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Saturday, October 30, 2010

Garda's son ran €138k drug factory from his garage - City News, National News - Herald.ie

Garda's son ran €138k drug factory from his garage - City News, National News - Herald.ie: "The court heard his father and grandfather were gardai and his cousin is a serving member"?THE GREY HAIRED MEN?

"ENCOURAGECHANGE"paddoconnell8@gmail.com: Former Education Ministers 'not made aware' of abuse

http://encouragechange.blogspot.com/2009/05/former-education-ministers-made-aware.html: "The brother/manager steered "a garda inquiry" in a way that would discredit the worker and this would protect himself and others from embarrassment or investigation"?

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: "ENCOURAGECHANGE"paddoconnell8@gmail.com: Former Education Ministers 'not made aware' of abuse

http://paddoconnell.blogspot.com/2010/08/encouragechangepaddoconnell8gmailcom_8722.html: "'In sept 1993 two boys were said to have,made, allegations against a school worker in st josephss school for deaf boys cabra,the allegation was of a sexual nature and was described by a dectective garda as being mild.'?EASY KNOW IT WASNT HIS CHILD?"

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: RTÉ Television - Hands On - This Week - 15 November 2009

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: RTÉ Television - Hands On - This Week - 15 November 2009: "These schools stood out from the many industrial schools named in the report as the children who attended the Deaf schools were not guilty of any crime, nor had their parents neglected them. They were sent to the schools to receive an education and to be cared for.'"?NO THE PEOPLE FAILING THESE CHILDREN ARE THOSE"ELITE"WHO MAKE AND PASS LEGISLATION?

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

Commission to Inquire into Child Abuse Volume I - Chapter 13: "Given that the allegations against Br Farber arose in the course of the investigation into Mr Moore, it seems extraordinary that no similar investigation was conducted into Br Farber by either the Congregation or the State agencies"?THESE PEOPLE WILL HAVE TO BE NAMED AND NOT ALLOWED HIDE BEHIND A "PSEUDONYM"?THE "REAL"REASONS PROJECT?

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. At one point, criticisms were levelled against the management of Cabra by the Eastern Health Board on these grounds"?

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

Commission to Inquire into Child Abuse Volume I - Chapter 13: "They also conceded that complaints of sexual abuse were not reported to the Gardaí. This they justified on the basis that at the time ‘an incident of sexual abuse was considered more of a failure in morality than a criminal act and therefore the idea of reporting to the Garda was not considered to be usual practice’"?

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

Commission to Inquire into Child Abuse Volume I - Chapter 13: "They submitted that there was little or no understanding or regard given to the effect of such abuse on the child concerned. Sexual abuse, they argued, was seen as a "moral failing on the part of the Brother in question", and this and ‘the danger of scandal arising out of that moral failure were seen as the primary matters to be addressed when a case of child sexual abuse presented itself’."?

Friday, October 29, 2010

Family seek fresh probe in priest's death as new evidence uncovered - National News, Frontpage - Independent.ie

Family seek fresh probe in priest's death as new evidence uncovered - National News, Frontpage - Independent.ie: "Relatives of Fr Niall Molloy, who have fought for 25 years for the truth about their uncle's death, have been joined in their call by Labour justice spokesman Pat Rabbitte, who said the new findings were 'profoundly disquieting'."?

"ENCOURAGECHANGE"paddoconnell8@gmail.com: Welcome to my Website: Ireland, Ahern, Corruption

http://encouragechange.blogspot.com/2009/08/welcome-to-my-website-ireland-ahern.html: "'A report by the Council of Europe’s anti-corruption body also concluded there was a danger of political influence being exerted on the gardai and the Director of Public Prosecution in politically sensitive corruption issues"?

A Shattered Dream - A SHATTERED DREAM

A Shattered Dream - A SHATTERED DREAM: "Instead I tried to
seek some legal recourse at rectifying the wrongs that had been
inflicted upon us. But the more we went down this road the more
frustrated our lives became."?

Public Inquiry · Questions for Mr. Varadkar

Public Inquiry · Questions for Mr. Varadkar: "Is he not aware that financial institutions have always had carte blanche to rob and plunder the accounts of customers, even under Fine Gael governments?"

Combating corruption - The Irish Times - Fri, Oct 29, 2010

Combating corruption - The Irish Times - Fri, Oct 29, 2010: "The group’s Irish representative suggesting it might not capture the "full scale" of the role of money in politics here."?

Expert complains of repetition - The Irish Times - Fri, Oct 29, 2010

Expert complains of repetition - The Irish Times - Fri, Oct 29, 2010: "“We have been over this a hundred times,” he said."?WELCOME TO THE CLUB?

Garda Commissioner expects decision on Anglo probe by year end | Irish Examiner

Garda Commissioner expects decision on Anglo probe by year end Irish Examiner: "Garda Commissioner Fachtna Murphy said the investigation was progressing 'without any distraction'. He said the garda job was to ensure a file went to the DPP as soon as possible"?

Mountjoy Governor to give talk on challenges facing parents and teens - Galway Independent

Mountjoy Governor to give talk on challenges facing parents and teens - Galway Independent: "He argues that there is a direct link between crime and social and economic deprivation and believes that the challenge for us all is not the economy but how we are going to create a just, inclusive and cohesive society based on the core values of justice, equality, fairness and compassion"?THE REASONS PROJECT?

Thursday, October 28, 2010

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Gardaí accused of assault on man in his home | BreakingNews.ie

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Gardaí accused of assault on man in his home BreakingNews.ie: "'He said this witness, then Student Garda Catherine Patterson, will say she followed the four accused into the Basin Street flat, saw Gda Delaney “wave a piece of paper” she knew was not a warrant at Fidelma Gaffney and watched Gdi O’Leary, Conlon and Murtagh go upstairs to find Owen Gaffney'?"WHAT YOU WERE TAUGHT IN SCHOOL ABOUT RIGHT AND WRONG,GOOD AND BAD?

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: "ENCOURAGECHANGE"paddoconnell8@gmail.com: April 2009

http://paddoconnell.blogspot.com/2010/10/encouragechangepaddoconnell8gmailcom_2973.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 REASONS PROJECT?"

A Shattered Dream - A SHATTERED DREAM

A Shattered Dream - A SHATTERED DREAM: "This is a factual account of one family's extreme loss at the
hands of Ireland's twisted legal system."?THE GREY HAIRED MEN?THE GOLDEN THREAD THAT RUNS THROUGH IRISH SOCIETY?

The haves, the have-nots and the dreamless dead - Times LIVE

The haves, the have-nots and the dreamless dead - Times LIVE: "Does concentrated wealth at the top of the income spectrum generate asset bubbles, or vice versa?"

Free speech versus equality: Is firing Juan Williams good for democracy? | The Economist

Free speech versus equality: Is firing Juan Williams good for democracy? The Economist: "A just society is an order of mutually beneficial cooperation that embodies ideals of mutual respect, reciprocity, and fairness."

Public Inquiry · Fact; stating the feckin obvious and traitors

Public Inquiry · Fact; stating the feckin obvious and traitors: "Solution: Kick out the traitors and build a new republic"?AND HOPEFULLY A MORE EQUAL SOCIETY?

The Department of Justice and Law Reform: Third Discussion Document 'Organised and White Collar Crime'

The Department of Justice and Law Reform: Third Discussion Document 'Organised and White Collar Crime': "The emphasis in the earlier documents, and in the first in particular, was largely on volume or 'street crimes' such as assault, theft and public order offences. While these impact greatly on individuals and communities in an immediate and obvious way, other types of criminal activity may appear to be less frequent but nonetheless cause serious harm to individuals and society as a whole."?ITS A BIT LATE NOW WHEN THE COUNTRY IS BANJAXED?

The callous treatment of Laura Ashley workers | Joe Higgins.eu

The callous treatment of Laura Ashley workers Joe Higgins.eu: "However, their fellow workers in many other stores around the country should take "serious note" of how they have been treated"?

Legal bid to oust McDowell - National News, Frontpage - Independent.ie

Legal bid to oust McDowell - National News, Frontpage - Independent.ie: "Mr Lowry objected to Mr McDowell's appearance for the tribunal and suggested he was being paid a briefing fee of '€30,000 or €40,000 plus the tribunal senior counsel daily rate [€2,500 a day]'."?

Research - School of Law : Trinity College Dublin, The University of Dublin, Ireland

Research - School of Law : Trinity College Dublin, The University of Dublin, Ireland: "The Group will organise workshops where interested parties can present their research and benefit from group discussion and also consider publishing collective research papers on issues of constitutional law and policy that are of public interest."?IS IT TRUE YOU ONLY GET THE JUSTICE(LAW)YOU CAN AFFORD?

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Fact and fiction - Galway Advertiser - September 30, 2010.

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Fact and fiction - Galway Advertiser - September 30, 2010.: "'A world of generous salaries, limitless expenses, and munificent perks conveyed for little effort with no expectation of results.'?THE REASONS PROJECT?"

1-800-STOP-CORRUPTION: It’s your call!

1-800-STOP-CORRUPTION: It’s your call!: "We empower people to resist corruption and promote integrity in public life"

Andrew Madden: Roscommon Child Care Inquiry

Andrew Madden: Roscommon Child Care Inquiry: "The failure to consult with, and to hear, the voice of the six children was a notable feature in this case’. We must, as a matter of urgency, have a referendum which guarantees children constitutional rights including the right that .... In the resolution of all disputes concerning the guardianship, adoption, custody, care or upbringing of a child, the welfare and best interests of the child shall be the first and paramount consideration."?

We will not find solutions in failed neoliberal mantras - The Irish Times - Thu, Oct 28, 2010

We will not find solutions in failed neoliberal mantras - The Irish Times - Thu, Oct 28, 2010: "Stop pouring billions into bankrupt private banks to pay off speculators and bondholders"?

High Court directed inquiry into handling of case should be published - The Irish Times - Thu, Oct 28, 2010

High Court directed inquiry into handling of case should be published - The Irish Times - Thu, Oct 28, 2010: "THE HIGH Court ruled yesterday that a report into the HSE handling of a case where parents were convicted of a series of offences against their children, including assault, should be published."?ABOUT TIME THE COURTS DID THE RIGHT THING?NOW TO GET THE CHILDRENS RIGHTS REFERENDUM?

Limerick's Live95FM : Limerick man called for banking enquiry in the mid Nineties - News & Sport

Limerick's Live95FM : Limerick man called for banking enquiry in the mid Nineties - News & Sport: "The Farranshone man insisted that management were criminal in their actions, operating outside of the law and called on then Minister for Justice John O'Donoghue to amend legislation"?ITS VERY STRANGE HOW THIS CONCEPT"LEGISLATION"WORKS IN IRELAND,SENATOR DONIE CASSIDY IS ON RECORD AS SAYING"WE'RE THE PROTECTORS OF THE CONSTITUTION WE"ENSURE"THAT LEGISLATION IS GONE THROUGH LINE BY LINE?STRANGE THEN(OR IS IT)THAT THE LAWS OR LEGISLATION TO PROSECUTE BANKERS,BUILDERS,TO IMPOSE ON THE ELITE AND THE WORKING-CLASS?

