irish Left Review · The ‘Good Family’ Criminals: "Deputy Lynch’s intervention was inappropriate - but it was by no means unprecedented. In 1999, it emerged that Taoiseach Bertie Ahern - together with a number of other political and judicial movers and shakers - had intervened to secure day release for Philip Sheedy, who had pleaded guilty to dangerous driving, causing the death of Mrs. Anne Ryan."THE REASONS PROJECT?

Court showdown for judge and garda in contempt row - National News, Frontpage - Independent.ie

Court showdown for judge and garda in contempt row - National News, Frontpage - Independent.ie: "The file requested that the DPP initiate judicial review proceedings to have the contempt order overturned, and allow Insp Goulding to resume prosecutions. A decision on the request is expected from the DPP shortly."

AGSI concerned about new whistleblowers' charter - UK & Ireland, Breaking News - Belfasttelegraph.co.uk

AGSI concerned about new whistleblowers' charter - UK & Ireland, Breaking News - Belfasttelegraph.co.uk: "Last week, the Minister for Justice appointed Brian McCarthy as the point of contact for Gardai who want to report corruption or malpractice in the force."

An Garda Siochana 'secretive' - UK & Ireland, Breaking News - Belfasttelegraph.co.uk

An Garda Siochana 'secretive' - UK & Ireland, Breaking News - Belfasttelegraph.co.uk: "'One of the recommendations was greater transparency in public. They said the code should be published. The Gardai have not done that and continue to maintain the traditional secrecy,'"WHY?

Should misuse of power debar EU hopeful? - The Irish Times - Tue, Nov 17, 2009

Should misuse of power debar EU hopeful? - The Irish Times - Tue, Nov 17, 2009: "She inherited an abusive system and continued it. After her departure and the High Court ruling, the abuse stopped. In the five years after the ruling, there were 7,109 petitions, of which just 86 were granted."THE REASONS PROJECT?

Full text of De Búrca statement - The Irish Times - Mon, Feb 15, 2010

Full text of De Búrca statement - The Irish Times - Mon, Feb 15, 2010: "This was because we were deeply unhappy with the way in which the Minister for Justice had dealt with the Green Party’s input to the legislation"

RTÉ News: Claims Sargent interfered in criminal case

RTÉ News: Claims Sargent interfered in criminal case: "Senator Frances Fitzgerald has told the Seanad that efforts by a public representative to influence the course of justice was not an acceptable standard."

Monday, February 22, 2010

Public Citizen | Internet Free Speech - Internet Free Speech

Public Citizen Internet Free Speech - Internet Free Speech: "Internet Free Speech"

Honohan says those guilty of bank crisis crime must face jail - The Irish Times - Tue, Feb 23, 2010

Honohan says those guilty of bank crisis crime must face jail - The Irish Times - Tue, Feb 23, 2010: "Honohan says those guilty of bank crisis crime must face jail"???????

Blurred Keys » Blog Archive » Irish courts now recognise protection of sources

Blurred Keys » Blog Archive » Irish courts now recognise protection of sources: "There is still no question of journalists enjoying an absolute privilege against disclosure. They will still be compelled to reveal sources by a court if disclosure is deemed justified “by an overriding requirement in the public interest”."

Nixon on Ellsberg: 'we gotta get the SOB!'. - Free Online Library

Nixon on Ellsberg: 'we gotta get the SOB!'. - Free Online Library: "'We weren't on the wrong side; We were the wrong side,'"US AND THEM SYNDROME?WHEN GOOD VS EVIL?

The Irish Economy » Blog Archive » Honohan Interview on RTE

The Irish Economy » Blog Archive » Honohan Interview on RTE: "Honohan Interview on RTE"Im not going to be part of this lying"system"anymore?13,june 1971.

No conscience, no guilt, no shame | Irish Examiner

No conscience, no guilt, no shame Irish Examiner: "No conscience, no guilt, no shame"PREFERENTIAL TREATMENT FOR IRELANDS CORRUPT ELITE?

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Moriarty Tribunal | True picture of the Moriarty Tribunals 8 1/2 year inquiry into the awarding of the second mobile phone licence

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Moriarty Tribunal True picture of the Moriarty Tribunals 8 1/2 year inquiry into the awarding of the second mobile phone licence: "'“Reasonably informed expressions of opinion”?'"

My Opinion Matters! Really?

My Opinion Matters! Really?: "Is written opinion now being reserved for a select few? I hope not. I may not agree with all that I read or see but I respect the right of others to do so"

Sunday, February 21, 2010

working-class inequality in ireland « Oconnellpadd13's Blog

working-class inequality in ireland « Oconnellpadd13's Blog: "“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?"I WONDER WHY?

Austin plane crash reveals populist fury | Sean Paul Kelley | Comment is free | guardian.co.uk

Austin plane crash reveals populist fury Sean Paul Kelley Comment is free guardian.co.uk: "As a friend of mine is fond of repeating: 'If you pursue bad policy, you will reap bad results.'"AND SO WE HAVE?

Sunday Business Post | Irish Business News

Sunday Business Post Irish Business News: "I have read several of O’Connell’s online comments of my coverage of the trial - and the responses of her fellow ‘twits’ - all of which were entirely out of context, in a manner similar to her use of a single, selective quote from me in her column in your newspaper (14/2/10)."

Public Inquiry · Idiotic defence of O’Dea

Public Inquiry · Idiotic defence of O’Dea: "Making a false statement in a sworn affidavit is, according to Delaney, not a huge matter."PONDER THE TRUE CAUSES OF CRIME IN ANY SOCIETY?

Public Inquiry · Joke of the week

Public Inquiry · Joke of the week: "Joke of the week"WE COULD ALL DO WITH A GOOD LAUGH?

Q&A!

Q&A!: "Learning From Your Mistakes:
Nobody's Perfect!"ITS NOT WHAT YOU ACHIEVE IN THIS LIFE ITS WHAT YOU OVERCOME?NO WILLIE O DEA DIDENT SAY THIS.

What Political Conditions Explain the Different Response by the Greek and Irish Government to the Crisis? « Analysing Public Policy

What Political Conditions Explain the Different Response by the Greek and Irish Government to the Crisis? « Analysing Public Policy: "Greece, like Ireland has a "Class divided society" and relatively high levels of income inequality"EDUCATION,HEALTH,LEGAL,ETC,ETC?

Public Inquiry · Dermot Ahern: Ethically blind?

Public Inquiry · Dermot Ahern: Ethically blind?: "The sight of him sitting beside Deputy O’Dea when he was making his statement on Wednesday, grinning from ear to ear and making pantomime noises across the chamber was literally disgusting."

The U.S. Prison System: A Multimillion-Dollar Industry

The U.S. Prison System: A Multimillion-Dollar Industry: "While few would argue that dangerous criminals should be allowed to roam the streets, keeping people in prison "for the sake of maximizing profits" is immoral and unjust. Incarceration takes a toll on families and communities, and the formerly incarcerated experience great difficulty in getting hired to new jobs once released. In addition, overcrowding in prisons leads to security concerns for inmates and officers alike"?

RTÉ News: 'Golden Circle' dominates Dáil proceedings

RTÉ News: 'Golden Circle' dominates Dáil proceedings: "The Minister for Justice, Dermot Ahern, meanwhile, said he would prefer that the ten individuals involved be revealed, but that due process must be allowed to take its course."DUE PROCESS ONLY APPLIES TO THE WELL CONNECTED IN IRELAND?

RTÉ News

RTÉ News: "Ms de Búrca said that the report, which was carried out by DDDA Chairperson Niamh Brennan, contains evidence of serious malpractice."THE REASONS PROJECT?

"ENCOURAGECHANGE"paddoconnell8@gmail.com: Public Inquiry · Who’s watching the watchers?

http://encouragechange.blogspot.com/2009/07/public-inquiry-whos-watching-watchers.html: "All those i was led to beleive that were honest when i was a child turned out to be false,all we were thought in school about our superiors was also false"

2008, Office of the Information Commissioner, Ireland

2008, Office of the Information Commissioner, Ireland: "I believe FOI should be seen as one of the fundamental rights of our democracy rather than something bestowed on us by our elected representatives and for which we should be grateful"?

