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Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Court rejects claims of AG conspiracy : ThePost.ie

Court rejects claims of AG conspiracy : ThePost.ie: "The Supreme Court ruled that McMullen had waived his right to "lawyer-client confidentiality" by suing his solicitors for negligence."?

Cardinal Sean Brady’s future in doubt as he meets with abuse victims - Local & National, News - Belfasttelegraph.co.uk

Cardinal Sean Brady’s future in doubt as he meets with abuse victims - Local & National, News - Belfasttelegraph.co.uk: "Swore two children to secrecy about their abuse by paedophile monk Brendan Smyth."?

allAfrica.com: Liberia: In Spain - Ellen Attends Meeting on Education, Health Care, Others

allAfrica.com: Liberia: In Spain - Ellen Attends Meeting on Education, Health Care, Others: "Citing Liberia to reinforce the point, the President said, despite the legal and policy changes that Government has introduced, women still account for only 14-percent in the Legislature"?

Former Anglo director questioned - The Irish Times - Wed, Mar 24, 2010

Former Anglo director questioned - The Irish Times - Wed, Mar 24, 2010: "Garda sources told The Irish Times at that time that further arrests were anticipated and that a Garda file would not be sent to the "DPP" on any aspect of the Anglo case until further comprehensive investigations had been carried out."WHEN FACTS ARE STRANGER THAN FICTION?

Persona / Jerry Healy S.C. | Moriarty Tribunal

Persona / Jerry Healy S.C. Moriarty Tribunal: "This relationship has led to questions being raised about an apparent conflict of interest on the part of Mr. Healy i.e. the conflict between Mr. Healy’s involvement with Persona as part of its legal challenges to the awarding of the second mobile phone licence and Mr. Healy’s subsequent central role in the Tribunal’s inquires into the very same licence process."THE REASONS PROJECT?

RTÉ News: Taoiseach accused of 'economic treason'

RTÉ News: Taoiseach accused of 'economic treason': "Mr Cowen also said he took full responsibility for his decisions when Finance Minister, however, he said he did not accept that he was personally responsible for the collapse of the banking system."CRIME AND ITS TRUE CAUSES?

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

Irish-Criminology.com: Irish law, crime and punishment in Ireland by Seamus Breathnach - "Cursai Coireolaiochta Na h-Eireann": "Other forces – too numerous to mention – have also played an influential part."

New garda unit will oversee sex-crime inquiries - National News, Frontpage - Independent.ie

New garda unit will oversee sex-crime inquiries - National News, Frontpage - Independent.ie: "He said the unit would regularly evaluate investigations into child sexual abuse, child neglect and other sexual offences to ensure they were being dealt with "PROPERLY" and brought to a prompt conclusion."

Monday, March 29, 2010

USATODAY.com - Archbishop's letter

USATODAY.com - Archbishop's letter: "If I have great hesitancy in saying how I feel inside, I have even greater fear about writing about them. ... I should not put down on paper what I would not want the whole world to read."

Archbishop Weakland’s letter to priests

Archbishop Weakland’s letter to priests: "Confidential letter to priests"

Rod Dreher on Archbishop Rembert Weakland of Milwaukee on National Review Online

Rod Dreher on Archbishop Rembert Weakland of Milwaukee on National Review Online: "Marcoux, who exploited his relationship with Weakland to rob the Catholic people of Milwaukee of nearly half a million dollars, doesn't deserve pity. Neither does the archbishop, who was willing to throw Marcoux nearly half a million dollars of money that didn't belong to him — all in an effort to maintain his reputation."

Politics » Mattie McGrath and the spirit of 1968

Politics » Mattie McGrath and the spirit of 1968: "I have huge sympathy for low-paid public servants who have taken a hit of 5 per cent while these ‘decision-makers’ get off scot free"

Sunday World - investigating and reporting on Irish Crime

Sunday World - investigating and reporting on Irish Crime: "MY LIFE AS A SHADOW by Nicola Tallant, Investigations Editor"

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Interference with Prosecutions « Human Rights in Ireland

Interference with Prosecutions « Human Rights in Ireland: "No mechanism exists in Ireland to hold the DPP to account for the exercise of his powers. In other jurisdictions mechanisms are put in place to review the work of prosecutors and ensure that their powers are appropriately exercised."OH TO BE A FLY ON THE WALL IN THE DPP'S OFFICE SINCE 1974?

Carlin v DPP: Prosecutorial Discretion and the Decision (not) to Prosecute « Human Rights in Ireland

Carlin v DPP: Prosecutorial Discretion and the Decision (not) to Prosecute « Human Rights in Ireland: "Denham J. stressed that in spite of the importance of the DPP’s independence, he is still subject to constitutional fair procedures."

The Associated Press: Flood of appeals likely after Neb. CSI conviction

The Associated Press: Flood of appeals likely after Neb. CSI conviction: "That reputation was destroyed Tuesday when the Douglas County CSI director was convicted of planting blood evidence during a murder investigation. The conviction throws into doubt the legitimacy of other cases on which he worked, and some of those he helped put behind bars are likely lining up to appeal."

Even Dan Brown wouldn't invent this papal conspiracy | Marina Hyde | Comment is free | The Guardian

Even Dan Brown wouldn't invent this papal conspiracy Marina Hyde Comment is free The Guardian: "At last, one of Pope Benedict's closest aides uses the word 'conspiracy' in relation to the systematic global cover-up of child abuse by paedophile Catholic priests. Unfortunately, Cardinal José Saraiva Martins believes the conspiracy is against the Catholic church, which is its victim."WHEN FACTS ARE STRANGER THAN FICTION?

For Years, Deaf Boys Tried to Tell of Priest’s Abuse - NYTimes.com

For Years, Deaf Boys Tried to Tell of Priest’s Abuse - NYTimes.com: "They told two police departments and the district attorney. They used sign language, written affidavits and graphic gestures to show what exactly Father Murphy had done to them. But their reports fell on the deaf ears of hearing people."?

Friday, March 26, 2010

Dáil Éireann - Volume 224 - 12 October, 1966 - Adjournment Debate. - Court Sentence on Homeless Man.

Dáil Éireann - Volume 224 - 12 October, 1966 - Adjournment Debate. - Court Sentence on Homeless Man.: "The reason this man is in Mountjoy is that he had no friends and no relations and no one to speak for him."MAKES YOU WONDER WHEN YOU SEE THE CORRUPTION THATS BEEN EXPOSED TODAY IN IRELAND?

Senator David Norris - My Blog: Order of Business - 16th December 2008

Senator David Norris - My Blog: Order of Business - 16th December 2008: "However, subsequently when this information was leaked from the Irish Prison Service by a named official, the Equality Authority found it was justified and he was awarded €40,000 in compensation. That amount of money is not awarded unless there is something to it. It was appealed but the appeal was dropped and the €40,000 was paid over."WHEN FACTS ARE STRANGER THAN FICTION?

Deaforward Advocacy Issues

Deaforward Advocacy Issues: "Many Deaf people live in areas of social exclusion, poverty and most of them are oppressed by society."

"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 NONE HEARING NONE SPEAKING VOICELESS.PUBLIC INQUIRY(IRISH CORRUPTION).

Abuse scandal in U.S., Italy taints papacy - TODAY

Abuse scandal in U.S., Italy taints papacy - TODAY: "In both cases, Vatican slow to act on accusations involving "deaf" people"IF IT WAS YOU CHILD OR BLOOD RELATIVE HOW WOULD YOU FEEL?WOULD YOU WANT JUSTICE FOR THEM?

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Public Inquiry · Be very afraid

Public Inquiry · Be very afraid: "The big picture gets even bigger when dealing with every aspect of the legal system.Witness intimidation,Bernard Kinsella done his “civic duty”but claims he was FORCED to give a witness statment,Forced to give evidence with the result he was left with no hope,no wife,no job,no home,no money,what he knew as a normal life is gone,he also said he was left out to dry by the state"WHEN FACTS ARE STRANGER THAN FICTION?

Charged with perjury arising from Inquest - News, frontpage - Sligochampion.ie

Charged with perjury arising from Inquest - News, frontpage - Sligochampion.ie: "Charged with perjury arising from Inquest"THE REASONS PROJECT?

How Claudine's father helped to crack mystery of brutal murder; Detective dad played key role as Corbally inquestmakes legal history | Mail on Sunday (London, England), The Newspaper | Find Articles at BNET

How Claudine's father helped to crack mystery of brutal murder; Detective dad played key role as Corbally inquestmakes legal history Mail on Sunday (London, England), The Newspaper Find Articles at BNET: "Griffin claimed he left the field for 10 to 15 minutes and when he returned the other men were taking Corbally's body away in a car."WHO DID HE CONTACT IN THOSE TEN OR FIFTEEN MINUTES?

Ex-orphanage resident heckles bishop during Mass - National News, Frontpage - Independent.ie

Ex-orphanage resident heckles bishop during Mass - National News, Frontpage - Independent.ie: "'Determined to make his point.'"

Ask-a-Journalist - Mark Coughlan of TheStory.ie | Bvisible PR- Public Relations Agency

Ask-a-Journalist - Mark Coughlan of TheStory.ie Bvisible PR- Public Relations Agency: "Time and the FOI system. If we had more time to research, well, we’d do more research. If the FOI system was better designed and better implemented, we’d run more stories. Oftentimes our requests are delayed or simply not replied to, for weeks."

What difference does it make?: News24: MyNews24: YourStory

What difference does it make?: News24: MyNews24: YourStory: "I too have participated in reading and making commentary, but have come to the conclusion that it is a fairly futile exercise."DOES THAT MEAN THE SWORD IS MIGHTIER THAN THE PEN OR KEYBOARD?

Obama agenda: Ending Age of Reagan? - First Read - msnbc.com

Obama agenda: Ending Age of Reagan? - First Read - msnbc.com: "“For all the political and economic uncertainties about health reform, at least one thing seems clear: The bill that President Obama signed on Tuesday is the federal government’s biggest attack on economic "inequality" since "inequality" began rising more than three decades ago."

Pope Accepts Irish Bishop’s Resignation in Abuse Scandal - NYTimes.com

Pope Accepts Irish Bishop’s Resignation in Abuse Scandal - NYTimes.com: "Pope Accepts Irish Bishop’s Resignation in Abuse Scandal"LETS NOT FORGET THE CHRISTIAN BROTHERS AND NUNS WHO WERE ALSO A PART OF THE COVER UPS?

