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Friday, December 31, 2010

The Revolution Will Not Be Televised - Gil Scott-Heron

Police Accountability - Human Rights in Ireland

Police Accountability - Human Rights in Ireland: "Everyone just seems to talk about doing something but are to afraid to do anything for fear of the retaliation from the authorities who have been allowed to get away with such actions for way to long. Our political figures seem to have no back bone or is it because they are simply all beholden to one another (dirty secrets which need to be kept hidden) jumping from one party to the next like one big happy family, pretending to fight with one another, but yet wine and dine with one another at great expense to the tax payers (thats you and me by the way) while we all struggle to get by"?

Police Accountability - Human Rights in Ireland

Police Accountability - Human Rights in Ireland: "He claims that a retired Superintendent asked him to set up an Ex Garda Cash Fund through his business. Alan did not know then and does not know now what that was but says he refused and that since then he has been subjected to harassment and abuse. He alleges that the retired officer got serving officers to shut down his business."?REFORM?

Forces that shaped white-collar betrayal

Forces that shaped white-collar betrayal: "Just look around at our society in politics, business, banking, medicine, law, accountancy, stock broking, estate agency, the media. Everywhere scandal, people behaving crookedly, dishonestly, self-servingly, ripping off or seeking to rip off the rest of society. No sense of social solidarity, certainly not in a sense that is in any way genuine. This is not true of all society or of everyone in the areas I have mentioned, but isn't it commonplace in the wealthier reaches of society?"

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Kevin Myers: Self-defeating working class tolerates lack of punctuality, fecklessness and low achievement - Kevin Myers, Columnists - Independent.ie

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Kevin Myers: Self-defeating working class tolerates lack of punctuality, fecklessness and low achievement - Kevin Myers, Columnists - Independent.ie: "'A self-defeating working-class culture now tolerates unpunctuality, fecklessness and low achievement'?DONT FORGET THE PRISONS KEVIN?"

Oconnellpadd13's Blog

Oconnellpadd13's Blog: "“Pat Rabitte On The Week In Politics 31th of May Asked The Following Question In Relation To All The Vile ABUSE Exposed IN The Ryan Report[which is one of many these past 60 years]WHERE THE HELL WERE THE GARDI OVER THE LAST FIFTY SIXTY YEARS?WHOS GOING TO ANSWER THIS QUESTION FOR THE PUBLIC?WELL I PERSONALLY WOULD REQUEST FROM ALL POLITICAL PARTIES AND CANDIDATES TO THE NEXT ELECTIONS (2011),INCLUDING THE PRESIDENT OF IRELAND, WHERE WERE THE GARDI ALL THOSE YEARS,AND WHAT WERE THEY DOING THAT THEY WERE TOO BUSY DOING THAT ALL THIS ABUSE WASENT NOTICED UNTIL NOW?"

Transparency International - Ireland

Transparency International - Ireland: "Levels of trust in Irish political parties and religious bodies are now amongst the lowest measured anywhere in the 86 countries surveyed."?

Govt criticised in Mental Health Review report - RTÉ News

Govt criticised in Mental Health Review report - RTÉ News: "Mr Justice Brian McCracken makes his criticism in the foreword to the board's annual report for 2009, published by the Department of Justice and Law Reform today."?

A handful of winners and a lot of losers populated Ireland's bleak landscape this year - The Irish Times - Fri, Dec 31, 2010

A handful of winners and a lot of losers populated Ireland's bleak landscape this year - The Irish Times - Fri, Dec 31, 2010: "Kelly is now predicting that sustained high unemployment and the accompanying tide in mortgage defaults will put Ireland “on the cusp of a social conflict on the scale of the Land War” – something to dwell on while you’re trying to remember the second line of Auld Lang Syne"?WHO SAID THAT,WHY DONT THE BEGRUDGERS AND DOUBTERS GO AND COMMIT SUICIDE?HOW MANY HAVE?YOU CAN BE BROUGHT TO COURT FOR INCITEING HATRED BUT NOT FOR TELLING PEOPLE TO KILL THEMSELVES?

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Department of Taoiseach - Press release - Judicial appointments

Department of Taoiseach - Press release - Judicial appointments: "Judge Miriam Malone, currently an ordinary judge of the District Court, to be appointed as the new President of the District Court upon the retirement of Judge Smithwick to chair the Tribunal of Inquiry into the fatal shootings of RUC Chief Superintendent Harry Breen and RUC Superintendent Robert Buchanan on 20 March, 1989"?

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

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Edit Comments ‹ Oconnellpadd13's Blog — WordPress

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Edit Comments ‹ Oconnellpadd13's Blog — WordPress: "ACCOUNTABILITY,OPENNESS?So at last we are going to see change?A 19th century law is going to be used by a politician Gary Fitzgerald to initiate prosecutions against rogue bankers?Under the indictable offences act.1849 every indivdual has the right to start a criminal prosecution.It is the responsibility of the accuser to set out a prima facie case.At this point ,according to an article in the irish daily star the dpp must continue with the prosecutions and can only stop the case “for good reasons”and after the fullest “consideration”."?MORE OF THE SAME BULLSHIT FROM THE POLITICAL DREAMERS?

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Sprit2008′s Weblog

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Sprit2008′s Weblog: "'Ellen junior would have a child out of wedlock on 19th june 1926,father unknown but belived to have worked in either the bus(tram)or rail service(Dewey)is a name i once heard.'MUST BE THE'LIBERTIES'AIR THAT ENCOURAGES PEOPLE TO CARRY ON REGARDLESS?"

thestatesoffear: STATES OF FEAR::::: The Myths Exposed.

thestatesoffear: STATES OF FEAR::::: The Myths Exposed.: "THE FIRST~: Children within the SYSTEM were objects of CHARITY - in the care of religious orders because no one else would do so. Indeed as children in those places ourselves we were constantly made aware that 'nobody wanted us' and that we should be thankful for the meagre and bad food we received, that were it not for the charity of the Catholic Church in Ireland we would be left abandoned and starving out on the side of the road."?

Nothing About Us Without Us :: Peter Tyrrell Forgotten by UCD

Nothing About Us Without Us :: Peter Tyrrell Forgotten by UCD: "It was a miracle that Tyrrell’s charred remains were identified after he burned himself to death on Hampstead Heath in 1967. All that police had to go on was a torn postcard addressed to Owen Sheehy-Skeffington at Trinity College"?PUBLIC AND PRIVATE RECORDS EXPOSE THE LIE OF PROMISES MADE BY POLITICIANS SINCE THE FOUNDATION OF THE IRISH STATE?SO IN THE FORTHCOMING ELECTION IN"2012"USE YOUR VOTE WISELY?

Virtual Writer

Virtual Writer: "Ignored by the authorities and distressed by his memories, he later burnt himself to death on Hampstead Heath in London."?THAT WAS THE LIFE OF PETER TYRRELL?

Letter to Senator David Norris | The God Squad

Letter to Senator David Norris The God Squad: "“NOTHING ABOUT US WITHOUT US”."?

THE IRISH OBSERVER: Sexual Crime Exclusive -

THE IRISH OBSERVER: Sexual Crime Exclusive -: "It is clear from Carrigan and other sources that many police officers wanted to do what they could to prevent sexual crime and bring those responsible to justice; however, they faced many hurdles in their task including the power of the Catholic Church in communities all over Ireland. The findings of the Carrigan Report would not at that time be made public due to pressure from the Catholic Hierarchy and the acquiescent Government of the day. While De Valera made speeches about the, “Laughter of happy maidens”, children were being raped to such an extent in his own constituency that a Judge described the Assizes in De Valera’s own constituency as the “Dirty Assizes” due to the large number of child sex crimes appearing before it"?

Solicitor highly critical of judicial reform plan - The Irish Times - Tue, Dec 14, 2010

Solicitor highly critical of judicial reform plan - The Irish Times - Tue, Dec 14, 2010: "In a highly critical article Michael Williams, a retired solicitor and former mediator, castigates the way in which judges are appointed and the conduct of a number of former judges, and claims that an informal “wall of silence” operates to prevent the public knowing what went on"?REALITY VS POLITICIANS PROMISES?

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Social inequality in America: Tax law will overwhelmingly benefit the wealthy

Social inequality in America: Tax law will overwhelmingly benefit the wealthy: "The claim by President Obama and Congressional Democrats that the new tax law is an economic stimulus that will benefit working class people is a lie. It is a law tailored to benefit the extremely wealthy"?SOUNDS A BIT IRISH TO ME?

Focus on inequality, not on poverty - Winnipeg Free Press

Focus on inequality, not on poverty - Winnipeg Free Press: "'Where the possession of political power is due to the possession of economic power or wealth... that is oligarchy, and when the unpropertied class has power, that is democracy,' said the Greek philosopher Aristotle 300 years before Christ."?

Fines Bill set to cut number imprisoned for not paying - The Irish Times - Sat, May 29, 2010

Fines Bill set to cut number imprisoned for not paying - The Irish Times - Sat, May 29, 2010: "“The most humiliating thing about it was being strip-searched and having to take a shower in front of a prison officer"?

Gerry graffiti was not a tip-off, Tony - National News, Frontpage - Herald.ie

Gerry graffiti was not a tip-off, Tony - National News, Frontpage - Herald.ie: "ANTI-DRUGS campaigner Tony Canning claims that he warned the gardai two years ago that Gerry Ryan was using cocaine, but was ignored."?

Melanie: my hurt over RTE tribute to Gerry - National News, Frontpage - Independent.ie

Melanie: my hurt over RTE tribute to Gerry - National News, Frontpage - Independent.ie: "But none of the celebrity friends interviewed for last night’s programme commented on his use of illegal drugs."?

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Gerry's family in need of our prayers: priest - National News, Frontpage - Independent.ie

Gerry's family in need of our prayers: priest - National News, Frontpage - Independent.ie: "'I can imagine it is going to be a very difficult, tough time for them. For anyone who has had a bereavement, the first Christmas is always the worst. That's why I think Gerry's family should be in our prayers,' he said"

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Suspect had ties to Buxbaum case | Bandidos trial | News | London Free Press

Suspect had ties to Buxbaum case Bandidos trial News London Free Press: "He explained he was chronicling the injustices within the criminal justice system"?

Suspect had ties to Buxbaum case | Bandidos trial | News | London Free Press

Suspect had ties to Buxbaum case Bandidos trial News London Free Press: "The Ontario government refused to pay compensation for his arrest, time in jail and damage to his reputation"?

Gardaí and journalists colluded to murder shooting victim, court hears | BreakingNews.ie

Gardaí and journalists colluded to murder shooting victim, court hears BreakingNews.ie: "He said the Minister had powers under Section 42 of the Criminal Justice Act 2007 to direct an inquiry into such a matter of "public concern" relating to administration, practice, procedure and conduct of the garda"?