Brazilian women in Limerick court - Limerick Leader

Brazilian women in Limerick court - Limerick Leader: "He also said articles seized by the detectives in the apartment might further complicate the case."

Willie O’Dea: from political Pinocchio to dead wood - Times Online

Willie O’Dea: from political Pinocchio to dead wood - Times Online: "“It is one of the most horrible things imaginable to be the subject of a false accusation when you are trying to prove your innocence, even though you have done nothing wrong.”"TAKING OR GETTING LEGAL ADVICE IN IRISH"LEGAL" CIRCLES APPARENTLY MEANS"DELAY"OR DROPPING A SENSITIVE FILE BEHIND A RADIATOR?OR ON TOP OF A CUPBORD INSTEAD OF A FILING SYSTEM?

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Childhood sex abuse caused woman's suicide, inquest told | BreakingNews.ie

Childhood sex abuse caused woman's suicide, inquest told BreakingNews.ie: "Ms Murphy’s best friend, Kevin Harran, said the 33-year-old’s suicide at the apartment she rented in Cabra Park in Dublin’s Phibsborough was without a doubt directly linked to the sexual abuse she had suffered."TAKE NOTE DIARMUID MARTIN ARCHBISHOP OF DUBLIN.

O’Dea’s defenders didn’t exactly cover themselves in glory either | Irish Examiner

O’Dea’s defenders didn’t exactly cover themselves in glory either Irish Examiner: "US AND THEM"WITH OR AGAINST?THE REASONS PROJECT?

From Green to red in less than 48 hours – The Story#more-1266

From Green to red in less than 48 hours – The Story#more-1266: "Briefly to correct what Minister Eamon Ryan said in the Dáil; the mistake was not acknowledged as being incorrect in Court because it didn’t get to the judge. Despite what it appears Minister Ryan is trying to say the judge didn’t note that the affidavit was wrong and decide to ‘let him away with it’. The issue of the affidavit being wrong was never considered by the judge because the case was settled before that could happen."

Michael Clifford - "Roy Behan gave false evidence to preserve his life. Willie O'Dea's false evidence was for a few grubby votes for his acolytes...."

Michael Clifford - "Roy Behan gave false evidence to preserve his life. Willie O'Dea's false evidence was for a few grubby votes for his acolytes....": "However, the judge said, 'perjury and giving false evidence go to the very core of the criminal justice system and the rule of law'. The sentence had to reflect what was at stake."THE REASONS PROJECT?

The Department of Justice, Equality and Law Reform: Minister Dermot Ahern briefed on Limerick Garda operations

The Department of Justice, Equality and Law Reform: Minister Dermot Ahern briefed on Limerick Garda operations: "To the honest"

Ultra-catholics under fire over horror house - National News, Frontpage - Independent.ie

Ultra-catholics under fire over horror house - National News, Frontpage - Independent.ie: "'The children were failed by everyone around them,'"NOTHING NEW IN IRELAND?

Friday, February 19, 2010

About Us - Cons Helping Cons - Biography

About Us - Cons Helping Cons - Biography: "'Being suspicious of being suspicious'."

Take Action » Focus Ireland

Take Action » Focus Ireland: "Include the right to aftercare in the 2010 Childcare Amendment Bill"

| The Post

The Post: "The Irish Council for Civil Liberties and the Irish Penal Reform Trust have called on the government to make the committee’s findings public."THE REASONS PROJECT?

Bishops to deliver letter from abuse victims to Pope | IOL

Bishops to deliver letter from abuse victims to Pope IOL: "Diarmuid Martin in the past was at the forefront in providing real leadership in relation to the sexual abuse of children,” she said.

“Today I felt I was speaking to a very different man from the one we met last Saturday before he travelled to Rome"

Man who shot Charlie Chawke dies at Mater Hospital - City News, National News - Herald.ie

Man who shot Charlie Chawke dies at Mater Hospital - City News, National News - Herald.ie: "The Irish Prison Service confirmed today that Cummins had died in the Mater Hospital after an illness."

Flare Network » Blog Archive » Irishman cleared as Dutch court faults police

Flare Network » Blog Archive » Irishman cleared as Dutch court faults police: "The finding that police had illegally attempted to use the road traffic Act to apprehend the suspect, on the basis of suspicions and not a traffic violation, resulted in the counts of possession of false documents – a passport and driving licence – being struck out as inadmissible."

Facebook

Facebook: "The Illinois Supreme Court today ruled that imprisoned ex-Gov. George Ryan should not get get any of his state
pension because of his federal conviction on political corruption charges."

Corruption and Cover Up (W5) | FAIR

Corruption and Cover Up (W5) FAIR: "Both McAdam and later RCMP Corporal Robert Read had their investigations blocked and their careers ruined as they tried to bring the truth to light. (20 minutes)"

Candidate files perjury complaint with gardai - National News, Frontpage - Independent.ie

Candidate files perjury complaint with gardai - National News, Frontpage - Independent.ie: "The complaint was lodged at the Bridewell station in Dublin city centre by Green Dublin City Council candidate Gary Fitzgerald, who failed to win a seat in the local elections last year in the Cabra-Glasnevin ward."THE REASONS PROJECT?

Man cleared over O'Dea pub incident - The Irish Times - Sat, Mar 07, 2009

Man cleared over O'Dea pub incident - The Irish Times - Sat, Mar 07, 2009: "Mr Larkin said he was delighted with the outcome and the decision “that I didn’t tell a lie”."

Ombudsman rejects GRA claim over Roxboro probe - Limerick Leader

Ombudsman rejects GRA claim over Roxboro probe - Limerick Leader: "THE Garda Siochana Ombudsman Commission has rejected claims by the Garda Representative Association that an investigation at a city garda station has been compromised due to their 'blundering incompetence'."MICHAEL O BOYCE CALLS FOR TD'S CASH TO BE PROBED?

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Paper ordered to donate over error - The Irish Times - Sat, Feb 13, 2010

Paper ordered to donate over error - The Irish Times - Sat, Feb 13, 2010: "Contempt of court"

Protection of sources now has courts' imprimatur - The Irish Times - Mon, Feb 15, 2010

Protection of sources now has courts' imprimatur - The Irish Times - Mon, Feb 15, 2010: "Mr Justice Walsh rejected the concept of privilege against disclosure: “Journalists and reporters are not any more constitutionally or legally immune than other citizens from disclosing information received in confidence"

CONNECT TO MY ANGELS: Justice Catherine McGuinness on how we treat children in Ireland, and the need for a banking inquiry | Newstalk - Ireland's National Independent Talk Radio Broadcaster

CONNECT TO MY ANGELS: Justice Catherine McGuinness on how we treat children in Ireland, and the need for a banking inquiry Newstalk - Ireland's National Independent Talk Radio Broadcaster: "Justice Catherine McGuinness on how we treat children in Ireland, and the need for a banking inquiry Newstalk - Ireland's National Independent Talk Radio Broadcaster: 'She also talks about the lack of public confidence in a banking inquiry held in private.'"

Tell the Senate to Protect Consumers Against Irresponsible Banks | Change.org

Tell the Senate to Protect Consumers Against Irresponsible Banks Change.org: "Now in the wake of massive incompetency and insider self-dealing by the banks, we have our best chance in a generation to pass common"

O’Dea blames gardaí for his mistake | Irish Examiner

O’Dea blames gardaí for his mistake Irish Examiner: "An Garda Síochána stated last night: 'We have no comment to make on this matter"

Legal Definition of Perjury

Legal Definition of Perjury: "Is guilty of perjury and shall, except as otherwise expressly provided by law, be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than five years, or both"

Building contractor convicted of perjury - The Irish Times - Wed, Feb 25, 2009

Building contractor convicted of perjury - The Irish Times - Wed, Feb 25, 2009: "He said the court’s view was that this was “an attack on the system of justice”, and the appropriate sentence was two years."

Solicitor suing gardai after he was quizzed in child-sex probe - Courts, National News - Independent.ie

Solicitor suing gardai after he was quizzed in child-sex probe - Courts, National News - Independent.ie: "LIMERICK solicitor John Devane is suing the gardai, claiming he was falsely accused"THE REASONS PROJECT?

Win for garda who stopped minister's car - National News, Frontpage - Independent.ie

Win for garda who stopped minister's car - National News, Frontpage - Independent.ie: "An internal disciplinary appeal board was "biased" against him. He sought orders overturning its findings."