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

"Wheelock's family were informed of what happened by chance when they were approached secretly by a 'whistleblower' in the hospital, who subsequently died."

Texas Abolition Blog

Texas Abolition Blog: "A variety of news sources, local, statewide, and national have called for the governor to take action with a stay of execution to provide time for the necessary DNA testing that would once and for all prove or disprove Skinner's innocence."THE BENEFIT OF THE DOUBT?

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

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”"

Crocodile tears from Taoiseach Brian Cowen Fina Fail and TD Alan Shatter Fine Gael in their hypocritical statements on child abuse in

Crocodile tears from Taoiseach Brian Cowen Fina Fail and TD Alan Shatter Fine Gael in their hypocritical statements on child abuse in: "The case is a political message to all those in the political establishment of the South and, as long as the gross injustice, known as the Bland case, remains unresolved, anything that the Irish authorities may say about rights, equality, justice, honour and truth should be treated with contempt. If the Bland case is a lesson in how the Dublin authorities would treat one of its own, the political significance of that should never be lost on Unionists in the House and outside."THE REASONS PROJECT?13.

Crocodile tears from Taoiseach Brian Cowen Fina Fail and TD Alan Shatter Fine Gael in their hypocritical statements on child abuse in

Crocodile tears from Taoiseach Brian Cowen Fina Fail and TD Alan Shatter Fine Gael in their hypocritical statements on child abuse in: "Patricia Bland then turned to Dublin's leading family law expert, Mr Alan Shatter, who is known as 'Mr Family Law' because of the many books that he has published and written on the subject. She paid him £2,000 and hoped that he could rescue her children from degrading torture. Mr Shatter had just commenced his political career in Fine Gael. In order for him to act in the interests of his new client, young Sarah Bland, he would have had to sue the previous solicitor, Mr Michael O'Mahoney, for negligence. Mr O'Mahoney just happened to be the legal adviser to Fine Gael, the political party of which Alan Shatter was a member. That aspiring TD, 'Mr Family Law,' did nothing. Later, he became the shadow Justice Minister in the South of Ireland. He still did nothing. It was only later when Patricia Bland recovered her legal files from his office that she discovered that her calls had been treated with contempt and that 'Mr Family Law' had suppressed the evidence of seven witnesses, including a leading psychiatrist and a senior social worker"WHEN TRUTH IS STRANGER THAN FICTION?

Sunshine Week 2010: FOIA Could Still Shed More Light | Electronic Frontier Foundation

Sunshine Week 2010: FOIA Could Still Shed More Light Electronic Frontier Foundation: "As the transparency community celebrates Sunshine Week, we here at EFF are reminded that most of the federal agencies we seek to monitor through our Freedom of Information Act work continue to cloak their activities in excessive secrecy."SOUNDS VERY IRISH TO ME?BUT ALAS FINE GAEL IS GOING TO CHANGE ALL THAT???????

Murder in 1996 inspired writer - Times Online

Murder in 1996 inspired writer - Times Online: "Connolly was angered at how attitudes to her death changed once it was discovered that Pereira was a prostitute. “People made a judgment that her death wasn’t as awful because of the nature of what she did, and because of that also that she’d asked for it,” the writer tells an RTE Arts Lives documentary this Tuesday"YOUR RIGHT,ITS NOT RIGHT?

Justine McCarthy: What hope if even the state puts priests above the law? - Times Online

Justine McCarthy: What hope if even the state puts priests above the law? - Times Online: "After his much-ridiculed sin of omission in not reading the Lisbon treaty before the doomed referendum, one might have expected the taoiseach to make damned sure he read the Murphy report. Alas, it appears he has not."?

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

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Childhood sex abuse caused woman's suicide, inquest told BreakingNews.ie: "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."

encouragechange's favorite websites - StumbleUpon

encouragechange's favorite websites - StumbleUpon: "THE TRUTH THE WHOLE TRUTH AND NOTHING BUT THE TRUTH SO HELP ME GOD?IRISH MYTH"

6th North/South Irish Criminology Conference

6th North/South Irish Criminology Conference: "Crimes of the Powerful"THE UNACCOUNTABLE IN OUR SOCIETY YOU MEAN?THE REASONS PROJECT?

ScienceDirect - Personality and Individual Differences : Moral judgement and personality differences in ‘problem children’ and delinquents

ScienceDirect - Personality and Individual Differences : Moral judgement and personality differences in ‘problem children’ and delinquents: "Moral judgement and personality differences in ‘problem children’ and delinquents"

"ENCOURAGECHANGE"paddoconnell8@gmail.com: Canadian Human Rights Commission EXPOSED!: Terry Tremaine's Contempt of Court Case Adjourned Indefinitely: No Jail for Internet Dissident

http://encouragechange.blogspot.com/2009/08/canadian-human-rights-commission.html: "No Jail for Internet Dissident: 'He welcomed an open court hearing where he could defend what he had posted and legitimate political commentary about urgent social and political issues'CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS THAT REMAIN MEANINGLESS IN PRACTICE?"

Germany’s Regensburg diocese says 6 people accused of abuse, asks for forgiveness

Germany’s Regensburg diocese says 6 people accused of abuse, asks for forgiveness: "“All concrete allegations are turned over to prosecutors, regardless of whether the statute of limitations has expired,” he said. “That is up to prosecutors to decide.”"ALL THE MORE REASONS WHY THERE SHOULD BE "HONEST REASONS" GIVEN BY PROSECUTORS FOR SOME OF THEIR CONTROVERSIAL DECISIONS?

Lobbying row: the true crime of the ex-ministers is that they look greedy | Patrick Wintour | Politics | guardian.co.uk

Lobbying row: the true crime of the ex-ministers is that they look greedy Patrick Wintour Politics guardian.co.uk: "The true crime of the former ministers is that they look greedy, and, in the case of Byers, willing to be a hired hand in any interest."IN IRELAND TO QUOTE THE WORDS OF AN ALLEGED FORMER FIANNA FAIL MINISTER WHO DISMISSES THE RESHUFFLE PROCESS"TO BE STRAIGHT AND"HONEST",ITS NOT ABOUT RUNNING THE COUNTRY,ITS NOT ABOUT ABILITY, ITS ABOUT GETTING THE BLOODY JOB,HAVING CARS AND DRIVERS.I DONT MISS THE "MINISTERY",I MISS THE MONEY. THATS WHY THERE IS SUCH"JEALOUSY"AND A RAT RACE?

Monday, March 22, 2010

"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?"

"ENCOURAGECHANGE"paddoconnell8@gmail.com: Facebook | Revolutionise-the Law-society

http://encouragechange.blogspot.com/2009/07/facebook-revolutionise-law-society.html: "The Law Society sets aspiring solicitors the most frustrating barriers to entry. I am a law student who has spent a fortune, on fees, Fe1 grind schools, law society exams, rechecks etc. etc. Not only do you have to have 8 stressful exams done you must then try to find a lawyer to take you on in a recession to sign a contract which costs the guts of a grand to process. Its counterintuitive to take on a trainee when they are shedding staff accross the country in the thousands. So then one must face the fact if a solicitor doies sign the indenture you are faced with forking out the guts of 13k min for your education at Blackhall. This institution needs to change it's requirements because it has the potential to cause great anxiety for young graduates whose dreams are being dashed and it stays silent."NOT ANY MORE?

Lijit | paddoconnell

Lijit paddoconnell: "Bio:
Basically i find it obnoxious that in this life cronyism comes before qualifications,Plus the fact that your class background defines what position you may be granted in life by the so-called elites.
THE REASONS PROJECT?


paddoconnell has been lijit for 9 months, 1 week, 21 hours, 18 minutes and 14 seconds"

Irishcriminologyresearchnetwork's Blog

Irishcriminologyresearchnetwork's Blog: "The Prison Journal Special Edition on ‘Prisons in Ireland’ will accept articles on prisons, prisoners, prison officers, gender, psychology, young offenders, training, recidivism, restorative justice and rights issues pertaining to the prison systems in the Republic and Northern Ireland. Articles from other jurisdictions which have a relevance to Ireland or Irish prisoners will also be considered."INTERESTING?

Gardai prepare DPP file as FitzPatrick walks free - National News, Frontpage - Herald.ie

Gardai prepare DPP file as FitzPatrick walks free - National News, Frontpage - Herald.ie: "'He's a detained man, which in my language, is a prisoner,' said Insp Colm O'Malley. 'He is treated the same as everybody else.'"ITS NOT THE FIRST OF APRIL YET BUT THIS STSTMENT IS A JOKE?CLASS-INEQUALITY?

Justice delayed is justice denied - thestar.com

Justice delayed is justice denied - thestar.com: "'Every individual is equal before and under the law.'"?

Sunday, March 21, 2010

A man called Danger - Lifestyle, Frontpage - Independent.ie

A man called Danger - Lifestyle, Frontpage - Independent.ie: "'Our records do not disclose J Beirne to be in prison custody.'"?

The Irish Times - Mon, Nov 01, 1999 - Senior garda to conduct internal inquiry

The Irish Times - Mon, Nov 01, 1999 - Senior garda to conduct internal inquiry: "The Garda Commissioner has asked a chief superintendent to conduct an internal investigation into the circumstances surrounding the acquittal of a Garda informant, Mr Declan Griffin."

The Irish Times - Thu, Dec 11, 2008 - Tribunal asked to investigate advocate

The Irish Times - Thu, Dec 11, 2008 - Tribunal asked to investigate advocate: "Tribunal asked to investigate advocate"

Sunday World - investigating and reporting on Irish Crime

Sunday World - investigating and reporting on Irish Crime: "Garda Commissioner John O'Mahony told how two months after his disappearance, an informant told gardaí he had driven Jock to a field at Kingswood, Baldonnell."

'Gardai called my daughter a whore and son a drug dealer' - National News, Frontpage - Independent.ie

'Gardai called my daughter a whore and son a drug dealer' - National News, Frontpage - Independent.ie: "Husband of murdered woman tells court he was subjected to a torrent of abuse"

Saturday, March 20, 2010

uncac/projects_conventions/international conventions/global priorities

uncac/projects_conventions/international conventions/global priorities: "By holding national governments to account"?

