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Saturday, April 30, 2011

The Irish Emigrant - Judge says Irish contractor who stole millions "a hero"

The Irish Emigrant - Judge says Irish contractor who stole millions "a hero": "He eventually returned to the U.S. to help prosecutors to convict a host of "Top Officials" at the New York City District Council of Carpenters."?

Setting the record straight after scapegoating of civil servants - The Irish Times - Sat, Apr 30, 2011

Setting the record straight after scapegoating of civil servants - The Irish Times - Sat, Apr 30, 2011: "In the first instance, Molloy claims that these recent reports reveal ongoing “appalling levels of incompetence and worse on the part of the public service”."?

Obama Tours Alabama Tornado Wreckage, Official Sees 'Hope' Amid Tragedy [PHOTOS]

Obama Tours Alabama Tornado Wreckage, Official Sees 'Hope' Amid Tragedy [PHOTOS]: "All We Have Is Each Other"?

HSE chief to retain power, says Reilly - The Irish Times - Sat, Apr 30, 2011

HSE chief to retain power, says Reilly - The Irish Times - Sat, Apr 30, 2011: "Minister for Health James Reilly said that despite his decision to abolish the HSE board earlier this week and to become himself more "accountable" to the Dáil for how health services are run"?TO THE PUBLIC?

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Rachel Peavoy inquest returns verdict of death by misadventure · TheJournal

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Rachel Peavoy inquest returns verdict of death by misadventure · TheJournal: "'The Peavoy family has called for a public inquiry into Rachel’s death, which occurred on January 11 of last year amid heavy snow.'?"

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Minister admits some mental health hospitals should close - National News, Frontpage - Independent.ie

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Minister admits some mental health hospitals should close - National News, Frontpage - Independent.ie: "'A MINISTER admitted yesterday that some of the country's mental health hospitals were in an appalling condition and needed to be shut down.'"?

Drug overdose woman failed by health system, says mother | Irish Examiner

Drug overdose woman failed by health system, says mother Irish Examiner: "Her mother, Yvonne Byrne told the coroner she felt every system that should have been there failed her daughter, who was mentally ill for eight months."?OUR UNHEALTHY MENTAL HEALTH SYSTEM?

Friday, April 29, 2011

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

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Edit Comments ‹ Oconnellpadd13's Blog — WordPress: "'It appears that Brian Cowen wants his party f.f.to change their old ways and become more socially inclusive in order to “ENCOURAGE”community support,activism and move away from selfish materialism.[so says john lee of the irish mail on sunday]he also says that Mr Cowen is anxious to conduct a rapid overhaul of his partys IMAGE.Mr Cowen will outline his homespun vision of a socially inclusive Ireland where communities care for the most vulnerable in society.'?"

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Politicians oppose deal on judges' pensions - The Irish Times - Thu, Apr 28, 2011

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Politicians oppose deal on judges' pensions - The Irish Times - Thu, Apr 28, 2011: "'Socialist TD Joe Higgins expressed concern that an elite group like judges should have “privileged access to government” when ordinary people were being forced to endure the consequences of spending cuts.'?"

CONNECT TO MY ANGELS: Irish News, June 15, 1998

CONNECT TO MY ANGELS: Irish News, June 15, 1998: "'Neither the Department of Justice nor Deputy O'Keeffe would support a system similar to that in Britain where police must notify their superiors if they are purchasing property, moving residence or living with other people.'?"

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: January 2010

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: January 2010: "'Also indicted is Leroy King, the former chief executive officer of Antigua's Financial Services Regulatory Commission. King, accused of taking bribes from Stanford to overlook irregularities at his bank, is awaiting extradition to the United States. COULD OR WOULD THIS HAPPEN TO PATRICK NEARY?"AND THE REST OF THE GOLDEN CIRCLE?

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: January 2010

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: January 2010: "'The Bank of Ireland governor has flatly rejected a proposal by government minister Sean Haughey to hand over its historic former headquarters as a 'thank you' to the Irish people for the multi-billion bank bail-out.'"?