"ENCOURAGECHANGE"paddoconnell8@gmail.com: Facebook | Ben Coppage

http://encouragechange.blogspot.com/2009/07/facebook-ben-coppage.html: "Facebook Ben Coppage: 'How fortunate for governments that the people they administer don't think. Through clever and constant application of propaganda, people can be made to see paradise as hell, and also the other way round, to consider the most wretched sort of life as paradise. I'm for truth, no matter who tells it. I'm for justice, no matter who it's for or against'.LIKEWISE."

TDs question independence of garda ombudsman

TDs question independence of garda ombudsman: "Pat Rabbitte were unaware until recently that serving gardaí were involved in leading investigations into alleged misconduct of their colleagues."THE REASONS PROJECT?

Press Release Archive

Press Release Archive: "However, the change I seek is not for the State to replace parents but to respond in a proportionate way, one that will support, not punish families in difficulty.”"Im a thousand percent behind this statment and thats after 47 years experience.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Justice Department | FAIR

Justice Department FAIR: "Joanna Gualtieri ’s 15-year ordeal has all the hallmarks of abuse of office and abuse of institutional power: from the waste of public funds that she discovered in the course of her work at Foreign Affairs, to the years of harassment that she endured at the hands of her bosses when she spoke out about this, and then the endless and costly delay tactics employed by government lawyers in the lawsuit she brought against those responsible."GOOD VS EVIL.

Why This Is Important | FAIR

Why This Is Important FAIR: "As always, when changes are proposed there are powerful vested interests that favour the status quo. The history of whistleblower legislation in Canada is one of foot-dragging by politicians and bureaucrats alike"THE REASONS PROJECT?

Jailing of Pat O’Donnell an outrageous attack on the right to protest | Joe Higgins.eu

Jailing of Pat O’Donnell an outrageous attack on the right to protest Joe Higgins.eu: "Instead, this government, including Green Party Ministers, is prepared to throw people in jail to allow this giveaway to continue, while cutting public services."They Should Change Their Name To "YELLOW"?

The Richest 1% Have Captured America's Wealth -- What's It Going to Take to Get It Back? | Economy | AlterNet

The Richest 1% Have Captured America's Wealth -- What's It Going to Take to Get It Back? Economy AlterNet: "'The war against working people should be understood to be a real war...."

"ENCOURAGECHANGE"paddoconnell8@gmail.com: Victims of the Legal Profession Society

http://encouragechange.blogspot.com/2009/08/victims-of-legal-profession-society.html: "Victims of the Legal Profession Society: 'At this point in time, our legislators have failed to recognise the need to bring about the necessary changes required to meet the needs of ordinary lay people having to deal with the legal profession,' said Mrs McDonnell.''THE DIGNITY OF THE INDIVIDUAL IN THE IRISH CONSTITUTION?AS THE LATE PROFESSOR JOHN KELLY SAID:THE ULTIMATE PROTECTION OF HUMAN RIGHTS IN A DEMOCRACY LIES WITH THE PEOPLE THEMSELVES
IF THEY ALLOW VILLIANS INTO GOVERNMENT ,A PIECE OF PAPER WILL NOT PROTECT THEM FROM THE CONSEQUENCES,NOR MUST THEY ALLOW A FEW LEARNED MEN[and women]IN WIGS AND GOWANS TO SAVE THE FOOLS FROM THE KNAVES THEY HAVE ELECTED?UNQUOTE.THE LEGISLATORS, WHAT IS THE PRESENT NATURE OF THE COURTS 'POWERS'OF CONTEMPT IN RELATION TO MEMBERS OF THE DAIL?"

Diplomat-whistleblower says he faces government retaliation | FAIR

Diplomat-whistleblower says he faces government retaliation FAIR: "Diplomat-whistleblower says he faces government retaliation"

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

I Took On Bully Cop… Now I Live In Fear : Infowars Ireland

I Took On Bully Cop… Now I Live In Fear : Infowars Ireland: "He ate for free, he drank for free. In his world, he didn’t pay for anything. But I wasn’t going to let him get me for free.”"

Estate Agents Using Gardaí To Get Illegal Data : Infowars Ireland

Estate Agents Using Gardaí To Get Illegal Data : Infowars Ireland: "The Data Protection Commissioner has launched a probe into this newspaper’s findings after four letting agents indicated that they could ask gardaí to conduct criminal background checks on members of the public. The offices of two letting agents were inspected by the commissioner’s office on Friday."

Corruption is ‘rife’ among gardaí, claims young officer : Infowars Ireland

Corruption is ‘rife’ among gardaí, claims young officer : Infowars Ireland: "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?

Apply the Rule of Law Minister Linehan.....Brian Rossiter - Indymedia Ireland

Apply the Rule of Law Minister Linehan.....Brian Rossiter - Indymedia Ireland: "I will close by asking are the Gardai Siochana a private army of Fianna Fail - I believe a lot of them are. Don't forget some months ago, Assistant Commissioner, Martin Donnellan sat at the top table at Clontarf Castle with Bertie Ahern and co"DOES THAT MEAN THOSE WHO WANT TO JOIN A UNION ARE FROM FINE GAEL,LABOUR,THE GREENS,ETC ETC?

'Well-paid' gardai are warned off action by Ahern - National News, Frontpage - Independent.ie

'Well-paid' gardai are warned off action by Ahern - National News, Frontpage - Independent.ie: "The GRA is being bullied by the State"?

Monday, February 15, 2010

Brutal killing puts spotlight on failings of prison system: ThePost.ie

Brutal killing puts spotlight on failings of prison system: ThePost.ie: "And an "independent inquiry" headed up by Michael Mellet, a former senior civil servant for the prisons section at the Department of Justice, are being conducted into Douch’s death"

RTÉ News: DPP to disclose non-prosecution reasons

RTÉ News: DPP to disclose non-prosecution reasons: "It will include alleged offences where a death has occurred including murder, manslaughter, infanticide, workplace deaths and road accidents"

RTÉ News: DPP considers explaining legal decisions

RTÉ News: DPP considers explaining legal decisions: "He said he is asking the public to write to him about how to make the criminal justice system more transparent without interfering with people's rights."

RTÉ News: DPP to extend information scheme

RTÉ News: DPP to extend information scheme: "The Director of Public Prosecutions' pilot scheme to give reasons for a decision not to prosecute, which was due to end in January, is likely to be extended."

Óraidí, Office of the Ombudsman

Óraidí, Office of the Ombudsman: "Such formal reports are necessary where the adverse effect to the complainant appears, on the face of it, to be significant and where the body is unwilling to take action to mitigate the claimed adverse effect."HOW MUCH INFLUENCE DOES THE DEPT.OF JUSTICE HAVE ON THE"EQUALITY"AUTHORITY?

The hyping of crime: ThePost.ie

The hyping of crime: ThePost.ie: "One might expect a government to dispute the fact that there was anarchy on its streets. But the approach of the current government has often been to outdo the opposition in its rhetoric about crime."?

Minister: Garda action would break the law | IOL

Minister: Garda action would break the law IOL: "The Minister for Justice Dermot Ahern has said Government legal advice 'very strongly' suggests that any member of the gardaí who takes industrial action would be breaking the law."

Cowen to back O'Dea over evidence error - National News, Frontpage - Independent.ie

Cowen to back O'Dea over evidence error - National News, Frontpage - Independent.ie: "Mr O'Dea is understood to have discussed the matter with Mr Cowen and Attorney General Paul Gallagher, with neither of them viewing it as a difficulty."IT WOULD BE IF YOU WERE WORKING-CLASS?

Medb Ruane: Misery isn't a strong enough word for the conditions in our mental health institutions - Medb Ruane, Columnists - Independent.ie

Medb Ruane: Misery isn't a strong enough word for the conditions in our mental health institutions - Medb Ruane, Columnists - Independent.ie: "What Miriam saw was squalor masquerading as healthcare and "fear of retribution" silencing people's critical voices."ADVANCING THE LINGUISTIC RIGHTS OF THE IRISH DEAF COMMUNITY,BY PAUL O CONNELL.(THE DESPAIR OF SILENCE)BY B.O'CONNELL?