Gardaí and journalists colluded to murder shooting victim, court hears | BreakingNews.ie

Gardaí and journalists colluded to murder shooting victim, court hears BreakingNews.ie: "Barrister Alan Toal, counsel for O’Reilly, told the court his client believed gardaí had unlawfully concealed criminal intelligence relating to threats on Mr O’Reilly’s life thereby deliberately and recklessly exposing him to the risk of being shot"?

Suspect had ties to Buxbaum case | Bandidos trial | News | London Free Press

Suspect had ties to Buxbaum case Bandidos trial News London Free Press: "Terry Kline, charged in Monday's dramatic police standoff, spent four months in jail in 1984, "WRONGLY ACCUSED? of murder in the sensational killing"?

Times Higher Education - Prison research project is throttled by red tape

Times Higher Education - Prison research project is throttled by red tape: "'The Government is perfectly right in trying to set up strict procedures for evaluating research. Strict, however, should not be confused with disjointed and chaotic.'"?

GERRY'S RTE PALS SHOP COKE DEALER TO GARDAI - mirror.co.uk

GERRY'S RTE PALS SHOP COKE DEALER TO GARDAI - mirror.co.uk: "'They've all handed over the information that they know and they have been very helpful to gardai with their inquiries 'We're talking about big figures in his life including a couple of people who work at RTE."?HIGH SOCIETY, WORKING-CLASS MISERY?

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

YouTube - Terry Kline surrendering in standoff "POLICE BRUTALITY" (1).avi

YouTube - Terry Kline surrendering in standoff "POLICE BRUTALITY" (1).avi: "The media called this a stand off. I had written,called all bodies of our Government, Human rights and the privacy commission. All were informed prior to this event and the difficulties the disabled were having here without going public. But those that work in positions of power wanted articles on the property and knew they could obtain them with a badge and a few bylaws so they did and still do so in this city -- Yesterday in court unprepared because the police have continually harassed"?

Iraq Veterans Against the War | Newsletter

Iraq Veterans Against the War Newsletter: "We write to you, your family, and your community with awareness that our words and actions can never restore your losses."

Ahern to receive 'damning' report on sex abuse - National News, Frontpage - Independent.ie

Ahern to receive 'damning' report on sex abuse - National News, Frontpage - Independent.ie: "The report is expected to contain some damning findings on "how the claims were dealt with by church and state authorities."?

Child abuse cases increase, as numbers in poverty up · TheJournal.ie

Child abuse cases increase, as numbers in poverty up · TheJournal.ie: "Ireland’s more vulnerable children were missing out on basic services because of the level of poverty in which they live."?

Vincent Browne on RTE’s coke habit / taint.org: Justin Mason's Weblog

Vincent Browne on RTE’s coke habit / taint.org: Justin Mason's Weblog: "RTE, our national broadcaster, made a tabloid series called ‘High Society’, which cashed in on the issue in a particularly crass way – crappy “reconstructions” of actors chopping lines with voiceovers, dodgy-looking men handing over money to ominous music, that kind of thing"?

Please help bring my son's killer to justice - National News, Frontpage - Independent.ie

Please help bring my son's killer to justice - National News, Frontpage - Independent.ie: "The Dublin County Coroner, Dr Kieran Geraghty, granted an adjournment of the inquest into Mr Campbell's death."?TO QUOTE MS.CAMPBELL(IRISH DAILY MAIL 22/12/2010)WHEN VERONICA GUERIN WAS KILLED EVERY PROPER LEGAL ACTION WAS TAKEN AND SO IT SHOULD HAVE BEEN,BUT TO THIS DAY NO ONE HAS BEEN SENT TO PRISON FOR MURDERING MY SON,AND HE HASENT EVEN HAD AN INQUEST."IT MAKES ME FEEL LIKE WE DONT MATTER -THAT TO THE JUSTICE SYSTEM WE ARE JUST ANOTHER STATISTIC".?

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

The Equality Tribunal - DEC-E2005–057 Appendix B

The Equality Tribunal - DEC-E2005–057 Appendix B: "In relation to non public duty (i.e. where a Garda was on duty at a concert) the complainant would have sent details of who undertook the duty to the Accounts Department along with an approval form. Then the Accounts Department would pay the Garda directly".

US juvenile justice programme has valuable lessons for Ireland - The Irish Times - Mon, Dec 20, 2010

US juvenile justice programme has valuable lessons for Ireland - The Irish Times - Mon, Dec 20, 2010: "Formed in 1975, the Juvenile Law Centre (JLC) is an innovative law centre that provides legal representation for vulnerable children including those involved in child welfare and juvenile criminal justice cases. Crucially, however, JLC plays a strategic role in advocating on behalf of young people and for the past 35 years has achieved major success campaigning for reform of the legal system in this area"?

Catholic Culture : Latest Headlines : Church in Africa faces challenges of education, societal corruption

Catholic Culture : Latest Headlines : Church in Africa faces challenges of education, societal corruption: "The whole infrastructure of power can be so centered on corrupt practices and payment."?

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

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: ENCOURAGECHANGE.: ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Paul O’Connell: School of Law: University of Leicester: "IF YOU HAD A'DECENT'BISHOP AS A GOOD NEIGHBOUR THERE MAY NOT BE AS MANY KIDS FROM A WORKING-CLASS BACK-GROUND IMPRISONED?"

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: "THERE IS'SNOBBERY'IN THE LEGAL PROFESSION THAT YOU WOULD NOT REALISE.UNQUOTE"

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Andrew Madden: CHILDREN FIRST

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: 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?"

NEWS ABOUT GARDA OMBUDSMAN - VICTIMS OF THE STATE

NEWS ABOUT GARDA OMBUDSMAN - VICTIMS OF THE STATE: "Information contained in the Irish Daily Mail news article today the 31st May 2010 relating to the Garda Siochana Ombudsman? There was also a highlighted program on TV3 this morning with John O'Keeffe, Law lecturer."?MR O KEEFFE HAS A VERY INTERESTING ARTICLE IN TODAYS IRISH DAILY MAIL 21/12/2010.IT IS IN MY OPINION A VERY TRUE ARTICLE OF HOW THE SO CALLED PRIVILEGED ARE PROTECTED BY ANOTHER PRIVILIGED ORGANISATION.IT WOULD BE VERY EASY TO VERIFY THIS BY RESEARCHING ALL COURT AND GARDA STATION RECORDS.I HAVE BEEN WRITING ABOUT THIS FOR NEARLY FIFTY YEARS WHICH LED ME TO BELIEVE THAT THE PEN IS NOT MIGHTIER THAN THE GUN.TO QUOTE MR.O KEEFFE'S FINISHING LINE IN HIS ARTICLE"GERRY RYAN TALKED ABOUT HIS GOOD FRIEND FATCHNA MURPHY .PREHAPS HIS GOOD FRIEND MIGHT NOW DO THE ENTIRE COUNTRY A SERVICE AND BEFORE HE STEPS DOWN FROM HIS CURRENT POSITION ,BEGIN TO SET IN MOTION ,IN A REAL AND"TRASPARENT"WAY,THE UNVEILING OF THE DECAY THAT IS PRIVILEGED CRIMINALITY IN THIS COUNTRY.THAT AND THAT ALONE,WOULD BE THE FITTING TRIBUTE TO GERRY RYANS LIFE.UNQUOTE.MR.O KEEFFE IS A CRIMINOLOGIST AND LAW LECTURER.FOR THE RECORD I KNOW SOMEONE WHO WAS ARRESTED(IN THE WRONG)AND BROUGHT FROM THE NORTHSIDE OF DUBLIN TO BLACKROCK GARDA STATION TO BE QUSTIONED ABOUT A KIDNAPPING,THEN THROWN OUT TO FIND THEIR WAY BACK HOME WITH NO MONEY.CONTRAST IF TRUE ROSANNA DAVISON GETTING BROUGHT HOME BY THE SAME FORCE.THERE ARE A THOUSAND MORE INCIDENTS THAT COULD BE ADDED TO THAT,AS I SAY THE RECORDS OF SAME IF RESEARCHED "SHOULD"BE THERE TO BE FOUND.OR GO TO PUBLIC INQUIRY(IRISH CORRUPTION).MERRY XMAS EVERYBODY.

Monday, December 20, 2010

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Public Inquiry · Unanswered questions

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Public Inquiry · Unanswered questions: "HELP WHEN HELP IS NEEDED?SO BEN DUNNE WONT CALL THE LATE GERRY RYANS CLOSE FRIENDS A BUNCH OF 'HYPOCRITES'?ADDICTION IS A SICKNESS AND SHOULD BE TREATED AS SUCH?"

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

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: ENCOURAGECHANGE.: ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Paul O’Connell: School of Law: University of Leicester: "'WHEN TRUTH IS STRANGER THAN FICTION?"

Phil Shiner: top human rights lawyer shows no sign of slowing down | The Law Gazette

Phil Shiner: top human rights lawyer shows no sign of slowing down The Law Gazette: "‘I know there is a continual barrage of pressure from the Ministry of Defence and politicians not to fund me.’"?

Political Commentaries by Edward S. Herman

Political Commentaries by Edward S. Herman: "David Peterson has become over the years Ed Herman's main collaborator, and has co-written many of these articles and essays. David Peterson is is an independent journalist and researcher based in the Chicago area of the United States?DOES IRELAND HAVE AN "EQUIVALENT" INDEPENDENT IMPARTIAL JOURNALIST WHO ARE NOT IMBEDED TO THE SYSTEM?

Granai: murder of Afghan village|25Jul09|Socialist Worker

Granai: murder of Afghan village25Jul09Socialist Worker: "He questions the conclusion of the investigation into the incident"?

WEB OF DECEIT: BRITAIN’S REAL ROLE IN THE WORLD BY MARK CURTIS

WEB OF DECEIT: BRITAIN’S REAL ROLE IN THE WORLD BY MARK CURTIS: "Wanting to be a ‘force for good in the world’. Never in British history has there been such a gap between government claims and the reality of policy"?

A Message From Falluja ToThe American People By Mark Manning

A Message From Falluja ToThe American People By Mark Manning

Halliday Resigns

Halliday Resigns: "Denis Halliday, who recently resigned in protest as the UN HumanitarianCoordinator for Iraq, is coming to Cambridge from his home in Ireland to tell us the inside story about the catastrophic effects of sanctions onthe Iraqi people"?

Guantanamo .co.uk - About the author

Guantanamo .co.uk - About the author: "Among his books are In the Name of the Law, a widely-praised examination of the British criminal justice system"?

Open Letter From the Peace Movement to President Obama on His Upcoming Decision Regarding the Afghan War

Open Letter From the Peace Movement to President Obama on His Upcoming Decision Regarding the Afghan War: "According to press reports, you intend to decide between November 7 and November 11 whether or not to send tens of thousands of American soldiers to Afghanistan"?