HSE.ie - Health Service Executive Website - Disability Services

HSE.ie - Health Service Executive Website - Disability Services: "Community care services
People with disabilities are entitled to avail of the range of community care services. In many cases, they have priority in access to the services. The relevant community care services are:
Public Health Nurses
Home Helps
Personal Assistance
Psychological Services
Speech and Language Therapy
Occupational Therapy
Social Work Services
Physiotherapy
Day care
Respite Care"???????

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Support The Survivors Of WILLINGDON SCHOOL FOR GIRLS | causes.com

Support The Survivors Of WILLINGDON SCHOOL FOR GIRLS causes.com: "However, without exposure, we can't get our cause out to the public and have not been able to start raising public awareness or financial support."

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: ENCOURAGECHANGE.: ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Every auxiliary bishop had some knowledge of crimes - The Irish Times - Thu, Dec 03, 2009

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: ENCOURAGECHANGE.: ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Every auxiliary bishop had some knowledge of crimes - The Irish Times - Thu, Dec 03, 2009: "'RAFTERY'WHO REALLY ENABLED THE RULING ELITE TO COVER-UP CRIMES OF CHILD ABUSE?WHO MAKES THE LAWS'STATUE OF LIMITATIONS'TO ENABLE SEX ABUSERS'ALIVE OR DEAD'COVER UP THEIR SEX ABUSE CRIMES PRESENT OR PAST?THE ADAM WALSH CHILD PROTECTION AND'SAFETY'ACT?''"THE REASONS PROJECT?

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: ENCOURAGECHANGE.: ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Statute of Limitations (Amendment) Act, 2000, Section 2

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: ENCOURAGECHANGE.: ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Statute of Limitations (Amendment) Act, 2000, Section 2: "'''A complaint to the Garda Síochána was made by or on behalf of such person in respect of the act to which the action relates.'?HOW WOULD THESE LEGISLATORS FEEL IF IT WAS ONE OF THEIR CHILDREN?MICHAEL MC DOWELL?''"

"ENCOURAGECHANGE"paddoconnell8@gmail.com: Former Education Ministers 'not made aware' of abuse

http://encouragechange.blogspot.com/2009/05/former-education-ministers-made-aware.html: "Monday, May 25, 2009
Former Education Ministers 'not made aware' of abuse"?WHAT WE WERE TAUGHT IN SCHOOL ABOUT RIGHT AND WRONG?

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: ENCOURAGECHANGE.: ENCOURAGECHANGE.: ENCOURAGECHANGE.

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: ENCOURAGECHANGE.: ENCOURAGECHANGE.: ENCOURAGECHANGE.: "''''“Justice Delayed Is Justice Denied.MGSeptember 2004 Now May 2009?”WHEN TRUTH IS STRANGER THAN FICTION?THE REASONS PROJECT?CLASS-INEQUALITY?''NOW APRIL 2010?'NOW JUNE 2010?'NOW SEPT.2010?THE'REAL'REASONS PROJECT?''I KNOW THE FEELING WELL ANDREW?"

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Gardaí accused of assault on man in his home | BreakingNews.ie

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Gardaí accused of assault on man in his home BreakingNews.ie: "'He said this witness, then Student Garda Catherine Patterson, will say she followed the four accused into the Basin Street flat, saw Gda Delaney “wave a piece of paper” she knew was not a warrant at Fidelma Gaffney and watched Gdi O’Leary, Conlon and Murtagh go upstairs to find Owen Gaffney'?"

Garda assault trial collapses | Evening Echo

Garda assault trial collapses Evening Echo: "The judge explained that these were serious matters which would need to be investigated before the trial proceeds."?

Parliamentary Debates (Official Report - Unrevised) JOINT COMMITTEE ON JUSTICE, EQUALITY, DEFENCE AND WOMEN’S RIGHTS Tuesday, 25 October 2005 - Page 2

Parliamentary Debates (Official Report - Unrevised) JOINT COMMITTEE ON JUSTICE, EQUALITY, DEFENCE AND WOMEN’S RIGHTS Tuesday, 25 October 2005 - Page 2: "I welcome the officials from the Department of Justice, Equality and Law Reform, Ms Valerie Fallon, Mr. Michael Walsh, Mr. Frank Boughton and Ms Marion Walsh, all of whom are "familiar" to us from previous meetings."?EUROPEAN SCRUNITY ON THE IRISH LEGAL SYSTEM AND ITS JUDICIARY?THE GREY HAIRED MEN?

Judgement reserved in appeal over publican robbery | BreakingNews.ie

Judgement reserved in appeal over publican robbery BreakingNews.ie: "Ward, who defended himself in the appeal, said Fianna Fáil supporters would have been “prejudiced” against him because of Mr Chawke’s relationship with the party’s former leader Bertie Ahern"?

Legal teams to challenge appointment of Moriarty Tribunal lawyers | Irish Examiner

Legal teams to challenge appointment of Moriarty Tribunal lawyers Irish Examiner: "However, lawyers for Denis O'Brien and Dermot Desmond are to seek an injunction, claiming McDowell is biased."?

Anger at McDowell inaction on Garda Fallon killing: ThePost.ie

Anger at McDowell inaction on Garda Fallon killing: ThePost.ie: "The family of a garda shot dead in Dublin in 1970 has accused Minister for Justice Michael McDowell of having double standards over his refusal to hold an inquiry into the killing."?

'Sacrificed Its Soul at the Altar of Capitalism': The US Town That Outsourced Everything | CommonDreams.org

'Sacrificed Its Soul at the Altar of Capitalism': The US Town That Outsourced Everything CommonDreams.org: "Most of those redundancies hit the scandal-ridden police department. In the previous five years, it had had to settle around 30 misconduct lawsuits, for alleged offences ranging from civil rights violations to rape by officers to unlawful killing, with compensation totalling $20m - double the entire city's annual budget."?THE REASONS PROJECT?

Cosgrave faces corruption charges - The Irish Times - Tue, Oct 26, 2010

?Cosgrave faces corruption charges - The Irish Times - Tue, Oct 26, 2010: "In the charges brought against him, it is alleged he received sums as an 'inducement” or “reward” on a date between June 12th and June 29th, 1992, December 23rd, 1997, at Buswells Hotel, and on October 30th, 1997 at the Davenport Hotel"?TO QUOTE PETER CUNNINGHAM IN THE IRISH DAILY MAIL(26/10/2010)"AN EPIC BROOM IS NEEDED TO SWEEP OUT THE OLD,DUSTY CORRIDORS OF POWER AND TO DISMANTLE THE LEGACIES OF THE LAST MILLENNIUM"?UNQUOTE.INDEED I AGREE THAT THE DAYS OF CLIENT POLITICS AND THERE"STRUCTURE"SHOULD BE DESTROYED BY A YOUNGER GENERATION?

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Shane Clancy : An SSRI Induced Tragedy « GSK : Licence To (K) ill

Shane Clancy : An SSRI Induced Tragedy « GSK : Licence To (K) ill: "Basically it boils down to a culture of denial, both from the (massively powerful) pharmaceutical industry that makes them and the psychiatrists whose business depends on their promotion and the funding from the industry to keep their institution afloat"?LIKE ALL OTHER INSTITUTIONS THAT HAVE BEEN EXPOSED IN IRELAND RECENTLY?

Public Inquiry · Unanswered questions

Public Inquiry · Unanswered questions: "There is no geneuine practical help for families who have a loved one with this complaint they are left in limbo.If a carer of such a person shows up at the medical professions door and themselves suffering from extreme exhaustion,stress,frustration,the first question they are asked is the patient”SUICIDEAL”and when you say no the family is left to carry on with their UNNECESSARY SUFFERING behind closed doors?"

HOW ON EARTH DID GARDA GET ACCESS TO AN UZI? After tragic suicide of retired detective: Tricolour flies at half-mast for garda. - Free Online Library

HOW ON EARTH DID GARDA GET ACCESS TO AN UZI? After tragic suicide of retired detective: Tricolour flies at half-mast for garda. - Free Online Library: "HOW ON EARTH DID GARDA GET ACCESS TO AN UZI? After tragic suicide of retired detective"?

Gardaí accused of assault on man in his home | BreakingNews.ie

Gardaí accused of assault on man in his home BreakingNews.ie: "He said this witness, then Student Garda Catherine Patterson, will say she followed the four accused into the Basin Street flat, saw Gda Delaney “wave a piece of paper” she knew was not a warrant at Fidelma Gaffney and watched Gdi O’Leary, Conlon and Murtagh go upstairs to find Owen Gaffney"?

O'Dea helped 29 prisoners seeking special treatment - National News, Frontpage - Independent.ie

O'Dea helped 29 prisoners seeking special treatment - National News, Frontpage - Independent.ie: "The month before a furore erupted when it emerged Fianna Fail TD Tony Killeen had facilitated representations seeking the release of a murderer and the early release of a sex offender"?

Dash to save job of Red Cross mole - National News, Frontpage - Independent.ie

Dash to save job of Red Cross mole - National News, Frontpage - Independent.ie: "MINISTER for Defence Tony Killeen has been called on to stage an eleventh-hour intervention to prevent the sacking next week of an Irish Red Cross whistleblower, the Sunday Independent has learned."?

Brendan Keenan: Public sector extravagance stems from monetary affair - Brendan Keenan, Columnists - Independent.ie

Brendan Keenan: Public sector extravagance stems from monetary affair - Brendan Keenan, Columnists - Independent.ie: "Startling evidence of the contempt with which many senior officials now treat public money"?

Gill & Macmillan - Ireland Today - The House Always Wins

Gill & Macmillan - Ireland Today - The House Always Wins: "The system, he argues, is rigged against initiative and reform, thus the title of the book. The House Always Wins is not an assault on the public service. It is a passionate cry for the reform we so badly need in the way the country is run by politicians and the public service; and it is a demand that they, and the trade unions, confront the challenges of creating a better Ireland."?CONSIDERING JFKENNEDY SAID IN 1963 "LEINSTER HOUSE DOES NOT INSPIRE THE BRIGHTEST IDEAS"??

Stefan came for a better life - but hanged himself over an unpaid ESB bill - National News, Frontpage - Independent.ie

Stefan came for a better life - but hanged himself over an unpaid ESB bill - National News, Frontpage - Independent.ie: "Stefan came for a better life - but hanged himself over an unpaid ESB bill"?

FF senator left millions out of pocket as land plans rejected - National News, Frontpage - Independent.ie

FF senator left millions out of pocket as land plans rejected - National News, Frontpage - Independent.ie: "The 17-acre field on the outskirts of Inniskeen village was owned by a farmer before being bought by Mr O'Brien in 2006. Several Fianna Fail members of the council voted in favour of rezoning the land, while Mr O'Brien's son, "Cllr John O'Brien", declared his interest and abstained."?