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

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Rate-Your-Solicitor.com Forum / The Judge, The Lawyer and The DPP: "Rate-Your-Solicitor.com Forum / The Judge, The Lawyer and The DPP: 'The late Veronica Guerin published a series of articles some years later in which she disclosed the fact that Roe personally knew the parties involved and the Judge had written letters to the DPP concerning the case. The first hand-written letter was written by Roe to Eamon Barnes, Director of Public Prosecutions before any charges had been brought. In the letter Roe stated that he knew both Fr. Molloy and the Flynns.'THE REASONS PROJECT?"

Oconnellpadd13's Blog

Oconnellpadd13's Blog: "WHAT WERE THEY DOING THAT THEY WERE TOO BUSY DOING THAT ALL THIS ABUSE WASENT NOTICED UNTIL NOW?I SUPPOSE THE ANSWER CAN BE REALLY FOUND ON’PUBLIC INQUIRY’"

Court asks DPP to examine alleged forged signatures on loan document | Irish Examiner

Court asks DPP to examine alleged forged signatures on loan document Irish Examiner: "Mr McGrath, a retired Garda, has extensive property interests and he and Mr Fahey, were assessed by ACC in January 2008 as having a net worth of some €25.86m."

Garda Oath according to the Garda Headquarters Pheonix Park Dublin. - Tír Na Saor - Freemen of Ireland

Garda Oath according to the Garda Headquarters Pheonix Park Dublin. - Tír Na Saor - Freemen of Ireland: "On being appointed,each member of the Garda Siochana shall make before a Peace Commissioner a declaration in the following form: ' I hereby solemnly and sincerely declare before God that _ I will faithfully discharge the duties of a member of the Garda Siochana with fairness,integrity,regard for human rights,diligence and impartially,upholding the Constitution and the Laws and according equal respect to all people, {2005.} {No.20} Garda Siochana Act 2005. While I continue to be a member, I will to the best of my skill and knowledge discharge all my duties according to Law, and I do not belong to, and will not remain a member form, belong to or subscribe to , any Political party or secret society whatsoever.' ...and there you have it Folks. It took a registered Letter to Garda HQ and the Dail to get this. That is how the Pen becomes mightier than the Sword."
TO SERVE THE PEOPLE OF IRELAND WITHOUT FEAR "FAVOUR" MALICE "OR"ILLWILL" ?TO QUOTE PJ STONE"INJUSTICES ARE NOT OVERTURNED IN A DAY ,THEY TAKE A "HELL"OF A LONG TIME.(HOW VERY TRUE).

"ENCOURAGECHANGE"paddoconnell8@gmail.com: McGarr Solicitors - Dublin Solicitors Ireland | Supreme Court Judgement

http://encouragechange.blogspot.com/2009/08/mcgarr-solicitors-dublin-solicitors.html: "McGarr Solicitors - Dublin Solicitors Ireland Supreme Court Judgement: 'Pursuant to the European Convention on Human Rights Act 2003 a person accused of contempt is entitled to have Irish law applied in a manner compatible with the State’s obligations under the provisions of the European Convention on Human Rights. In Harman v United Kingdom, (App. No. 10038/82; 38 D.R. 53) the European Commission on Human rights declared admissible a complaint that the applicant’s conviction for contempt was in breach of Article 7 of the European Convention on Human Rights. Under Article 6 (1) it is provided that'"THE REASONS PROJECT?

Ombudsman seeks garda poll inquiry - The Irish Times - Sat, Dec 05, 2009

Ombudsman seeks garda poll inquiry - The Irish Times - Sat, Dec 05, 2009: "THE GARDA Ombudsman is to ask the Garda Commissioner to investigate a complaint about the handling of a previous Garda investigation into the misallocation of 3,000 votes during the European Parliament election count in Castlebar last June."

Meanwhile At The Bar • View topic - Tomas Mac Giolla dead

Meanwhile At The Bar • View topic - Tomas Mac Giolla dead: "In the 1992 General election he lost his seat to Liam Lawlor by 55 votes … the returning officer a Mr George Redmond

That one sentence tells you everything you need to know about modern Irish politics"

Friday, February 12, 2010

Blurred Keys » Blog Archive » Does the media help or hinder with Government accountability?

Blurred Keys » Blog Archive » Does the media help or hinder with Government accountability?: "Isn’t this the type of unquestioning support of authority at all times the kind of environment that allowed abuse of children who were in the care of the State? Isn’t it the kind of environment the leaves too much room for bad decisions to be made on so many different levels? Has it not led to unaccountably?"THE REASONS PROJECT?YES BARFED.

ORGANIZED RAGE: Anyone who suggest's the rule of law in the UK and Ireland is impartial is either a fool, liar or charlatan.

ORGANIZED RAGE: Anyone who suggest's the rule of law in the UK and Ireland is impartial is either a fool, liar or charlatan.: "In the UK and Ireland we have had of late, a glut of scandals which have exposed there is one law for the rich and powerful and one for the rest."THE REASONS PROJECT?

What Political Conditions Explain the Different Response by the Greek and Irish Government to the Crisis? « Comparative Public Policy

What Political Conditions Explain the Different Response by the Greek and Irish Government to the Crisis? « Comparative Public Policy: "Greece, like Ireland has a class divided society and relatively high levels of income inequality"

CONNECT TO MY ANGELS

CONNECT TO MY ANGELS: "Priest apologises for rant against Revenue Breaking News - eircom.net: '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.'?"

CONNECT TO MY ANGELS: Public Inquiry · Greeks on the street – Irish still sitting at home

CONNECT TO MY ANGELS: Public Inquiry · Greeks on the street – Irish still sitting at home: "Public Inquiry · Greeks on the street – Irish still sitting at home: 'Political corruption and incompetence, massive tax evasion by the rich without consequences and the squeezing of ordinary citizens to pay for the whole rotten system.'ARE YOU ENTITLED TO COUNSEL IN THE DISTRICT COURT WITH LEGAL AID?"

John Devane - Controversial and outspoken Limerick solicitor - Limerick Independent News

John Devane - Controversial and outspoken Limerick solicitor - Limerick Independent News: "Like many of the people he now represents in a court of law, John Devane said he too had a hard life right from the start."

The European Right to Confrontation in Criminal Proceedings - Absent, Anonymous and Vulnerable Witnesses - Market Research Reports - Research and Markets

The European Right to Confrontation in Criminal Proceedings - Absent, Anonymous and Vulnerable Witnesses - Market Research Reports - Research and Markets: "The European Right to Confrontation in Criminal Proceedings - Absent, Anonymous and Vulnerable Witnesses"EQUALITY OF ARMS IN IRISH LAW?

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Arianna Huffington: Do You Yahoo!? We Do Too (Check Out Our New Yahoo! App)

Arianna Huffington: Do You Yahoo!? We Do Too (Check Out Our New Yahoo! App): "One of the things I love about new media is how fluid it is. You never know where an interesting link might take you -- or where you may come across compelling content.
You could be reading a blog post on HuffPost that links to a story on The Atlantic that references and links you to a study in some obscure journal. Or you could be looking at digg or your Facebook wall or a Twitter"

Angela Merkel und Dr. Wolfgang Schäuble für 5 Jahre hinter Gitter? | Stephan Hertz-lich gebloggt...

Angela Merkel und Dr. Wolfgang Schäuble für 5 Jahre hinter Gitter? Stephan Hertz-lich gebloggt...: "As head of the Ministry of Finance and threatens accountable Wolfgang Schäuble in connection with the acquisition of stolen Swiss bank data CD in prison:"

Current campaign | Irish Penal Reform Trust (IPRT)

Current campaign Irish Penal Reform Trust (IPRT): "We are currently gearing up for campaign which will be launched in April 2010. The campaign will focus on the potential for a shift in justice resources to prevention and early intervention."THE REASONS PROJECT?

Join American Veterans in Helping to Close Guantanamo | Change.org

Join American Veterans in Helping to Close Guantanamo Change.org: "Guantanamo is known the world over as a place where people have been abused and tortured. Many of the egregious techniques that shocked the international community -­ stripping and hooding detainees, blaring music non-stop at ear-shattering levels, 'stress positions,' and waterboarding - have been used there."