Page not found on Vimeo

Page not found on Vimeo: "Sorry, 'John Pilger - The War You Don't See' was deleted at 11:31:39 Mon Dec 20, 2010. Vimeo has removed or disabled access to the following material as a result of a third-party notification by Network Distributing Ltd claiming that this material is infringing: John Pilger - The War You Don't See. We have no more information about it on our mainframe or elsewhere"?THE GREY HAIRED MEN?

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?''THE'REAL'REASONS PROJECT?"

BBC News - Irish ombudsman to examine celebrity drugs claims

BBC News - Irish ombudsman to examine celebrity drugs claims: "The newspaper said that officers who tried to arrest the dealer were warned off and that retired police officers who mingled with the celebrities accused of using drugs, maintained lifestyles beyond their official salaries."?

Fighting crime in a globalised world

Fighting crime in a globalised world: "Disadvantaged areas suffered most as thousands of young men and women fell victim to the powerfully addictive narcotic. A significant surge in burglaries, robberies and thefts during this period was blamed on increasing numbers of addicts looking for ways to fund their addictions"?THE GREY HAIRED MEN?

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Prosecutorial Discretion: What's Politics Got To Do with It? | Trends & Events > Investigations from AllBusiness.com

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Prosecutorial Discretion: What's Politics Got To Do with It? Trends & Events > Investigations from AllBusiness.com: "..'THOSE WHO INFLUENCE(ENCOURAGE)YOUNG MINDS TO A HIGHER AND HEALTHIER PLAIN?"

The Crime Analyst's Blog: Prosecutorial Discretion

The Crime Analyst's Blog: Prosecutorial Discretion: "Why is it so hard to get this information? If this is really a 'government of the people' and believe me, we pay for it, shouldn't we have access to this information? I am not sure that obfuscation leads to good governance. We should be able to hold an elected official accountable for poor performance"?

HSE hiring policy to change after nepotism claims - Latest News, Health - Independent.ie

HSE hiring policy to change after nepotism claims - Latest News, Health - Independent.ie: "AN inquiry into alleged nepotism in the Health Service Executive (HSE), which saw the relatives of several senior executives hired for well-paid summer work, has forced an overhaul of recruitment systems, the Irish Independent has learned."?

DPP jets around world in 31 trips for €35k - National News, Frontpage - Independent.ie

DPP jets around world in 31 trips for €35k - National News, Frontpage - Independent.ie: "The Director of Public Prosecutions, James Hamilton, who complained last week that his office is 'overstretched' has junketeered around the world at the taxpayers' expense, the Sunday Independent can reveal"?THE REASONS PROJECT?

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: CONNECT TO MY ANGELS

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: CONNECT TO MY ANGELS: "'The brutal truth is slowly beginning to dawn on Irish voters – They are misruled and misrepresented by an incompetent, greedy and largely corrupt body politic.'DONT FORGET THEIR YES MEN AND WOMEN.'THOSE WITH THE MOST VESTED INTERESTS?(the golden thread that runs through every facet of irish society)IS COMEING HOME TO ROOST?"

BBC News - Irish ombudsman to examine celebrity drugs claims

BBC News - Irish ombudsman to examine celebrity drugs claims: "The Irish police Ombudsman Commission has said it is considering allegations that gardai (Irish police) turned a blind eye to drug abuse and protected public figures with drug habits"?

Redress Board spends €900.000 on travel, hotels. | The God Squad

Redress Board spends €900.000 on travel, hotels. The God Squad: "A BOARD set up to adjudicate on claims by victims of abuse in industrial schools and other institutions has spent more than €900,000 on travel, hotel bills, taxi fares and courier costs."?

RELIGION AND CHILD ABUSE NEWS: Irish priest says cover-up of clergy abuse "goes right to the top in Rome"

RELIGION AND CHILD ABUSE NEWS: Irish priest says cover-up of clergy abuse "goes right to the top in Rome": "He stressed that garda investigations "Could Never Be Influenced By The Profession or Background" of a suspect and must concentrate on dealing sensitively with victims, applying the best investigative methods, and placing a case before the courts to secure a just outcome."

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Omss-Poem

Omss-Poem: "I saw her upon nearer view,
A Spirit, yet a Woman too!"

O'Callaghan to blow whistle on rampant coke use in RTE - National News, Frontpage - Independent.ie

O'Callaghan to blow whistle on rampant coke use in RTE - National News, Frontpage - Independent.ie: "There's something very sinister going on here to protect a lot of people."?THE"REAL"REASONS PROJECT?

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Archdiocese of Dublin - Irish Prison Chaplains Report 2010

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Archdiocese of Dublin - Irish Prison Chaplains Report 2010: "'The results of this are to be seen in the inappropriate imprisonment of people with mental illness, the inhumane imprisonment of the chronically ill, the "unacceptable regime for juvenile offenders", the lack of sentence planning, the holding of non-Irish nationals awaiting deportation, and the dismantlement of family life.'?PRAYER WITHOUT PRACTICAL ACTION IS SPURIOUS?THE REASONS PROJECT?"

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: No criminal probe to identify Gerry Ryan's cocaine dealer

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: No criminal probe to identify Gerry Ryan's cocaine dealer: "'THERE will be no criminal in­vestigation to determine who supplied Gerry Ryan with cocaine on the night of his death despite a massive probe into the death of model Katy French from cocaine toxicity in 2007'?THE REAL QUESTION IS HOW WAS HE ALLOWED(BY THE WATCHERS)TO INDULGE IN HIS ADDICTION FOR SO LONG?"GARETH O CALLAGHAN?

Drug cover-up allegations to be investigated - RTÉ News

Drug cover-up allegations to be investigated - RTÉ News: "A Garda investigation into allegations of a cover-up of the activities of well-known people who take drugs is to be launched"?THE GOLDEN THREAD THAT RUNS THROUGH IRISH SOCIETY?

Saturday, December 18, 2010

The Case Against Brady

UTV Player | Watch Insight Special

UTV Player Watch Insight Special.THANKS ANDREW BRENNAN.

Comments ‹ Oconnellpadd13's Blog — WordPress

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

UTV Player | Watch Insight Special

UTV Player Watch Insight Special

Andrew Madden: Chapter 19 Murphy Report

Andrew Madden: Chapter 19 Murphy Report: "Nothing Was Done"?

Judgment reserved in Lowry case - The Irish Times - Fri, Dec 17, 2010

Judgment reserved in Lowry case - The Irish Times - Fri, Dec 17, 2010: "In his affidavit to the court the journalist outlined matters to do with the McCracken and Moriarty tribunals after which he said: 'What has been discovered about [Mr Lowry] leads inevitably to the conclusion that he is indeed corrupt, dishonest, untrustworthy and both unfit and unsuitable to be a minister or a TD.'"?

Judgment reserved in Lowry case - The Irish Times - Fri, Dec 17, 2010

Judgment reserved in Lowry case - The Irish Times - Fri, Dec 17, 2010: "In his affidavit to the court the journalist outlined matters to do with the McCracken and Moriarty tribunals after which he said: 'What has been discovered about [Mr Lowry] leads inevitably to the conclusion that he is indeed corrupt, dishonest, untrustworthy and both unfit and unsuitable to be a minister or a TD.'"?

In brief: Man in court over fundraiser melee - National News, Frontpage - Independent.ie

In brief: Man in court over fundraiser melee - National News, Frontpage - Independent.ie: "A MAN is to appear in court today charged with various public order offences following a bizarre melee that erupted as local councillors were preparing to 'sleep rough' last night to raise funds for a local homeless shelter."?

Friday, December 17, 2010

Latest News - The Making Of A Narco State

Latest News - The Making Of A Narco State: "As Mexico Descends into Brutality and Lawlessness, the Government Istelf Has Become a Tool of the Drug Lords"?

Onda International Newspaper. Il giornale della Liguria e del mondo » Blog Archive » C.I.A.: Cocaine Import Agency

Onda International Newspaper. Il giornale della Liguria e del mondo » Blog Archive » C.I.A.: Cocaine Import Agency: "The increase of drugs in the U.S. and the EU, and the global drug trade, go hand in hand with imperial military expansion around the world. The “fight against drugs is a farce"?

There is NO War on Drugs!

There is NO War on Drugs!: "There is NO War on Drugs!"

Karzai pardons criminals, drug dealers: WikiLeaks - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Karzai pardons criminals, drug dealers: WikiLeaks - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation): "A leaked American diplomatic cable says Afghan president Hamid Karzai has ordered the release of numerous dangerous criminals and drug traffickers detained by US-led coalition forces."?

OSCE Summit – Hypocrisy of world “leaders” | Joe Higgins.eu

OSCE Summit – Hypocrisy of world “leaders” Joe Higgins.eu: "Some forty very senior international political representatives including many Heads of State attended this event, which at its heart was characterised by a massive hypocrisy."?

CBC News - Consumer Life - Economic inequality breeds social ills: author

CBC News - Consumer Life - Economic inequality breeds social ills: author: "Wilkinson, in his first speaking engagement in Canada, told an audience of economists and civil servants in Ottawa that wealthy countries with wide gaps between rich and poor are rife with social ills. These can include high rates of teenage pregnancy, crime, imprisonment and mental illness"?

Andrew Madden

Andrew Madden: "As I mark the anniversary of the publication of the Murphy report, I think about the awfulness of what so many children endured and I wonder how they coped with what was happening to them. I wonder too about how their lives have been affected since; did they survive? Did they ever find happiness? How are they now?"

Catholic Church stepped beyond its legitimate role in Ireland, says Archbishop | National Secular Society

Catholic Church stepped beyond its legitimate role in Ireland, says Archbishop National Secular Society: "The second highest ranking clergyman in Ireland, Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin, launched a blistering attack last week on the corruption at the heart of his own church saying that it had overstepped the mark in Ireland and taken on a role that was illegitimate"?YOU COULD APPLY THIS TO"MOST"IRISH INSTITUTIONS?

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Andrew Madden: IRISH INDEPENDENT MARY KENNY

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: 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.'?"

Law reform body urges clean-up of debt collection - Irish, Business - Independent.ie

Law reform body urges clean-up of debt collection - Irish, Business - Independent.ie: "And if the debt has been sold on there is no requirement for the debt collector or the regulated firm to ensure the code is not breached."?

Challenge by former Anglo chief allowed by High Court - Irish, Business - Independent.ie

Challenge by former Anglo chief allowed by High Court - Irish, Business - Independent.ie: "Mr Browne is entitled to defend the claim on grounds including the bank was guilty of fraudulent misrepresentation in allegedly failing to inform him of matters relating to the purchase of 28pc of its shares by businessman Sean Quinn, Mr Justice Peter Kelly said."?

