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Monday, May 31, 2010

Alleged Abuse Victim: Pope "Did Nothing" - CBS News

Alleged Abuse Victim: Pope "Did Nothing" - CBS News: "Murphy worked at the former St. John's School for the Deaf in St. Francis from 1950 to 1975. He died in 1998"THE REASONS PROJECT?

Sprit2008′s Weblog

Sprit2008′s Weblog: "I have always wondered why it was that those who worked the hardest all their lives could end up in a paupers grave?"

How we treat the most vulnerable patients

How we treat the most vulnerable patients: "WHEN POWER CONSUMES YOUR COURAGE AND PRINCIPLES"TRANSPARANCY,ACCOUNTABILITY,HELD TO ACCOUNT,COMPLAINTS"PROPERLY"INVESTIGATED?BULL-SHIT.THATS THE WAY WORKING-CLASS PEOPLE ARE TREATED.

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

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

Michael Noonan on the frontline - Page 2

Michael Noonan on the frontline - Page 2: "I have been a harsh critic of Noonan over the Hep C thing, but seeing him now, I feel so bad. He was clearly going through a private hell for years, including his leadership. I suppose that shows me I need to remember the human being behind the politics sometimes."WHAT NEEDS TO BE REMEMBERED IS THAT ALL HUMANS HAVE EMOTIONS,GOOD,BAD,OR INDIFFERENT?

AN PHOBLACHT/REPUBLICAN NEWS

AN PHOBLACHT/REPUBLICAN NEWS: "It was further revealed that Fine Gael Health Minister Michael Noonan saw the letter from the BTSB - or if he didn't actually see it he was made aware of its contents - which threatened that Brigid McCole's case for damages would be fought all the way through the courts and that she would be pursued for legal costs. All this prolonged the agony of Brigid McCole who died in October 1996 just days before her High Court case."TREAT ALL CITIZENS EQUALLY?

Public Inquiry · Long live the (corrupt) republic

Public Inquiry · Long live the (corrupt) republic: "You see here, it’s beginning to dawn on this conservative that there’s something wrong with our political system. Yes, he’s about "30 years" too late with his tiny and timid insight but it’s a start for a journalist who has always been comfortable in his denial."?

Psychiatry and the control of dangerousness: on the Apotropaic function of the term "mental illness" | Journal of Social Work Education | Find Articles at BNET

Psychiatry and the control of dangerousness: on the Apotropaic function of the term "mental illness" Journal of Social Work Education Find Articles at BNET: "Physicians, criminologists, politicians, and the public use advances in medicine and neuroscience to convince themselves that such interventions are 'scientific' and do not violate the moral and legal foundations of English and American law. This is a serious error. There is no scientific basis whatever for preventive psychiatric detention, also known as involuntary mental hospitalisation or civil commitment. And the procedure is a patent violation of due process and the presumption of innocence."THE REASONS PROJECT?

Comments ‹ Oconnellpadd13's Blog — WordPress

Comments ‹ Oconnellpadd13's Blog — WordPress: "Disclaimer:These views and opinions posts are that of PaddOConnell only."

Oconnellpadd13's Blog

Oconnellpadd13's Blog: "“The hearing, believed to be the first of its kind, was also presented with the results of tests carried out by NUI Maynooth’s biology department which found the level of fungal contamination in the flats represented a significant threat to health and could prove fatal for those with lung disorders”ITS ABOUT BLOODY TIME TOO, THOSE WITH A REMIT TO UPHOLD HUMAN RIGHTS HAVE COME OUT OF THEIR OFFICES TO SEE WHAT HAS BEEN REALLY GOING ON IN WORKING-CLASS AREAS.ITS A PITY THIS ATTITUDE WASENT TAKEN FORTY OR FIFTY YEARS AGO THERE WOULD BE LESS CRIME AND LESS DEATHS IN STATE CARE.THE GOLDEN THREAD WEAVES FAR AND WIDE IN IRISH SOCIETY?"

Clinical legal education at Irish third level institutions » Legal Education » Public Interest Law Alliance

Clinical legal education at Irish third level institutions » Legal Education » Public Interest Law Alliance: "Dublin, 20 June 2008: FLAC Council member Paul O’Connell, FLAC Senior Solicitor Michael Farrell, Washington Appleseed Director Sue Donaldson, and Council member Don Crewe at the public interest law seminar on 'Public Interest Law: Its relevance in society today'. Picture by Yvonne Woods"TO QUOTE FRANK MURPHY SOL."HE LIKENS THE LEGAL PROFESSION TO THE"RITZ HOTEL",NOMINALLY OPEN TO ALL BUT IN"REALITY"ONLY ACCESSIBLE TO THOSE WITH"RESOURCES".IF REAL EQUALITY IS TO BE ACHIEVED ,TO HAVE JUDGES COMING FROM AREAS NOT"TRADITIONALLY"ASSOCIATED WITH PRODUCING (JUDGES),THEN LEGAL EDUCATION IN IRELAND NEEDS"CONSIDERABLE REFORM.UNQUOTE.WITH THE STATE OF THE COUNTRY AND THOSE THAT RUN IT THE LEGAL PROFESSION IS NOT THE ONLY "INSTITUTION"IN NEED OF REFORM?THE REASONS PROJECT?

Director’s Blog | Irish Penal Reform Trust (IPRT)

Director’s Blog Irish Penal Reform Trust (IPRT): "Using St Pat’s as a ‘wake-up call’ is completely contrary to law and practice, and it is deeply worrying that judges could think like this."WHAT ELSE COULD YOU EXPECT FROM THEIR PRIVILEGED BACKGROUND?