RTÉ News: Garda Ombudsman looks at Corrib complaints

RTÉ News: Garda Ombudsman looks at Corrib complaints: "Garda Ombudsman looks at Corrib complaints"

RTÉ News: Judge likens Shell to Sea to 'secret police'

RTÉ News: Judge likens Shell to Sea to 'secret police': "Judge Raymond Groarke told a leading member of the group, 56-year-old retired primary school principal Maura Harrington, that she and her associates were acting like a secret police force in the Erris area of the county"

Limerick TDs claim 1m in expenses - Limerick Leader

Limerick TDs claim 1m in expenses - Limerick Leader: "THEIR MOST USED MANTRA,IT IS 'APPROPRIATE'And IN LINE WITH PROCEDURES AND'ENTITLEMENTS'"?

Lumping together the guilty and innocent in the aftermath of#c26298407

Lumping together the guilty and innocent in the aftermath of#c26298407: "There is it is said a particular 'class'of people who perceive themselves as outsiders in their own society.On the other hand you have another class of people who depend on a liveing by quoting the likes of Sebastian Barry and the medias 'way'stories Died On The Vine,and the'SILENCE'continues.I guess Sebastian Barry Is No Jim Lacey?"THE REASONS PROJECT?

Limerick solicitor John Devane in High Court action over alleged 'witch hunt' - Limerick Leader

Limerick solicitor John Devane in High Court action over alleged 'witch hunt' - Limerick Leader: "Limerick solicitor John Devane in High Court action over alleged 'witch hunt'THE REASONS PROJECT?

State-Hired Goons and The Grumpy, Authoritarian Ego-Trippers - Indymedia Ireland

State-Hired Goons and The Grumpy, Authoritarian Ego-Trippers - Indymedia Ireland: "In 1977 Amnesty International, reported evidence of Garda brutality, by the “HEAVY GANG “, which had at that stage, become internationally notorious. The “Heavy Gang”, which was formed by former Garda Commissioner Ned Garvey, was responsible for the systematic torture, abuse and false prosecutions of Irish citizens, especially anyone with a republican hue about themselves (it was later discovered Garvey had been working for British intelligence)."

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: The lurid litany of child sex abuse that has indicted an entire church - Analysis, Opinion - Independent.ie

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: The lurid litany of child sex abuse that has indicted an entire church - Analysis, Opinion - Independent.ie: "The lurid litany of child sex abuse that has indicted an entire church - Analysis, Opinion - Independent.ie: 'But when gardai went to look at the original file they found it was missing. It remains missing to this day. The Garda Press Office refused last week to confirm reports that internal investigation also found that the Garda Siochana would not confront senior churchmen in Wexford about sex abuse in the region.'THE REASONS PROJECT?RETIRED SUPERINTENDENT SEAN FEELEY.THE CASE TO ANSWER ON 'ALL'MISSING FILES?"

True Crime: ThePost.ie

True Crime: ThePost.ie: "He talks in a Dub accent, but without the hard-chaw edge you might expect from a man who has been in and out of prison since his teens."THE REASONS PROJECT?IN AN ARTICLE WRITTEN BY TURTLE BUNBURY(IRISH DAILY MAIL)ABOUT GEORGE PLANT IT STATES"IN 1916 THE TWO YOUNG BROTHERS WERE "RANDOMLY"ARRESTED AND THE POLICE TRIED TO "BEAT OUT OF THEM"THE WHEREABOUTS OF TWO LOCAL REPUBLICANS .THAT INCIDENT LEFT THEM WITH A BURNING HATRED OF THE LAW.I RECALL DUTCHY HOLLAND SAYING SOMETHING SIMILER?

"ENCOURAGECHANGE"paddoconnell8@gmail.com: Jurisprudence - CCPR - Ireland - Kavanagh v. Ireland

http://encouragechange.blogspot.com/2009/07/jurisprudence-ccpr-ireland-kavanagh-v.html: "WHY SHOOT THE MESSENGER?"THE REASONS PROJECT?

Veronica: the smearing of an icon - National News, Frontpage - Independent.ie

Veronica: the smearing of an icon - National News, Frontpage - Independent.ie: "Emily O'Reilly has said that she believed such interviews would have been ``a redundant exercise'' as the family's views were already known. Such judgment constitutes an extraordinary breach of one of journalism's fundamental rules: investigate every aspect of your story and talk to as many people as possible."THE REASONS PROJECT?

Welcome - IHRC, Irish Human Rights Commission of Ireland set up under the Human Rights Commission Act, NHRI

Welcome - IHRC, Irish Human Rights Commission of Ireland set up under the Human Rights Commission Act, NHRI: "Rushed law is often bad law, and that will not help victims of crime in the long run."THE REASONS PROJECT?

Willie O'Dea caught lying to High Court

Willie O'Dea caught lying to High Court: "The article continues 'Mr O'Dea, a trained barrister, last night sensationally admitted that the evidence he gave in a sworn affidavit was untrue. He has been forced to admit to the court that his sworn statement was wrong and he DID make serious unfounded allegations against a political rival in Limerick'"THE REASONS PROJECT?

Top judge: Binyam Mohamed case shows MI5 to be devious, dishonest and complicit in torture | World news | The Guardian

Top judge: Binyam Mohamed case shows MI5 to be devious, dishonest and complicit in torture World news The Guardian: "One of the country's most senior judges found that the Security Service had failed to respect human rights, deliberately misled parliament, and had a 'culture of suppression' that undermined government assurances about its conduct."THE REASONS PROJECT?

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

PAUL O'CONNELL LL.B.LL.M.

PAUL O'CONNELL LL.B.LL.M.: "1) O‟Connell, P, „Anxious Scrutiny in the Irish Courts: Too Little, Too Late?‟"

Know Your Rights

Know Your Rights: "The Know Your Rights: Criminal Justice & Garda Powers pack is the first of a series of booklets designed to inform people about their rights, which the ICCL is rolling out as part of its Know Your Rights public information project.
The booklet is designed to inform the general public, in clear and accessible language, of their rights in the areas of Garda search powers, arrest, interview, detention, provision of bodily samples and public order."

Germany - Speech by Federal Minister Westerwelle at the 46th Munich Conference on Security Policy

Germany - Speech by Federal Minister Westerwelle at the 46th Munich Conference on Security Policy: "The world in which we formulate our policies is marked by globalization. Globalization is a fact. It is not something we can ignore or opt out of. We still tend to focus on the economic aspects of this globalization. That’s half the truth at best. Values and knowledge are globalizing. Insights and views. Lifestyles are globalizing, and certainly not always to our own liking. For often enough, this process also entails cultural losses."THE PROBLEM WITH INSTITUTIONAL TRUTHS?

DIVIDE AND CONTROL ... NONE DARE CALL IT A... | Gather

DIVIDE AND CONTROL ... NONE DARE CALL IT A... Gather: "Pulling the strings of those below separated into two opposing camps … politically into Republican and Democrat, Conservative and Liberal … the “good” and the “bad” where each side is convinced they are better than the other … thus there is always competitive conflict and very seldom any cooperation because polarization is encouraged by the “controllers” who have adopted the position of Spirit as the “=“ and placed it out of sight far above in the shadows while breaking the linkage between those of us on the bottom and placing a void between us in “their” desire to “divide and control” us all …"

British Labour presides over increase in inequality

British Labour presides over increase in inequality: "The report also points to the unbridled growth in wealth of a tiny layer of the super-rich, and clearly indicates that the fundamental division in society is that of class."

Public Inquiry · Elaine Byrne and the thee political morons

Public Inquiry · Elaine Byrne and the thee political morons: "When reading this quote keep in mind that Harris never did a days political work in his life, he was appointed to the Senate solely for his unassailable ability of licking Bertie Ahern’s rear end"OUR UNHEALTHY MENTAL HEALTH SYSTEM?

New Report: With Rights in Mind

New Report: With Rights in Mind: "Ground-breaking study reveals strong links between social welfare problems, mental health and youth"AFTER SEEING PRIMETIME ON THE SUBJECT OF MENTAL HEALTH AND THE CONDITIONS PATIENTS ARE CONFINED TOO,IT SHOWS THAT FOR CERTAIN SECTIONS OF IRISH SOCIETY ARE RULED UNDER THE 1921 LUNATICS IRELAND ACT?