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

What is chapter 19? - The Irish Times - Wed, Dec 15, 2010

What is chapter 19? - The Irish Times - Wed, Dec 15, 2010: "Sitting on the tribunal that laicised Walsh in 1992 were three canon lawyers: the recently retired bishop of Killaloe, Willie Walsh; the current Bishop of Dromore, John McAreavey; and Fr Paddy Corcoran. Bishop Willie Walsh has said he understood at the time that the archdiocese had told the Garda about the tribunal findings. It had not. Neither did McAreavey, Corcoran or Bishop Éamonn Walsh, who was aware of the tribunal and its findings at the time."?

Over €31m paid to councillors in 2009 - The Irish Times - Mon, May 24, 2010

Over €31m paid to councillors in 2009 - The Irish Times - Mon, May 24, 2010: "COUNTY AND city councils spent more than €31 million in payments to councillors last year"?

TD’s unite to give themselves a pay rise | Machholz's Blog

TD’s unite to give themselves a pay rise Machholz's Blog: "But expenditure on the perks and services enjoyed by our TDs and senators will actually increase in certain areas next year"?
"The Taoiseach Brian Cowen has asked for reports from both the County Council and the Department of Transport"?

Dublin landlord jailed for six weeks - The Irish Times - Wed, Dec 15, 2010

Dublin landlord jailed for six weeks - The Irish Times - Wed, Dec 15, 2010: "A landlord and ex-Garda has been jailed for six weeks over his “flagrant breach” of undertakings given by him to the High Court concerning a property deemed by Dublin City Council a fire risk."?

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Public Inquiry · Who’s watching the watchers?

Public Inquiry · Who’s watching the watchers?: "Have a blog http://EncourageChange.Blogspot.com.
Maybe you could make a comment on one of my posts
Then i could have a longer chat with you.
Iv just been reading over how the poor were treated
Years ago by the legal,educational,and so called child
Protection agencies[ispcc,nspcc]etc,etc,Who shovelled children
From workingclass backgrounds into Industrial[hell holes]Schools.
Look up the case of Seamus Dalton who was sent to letterfrack for
six years at ten years of age.And the bribes and inducements that went on in order to keep these institutions full,these bribes were called”subscriptions”today there called political donations?If you have read most of my posts you will see the bias between the Frank dunlops Of this world and the padd o connells when it comes to imprisonment and how different sections of society are treated by the “powers that be”."?THE DESPAIR OF SILENCE?

Public Inquiry · Who’s watching the watchers?

Public Inquiry · Who’s watching the watchers?: "Had to make a few phone calls,the watchers would have been,Peter Berry,Risteard mac Conchradha,Andrew Ward,Roger Hayes,Patrick a Terry,Michael j,Donnelly,John b,Olden,Paul Murry,Vincent mc Pherson,Richard Crowe,Dermot Cole,Michael Mellet,the governors,Kennedy,st pats,Kelly portlaoise,the following for mountjoy,Paddy Byrne,Paddy Hayes,Rooney,Barry,mc Fadden,Frawley,Neylon,Foran,for cork,Patrick Crowley,the only decent person in the whole rotten system was Fr,Denis Bourke of the oblate fathers inchicore,if the deleted parts of the 1966 prison report were hilighted instead of been hidden like all the other abuses of the time,michael mc dowell would not have the problems he has today,take note cormac lucey,"?

A poor reflection on our jails - The Irish Times - Sat, Oct 23, 2010

A poor reflection on our jails - The Irish Times - Sat, Oct 23, 2010: "He remembers his appointment, in 1984, for its unreality: having signed his contract, he was sent to take over as governor “with no instructions, no briefing, no outline of what the Department’s policy was in relation to Mountjoy”. This lack of planning or coherent policymaking within the Department of Justice is a theme throughout the book. Our prison service has consistently been run without any clear vision or leadership."?

Prison service head rejects criticisms - The Irish Times - Mon, Apr 26, 2010

Prison service head rejects criticisms - The Irish Times - Mon, Apr 26, 2010: "Labour Senator Ivana Bacik said the problems highlighted by Ms McMahon, including chronic overcrowding and the imprisonment of large numbers of women, who are so low risk they should never have been jailed in the first place, raised serious questions about how Irish prisons are run."?

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

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Paul O’Connell: School of Law: University of Leicester: "''He is currently completing his Ph.D., on comparative perspectives on the judicial role in "the vindication of socio-economic rights", at NUI, Galway. In the past Paul has conducted research for the Irish Department of Justice, Equality and Law Reform, the Irish Human Rights Commission and the EU Network of Independent Experts on Fundamental Rights. Paul was also involved for a number of years with the Free Legal Advice Centres (FLAC), Ireland’s leading Public Interest Law organisation, both working as a researcher for FLAC and subsequently as a member of its National Council.'WHEN TRUTH IS STRANGER THAN FICTION?THE REASONS PROJECT?TO PROFESSOR JOHN DILLON(TCD) HAVE A READ OF FRANK CRUMMYS NEWLY RELEASED BOOK,FR.BRIAN DARCY SEEMS TO LIKE IT.AND I LIKE'PUBLIC INQUIRY'(IRISH CORRUPTION)ITS WHERE I STARTED MY RANTS.'?"IF YOU HAD A"DECENT"BISHOP AS A GOOD NEIGHBOUR THERE MAY NOT BE AS MANY KIDS FROM A WORKING-CLASS BACK-GROUND IMPRISONED?

Contact.ie - Contact Irish TDs, Irish MEPs, Irish Senators - More Power to YOU!

Contact.ie - Contact Irish TDs, Irish MEPs, Irish Senators - More Power to YOU!: "A Complete List of TDs who Voted to Lower the Minimum Wage"?WOW REPRESENTATIONAL PAYMENTS,UNVOUCHED EXPENCES,SECRETARIAL ALLOWANCE,WALKING AROUND MONEY,MAKING A MESS OF THE COUNTRY PENSIONS,ETC ETC?

War Is A Lie | Let's Try Democracy

War Is A Lie Let's Try Democracy

War Is A Lie | Let's Try Democracy

War Is A Lie Let's Try Democracy

Bishops call for 'good neighbours' - National News, Breaking News - Independent.ie

Bishops call for 'good neighbours' - National News, Breaking News - Independent.ie: "It is easy to descend into a culture of negativity, defeatism and despair."?

Dáil Eireann - 17/Nov/2010 Priority Questions - Garda Investigations

Dáil Eireann - 17/Nov/2010 Priority Questions - Garda Investigations: "Does the Minister agree that the recent revelations are disturbing and indicate the possibility that "the integrity of the investigation into the death of Fr. Molloy was compromised", and second, that serious question marks arise about the manner in which the matter was dealt with at trial in the context of the judge directing that the charges be dismissed on the possibility that Fr. Molloy died as a result of a heart attack in the context of the Coroner’s Court establishing that he died as a consequence of a vicious assault?"

Cocaine? I hadn't a clue, insists Ryan's RTE boss - National News, Frontpage - Herald.ie

Cocaine? I hadn't a clue, insists Ryan's RTE boss - National News, Frontpage - Herald.ie: "The State broadcaster has yet to break its silence on the outcome of last Friday's inquest at Dublin Coroner's Court."?

Ducie to tell Colette all about Katy's death - Around Town, Entertainment - Herald.ie

Ducie to tell Colette all about Katy's death - Around Town, Entertainment - Herald.ie: "Approaches were made to the Late Late Show on behalf of Ducie, who signalled he would be willing to go on Ryan Tubridy's programme -- but producers decided against it"?

Banks will have to talk, warns developer - National News, Frontpage - Independent.ie

Banks will have to talk, warns developer - National News, Frontpage - Independent.ie: "Mr Dean, who lives in Castleknock, Dublin, and has property interests in Ireland, as well as Poland and Spain, borrowed €850,000 from the lender in January 2007 on an interest-only basis for the first three years of the 25-year mortgage."?

Monday, December 13, 2010

Tracey O'Connell (12/10): 1.Yes to public accou... — BackType

Tracey O'Connell (12/10): 1.Yes to public accou... — BackType: "Yes To Votes For Irish Citizens Abroad"?

Dan Kovalik: The Deafening Silence About the War in the Deficit Debate

Dan Kovalik: The Deafening Silence About the War in the Deficit Debate: "There is a lot of talk right now on Capitol Hill about the need to balance the federal budget. Sadly, both Democrats and Republicans alike are largely debating about how best to balance the budget upon the backs of the poor and working people (who are many times the very same people) and the elderly."?

Fixing Ireland - The Irish Times - Mon, Dec 06, 2010

Fixing Ireland - The Irish Times - Mon, Dec 06, 2010: "What does concern me is accountability (or the lack of it). We can never move forward until we recognise the mistakes and failures of this system and those guilty of corruption and incompetence are punished. If we do not,history will repeat itself. As Fintan O’Toole quite rightly said (Home News, November 29th), “We are willing to make a sacrifice, but are not willing to be the sacrifice”."?

Irish banking fraud and corruption to be exposed | Irish News | IrishCentral

Irish banking fraud and corruption to be exposed Irish News IrishCentral: "Doctor Daniel Gros believes that when Ireland's financial crisis ends the country will need to establish a 'truth commission' to investigate the collapse of the banks"?EMILY O REILLY?

WikiLeaks cables: MI5 offered files on Finucane killing to inquiry | UK news | The Guardian

WikiLeaks cables: MI5 offered files on Finucane killing to inquiry UK news The Guardian: "The offer in the case of the Pat Finucane, the well-known civil rights and defence lawyer murdered in front of his wife and three young children in 1989, is contained in confidential US embassy cables passed to WikiLeaks."?

Ireland’s Most Influential 100, 2009 - Village Magazine

Ireland’s Most Influential 100, 2009 - Village Magazine: "53 Sean Aylward Secretary General of the Department of Justice, Equality & Law Reform, and former head of the Prison Service."?

No criminal probe to identify Gerry Ryan's cocaine dealer

No criminal probe to identify Gerry Ryan's cocaine dealer: "THERE will be no criminal in­vestigation to determine who supplied Gerry Ryan with cocaine on the night of his death despite a massive probe into the death of model Katy French from cocaine toxicity in 2007"?THE REAL QUESTION IS HOW WAS HE ALLOWED(BY THE WATCHERS)TO INDULGE IN HIS ADDICTION FOR SO LONG?

Church Avenue South, Rialto, Dublin 8 • thepropertypin.com

Church Avenue South, Rialto, Dublin 8 • thepropertypin.com: "Fatima had the highest unemployment statistics, levels of ill-health, numbers of early school leavers, prison incarcerations, drug users and other negative indicators."?THE SAME APPLIED TO ALL INNER CITY FLAT COMPLEXE'S?