In my opinion: What do we know about education in Ireland? - Features, Education - Independent.ie

In my opinion: What do we know about education in Ireland? - Features, Education - Independent.ie: "A concern with educational inequality has been a core feature of ESRI research, indicating social class differences in early school leaving, exam performance and entry to higher education"

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: European Parliament to be told of equality body cuts - The Irish Times - Mon, May 31, 2010

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: European Parliament to be told of equality body cuts - The Irish Times - Mon, May 31, 2010: "If a Member State to the EU had failed "to properly" implement an EU directive . .... In Seattle, Paul worked at the US Department of Education's Office of Civil ... Her work at FLAC included research on civil legal aid around the world , ... Kelly O'Connell, the William Sampson Fellow 1999, came to FLAC in the ..."?Class-Inequality Irish Style?

European Parliament to be told of equality body cuts - The Irish Times - Mon, May 31, 2010

European Parliament to be told of equality body cuts - The Irish Times - Mon, May 31, 2010: "The alliance is a coalition of 140 civil society groups and activists concerned about the erosion of equality, anti-poverty and human rights supports. It includes groups such as the Irish Council for Civil Liberties, the Immigrant"THE REASONS PROJECT?

Aquino's difficult challenge is to rise above his class - Hawaii Editorials - Starbulletin.com

Aquino's difficult challenge is to rise above his class - Hawaii Editorials - Starbulletin.com: "Politics Past' and a glimpse of 'Politics Future.'"LIKEWISE IN IRELAND?

Sunday, May 30, 2010

RTÉ News: HSE open to lifting of legislative hurdles

RTÉ News: HSE open to lifting of legislative hurdles: "The HSE would 'very much' welcome a change to the law which would 'facilitate' it in handing over confidential information to an Independent Review Group set up by the Children's Minister to investigate the death of children in the care of the State"HOPE THEY SORT OUT THE"WE CANNOT COMMENT ON INDIVIDUAL CASES"LARK?

Upset at article on Fr Michael Cleary - Letters, Opinion - Independent.ie

Upset at article on Fr Michael Cleary - Letters, Opinion - Independent.ie: "I wish to protest about the article by Beibhinn Byrne in your magazine in the Sunday Independent of July 4."?

Challenge by HSE holds up Evelyn Joel case - Latest News, Health - Independent.ie

Challenge by HSE holds up Evelyn Joel case - Latest News, Health - Independent.ie: "THE trial of a couple, charged in connection with the death of a Wexford woman from alleged malnutrition, is on hold pending a challenge by the Health Service Executive"?WE DONT COMMENT ON INDIVIDUAL CASES?

The Irish Times - Wed, Oct 31, 2007 - Parental abuse claimant in DPP appeal

The Irish Times - Wed, Oct 31, 2007 - Parental abuse claimant in DPP appeal.THE GERALDINE FITZGERALD CASE?THE REASONS PROJECT?

Friday, May 28, 2010

Inefficiency and lack of vision mean gang deaths go unsolved - National News, Frontpage - Independent.ie

Inefficiency and lack of vision mean gang deaths go unsolved - National News, Frontpage - Independent.ie: "Seeking social advancement and paying for private education for their children so they wouldn't suffer the social deprivation and lack of schooling their parents had endured."NO MENTION OF SOCIAL ENGINEERING BY THE GREY HAIRED MEN?

Maritime Union Says National Budget An Attack On Working Class | Voxy.co.nz

Maritime Union Says National Budget An Attack On Working Class Voxy.co.nz: "'If we are at the stage where New Zealand is being held hostage by a tiny minority of the super rich, maybe it is time to question whether we still live in a democracy?'"WHO'S DEMOCRACY?WHO MAKES THE LAWS BUT DONT ABIDE BY THEM?WHO'S WATCHING THE WATCHERS?

CONNECT TO MY ANGELS: ‘Rights in Action’: Residents of Dolphin House Harnessing the Power of Human Rights Discourse - Human Rights in Ireland

CONNECT TO MY ANGELS: ‘Rights in Action’: Residents of Dolphin House Harnessing the Power of Human Rights Discourse - Human Rights in Ireland: "'Today the residents of Dolphin House in Dublin (left) launched a campaign entitled Rights in Action to highlight the appalling condition of many of the flats there'"THE REASONS PROJECT?

Public Inquiry · Moriarty Tribunal

Public Inquiry · Moriarty Tribunal: "GAVIN my nephew, continues to do Trojan work on his Freedom of Information campaign and is beginning to get noticed by the wider media."

"ENCOURAGECHANGE"paddoconnell8@gmail.com: The Schilling Show Blog » Charlottesville Elections: Exposing Central Party Democrat Fraud, Corruption, Racial Manipulation and Hypocrisy

http://encouragechange.blogspot.com/2009/06/schilling-show-blog-charlottesville.html: "Espically with the latest scam that the legislators will be excempt from the new parking levy?Still the old adage do as i say and not as i do."THE REASONS PROJECT?

tantrums of a troglodyte

tantrums of a troglodyte: "Tantrums of a troglodyte"SO NOW WE KNOW,TO QUOTE WILLIE O DEA"A LOT OF PEOPLE SAY TO ME ,QUITE GENUINELY THAT,THEY"REALIASE" WHAT I'VE BEEN THROUGH.BUT THE"FACT"IS THAT THEY DONT.EVEN THOUGH THEY "THINK"THEY DO,THEY"DONT"BECAUSE THEY HAVE GOT TO"GO THROUGH"SOMETHING TO"REALIASE"IT.UNQUOTE.I SAY AMEN FOR BEEN BACK IN THE REAL WORLD AND REALIASING HOW THOUSANDS OF"ORDINERY"PEOPLE FEEL?

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Let banks fail, says Nobel economist Joseph Stiglitz - Telegraph

Let banks fail, says Nobel economist Joseph Stiglitz - Telegraph: "The Government should allow every distressed bank to go bankrupt and set up a fresh banking system under temporary state control rather than cripple the country by propping up a corrupt edifice, according to Joseph Stiglitz, the Nobel Prize-winning economist"?IS HE RIGHT AND SHOULD THE SAME APPLY TO IRELAND?