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

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Rate-Your-Solicitor.com Forum / The Judge, The Lawyer and The DPP: "Rate-Your-Solicitor.com Forum / The Judge, The Lawyer and The DPP: 'The late Veronica Guerin published a series of articles some years later in which she disclosed the fact that Roe personally knew the parties involved and the Judge had written letters to the DPP concerning the case. The first hand-written letter was written by Roe to Eamon Barnes, Director of Public Prosecutions before any charges had been brought. In the letter Roe stated that he knew both Fr. Molloy and the Flynns.'THE REASONS PROJECT?"

Complaints against solicitors on the increase - The Irish Times - Wed, Jul 01, 2009

Complaints against solicitors on the increase - The Irish Times - Wed, Jul 01, 2009: "Speaking on the increase in cases coming before the tribunal, Mr Daly said it was not just the increase in the number of new applications that was disquieting, “but rather the nature of the complaints being made and the challenging impact they are having on the integrity of the solicitors’ profession and the confidence of the public in regard to the regulation of the profession”."Judge who tried to thwart legal watchdog?District Court Judge John Bk Lindsay was ordered to pay ten thousand euros in compensation over his misconduct issues.He also failed to "respond"to multiple correspondence from the law society.He is the son of former fine gael minister and"master"of the high court Patrick Lindsay who passed away in 1993.Now failing to respond to correspondence of the ordinary(joe soap)public would seem to be part and parcel of the whole legal system in this country,especially by the incorporated law society and the court services.It would be interesting to find out just how prevalent this complaint is?

Irish-Criminology.com: Irish law, crime and punishment in Ireland by Seamus Breathnach - "Cursai Coireolaiochta Na h-Eireann" - Crime and punishment in 20th century Ireland

Irish-Criminology.com: Irish law, crime and punishment in Ireland by Seamus Breathnach - "Cursai Coireolaiochta Na h-Eireann" - Crime and punishment in 20th century Ireland: "Axiomatic of recent Irish academic know-how, for example, is the recognition that one can say absolutely anything about anything in Ireland with impunity. Foremost amongst these are the ‘Experts’, and there are no Experts like those who talk about the Criminal Justice System (CJS) in Ireland. Do you not agree?"

Sidebar - Shon Hopwood, Mediocre Criminal Turned Top Jailhouse Lawyer - NYTimes.com

Sidebar - Shon Hopwood, Mediocre Criminal Turned Top Jailhouse Lawyer - NYTimes.com: "I didn’t want prison to be my destiny. When your life gets tipped over and spilled out, you have to make some changes.”"

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

"ENCOURAGECHANGE"paddoconnell8@gmail.com

http://encouragechange.blogspot.com/search?updated-max=2009-07-30T07%3A45%3A00-07%3A00&max-results=7: "Public Inquiry · Who’s watching the watchers?: 'the next generation of working class children wont be as illiterate as the previous maybe then the class structure of our prison population will change.with the grace of god and diarmuid martin?slan'???????"THE REASONS PROJECT?

"ENCOURAGECHANGE"paddoconnell8@gmail.com

http://encouragechange.blogspot.com/search?updated-max=2009-08-02T16%3A45%3A00-07%3A00&max-results=7: " I WANTED TO SEE THE MINUTES OF THE THEN MASTERS COURT BOOK.BUT EVERYONE CAN SEE NOW HOW THESE SOCALLED UPSTANDING PILLARS OF SOCIETY REALLY DONE BUSINESS."

"ENCOURAGECHANGE"paddoconnell8@gmail.com

http://encouragechange.blogspot.com/search?updated-max=2009-08-14T12%3A19%3A00-07%3A00&max-results=7: "Public Inquiry · What’s new?: '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."

"ENCOURAGECHANGE"paddoconnell8@gmail.com: August 2009

http://encouragechange.blogspot.com/2009_08_01_archive.html: "A report by the Council of Europe’s anti-corruption body also concluded there was a danger of political influence being exerted on the gardai and the Director of Public Prosecution in politically sensitive corruption issues'"THE REASONS PROJECT?

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.judge kinlen was not afraid to ruffle feathers in cosy high places by exposing the hidden appalling and inhumane conditions as well as the lack or non existent mental health care.over the years there has been many a speech made by public officials well published to the effect for example{attorney general}paul gallagher”it is the hallmark of a modern civilised and democratic society that it strives for wisdom,truth,and justice.they must be the fundamental aims of any legal system we adopt in our society.(tell that to the parents of what the state refers to as boy !d!}dead at 14years of age in the land of the celtic tiger?"

Public Inquiry · Who’s watching the watchers?

Public Inquiry · Who’s watching the watchers?: "It is frightening to think that you have to keep quiet or face the possibility of being punished in some way for telling people about your lifes true experiences”?"

On Reconciling Irreconcilables: Neo-liberal Globalisation and Human Rights — Human Rights Law Review

On Reconciling Irreconcilables: Neo-liberal Globalisation and Human Rights — Human Rights Law Review: "On Reconciling Irreconcilables: Neo-liberal Globalisation and Human Rights
Paul O'Connell*"THE REASONS PROJECT?

San Diego Civil Rights Lawyers - California Discrimination Attornys - Police Abuse Law Firm

San Diego Civil Rights Lawyers - California Discrimination Attornys - Police Abuse Law Firm: "The right to be free from unlawful searches"THE RIGHT TO BE FREE FROM INSTITUTIONAL MALICE?

Seanad Éireann - Volume 162 - 27 January, 2000 - Statute of Limitations (Amendment) Bill, 1998: Second Stage.

Seanad Éireann - Volume 162 - 27 January, 2000 - Statute of Limitations (Amendment) Bill, 1998: Second Stage.: "Over the past years our society has finally begun to lift the veil of silence which kept the [97] whole issue of the physical and sexual abuse of children hidden and secret. The horrendous stories of abuse in the past decades and in more recent years have shocked us to the core as a society and forced us to face up to some harsh realities.
We have begun to learn about where power has resided in Ireland, the nature of power and how it has been exercised. In particular we have learned how power has been abused. We now know the power of the church, the State, and authoritarian parents has been used to physically and sexually abuse children and to allow it to continue and, effectively, to protect those who have been responsible, while victims continued to suffer in silence and were not believed. They simply had nowhere to go.
This Bill seeks to give victims an extension of the right which currently exists to take legal action on the basis that it is not tolerable that people should effectively be debarred once they have reached the age of 21 from taking such legal action. The Bill has its roots in the Sophia McColgan case. This case involves the action taken by Ms McColgan and her siblings against the North-Western Health Board and a general practitioner for their failure to act when evidence of severe abuse of these children over a number of years was presented to them."THE DISCOVERABILITY RULE IN THE LIMITATIONS ACT IN MODERN IRELAND?

Mixed Messages on Sexual Assault and the Statute of Limitations: Stingel v Clark, the Ipp ‘Reforms’ and an Argument for Change - [2008] MULR 18; (2008) 32(2) Melbourne University Law Review 609

Mixed Messages on Sexual Assault and the Statute of Limitations: Stingel v Clark, the Ipp ‘Reforms’ and an Argument for Change - [2008] MULR 18; (2008) 32(2) Melbourne University Law Review 609: "The alleged assaults were reported to the police on both occasions shortly after they occurred, but the matters were not ultimately pursued at that time by the police"?

Dáil Éireann - Volume 525 - 14 November, 2000 - Private Members' Business. - Milk Quota: Motion.

Dáil Éireann - Volume 525 - 14 November, 2000 - Private Members' Business. - Milk Quota: Motion.: "Neither the Government nor the Minister has claimed the courts got it wrong. They have, however, adopted the much more craven and dishonourable stance of sheltering behind the Statute of Limitations."THE REASONS PROJECT?

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

http://encouragechange.blogspot.com/2009/08/statute-barred-uk-business-forums.html: "Statute Barred? - UK Business Forums: '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?'"ON WHOS DELAY DO CASES BECOME STATUTE BARRED IN IRISH COURTS?

Judge criticises DPP as trial is delayed | Irish Examiner

Judge criticises DPP as trial is delayed Irish Examiner: "A Central Criminal Court judge has criticised the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) "FOR DELAYING" the progress of a trial by failing to anticipate an issue that arose with a witness in the case.

Mr Justice Barry White told the jury in the trial of a man accused of sexually abusing and neglecting his son that “I am restraining myself from using unparliamentarily language that would render the air blue” as he sent the jurors home for the day due to a "delay in receiving documents" from the DPP."THE REASONS PROJECT?