Dublin: Wrong House Attacked With Explosive Device In Drugs Turf War « Citizen's Free Press Ireland: News Line

Dublin: Wrong House Attacked With Explosive Device In Drugs Turf War « Citizen's Free Press Ireland: News Line: "Gardaí are investigating whether there is any connection to an incident last June where residents of the nearby Park Terrace area had to be evacuated from their homes when a grenade was thrown at a house."?

Shotgun accused 'intimidated' by criminals in cell - Courts, National News - Herald.ie

Shotgun accused 'intimidated' by criminals in cell - Courts, National News - Herald.ie: "The accused, of Marrowbone Lane Flats, Dublin 8, appeared before Cloverhill District Court charged with possession of a double-barrel shotgun. It is alleged Armstrong was caught with the firearm at Longmile Business Park, Longmile Road, Dublin 12 on March 25. The court heard the DPP had directed trial on indictment on the charge."?

Gardaí smash two drug gangs and arrest 80 dealers | Irish Examiner

Gardaí smash two drug gangs and arrest 80 dealers Irish Examiner: "A separate Garda source said one of the gangs was a family-run outfit operating out of the Oliver Bond flats complex."?

Whacker Humphries

Whacker Humphries: "When I dialled for help,they told me there's nothing we can do"?

Hisory of Fatima Mansions Rialto Dublin inner city Dublin commumity regeneration project

Hisory of Fatima Mansions Rialto Dublin inner city Dublin commumity regeneration project: "Fatima Mansions is located beside the Grand Canal in Rialto in Dublin’s south west inner city between Dolphins Barn and Inchicore. The estate was built in 1949 and was seen as part of the great inner city solution to inner-city tenement living. But, over the decades poverty, exclusion and the scourge of drugs changed all that"?

Public Inquiry · Unanswered questions

Public Inquiry · Unanswered questions: "Gerry Ryan was given numerous documents at his clontarf home from me,"?HELP WHEN HELP IS NEEDED?SO BEN DUNNE WONT CALL THE LATE GERRY RYANS CLOSE FRIENDS A BUNCH OF "HYPOCRITES"?ADDICTION IS A SICKNESS AND SHOULD BE TREATED AS SUCH?

At the recession's frontline, cuts to funds mean the collapse of lives

At the recession's frontline, cuts to funds mean the collapse of lives: "'We found a lot of depression and stress-related illnesses and a high proportion of people on prescribed medicine,' says Susan Lawlor, a community health worker in the complex. She recalls that one young mother in a group she runs used to go to her GP just to have a chat, such was her isolation."?

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Were all of the State's witnesses on the Garda's informer payroll? - page 2 | Mail on Sunday (London, England), The Newspaper

Were all of the State's witnesses on the Garda's informer payroll? - page 2 Mail on Sunday (London, England), The Newspaper: "In the nine years since the conviction, Mrs Nevin and the DPP have maintained their silence about a deal offered immediately before the trial."?THE REASONS PROJECT?

The World Today - Law experts say WikiLeaks in the clear 07/12/2010

The World Today - Law experts say WikiLeaks in the clear 07/12/2010: "The WikiLeaks cables have lifted the lid on a world of "Two Faced" diplomacy"?

This was no once-off. Gerry was very fond of his cocaine ¿ for 16 or 17 years | Mail Online

This was no once-off. Gerry was very fond of his cocaine ¿ for 16 or 17 years Mail Online: "Politicians, media ‘stars’, household names… they’re all snorting. The media know who they are – that’s the shocking state of justice in this country."?

Kevin Rudd defends Julian Assange's rights - and promises him a laptop | The Australian

Kevin Rudd defends Julian Assange's rights - and promises him a laptop The Australian: "'Well, as I've looked carefully at the statements made by the Prime Minister on these questions it's quite clear that the Prime Minister was expressing concerns about the illegality of actions which in my view refer to stuff in the United States,' he said."?

Archbishop slams Catholic Church - National News, Breaking News - Independent.ie

Archbishop slams Catholic Church - National News, Breaking News - Independent.ie: "Archbishop Martin told parishioners in Ballyfermot, where he grew up, that he had come to renew his apologies for the church's hushing up Walsh's horrendous catalogue of abuse during the 1970s and 1980s."?

Gardai find no cover-up in 1970 murder of girl - National News, Frontpage - Independent.ie

Gardai find no cover-up in 1970 murder of girl - National News, Frontpage - Independent.ie: "That report found that the Catholic hierarchy had covered up for paedophile priests and highlighted several instances where gardai had allegedly colluded with the church to protect abusers."?

First finished Anglo Irish file ready for DPP - National News, Frontpage - Independent.ie

First finished Anglo Irish file ready for DPP - National News, Frontpage - Independent.ie: "THE first completed file in the two-year investigation into Anglo Irish Bank will be sent to the Garda Commissioner on Wednesday and is likely to be forwarded to the Director of Public Prosecutions by the weekend, the Sunday Independent has learned."?

Drug smuggler Boylan plans move abroad to dodge effort to remove his haulage licence - National News, Frontpage - Herald.ie

Drug smuggler Boylan plans move abroad to dodge effort to remove his haulage licence - National News, Frontpage - Herald.ie: "The Garda Siochana Ombudsman Commission (GSOC) and the gardai themselves are investigating Mr Boylan's alleged dealings with a group of officers."?

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

How Claudine's father helped to crack mystery of brutal murder; Detective dad played key role as Corbally inquestmakes legal history Mail on Sunday (London, England), The Newspaper Find Articles at BNET: "This week, Jock Corbally's inquest recorded a verdict of unlawful killing - thanks to confidential information supplied to Detective Denis Palmer and his colleagues after the murder."?

THE LESSONS OF URLINGFORD - The Irish Times - Wed, Mar 13, 1996

THE LESSONS OF URLINGFORD - The Irish Times - Wed, Mar 13, 1996: "When the Garda seized the £130 million worth of cannabis last November they were not slow to trumpet the operation. The public was told that the seizure' was the largest in the history of the State. The Minister for Justice, Mrs Owen, suggested that the joint Garda/Customs/Naval Service operation underlined the smooth level of cooperation between those at the sharp end of the drugs war. The reality, however, was rather different: as investigations by the Drugs and Crime Correspondent of this newspaper, revealed, the `seizure' was a `sting' operation which went badly wrong. The major drugs dealers who were expected to pick up the cargo never surfaced. There, were no follow up charges. There have been no convictions. And the operation was undermined by the longstanding territorial feud between the Garda and Customs, with allegations that vital information had been leaked at a very sensitive moment in the investigation"?THE GREY HAIRED MEN?

No probe into Ryan cocaine suppliers - National News, Frontpage - Independent.ie

No probe into Ryan cocaine suppliers - National News, Frontpage - Independent.ie: "AMID a welter of concern about the prevalence of drug abuse in Irish society, gardai are not investigating the question of who supplied cocaine to the late Gerry Ryan."?

Minister making a mockery of justice

Minister making a mockery of justice: "The half-truths uttered by Michael McDowell about his involvement . . . or not . . . in the arrest and detention of journalist Mick McCaffrey over the publication in the Evening Herald of leaked extracts from George Birmingham's inquiry into the Dean Lyons miscarriage of justice are all part of the double standards and obfuscation we have come to know from the minister, whose actions undermine the public persona of straighttalking libertarian he likes to project."?

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Longford: Prison Inspector’s Report Examines Circumstances Of Keegan Death « Citizen's Free Press Ireland: News Line

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Longford: Prison Inspector’s Report Examines Circumstances Of Keegan Death « Citizen's Free Press Ireland: News Line: "'A report by the Inspector of Prisons has criticised a failure of communications between the courts, the Prison Service, gardaí and the Probation Service over the death of Noel Keegan last year.'?"

Quinlan firm wins court fine contract - The Irish Times - Fri, Oct 08, 2010

Quinlan firm wins court fine contract - The Irish Times - Fri, Oct 08, 2010: "Mr Quinlan is among the top 10 property investors whose loans are being transferred at a discount to the National Asset Management Agency. He has relocated to Switzerland and recently placed a luxury home on Dublin’s Shrewsbury Road on the market."?

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Public Inquiry · Unanswered questions

Public Inquiry · Unanswered questions: "Which brings me to Maurice Manning and the watchdog known as the human rights commission in 1999 it was hyped as the new powerful body that could or would tackle members of government?be a statutory independent commission with full legal enforceable powers?it will be able to conduct inquiries and obtain information from any government department that is accused of failing to uphold citizens human and constitutional including european rights.maybe now at this late stage "Mary Robinson" could pass my writings to that body and i personally request that commission to request from the dept.of justice a copy of a letter i delivered to that dept on 23.6.1999.ref,1601."?

Public Inquiry · Mary Robinson: Sorry folks, you’re to blame and I can’t help

Public Inquiry · Mary Robinson: Sorry folks, you’re to blame and I can’t help: "It should also be noted that the ‘we’ who will be paying the price does not include the ‘partially’ responsible bankers and politicians or, indeed, Mrs. Robinson herself."?

ENCOURAGECHANGE.

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: "THIS SAYS IT ALL ABOUT POLITICIANS PRIORITIES IN IRELAND?"

Slush fund probe criticises serious failures by HSE on foreign trips - National News, Frontpage - Independent.ie

Slush fund probe criticises serious failures by HSE on foreign trips - National News, Frontpage - Independent.ie: "The investigation commissioned by the HSE -- seen by the Irish Independent -- heavily criticises the participation of retired officials, consultants and spouses on visits to far-flung destinations as part of a training programme for low-skilled workers."

Vatican 'offended' by Murphy abuse inquiry - RTÉ News

Vatican 'offended' by Murphy abuse inquiry - RTÉ News: "Responding to the leaks, a prominent survivor of clerical abuse, Andrew Madden, said the Government had protected the Vatican's sovereignty in the affair and had shielded Rome from scrutiny on clerical abuse"?

BBC News - Bernard Madoff son found hanged in New York

BBC News - Bernard Madoff son found hanged in New York: "Bernard Madoff, 72, is serving a 150-year prison term."?THE PEOPLE IN IRELAND HAVE SO FAR BEEN "PASSIVE"BECAUSE THEY KNOW THOSE WHO MAKE THE LAWS,RULES,AND REGULATIONS WILL DO NOTHING ABOUT THOSE THAT GOT"OUR"COUNTRY INTO THE MESS ITS IN?

Irish remain surprisingly patient as fiscal woes worsen

Irish remain surprisingly patient as fiscal woes worsen: "It's not that people aren't angry. Emotions were running particularly high here as the media noted that in the midst of this week's cold shower - part of a six-year plan to cut spending and raise taxes by at least $40 billion - bankers were giving themselves raises and retiring politicians were poised to collect huge severance packages and gold-plated pensions."?