Top HSE director facing probe over 'conflict of interest' - National News, Frontpage - Independent.ie

Top HSE director facing probe over 'conflict of interest' - National News, Frontpage - Independent.ie: "An "external" expert has been called in to probe the alleged conflict of interest in the wake of correspondence sent to the HSE's audit committee."

Ireland and Religious Stratification « The Sociological Imagination

Ireland and Religious Stratification « The Sociological Imagination: "First, it highlights an area of social inequality which doesn’t get nearly as much attention as class, race, and gender."

BMJ raises concerns over 'outlawed' gagging clauses in NHS contracts

BMJ raises concerns over 'outlawed' gagging clauses in NHS contracts: "'outlawed' gagging clauses"?

Culture change to encourage whistleblowing needed, says expert

Culture change to encourage whistleblowing needed, says expert: "Yet whistleblowers may be made to feel that they are the problem and may even find themselves the subject of retaliatory complaints and disciplinary action."

Friday, March 19, 2010

Criminal charges dropped against former German bank chief

Criminal charges dropped against former German bank chief: "And anyone who deliberately endangers funds entrusted to their keeping is guilty of felony, according to traditional criminal law."WHO MAKES THESE LAWS AND WHO BENEFITS THE MOST FROM THEM?

Tribunal hears of Desmond decision - The Irish Times - Fri, Mar 19, 2010

Tribunal hears of Desmond decision - The Irish Times - Fri, Mar 19, 2010: "Jim O’Callaghan SC, for Mr O’Brien, said documents could not be “cherry picked” in this way and that he was being placed at a disadvantage."?

Reversing inequality: For he that hath | The Economist

Reversing inequality: For he that hath The Economist: "America and Britain are among the most unequal countries in the rich world and Britain, at any rate, is more unequal now than it was a generation ago"ENCOURAGECHANGE IN IRELAND?

The Lehman report: Beancounters in a bind | The Economist

The Lehman report: Beancounters in a bind The Economist: "For failing to “question and challenge improper or inadequate disclosures”."THE IRISH "ENRON"WITHOUT THE JAIL TIME?

Lowry calls Moriarty Tribunal a 'legal farce' - National News, Frontpage - Independent.ie

Lowry calls Moriarty Tribunal a 'legal farce' - National News, Frontpage - Independent.ie: "'quasi-judicial legal farce'."WHEN FACT IS STRANGER THAN FICTION???????

BBC News - Police 'told of priest sex claim'

BBC News - Police 'told of priest sex claim': "Spokesman Fr Michael Canny said police were told about the case in the 1990s."?

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Oconnellpadd13's Blog

Oconnellpadd13's Blog: "“Justice Delayed Is Justice Denied.M.G.September 2004 Now May 2009?”WHEN TRUTH IS STRANGER THAN FICTION?THE REASONS PROJECT?CLASS-INEQUALITY?"

Public Inquiry · Who’s watching the watchers? « Oconnellpadd13’s Blog « Oconnellpadd13's Blog

Public Inquiry · Who’s watching the watchers? « Oconnellpadd13’s Blog « Oconnellpadd13's Blog: "“As Dr.Paul Carson once said the socially disadvantaged in our society speak a different language to that of the middle class professionals””I SUPPOSE THEY WRITE AND THINK DIFFERENTLY AS WELL?"THE REASONS PROJECT?

Is Anyone Telling Us The Truth? [Voltaire]

Is Anyone Telling Us The Truth? [Voltaire]: "An Italian parliamentary investigation unearthed the fact that the attacks were overseen by the CIA. Gladio agent Vincenzo Vinciguerra stated in sworn testimony that the attacks targeted innocent civilians, including women and children, in order “to force the public to turn to the state to ask for greater security.”"WHEN FACT IS STRANGER THAN FICTION?THE GREY HAIRED MEN(TARES)?

"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?"CHECK OUT THE SITE PUBLIC INQUIRY(IRISH CORRUPTION)

CIA: What Really Happened in the quiet French village of Pont-Saint-Esprit [Voltaire]

CIA: What Really Happened in the quiet French village of Pont-Saint-Esprit [Voltaire]: "Olson’s death has long been suspected to be a government-sponsored murder,"WHEN FACT IS STRANGER THAN FICTION?

SSRN-Brave New World? Human Rights in the Era of Globalisation by Paul O'Connell

SSRN-Brave New World? Human Rights in the Era of Globalisation by Paul O'Connell: "Then, with the benefit of greater definitional clarity, the remainder of the chapter is devoted to a consideration of the actual impact which globalisation has had on human rights to date; before then drawing some conclusions as to the potential long-term implications of globalisation for human rights, and the obstacles and opportunities which globalisation presents for the realisation of human rights."?

Professor's book examines impact of globalization on family life

Professor's book examines impact of globalization on family life: "While there is much debate on the negative impacts of globalization, more focus should be placed on the notion that globalization could also lead to greater social justice and equality."?

Moriarty tribunal to hear new evidence - The Irish Times - Tue, Mar 16, 2010

Moriarty tribunal to hear new evidence - The Irish Times - Tue, Mar 16, 2010: "Mr McFadden said when he met the tribunal in October 2002, he was of the view that written advice given by Mr Nesbitt at the time also covered the issue. The tribunal chairman has said the written advice from Mr Nesbitt does not address the issue."

"ENCOURAGECHANGE"paddoconnell8@gmail.com: Communicorp - Denis O'Brien

http://encouragechange.blogspot.com/2009/08/communicorp-denis-obrien.html: "'In 2000 he established The Iris O’Brien Foundation to identify and assist projects in Ireland and internationally which aim to alleviate disadvantaged communities'.ACADEMIC FREEDOM AND FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION IS COVERED I AM SHURE BY HUMAN RIGHTS?SO IS THE COMMISSION OF INVESTIGATIONS ACT 2004?MONEY MADE BY CORRUPT OR SUSPICIOUS BUSINESS DEALINGS IM NOT SHURE ABOUT,BUT THE CELTIC TIGER CUBS ARE BEEN EXPOSED LATELY THANKS TO THE RECESSION,IT IS ALSO EXPOSING THEIR SOCIAL CONNECTIONS SOMETHING THE INNER CITY CLASSES DONT HAVE.MAKES YOU WONDER WHY THERE IS SO MANY WORKINGCLASS PEOPLE LOCKED UP."

Moriarty lashes out at spin doctors - TV3

Moriarty lashes out at spin doctors - TV3: "He referred to a letter Denis O' Brien had written which described the tribunal's activities as 'a new low in Irish judicial history'."WHEN TRUTH IS STRANGER THAN FICTION?

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

BBC NEWS | Americas | Profile: Cardinal Bernard Law

BBC NEWS Americas Profile: Cardinal Bernard Law: "'I personally have in the past weeks experienced closeness to Jesus on the cross that I have never before in my life.'"JUST AS THE CHILDREN THAT WERE ABUSED FELT AND ARE STILL FEELING TO THIS DAY LIKE THEIR OWN PERSONAL CROWN OF THORNS.

The Associated Press: Merkel: Sex abuse scandal major challenge

The Associated Press: Merkel: Sex abuse scandal major challenge: "Chancellor Angela Merkel called the sex abuse scandal rocking the homeland of Pope Benedict XVI a major challenge to German society and warned the only way to come to terms with it was to 'find out everything that has happened.'"WHEN TRUTH IS STRANGER THAN FICTION?

Yahoo! Mail (oconnellpadd)

Yahoo! Mail (oconnellpadd): "AP - President Barack Obama's much-challenged health care overhaul gained traction Wednesday as a liberal lawmaker became the first to switch his opposition and Catholic nuns declared their support in an unusual public break with the bishops."THE REASONS PROJECT?

God's Wheat Field

God's Wheat Field: "There will be a great 'time of trouble' for all nations, society, governments, financial institutions, etc. The wheat class will be saved from that 'time of trouble' by the resurrection change. But the tares will not be saved from it; they will be cast into the trouble and have their portion with the hypocrites."SO LOOKING AROUND THE WORLD TODAY WHO OR WHERE ARE THESE HYPOCRITES?DONT GIVE UP ARCHBISHOP DIARMUID MARTIN GOD IS TRUELY ON YOUR SIDE.

How we treat the most vulnerable patients

How we treat the most vulnerable patients: "No mention of the family unit thats so revered in the constitution]"

Terry Prone: Shoplifters steal more than our property, they steal our time, our money and our self respect - Opinion, Frontpage - Herald.ie

Terry Prone: Shoplifters steal more than our property, they steal our time, our money and our self respect - Opinion, Frontpage - Herald.ie: "It's just one of the ways shoplifters have screwed with the rights of ordinary decent people"?

Murphy report: Church with a rotten core - Times Online

Murphy report: Church with a rotten core - Times Online: "Fr William Carney, a “crude and loutish” priest who “used bad language” and was then aged 29, had lunch with Michael Woods, the then health minister, in 1980."WHEN TRUTH IS STRANGER THAN FICTION?

Who killed Veronica Guerin?

Who killed Veronica Guerin?: "But the 'criminals' won't get off so lightly. Three men appeared in court
in July charged with bribing Garda O'Neill."THE REASONS PROJECT?

Who killed Veronica Guerin?

Who killed Veronica Guerin?: "The jury heard that in February 1995 Boyle was arrested in Dublin and became a police informer...."?ANTHONY MESSIT BRAY.

Griffin's most dangerous deal

Griffin's most dangerous deal: "But after 1993, charges were 'struck out' after Grif n allegedly struck an unusual deal with the gardaí. It was not until his arrest in 1995 at Dublin airport in possession of drugs that allegations about the deal were made. The ensuing criminal trial was what one source close to the case described as one of the most dramatic trials ever.

Grif n named a member of the Garda National Drugs Unit, Detective Sergeant Denis Palmer, who he said was his garda handler and knew about the drugs Grif n was bringing into the country from Amsterdam."

brianwhelan.net - Serious Questions Raised over Garda Ombudsman Report

brianwhelan.net - Serious Questions Raised over Garda Ombudsman Report: "The reputation of ordinary Gardaí is threatened by even the slightest hint of a cover-up in relation to deaths in Garda custody.”"IN RELATION TO ANY"WRONGDOING"WHAT SO- EVER?

brianwhelan.net - Serious Questions Raised over Garda Ombudsman Report

brianwhelan.net - Serious Questions Raised over Garda Ombudsman Report: "Serious Questions Raised over Garda Ombudsman Report"WHEN TRUTH IS STRANGER THAN FICTION?