Monaghan Gazette - Senator O'Brien and Monaghan developers oppose Ulster Bank legal action

Monaghan Gazette - Senator O'Brien and Monaghan developers oppose Ulster Bank legal action: "FIANNA Fáil Senator Francie O’Brien, two Monaghan property developers and former Irish Nationwide Building Society Chief Executive Michael Fingleton are opposing a bid to fast-track a legal action against them over unpaid property loans of some €13.5 million. Log in to view full story."?

Era of bad planning over - The Irish Times - Sat, Oct 23, 2010

Era of bad planning over - The Irish Times - Sat, Oct 23, 2010: "'I am reminded of the episode where one of those charged, former councillor and senator Don Lydon, put my colleague Trevor Sargent into a headlock in the chamber of Dublin County Council, as Trevor highlighted payments to politicians involving land zoning,” he said"?

Cowen rejects ‘economic war criminals’ claim | Irish Examiner

Cowen rejects ‘economic war criminals’ claim Irish Examiner: "TAOISEACH Brian Cowen has hit back at comments from ICTU’s economic adviser Paul Sweeney suggesting that the cabinet was made up of economic war criminals because of its budgetary policies"?

Businessman and Fianna Fáil pols face corruption charges | News from Ireland | IrishCentral

Businessman and Fianna Fáil pols face corruption charges News from Ireland IrishCentral: "Four former Fianna Fáil Dublin County Councilors and a businessman are facing corruption charges at Dublin District Court"?

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Free the Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Liu Xiaobo - The Petition Site

Free the Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Liu Xiaobo - The Petition Site: "Liu Xiaobo, the Nobel Peace Prize laureate for year 2010, was sentenced to 11 years of prison on December 25th 2009 under the name of 'inciting subversion' because of his initiation of 'Charter 08' which calls for democracy and protection of human rights in China"?

Iraqi officials vow to probe any abuse cases | Reuters

Iraqi officials vow to probe any abuse cases Reuters: "The flood of files mainly containing in-the-field action reports from lower level U.S. military officers detailed gruesome cases of prisoner abuse that "Were Known To But Not Investigated By U.S. Authorities."?THE WAY THE WORLD OVER THE"SYSTEM"REALLY WORKS?

De-mystifying the Trojan Horse « Untold Story Out

De-mystifying the Trojan Horse « Untold Story Out: The misuse of Child Protection powers for ulterior motives"?IRELANDS FAMILY LAW COURTS AND THE"RIGHTS"OF A CHILD?

Public Inquiry · Who’s watching the watchers?

Public Inquiry · Who’s watching the watchers?: "I feel strongly that those who make and design social policy dont and cant understand the nature of certain problems in society ."qualifications will never add up to practical every day experiences in disadvantaged areas".I read an article once by prof.john dillon(trinity college) who said special interest groups would thwart any national debate on serious crime that might focus on their inadequacies?"THE"REAL"REASONS PROJECT?

Family seek fresh probe in priest's death as new evidence uncovered - National News, Frontpage - Independent.ie

Family seek fresh probe in priest's death as new evidence uncovered - National News, Frontpage - Independent.ie: "One of the country's most experienced pathologists, Professor Dermot Hourihane, former head of pathology at Trinity College Dublin, believes the case raises 'many major questions about the workings of the Irish justice system'."?I HAVE BEEN WRITING ABOUT THAT FOR OVER FORTY YEARS?BUT LIKE ANGLO THOSE IN POSITIONS OF "POWER"DIDENT WANT TO KNOW AS THEIR KIND WERE GAINING FROM TURNING A BLIND EYE?

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Daingean: A shameful silence as the children suffered

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Daingean: A shameful silence as the children suffered: "Class governs access to health services, housing and education; the work we do, the environment we live in, the air we breathe"?CONTROLLED AND MANIPULATED BY THE GREY HAIRED MEN THAT JUDGE KINLEN REFERRED TO IN HIS MANY DAMNING PRISON REPORTS?

Jail report urges design overhaul to limit violence - National News, Frontpage - Independent.ie

Jail report urges design overhaul to limit violence - National News, Frontpage - Independent.ie: "Judge Reilly called on the authorities to consider setting up 'problem solving' courts under the umbrella of the community court and said this concept had been operating successfully elsewhere including the United States, England and Australia."

Friday, October 22, 2010

Victim of wrongful conviction in sex case to seek €1m damages - Courts, National News - Independent.ie

Victim of wrongful conviction in sex case to seek €1m damages - Courts, National News - Independent.ie: "Mr Hannon also said he was 'quite upset' that the DPP had opposed his application for a miscarriage of justice certificate"?THE REASONS PROJECT?

Harmful Error - The Center for Public Integrity

Harmful Error - The Center for Public Integrity: "In January 1999, the Chicago Tribune published a five-part series of articles that found, in the paper's own words, 'nearly 400 cases where prosecutors obtained homicide convictions by committing the most unforgivable kinds of deception"?

Woman (19) put in jail over dog leash fine - Courts, National News - Independent.ie

Woman (19) put in jail over dog leash fine - Courts, National News - Independent.ie: "A 19-YEAR-OLD woman spent two nights in jail after failing to pay a fine imposed for walking her dog without a leash."?

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

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: ENCOURAGECHANGE.: ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Paul O’Connell: School of Law: University of Leicester: "'''Anxious Scrutiny in the Irish Courts: Too Little, Too Late?’'CRIME AND ITS'TRUE'CAUSES"?

Research Fellows and Assocates

Research Fellows and Assocates: "Her research interests include educational disadvantage, health inequalities, penal reform and the effect of state policies on the lives of individuals. Her doctorate concentrates on the impact of education on the lives of students who are currently imprisoned in Ireland and are attending classes within the prison."?THE"REAL"REASONS PROJECT?

Public Inquiry · A sad betting career

Public Inquiry · A sad betting career: "I should have learned my lesson after losing a similar sum on a bet that the DPP would bring charges against Fianna Fail TD, Willie O’Dea."?

Media Undermines Civil Rights « Changing Lives, Changing Minds: A Changing Lives Through Literature Blog

Media Undermines Civil Rights « Changing Lives, Changing Minds: A Changing Lives Through Literature Blog: "She has been a long time community organizer and social activist fighting for the rights of the underprivileged, the elderly and children."

The Press Association: Five face charges over land deal

The Press Association: Five face charges over land deal: "Former Senator Don Lydon, former councillors Sean Gilbride and Colm McGrath and the now independent Tony Fox appeared at an evening sitting of Dublin District Court."?

What are the tribunals in Ireland good for

What are the tribunals in Ireland good for: "What difference has a single one of these tribunals made to Irish society ....has corruption gone away ....have politicians become honest power brokers ....do we live in a healthier ...a safer ..or more secure and happier environment.
What unique or tangible benefits has any tribunal contributed to Irish society.
If there were any real benefits presented via any tribunal findings ....why was a costly tribunal essential."?

Tribunal of Inquiry Into Certain Planning Matters and Payments

Tribunal of Inquiry Into Certain Planning Matters and Payments: "There had long been speculation about the extent of corruption underlying these planning decisions, and there had been several Gardaí inquiries in the 1980s and 1990s but these failed to uncover evidence."?WHY?

Bishop not to face charges, rules the DPP - National News, Frontpage - Independent.ie

Bishop not to face charges, rules the DPP - National News, Frontpage - Independent.ie: "Meanwhile, the report of the Dublin Archdiocese Commission of Investigation into the handling of child abuse complaints in the Cloyne diocese will be handed over to the Department of Justice within days."?

Ombudsman says FF forced TDs to reject fishing report - National News, Frontpage - Independent.ie

Ombudsman says FF forced TDs to reject fishing report - National News, Frontpage - Independent.ie: "FF forced TDs to reject fishing report"?

Millionaire arrested after first day of €53m CAB case - Courts, National News - Independent.ie

Millionaire arrested after first day of €53m CAB case - Courts, National News - Independent.ie: "He was linked to the disgraced former Dublin assistant county manager, George Redmond, who also served a jail sentence."?

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Ideas for Claiming our Future

Ideas for Claiming our Future: "This is a forum for you to dicuss ideas on line - these ideas are your ideas - "they are ideas that we may not agree with" - but we are providing you with a framework for that discussion"?CLAIMING OUR (AND CHILDRENS)FUTURE FROM THE"GREY HAIRED"MEN?

Public Inquiry · Clientelism: The foundation of our corrupt political system

Public Inquiry · Clientelism: The foundation of our corrupt political system: "The brutal truth is that clientelism is the foundation on which our corrupt political system feeds and, in turn, infects every level of Irish society. It is the single biggest reason for the destruction of our country."?THE REASONS PROJECT?

Special Report 63: Tribunals of Inquiry Press Release - Office of the Comptroller and Auditor General - Ireland

Special Report 63: Tribunals of Inquiry Press Release - Office of the Comptroller and Auditor General - Ireland: "The Comptroller and Auditor General is an independent constitutional officer with responsibility for the audit of public funds."?JUDGES CLAIM 5000,000.THOUSAND IN EXPENCES AND STILL NOBODY GOES TO JAIL?

Gavin's Blog

Gavin's Blog: "The Courts Service,"?

Bitter battle over EU budget enters final furlong - INQUIRER.net, Philippine News for Filipinos

Bitter battle over EU budget enters final furlong - INQUIRER.net, Philippine News for Filipinos: "Lawmakers on the European Parliament's budget committee late Thursday voted a record rise in proposed sums for 2011 through its budget committee"?

Cuts may halt Ballymun regeneration - Republic of Ireland, Local & National - Belfasttelegraph.co.uk

Cuts may halt Ballymun regeneration - Republic of Ireland, Local & National - Belfasttelegraph.co.uk: "Work on reinventing one of the country's most notoriously disadvantaged areas may grind to a halt over spending cuts, it has emerged.
Justice Minister Dermot Ahern said he could not reassure anyone that money would be available to complete the regeneration of Ballymun in north Dublin."?

Regeneration of Dolphin House flats 'years away' - The Irish Times - Wed, Oct 06, 2010

Regeneration of Dolphin House flats 'years away' - The Irish Times - Wed, Oct 06, 2010: "THE REGENERATION of dilapidated 1950s flat complex Dolphin House is “years away”, Dublin City Council has told residents who are living with persistent sewage and mould problems"?

Funding boost to kick-start Limerick regeneration | Irish Examiner

Funding boost to kick-start Limerick regeneration Irish Examiner: "It was originally planned to build more than 4,700 new houses in Southill, Moyross, Ballinacurra Weston and St Mary’s Park. Now it is envisaged that many of the houses earmarked for demolition will be refurbished."?

Want to see real leadership in action? Look to Wandsworth - The Regeneration Blog

Want to see real leadership in action? Look to Wandsworth - The Regeneration Blog: "'Our aim was to try and present many of our policies through human stories.'"?