The Associated Press: Cables show Ireland irked Vatican on sovereignty

The Associated Press: Cables show Ireland irked Vatican on sovereignty: "Newly released U.S. diplomatic cables indicate that the Vatican felt 'offended' that Ireland failed to respect Holy See 'sovereignty' by asking high-ranking churchmen to answer questions from an Irish government commission probing decades of sex abuse of minors by clergy."?

Nobel winner's supporters arrested in China - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Nobel winner's supporters arrested in China - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation): "In Beijing, 14 supporters of Mr Liu tried to hold a small celebratory gathering and for doing so they were all detained. In Shanghai, there have been more arrests as dissidents tried to celebrate."?

IRANIAN GIRL NEDA SHOT DEAD BY KHAMENEI POLICE, part 1 (Graphic Content,...

Thursday, December 9, 2010

The connivance of the Labour Party and Fine Gael | Joe Higgins.eu

The connivance of the Labour Party and Fine Gael Joe Higgins.eu: "The connivance of the Labour Party and Fine Gael"?

Tell President Obama To Help Kids With Disabilities Realize Their Full Potential - Sign the Petition | Change.org

Tell President Obama To Help Kids With Disabilities Realize Their Full Potential - Sign the Petition Change.org: "Tell President Obama To Help Kids With Disabilities Realize Their Full Potential"?

Gorbachev on WikiLeaks: Fire Diplomats, Russian Democracy Still Alive

Gorbachev on WikiLeaks: Fire Diplomats, Russian Democracy Still Alive: "“But we do have freedom of the press,” he insisted. “We do have freedom of speech in our country. And therefore we are speaking out, we are able here in this country to criticize what worries us.'"?

10 U.S. Prisons With Impressive Libraries | Online Universities

10 U.S. Prisons With Impressive Libraries Online Universities: "This Wisconsin correctional facility and reformatory school focuses on using education and positive influences to rehabilitate "Young People", and encouraging the inmates to experiment with the arts is part of that mission"?

Cree Indian Prophesy

Cree Indian Prophesy: "There would come a day of awakening when all the peoples of all the tribes would form a New World of Justice, Peace, Freedom and recognition of the Great Spirit."?

Inequality grows as upper crust lives good life | dailyworld.com | Daily World

Inequality grows as upper crust lives good life dailyworld.com Daily World: "The class war that no one wants to talk about continues unabated. Even as millions of out-of-work and otherwise struggling Americans are tightening their belts for the holidays, the nation's elite are lacing up their dancing shoes and partying like royalty as the millions and billions keep rolling in."?

Vincent Browne: The Boy who Cried Wolf - Ireland First

Vincent Browne: The Boy who Cried Wolf - Ireland First: "The concerns of Irish people which have been consistently ignored by the main stream media"?

Prison contracts are under fire - Republic of Ireland, Local & National - Belfasttelegraph.co.uk

Prison contracts are under fire - Republic of Ireland, Local & National - Belfasttelegraph.co.uk: "But PAC chairman Bernard Allen said there was no evidence of any 'cronyism' in awarding the extra contracts and claimed the IPS blamed pressure to provide more space."?JUST LIKE THE BANK GUARANTEE "PRESSURE"?

The Crimson Observer: Time for The Public Accounts Committee to make its mark

The Crimson Observer: Time for The Public Accounts Committee to make its mark: "Time for The Public Accounts Committee to make its mark"?

Irish Left Review · Action needed to counter inequality if we are to exit economic recession

Irish Left Review · Action needed to counter inequality if we are to exit economic recession: "Action needed to counter inequality if we are to exit economic recession?
Author:
Siobhán O’Donoghue"

Irish Left Review · globalirish.ie | Emigrant voting rights: a study of EU nations

Irish Left Review · globalirish.ie Emigrant voting rights: a study of EU nations: "Notice that Ireland is the only country in the EU that doesn’t have emigrant voting rights and has no plans to change that. Once Ireland’s political class was shot of Ireland’s surplus labour during periods of economic contraction they wanted to make sure that they couldn’t complain about the fact that they were forced out by those who were protecting their financial interests. Would Ireland’s political landscape be different if emigrants were allowed to vote? More importantly, how would it effect any future election?"

Martina Devlin: No social justice when politicians' paltry pay cuts reveal little reform - Analysis & Overview, The Budget - Independent.ie

Martina Devlin: No social justice when politicians' paltry pay cuts reveal little reform - Analysis & Overview, The Budget - Independent.ie: "We must rid ourselves of this debased administration quickly, democratically and conclusively"?

HSE finds that more children have died in state care · TheJournal.ie

HSE finds that more children have died in state care · TheJournal.ie: "MORE CHILDREN AND young adults have died while under the care of the state in the past decade than previously thought, according to the Health Service Executive."?

Longford: Prison Inspector’s Report Examines Circumstances Of Keegan Death « Citizen's Free Press Ireland: News Line

Longford: Prison Inspector’s Report Examines Circumstances Of Keegan Death « Citizen's Free Press Ireland: News Line: "A report by the Inspector of Prisons has criticised a failure of communications between the courts, the Prison Service, gardaí and the Probation Service over the death of Noel Keegan last year."?

Caring sister died in damp home during the big freeze | Daily Mail (London, England), The Newspaper | Find Articles at BNET

Caring sister died in damp home during the big freeze Daily Mail (London, England), The Newspaper Find Articles at BNET: "The coroner's court heard the house in which the brother and sister lived was in bad repair and very damp and that the central heating did not work."?THIS SAYS IT ALL ABOUT POLITICIANS PRIORITIES IN IRELAND?

Iceland's economic glasnost is something we sorely need in this country - Irish, Business - Independent.ie

Iceland's economic glasnost is something we sorely need in this country - Irish, Business - Independent.ie: "Davidsdottir is clearly surprised by the corruption in Ireland and our failure to face up to the origins of our crisis. That failure can perhaps be best seen in the difference between the report produced by the 1,000-year-old Icelandic parliament known as the Althingi and the two reports produced here."?

Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly » Blog Archive » Ireland confirmed as SJC chief justice

Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly » Blog Archive » Ireland confirmed as SJC chief justice: "Devaney said she told Ireland that she was “looking for much needed reform and changes in our court system” and expressed concern that the Commission on Judicial Conduct was not investigating reports of judge misconduct"?

Probe as €100m jail contracts given to one firm - National News, Frontpage - Independent.ie

Probe as €100m jail contracts given to one firm - National News, Frontpage - Independent.ie: "Deals agreed without being put out to tender"?

Bailed-out AIB to pay top staff €40m bonus - National News, Frontpage - Independent.ie

Bailed-out AIB to pay top staff €40m bonus - National News, Frontpage - Independent.ie: "Bailed-out AIB to pay top staff €40m bonus"?

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

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

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

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

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Public Inquiry · Who’s watching the watchers?: "'A fearless advocat like judge Kinlen to highlight the injustices carried out against the disadvantaged and marginlaised in irish working class society?'"

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?''THE'REAL'REASONS PROJECT?"

Citizens of the Year aided Luzerne County juveniles | Say What? | 01/02/2010

Citizens of the Year aided Luzerne County juveniles Say What? 01/02/2010: "Several aspects of the case troubled attorneys Marsha Levick and Lourdes Rosado of the Juvenile Law Center, a nonprofit public-interest law firm for children. Officials in Luzerne County had discouraged Laurene Transue and her daughter from bringing a lawyer to court. The judge hadn’t explained to Hillary what might happen if she pleaded guilty."?

Avaaz.org - Wikileaks: Stop the crackdown

Avaaz.org - Wikileaks: Stop the crackdown: "We call on you to stop the crackdown on WikiLeaks and its partners immediately. We urge you to respect democratic principles and laws of freedom of expression and freedom of the press. If Wikileaks and the journalists it works with have violated any laws they should be pursued in the courts with due process. They should not be subjected to an extra-judicial campaign of intimidation"

Children's charities strongly criticise benefit cuts - The Irish Times - Wed, Dec 08, 2010

Children's charities strongly criticise benefit cuts - The Irish Times - Wed, Dec 08, 2010: "Mr Ó Cuív said all other welfare schemes aimed at helping children at risk of poverty such as: family income supplement; back to school clothing and footwear allowance; domiciliary carer allowance; and the widowed parent grant had been fully maintained"?

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

BBC News - Wikileaks defended by Anonymous hacktivists

BBC News - Wikileaks defended by Anonymous hacktivists: "'As an organisation we have always taken a strong stance on censorship and freedom of expression on the internet and come out against those who seek to destroy it by any means.'"

Fixing Ireland - The Irish Times - Mon, Dec 06, 2010

Fixing Ireland - The Irish Times - Mon, Dec 06, 2010: "We can never move forward until we recognise the mistakes and failures of this system and those guilty of corruption and incompetence are punished. If we do not,history will repeat itself."?

Lifeline for city’s disadvantaged youths | Irish Examiner

Lifeline for city’s disadvantaged youths Irish Examiner: "Ray O’Halloran, who employs 32 people in his steel fabrication business, has been given planning permission by Limerick City Council for a massive youth training facility near Moyross."?THOSE WHO HAVE BEEN"EXCLUDED"FROM THE SYSTEM WILL CREATE THEIR OWN SYSTEM?A BIAS FOR GENERATIONS BY THE POWERS THAT BE?

Asia Times Online :: Asian news and current affairs

Asia Times Online :: Asian news and current affairs: "The European Union bailout of Ireland and its previous bailout for Greece, when examined closely, bore a distressing resemblance to the 2008 US bailouts of Bear Stearns, AIG and Citigroup. The authorities poured more resources into assets that had been shown to be defective, without sufficiently enforcing the painful purging and liquidation that was necessary. By doing so, they reduced wealth, prolonged recession, and made the eventual collapse of the global financial system more likely"?AND CAUSED ALL (EXCEPT THOSE AT THE TOP)ITS CITIZENS UNTOLD PAIN ,MISERY,AND DEPRESSION?

Monday, December 6, 2010

Michael Maher (11/10): The Irish Finance Minist... — BackType

Michael Maher (11/10): The Irish Finance Minist... — BackType: "The Irish Finance Minister tells people that money is safe in Irish Banks. Both the Finance Minister and the Irish Prime Minister know that this is not true. The Irish government authorises officers of the courts access to bank money that is not theirs. They are not accounting for some of this money. The Irish government is refusing to hold these people to account. The corruption in Ireland will continue. The writer has the evidence to support these calims."?

Lawyers seek inquiry into ‘discriminatory’ Attorney General hiring · TheJournal.ie

Lawyers seek inquiry into ‘discriminatory’ Attorney General hiring · TheJournal.ie: "Lawyers seek inquiry into ‘discriminatory’ Attorney General hiring"?