Public Inquiry · Who’s watching the watchers?

Public Inquiry · Who’s watching the watchers?: "Mr.Dillon made a lot of suggestions in his article which i repeat here.there should be as wide a spectrum of organisations and interests as possible,not just lawyers prison staff police ,but social workers prisoners rights organisations drug addicts anyone at all who has experience of the problems but also a persons point of view.all the dimensions of the causes and cures needs to be brought into the open.(now heres the serious bit)The "fact" that powerful forces intimately concerned with these problems do not at all want any general discussion of these issues,as any such discussion would inevitably focus on their inadequacies."?AS IT HAS DONE IN THE BANKING CRISIS?

Irish Institute of Hellenic Studies (IIHSA)

Irish Institute of Hellenic Studies (IIHSA): "Professor Dillon belongs to a family which over generations has contributed much to Irish public life and education. His father Myles Dillon was a renowned Celtic scholar. His uncle, James Dillon, was the popular and colourful politician, leader of Fine Gael and Minister for Agriculture. His grandfather was the famous Roscommon land reform "agitator", John Dillon, MP and last leader of the Irish Parliamentary Party."?

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: NEWS ABOUT GARDA OMBUDSMAN - VICTIMS OF THE STATE

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: NEWS ABOUT GARDA OMBUDSMAN - VICTIMS OF THE STATE: "THAT AND THAT ALONE,WOULD BE THE FITTING TRIBUTE TO GERRY RYANS LIFE."?

Cree Indian Prophesy

Cree Indian Prophesy: "The leaders of the people would be chosen in the old way - not by their political party, or who could speak the loudest, boast the most, or by name calling or mud slinging, but by those whose actions spoke the loudest. Those who demonstrated their love, wisdom and courage and those who showed that they could and did work for the good of all, would be chosen as the leaders"?

Public Inquiry · Rebellion: Sooner rather later

Public Inquiry · Rebellion: Sooner rather later: "Iceland, a country of fewer than 400,000 souls, also had a banking crisis. Little Iceland arrested the politicians and bankers responsible for the collapse, and put them in prison. And they’re not finished. More arrests both inside and outside Iceland are imminent."?

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Obama Administration to Require Contractor Campaign Disclosures

Obama Administration to Require Contractor Campaign Disclosures: "President 'believes very strongly that taxpayers deserve to know whether or not the contractors that their money is going to...how they are spending their money and how they are spending in terms of political campaigns.'"?

Students march for First Nations equality

Students march for First Nations equality: "A smattering of portables were installed as a temporary solution, but "years of neglect" have not been kind to them. Some have no heat, forcing students to wear winter coats inside."?

Politicians oppose deal on judges' pensions - The Irish Times - Thu, Apr 28, 2011

Politicians oppose deal on judges' pensions - The Irish Times - Thu, Apr 28, 2011: "Socialist TD Joe Higgins expressed concern that an elite group like judges should have “privileged access to government” when ordinary people were being forced to endure the consequences of spending cuts."?

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

One Morning in Trust » befriending, social and health service » Trust Ireland

One Morning in Trust » befriending, social and health service » Trust Ireland: "Alice Leahy, director and co-founder of Trust, explained why this man and others wanted to tell their stories. They get rare opportunities to speak their minds"?

Pleas expected in Cape gambling case that triggered federal corruption probe

Pleas expected in Cape gambling case that triggered federal corruption probe: "The Globe, citing people with direct knowledge of the investigation, reported in April 2010 that the State Police probe of Hart had sparked a new investigation into O’Keefe. It was launched after a relative of Hart’s made a comment on a wiretap that triggered concerns for investigators that the district attorney may have protected illegal gamblers in the past."?

AFP: Costa Rican ex-president found guilty of corruption

AFP: Costa Rican ex-president found guilty of corruption: "A Costa Rican court sentenced former president Miguel Angel Rodriguez to five years in prison Wednesday after finding him guilty of taking bribes from French telecoms giant Alcatel."?