Ken Foxe On Sunshine Radio | Irish Publishing News

Ken Foxe On Sunshine Radio Irish Publishing News: "Why do Irish Cabinet Ministers stay in luxury hotels usually frequented by millionaires and royalty?"DONT FORGET THE WIVES?

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Fr Peter Mc Verry's story

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Fr Peter Mc Verry's story: "Orange TV Blog: Unequal Opportunities with John Humphrys, Monday 9pm, BBC Two: ''ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Comparative Constitutions.org: Ireland: 'The Death of Socio-Economic Rights by Paul O'Connell:'?PUBLIC INTEREST LITIGATION? ..."

Fr Peter Mc Verry's story

Fr Peter Mc Verry's story: "“Access to quality health services is a prerequisite for participation in the social and economic life of society. Working to improve the health status of all, and particularly vulnerable groups such as people with disabilities including those with mental illness, drug users, the homeless and Travellers, is an essential element of social inclusion.'"?

Tales from Talbot Towers » 2010 » October - The blog of Irish journalist Ken Foxe

Tales from Talbot Towers » 2010 » October - The blog of Irish journalist Ken Foxe: "Not only did they delete all possiblity of finding out who Mr Dempsey met and what was discussed, they also took it upon themselves to censor details of public servants that had travelled with him."?

Why are they still playing us for fools?

Why are they still playing us for fools?: "That evening, on Prime Time, "Paul Somerville" of Delta Index, an asset management company, was asked for his analysis. Like most independent commentators – in fact all commentators outside banks, stockbrokers and the government – he has been "pessimistic" for a long time about the country's prospects."?WITH GOOD REASON?

Petty criminals set to be kept out of prison | Irish Examiner

Petty criminals set to be kept out of prison Irish Examiner: "Petty criminals set to be kept out of prison"?

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

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Public Inquiry · Who’s watching the watchers?: "TRADITIONALLY CRIMINALS IN MOUNTJOY COME FROM DEPRIVED BACKGROUNDS,BUT FROM THE WAY LONERGAN TALKS IN HIS INTERVIEW WITH JASON O TOOLE IT SOUNDS LIKE THIS RECESSION COULD YET FUEL A SURGE IN YOUNG PEOPLE FROM'MIDDLE-CLASS'BACKGROUNDS BECOMING INVOLVED IN PETTY CRIME."?

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Ahern says fracas at prison not due to overcrowding - The Irish Times - Sat, Oct 16, 2010

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Ahern says fracas at prison not due to overcrowding - The Irish Times - Sat, Oct 16, 2010: "THAT'TRADITIONALLY'WORD MENTIONED BY JOHN LONERGAN I REALISED(MANY YEARS AGO) WAS CREATED BY THE'GREY HAIRED MEN'WHOS INVISIBLE'EVIL' HAND CREATED(ENGINEERED)THE MISERY OF WORKING-CLASS CHILDREN,WHO WERE USED AS PRISON,AND INSTITUTIONAL ..."?THE"REAL"REASONS PROJECT?

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Ahern says fracas at prison not due to overcrowding - The Irish Times - Sat, Oct 16, 2010

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Ahern says fracas at prison not due to overcrowding - The Irish Times - Sat, Oct 16, 2010: "'The Prison Officers’ Association said Mountjoy was overcrowded, leading to a tense environment where violence and bullying thrived.'?AS JOHN LONERGAN (FORMER GOVERNOR OF MOUNTJOY)SAID'TO THOSE IN OUR SOCIETY WHO NEVER GOT A CHANCE IN LIFE,'IN HIS BOOK THE GOVERNOR?"

Legal aid delivers justice; kind lawyers won't | Afua Hirsch | Comment is free | The Guardian

Legal aid delivers justice; kind lawyers won't Afua Hirsch Comment is free The Guardian: "Danni, who like most people had no knowledge of legal proceedings or civil law, faced the daunting prospect of representing himself in court"?

Leading social lender faces eviction from deprived borough | Social Enterprise

Leading social lender faces eviction from deprived borough Social Enterprise: "Social Enterprise also tried to contact three ward councillors in the area, but did not get a reply."?

Government has too much power, warns O'Reilly - The Irish Times - Wed, Mar 10, 2010

Government has too much power, warns O'Reilly - The Irish Times - Wed, Mar 10, 2010: "“Unfortunately, the model of government set out in the Irish Constitution has become more of a fiction than a reality."?

Confronting Income Inequality - NYTimes.com

Confronting Income Inequality - NYTimes.com: "A C.E.O. may think he needs a 30,000-square-foot mansion, for example, just because each of his peers has one."?

Lone parents live apart ‘to claim payment’ | Irish Examiner

Lone parents live apart ‘to claim payment’ Irish Examiner: "LONE parents were accused of choosing not to live with their partners so they could claim social welfare and tax breaks by a cross-party group responsible for examining social and family policy."?

€500,000 in expenses sought for tribunal judges - The Irish Times - Wed, Oct 20, 2010

€500,000 in expenses sought for tribunal judges - The Irish Times - Wed, Oct 20, 2010: "Under travel and subsistence rules, the judges – who are paid a salary of €177,554 each – are entitled to payments for travelling to work where those journeys are further than six miles"?

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Key bankers advised to 'sit tight' over inquiries - National News, Frontpage - Independent.ie

Key bankers advised to 'sit tight' over inquiries - National News, Frontpage - Independent.ie: "The Irish Independent has learned that some bankers have been advised that the State will face an uphill task in convincing a court there was intent to commit a crime"?

Whistleblower watchdog retires early, Auditor General conducting audit | FAIR

Whistleblower watchdog retires early, Auditor General conducting audit FAIR: "'It's also important to note that although a change of leadership is essential, it is not sufficient. Fundamental changes to the law are also needed in order to give the next Commissioner the powers, the jurisdiction and the clear mandate that is needed for this office to be effective.'"?SOUNDS VERY IRISH TO ME?

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

Rate-Your-Solicitor.com Forum / The Judge, The Lawyer and The DPP: "It has taken eight months for the courtesy of a reply but I knew last January that it was under review. I wanted them to take a new look at it in the light of a former Garda Detective telling me that he had documentary evidence that three Gardai were assigned to cover up the case and he was prepared to give the information to a new inquiry."?THE REASONS PROJECT?

About Us

About Us: "These two contrasting contexts inevitably affect the way we think and relate to issues of equality and social inclusion"?YOU HAVE TO EXPERIENCE SOCIAL EXCLUSION TO UNDERSTAND IT?

European Commission : CORDIS : News : FP6 : FP6 research on social inequalities highlighted in new report

European Commission : CORDIS : News : FP6 : FP6 research on social inequalities highlighted in new report: "These dimensions are inter-related and include earnings, income, education, health and a sense of well-being. The authors define socio-economic inequality as the disparities in both economic and social resources, linked to social class. This also includes the aforementioned variables of income, education, health and well-being."?

ENCOURAGECHANGE.

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: "Apr 7, 2007 ... (So, the truth was known, according to Justice Hardiman, yet nothing happened) .... IF they set up any more committees they should get people who have ... when asked by a visiting foreign official,how many people are in jail ..... .at least thats the NUMBER they gave him in mountjoy.juveniles were ..."?

Police break Mafia wall of silence as bosses turn supergrass - Europe, World - The Independent

Police break Mafia wall of silence as bosses turn supergrass - Europe, World - The Independent: "While welcoming the new willingness to tackle organised crime, critics have noted that the state's failure to intervene in recent decades has allowed the phenomenon to grow."?

Prison Break - Around the World News - Croatian Times Online News - English Newspaper

Prison Break - Around the World News - Croatian Times Online News - English Newspaper: "The 25 entrepreneurial convicts have raked in 2.5 million pounds in their first year of operation with services including a drug dealer turned cake maker, a thug jailed for GBH who makes flower arrangements, a burglar that makes window boxes and a smuggler who repairs trams and buses"?TAKE NOTE IRISH DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE?

Blood in victim's room, court told - The Irish Times - Wed, Oct 20, 2010

Blood in victim's room, court told - The Irish Times - Wed, Oct 20, 2010: "Forcible entry and trespass at the family home in "inner city" Dublin?

Businessman denies Dunlop rezoning bribe claims - The Irish Times - Wed, Oct 20, 2010

Businessman denies Dunlop rezoning bribe claims - The Irish Times - Wed, Oct 20, 2010: "BUSINESSMAN JIM Kennedy is denying claims by former lobbyist Frank Dunlop he gave £25,000 (€31,750) to Mr Dunlop in 1992 to buy councillors’ votes for a rezoning of lands at Carrickmines, the High Court was told yesterday"?

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Death penalty should be revisited, says ex-judge - The Irish Times - Mon, Nov 16, 2009

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Death penalty should be revisited, says ex-judge - The Irish Times - Mon, Nov 16, 2009: "'The former judge also said that there was a “culture of dishonesty” in Ireland. “In England they are just as dishonest, but once they are found out they are gone,” he said."MEANING"?

News & Events - The Journal of Social Criminology

News & Events - The Journal of Social Criminology: "The ‘Social Control Industry’"?IS IT ENGINEERED BY THE"GREY HAIRED"MEN AS I CLAIM?THE REASONS PROJECT?

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"?CLASS-INEQUALITY?TRIBUNALS FOR THE RICH AND WELL CONNECTED,PRISON FOR THE POOR?

DÁIL Report — Irish Medical Times

DÁIL Report — Irish Medical Times: "The Dáil Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has called for a series of documents to be presented to it on the controversial SKILL programme before its next meeting."?

Dermot Ahern TD | Machholz's Blog

Dermot Ahern TD Machholz's Blog: "I started this Blog to get out of my system the absolute rage that I have for the corrupt politicians and their Banker Buddies. I’m an ordinary guy, married with kids, and have firm opinions of what is right and what is wrong. I’m not afraid to say it even when it makes me unpopular"

Public Inquiry · Favours feeding the disease of corruption

Public Inquiry · Favours feeding the disease of corruption: "He is incapable of telling the difference between those who are guilty and "those who are merely associated with the guilty."?INTERESTING?

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Orange TV Blog: Unequal Opportunities with John Humphrys, Monday 9pm, BBC Two

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Orange TV Blog: Unequal Opportunities with John Humphrys, Monday 9pm, BBC Two: "'ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Comparative Constitutions.org: Ireland: 'The Death of Socio-Economic Rights by Paul O'Connell:'?PUBLIC INTEREST LITIGATION?'CLASS-INEQUALITY AND CRIME?"

Banks need permission from NAMA before commencing legal action to enforce personal guarantees « NAMA Wine Lake

Banks need permission from NAMA before commencing legal action to enforce personal guarantees « NAMA Wine Lake: "Judge Kelly is not happy at the slipshod manner in which the legal fraternity are dealing with these cases. And although he didn’t regard it as fatal to the case yesterday, he wasn’t happy with the applicant, Anglo, using the word “principle” where it should have been “principal”."?WHERE DOES "PRINCIPLE"FIT INTO CRIMINALITY?THE REASONS PROJECT?

conflicts of interest « Search Results « NAMA Wine Lake

conflicts of interest « Search Results « NAMA Wine Lake: "Second NAMA legal challenge – judicial review of potential "Conflicts Of Interest"?