Iceland bank collapse investigation: family ties, foreigners and funding | IceNews - Daily News

Iceland bank collapse investigation: family ties, foreigners and funding IceNews - Daily News: "It has emerged that the son of Iceland’s Attorney General is one of two CEOs at Exista, which was one of the major stakeholders in Kaupthing Bank. And all cases sent from Iceland’s special banking collapse investigation committee for prosecution have to go through the Attorney General"?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?"

Public Inquiry · Official? – Gardai act according to political priorities

Public Inquiry · Official? – Gardai act according to political priorities: "In real democracies the police act on crime and reports of crime. In Ireland, according to Mr. Noonan, they act according to political priorities.
This explains why white collar crime is virtually unknown in Ireland."?

Gardai will say 'no law was broken' by Anglo 10 - National News, Frontpage - Independent.ie

Gardai will say 'no law was broken' by Anglo 10 - National News, Frontpage - Independent.ie: "Detectives were also 'made aware' of top-level legal advice commissioned by some of those under investigation, which found that they had done nothing wrong."?

With friends like Breifne O'Brien, who needs enemies? - Analysis, Opinion - Independent.ie

With friends like Breifne O'Brien, who needs enemies? - Analysis, Opinion - Independent.ie: "For up to 15 years, O'Brien pillaged his friendships in search of suitable 'investors' whom he could lure into what a High Court judge described as an unsophisticated 'confidence trick'."?

Whistleblower. Something truly rotten in the banking sector. Silence from our politicians!!! - Page 5 - Political World Irish Political Forums & International Political Forums

Whistleblower. Something truly rotten in the banking sector. Silence from our politicians!!! - Page 5 - Political World Irish Political Forums & International Political Forums: "The Whistleblower is now questioning how Lenihan could consider a breach of 1,900% magnitude, in the sum of billions, could not threaten wider financial stability. He is asking if the European Regulator was informed. He also wants to know who carried out an external review of the bank in question, referred to by Lenihan, and what its findings were and is questioning why the Financial Regulator referred to current regulations as “new”, when they were not"?SOMETHING TRULY ROTTEN IN IRISH ELITE SOCIETY?

Fitzpatrick’s loans in the news again « PuckstownLane's Blog

Fitzpatrick’s loans in the news again « PuckstownLane's Blog: "False accounting is a criminal offence under the Criminal Justice (Theft and Fraud Offences) Act, 2001. It arises inter alia where somebody, intending to make a gain, or to cause loss to another, “falsifies any account or any document made or required for any accounting purpose” or “in furnishing information for any purpose produces or makes use of any account, or any such document, which to his or her knowledge is or may be misleading, false or deceptive in a material particular.”"?

Lowry confirms he will vote for Budget - RTÉ News

Lowry confirms he will vote for Budget - RTÉ News: "I feel duty bound to put the country's interests first.'"?CASINO?

Anglo Irish probe has cost €1m to date - RTÉ News

Anglo Irish probe has cost €1m to date - RTÉ News: "The investigation into Anglo Irish Bank has so far cost the Office of the Director of Corporate Enforcement €1m."?

Denis Casey - "There's Been No Anglo investigation" "Extensive Patronage of Anglo Irish Bank" - Page 2 - Political World Irish Political Forums & International Political Forums

Denis Casey - "There's Been No Anglo investigation" "Extensive Patronage of Anglo Irish Bank" - Page 2 - Political World Irish Political Forums & International Political Forums: "Denis Casey - 'There's Been No Anglo investigation' 'Extensive Patronage of Anglo Irish Bank'"?WHERE WERE THE "WATCHERS"?HAVE THEY GOT LOANS FROM ALL THE FAILED FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS?

Gardaí poised to arrest Anglo Irish staff

Gardaí poised to arrest Anglo Irish staff: "The Gardaí are likely to ask solicitors for copies of certain loan documentation in the coming weeks so they can compare them with those held by the bank."?

nrc.nl - International - Europe - White-collar crime fighter Eva Joly takes on IceSave

nrc.nl - International - Europe - White-collar crime fighter Eva Joly takes on IceSave: "She is also advising the Icelandic public prosecutor, who is looking to build a criminal case against the bankers that bankrupted the island nation in 2008"?WILL IRELAND DO THE SAME,OR ARE THERE TOO MANY SKELETON'S IN ANGLO IRISH BANKS VAULT?
"'The Fundamentals are fine,' and That There was 'no danger' of an economic crisis."?

ECB Sees EU Aid for Irish Banks, Fueling Bailout Bets - Bloomberg

ECB Sees EU Aid for Irish Banks, Fueling Bailout Bets - Bloomberg: "EU-Irish aid negotiations are running in parallel with discussions in Dublin over whether to pump more cash into banks to push their capital above regulatory targets, said a person with direct knowledge of the deliberations who declined to be identified because a decision hasn’t yet been reached. A Finance Ministry spokesman declined to comment"?

New Statesman - Europe's looming crisis

New Statesman - Europe's looming crisis: "This is a truly world-wide crisis because of the 'victory' of capitalism and "globalization", every economy is interconnected with all the others."?

New Statesman - Europe's looming crisis

New Statesman - Europe's looming crisis: "This week, the Austrian government had to cancel an auction of government bonds because it could not be sure that investors would buy them. It is not inconceivable that Austria itself could end up needing to be rescued."?

BJORK SPEAKS ABOUT ICELANDIC LAWS REGARDING ACCESS TO ITS ENERGY SOURCES.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

The Economy: Why They Failed by John Cassidy | The New York Review of Books

The Economy: Why They Failed by John Cassidy The New York Review of Books: "“Taxpayers bailed them out, and now they’re back making money while many New York families are still struggling to make ends meet.”"?THIS IS IRELANDS RULING-CLASS XMAS GIFT TO ITS CITIZENS ON THE 7/12/2010?

ENCOURAGECHANGE.

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: "'Sean Aylward, the secretary general of the Department of Justice, was named in the Dail last week as the man who complained to gardai about a report written by McCaffrey when he worked for the Evening Herald last year.'?THE'REAL'REASONS PROJECT?"

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: eTest.ie - Report - RYAN REPORT BETRAYS VICTIMS OF INDUSTRIAL SCHOOL SYSTEM

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: eTest.ie - Report - RYAN REPORT BETRAYS VICTIMS OF INDUSTRIAL SCHOOL SYSTEM: "'Mr Justice Brian McCracken, for example, did more in a single page of his report on Haughey and money than Mr Justice Ryan has done in 2,500 pages.'?THE SYSTEM?THE GREY HAIRED MEN?"

banking.aspx

banking.aspx: "The “Licensing and Supervision Requirements and Standards for Credit Institutions” issued by the Financial Regulator stipulate that an applicant for a license must satisfy the Financial Regulator that:
it has an acceptable legal form;"?

Cowen urges former Anglo chief to return to Ireland : Infowars Ireland

Cowen urges former Anglo chief to return to Ireland : Infowars Ireland: "Taoiseach Brian Cowen and Minister for Health Mary Harney today urged former Anglo Irish Bank chief executive David Drumm to return to Ireland to address his legal issues with the bank."?

Developers remain kings of their castles - Analysis, Opinion - Independent.ie

Developers remain kings of their castles - Analysis, Opinion - Independent.ie: "Despite the billions owed, Nama is allowing the rich to live in luxury, writes Ronald Quinlan"?

US officials order work to stop on Sean Dunne's $2m house

US officials order work to stop on Sean Dunne's $2m house: "According to the assessor's office in Greenwich, the house was sold to a trustee, Philip Teplen, last April. Mr Teplen, an immigration lawyer on New York's Fifth Avenue, did not respond to messages left at his office."?

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Ireland's Minister for Justice to receive $418,000 in first year after retirement | Irish News | IrishCentral

Ireland's Minister for Justice to receive $418,000 in first year after retirement Irish News IrishCentral: "More than $228,000 (€175,000) will be tax free. A year after he retires, Mr Ahern will benefit from a combined annual ministerial and TD's pension of more than $167,000 (€128,300), more than he stands to earn if he remains a TD. The Louth TD currently earns over $128,000 (€98,400)"?YOU COULDNT MAKE IT UP?

Dáil Éireann - Volume 643 - 05 December, 2007 - Budget Statement 2008.

Dáil Éireann - Volume 643 - 05 December, 2007 - Budget Statement 2008.: "As Minister for Finance, I must place one economic objective ahead of any other — that we do things now that will position our country for sustainable development over the years ahead."?PROMISES PROMISES?

Act Now | Older and Bolder

Act Now Older and Bolder: "Join Older & Bolder in campaigning for a long term commitment to a fair and secure State Pension system for all, now and in the future"?

Hidden Agendas Killed The Deficit Commission | Strengthen Social Security

Hidden Agendas Killed The Deficit Commission Strengthen Social Security: "It didn’t work out that way. Dec. 1 has passed and the out-of-business commission apparently can’t get the required 14 votes. The commission has failed"?
"“Under the guise of deficit reduction, this package dramatically changes the structure of Social Security and weakens the economic security it provides,” noted Altman. “Instead of fixing a program that has worked successfully for 75 years, they have proposed to break it.”"?IRISH CITIZENS TAKE NOTE BEFORE ITS TOO LATE SEVENTH OF DECEMBER 2010?

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

http://paddoconnell.blogspot.com/2010/10/encouragechangepaddoconnell8gmailcom_01.html: "This institution needs to change it's requirements because it has the potential to cause great anxiety for young graduates whose dreams are being dashed and it stays silent'?THE SILENCE AND BLIND EYE SYNDROME IS COMING HOME TO ROOST?FIFTY BILLION EUROS WORTH OF TURNING A BLIND EYE?"SORRY ONE HUNDRED AND FIFTY BILLION,THATS NOT TAKING INTO ACCOUNT THE"HUMAN"MISERY THAT IT WILL CAUSE?

No Empty Microphones For Jon Gnarr

No Empty Microphones For Jon Gnarr: "That such an enquiry should be spent on the newcomer, the guy who is standing up to the failed system, the satirist, the comedian and not the corrupt, career politicians also shows that the media continues to allow the big four to play it like puppets."?SOUNDS VERY IRISH TO ME?

Amazon.com: Customer Reviews: John Lennon and the FBI Files

Amazon.com: Customer Reviews: John Lennon and the FBI Files: "It was definitly interesting and did present a lot of facts about Lennon and about the history of the times that i, being born at the tail end of those days, didnt know much about. certainly whether or not all the conspiracy theories are true are not there are some fascinating similarities between various events discussed, "odd coincidences", and really untidy loose ends that leave the possibilies open."?

Dallas to honor man whose report led police to Lee Harvey Oswald on 47th anniversary of JFK assassination

Dallas to honor man whose report led police to Lee Harvey Oswald on 47th anniversary of JFK assassination: "It turned out that Bowley had spent several years in the 1950s moonlighting as a doorman for Dallas nightclub operator Jack Ruby, who made history when he shot Oswald to death on live television two days after the Kennedy assassination"?CURIOUS?