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: God's Wheat Field

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: 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."

Tapu Misa: Inequality bound to hurt us all in the end - National - NZ Herald News

Tapu Misa: Inequality bound to hurt us all in the end - National - NZ Herald News: "'There's class warfare, all right - but it's my class, the rich class, that's making war, and we're winning.' Indeed."GODS WHEATFIELD?

News Archive, NUI Galway

News Archive, NUI Galway: "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"THE PUBLIC INTEREST???????

THE PUBLIC INTEREST

"Almost every one of these elected officials has accepted massive contributions from the phone and cable lobby. In exchange, they are handing control of the Internet to companies that can't be trusted to protect the public interest."?

Jesuit Centre for Faith and Justice - Jesuit Centre Expresses Dismay at the Resignation of Equality Chief

Jesuit Centre for Faith and Justice - Jesuit Centre Expresses Dismay at the Resignation of Equality Chief: "Felt "compelled" to resign."?

Jesuit Centre for Faith and Justice - Mental Illness in Irish Prisons:

Jesuit Centre for Faith and Justice - Mental Illness in Irish Prisons:: "The study’s findings will reinforce the view of many that "Irish Society" all too often pushes onto the prison system the task of dealing with people who have been repeatedly failed by other systems."?

Rocky the Dog and the Sit Down Protest - Indymedia Ireland

Rocky the Dog and the Sit Down Protest - Indymedia Ireland: "'The Department of Justice has yet to publish a damning report on Irish prisons by the Inspector Dermot Kinlen, who died last July.

Judge Kinlen had submitted a scathing report to the Government on conditions in jails weeks before his death, confiding in friends that he would 'go all the way' in his annual report which he believed would be his last because of his continued ill health.

Judge Kinlen, who routinely 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 Irish prisons.

He is also said to have recommended that where reckless disregard towards prisoners resulted in deaths and attacks in custody, senior government and prison officials should face proceedings for criminal wrongdoing.'"YES WHAT EVER HAPPENED AFTER THIS REPORT?IT SEEMS THE JUDGES "GOOD"WORK WAS IN VAIN?

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

'Joy may face human rights court probe - National News, Frontpage - Independent.ie: "IRELAND may be hauled before the European Court of Human Rights to face charges of inhuman and degrading treatment of Mountjoy Jail prisoners."

Death Sentence

Death Sentence: "Ann-Marie Power reports on a case that asks searing questions of a creaking, cruel Irish prison system"?

War of words over Mountjoy intensifies | Irish Examiner

War of words over Mountjoy intensifies Irish Examiner: "Mr Mackay told the committee he was not surprised his three-year term in the committee had not been renewed given he was constantly highlighting Mountjoy with prison authorities."THE REASONS PROJECT?

Dead Peasant Insurance - You're worth more to your company dead than alive

Dead Peasant Insurance - You're worth more to your company dead than alive: "Industry slang for insurance policies taken out by corporations on the lives of thousands of their rank-and-file employees, usually without workers' knowledge or consent."THE RAIN MAKER?

Election officials charging State to store electronic vote machines - National News, Frontpage - Independent.ie

Election officials charging State to store electronic vote machines - National News, Frontpage - Independent.ie: "SOME State-appointed officials who oversee elections have privately bought facilities to store the ill-fated electronic voting machines."

Wayne County Michigan Sheriff Halts Foreclosures

Wayne County Michigan Sheriff Halts Foreclosures: "The sheriff’s office legal staff has determined that the TARP program requires the Secretary of Treasury to provide relief to homeowners."BUT NOT IN IRELAND OUR CHRISTIAN AND PROBABLY"MASS"GOING SHERIFF DOES THINGS MUCH MUCH DIFFERENTLY(LIKE EVICTIONS)ETC ETC.?

The Wayne Co. Sheriff's Office - Sex Offender Listing

The Wayne Co. Sheriff's Office - Sex Offender Listing: "Sex Offender Information and Listings"

FDR’s Unfinished “Second Bill of Rights” – and Why We Need it Now - Democratic Underground

FDR’s Unfinished “Second Bill of Rights” – and Why We Need it Now - Democratic Underground: "We have come to a clear realization of the fact that true individual freedom cannot exist without economic security and independence. Necessitous men are not free men. People who are hungry and out of a job are the stuff of which dictatorships are made."?THE IRISH EASTER PROCLAMATION?

SSRN-The Human Right to Health and the Privatisation of Irish Health Care by Paul O'Connell

SSRN-The Human Right to Health and the Privatisation of Irish Health Care by Paul O'Connell: "This article considers the human rights implications of government moves to introduce greater private for profit involvement in the Irish health care system. It is argued that such a policy development is likely to conflict the states international human rights obligations, in particular the right to health under the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, as greater privatisation tends towards the availability of access to health care on a discriminatory manner. Furthermore, such a move may also be considered retrogressive from the perspective of international human rights law."

The Poor Can't Pay

What is 'The Poor Can't Pay' (The Poor Can't Pay)

What is 'The Poor Can't Pay' (The Poor Can't Pay): 'The Poor Can't Pay'"THE POOR HAVE BEEN PAYING ALL THEIR LIVES FOR THE MISTAKES AND GREED OF THE RULEING CLASS AND THEIR FRIENDS?YOU DONT HAVE TO GUESS WHO THEIR FRIENDS ARE?

The high price of challenging political, business and religious power

The high price of challenging political, business and religious power: "The high price of challenging political, business and religious power"THE WITNESS PROTECTION PROGRAMME?