Should the transfer of Anglo’s remaining NAMA tranches be put on hold pending clarification of Anglo’s total costs? « NAMA Wine Lake

Should the transfer of Anglo’s remaining NAMA tranches be put on hold pending clarification of Anglo’s total costs? « NAMA Wine Lake: "This is now seen as a fraudulent transfer of wealth from the citizens of Ireland to a group of irresponsible gamblers, with the help of economic traitors within the government and a totally incompetent regulatory authority that at this stage one must ask if it was designed to be so, in order to facilitate this fraud in the first place"?

FT Alphaville » AIBaiting

FT Alphaville » AIBaiting: "Is the Irish government under pressure from the European Central Bank in Frankfurt to protect German investors?"

Monday, October 18, 2010

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

http://encouragechange.blogspot.com/2009/08/victims-of-legal-profession-society.html: ".''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"

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

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Paul O’Connell: School of Law: University of Leicester: "''Anxious Scrutiny in the Irish Courts: Too Little, Too Late?’'CRIME AND ITS'TRUE'CAUSES?'"THE"REAL"REASONS PROJECT?

By-election issue reaches High Court | The Post

By-election issue reaches High Court The Post: "The High Court will tomorrow be asked to declare that the government’s refusal to hold the Donegal South-West by election is unlawful and in breach of the constitution."?

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Online Networking: Quality, Not Quantity, Matters | BNET

Online Networking: Quality, Not Quantity, Matters BNET: "The study found that in order to get the most out of social networking efforts, it’s very important for people to communicate with their network. The more friends a person has, the less likely he’ll be able to respond to his network’s posts and messages. Therefore, his networking power is weaker than someone with less friends who stays in better touch with his contacts."?DOES THIS ANSWER THE QUESTION?EVERY HUNDRED YEARS "EXPERTS" IN A PARTICULAR FIELD HAVE BEEN PROVEN WRONG?

DPP’s dilemma: ThePost.ie

DPP’s dilemma: ThePost.ie: "he will make his decision without fear or favour."?

National Government would be agreement on an unprecedented savaging of working people | Joe Higgins.eu

National Government would be agreement on an unprecedented savaging of working people Joe Higgins.eu: "He summed up his programme of savage cuts in public services and his attack on the living standards of working people as “nothing less than a call to patriotic action.”"?

Fed up complaining? Try the rating game . . . and now you can even RateYourSolicitor - National News, Frontpage - Independent.ie

Fed up complaining? Try the rating game . . . and now you can even RateYourSolicitor - National News, Frontpage - Independent.ie: "Even seemingly "trivial websites" help to promote democracy and fairness. People turn to the internet because the traditional route - sending a letter of complaint, or approaching a superior authority - doesn't work."?THE REASONS PROJECT?

Public Inquiry · Who’s watching the watchers?

Public Inquiry · Who’s watching the watchers?: "When your treated like an animal for long enough is it any wonder some fall into the trap of carrying out animalistic deeds?"

Public Inquiry · Who’s watching the watchers?

Public Inquiry · Who’s watching the watchers?: "If Stephen Delaney is still around and i think(know) he is he could probably throw some light on my queries,but when i think of it if Finian Fallon cant get answers then i most certainly wont,but i should because a gun was put to my head by a detective in ash st for no good reason when mr fallons senior murder was being investigated,"?

Dr. Bill Tormey » Finglas RAPID Area Update Sept 2010

Dr. Bill Tormey » Finglas RAPID Area Update Sept 2010: "Finglas Youth Resource Centre under the Young People’s Facilities and Services Fund (€220,000) to improve outreach services in the Finglas South has been reallocated to Finglas Youth Services (C.Y.C.) to develop “The Den” in Finglas South."?CRIME AND ITS"TRUE"CAUSES?

The Pensive Quill: The Story Of Ireland

The Pensive Quill: The Story Of Ireland: "If we fail to understand the past, we have not a hope in hell of moving forward as we repeat the same mistakes all over again"?

Fakes, frauds and scams: EMPOWER pain

Fakes, frauds and scams: EMPOWER pain: "It highlights the need for a different approach to alleged white collar crimes"?TO QUOTE STAN MCHUGH FETAC'S CEO"YOU MUST GO THROUGH DUE PROCESS BEFORE YOU CAN MAKE PUBLIC STATMENTS ABOUT ANYBODY"?

'I'm not the only one to blame for Anglo,' says Drumm - National News, Frontpage - Independent.ie

'I'm not the only one to blame for Anglo,' says Drumm - National News, Frontpage - Independent.ie: "But I will say this: every step we took was hand in hand with our own [Financial] regulator, the Central Bank, and what really gets me now is the same people -- most of them are still there -- and their political bosses are trying to disown us. And if I'm going to take responsibility for my role, they must take responsibility too.'"?

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Prison Officers Association

Prison Officers Association: "Well minister there are serious difficulties occurring at a small number of locations that are purely down to "bad management" and this is a tragedy in an organisation where so many outcomes depend on good leadership and sound management."?

How one man's presence caused a walkout at Mountjoy - The Irish Times - Sat, Aug 28, 2010

How one man's presence caused a walkout at Mountjoy - The Irish Times - Sat, Aug 28, 2010: "The president of the Prison Officers’ Association, Stephen Delaney, says his members have become increasingly concerned in recent weeks about the regime in the separation unit being relaxed. It appears to officers that dangerous criminals, rather than those in need of protection, are being housed there, because space at the jail is at a premium."?

.::Prisoner Solidarity - Anarchist Black Cross Dublin::.

.::Prisoner Solidarity - Anarchist Black Cross Dublin::.: "They also, of course, contain many people imprisoned for minor offences or who have ended up there as a result of complex familial or socio-economic circumstances. It is no coincidence that the vast majority of prisoners come from what we euphemistically describe as ‘less-well-off’ backgrounds."?THE"REAL"REASONS PROJECT?

Former POA secretary put out of 15-year prison home - National News, Frontpage - Independent.ie

Former POA secretary put out of 15-year prison home - National News, Frontpage - Independent.ie: "A FORMER prison officers' leader has claimed the Department of Justice is engaged in a personal vendetta against him, and part of this is seeking to remove him from accommodation at a prison where he has lived for almost 15 years.
A judge yesterday issued an order to the Sheriff of County Dublin, effectively moving former deputy general secretary of the Prison Officers' Association PJ McEvoy out of Shanganagh Castle and delivering possession of the premises to the Minister for Justice Equality and Law Reform."?THE GREY HAIRED MEN SEEM TO BE ALIVE AND KICKING?

22 YEARS AS THE GOVERNOR; Drugs, violence, sieges… As governor for 22 years of Mountjoy, Ireland's toughest prison, John Lonergan coped with them all. Now in his compelling and controversial book, to be serialised in the Mail starting tomorrow, he reveals his innermost thoughts about our prison system - and the inhuman treatment that shames our civilised society | Daily Mail (London, England), The Newspaper | Find Articles at BNET

22 YEARS AS THE GOVERNOR; Drugs, violence, sieges… As governor for 22 years of Mountjoy, Ireland's toughest prison, John Lonergan coped with them all. Now in his compelling and controversial book, to be serialised in the Mail starting tomorrow, he reveals his innermost thoughts about our prison system - and the inhuman treatment that shames our civilised society Daily Mail (London, England), The Newspaper Find Articles at BNET: "He was a vocal critic of overcrowding at the prison, and urged the Government to tackle the links between poverty and crime."?NO JUNKETS IN THAT?

Ahern says fracas at prison not due to overcrowding - The Irish Times - Sat, Oct 16, 2010

Ahern says fracas at prison not due to overcrowding - The Irish Times - Sat, Oct 16, 2010: "The Prison Officers’ Association said Mountjoy was overcrowded, leading to a tense environment where violence and bullying thrived."?AS JOHN LONERGAN (FORMER GOVERNOR OF MOUNTJOY)SAID"TO THOSE IN OUR SOCIETY WHO NEVER GOT A CHANCE IN LIFE"IN HIS BOOK THE GOVERNOR?

Drumm's garda snub key to debt deal failure - National News, Frontpage - Independent.ie

Drumm's garda snub key to debt deal failure - National News, Frontpage - Independent.ie: "Mr Drumm has so far declined to make himself available to investigators examining key events in Anglo."?THE REASONS PROJECT?

Leas Cross transfer report published - The Irish Times - Fri, Oct 15, 2010

Leas Cross transfer report published - The Irish Times - Fri, Oct 15, 2010: "A report into the transfer of a man from St Michael’s House to Leas Cross nursing home in Swords, Co Dublin against his family’s wishes has highlighted “systems failures” in the decision-making process."?A VERY DISTRESSING CASE WHICH IS THE NORM WHEN THOSE WHO MAKE LIFE CHANGING DECISIONS WONT OR "DONT"CONSULT THE PEOPLE AFFECTED BY THEIR DECISIONS?THE GREY HAIRED MEN?WILL ANYONE BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE?

Thursday, October 14, 2010

SKILL: where the money went — Irish Medical Times

SKILL: where the money went — Irish Medical Times: "The HSE’s internal audit of the SKILL project has unearthed a bizarre money trail, revealing how HSE funds were ultimately used to buy, for instance, business class airfares connected with the Shankill/Belfast regeneration project (€5,000) and laptops for union members (€30,000)."?WHO SANCTIONED THE PURCHASE OF THORNTON HALL?

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: GILLIGAN: Background to the Gang: ThePost.ie

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: GILLIGAN: Background to the Gang: ThePost.ie: "'John Traynor, an associate of Gilligan.'?THOSE THAT ARE HATED?"

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Mr. Nice - Howard Marks - Review - Nicely does it.

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Mr. Nice - Howard Marks - Review - Nicely does it.: "'And whilst the US have portrayed him as the world's worst and biggest drug-dealer he was never anything of the sort.'?THOSE THAT ARE FETED?"

Public Inquiry · Mary O’Rourke – The Marie Antoinette of the nation

Public Inquiry · Mary O’Rourke – The Marie Antoinette of the nation: "O’Rourke, and the rest of our sub standard public representatives, is strutting around the media studios of the country being feted as if they were superstars."?

Inequality stunts lives of millions|16Oct10|Socialist Worker

Inequality stunts lives of millions16Oct10Socialist Worker: "Instead it shows how class and oppression are wrecking the lives of millions. Inequality hits certain groups harder than others."

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

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

Victims of the Legal Profession Society

Victims of the Legal Profession Society: "Please contact the DPP without delay and ask why the DPP has ignored fraud, perjury and corruption on the Northern Circuit and why the DPP engages in the prosecution of innocent people and drops charges without explanation."?

'Humane' voice of governor praised | The Irish Times

'Humane' voice of governor praised The Irish Times: "Labour Senator Ivana Bacik said Mr Lonergan had been “a powerful voice in support of the humane treatment of prisoners” who had “not been afraid to speak up on behalf of the marginalised and disadvantaged in our society”."?WHO SANCTIONED THE PURCHASE OF THORNTHON HALL?