Public Inquiry · A dishonest and cowardly betrayal of the Irish people

Public Inquiry · A dishonest and cowardly betrayal of the Irish people: "Sections two and three of the public meeting held by Transparency International Ireland demonstrated the divide between those serving within our corrupt political system and those who are the victims of that system."?

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Public Inquiry · Be very afraid

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Public Inquiry · Be very afraid: "'Be what you are and not what i would have you be,for the you that i want would not be you but a stranger to me and all i hold true,for their are none better than you are now or could ever hope to be ,fortune shines on those who are themselves and not the “PROJECTED IMAGE”of the desires of others'?"

Cityboy, Geraint Anderson

Cityboy, Geraint Anderson: "That’s why my ex-colleagues still in banking breathed a collective sigh of relief a few weeks ago when the Government once again delayed the implementation of the Bribery Act that was due to come into effect this month"?

Tunisia triggers copycat suicides - Africa - Al Jazeera English

Tunisia triggers copycat suicides - Africa - Al Jazeera English: "The Tunisian protests that brought down Ben Ali, who had been president for 23 years, erupted after the suicide of 26-year-old Mohammed Bouazizi, who set himself on fire on December 17 because police seized his grocery cart, saying he didn't have the proper permit to sell produce"?

Public Inquiry · Who’s watching the watchers?

Public Inquiry · Who’s watching the watchers?: "When Mr.Mills"ombudsman" was in office as with Ms O' Reilly and she still having some clout maybe some day they can explain to me why nothing constructive or practical was ever done about as far as im concerned very valid complaints that affected my family unit over many many years."?

Michael Mills - Obituaries, Frontpage - Independent.ie

Michael Mills - Obituaries, Frontpage - Independent.ie: "For as Bishop Eamonn Walsh noted on Wednesday at the removal service, truth in the news also exemplified his approach to journalism. Michael upheld the highest reporting standards because, as his son Kieran reminded mourners, his loyalty was to his judgement and to his principles, rather than to any institution or cause."?THE"REAL"REASONS PROJECT?

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Ian Bailey’s bid to get Garda files adjourned | Irish Examiner

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Ian Bailey’s bid to get Garda files adjourned Irish Examiner: "Mr Bailey wants the state to provide discovery of all documents, reports, records, statements, notes and memoranda of interviews generated by gardaí in their investigation'"?

Reform proposals don’t target corruption « politicalreform.ie

Reform proposals don’t target corruption « politicalreform.ie: "The grant of a small number of casino licences is an invitation to corruption"?

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Curtin v Clerk of Dáil Éireann [SCIre]

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Curtin v Clerk of Dáil Éireann [SCIre]: ".'YES INDEED WHO THINKS UP SUCH LAWS TO PROTECT THE WELL PROTECTED?"

Death threats haunt CRA officials involved in corruption probe | FAIR

Death threats haunt CRA officials involved in corruption probe FAIR: "The Canada Revenue Agency has been rocked by death threats against senior investigators who have been probing allegations of corruption against former auditors at the federal tax-collection agency, police said."?

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

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

Seanad Éireann - Volume 110 - 20 November, 1985 - Report on Prison Reform: Motion.: "I recall, as a member of the MacBride Committee of Inquiry into the Penal System in Ireland, criticising the narrowness of the terms of reference particularly "the omission from the terms of reference of the causes of crime".?

Irish Criminology Research Network

Irish Criminology Research Network: "We welcome papers which highlight the interconnections or tension between social science research and young people’s lives within contexts including the family, education and the criminal justice system."?PUBLIC INQUIRY(IRISH CORRUPTION)?

Seanad Eireann - 20/Nov/1985 Report on Prison Reform: Motion.

Seanad Eireann - 20/Nov/1985 Report on Prison Reform: Motion.: "It has been very difficult to assemble case histories of the experience of prison. It has been very difficult altogether to put together life histories of the effects of prison.?"

Dáil Eireann - 24/May/1978 Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Young Persons in Adult Prisons.