Govt cannot ignore DPP on whistleblower call - Labour

Govt cannot ignore DPP on whistleblower call - Labour: "We were told eventually that ‘significant legal and constitutional issues had arisen’ and that the legal advice was that the Government should not proceed with the Bill."LEGAL ADVICE SEEMS TO BE THERE TO "ONLY"FOLLOW"CERTAIN"AGENDA'S.HOW MANY TIMES HAS LEGAL ADVICE TO THE GOVERNMENT AND GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS BEEN IGNORED?THE REASONS PROJECT?

McGarr Solicitors – Dublin Solicitors Ireland | Human Rights

McGarr Solicitors – Dublin Solicitors Ireland Human Rights: "DRI’s case is brought in its own name, but it is an action with implications for every citizen of Ireland, whether they know it or not."

"ENCOURAGECHANGE"paddoconnell8@gmail.com: The vodka heist that puts credibility on the rocks

http://encouragechange.blogspot.com/2009/04/vodka-heist-that-puts-credibility-on.html: "Good luck with the new laws my only hope is there is equality with their use as in those who implement them are also subject to them?"THE REASONS PROJECT?

Harney attended only one meeting on deaths - National News, Frontpage - Independent.ie

Harney attended only one meeting on deaths - National News, Frontpage - Independent.ie: "Last night, she gave a vote of confidence to embattled Junior Minister for Children Barry Andrews while also distancing herself from the crisis."TYPICAL EASY KNOW NO JUNKET WAS INVOLVED?

Amazon.co.uk: Customer Reviews: Nobody Heard Me Cry

Amazon.co.uk: Customer Reviews: Nobody Heard Me Cry: "We know from the start that John was eventually able to overcome this tragic start to his life, and make a career as a criminal lawyer, helping others who like him through unfortunate circumstances had fallen foul of the law."THE REASONS PROJECT?

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

http://encouragechange.blogspot.com/2009/07/public-inquiry-whos-watching-watchers.html: "Ego and image is the false gods of our time,"CONDONED BY THE CATHOLIC CHURCH AND THE STATE?WHILE CHILDREN PERISH IN THEIR CARE?

State accused of UN rights breach over flats squalor - The Irish Times - Wed, May 26, 2010

State accused of UN rights breach over flats squalor - The Irish Times - Wed, May 26, 2010: "The hearing, believed to be the first of its kind, was also presented with the results of tests carried out by NUI Maynooth's biology department which found the level of fungal contamination in the flats represented a significant threat to health and could prove fatal for those with lung disorders"ITS ABOUT BLOODY TIME TOO, THOSE WITH A REMIT TO UPHOLD HUMAN RIGHTS HAVE COME OUT OF THEIR OFFICES TO SEE WHAT HAS BEEN REALLY GOING ON IN WORKING-CLASS AREAS.ITS A PITY THIS ATTITUDE WASENT TAKEN FORTY OR FIFTY YEARS AGO THERE WOULD BE LESS CRIME AND LESS DEATHS IN STATE CARE.THE GOLDEN THREAD WEAVES FAR AND WIDE IN IRISH SOCIETY?

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Capitalism: A Love Story - The Irish Times - Fri, Feb 26, 2010

Capitalism: A Love Story - The Irish Times - Fri, Feb 26, 2010: "And, yes, he drags out George Bush for one more stream of inarticulate gibberish."

Emergency law for hand-over of child files

Emergency law for hand-over of child files: "Brian Cowen has also admitted that at this stage, he does not know how many children have died in State care in the past 10 years."?IF IT WAS ONE OF HIS OWN WOULD HE KNOW?

The day Eamon Dunphy called me a f****er - Books, Entertainment - Independent.ie

The day Eamon Dunphy called me a f****er - Books, Entertainment - Independent.ie: "According to his own account, he trod on so many toes, and ruffled so many feathers that his organisation was eventually stripped of its budget, denuded of experienced personnel at board level and exiled to Roscrea, Co Tipperary."CLASS-INEQUALITY?

Public Inquiry · A powerful ‘nobody’

Public Inquiry · A powerful ‘nobody’: "If the power she holds could be instilled in even a significant minority of Irish citizens then this country would be rid of the likes of Harney, Ahern and their army of faceless, unaccountable bureaucrats."???????

The story of a very quiet coup - The Irish Times - Sat, May 22, 2010

The story of a very quiet coup - The Irish Times - Sat, May 22, 2010: "Societal wellbeing is greatly diminished by inequality"THE STORIES THAT NEED TO BE TOLD?THE STATES CATALOGUE OF HUMAN NEGLECT?THE INVISIBLE FORCES THAT ARE REALLY IN CHARGE?

RTÉ News: HSE was warned of Daniel McAnaspie behaviour

RTÉ News: HSE was warned of Daniel McAnaspie behaviour: "They show that even though his problems had been identified at an early age and extensively reported on, they were not properly addressed."HOW WOULD A PROFOUNDLY DEAF PERSON FAIR IN SIMILER CIRCUMSTANCES?

CONNECT TO MY ANGELS: deaths in irish child care facilities. Survey

CONNECT TO MY ANGELS: deaths in irish child care facilities. Survey: "Deaths in irish child care facilities?. Survey: 'Deaths in irish child care facilities.SHOULD THE HSE BE COMPELLED TO HAND OVER 'ALL'FILES OF THOSE WHO DIED OF UNNATURAL CAUSES WHILE IN STATE CARE?"MELISSA MAHON AGE 14YEARS,MICHELLE BRAY AGE 14 YEARS,KIM DONOVAN AGE 16 YEARS,DAVID FOLEY AGE 17 YEARS,TRACY FAY AGE 18 YEARS,DANNY TALBOT AGE 19 YEARS.THESE YOUNG PEOPLE ARE ONLY A SAMPLE FEW OF THE NUMBER OF CHILDREN THAT WERE LET DOWN BY THE HEALTH CARE SYSTEM,THE STATE,AND IRISH SOCIETY IN GENERAL?BY ALL ACCOUNTS IT WOULD APPEAR THAT THE UN CONVENTION ON THE RIGHTS OF CHILDREN IS BEEN USED AS AN EXCUSE UNDER "CONFIDENTIALITY"LAWS, TO GLOSS OVER STATE AND CARE SERVICES "NEGLIGENCE"IN ITS OBLIGATIONS TO ITS DUTY OF CARE?THE REASONS PROJECT?