Judge Mathis Calls U.S. Prison System Modern Day Slavery | News One

Judge Mathis Calls U.S. Prison System Modern Day Slavery News One: "Judge Mathis was on 106th and Park yesterday. He answered questions about his beliefs on the prison system. He criticized the prison system for selling prison labor to various companies for less than a dollar a day. Mathis pointed out that Black men are 60% of the prison population and also talked about the trap of bad schools and no opportunities that often results in African American men being in prison. Mathis has been actively speaking about the prison industrial complex for some time"THE REASONS PROJECT?

Public Inquiry · Unanswered questions

Public Inquiry · Unanswered questions: "Unanswered questions
April 7, 2007 in Gardai, The State by Anthony 17 comments
The following extracts are taken from RTEs This Week on Sunday March 25th 2007.
It is an important post because it records the questions asked by a Supreme Court judge, Justice Hardiman, arising from the disgraceful Frank Shortt case.
Mr. Shortt was framed by two policemen and at 59 years of age placed in jail where he served a full term. The policemen in question have never been brought to justice."I WONDER WHY?

A PLEA FOR JUSTICE: The Timothy Cole Story by Fred B. McKinley

A PLEA FOR JUSTICE: The Timothy Cole Story by Fred B. McKinley: "A PLEA FOR JUSTICE: The Timothy Cole Story
by
Fred B. McKinley"I WISH YOU THE BEST OF IRISH LUCK FRED.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Commission to Inquire into Child Abuse | Volume I - Chapter 13

Commission to Inquire into Child Abuse Volume I - Chapter 13: "There was a lack of co-operation between the Eastern Health Board, the Gardaí, St Clare’s and the authorities at Cabra."WHEN TRUTH IS STRANGER THAN FICTION?

Commission to Inquire into Child Abuse | Volume I - Chapter 13

Commission to Inquire into Child Abuse Volume I - Chapter 13: "The Christian Brothers in their Submission dated October 2006 acknowledged that individual Brothers had sexually abused boys in their care, but argued that there was ‘no evidence that it was a systemic phenomenon’. They defended the manner in which the Congregation dealt with such allegations, saying that there was no cover up and that:
Each incident was investigated thoroughly as soon as it came to the attention of the relevant authorities, and action was promptly taken. There was no cover up."?

National Lawyers Guild

National Lawyers Guild: "The National Lawyers Guild is dedicated to the need for basic and progressive change in the structure of our political and economic system. Through its members--lawyers, law students, jailhouse lawyers and legal workers united in chapters and committees--the Guild works locally, nationally and internationally as an effective political and social force in the service of the people."IF THE POLITICIANS,POLICE,PRIESTS, DID THIS THE WORLD WOULD BE A BETTER PLACE.

The Daily Bruin | National Lawyers Guild members attend protests to observe and record police action

The Daily Bruin National Lawyers Guild members attend protests to observe and record police action: "Now Ellis is a second-year student at the UCLA School of Law and a board member of the Guild’s Bruin chapter. He also works as a Guild legal observer, and watched and recorded police action on campus at the March 4 National Day of Action to Defend Education."

Monday, March 15, 2010

Paul O’Connell: School of Law: University of Leicester

Paul O’Connell: School of Law: University of Leicester: "He is currently completing his Ph.D., on comparative perspectives on the judicial role in the vindication of socio-economic rights, at NUI, Galway. In the past Paul has conducted research for the Irish Department of Justice, Equality and Law Reform, the Irish Human Rights Commission and the EU Network of Independent Experts on Fundamental Rights. Paul was also involved for a number of years with the Free Legal Advice Centres (FLAC), Ireland’s leading Public Interest Law organisation, both working as a researcher for FLAC and subsequently as a member of its National Council."WHEN TRUTH IS STRANGER THAN FICTION?THE REASONS PROJECT?TO PROFESSOR JOHN DILLON(TCD) HAVE A READ OF FRANK CRUMMYS NEWLY RELEASED BOOK,FR.BRIAN DARCY SEEMS TO LIKE IT.AND I LIKE"PUBLIC INQUIRY"(IRISH CORRUPTION)ITS WHERE I STARTED MY RANTS.

Lost Children In The Wilderness « Oconnellpadd13's Blog

Lost Children In The Wilderness « Oconnellpadd13's Blog: "“The Government has been strong on making promises and very weak when it comes to delivering social supports and services to the families and children most at risk.”"

News Archive, NUI Galway

News Archive, NUI Galway: "Thirty influential social commentators examining the relevance of the UDHR to modern Irish society. It features, among others, Archbishop of Dublin, Dr. Diarmuid Martin, Ombudsman Emily O’Reilly, Sean Og OhAilpin, NUI Chancellor and President of the Irish Human Rights Commission, Dr. Maurice Manning, Fr. Peter McVerry, Poet, Theo Dorgan as well as NUIG academics Kathleen Cavanaugh and Vinodh Jaichand of the Irish Centre for Human Rights"WHEN TRUTH IS STRANGER THAN FICTION?MENTAL STRESS?PSYCHOLOGICAL STRESS?PHYSICAL STRESS?CRONY STRESS?TURNING A BLIND EYE STRESS?THE STRESS OF INJUSTICES?SOCIAL CLASS STRESS?

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: "Judge Kinlen, who last year claimed that the prison system was a failure, is understood to have "accused named officials" of being guilty of criminal wrongdoing by failing to protect at-risk prisoners and operating sub standard conditions at the prisons."WHO ARE THEY ?WILL THEY BE EXPOSED JUST LIKE THE BISHOPS?

Public Inquiry · Who’s watching the watchers? « Oconnellpadd13's Blog

Public Inquiry · Who’s watching the watchers? « Oconnellpadd13's Blog: "As Dr.Paul Carson once said the socially disadvantaged in our society speak a different language to that of the middle class professionals”"I SUPPOSE THEY WRITE AND THINK DIFFERENTLY AS WELL?

The end of a decade of inquiry - The Irish Times - Sat, May 16, 2009

The end of a decade of inquiry - The Irish Times - Sat, May 16, 2009: "After so many years, and an estimated cost of more than €70 million, it has been one of the most secret and arguably the most controversial of the many tribunals of inquiry."WHEN FACTS ARE STRANGER THAN FICTION?

"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?"TAKE NOTE CHRISTINE BUCKLEY.

"ENCOURAGECHANGE"paddoconnell8@gmail.com

http://encouragechange.blogspot.com/search?updated-max=2009-05-21T12%3A43%3A00-07%3A00&max-results=7: "Justice Delayed Is Justice Denied.M.G.September 2004 Now May 2009?"WHEN TRUTH IS STRANGER THAN FICTION?THE REASONS PROJECT?CLASS-INEQUALITY?

"ENCOURAGECHANGE"paddoconnell8@gmail.com

http://encouragechange.blogspot.com/search?updated-max=2009-05-22T03%3A20%3A00-07%3A00&max-results=7: "There have been three events of some significance since my article, a fortnight ago, about Archbishop Diarmuid Martin and the 1962 Report on Artane by Father Henry Moore.WHOS WATCHING THE WATCHERS?2009."

"ENCOURAGECHANGE"paddoconnell8@gmail.com

http://encouragechange.blogspot.com/search?updated-max=2009-05-29T12%3A51%3A00-07%3A00&max-results=7: "Was described by a dectective garda as being mild."WHEN TRUTH IS STRANGER THAN FICTION?

"ENCOURAGECHANGE"paddoconnell8@gmail.com

http://encouragechange.blogspot.com/search?updated-max=2009-06-29T14%3A49%3A00-07%3A00&max-results=7: "Child neglect breeds next generation of criminals - Analysis, Opinion - Independent.ie.Dr.DIRAMUID MARTIN.?"

"ENCOURAGECHANGE"paddoconnell8@gmail.com

http://encouragechange.blogspot.com/search?updated-max=2009-07-03T11%3A10%3A00-07%3A00&max-results=7: "THE PRESIDENT WHO HAS BEEN SPEAKING RECENTLY IN DUBLIN CASTLE AND ELSE WHERE ABOUT ABUSES OF POWER AND AUTHORITY.DOES IT FOLLOW SINCE THE PRESIDENT IS THE PERSON THAT SIGNS THE LEGISLATION INTO LAW AND IF THAT LAW IS USED TO ABUSE HUMAN RIGHTS OR CIVIL LIBERTIES THEN HAS A RESPONSEABILITY TO THAT LAW?"

"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?"

"ENCOURAGECHANGE"paddoconnell8@gmail.com

http://encouragechange.blogspot.com/search?updated-max=2009-07-23T05%3A14%3A00-07%3A00&max-results=7: "'To examine and report on the nature of the response to those sample complaints or allegations on the part of the authorities to which those sample complaints or allegations were reported, including whether there is any evidence of attempts on the part of those authorities to obstruct, prevent or interfere with the proper investigation of such complaints'2004/2009?"

The Crimson Observer: Judge bishops by what they do, not by what they say

The Crimson Observer: Judge bishops by what they do, not by what they say: "The senior dean was promptly sent on a 1-year leave of absence to Rome after which his resignation from Maynooth was demanded by the Primate Cardinal O’Fiaich, on the rounds that “the bishops are gunning for you”."WHEN TRUTH IS STRANGER THAN FICTION?

RTÉ News: Bishop rejects calls to step down

RTÉ News: Bishop rejects calls to step down: "Fr Matthew Ring, has also called for the bishop to leave office, saying he left Cloyne nine years ago in protest against Dr Magee's response to allegations of psychological, emotional and sexual abuse"

Cardinal Brady is sued by victim of serial abuse priest - National News, Frontpage - Independent.ie

Cardinal Brady is sued by victim of serial abuse priest - National News, Frontpage - Independent.ie: "At least one priest, Fr Bruno Mulvhill, had raised the complaints with the Irish hierarchy as early as 1968."GOOD VS EVIL FROM THE GRAVE?THE REASONS PROJECT?

'As you look more and more', theknitter's blog message on Netlog

'As you look more and more', theknitter's blog message on Netlog: "As you look more and more into OUR TIMES in THOSE PLACES the DIMENSIONS EXPAND. What was so UNIQUE about IRELAND that it could produce a CHILD DETENTION system so DEPRAVED and SO EXPORTABLE?"