Dáil Eireann - 24/May/1978 Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Young Persons in Adult Prisons.: "In all cases where a boy or girl between 15 and 17 years of age is committed to prison, the warrant from the court must include a certificate that the boy or girl is of so unruly [1695] a character that he/she cannot be detained in a place of detention or a certificate that he/she is so depraved a character that he/she is not a fit person to be so detained. A total of 377 boys and 119 girls in this age group were so committed to prison between 1966 and 1977. Of the total committed it is estimated that approximately half were between 15 and 16 years of age."?

Dáil Eireann - 29/Jun/1960 Criminal Justice Bill, 1960—Second Stage (Resumed).

Dáil Eireann - 29/Jun/1960 Criminal Justice Bill, 1960—Second Stage (Resumed).: "Naturally the prison is under the control of the Governor and the Deputy Governor, and if the conditions which are said in this document to exist did in fact exist, then neither the Governor nor the Deputy Governor would be fitted to hold his position"?

Dáil Eireann - 01/Jun/1960 Committee on Finance. - Vote 23—Office of the Minister for Justice.

Dáil Eireann - 01/Jun/1960 Committee on Finance. - Vote 23—Office of the Minister for Justice.: "Over the 24 years not a single one of these committees ever reported."?

Joan Burton calls for bailout inquiry - RTÉ News

Joan Burton calls for bailout inquiry - RTÉ News: "Her comments follow former Minister for Finance Brian Lenihan's remarks in a BBC radio documentary, that the European Central Bank 'FORCED' Ireland to take the bailout."?

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: 'It Just Takes One Man'

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

Gay marriage: Proposition 8 supporters say ruling should be voided because judge is in a same-sex relationship - latimes.com

Gay marriage: Proposition 8 supporters say ruling should be voided because judge is in a same-sex relationship - latimes.com: "In another jab at the federal judge who ruled against Proposition 8, sponsors of the gay marriage initiative asked a district court Monday to set aside the ruling on the grounds the judge was in a long-term same-sex relationship that posed a conflict of interest."?

Singing praises of 'forgotten patriot' who wrote anthem - National News, Frontpage - Independent.ie

Singing praises of 'forgotten patriot' who wrote anthem - National News, Frontpage - Independent.ie: "Patrick was buried in an unmarked grave in a cemetery in Drumcondra. He really was the forgotten patriot.'"?

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: ENCOURAGECHANGE.: ENCOURAGECHANGE.: ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Ex-RUC officers tell of Chesney pursuit - The Irish Times - Fri, Aug 27, 2010

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: ENCOURAGECHANGE.: ENCOURAGECHANGE.: ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Ex-RUC officers tell of Chesney pursuit - The Irish Times - Fri, Aug 27, 2010: "Statement'READ MY LIPS,THERE IS NO 'PROACTIVE ADVOCACY' FOR CERTAIN PROFOUNDLY DEAF PEOPLE IN IRELAND?'THE REASONS PROJECT?JUSTICE DELAYED IS JUSTICE DENIED?''NOW MARCH 2011?'FROM 2003 to 2011?DISMAYED?"

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Former Education Ministers 'not made aware' of abuse

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Former Education Ministers 'not made aware' of abuse: "'Among the serious cases of abuse between the start of the 1980s and the late '90s was that of convicted paedophile Donal Dunne, as well instances of physical and sexual abuse at St Joseph's school for deaf boys in Cabra.'"?

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Commission on Child Abuse Report Published - Bock The Robber

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Commission on Child Abuse Report Published - Bock The Robber: "These documents reveal a persistent failure on the part of school Authorities to protect children from bullying and abuse.'MICHAEL MC DOWELL,FINIAN MC GRATH."?

Deaf victims end 40-year silence on child sex abuse | Society | The Observer

Deaf victims end 40-year silence on child sex abuse Society The Observer: "Until today, "this story has remained a secret". Some fear it is just the tip of something much uglier and that the abuse of deaf children across the country is far more widespread."?