Saturday, May 15, 2010

The horrors of the past and the hypocrisies of the present. | Irish Penal Reform Trust (IPRT)

The horrors of the past and the hypocrisies of the present. | Irish Penal Reform Trust (IPRT)

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False Consciousness About Law's Legitimacy

False Consciousness About Law's Legitimacy

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Corruption? Not in Ireland

Corruption? Not in Ireland

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THE CATS - SCARLET RIBBONS ( 1969 )

Brenda Lee Will you still love me tomorrow? (with lyrics)

THE SHIRELLES-WILL U STILL LOVE ME TOMORROW

Then He Kissed Me - The Crystals

The Bee Gees- 'I Can't See Nobody'

The Bee Gees- 'World'

The Bee Gees- 'First of May'

The Bee Gees- 'Words'

The Bee Gees- 'Massachusetts'

The Bee Gees- 'To Love Somebody'

The Bee Gees- 'I Can't See Nobody'

The Bee Gees- I've Gotta Get a Message to You

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

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

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Paul O’Connell: School of Law: University of Leicester: "CRONYISM IS THE MAJOR CANCER THAT HAS CRIPPLED THE IRISH ECONOMY."THE REASONS PROJECT?

Advocacy, Inc. - Deaf Advocacy Project

Advocacy, Inc. - Deaf Advocacy Project: "Texas Equal Access to Justice Foundation"THE REASONS PROJECT?

Paul O'Connell | University of Leicester | Following - Academia.edu

Paul O'Connell University of Leicester Following - Academia.edu: "Bureaucratic Legalism"IE CRONYISM?

Justine McCarthy - "TDs have their hundred-grand salaries and their bottomless pit of perks for a job that takes up 100 days. They are spoilt"

Justine McCarthy - "TDs have their hundred-grand salaries and their bottomless pit of perks for a job that takes up 100 days. They are spoilt": "The Proclamation"IF THIS RECESSION HAS AFFECTED YOU OR YOUR FAMILY ESPECIALLY THOSE WHO HAD TO EMIGRATE, AND YOU ALSO FEEL STRONGLY THERE IS A NEED TO CHANGE OUR CONSTITUTION TO SUIT THE TIMES, AND ENSHRINE THE ASPIRATIONS OF THE IRISH PROCLAMATION INTO A NEW CONSTITUTION .CONTACT PAUL O CONNELL AT LEICESTER UNIVERSITY UK.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Pope Implicated In Child Abuse Cover Up At School For Deaf « Same Difference

Pope Implicated In Child Abuse Cover Up At School For Deaf « Same Difference: "Top Vatican officials — including the future Pope Benedict XVI — did not defrock a priest who molested as many as 200 deaf boys, even though several American bishops repeatedly warned them that failure to act on the matter could embarrass the church, according to church files newly unearthed as part of a lawsuit"HOW DOES IRELAND FAIR IN THE COVER-UP GAME IN RELATION TO DEAF NON SPEAKING CHILDREN?

Clerical Whispers: Cardinal accuses Vatican official of abuse cover-up

Clerical Whispers: Cardinal accuses Vatican official of abuse cover-up: "The accusations were leveled by Cardinal Christoph Schoenborn of Vienna against Italian Cardinal Angelo Sodano, who served for 16 years from 1990 to 2006 as secretary of state, the Vatican's second-most important position."A LIGHT AT THE END OF THE TUNNEL,BUT IT IS STILL VERY VERY FAR AWAY?

Archdiocese of Dublin - 10/5/2010 The future of the Church in Ireland

Archdiocese of Dublin - 10/5/2010 The future of the Church in Ireland: "There are still strong forces which would prefer that the truth did not emerge."SO NOW THE CHURCH WILL HAVE TO CREATE EVEN "STRONGER"FORCES TO MAKE SURE THE TRUTH EMERGES NO MATTER WHAT THE COST TO HUMAN STATUS?

3 April 2010 | Statement of Archbishop Diarmuid Martin on the comments of the Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams

3 April 2010 Statement of Archbishop Diarmuid Martin on the comments of the Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams: "Catholic Church in Ireland has “lost all credibility”"AS MICHAEL MARTIN TD SAYS"WHOS GUARDING THE GUARDS"WHILE OTHERS ASK "WHOS WATCHING THE WATCHERS"?

Maman Poulet » dodgy solicitors

Maman Poulet » dodgy solicitors: "There are other names that could be thrown into the melting pot here in the operation of the deception that seems to have taken place – I’m not sure why we have not heard much about them yet."WHAT STATUS IN IRISH SOCIETY DO THOSE OTHER (PEOPLE)NAMES HAVE?

Sunday, May 9, 2010

A rare interview granted by Canadian Supreme Court chief justice Beverley McLachlin | No Apologies

A rare interview granted by Canadian Supreme Court chief justice Beverley McLachlin No Apologies: "Chief Justice McLachlin confessed that she still lies awake at night worrying about the impact of her judgments on those caught up in the machinery of justice."THE REASONS PROJECT?