'Truth does not set you free', theknitter's blog message on Netlog

'Truth does not set you free', theknitter's blog message on Netlog: "She was a product and as much a victim of the environment she was brought up in,the type of encouragement she was given as a child was not a healthy one by the looks of things"WHEN TRUTH IS STRANGER THAN FICTION?

'Truth does not set you free', theknitter's blog message on Netlog

'Truth does not set you free', theknitter's blog message on Netlog: "While the children in them worked long hours under brutalising conditions the religious sat in splendind favour at the tables of the politcal and social elite, indeed it can be said that these religious orders created and nurtured this elite."THE REASONS PROJECT?

U4 Publication: La UNCAC y la corrupción judicial: Requisitos y vías para lograr la reforma

U4 Publication: La UNCAC y la corrupción judicial: Requisitos y vías para lograr la reforma: "The appointment, promotion and disciplinary processes biased are signs that the staff of the justice sector may not be well prepared to handle complex cases, including those involving corruption. The provisions unique to the UNCAC on international cooperation in a wide range of issues of law enforcement depends crucially on the existence of legal systems transparent and effective in the respective States."

Newborn baby was knifed over 40 times, inquest told - National News, Frontpage - Independent.ie

Newborn baby was knifed over 40 times, inquest told - National News, Frontpage - Independent.ie: "'I did not see the dead infant in the lane. I never made that statement. I'd like to know who did,' the retired inspector said. Michael Forde, counsel for Ms Owen, said this was an example of why his client criticised the investigation into the infant's death."VERY INTERESTING?

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Chase Community Giving on Facebook | Deafhope

Chase Community Giving on Facebook Deafhope: "The police arrive but they don't understand you"WHEN TRUTH IS STRANGER THAN FICTION?

Lost Children In The Wilderness

Lost Children In The Wilderness: "The Government has been strong on making promises and very weak when it comes to delivering social supports and services to the families and children most at risk."

Lost Children In The Wilderness: 'AGSI Makes Call Over Child Services'

Lost Children In The Wilderness: 'AGSI Makes Call Over Child Services': "The AGSI says emergency mobile phone numbers supplied by the HSE were not answered and the boy had to stay in Mallow Garda Station overnight."

"ENCOURAGECHANGE"paddoconnell8@gmail.com

http://encouragechange.blogspot.com/search?updated-min=2008-01-01T00%3A00%3A00-08%3A00&updated-max=2009-01-01T00%3A00%3A00-08%3A00&max-results=26: "How many of his collegues had been turning a blind eye in order to keep their own places in society?"WHEN TRUTH IS STRANGER THAN FICTION?

"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: "HE WILL TELL HIS TD!s,TO PROJECT HIS MESSAGE THAT IRELAND MUST MOVE AWAY FROM MATERIALISM AND SELF-INTEREST.?"

"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: "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?"

"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: "Does Diaramuid Martin still want a debate[forum]on the real true causes of crime.slan"?

Officer fights to clear his name, 40 years on - National News, Frontpage - Independent.ie

Officer fights to clear his name, 40 years on - National News, Frontpage - Independent.ie: "My potential as a human being was destroyed during the course of the interrogation and by the false labelling of me as a terrorist."

Black presidents and women MPs do not alone mean equality and justice | Gary Younge | Comment is free | The Guardian

Black presidents and women MPs do not alone mean equality and justice Gary Younge Comment is free The Guardian: "The change that brings about no change.'"WHEN TRUTH IS STRANGER THAN FICTION?

Café Pacific | Media freedom and transparency: 'Godfather' indicted after worst journalist massacre in Philippines

Café Pacific Media freedom and transparency: 'Godfather' indicted after worst journalist massacre in Philippines: "'Godfather' indicted after worst journalist massacre in Philippines"

Pussycat Paddy Is For The Birds at Senator Shane Ross

Pussycat Paddy Is For The Birds at Senator Shane Ross: "Sean had a rush of blood to the head"

‘Fair City’ star comes clean on his criminal past | ireland

‘Fair City’ star comes clean on his criminal past ireland: "Actor Tommy O’Neill plays one of the country’s best-known detectives in the hit soap Fair City, but he has revealed he was once a wanted criminal in real life"THERE MUST BE"HOPE"FOR OTHERS?

BBC News - Brady at abuse cover-up meetings

BBC News - Brady at abuse cover-up meetings: "The Irish Catholic primate, Cardinal Sean Brady, has said he was at meetings when two alleged victims of Fr Brendan Smyth signed an oath of silence."

Sprit2008’s Weblog

Sprit2008’s Weblog: "Family tree of the forgotten"BUT NOT BY THEIR OWN.

EILEEN FAIRWEATHER: Lost children of the Empire... and how uncovering their story has torn my family apart | Mail Online

EILEEN FAIRWEATHER: Lost children of the Empire... and how uncovering their story has torn my family apart Mail Online: "I Was Just A Number"THE REASONS PROJECT?

Cold case team confident they can crack murders - National News, Frontpage - Independent.ie

Cold case team confident they can crack murders - National News, Frontpage - Independent.ie: "Brian Stack was chief prison officer at Portlaoise jail when he was shot in the back of the neck as he left a boxing match at the National Stadium on the South Circular Road in Dublin on March 25, 1983"

'I want new probe into House of Horrors abuse' VICTIM CLAIMS PERVS STILL IN AREA. - Free Online Library

'I want new probe into House of Horrors abuse' VICTIM CLAIMS PERVS STILL IN AREA. - Free Online Library: "It is time for the gardai to get in and put an end to this. This should be investigated if there is new evidence and it needs to be closed so people can move on.'"

FAIR - www.victims.org.uk

FAIR - www.victims.org.uk: "Retired Garda Sergeant EOIN CORRIGAN was involved in the double murder of Chief Superintendent Harry Breen and Superintendent Robert Buchanan who were ambushed on 20 March 1989 on the Edenappa Road near Jonesborough."

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Londubh Books and eBooks

Londubh Books and eBooks: "‘I am privileged that Frank asked me to write this foreword for his book. It’s a thrilling read which will make you angry, especially, if like me, you have lived through the times he describes so well. His book is uplifting, pointed, human and delightfully hopeful.’
Fr Brian D’Arcy C.P."

Cork University Press - Prison Policy in Ireland: Criminal Justice versus Social Justice

Cork University Press - Prison Policy in Ireland: Criminal Justice versus Social Justice: "Prison Policy in Ireland examines the history of prison policy in Ireland, examining in particular the gap between officially stated policy and the actual situation."

Pope will struggle to survive abuse scandal - National News, Frontpage - Independent.ie

Pope will struggle to survive abuse scandal - National News, Frontpage - Independent.ie: "Pope will struggle to survive abuse scandal"

Police « GeekLawyer’s Blog

Police « GeekLawyer’s Blog: "More video evidence of police violence against anyone monitoring their actions has emerged. Surveillance is, apparently, something that only the authorities are allowed to do: the public monitoring of the activities of the State are not welcome."

National Security Whistleblowers Coalition

National Security Whistleblowers Coalition: "Educating the public concerning whistleblowing activity, provision of comfort and fellowship to national security whistleblowers suffering retaliation and other harms,"

Friday, March 12, 2010

irishtimes.com - No political home for advocates of a just society - Wed, Mar 10, 2010

irishtimes.com - No political home for advocates of a just society - Wed, Mar 10, 2010: "But what effect has there been in terms of changing power structures in Irish society, in terms of a significant redistribution of wealth and income, in terms of making a major inroad into the scale of inequality here, or giving a large part of the population a sense of empowerment, of esteem, of being involved in all aspects of society? Damn all. Damn all because the lead party of government, Fianna Fáil or Fine Gael, had no interest in doing anything substantial on these issues."

Jesuit Centre for Faith and Justice - Pro Bono: Still Relevant for Access to Justice

Jesuit Centre for Faith and Justice - Pro Bono: Still Relevant for Access to Justice: "These traditions are among the forces that have influenced the long-established practice of lawyers undertaking work pro deo, or pro bono publico (for the public good). What is now generally called ‘pro bono’ refers to work done by a solicitor or barrister without expectation of a fee.5"

Jesuit Centre for Faith and Justice - Morris Tribunal Report and the Garda Siochana Bill 2004

Jesuit Centre for Faith and Justice - Morris Tribunal Report and the Garda Siochana Bill 2004: "It may be recalled that a Fianna Fáil Government appointed the late Judge Barra O'Briain to investigate the activities of the 'Heavy Gang' in the mid-1970s. He produced a report with detailed recommendations, ranging from the appointment of a 'custodial guardian' in each Garda Station to the provision of audio tape-recording facilities for use during questioning. Thirty years and a succession of different Governments later, not a single one of his recommendations has been implemented, apart from the very recent installation of video-recorders in some Garda stations. His recommendations would have reduced considerably the reasons for many of the complaints made against Gardai in recent times and might have stemmed the loss of confidence in the Gardai by the public. A series of high profile cases, from the Kerry Babies case to the Dean Lyons case, which raised serious public concerns about the policies and procedures of Garda investigations, met with a total lack of political response."

Irish National Caucus: The MacBride Principles at 25

Irish National Caucus: The MacBride Principles at 25: "Injustice anywhere is an affront to justice everywhere”."

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Public Inquiry · Who’s watching the watchers?

Public Inquiry · Who’s watching the watchers?: "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?those who profess to be nonjudgmental and defenders of independence and impartiality have from my experiance turned out to be spurious more rhetoric than honest of dubious legitimacy.as a judge from australia said if people never felt the “sting”of unfair laws it is hard for them to appreciate the need for reform,he also said people dont realise how important it is to have law reformers who are strong ,courageous and bold,Judge Kinlen was all of that.and i personally look forward to his last report where he names officials"THE REASONS PROJECT?

Public Inquiry · Who’s watching the watchers?

Public Inquiry · Who’s watching the watchers?: "Dr.paul carson once said the socially disadvantaged in our society speak a different language to that of the middle class professionals."

Paul O’Connell: School of Law: University of Leicester

Paul O’Connell: School of Law: University of Leicester: "Legal Theory and Jurisprudence."

Critical Legal Thinking

Critical Legal Thinking: "The best time to demystify ideology is when it enters into crisis."