Child abuse monster Father Brendan Smyth ruined my life | Irish News | IrishCentral

Child abuse monster Father Brendan Smyth ruined my life Irish News IrishCentral: "Helen McGonigle, 48, was just six years old when Father Brendan Smyth, a notorious sex offender from Co. Cavan, first abused her"?

Monday, April 25, 2011

IPRT welcomes landmark report on prison accountability | Irish Penal Reform Trust (IPRT)

IPRT welcomes landmark report on prison accountability Irish Penal Reform Trust (IPRT): "Some of the most disturbing findings of this report and of the Irish Prison Service report which it refers to were that a significant number of incidents where prisoners suffered serious injuries "did not lead to effective investigations" within the prison or by the Garda, and that the failure to address this problem was leading to “the beginning of a culture of impunity, advantage of which is being taken by a group of staff”"?

Justice officials warned garda union over O’Boyce speech | The Post

Justice officials warned garda union over O’Boyce speech The Post: "At a Garda graduation ceremony in Templemore last Thursday, Murphy said that ‘‘gratuitous comments about corruption’’ were not appropriate for a Garda representative organisation to make."?TO QUOTE RONAN O REILLY IN TODAYS IRISH DAILY MAIL(25/4/2011)"THEY MUST TAKE US FOR COMPLETE MUGS"UNQUOTE.PICTURE THIS SCENARIO,YOU JUST WENT INTO A PUB TO SEE A FRIEND HE WANTED A LEND OF YOUR VAN FOR HALF AN HOUR ,YOU DECIDE TO HAVE ONE PINT WHILE YOU ARE WAITING FOR HIM TO COME BACK,YOUR HALF WAY THROUGH YOUR DRINK WHEN SOMEONE YOU KNOW COMES IN SHOUTING FOR HELP AS HE IS BEEN ATTACKED BY TWO PEOPLE,NOBODY IS MOVING YOU FINISH YOUR DRINK AND SAY COME ON I WILL GO WITH YOU,AS YOU GO OUT THE DOOR YOUR FRIEND PULLS UP OUTSIDE AND YOU SAY GIVE US A LIFT TO THE PERSONS FLAT WHO IS LOOKING FOR HELP WHICH IS ONLY A FEW SECONDS AWAY.ENTER HALLWAY OF BUILDING TO THIS FLAT AND INSIDE ARE THE TWO ALLEGED ASSAILANTS AND A GARDA,BOTH SIDES ARE ACCUSING THE OTHER OF ASSAULT, ENTER TWO GENTS WHO YOU CAN SEE HAD A GOOD FEW ON THEM,THEY CALL ONE OF THE UNIFORMED GUARDS OUTSIDE HE COMES BACK IN AND SAYS WHO OWNS THE VAN OUTSIDE,I SAY I DO HE SAYS COME OUTSIDE THE TWO WELL OILED GENTS SAY THE UNIFORMED GUARD IS DOING YOU FOR DRUNK DRIVING.TO MAKE A LONG STORY SHORT(WHICH WENT ON FOR YEARS)WE ALL WALKED TO THE GARDA STATION I WAS DULY SEARCHED AND PUT IN A CELL,THE DOCTOR CAME AND I WAS ASKED FOR A SAMPLE I TOLD THE DOCTOR I WAS NOT REFUSING TO GIVE A SAMPLE BUT I WOULD ONLY DO SO WHEN THE TWO WELL OILED MEN(DETECTIVES)GAVE A SAMPLE.MY FRIEND WAITED HOURS FOR ME TO BE RELEASED TO GIVE ME MY KEYS BACK I DROVE HOME BUT THAT INCIDENT COST ME YEARS OF AGGRO.YOU COULD SAY ITS ON THE NET BUT"IN CODE"?AS IS A LOT OF OTHER SIMILAR INCIDENTS?WHOS WATCHING THE WATCHERS?

Martin tackles gangs on use of violence - National News, Frontpage - Independent.ie

Martin tackles gangs on use of violence - National News, Frontpage - Independent.ie: "'They feel that violence or economic power puts them in control, that they can control the lives of others as they wish.'"?