Monday, February 8, 2010

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: garda corruption corruption in office of dpp - Indymedia Ireland

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: 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?"

CRC: Outreach & Education

CRC: Outreach & Education: "The most effective way to empower people is to provide them with the knowledge and skills necessary to help themselves"

Wikileaks

Wikileaks: "Although our work produces reforms daily and is the recipient of numerous prestigious awards, including the 2008 "Economist Freedom of Expression Award" as well as the 2009 Amnesty International New Media Award, these accolades do not pay the bills. Nor can we accept government or corporate funding and maintain our absolute integrity. It is your strong support alone that preserves our continued independence and strength."

Oconnellpadd13's Blog

Oconnellpadd13's Blog: "“Pat Rabitte On The Week In Politics 31th of May Asked The Following Question In Relation To All The Vile ABUSE Exposed IN The Ryan Report[which is one of many these past 60 years]WHERE THE HELL WERE THE GARDI OVER THE LAST FIFTY SIXTY DECADES?WHOS GOING TO ANSWER THIS QUESTION FOR THE PUBLIC?WELL I PERSONALLY WOULD REQUEST FROM ALL POLITICAL PARTIES AND CANDIDATES TO THE PRESENT ELECTIONS,INCLUDING THE PRESIDENT OF IRELAND, WHERE WERE THE GARDI ALL THOSE YEARS,AND WHAT WERE THEY DOING THAT THEY WERE TOO BUSY DOING THAT ALL THIS ABUSE WASENT NOTICED UNTIL NOW?I SUPPOSE THE ANSWER CAN BE REALLY FOUND ON’PUBLIC INQUIRY’[irish corruption]IF ANYONE CARES TO RESEARCH IT.ALL SUGGESTED ANSWERS TO PUBLIC INQUIRY PLEASE.THANKS”"SO GEORGE LEE IS EITHER VERY HONEST OR HE HAS LET DOWN AN AWFUL LOT OF PEOPLE WHO TRUSTED HIM TO BRING ABOUT REAL CHANGE.

"ENCOURAGECHANGE"paddoconnell8@gmail.com: Daingean: Minister describes steps to uncover abuse in 1960s

http://encouragechange.blogspot.com/2008/05/daingean-minister-describes-steps-to.html?showComment=1213629060000#c7354625347576066939: "Fr.dr.Eoin Cassidy from the irish commission for justice and social affairs wonders why violent crime which he says much of which is hidden from public scrutiny is now so much a serious social issue.He wonders as to the theories on who or what to blame for the causes of crime in todays society.We should put in place he says PRACTICAL support services for parents,the BEDROCK of society,TACKLE inequalities that can lead a particular'CLASS'to perceive themselves as outsiders in their own society.Very interesting i thought to myself when you recall the speeches of some if not all of our political leaders and masters.John Bruton who was committed to restoring trust in the political system,the government he stated without blushing must go about its work without excesses or extravagance and as TRANSPARENTLY as if working behind a pane of glass this was during the Brendan Smyth scandal?"THE REASONS PROJECT?

Public Inquiry · Elaine Byrne and the Bebo revolution

Public Inquiry · Elaine Byrne and the Bebo revolution: "The same corrupt political system is still in place, the same corrupt financial sector is still in place, the same corrupt regulatory system is still in place, the same corrupt civil service is still in place and as we know only too well the same corrupt and still powerful church system is still in place."THE GREY HAIRED MEN HOW DO YOU GET RID OF THEM?

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Juarez' Mayor: Running the Most Dangerous City in the Americas - TIME

Juarez' Mayor: Running the Most Dangerous City in the Americas - TIME: "We knew about police corruption but as a society did nothing to force the clean-up of our department."

Public Inquiry · Entertaining FÁS and friends

Public Inquiry · Entertaining FÁS and friends: "In this case it seems former Director General of FÁS, Rody Molloy, is too busy spending his €900,000 to bother answering questions."NO ITS ONLY THE SMALL PEOPLE WHO ARE"FORCED"TO ANSWER QUESTIONS.

Prison Blog - Genpop.org: Freddie Peacock is 250th Exonerated

Prison Blog - Genpop.org: Freddie Peacock is 250th Exonerated: "'Freddie Peacock was released many years ago, but he hasn't been truly free because the cloud of this conviction hung over him,' said Olga Akselrod, the Innocence Project Staff Attorney handling the case. The Innocence Project is affiliated with Cardozo School of Law. 'Nobody in the U.S. who was exonerated with DNA testing has spent this many years outside of prison fighting to prove his innocence. Today, the decades-long nightmare that Freddie Peacock and his family have endured is finally over.'"THE REASONS PROJECT?

Homelessness Doesn't Have to Be a Death Sentence | End Homelessness | Change.org

Homelessness Doesn't Have to Be a Death Sentence End Homelessness Change.org: "Outreach workers have made use of the Vulnerability Index, a method of strengthening support for the homeless by targeting those who need help immediately."

Public Inquiry · What’s new?

Public Inquiry · What’s new?: "Are the public aware that michael mellett who was given the “independent”task to investigate the murder of gary douch in his cell in mountjoy prison was a garda before he became a public servant in the dept.of justice reaching the grade of deputy secretary general for prisons?If some interest groups are seeking an external body to assess the dept.of justices expenditure, why then did michael mcdowell not do the same in the case of gary douch?Policymakers will say they are in the invidious position of having to make important strategic decisions without the benefit of informed debate,yet those with the power are blocking diarmuid martin and like minded people from having an honest debate on crime its causes and possible cures?Whats going on in limerick and other cities dident happen by accident”nor over night”it took years of neglect and turning a blind eye to reach this stage.slan"THE REASONS PROJECT?

"ENCOURAGECHANGE"paddoconnell8@gmail.com: Facebook | Padded Cell and other stories

http://encouragechange.blogspot.com/2009/07/facebook-padded-cell-and-other-stories.html: "Facebook Padded Cell and other stories: 'With the emergence of the report into the commission to inquire into child abuse, society is plunged into the shock and horror of its penal system. The stories of the childhoods of the individual witnesses scream out for our acknowledgement and ownership."THE REASONS PROJECT?

Cavan Orphanage Fire Of 1943

Cavan Orphanage Fire Of 1943: "The Inquiry ultimately found that the nuns/order were not to blame, but which laid criticism at the local fire services door. They make some recommendations which were the basis of reform of local fire fighting services and fire safety standards in Industrial Schools - the locked fire exits were to have horrific echoes in the Stardust tragedy almost 40 years later; where on Saint Valentines night in 1981 a fire in a Dublin disco claimed the lives of 48 young people."?

Friday, February 5, 2010

Public Inquiry · Corruption? Not in Ireland

Public Inquiry · Corruption? Not in Ireland: "The despair of silence by the not so well connected?"CRIME AND ITS CAUSES?

AGSI concerned about new whistleblowers' charter - UK & Ireland, Breaking News - Belfasttelegraph.co.uk

AGSI concerned about new whistleblowers' charter - UK & Ireland, Breaking News - Belfasttelegraph.co.uk: "AGSI president Pascal Feeney says Gardai investigating their colleagues will do nothing to promote public confidence.THE REASONS PROJECT?

Fr Healy urges rethink on poverty - The Irish Times - Mon, Feb 01, 2010

Fr Healy urges rethink on poverty - The Irish Times - Mon, Feb 01, 2010: "The official attitude seems to be that the poor are in some way to blame for being poor"HOW INTERESTING?

An equal start in life is vital for children's health and hopes | Society | The Guardian

An equal start in life is vital for children's health and hopes Society The Guardian: "Healthy Environments"CRIME PREVENTION?

MEP demands local authority probes M7 pay and conditions - Limerick Leader

MEP demands local authority probes M7 pay and conditions - Limerick Leader: "Mr Kelly said he been informed by Limerick County Council that they were to "investigate the matter fully" and 'I will be holding them to this'."???????

Limerick builder tells Joe Duffy he is owed €1m by troubled Fordmount group - Limerick Leader

Limerick builder tells Joe Duffy he is owed €1m by troubled Fordmount group - Limerick Leader: "LEGAL firm Dermot G. O'Donovan, which is behind the troubled Fordmount Property Group in Limerick, this Thursday issued a statement insisting that there is 'NO CONFLICT OF INTEREST' regarding their appointment to a panel for the provision of legal services to the National Assets Management Agency"THE REASONS PROJECT?