Dangerous self-delusion; LET TERS | Daily Mail (London, England), The Newspaper | Find Articles at BNET

Dangerous self-delusion; LET TERS Daily Mail (London, England), The Newspaper Find Articles at BNET: "ANYONE employed in the Department of 'Justice Equality and Law Reform' lives in a world of self delusion."?JUST LIKE THE POLITICAL,REGLIOUS,AND RULING-CLASS?

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

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Seanad Éireann - Volume 110 - 20 November, 1985 - Report on Prison Reform: Motion.: "LATE JUDGE DERMOT KINLEN'S RECOMMENDATIONS WERE IGNORED.JUDGE KINLEN TOLD IT AS IT IS NOT'WAS'WHEN HE COMPLAINED ABOUT THE WAY HE WAS TREATED BY THE MANDRINS IN THE DEPARTMENT OF 'JUSTICE?'HE WAS RIGHT TO FLAG THE NEED FOR EXTERNAL EXPERTS TO SEE HOW THE DEPARTMENTS BUDGET WAS AND IS BEEN SPENT.ITS NO GOOD MAKING SUGGESTIONS,RECOMMENDATIONS,IN RELATION TO INHUMAN AND DEGRADING TREATMENT IN IRISH PRISONS IF NOTHING IS GOING TO BE DONE ABOUT IT.'?THE REASONS PROJECT?"WHO SANCTIONED THE PURCHASE OF THORNTON HALL?

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: SAOIRSE32 :: July :: 2005

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: SAOIRSE32 :: July :: 2005: "'THE Inspector of Prisons has accused the Department of Justice of trying to cover up unacceptable conditions in jails.
Retired High Court judge, Mr Justice Dermot Kinlen, said: “What we need in this day and age is openness, transparency, "accountancy" and efficiency. The department want to attack the messenger rather than deal with his message.”
The department, he said, was 'Obsessed With Power, Control And Secrecy.'?THE'REAL'REASONS PROJECT?ACCOUNTABILITY,RESPONSIBILITY,OPENNESS,TRANSPARENCY,TRUTHFULNESS,JUSTICE?"WHO SANCTIONED THE PURCHASE OF THORTON HALL?

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Secret garda files from 1970s will never be released - National News, Frontpage - Independent.ie

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Secret garda files from 1970s will never be released - National News, Frontpage - Independent.ie: "''Of particular interest to the Inquiry were payments made to confidential sources but full information on this matter no longer exists.''?TO QUOTE THE LATE JUDGE DERMOT KINLEN ABOUT PRISONS BOSS BRIAN PURCELL'HE IS TRYING TO DEFEND THE INDEFENSIBLE AND EXCUSE THE INEXCUASBLE?THE REASONS PROJECT?"

Retiring prison boss attacks 'appalling' Mountjoy - National News, Frontpage - Independent.ie

Retiring prison boss attacks 'appalling' Mountjoy - National News, Frontpage - Independent.ie: "He said it was very important to see people making their views known outside Dail Eireann and he hoped to use his free time to highlight injustices and support the underdog."?

Prison Governors: Why the inhumanity? Why the Block in Cork? Do we tolerate the Birch in Ireland - Indymedia Ireland

Prison Governors: Why the inhumanity? Why the Block in Cork? Do we tolerate the Birch in Ireland - Indymedia Ireland: "Champions Of Change"?WE TOLERATE EVERYTHING IN IRELAND ONCE ITS AGAINST THE WORKING-CLASS,THE OPPRESSED,THE DISADVANTAGED,THE HOMELESS,THE ILLERATE OR SEMI-ILLERATE,THOSE NOT WELL CONNECTED.?

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: ENCOURAGECHANGE.

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: ENCOURAGECHANGE.: "''Comparative Constitutions.org: Ireland: 'The Death of Socio-Economic Rights by Paul O'Connell:'?PUBLIC INTEREST LITIGATION?''AS DEARBHAIL MC DONALD SAYS IN HER NEW BOOK'BUST'NOT ONE ROGUE SOLICITOR OR ANY MEMBERS OF IRELANDS BANKING ELITE HAS BEEN PROSECUTED AND CONVICTED ,RAISING 'SERIOUS'QUESTIONS ABOUT THE ABILITY OF THE'STATE'TO PROSECUTE WHITE COLLAR CRIME?THE "REAL"REASONS PROJECT?"

About Freedom of Information & Expression | Open Society Justice Initiative | Open Society Foundations

About Freedom of Information & Expression Open Society Justice Initiative Open Society Foundations: "Silence and secrecy are two of the most powerful tools that governments can employ to mute critics and cloak actions from public scrutiny."?SOUNDS VERY IRISH TO ME?

Anticorruption | Open Society Justice Initiative | Open Society Foundations

Anticorruption Open Society Justice Initiative Open Society Foundations: "The Open Society Justice Initiative is working to create a legal environment that blocks the theft of public assets, bribery, and money laundering in countries with abundant natural resources"?BUT NO LEADERSHIP?

Wall Street Journal Cites Justice Initiative Research in Examining Pretrial Detention in Mexico | Open Society Justice Initiative | Open Society Foundations

Wall Street Journal Cites Justice Initiative Research in Examining Pretrial Detention in Mexico Open Society Justice Initiative Open Society Foundations: "The Journal article tells the story of Antonio Zuniga, a Mexico City street vendor wrongly convicted and sentenced to 20 years in prison for the shooting death of a gang member. Despite dozens of witnesses who testified to seeing Zuniga working at his kiosk at the time of the shooting, forensic tests that showed he had not fired a gun, and the recanting of the sole identification witness, Zuniga was convicted at trial—and again at a retrial"?

Presumed Guilty Synopsis

Presumed Guilty Synopsis: "Battling an arrogant judge, uncooperative witnesses and a "legal system riddled with corruption", Hernández and Negrete find it's easy to prove Zuniga's innocence, but hard to get the powers that be to acknowledge this fact."?WHERE THE PROSECUTION AUTHORITIES "HIDE"IN THEIR FILES?

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Epoch Times | Economists Slash Irish House Price Forecasts

Epoch Times Economists Slash Irish House Price Forecasts: "DUBLIN-Irish economists have chopped their forecasts for 2007 house price growth for the second month in a row as the country's property market cools after a decade of jaw-dropping gains, a Reuters survey showed on Thursday"?NOBODY IN POWER LISTENED?

Access to Restorative Justice for the Victims of Fraud - Martin Kenney & Co.

Access to Restorative Justice for the Victims of Fraud - Martin Kenney & Co.: "Access to Justice – Practice -v- Theory."?

Television licensing in the Republic of Ireland - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Television licensing in the Republic of Ireland - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: "In the early 1990s Trevor Sargent went to prison for non-payment of his TV Licence"?

Gormley demands bank crime probe - National News, Frontpage - Independent.ie

Gormley demands bank crime probe - National News, Frontpage - Independent.ie: "'Nevertheless, I have witnessed prompt and zealous measures taken in relation to gangland crime by the authorities,' he said.
'I'm simply saying that a comparable sense of urgency needs to apply to these cases involving banking,' he added."?AS THERE IS TO PETTY CRIME?

The Reggie N. Keyes Story | Prison Blog - Genpop.org

The Reggie N. Keyes Story Prison Blog - Genpop.org: "Further investigation uncovered that five of the jury members seated on the jury were "biased" because they knew Terry Reaves or "they had family members whose income was derived from employment with agencies directly under the Office of the Inspector General’s control" as defined under Colorado Statutes."?

Public Inquiry · In the shadow of the Tsunami

Public Inquiry · In the shadow of the Tsunami: "They are beginning to realise that our corrupt system of administration will always give priority to favoured sections of society."?THE ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM?THE GOLDEN THREAD THAT RUNS THROUGH A CERTAIN SECTION OF IRISH SOCIETY?THE"INVISIBLE"GREY HAIRED MEN?

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"?IS IT ANY WONDER THE COUNTRY IS IN THE MESS ITS IN?EASY KNOW THE PEOPLE HE WAS REFERRING TO WERENT FROM A WORKING-CLASS BACKGROUND?CRIME AND ITS"TRUE"CAUSES?

McGarr Solicitors – Dublin Solicitors Ireland | Whistleblowing (with teeth)

McGarr Solicitors – Dublin Solicitors Ireland Whistleblowing (with teeth): "Ireland has the office of the Comptroller and Auditor General (established under Article 33 of the Irish Constitution), to safeguard public money."?

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Whistleblowers, the Public Interest, and the Public Interest Disclosure Act 1998 - Gobert - 2003 - The Modern Law Review - Wiley Online Library

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Whistleblowers, the Public Interest, and the Public Interest Disclosure Act 1998 - Gobert - 2003 - The Modern Law Review - Wiley Online Library: "BRIAN PURCELL DECIDED TO USE HIS COMPANYS(AIB)WHISTLE BLOWERS VERSION'SPEAK UP' OF EMPLOYEES EXPOSING MALPRACTICE.IT IS A KNOWN FACT THAT SUCH PERSONS ARE THEN OPEN TO VERY SEVERE REPRISALS?WHAT HAS THE IRISH STATE DONE TO PROTECT SUCH WHISTLEBLOWERS?"LARRY WALSH LEGAL OBLIGATIONS TO WHISTLE- BLOWERS?

Estate agents’ honesty gives comfort to buyers: ThePost.ie

Estate agents’ honesty gives comfort to buyers: ThePost.ie: "The excitable Terry McGeehan, the Star’s OUTRAGED! columnist, was having another go at Bertie Ahern and the man he has - not entirely unamusingly - dubbed the Mad Mullah, Michael McDowell."?AS MR.MC GEEHAN SAYS THIS IS THE IRELAND OF ""THE PARASITES PARADISE"UNQUOTE.THE GOLDEN THREAD THAT RUNS THROUGH IRISH ELITE SOCIETY?

Boom to Bust - 1928-1929: Bullish in Hollywood, THE WASHINGTON CONNECTION, COOPERATIVE STRATEGIES

Boom to Bust - 1928-1929: Bullish in Hollywood, THE WASHINGTON CONNECTION, COOPERATIVE STRATEGIES: "The task of enforcing antitrust laws fell to the Justice Department, which administered them "selectively", subject to all kinds of political influence."?

NAMA obtains judgement order against Paddy Shovlin and the Fitzpatrick brothers « NAMA Wine Lake

NAMA obtains judgement order against Paddy Shovlin and the Fitzpatrick brothers « NAMA Wine Lake: "Not one media outlet addresses the apparent discrepancy in what is being said. Any explanation or further news on the case will be added here."?ANOTHER SON OF AN EX-GARDA?

Ahern 'misled' Dáil over garda gang file blunder

Ahern 'misled' Dáil over garda gang file blunder: "Ahern 'misled' Dáil over garda gang file"?