Text Only | Irish Examiner

Text Only Irish Examiner: "The court heard of family difficulties and an abusive former partner but the presiding judge, James McDonnell, said the woman’s failings in relation to her son’s education were so severe that a jail sentence was warranted."TO QUOTE MARY CARR(IRISH MAIL ON SUNDAY)PRISON IS NO PLACE FOR A POOR MOTHER,WHO'S MAIN CRIME IS TO BE POOR,UNEDUCATED,HOPELESS AND"PATHETICALLY"ILL-EQUIPPED TO DEAL WITH ADULT LIFE.NOW SHE IS "FORCED"BY THE "CAREING"STATE INTO THE COMPANY OF HARDENED FEMALE CRIMINALS?THE TRUE CAUSES OF CRIME?

Justice delayed is justice denied - thestar.com

Justice delayed is justice denied - thestar.com: "We need a Canada Justice Act to address the massive implementation gaps in our system of justice, including guaranteed federal funding for criminal and civil justice legal aid. Justice delayed is justice denied."???????

| The Post

The Post: "‘‘We are not Ireland’’, when "inequality" in Ireland is even worse than in Greece?"

Friday, May 7, 2010

Garda Corruption

Garda Corruption: "I went to a meeting in McBrearty's club in Raphoe, Co Donegal, this meeting was attended by some very prominent journalist's. People were allowed to tell their stories about Garda Corruption, some of the stories I heard were "horrendous", I wish this website had been available then. However as corruption is an ongoing problem, I think we can start to report it from now onwards."

"ENCOURAGECHANGE"paddoconnell8@gmail.com: Businessman goes on trial for running brothels

http://encouragechange.blogspot.com/2009/04/businessman-goes-on-trial-for-running.html: "Years of immoral earnings and immoral living?"WHO EVER DID ANYTHING ABOUT IT?

"ENCOURAGECHANGE"paddoconnell8@gmail.com: Press releases 2001 - FR. PETER MCVERRY SJ

http://encouragechange.blogspot.com/2009/04/press-releases-2001-fr-peter-mcverry-sj.html: "Who are the real experts on the true causes of crime in ireland?"

"ENCOURAGECHANGE"paddoconnell8@gmail.com: Douche killing inquiry to cost €1m

http://encouragechange.blogspot.com/2009/04/douche-killing-inquiry-to-cost-1m.html: "A senior officer said'animals would not be held in such conditions"?BUT THE WORKING-CLASS ARE?

"ENCOURAGECHANGE"paddoconnell8@gmail.com: Sex assault conviction a miscarriage of justice - The Irish

http://encouragechange.blogspot.com/2009/04/sex-assault-conviction-miscarriage-of.html: "Im innocent but the "dpp fought all the way" my bid to clear my name,,if what happened to me is not a miscarriage of justice then what is?'the words of Feichin Hannon'."

"ENCOURAGECHANGE"paddoconnell8@gmail.com: BreakingNews.ie - 2006/09/01: Garda� criticised over Grangeg

http://encouragechange.blogspot.com/2009/04/breakingnewsie-20060901-garda.html: "Can you be targeted for speaking your mind?"

"ENCOURAGECHANGE"paddoconnell8@gmail.com: Gardai call for end to 'disastrous' OPW - National News, Fro

http://encouragechange.blogspot.com/2009/04/gardai-call-for-end-to-opw-national.html: "Gardai have called for the abolition of the Office of Public Works (OPW), which they describe as an unmitigated disaster.Michael O Boyce also accused the justice minister of 'CRONYISM'by appointing a former adviser to the head of the garda ombudsman commission.But those that know anything about cronyism know this is only the tip of the iceberg"THE RULERS AND THE RULED?A GREEK TRAGEDY?

"ENCOURAGECHANGE"paddoconnell8@gmail.com: How OPW squandered your money - National News, Frontpage - I

http://encouragechange.blogspot.com/2009/04/how-opw-squandered-your-money-national.html: "Lawful corruption?Funny there was never a peep from any quarter over decades when all the right palms were been greased.Is it time for another tribunal now that everyone is at each others throat,What skeltons will fall out of the closet now that all the big boys and girls are suffering from deep resentment"?

"ENCOURAGECHANGE"paddoconnell8@gmail.com: Ombudsman's station raid sparks Garda row - National News, F

http://encouragechange.blogspot.com/2009/04/ombudsman-station-raid-sparks-garda-row.html: "VITAL evidence for use in criminal trials has been compromised by the actions of the Garda Ombudsman Commission, according to the new president of the Garda Representative Association."

"ENCOURAGECHANGE"paddoconnell8@gmail.com: 14-year-old threatens to commit suicide if he is made to sta

http://encouragechange.blogspot.com/2009/04/14-year-old-threatens-to-commit-suicide.html: "What does this say about careing irish society?"

"ENCOURAGECHANGE"paddoconnell8@gmail.com: Swapping the machete for a bible and control of young minds.

http://encouragechange.blogspot.com/2009/04/swapping-machete-for-bible-and-control.html: "The Dublin People website offers local news for the whole of Dublin.Dr.Paul Carson should also be consulted in relation to communications between the workingclass and 'the powers that be'."

"ENCOURAGECHANGE"paddoconnell8@gmail.com: Criminals dealing in drugs from prison cells - The Irish Tim

http://encouragechange.blogspot.com/2009/05/criminals-dealing-in-drugs-from-prison.html: "How many bunk beds are used to create more space in irish prisons?"

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

Gardaí to investigate Sargent letters, O'Dea perjury claim - The Irish Times - Wed, Feb 24, 2010: "O'Dea perjury claim"WORKING-CLASS INEQUALITY?

"ENCOURAGECHANGE"paddoconnell8@gmail.com: Top garda attacks McVerry over abuse

http://encouragechange.blogspot.com/2009/05/top-garda-attacks-mcverry-over-abuse.html: "John Burke Crime Correspondent.Those that are culturally incapable of admitting mistakes.Should we speak out or run the risk of regretting our silence later?"THE DESPAIR OF SILENCE,BY B.O'CONNELL?