WikiLeaks - About

WikiLeaks - About: "WikiLeaks has sustained and triumphed against legal and political attacks designed to silence our publishing organisation, our journalists and our anonymous sources"?

Friday, December 3, 2010

City sheriffs slam M50 toll fee 'disaster' - City News, National News - Herald.ie

City sheriffs slam M50 toll fee 'disaster' - City News, National News - Herald.ie: "Both offices stressed that they take a human approach to debt collection, and try to come to alternative arrangements where repossession of goods isn't the best solution"?MUST BE A NEW APPROACH?

Fair comment is dead. Long live honest comment | Gill Phillips | Law | guardian.co.uk

Fair comment is dead. Long live honest comment Gill Phillips Law guardian.co.uk: "However, the court held 'the comment has to identify, at least in general terms, the matters on which it is based' so that 'the reader can understand what the comment is about and the commentator can, if challenged, explain by giving particulars of the subject matter of his comment why he expressed the views that he"THEY" did"?

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Public Inquiry · Mansergh: Stupid or arrogant – or both?

Public Inquiry · Mansergh: Stupid or arrogant – or both?: "Mansergh: Stupid or arrogant – or both?"

Una hardester's mother speaks.

Una hardester's mother speaks.: "I feel that my daughter and Feichin Hannon were both failed miserably by their families the Garda and the justice system."?

Correctional service ‘suffers from corruption,’ Smith hearing told | FAIR

Correctional service ‘suffers from corruption,’ Smith hearing told FAIR: "The tragic saga of a young woman who choked herself to death in prison is a “barbaric” example of how a mentally ill person was mistreated by a corrections system suffering from corruption, said a lawyer Monday."?

Without punishment, no deterrence | FAIR

Without punishment, no deterrence FAIR: "That is why it is so troubling that it remains so difficult to punish the few police officers who perform their duties with incompetence or malice."?

The watchdogs who never bite | FAIR

The watchdogs who never bite FAIR: "But the biggest puzzle of all looks less particular to Ouimet than symptomatic of a wider pattern: she fielded about 170 complaints in her stint as integrity watchdog, but found not a single case of wrongdoing by a public official"?SHE'S BOUND TO FIND A GOOD PENSIONABLE JOB WITH PERKS IN IRELAND?

A free nation does not fear the police | FAIR

A free nation does not fear the police FAIR: "As a former prosecutor and defence lawyer I was dubious of police brutality claims. Not any more."?WHO DEFENDS THE CORRUPT ELITE?

Surging wealth of the ultra-rich triggers financial crises: IMF - International Business Times

Surging wealth of the ultra-rich triggers financial crises: IMF - International Business Times: "In a Financial Times op-ed, he said widening income inequality stunts natural consumer demand, so policy makers are forced to enacted "DISTORTIVE" policies to prop it up"?JUST WHAT IS HAPPENING IN IRELAND TODAY?

Winning the Class War - NYTimes.com

Winning the Class War - NYTimes.com: "The class war that no one wants to talk about continues unabated"?INCLUDING THE CATHOLIC CHURCH?

Changing life trajectories, ending educational inequality

Changing life trajectories, ending educational inequality: "Walking down Amsterdam and Broadway Avenues as a Columbia student, I observed two different worlds. On one avenue, there was a world of affluence—nice restaurants, fresh produce in markets, university students walking to class. The other avenue held a different world—fast food restaurants at every corner, bodegas with no fresh food, families struggling to make ends meet. It shocked me that these two worlds could exist in such close proximity"?GLOBALISATION?

Sparks fly over free electricity for all ESB staff - National News, Frontpage - Independent.ie

Sparks fly over free electricity for all ESB staff - National News, Frontpage - Independent.ie: "ESB staff are enjoying free electricity worth up to €470 each a year at a time when the hugely profitable power supplier is cutting off thousands of hard-pressed customers.
A row erupted last night after it emerged that the little-known staff perk applies to all 5,800 ESB workers -- including its €700,000-a-year boss."?

Irish unity goes well beyond borders | Mary Hickman | Comment is free | guardian.co.uk

Irish unity goes well beyond borders Mary Hickman Comment is free guardian.co.uk: "In these fluid times characterised by global migrations, many of them circular, new ways of perceiving 'who belongs' are required. These new perceptions of belonging should encompass both recent emigrants and the wider diaspora and new residents as having a stake in Ireland and its well-being."?THE RIGHT OF AN IRISH "CITIZEN" TO VOTE IN ELECTIONS NO MATTER WHAT COUNTRY THEY MAY BE IN?IF THEY ARE PAYING MORTAGES HERE THEY SHOULD BE ALLOWED VOTE IN IRISH AFFAIRS?

UCD - School of Social Justice

UCD - School of Social Justice: "The UCD School of Social Justice runs a dynamic and strongly interdisciplinary research programme involving a wide range of both theoretical and empirical research on issues of equality, gender, social justice and human rights."?CLASS-INEQUALITY?

The Prague Post - Opinion - Fool's gold

The Prague Post - Opinion - Fool's gold: "And as it usually happens, the bubble was being further expanded through "Cozy Relationships" between Irish politicians, bankers and real estate developers. Fintan O'Toole's Ship of Fools: How Stupidity and Corruption Sank the Celtic Tiger provided a piercing account of the culture of corruption, cronyism and tax evasion, which has been pervasive in Dublin in the past decades"?

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Human Rights in Ireland

Human Rights in Ireland: "The Free Legal Advice Centre (FLAC) have just issued a press release on a decision by Judge Paul Carney to allow a deaf man undertake jury service. The press release should be available from the FLAC website later today or tomorrow. Judge Carney ruled that a profoundly deaf man could sit on a trial jury with the aid of a sign language interpreter"

Public Inquiry · Banks win, new quango wins – People lose

Public Inquiry · Banks win, new quango wins – People lose: "On the one hand we’re told that banks must comply (with recommendations) but they cannot be forced to do so."?

Strengthen Social Security Campaign Statement on Fiscal Commission Proposal | Strengthen Social Security

Strengthen Social Security Campaign Statement on Fiscal Commission Proposal Strengthen Social Security: "“Yesterday the Strengthen Social Security Campaign members made tens of thousands of calls to their senators and representatives. Their message: Do not cut Social Security. Social Security did not cause the federal deficit. Cutting benefits will not fix the deficit. It is time for the Fiscal Commission and elected officials who would undermine the economic security of Americans to heed this call. If elected officials do not, the 2012 elections could be very ugly indeed"?SOUNDS A BIT IRISH TO ME?

Accountability of Political Parties Summary | BookRags.com

Accountability of Political Parties Summary BookRags.com: "These promises were not kept once the political parties came to power. Therefore, competition among political parties should be based on the Fairness and True Accountability of the elected party's platform"?

2010 November « Justice for Fr Niall

2010 November « Justice for Fr Niall: "They include the names of individuals who hold information about Fr Molloy’s final hours, including a sighting of the priest in the immediate period before he was attacked."?THE REASONS PROJECT?

Judge may recuse himself in French case - RTÉ News

Judge may recuse himself in French case - RTÉ News: "This morning, Mr Justice White described the victim impact statement from her sister, Rachel, as offensive, inappropriate, and xenophobic"?

Paul O'Connell | Papers - Academia.edu

Paul O'Connell Papers - Academia.edu: "This article looks at the approach of the Irish superior courts to challenges to administrative decisions makers on the basis of “reasonableness”, in particular the courts historical resistance to adopting “variable standards” of reasonableness review, and more recent developments which may indicate a departure from the position"?

Garda repays €500 he stole, court told - Courts, National News - Herald.ie

Garda repays €500 he stole, court told - Courts, National News - Herald.ie: "The court the DPP has directed summary disposal of the matter in the District Court"?

Ireland from A Political and Economic Dictionary of Western Europe, First Edition | BookRags.com

Ireland from A Political and Economic Dictionary of Western Europe, First Edition BookRags.com: "Since the 1980s support for the two main parties has declined on account of a series of party corruption scandals, and they have increasingly been unable to govern alone."?

Misleading banks' data comment to be probed - RTÉ News

Misleading banks' data comment to be probed - RTÉ News: "Cork South Central TD Michael McGrath had written to the Commissioner and the Financial Regulator, Matthew Elderfield, after NAMA representatives suggested to the Oireachtas Finance Committee that the banks had supplied misleading information about the quality of their loan book."?AND PIGS WILL FLY?

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

three little dogs: Written complaint to a Judge cost a man €17,500

three little dogs: Written complaint to a Judge cost a man €17,500: "Kevin Tracey asked Judge Deery, in order to avoid bias or the perception of bias, to have the matter taken out of the Circuit Court and transferred to the High Court with a jury, because the actions of another Circuit Court Judge, Michael White, would be central to the case."?JUDGE PAT MC CARTAN DUBLIN NORTH EAST?1978?

Public Inquiry · Who’s watching the watchers?

Public Inquiry · Who’s watching the watchers?: "Better still why dident the state take heed to what President Childers said in the 1970s,which was “if city life is to become GOOD in the future rather than EVIL people must become mutually and TOTALLY involved in the WELFARE and LIVES of their neighbours"?AS WE CAN SEE BY THE BAIL-OUT FOR IRL,THAT DIDENT HAPPEN?

Public Inquiry · Who’s watching the watchers?

Public Inquiry · Who’s watching the watchers?: "For instance if an original of a statment was available for the defence to peruse if it so wished ,it would appear to be the position that statments compiled by the state in a book of evidence may have substantical portions deleted ,such deletion may not be revealed and if discovered need not be explained?"

Public Inquiry · Who’s watching the watchers?

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

Transparency International - Ireland

Transparency International - Ireland: "Transparency International Ireland is the Irish chapter of the worldwide movement against corruption (defined as the abuse of entrusted power for private gain)."

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?'"

Public Inquiry · Who’s watching the watchers?

Public Inquiry · Who’s watching the watchers?: "Its not the legalities of legislation that makes justice its the equality that counts,one persons justice can be anothers tyranny,in fact Erskine Childers forecast todays society if you dont give dignity to communities you wont get it back,hopefully the next government will take note,slan"?

United Left Alliance launched at packed rally in Gresham Hotel | Joe Higgins.eu

United Left Alliance launched at packed rally in Gresham Hotel Joe Higgins.eu: "A new beginning in political representation for working people and the unemployed"NESSA CHILDERS ASKS THE QUESTION"WHAT HAPPENED THE HEALTH OF OUR DEMOCRACY"?WE NEVER HAD AN EQUAL-DEMOCRACY WHAT WE HAD(HAVE)(IS) WAS AN OLIGARCHY,AND SHE IS RIGHT WE DO NEED A NEW CONSTITUTION FOR OUR CHILDREN AND GRANDCHILDREN?A"PEOPLES ASSEMBLY?