Department of Finance tried to silence a prominent independent economist

Department of Finance tried to silence a prominent independent economist: "Just a few minutes ago on Marian Fnucane Jim Power stated that he was threatened by the Dept of Finance to 'shut up' (and there is presumably an underlying 'or else' in there as well) after comments he made during the week about the likelihood of Ireland defaulting on its sovereign debt. He stated that the threat was made indirectly which I take to mean it came through a third party"?

Overcharging scandal - New type of bank robber | Irish Examiner

Overcharging scandal - New type of bank robber Irish Examiner: "New type of bank robber"?

Harney warns of 'substantial and enormous' health cutbacks - Page 3

Harney warns of 'substantial and enormous' health cutbacks - Page 3: "Records show that his companies one of which is Synergenius were paid €415.000 since he went on his supposed career break."?

Harney warns of 'substantial and enormous' health cutbacks - Page 3

Harney warns of 'substantial and enormous' health cutbacks - Page 3: "Records show that his companies one of which is Synergenius were paid €415.000 since he went on his supposed career break."?

Top officials accused of using €2.3m 'slush fund' for travel - National News, Frontpage - Independent.ie

Top officials accused of using €2.3m 'slush fund' for travel - National News, Frontpage - Independent.ie: "Top officials accused of using €2.3m 'slush fund' for travel"?

Whistleblowers protected — Irish Medical Times

Whistleblowers protected — Irish Medical Times: "Whistleblowers protected"?

SIPTU funded Finance Department official’s six trips abroad | Irish Examiner

SIPTU funded Finance Department official’s six trips abroad Irish Examiner: "Concerns about a 'conflict of interest' were raised at the Dáil’s Public Accounts Committee"?

Siptu 'slush fund' still shrouded in mystery - National News, Frontpage - Independent.ie

Siptu 'slush fund' still shrouded in mystery - National News, Frontpage - Independent.ie: "Siptu 'slush fund' still shrouded in mystery
Committee hears evidence that suggests 'partnership had a price'"?

Fakes, frauds and scams: LAWYER roulette

Fakes, frauds and scams: LAWYER roulette: "Fakes, frauds and scams"?

Limerick solicitor accused of fraud - Limerick Leader

Limerick solicitor accused of fraud - Limerick Leader: "Limerick solicitor accused of fraud"?

Friday, October 8, 2010

One girl’s long journey back from trauma - News - Roundup - Articles - Impartial Reporter

One girl’s long journey back from trauma - News - Roundup - Articles - Impartial Reporter: "While Mary’s experiences as a girl in her early teens involve a British soldier "holding a gun to her head" in a raid on her home, this could be essentially any story of a young person suffering immense trauma and their almost lifelong struggle to overcome it"?

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: ENCOURAGECHANGE.: ENCOURAGECHANGE.

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: ENCOURAGECHANGE.: ENCOURAGECHANGE.: "'''“Justice Delayed Is Justice Denied.MGSeptember 2004 Now May 2009?”WHEN TRUTH IS STRANGER THAN FICTION?THE REASONS PROJECT?CLASS-INEQUALITY?''NOW APRIL 2010?'NOW JUNE 2010?'NOW SEPT.2010?THE'REAL'REASONS PROJECT?'"I KNOW THE FEELING WELL ANDREW?

Andrew Madden: IRISH INDEPENDENT MARY KENNY

Andrew Madden: IRISH INDEPENDENT MARY KENNY: "Mary Kenny has of course never met me, never phoned me, never asked for a meeting or an interview over coffee, never tried to contact me in any way to ask me about anything."?

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: You shouldn’t count on all things being equal using The Spirit Level | Irish Examiner

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: You shouldn’t count on all things being equal using The Spirit Level Irish Examiner: "GIVEN THE PROFOUND STATMENTS BY THE GRA PRESIDENTS ,WHY ARE THE GARDI NOT ARRESTING THESE CORRUPT GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS?UNQUOTE. WOULD YOU ARREST THE PEOPLE THATS PAYING YOU YOUR WAGES???????"

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: You shouldn’t count on all things being equal using The Spirit Level | Irish Examiner

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: You shouldn’t count on all things being equal using The Spirit Level Irish Examiner: "You shouldn’t count on all things being equal using The Spirit Level Irish Examiner"THE"REAL"REASONS PROJECT?

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Ireland to crack down on white-collar crime | Irish News | IrishCentral

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Ireland to crack down on white-collar crime Irish News IrishCentral: "''The police commissioner, Fachtna Murphy, will advise Ahern on how to go about strengthening the laws on white-collar crime'THE REAL QUESTION IS WHY HAS IT TAKEN THEM SO LONG TO PRIORITIZE THIS ISSUE?PAUL SINGER 1959?'THE GREY HAIRED MEN?"

Primetime Investigates the Bankers - 21/12/2009 - Page 16

Primetime Investigates the Bankers - 21/12/2009 - Page 16: "The auditors also have major questions to answer. There needs to be court cases instigated by the members of INBS against Fingers, shareholders against Seanie and class actions against regulators, dept of finance and auditors."?WASENT HIS DA AN EX-GARDA?

Call for Magdalene survivors redress - The Irish Times - Fri, Oct 08, 2010

Call for Magdalene survivors redress - The Irish Times - Fri, Oct 08, 2010: "She had met with “harassment”, “lies” and “a road block” at every stage"?

The big gamble: The inside story of the bank guarantee - The Irish Times - Sat, Sep 25, 2010

The big gamble: The inside story of the bank guarantee - The Irish Times - Sat, Sep 25, 2010: "The risk was enormous, as the Government stood behind the banks without knowing the full scale of the carnage facing them on their vast loans to the collapsing property market"?THE REASONS PROJECT?

Public money controlled by Siptu officials funded 31 trips - The Irish Times - Fri, Oct 08, 2010

Public money controlled by Siptu officials funded 31 trips - The Irish Times - Fri, Oct 08, 2010: "An inquiry by HSE auditor Dr Geraldine Smith has resulted in 29 people being identified as having gone on 31 trips, some of them on multiple occasions. The people involved are civil and public servants and trade union officials."?

Ireland can choose a path to greatness or perdition

Ireland can choose a path to greatness or perdition: "It is striking that despite the devastation caused by the failed governance system and the banking crash that there is little evidence of a significant constituency for radical reform and change. Focus has been mainly on the symptoms."?

RTÉ News: Gormley seeks national consensus on economy

RTÉ News: Gormley seeks national consensus on economy: "Mr Gormley said the economic situation was now 'so grave' that it was incumbent on all the political parties to come together, despite their political differences."?

Gormley demands bank crime probe - National News, Frontpage - Independent.ie

Gormley demands bank crime probe - National News, Frontpage - Independent.ie: "Environment Minister John Gormley last night said he wants to see criminal investigations into the banking crisis dealt with the same 'sense of urgency' as gangland crime."?SHOULD HAVE BEEN DONE SIXTY YEARS AGO?

Thursday, October 7, 2010

GILLIGAN: Background to the Gang: ThePost.ie

GILLIGAN: Background to the Gang: ThePost.ie: "John Traynor, an associate of Gilligan."?THOSE THAT ARE HATED?

Mr. Nice - Howard Marks - Review - Nicely does it.

Mr. Nice - Howard Marks - Review - Nicely does it.: "And whilst the US have portrayed him as the world's worst and biggest drug-dealer he was never anything of the sort."?THOSE THAT ARE FEATED?

Who dares to speak... | FAIR

Who dares to speak... FAIR: "The four doctors were subjected to harassment and isolated from each other in different buildings, Chopra said. He got shingles that he attributes to the stress and went on sick leave. Health Canada fired Chopra and the two other surviving doctors in 2004, citing insubordination"?

McGarr Solicitors – Dublin Solicitors Ireland | Company Law

McGarr Solicitors – Dublin Solicitors Ireland Company Law: "Under what statutory power is the Minister considering funding a privately owned company (backed by undisclosed persons) with public money – completely outside the normal enterprise support institutions and structures – with the intended aim of developing a vastly profitable business or industry without any known provision for a return on that investment for the State?"

UTV News - Suicide linked to bank loan stress

UTV News - Suicide linked to bank loan stress: "'The claim that someone has taken their own life in part because of the way in which they were treated by the banks we recognise is a very large claim and we do not recount it lightly,'"?

RTÉ News: BoI makes statement on Sligo land blockade

RTÉ News: BoI makes statement on Sligo land blockade: "'If a mutually satisfactory agreement cannot be reached, then the Bank will ultimately and reluctantly have to resort to legal redress which will only be done having exhausted all other avenues and options to recover the debt."?NOT TRUE AT ALL?

"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: "It appears that Brian Cowen wants his party f.f.to change their old ways and become more socially inclusive in order to 'ENCOURAGE'community support,activism and move away from selfish materialism.[so says john lee of the irish mail on sunday]he aso says that Mr Cowen is anxious to conduct a rapid overhaul of his partys IMAGE.Mr Cowen will outline his homespun vision of a socially inclusive Ireland where communities care for the most vulnerable in society.HE WILL TELL HIS TD!s,TO PROJECT HIS MESSAGE THAT IRELAND MUST MOVE AWAY FROM MATERIALISM AND SELF-INTEREST.?"THE REASONS PROJECT?

"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?"

Did Shane Ross forget? « Gavin's Blog

Did Shane Ross forget? « Gavin's Blog: "Last night one member told the Sunday Independent: “We are going to teach the brokers and hedge funds that damaged the bank a salutary lesson. It is our bank, it has an entrepreneurial culture. They will come out of this with their fingers burned.”"?IF IT WAS THEIR BANK WHY THEN DIDENT THEY BAIL IT OUT?

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

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

Globalism Destroys America's Middle Class

Globalism Destroys America's Middle Class: "Record income gap between rich and poor"?

Should Harvard Teach A Course On The Wire?

Should Harvard Teach A Course On The Wire?: "...'The Wire' can usefully serve as a non-partisan political resource for engaging the issues of "CLASS" RACE and POVERTY?.'"

Mail Online - Euroseptic: Mary Ellen Synon in Brussels

Mail Online - Euroseptic: Mary Ellen Synon in Brussels: "So I asked him this instead: as a politician from a country which has such a shocking history of failure by politicians to protect children from sexual abuse and murder, how could he sit in the Green group at the parliament which is co-chaired by the French politician Daniel Cohn-Bendit?"

David McWilliams: Elite is preparing to sell country down the river - David McWilliams, Columnists - Independent.ie

David McWilliams: Elite is preparing to sell country down the river - David McWilliams, Columnists - Independent.ie: "David, it doesn't matter who your next prime minister is, he will have no power -- we own you now, and he will do what we tell him.'"?

Suicide figures outstrip road deaths - Leinster Express

Suicide figures outstrip road deaths - Leinster Express: "TWICE as many people died by suicide than in road traffic accidents in Laois last year"?