Garda Corruption

Garda Corruption: "It appears there is one law for the Gardai and another for Joe Public"ATTITUDES AND THE LEGAL PROCESS IN IRELAND?

Lynn solicitor not entitled to be indemnified - The Irish Times - Fri, May 07, 2010

Lynn solicitor not entitled to be indemnified - The Irish Times - Fri, May 07, 2010: "The decision by Ms Justice Mary Finlay Geoghegan means Fiona McAleenan, described as the “whistleblower” on Mr Lynn’s activities, could face exposure to substantial claims"THE REASONS PROJECT?

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Statement of Claim

Statement of Claim: "The first time I had to pay around 80 euros in the G.P.O. in Dublin to have them franked, but three days later all was returned and the reason given was that they were not franked."?HOW MANY PEOPLE HAS THIS HAPPENED TO?

| Irish Examiner

Irish Examiner: "'You’ll never find us accusing them of being crooks and thieves, yet they keep throwing that stuff at us. To tell the truth when we’re faced with one of these blasted allegations, the first thing we whisper to one another is ‘did we do it?’ '"

Justice Louis D. Brandeis Quote/Quotation

Justice Louis D. Brandeis Quote/Quotation: "'The government is the potent omnipresent teacher. For good or ill it teaches the "whole people by its example"?. Crime is contagious. If the government becomes a lawbreaker, it breeds contempt for law; it invites every man to become a law unto himself; it invites anarchy. To declare that the end justifies the means -- to declare that the government may commit crimes -- would bring terrible retribution"

| Irish Examiner

Irish Examiner: "CANADIAN judges specialising in family law are set to bring their expertise to Ireland in an attempt to help reform "outdated practices" in the family law courts."

Non-revolutionary revolutions | Presseurop – English

Non-revolutionary revolutions Presseurop – English: "The system does not promote citizens’ participation in public life: they are merely represented, and what is represented is “interest, or the welfare of the constituents”, not their “actions or opinions”."THE REASONS PROJECT?

David Cameron: Our contract for Northern Ireland

David Cameron: Our contract for Northern Ireland: "Crime and disorder. Poverty and inequality. Drug and alcohol abuse.
This contract sets out bold plans to tackle not just the symptoms of these problems but their "causes" too."IM SHURE THE PEOPLE HEARD IT "ALL"BEFORE?

FOIA: Social Networking Monitoring | Electronic Frontier Foundation

FOIA: Social Networking Monitoring Electronic Frontier Foundation: "EFF, working with the Samuelson Law, Technology, and Public Policy Clinic at the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law (Samuelson Clinic), filed suit on December 1, 2009 against a half-dozen government agencies for refusing to disclose their policies for using social networking sites for investigations, data-collection, and surveillance"THE GREY HAIRED MEN NEVER REST?

Updated: Facebook Further Reduces Your Control Over Personal Information | Electronic Frontier Foundation

Updated: Facebook Further Reduces Your Control Over Personal Information Electronic Frontier Foundation: "Today, Facebook removed its users' ability to control who can see their own interests and personal information. Certain parts of users' profiles, 'including your current city, hometown, education and work, and likes and interests' will now be transformed into 'connections,' meaning that they will be shared publicly. If you don't want these parts of your profile to be made public, your only option is to delete them."

Edit Comments ‹ Oconnellpadd13's Blog — WordPress

Edit Comments ‹ Oconnellpadd13's Blog — WordPress: "IM QUOTING TWO PEOPLE HERE SO AS ITS NEVER FORGOTTEN WHEN THE “MURPHY”REPORT DIES DOWN.FIRST THERE IS FR.PATRICK McCAFFERTY
WHO SAID:I WAS ASKING QUESTION AFTER QUESTION AND WAS BEEN MET WITH TIGHT-LIPPED SILENCE.I WAS GIVEN THE RUNAROUND,LIED TO,DUPED AND DECEIVED?NEXT IS RICHARD WIGMORE WHO SAID,THE WITCHHUNT FOR RESIGNATIONS BY BISHOPS WILL CONTINUE AND PERHAPS CLAIM A SACRIFICIAL SCALP.THERE WILL BE NO PROPER “TRAWL”THROUGH THE RANKS OF THE GARDI AND THE HEALTH SERVICES TO UNCOVER THOSE STILL IN POSITIONS OF RESPONSIBILITY WHO WERE “COMPLICIT”IN THIS SCANDAL.UNQUOTE.IS JOHN O MAHONEY ASSISTANT GARDA COMMISSIONER GOING TO PROVE THE DOUBTERS WRONG?AND IM ONE OF THOSE DOUBTERS.SLAN"

The Timothy Cole Advisory Panel on Wrongful Convictions Begins Work | The Justice Project

The Timothy Cole Advisory Panel on Wrongful Convictions Begins Work The Justice Project: "The Timothy Cole Advisory Panel on Wrongful Convictions Begins Work"THE REASONS PROJECT?

RTÉ News: Ahern defends FoI Act proposals

RTÉ News: Ahern defends FoI Act proposals: "As the rights of the public to information about themselves are not changed in any way."INTERESTING?

Public Inquiry · Garret Fitzgerald – Still apologising to the criminal Haughey

Public Inquiry · Garret Fitzgerald – Still apologising to the criminal Haughey: "Haughey may have been a dodgy character, unfit to run the country but he was still a member of the ruling elite and Fitzgerald’s ‘unfortunate’ description of the criminal as a ‘flawed pedigree’ in front of the gathered "ruling elite" in the very building where they wield power was unforgivable."ONE LAW FOR LAW MAKERS COURTS FOR EVERYONE ELSE?

Philip Richardson

Philip Richardson: "LifeLine exists to reach out to broken and addicted men, offering them a home in an atmosphere of acceptance. Philip and His team teach men how to live a life of victory and purpose."