Sharon Grace Memorial

Sharon Grace Memorial: "This web site has been set up in the memory of Sharon Grace and her daughters Mikahla and Abby, who died in a tragic drowning in Co. Wexford in 2005."

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Long Form Decisions, Office of the Information Commissioner, Ireland

Long Form Decisions, Office of the Information Commissioner, Ireland: "Whether the HSE's decision to refuse access to records of a psychiatric nature relating to the applicant was justified under Sections 21, 23 and 28 of the FOI Act."?

Ombudsman's speeches, Office of the Ombudsman

Ombudsman's speeches, Office of the Ombudsman: "The core function of the Ombudsman is to protect the individuals who avail of the public services from unfair, unsound and unjust actions on the part of those who are entrusted to deliver those same services. The Ombudsman seeks to ensure that individuals availing of those services are treated with dignity, respect and sensitivity, and that complaints from individuals or their families are handled in a proper, fair and understanding manner."?YEAH RIGHT?

'You'll get nothing when we're in power,' Fine Gael TD tells garda (Page 8) - Current Affairs - Forums - QueerID

'You'll get nothing when we're in power,' Fine Gael TD tells garda (Page 8) - Current Affairs - Forums - QueerID: "Commissioner Murphy said the issue was dealt with by the local Garda Superintendent at the time and he said he accepted his handling of the matter"?

Assistant garda commissioner accused of assault

Assistant garda commissioner accused of assault: "Byrne had been appointed to oversee an internal investigation after a garda made a number of serious allegations against his colleagues in the Cavan/ Monaghan area."?GHOST STORIES?

More tales from a wounded hidden Ireland - Indymedia Ireland

More tales from a wounded hidden Ireland - Indymedia Ireland: "Yet now judges are describing him as a serial 'self-serving liar'(7) and serious questions are being asked about the true nature of the "secret" arrangements that were made with the Department of Justice."?TH GREY HAIRED MEN?

Gene Kerrigan: Nothing at all has changed, nor will it - Gene Kerrigan, Columnists - Independent.ie

Gene Kerrigan: Nothing at all has changed, nor will it - Gene Kerrigan, Columnists - Independent.ie: "Which is most annoying? The fact that Colm Doherty got three million euro when he left the top job in AIB? Or the outrage some people now pretend to feel about this? Mr Doherty, of course, is a handy distraction -- 'Oh, look at the greedy banker!'"?

Shane Ross: Nyberg led inside bank job - Shane Ross, Columnists - Independent.ie

Shane Ross: Nyberg led inside bank job - Shane Ross, Columnists - Independent.ie: "First, find a Finn. Then fly him into Dublin. Give him a whole pile of money, a cheque book and ask him to write a report about where the Irish banks went wrong."?

Whistle Blower V Orwellian Media - VICTIMS OF THE STATE

Whistle Blower V Orwellian Media - VICTIMS OF THE STATE: "Any person of the general public who has experienced a blackout of their complaint from the so called investigative independent process authorities that is suppossedly in place to provide a transparent and honest service should urgently visit the link below and read same in their own time."?

Irish Politics, Current Affairs and Magazine Archive - Politico.ie | Accounting for Charles Haughey - Finances and Frozen Assets

Irish Politics, Current Affairs and Magazine Archive - Politico.ie Accounting for Charles Haughey - Finances and Frozen Assets: "Investigations into financial contributions received from the late Captain Rogers and of any possible benefits obtained in return appear to be outside the remit of the Moriarty Tribunal."?

February 6th Peggy Flynn – Dalkey 6/2/1966

February 6th Peggy Flynn – Dalkey 6/2/1966: "Although there were many holes in his story, he was brought to trial in Dublin in a case where the only real evidence against him was his own confession. That wasn’t good enough for the jury, who found him not guilty, thus putting the murder of Peggy Flynn back into the file marked “Unsolved.”"?

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Social Media and Social Change at NCMR 2011

Gilmore in grab for more power - National News, Frontpage - Independent.ie

Gilmore in grab for more power - National News, Frontpage - Independent.ie: "The Tanaiste is creating an entire structure in Government Buildings to implement his own agenda."?