200 young people admitted to adult psychiatric units | Irish Examiner

200 young people admitted to adult psychiatric units Irish Examiner: "As it emerged this week that four teenagers, two boys and two girls aged 14 to 17, were admitted to the adult unit at Waterford Regional Hospital over the weekend, the Mental Health Commission said it was incumbent on hospitals to notify it within 72 hours as since July 2009, no child under 16 years is to be admitted to an adult unit."?

Mental health discrimination revealed - The Irish Times - Thu, Oct 07, 2010

Mental health discrimination revealed - The Irish Times - Thu, Oct 07, 2010: "People with mental health problems face widespread discrimination in the workplace, at home and from friends, according to a new study."?TELL ME ABOUT IT?

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Siptu vows to repay unvouched monies - The Irish Times - Wed, Oct 06, 2010

Siptu vows to repay unvouched monies - The Irish Times - Wed, Oct 06, 2010: "However the union again maintained that it had never sought or knew anything about €2.3 million paid over to a bank account, which was controlled by persons closely associated with Siptu, as part of a grant authorised by the Department of Health."?THE GOLDEN THREAD THAT RUNS THROUGH CERTAIN "SECTIONS" OF IRISH SOCIETY?

Dáil Éireann - Volume 470 - 17 October, 1996 - Tribunal of Inquiry into Hepatitis C Infection: Motion.

Dáil Éireann - Volume 470 - 17 October, 1996 - Tribunal of Inquiry into Hepatitis C Infection: Motion.: "We must try to put ourselves in the position of the victims"?SOME HOPE OF THAT?JUST LIKE "WE"WILL SHARE AND FEEL YOUR PAIN?

COMMUNITIES SINK WHILE ANGLO BANK SWIMS!

COMMUNITIES SINK WHILE ANGLO BANK SWIMS!: "COMMUNITIES SINK WHILE ANGLO BANK SWIMS!"?NO LIFE JACKETS HERE?

Regeneration of Dolphin House flats 'years away' - The Irish Times - Wed, Oct 06, 2010

Regeneration of Dolphin House flats 'years away' - The Irish Times - Wed, Oct 06, 2010: "Rialto Rights in Action, was presented yesterday at a follow-up to a “human rights hearing” held last May on the conditions in the flat complex. Irish Human Rights Commission president Dr Maurice Manning last May said the State and city council were breaching a UN convention on social rights by failing to provide adequate housing conditions for residents of Dolphin House."?THE REASONS PROJECT?

Taoiseach 'did not know' Anglo faced insolvency - The Irish Times - Wed, Oct 06, 2010

Taoiseach 'did not know' Anglo faced insolvency - The Irish Times - Wed, Oct 06, 2010: "TAOISEACH Brian Cowen insisted he did not know Anglo Irish Bank was facing insolvency the night the Government issued a blanket bank guarantee, despite attending an earlier meeting at which officials discussed the bank’s situation"?

Western People: No surrender to bank, says Easkey landowner

Western People: No surrender to bank, says Easkey landowner: "Gardaí and Bailiffs were brought in to seize the land."?

In Short - The Irish Times - Wed, Oct 06, 2010

In Short - The Irish Times - Wed, Oct 06, 2010: "A former Garda sergeant has pleaded guilty at Dundalk Circuit Criminal Court to cultivating cannabis in north Louth, writes Elaine Keogh"?

studiolegaleinternazionale

studiolegaleinternazionale: "IRELAND'S HIDDEN SECRETS©"COULD THE"GREY HAIRED MEN"BE EXPOSED?

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

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

Albania mourns death of British comic hero - Yahoo! News

Albania mourns death of British comic hero - Yahoo! News: "Albanians, from the country's current leader to "ordinary citizens" who lived under Communism, paid tribute to the man who made them laugh."?DONT LAUGH AT ME CAUSE IM A FOOL?

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Dad high on drugs is put off the road - Courts, National News - Herald.ie

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Dad high on drugs is put off the road - Courts, National News - Herald.ie: "AN OUTLET TO TRY AND ENCOURAGE WORKING-CLASS KIDS TO REACH THEIR TRUE AND FULL POTENTIAL."?CRIME AND ITS"TRUE"CAUSES?

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Dad high on drugs is put off the road - Courts, National News - Herald.ie

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Dad high on drugs is put off the road - Courts, National News - Herald.ie: "TO QUOTE MS.STEPHENS'I WORKED VERY HARD TO QUALIFY ,I COME FROM A SOCIALLY DEPRIVED AREA AND WENT TO LONDON AT 18 TO GET MY LAW DEGREE AND THEN CAME HOME TO PRACTICE.I HAD TO WORK HARDER THAN MOST PEOPLE TO PROVE MYSELF.THERE IS'SNOBBERY'IN THE LEGAL PROFESSION THAT YOU WOULD NOT REALISE.UNQUOTE"?

Andrew Madden: CHILDREN FIRST

Andrew Madden: CHILDREN FIRST: "I know for a 'fact'that children from a working-class back-ground are given a different kind of'due process'than those from Michael Mc Dowells background.They are also given a different kind of 'justice'by our courts."?THE"REAL"REASONS PROJECT?

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Ahern: Curtin was listed as suspected paedophile | BreakingNews.ie

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Ahern: Curtin was listed as suspected paedophile BreakingNews.ie: "Taoiseach Bertie Ahern confirmed today that Judge Brian Curtin’s name was on a list of suspected paedophiles before his appointment to the bench.'?HOW MANY MORE ARE BEHIND THE SCALES OF JUSTICE?"

Bills

Bills: "The bill amends the Criminal Procedure Law and the Civil Prac-
tice Law and Rules to extend the statute of limitations for criminal and
civil actions for sex offenses under article one hundred thirty of the
Penal Law committed against a child less than eighteen years of age, for
incest against a child less then eighteen years of age or the use of a
child in a sexual performance"?

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Statute of Limitations (Amendment) Act, 2000, Section 2

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Statute of Limitations (Amendment) Act, 2000, Section 2: "''A complaint to the Garda Síochána was made by or on behalf of such person in respect of the act to which the action relates.'?HOW WOULD THESE LEGISLATORS FEEL IF IT WAS ONE OF THEIR CHILDREN?MICHAEL MC DOWELL?'"

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Every auxiliary bishop had some knowledge of crimes - The Irish Times - Thu, Dec 03, 2009

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Every auxiliary bishop had some knowledge of crimes - The Irish Times - Thu, Dec 03, 2009: "RAFTERY'WHO REALLY ENABLED THE RULING ELITE TO COVER-UP CRIMES OF CHILD ABUSE?WHO MAKES THE LAWS'STATUE OF LIMITATIONS'TO ENABLE SEX ABUSERS'ALIVE OR DEAD'COVER UP THEIR SEX ABUSE CRIMES PRESENT OR PAST?THE ADAM WALSH CHILD PROTECTION AND'SAFETY'ACT?'"

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: ENCOURAGECHANGE.

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: ENCOURAGECHANGE.: "''“Justice Delayed Is Justice Denied.MGSeptember 2004 Now May 2009?”WHEN TRUTH IS STRANGER THAN FICTION?THE REASONS PROJECT?CLASS-INEQUALITY?''NOW APRIL 2010?'NOW JUNE 2010?'NOW SEPT.2010?THE'REAL'REASONS PROJECT?"

Seanad Éireann - Volume 158 - 03 March, 1999 - Adjournment Matters. - Sexual Offences.

Seanad Éireann - Volume 158 - 03 March, 1999 - Adjournment Matters. - Sexual Offences.: "A file on the case [609] was open since 1969. However, it was “sent up the line” as they termed it, and when it was to be acted on it could not be found. I want a check carried out in the Department of Justice, Equality and Law Reform, the Garda Síochána and the offices of the DPP and the Attorney General to see if the 1969 file is available. The victims have told me that gardaí visited a number of their homes in the Walsh Island area in 1969. The investigation started and stopped but I believe that some of the gardaí involved are still working and I want what happened to be checked with them."?COULD THIS STILL BE GOING ON IN 2010?

Fair Deal « Daisy Greenwell

Fair Deal « Daisy Greenwell: "He is the founder of Fair Finance, a new kind of social enterprise bank founded in direct response to the abuses he saw around him – that the poorest people, those most in need of financial assistance and fair rates of interest, were also those denied access to bank accounts, forced into the arms of the dodgy doorstep lenders."

Dublin taxi: March 2010

Dublin taxi: March 2010: "In France the people in charge of the blood transfusion service went to jail..In Ireland they got a pay rise and a good fat pension"?THE"REAL"REASONS PROJECT?

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: ANATP

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: ANATP: "'QUESTION What happened during the Shanahan's stamp auction scandal?
WITH the current scandal at Anglo Irish Bank and the banking crisis generally, anyone who has invested in bank shares has seen their money whittled away to almost nothing.
In 1950s Ireland, just as big a scandal engulfed the public the Shanahan's crisis.
The story started in 1954 with Hungarian Paul Singer, who thought he would try his luck in business in Ireland after his efforts in Britain had failed.'WHO SAID THAT?"IN IRELAND YOU GET A BIG FAT PENSION FOR FAILURE?IF YOUR FROM THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE TRACKS?

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Ireland to crack down on white-collar crime | Irish News | IrishCentral

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Ireland to crack down on white-collar crime Irish News IrishCentral: "'The police commissioner, Fachtna Murphy, will advise Ahern on how to go about strengthening the laws on white-collar crime'THE REAL QUESTION IS WHY HAS IT TAKEN THEM SO LONG TO PRIORITIZE THIS ISSUE?PAUL SINGER 1959?"THE GREY HAIRED MEN?

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: ENCOURAGECHANGE.

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: ENCOURAGECHANGE.: "''Comparative Constitutions.org: Ireland: 'The Death of Socio-Economic Rights by Paul O'Connell:'?PUBLIC INTEREST LITIGATION?''AS DEARBHAIL MC DONALD SAYS IN HER NEW BOOK'BUST'NOT ONE ROGUE SOLICITOR OR ANY MEMBERS OF IRELANDS BANKING ELITE HAS BEEN PROSECUTED AND CONVICTED ,RAISING 'SERIOUS'QUESTIONS ABOUT THE ABILITY OF THE'STATE'TO PROSECUTE WHITE COLLAR CRIME?THE REASONS PROJECT?"

Eamonn A Blaney « 'I've been thinking and what I reckon is……..'

Eamonn A Blaney « 'I've been thinking and what I reckon is……..': "Others have described me a loud mouthed, opinionated bollix!"?NOW HERES A MAN TRYING TO"ENCOURAGECHANGE"?

The Irish Economy » Blog Archive » Prime Time Investigates: The Bankers

The Irish Economy » Blog Archive » Prime Time Investigates: The Bankers: "We need straight forward criminal investigation of politicians and bankers."?IS IT MORE THAN THE"WATCHERS"JOBS ARE WORTH?

The British Tabloid Phone-Hacking Scandal - NYTimes.com

The British Tabloid Phone-Hacking Scandal - NYTimes.com: "A judicial review of Scotland Yard’s handling of the investigation"?

Debating “Privacy, Probity and the P