Terence Wheelock « Human Rights in Ireland

Terence Wheelock « Human Rights in Ireland: "What is also noteworthy about this case is that the Commission also exercised its power under s.84 to consider a case where the incident occured outside of the standard time limits (usually complaints must be made within six months of the incident). In this case the Commission was not actually in existence when the event occured. The requirement for this to occur is that there exist ‘good reasons for doing so’. It is encouraging to see the willingness of the Commission to exercise this power."

Call to stop imprisoning children | Irish Examiner

Call to stop imprisoning children Irish Examiner: "'I, therefore, particularly welcome the recommendation contained in the report that supports both my own and the Committee on the Rights of the Child recommendation to extend the remit of the Ombudsman for Children’s Office to include the power to receive complaints from children so held.'"A GOOD START WOULD BE TO PERUSE ALL THE OLD FILES OF JUVENILES COMPLAINTS.

Call to stop imprisoning children | Irish Examiner

Call to stop imprisoning children Irish Examiner: "The report by the Irish Penal Reform Trust (IPRT) said there were 241 committals of boys aged 16 and 17 to the Dublin prison in 2008."I WAS FIFTEEN IN 1964.

Penal Policy « Human Rights in Ireland

Penal Policy « Human Rights in Ireland: "Professor Walsh raised many questions about the level of political control of the gardaí provided for under the Garda Síochána Act 2005, the potential strengths and weaknesses of the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission and the general secrecy of the Gardaí as an institution."

'British Fritzl' made daughters pregnant 18 times after social services failings | Mail Online

'British Fritzl' made daughters pregnant 18 times after social services failings Mail Online: "Shocking failings by social services and police... but no one's been sacked"TAKING HOME A WAGE ON FALSE PRETENCES?IN OTHER WORDS NOT DOING THE JOB THEY ARE BEEN PAID TO DO?

RTÉ News: Boy in HSE care 'left in internet cafe'

RTÉ News: Boy in HSE care 'left in internet cafe': "The Health Service Executive left a 16-year-old boy, who is waiting for psychiatric assessment, in an internet cafe on Tuesday night because it had no suitable accommodation for him."EQUALITY?

RTÉ News: Anglo seeks to recover €70m from FitzPatrick

RTÉ News: Anglo seeks to recover €70m from FitzPatrick: "Anglo seeks to recover €70m from FitzPatrick"

Anglo 'paid bonuses' to departing managers - The Irish Times - Thu, Mar 11, 2010

Anglo 'paid bonuses' to departing managers - The Irish Times - Thu, Mar 11, 2010: "Mr Drumm, who is being sued by the bank over unpaid loans totalling €8.3 million, is counter-claiming for €2.6 million from the bank, which includes a €661,000 bonus deferred for 2006"

The Press Association: Fourth man remanded over pub murder

The Press Association: Fourth man remanded over pub murder: "The Coombe"

Public Inquiry · Corruption? Not in Ireland

Public Inquiry · Corruption? Not in Ireland: "The despair of silence by the not so well connected?What sort of influence does a persons environment have on them in relation to future prospects in a corrupt society.It is alleged the weak,are as important as the strong and powerful,in Michelle LaVaughn Robinsons thesis she is quoted as saying 43% of those she interviewed believe that god influences the way society is organised?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 · Unanswered questions

Public Inquiry · Unanswered questions: "I always knew it but now i am convinced more than ever that ireland is run on the “enron”principle,take john purcell comptroller and auditor general, when asked by a visiting foreign official,how many people are in jail as a result of your investigations?his answer “in many cases the public berating of people involved in controversies is punishment enough.”"

Public Inquiry · What’s new?

Public Inquiry · What’s new?: "If your not in some kind of gang your doomed?f"

Public Inquiry · Be very afraid

Public Inquiry · Be very afraid: "I AM MORE THAN SHURE THE PUBLIC IS VERY AWARE WHAT IT COSTS TO KEEP THE PRISONERS THAT COME FROM THE NORTH AND SOUTH INNER CITY IN PRISON?"

Public Inquiry · Who’s watching the watchers?

Public Inquiry · Who’s watching the watchers?: " I suppose thats the malaise of a class society created by the hidden hand of the same grey haired men,if you doubt my word just check out how drugs were really allowed take a hold on working class communities who had the power to stop it from getting into the country who denied it existed for years while those affected by it knew better,who are now saying there is nothing wrong with our mental health system?"

Lost labours - why I support the Lib Dems

Lost labours - why I support the Lib Dems: "New Labour in office has had one all-consuming purpose: re-election. Since 1997, their every working day was based around the task of prolonging their term of office. It filled in the ideological hollow and justified ever-encroaching authoritarianism and a pandering to the right on criminal justice and other areas of social policy."

DPP sent report over Wheelock custody death

DPP sent report over Wheelock custody death: "He said a report on the lengthy inquiry had been forwarded to the DPP, who will now decide what course of action – if any – to take."THE REASONS PROJECT?

CLLR AODHÁN Ó RÍORDÁIN

CLLR AODHÁN Ó RÍORDÁIN: "Cllr O Ríordáin Welcomes High Court Decision to Refuse Appeal
to Bar Code Nightclub"

Interview with Larry Wheelock: “No Justice, Just Us” - Workers Solidarity Movement

Interview with Larry Wheelock: “No Justice, Just Us” - Workers Solidarity Movement: "“We got in touch with Yvonne Bambery [the family’s solicitor] and she comes to the hospital the next day and says…‘he didn’t do this to himself’."LABOUR COUNCILLOR AIDAN O RIORDAN.

Niagara Whistleblower Joins FAIR Advisory Board | FAIR

Niagara Whistleblower Joins FAIR Advisory Board FAIR: "'I'm proud to be a part of what FAIR is trying to accomplish.' said Gale. 'Employees are often the first to know about wrongdoing that threatens the public interest, but in Canada, as I found out, there is little to protect them if they speak out. We need to correct this absurd situation and I'm confident that we will.'"

An American Mutant: A Three-Part Series on the Man-Child - David Masciotra - Subtle Subversion - True/Slant

An American Mutant: A Three-Part Series on the Man-Child - David Masciotra - Subtle Subversion - True/Slant: "The rising rate of inequality in America is a scandal of epic proportions that should not only be the subject of lengthy discussion, but also borderline violent protest. It is shocking that the American populace has reacted so mutedly and meekly to wages stagnating for thirty years, exorbitant health insurance rates, astronomical costs of higher education, failing public schools, and outsourced living wage jobs, while the wealthiest, most parasitic, and destructive Americans continue to be awarded for their work in the form of tax breaks, bailouts, and bonuses."SOUND FAMILIAR?

Future of Interrogation - Boing Boing

Future of Interrogation - Boing Boing: "The idea that coercive interrogation works rests on an untested and largely unsupported framework, says Shane O'Mara, director of the Institute of Neuroscience at Trinity College Dublin, Ireland."THE REASONS PROJECT?

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

CONNECT TO MY ANGELS: Current campaign | Irish Penal Reform Trust (IPRT)

CONNECT TO MY ANGELS: 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.'"

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."

Garda Ombudsman blames procedural shortcomings for death in custody | IOL

Garda Ombudsman blames procedural shortcomings for death in custody IOL: "The report has however identified a number of procedural shortcomings including 'a lack of clear instruction' which led to the presence of a ligature point in Terence Wheelock's cell at Store Street garda station."

"ENCOURAGECHANGE"paddoconnell8@gmail.com: Facebook | Revolutionise-the Law-society

http://encouragechange.blogspot.com/2009/07/facebook-revolutionise-law-society.html: "This institution needs to change it's requirements because it has the potential to cause great anxiety for young graduates whose dreams are being dashed and it stays silent."SHURE THATS THE MAINSTAY OF CORRUPTION"SILENCE"?

"ENCOURAGECHANGE"paddoconnell8@gmail.com: Facebook | Revolutionise-the Law-society

http://encouragechange.blogspot.com/2009/07/facebook-revolutionise-law-society.html: "'Revolutionise-the Law-society Problem #1: CANNOT SECURE AN APPRENTICESHIP: The only people getting into Blackhall next year will have either a father or uncle solicitor to take them under their wing and into their firm, those of us who were not born into the golden circle however don't stand a chance. I know there are some exceptions but I'm referring generally to the rule here, not the exceptions.'LIVING IN A BUBBLE CALLED THE'ELITEST MONOPOLY'?"

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

http://encouragechange.blogspot.com/2009/07/facebook-ben-coppage.html: "'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."

"ENCOURAGECHANGE"paddoconnell8@gmail.com: Facebook | Padd O'connell

http://encouragechange.blogspot.com/2009/07/facebook-padd-oconnell_21.html: "'The spirit of inquiry is the engine of democracy. The democratic process is nothing less than citizens regularly asking what kind of society they want to live in and whom they want to lead them. But more and more people are avoiding the whole messy business of questioning'EXCEPT THOSE ON PUBLIC INQUIRY AND MAYBE FRANK CONNOLLY."THE REASONS PROJECT?

Inquisition 21st Century «

Inquisition 21st Century «: "Like Guttenberg’s printing press, the Internet is the only modern avenue to disseminate the Truth of our Time."

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"

The Celtic Connection - Around Town

The Celtic Connection - Around Town: "Accompanying Attorney General Gallagher to Olympia were aide Francis Kieran,"

Strange Justice: July 2007

Strange Justice: July 2007: "A federal judge has ordered the US government to pay more than $US101 million in the case of four men who spent decades in prison for a 1965 murder they did not commit after the FBI withheld evidence of their innocence."

Public Inquiry · Who’s watching the watchers?

Public Inquiry · Who’s watching the watchers?: "{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."

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

The Associated Press: Pope's brother: I ignored physical abuse reports

The Associated Press: Pope's brother: I ignored physical abuse reports: "The Rev. Georg Ratzinger, 86, said he was completely unaware of allegations of sexual abuse at the Regensburger Domspatzen boys choir, part of a string of charges of sex abuse by church employees across Europe in recent days."

Facebook | MARANATHA YOUTH CLUB - KILBARRACK

Facebook MARANATHA YOUTH CLUB - KILBARRACK: "Reflect on the events of the week and to 'air their views'."

"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.”'"

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."