SgForums :: Singapore's Online Community - He's played away one time too many: Terry's wife walks out

SgForums :: Singapore's Online Community - He's played away one time too many: Terry's wife walks out: "'Freedom to live as one chooses is one of the most valuable freedoms.
'But so is the freedom to criticise - within the limits of the law - the conduct of other members of society as being socially harmful, or wrong.'"To quote Shane Ross according to the media when asked about his writings on irelands elite business mistakes, why it was he dosent write about Anthony O Reilly Mr.Ross Answered "dont be rediculous -he writes my pay checks"?
"This is welcome news. For the past few years, EFF has been litigating a Freedom of Information Act case against the government, seeking the identities of lobbyists who contacted the Department of Justice and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence on behalf of their telecommunications company clients in order to push for telecom immunity." IRISH POLITICIANS TAKE NOTE?

Transparency International - Ireland

Transparency International - Ireland: "Whistleblower legislation is vital to prevent and detect corruption in Ireland ."THE REASONS PROJECT?

Dalkey house of horrors

Dalkey house of horrors: "TWO former gardai are to be questioned over allegations that they paid for sex with the woman (child) at the centre of the Dalkey “house of horrors” investigation."THE REASONS PROJECT?

Ireland's "legal corruption" - Indymedia Ireland

Ireland's "legal corruption" - Indymedia Ireland: "A new report based on 2 and a half years of academic study has found that Ireland suffers high levels of “legal corruption”. The Transparency International (TI) report found that: “While no laws may be broken, personal relationships, patronage and political donations are believed to influence political decisions and policy to a considerable degree in Ireland.”"WHAT CHANCE DO THE DISADVANTAGED WORKING-CLASS HAVE?

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Reversing inequality: For he that hath | The Economist

Reversing inequality: For he that hath The Economist: "Class and money have always strongly affected how people do in life in Britain, with well-heeled families breeding affluent children just as the offspring of the desperately poor tend to remain poor"NEPOTISM?

SSRN-On Reconciling Irreconcilables: Neo-Liberal Globalisation and Human Rights by Paul O'Connell

SSRN-On Reconciling Irreconcilables: Neo-Liberal Globalisation and Human Rights by Paul O'Connell: "My argument is that advocates for human rights, be they grassroots campaigners, academics or members of the global human rights officialdom, must take a strong stance against prevailing orthodoxies in order to genuinely advance and entrench a culture of human rights protection."THE REASONS PROJECT?

New Internationalist - 3 issues of New Internationalist for £1 £1.00

New Internationalist - 3 issues of New Internationalist for £1 £1.00: "But are you getting the full story from the media?"DONT MIND THE FULL STORY WHAT ABOUT THE"FULL"TRUTH?GLOBALIZATION?

Facebook | Padd O'connell

Facebook Padd O'connell: "Our unhealthy mental health services
www.irishhealth.com
Some grim snapshots from our mental health services, supplied by Dr Siobhan Barry of the Irish Psychiatric Association (IPA):"

Amnesty: Make mental health priority | Irish Examiner

Amnesty: Make mental health priority Irish Examiner: "THE Government has come under renewed pressure to deliver on its own document for mental health services, after Amnesty International said it was time for politicians to deliver on promises."THE REASONS PROJECT?

Public Inquiry · Stupidity of the people protects dishonest politicians?

Public Inquiry · Stupidity of the people protects dishonest politicians?: "We have come to believe that you, the Irish people, are so stupid that you will believe anything we say no matter how ridiculous, no matter how dishonest and we will continue to treat you with the contempt that such stupidity deserves."BECAUSE THE"WATCHERS"ARE NOT WATCHING US THEY ARE PART OF OUR GANG?

WFD : World Federation of the Deaf

WFD : World Federation of the Deaf: "The human rights of Deaf people in accordance with the principles and objectives of the UN Charter, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and other general acts and recommendations of the UN and its specialised agencies."HOW DOES THIS PRINCIPLE FAIR OUT IN IRELAND?

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Budget 2010: hitting the poorest people and most marginalised communities « SaraBurke.com

Budget 2010: hitting the poorest people and most marginalised communities « SaraBurke.com: "These projects are often based in the poorest communities, they provide many vital services such as"KEEPING PEOPLE OUT OF PRISON AND AWAY FROM A LIFE OF CRIME AND MISERY.

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: "It is still the case, for example, that standing orders covering all aspects of Garda management and practices are not publicly accessible. The same applies to the existence and contents of Garda policies. 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,” he continued."THE REASONS PROJECT?

The Garda Ombudsman: Creating the illusion of democracy in its absence… « Livinginrossport's Blog

The Garda Ombudsman: Creating the illusion of democracy in its absence… « Livinginrossport's Blog: "On the other hand, the Ombudsman based this premature opinion on such things as having to get the Garda Representative Association off their back. On passing files to the DPP which were immediately shot down and never prosecuted, passing over a huge proportion of their complaints on to the Gardai themselves -to the Gardai themselves – for investigation of alleged Garda misdemeanors. There’s transparency for you."THE REASONS PROJECT?

SaraBurke.com

SaraBurke.com: "Irish Apartheid. Healthcare Inequality in Ireland now published"WORKING-CLASS INEQUALITY?

Dispersing power | Magazine | Progress

Dispersing power Magazine Progress: "There are fundamental laws which parliament effectively cannot repeal, notably on human rights."

Fr Healy urges rethink on poverty - The Irish Times - Mon, Feb 01, 2010

Fr Healy urges rethink on poverty - The Irish Times - Mon, Feb 01, 2010: "The Government could have increased the tax take, not through income tax increases but by broadening the tax net and ending numerous tax-breaks. It chose instead to cut expenditure."THE "STRING"PULLERS?

Oaten reduced to tears in new Channel 4 documentary

Oaten reduced to tears in new Channel 4 documentary: "The Sun reports today, with unsubtle snideness, on a new Channel 4 documentary, Tower Block Of Commons, in which ‘four pampered MPs were reduced to tears and tantrums when they swapped their grace and favour lifestyles for eight days living on a council estate.’"CLASS-INEQUALITY"ENCOURAGECHANGE"WOULD BE BETTER?

Public Inquiry · Time for Niamh Brennan to come down from her ivory tower

Public Inquiry · Time for Niamh Brennan to come down from her ivory tower: "Commenting on a number of matters and it was clear from listening to her that she has no idea what life is like outside of her ivory tower."NOT MANY OF THEM DO.

Internet-Manifesto

Internet-Manifesto: "It may not be modified for the sake of protecting the special commercial or political interests often hidden behind the pretense of public interest."THE REASONS PROJECT?

Is Web 2.0 a manifesto for anarchism? [DJ Alchemi]

Is Web 2.0 a manifesto for anarchism? [DJ Alchemi]: "There's no scope for the Old Boy Network governance to deal with everything that arises."THE SMUG AUTHORATIVE STRING PULLERS?

BBC - The Virtual Revolution Blog: Rushes Sequences - Daniel Schmitt interview - London (Video)

BBC - The Virtual Revolution Blog: Rushes Sequences - Daniel Schmitt interview - London (Video): "One of the Wikileaks is an Internet platform, erm it's a platform that was created to publish documents, that are in the interest of the public."HOW THE INEQUALITY OF THE IRISH REVENUE PEOPLE WORK(AND WHO PULLS THEIR STRINGS?)WHEN "MALICE"IS INVOLVED.EXAMPLE SOMEONE IS SENT A CHECK FOR TWO EURO AND A FEW CENTS,TWO WEEKS LATER THEY WANT TO KNOW WHY THE CHECK HASENT BEEN CHANGED?THEY THEN SEND ONE OF THEIR PEOPLE OUT TO GIVE YOU A TAX AUDIT?YOUR FROM A PARTICULAR BACKGROUND(WORKING-CLASS)OF COURSE,ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE COIN YOU HAVE THE ELITE AND WELL CONNECTED WHO AS EVERY ONE KNOWS ARE ALLOWED GET AWAY WITH MURDER?THE REASONS AND CAUSES OF CRIME?