Naming and faming not naming and shaming - Village Magazine

Naming and faming not naming and shaming - Village Magazine: "Most of the lads in here come from low socio-economic backgrounds, it is not "an excuse" but it is a fact."

Monday, May 3, 2010

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

Paul O’Connell: School of Law: University of Leicester: "Anxious Scrutiny in the Irish Courts: Too Little, Too Late?’"THE REASONS PROJECT?MAYRA AVELLAR "FAVELA"RIO DE JANEIRO?EQUALITY?

Politics marred by donations, says DPP - The Irish Times - Mon, May 03, 2010

Politics marred by donations, says DPP - The Irish Times - Mon, May 03, 2010: "Then you will continue to have corruption of an "unprovable" sort.”"IS THIS A STATMENT FOR THE FUTURE?

Favela documentary update » Blog Archive » Mayra Avellar wins Children’s Peace Prize

Favela documentary update » Blog Archive » Mayra Avellar wins Children’s Peace Prize: "And no matter what others might say: people from the favela have the same rights as any other person."AS MAYRA SAID IN THE DOCUMENTRY CERTAIN PEOPLE WITH POWER DONT WANT CHANGE.I HAVE BEEN WRITING ABOUT THAT"INVISIBLE EVIL FORCES"FOR OVER FORTY YEARS?CLASS-INEQUALITY?

Lijit | paddoconnell

Lijit paddoconnell: "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."THOSE IN AUTHORITY WHO TAKE PEOPLES "NAME"IN VAIN?THE REASONS PROJECT?

Obama stares at 16-year-old Mayara Tavares' butt | Mofo Politics | Hoping Obama Fails

Obama stares at 16-year-old Mayara Tavares' butt Mofo Politics Hoping Obama Fails: "Mayara Tavares is 16 and lives in the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. She inherited from her grandmother and father a passion to take part in community action and social movements and has been an activist in her community fighting for children and adolescent rights. She has recently acted as a community researcher interviewing other adolescents in the community about their lives and how it feels for them to be growing up in the shantytowns of Rio de Janeiro. Through this work she became part of a National Platform for the improvement of poor communities situated in large urban centers, an initiative carried out by UNICEF in Brazil. She also became a member of the Youth Forum in her municipality and hopes that she can continue to engage her peers in this work."CLASS-INEQUALITY WORLD-WIDE?

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Public Inquiry · Mutinous Gardai win battle against Government

Public Inquiry · Mutinous Gardai win battle against Government: "The abject failure of the State to refute the allegations by taking strong and decisive action can, effectively, be seen as an admission that the charges are true."CLASS-INEQUALITY.

Gene Kerrigan: Who knew telling the truth was sedition? - Gene Kerrigan, Columnists - Independent.ie

Gene Kerrigan: Who knew telling the truth was sedition? - Gene Kerrigan, Columnists - Independent.ie: "It relentlessly encouraged them."

Gene Kerrigan: Elite won't save us -- just themselves - Gene Kerrigan, Columnists - Independent.ie

Gene Kerrigan: Elite won't save us -- just themselves - Gene Kerrigan, Columnists - Independent.ie: "They believe in inequality as an economic dynamic. They know no other philosophy."

Gene Kerrigan: Four decades after Una died, Conmey fights to clear name - Gene Kerrigan, Columnists - Independent.ie

Gene Kerrigan: Four decades after Una died, Conmey fights to clear name - Gene Kerrigan, Columnists - Independent.ie: "The garda stands tall and confident, the young woman is neither.
In the witness box last week she was direct, clear and assured. A woman in her 50s, describing events that occurred when she was 16."

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Anglican Mainstream » Blog Archive » Equality Bill: It is vital we respect conscience in our law, says former Lord Chancellor Lord Mackay

Anglican Mainstream » Blog Archive » Equality Bill: It is vital we respect conscience in our law, says former Lord Chancellor Lord Mackay: "Respecting "freedom of conscience" in our laws is a crucial criterion of the extent to which a country attains a civilised status, said the former Lord Chancellor in a debate in the House of Lords on 13 January 2010"THE REASONS PROJECT?

Oconnellpadd13's Blog

Oconnellpadd13's Blog: "“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?"

Cabinet 'failed to show concern' - National News, Frontpage - Independent.ie

Cabinet 'failed to show concern' - National News, Frontpage - Independent.ie: "The Judge also points out that the Department of Justice files on the Dublin bombings are missing in their entirety."???????JAMES G.GUINAN DUBLIN CO.COUNCIL WROTE TO THE ATTORNEY GENERAL, WHO INFORMED MR.GUINAN THAT HE HAD REFERRED THE INQUIRY REPORT TO THE DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC PROSECUTIONS.MR GUINAN WANTED THE 1974 FRAUD SQUAD INQUIRY RE-OPENED?I SEE NOW EAMONN DUNPHY(IRL.DAILY STAR 1/5/2010)IS OPENING HIS FILES?AS IS PAUL DRURY(IRISH DAILY MAIL 30/4/2010)SEEMS TO ME THINGS ARE STARTING TO "CHANGE"AND MAYBE ALL THESE "MISSING"FILES THAT VANISHED INTO THIN AIR "MAY"BE LOCATED?A BIT LATE I KNOW WHERE THE COUNTRY IS CONCERNED AT PRESENT?BETTER LATE THAN NEVER"JUSTICE DELAYED IS JUSTICE DENIED".

O'Dea hoping for Cabinet return if cleared by probe - National News, Frontpage - Independent.ie

O'Dea hoping for Cabinet return if cleared by probe - National News, Frontpage - Independent.ie: "The Limerick TD said if his name was cleared as part of the ongoing garda investigation after he "provided a false affidavit to the High Court", he would have 'every prospect' of returning to senior office. He said his sudden departure from office was 'traumatic'."?