Abused, then failed by the State: how a girl met a tragic en

Abused, then failed by the State: how a girl met a tragic en: "BACKGROUND:The Tracey Fay report highlights gross failings in the response of the care system to a person who needed help, writes JAMIE SMYTH,Social Affairs Correspondent"

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"

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Digg / encouragechange / History / Submissions

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Digg / encouragechange / History / Submissions

Digg / encouragechange / History / Submissions

Digg / encouragechange / History / Submissions: "What lessons are learnt after Galway Abuse Report? � Inclusi
Submitted in News - on 05/26/2009"

Facebook | Padd O'connell

Facebook Padd O'connell: "Michael O Boyce(GRA)Calls For Probe Into TD'S Cash?"THE REASONS PROJECT?

4FM: Mental health provision for prisoners | Irish Penal Reform Trust (IPRT)

4FM: Mental health provision for prisoners Irish Penal Reform Trust (IPRT): "The discussion was sparked by an article by Cormac O'Keeffe in the Irish Examiner, which reported on a woman's plea for adequate treatment for her brother who has been diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia."IRELANDS UNHEALTHY MENTAL HEALTH SYSTEM.?

Public Inquiry · Senator Norris – Defending the corrupt status quo

Public Inquiry · Senator Norris – Defending the corrupt status quo: "Totally ineffective, very expensive and stuffed with self important politicians who have more in common with the aristocracy of pre-revolutionary France than with the duties of running a functional democracy."HOW VERY TRUE JUST THINK TRACY FAY?OR IN PLOITICAL PARLANCE"TF".

Picking up the bill to keep Bailey brothers in business - The Irish Times - Tue, Aug 18, 2009

Picking up the bill to keep Bailey brothers in business - The Irish Times - Tue, Aug 18, 2009: "The hard-pressed taxpayers of Ireland are bailing out men who have shown utter contempt for the law, writes FINTAN O'TOOLE"

Public Inquiry · Corporate

Public Inquiry · Corporate: "The most notorious case involving CRH was the revelation that Haughey’s criminal bagman, Des Traynor, operated the illegal Ansbacher bank from the head office of CRH for years."

Wheelock Inquest told of bruise's, abrasions, and bloody clothes - Indymedia Ireland

Wheelock Inquest told of bruise's, abrasions, and bloody clothes - Indymedia Ireland: "Wheelock Inquest told of bruise's, abrasions, and bloody clothes"THE REASONS PROJECT?

The Press Association: Watchdog slams the political class

The Press Association: Watchdog slams the political class: "'Unfortunately, the model of government set out in the Irish Constitution has become more of a fiction than a reality,' she said."STRANGE YOUR ONLY FINDING THIS OUT NOW?

Monday, March 8, 2010

Causes of and Solutions to Crime: What New Orleanians can Learn for the Upcoming Election : NOLA Indymedia

Causes of and Solutions to Crime: What New Orleanians can Learn for the Upcoming Election : NOLA Indymedia: "Causes of and Solutions to Crime:"

What the Mob Can Learn from Payday Lenders | Poverty in America | Change.org

What the Mob Can Learn from Payday Lenders Poverty in America Change.org: "The mob offers better rates and easier terms than payday lenders."

Iceland rejections rejects repayment plan – where is the mandate for NAMA? | Joe Higgins.eu

Iceland rejections rejects repayment plan – where is the mandate for NAMA? Joe Higgins.eu: "The massive rejection of the repayment proposals in Iceland poses some awkward questions for the government in Ireland. Where is its mandate for NAMA?"THE CONSTITUTION?

Minister drew Nama names from panel of 36 - The Irish Times - Mon, Mar 08, 2010

Minister drew Nama names from panel of 36 - The Irish Times - Mon, Mar 08, 2010: "Details on pay rates for Nama board members were not released."THE GREY HAIRED MEN SYNDROME?

Courses Information

Courses Information: "Mr. Childers, said yesterday that, if city life in the future is to become good rather than evil, local people must become mutually and totally involved in the welfare and lives of their neighbours. If this were not done, he said, all the advantages of city life would be out-weighed by the fact that the people living in these huge areas did not know or care either about their neighbours or their own locality."WAS HE RIGHT?

The Rag Blog: Poor Grow Poorer : Richest 1% Has Captured America's Wealth

The Rag Blog: Poor Grow Poorer : Richest 1% Has Captured America's Wealth: "'The war against working people should be understood to be a real war... Specifically in the U.S., which happens to have a highly class-conscious business class... And they have long seen themselves as fighting a bitter class war, except they don't want anybody else to know about it.' -- Noam Chomsky"EQUALITY?

Perth barrister appointed WA's new DPP

Perth barrister appointed WA's new DPP: "'Mr McGrath also has defence counsel experience in a range of areas, including complex corporate matters such as insider trading, market manipulation and other fraud matters,' Mr Porter said."THE REASONS PROJECT?

Kilbarrack Foxfield Parish

Kilbarrack Foxfield Parish: "Where all are encouraged and enabled to develop and use their diverse gifts in building this community,"AS THE ABOVE HEADING STATES ON THIS BLOG.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

HSE under pressure as inquiry urged on teen death | The Irish Times

HSE under pressure as inquiry urged on teen death The Irish Times: "The Colquhoun case, meanwhile, is likely to put a renewed focus on the emergency “out of hours” hostel system in Dublin, which has been linked to a number of deaths of vulnerable children in care."

Londubh Books and eBooks

Londubh Books and eBooks: "Extremely small in stature but possessed of enormous confidence, always on the side of the underdog, always a thorn in the side of the establishment and fearless in fighting for what he believed to be right"CONGRATULATIONS FRANK FROM SOMEONE YOU HELPED IN THE 1970S.

Health won’t escape cuts of Budget 2009: ThePost.ie

Health won’t escape cuts of Budget 2009: ThePost.ie: "This was followed with the confirmation last week that the HSE had paid international consultants McKinsey €1 million for producing a review of its structures which recommended a return to more regionalised decision-making systems, something the HSE’s critics had been demanding since it was first formed over three years ago."I NOTICED IN THE 17 REPORTS THAT WERE LEFT GATHERING DUST ON HEALTH BOARD SHELFS INCLUDING THE REVELANT MINISTER MR.ANDREWS THAT THERE IS A FILE ON A HIT AND RUN VICTIM,I KNOW FOR A FACT IN RELATION TO THE BED AND BREAKFAST HOSTELS PEOPLE ARE SENT TO THAT THERE IS ANOTHER CASE OF A HIT AND RUN VICTIM WHO SPENT MONTHS IN HOSPITAL,THIS VICTIM IS PROFOUNDLY DEAF AND NONE SPEAKING NOBODY IN AUTHORITY GAVE A SHIT INCLUDING THE MANAGEMENT OF THE SAID B AND B,THIS VICTIM WAS ALSO ASSULTED IN A B AND B OUT IN TALLAGHT MILES AWAY FROM HIS FAMILY?WHAT ARE EFFICIENCY BONUSES PAID TO TOP MANAGEMENT FOR?

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Public Inquiry · Who’s watching the watchers?

Public Inquiry · Who’s watching the watchers?: "Just check all the reports and recommendations made since 1964,has anything changed for the better?"

Public Inquiry · Be very afraid

Public Inquiry · Be very afraid: "WILL THERE EVER BE A DEFINITIVE ACCOUNT OF ALL PAST AND PRESENT HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSES IN IRELAND”?"THE REASONS PROJECT?

Blurred Keys » Blog Archive » It’s hard to take the Evening Herald seriously

Blurred Keys » Blog Archive » It’s hard to take the Evening Herald seriously: "The cheerleaders of bad laws do not have the moral right to cry when the kind of laws they promote are turned on them"NOW WOULDNT IT BE WONDERFUL IF THE LAWS OF THE LAND APPLIED TO EVERYONE EQUALLY?CRIME WOULD VANISH OVER NIGHT???????

Blurred Keys » Blog Archive » It’s hard to take the Evening Herald seriously

Blurred Keys » Blog Archive » It’s hard to take the Evening Herald seriously: "This may all be viewed a ivory tower commentary"?

Prosecutors Must be Held Accountable for Misconduct | The Justice Project

Prosecutors Must be Held Accountable for Misconduct The Justice Project: "Few are held accountable for violations of their ethical obligations."SOUNDS VERY IRISH TO ME?

Dad suing State over 16 hours in cell with corpse - National News, Frontpage - Herald.ie

Dad suing State over 16 hours in cell with corpse - National News, Frontpage - Herald.ie: "He said he called for help but got no response"?

Friday, March 5, 2010

Labour founder's views on equality still ring true for public services | Society | The Guardian

Labour founder's views on equality still ring true for public services Society The Guardian: "Furthermore, some charities are run by committees of the wealthy and powerful. Top directors of some charities, while decrying poverty and inequality, may be paid the kind of excessive salaries that reinforce these evils."???????

Tragic end to lives of vulnerable teenagers left in the State's care - National News, Frontpage - Independent.ie

Tragic end to lives of vulnerable teenagers left in the State's care - National News, Frontpage - Independent.ie: "In April 1998, on foot of a High Court order from Mr Justice Peter Kelly, she was placed in Newtown House, a secure high-support facility in Co Wicklow."HOW DO PROFOUNDLY DEAF PEOPLE FAIR IN SIMILAR SCENARIO?

'They turned their backs on him from the cradle to the grave . . .' - National News, Frontpage - Independent.ie

'They turned their backs on him from the cradle to the grave . . .' - National News, Frontpage - Independent.ie: "They met with Children's Minister Barry Andrews last October, but have not heard from him or the Health Service Executive (HSE) since."?

Mother of girl at centre of care report criticises HSE | Newstalk - Ireland's National Independent Talk Radio Broadcaster

Mother of girl at centre of care report criticises HSE Newstalk - Ireland's National Independent Talk Radio Broadcaster: "Tracey’s mother Doreen has denied a claim in the report that she knocked out her daughter’s teeth and that Tracey suffered domestic abuse at the hands of her stepfather."I WAS WONDERING IF ALAN SHATTER OR ANY OF HIS CONCERNED COLLEAGUES HAVE SPOKEN TO DOREEN CURLEY OR EVEN MET IN PERSON ANY OF HER FAMILY AND FRIENDS?FORGET ABOUT PROTOCOL,SYSTEM FAILURES,LEGAL PROCESS,CHAOTIC,REVIEW,OFFICIAL,COMPILED,JURISDICTION,SENSITIVITY,INSENSITIVITY.THE LIVING CHILD IS JUST AS, IF NOT MORE IMPORTANT THAN THE UNBORN CHILD.IF A PARENT CAN BE CHARGED WITH NEGLECT WHY NOT HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS?

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Public Inquiry · Unanswered questions

Public Inquiry · 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,it was the stories u heard that only many years later made some kind of sense ,for instance i cant recall the exactdate but a peggy flynn who had just come back from lourdes {she was supposed to be a prostitute}was found murdered on sandycove beach, by coinscidence i met the person who was on remand in mountjoy accused of this crime he told me that even though he was going to plead guilty he would never go to prison?i was told a lot of other things which i took with a pinch of salt but these other things were confirmed to me by by an m,w, whos then girlfriend was a prostitute as were most of her friends,the person did stand trial was repersented by frank martin who went on to be a judge of the irish courts and as he said he did not go to prison for that ladys murder,thats one example,"THOSE WORKING-CLASS CHILDREN THAT ARE CONDEMED TO A LIFE OF HELL BY THE "POWERS THAT BE"?

Judge strikes out prostitution case against tragic teen | BreakingNews.ie

Judge strikes out prostitution case against tragic teen BreakingNews.ie: "Defence solicitor Catherine Ghent detailed the young woman’s background for the court telling the judge that the girl came from an exceptionally dysfunctional background: her mother was a heroin addict; there was violence in the home; she had been taken to England by a 26-year-old man against her and her family’s wishes at the age of 16; he had injected her with heroin; throughout childhood she had to look after a sibling and her mother and though she is a recovering addict her mother still pressures her to take heroin."

Prison Law Seminar Series: Sentencing and Procedure in Youth Justice Cases | Irish Penal Reform Trust (IPRT)

Prison Law Seminar Series: Sentencing and Procedure in Youth Justice Cases Irish Penal Reform Trust (IPRT): "Gráinne and Catherine gave a fascinating if somewhat depressing picture of the failure of the legal system to adequately vindicate the rights of the most vulnerable children coming before them."

McDowell deals death blow to crime journalism: ThePost.ie

McDowell deals death blow to crime journalism: ThePost.ie: "The plight of the crime journalist is unlikely to cause McDowell any sleepless nights. O'Toole broke the story about the assault on McDowell's son, the piece about the minister's infamous 'hop it' comment to a garda whom he dismissed from his home, and the subsequent scoop revealing the plans to gag crime journalists."THE REASONS PROJECT?

Murphy’s law: ThePost.ie

Murphy’s law: ThePost.ie: "‘‘The era where evil people could do [evil things] under the cover of the cloth, facilitated and shielded from the consequences by their authorities, while the lives of children were ruined with such cruelty, is over for good.”"IS IT REALLY?

Michael McDowell: mad, bad, or just control freak? - Analysis, Opinion - Independent.ie

Michael McDowell: mad, bad, or just control freak? - Analysis, Opinion - Independent.ie: "Our official culture, already intensely secretive and suspicious of any inquiry, will become even more so. Whistle-blowing - a rare enough phenomenon in Irish life - will become rarer still."

The Department of Justice, Equality and Law Reform: Establishment of a Commission of Investigation following the death of Mr. Gary Douch

The Department of Justice, Equality and Law Reform: Establishment of a Commission of Investigation following the death of Mr. Gary Douch: "The Commission, to be headed by Ms Grainne McMorrow, S.C., will be established under the Commissions of Investigation Act, 2004 and will be independent with full statutory powers to investigate the matter and to take sworn evidence. The Commission is expected to report before the end of this year."

The role of communities in safeguarding children and young people. Gordon Jack. 2009; Child Abuse Review - Wiley InterScience

The role of communities in safeguarding children and young people. Gordon Jack. 2009; Child Abuse Review - Wiley InterScience: "Nevertheless, it is argued that these policy developments are unlikely to be successful unless they are accompanied by fundamental changes within the culture of many agencies and professions."?

Sinead Ryan: Tracey Fay was our Baby P and someone must be held to account - Sinead Ryan, Columnists - Herald.ie

Sinead Ryan: Tracey Fay was our Baby P and someone must be held to account - Sinead Ryan, Columnists - Herald.ie: "Tracey's horror of abuse went on for a further 16 years how-ever, much of it inflicted by the State which was constitutionally bound to protect her."THOSE THAT TAKE HOME A WAGE ON FALSE PRETENSES?

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

"ENCOURAGECHANGE"paddoconnell8@gmail.com

http://encouragechange.blogspot.com/search?updated-max=2009-08-14T10%3A12%3A00-07%3A00&max-results=7: "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?"

"ENCOURAGECHANGE"paddoconnell8@gmail.com

http://encouragechange.blogspot.com/search?updated-max=2009-08-14T10%3A12%3A00-07%3A00&max-results=7: "MARY ELLEN RING 25/3/1993."THE REASONS PROJECT?

"ENCOURAGECHANGE"paddoconnell8@gmail.com

http://encouragechange.blogspot.com/search?updated-max=2009-08-14T12%3A36%3A00-07%3A00&max-results=7: "'How can kids from a disadvantaged background who spend years studying cope in irish society against a culture of 'legal corruption'that involves favours,vested interests,patronage,and personal relationships?'"AND CLASS BIAS.

"ENCOURAGECHANGE"paddoconnell8@gmail.com

http://encouragechange.blogspot.com/search?updated-max=2009-08-17T07%3A12%3A00-07%3A00&max-results=7: "CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS THAT REMAIN MEANINGLESS IN PRACTICE?"

"ENCOURAGECHANGE"paddoconnell8@gmail.com

http://encouragechange.blogspot.com/search?updated-max=2009-08-21T11%3A59%3A00-07%3A00&max-results=7: "IS IT POSSIBLE TO FIND OUT IF THERE IS ANY CONFLICT OF INTERESTS,by those who draw up the legislation and those who are tasked to implement it?"

"ENCOURAGECHANGE"paddoconnell8@gmail.com

http://encouragechange.blogspot.com/search?updated-max=2009-08-30T15%3A04%3A00-07%3A00&max-results=7: "It is generally only those who grow up in the most severe poverty that we send to our prisons.'"AND LET DIE ON OUR STREETS?

"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?"

Blogger: User Profile: Susan M. Arcuri

Blogger: User Profile: Susan M. Arcuri: "Susan M. Arcuri"THE REASONS PROJECT?

Failure to publish child death reports is a scandal; Shatter alleges HSE management believe themselves entitled to impunity for child protection failures « Alan Shatter TD – Better Politics

Failure to publish child death reports is a scandal; Shatter alleges HSE management believe themselves entitled to impunity for child protection failures « Alan Shatter TD – Better Politics: "publish reports into the deaths of Tracey Fay and David Foley. Tracey Fay died in 2002 having been under the care of the Eastern Health Board and David Foley in 2005 having also been under the care of the Eastern Health Board and subsequently the HSE."THE REASONS PROJECT?

Irish Examiner - 2005/10/25: Farrell and Bailey refuse to talk to garda inquiry

Irish Examiner - 2005/10/25: Farrell and Bailey refuse to talk to garda inquiry: "Ms Farrell's claims she was induced by gardaí into falsely identifying Mr Bailey near the scene of the murder in December 1996."?

Is the Irish Police Service (Garda) an essential cog in the Organised Crime Network - can there be any doubt now?

Is the Irish Police Service (Garda) an essential cog in the Organised Crime Network - can there be any doubt now?: "The testimony on behalf of the papers, led by Paul Gallagher SC, was a potted history of the case, as gleaned from the garda investigation file. The file has been given to the Director of Public Prosecutions, who declared two weeks ago that there was insufficient evidence to prosecute anybody for the murder of du Plantier."?

RTE on Urlingford drugs fiasco

RTE on Urlingford drugs fiasco: "Former Garda Jack Doyle, who was himself involved in the covert drugs operations,"?

Brilliance under fire - The Irish Times - Sat, Jun 27, 2009

Brilliance under fire - The Irish Times - Sat, Jun 27, 2009: "One thing is certain: the advice he gave to the Government on the judges’ levy would have been researched very thoroughly indeed."

What next for Irish probe into du Plantier murder?: ThePost.ie

What next for Irish probe into du Plantier murder?: ThePost.ie: "It has been over a year since Chief Superintendent Ray McAndrew forwarded his report into alleged garda misconduct to the Director of Public Prosecutions, James Hamilton."?

Bailey seeks Garda files on Toscan du Plantier murder case - The Irish Times - Fri, Oct 30, 2009

Bailey seeks Garda files on Toscan du Plantier murder case - The Irish Times - Fri, Oct 30, 2009: "Mr Bailey is also seeking the report of the review by Assistant Garda Commissioner Ray McAndrew into the Garda handling of the investigation."

Paul O’Connell: School of Law: University of Leicester

Paul O’Connell: School of Law: University of Leicester: "Judicial role in the vindication of socio-economic rights,"THE RIGHT TO LIFE AND PROPER CARE?

Teenager death report 'suppressed' - The Irish Times - Wed, Mar 03, 2010

Teenager death report 'suppressed' - The Irish Times - Wed, Mar 03, 2010: "In 2000, the EHB was ordered by the courts to provide her with more suitable accommodation and to draw up a care plan."?

PJ Browne: It's a serious abuse of power to investigate the Herald - Opinion, Frontpage - Herald.ie

PJ Browne: It's a serious abuse of power to investigate the Herald - Opinion, Frontpage - Herald.ie: "Is it designed, as it appears, to protect the political system by using garda resources?"SHURE THEY HAVE PROTECTING THE POLITICAL SYSTEM SINCE THE FOUNDATION OF THE STATE,WHAT ABOUT THE GARDA FALLON FILE?

Free Law Essay | Free 2.2 Law Essays - Implied Trusts/ Proprietary Estoppel.

Free Law Essay Free 2.2 Law Essays - Implied Trusts/ Proprietary Estoppel.: "It is an eternal question: are criminals born or made?"THEY ARE CREATED.

'Secret' report into tragic teen published

'Secret' report into tragic teen published: "'Secret' report into tragic teen published"WAS THIS TEENAGER FROM THE MIDDLE-CLASSES OR WORKING-CLASS?