"ENCOURAGECHANGE"paddoconnell8@gmail.com: Group wants cash to fight 'Godless' treaty - National News, Frontpage - Independent.ie

http://encouragechange.blogspot.com/2009/08/group-wants-cash-to-fight-godless.html: "OUR POLITICTIANS ARE VERY POOR EXAMPLES FOR INSPIRATION."?

The Law That Never Was -- The Fraud of Income & Social Security Tax -- The Golden Key

The Law That Never Was -- The Fraud of Income & Social Security Tax -- The Golden Key: "This material contains the evidence of malpractice and fraud by attorneys, judges and politicians."?

'People value honest work done by a civil servant'

'People value honest work done by a civil servant': "Our aim is to strengthen the legislative framework, revamp administrative practices and procedures, and fast track a systemic response to fighting corruption. A group of ministers is looking into the legal and administrative measures that can be taken in this regard. The group has a wide-ranging mandate and I expect its recommendations to be available very soon. A committee of ministers and representatives of civil society is at work to finalise the draft of the Lok Pal Bill, which we hope to be able to introduce during the monsoon session of Parliament. Two bills relating to judicial accountability and protection of whistle blowers have already been introduced in Parliament. We will soon ratify the United Nations Convention on Corruption"?

James Downey: Nyberg has left us to find the 'unknowns' ourselves - Analysis, Opinion - Independent.ie

James Downey: Nyberg has left us to find the 'unknowns' ourselves - Analysis, Opinion - Independent.ie: "He must have had a shock when he found himself in a country devoid of all principles and standards and ruled for 14 years, so far as any foreigner can see, by a bunch of idiots."?

Conlan gave personal guarantees of €127.5m on AIB loans - Irish, Business - Independent.ie

Conlan gave personal guarantees of €127.5m on AIB loans - Irish, Business - Independent.ie: "Bank gave total of €313m to developer and his companies"?

Maya Soetoro-Ng and the Gift of Belonging | Articles | Discover Nikkei

Maya Soetoro-Ng and the Gift of Belonging Articles Discover Nikkei: "Instill in them strength, confidence, and most of all, a strong sense of "self". Nobody articulated this sentiment quite like Maya Soetoro-Ng."?

Kirchner administrations lack “true political will” to eradicate corruption — MercoPress

Kirchner administrations lack “true political will” to eradicate corruption — MercoPress: "According to a report sent to Gonzales, “corruption has spread all over the judicial branch and in the police, and it even gets to politics,” adding that the government lacks a “true will” to eradicate it."?

Friday, April 22, 2011

"The petty tyranny of the Irish gentry was the root cause for the trouble that broke out in the 18th century; they were ignorant, oppressive landlords, frequently absentees from their estates, whose main interest was the pursuit of leisure or political intrigue. They were greedy landlords and varied terms of leases as well as racking up rents."?

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights: "Rebellion Against Tyranny"?

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Lijit | paddoconnell

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Lijit paddoconnell: 'The point he is making is that Jesus father had in fact a higher 'Social'status than a mere carpenter that 'Enabled'him to better educate his son.he goes on to state 'If Jesus was the son of a poor intinerant carpenter with some'Radical'ideas,"nobody would have been concerned about what he said".But because Jesus was trained to become the most educated Jew of his time ,it gave him the chance to exert extradodinary 'Influence'and let him get away with 'Acts'that the normal(ordinary joe soap)Jews would have been'Imprisoned'or chastised for.Jesus enjoyed social'Privileges'unavailable to an 'uneducated'intinerant"?

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

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

DPP out of step with abuse victims | Irish Examiner

DPP out of step with abuse victims Irish Examiner: "For the women who were systematically groomed, abused and raped by this supposed pillar of the local community, the DPP’s failure to take on any of these cases is not just frustrating or anger inducing, it just does not make sense. Top ranking gardaí who viewed the files before they went to Dublin all thought they were 'rock solid', as did any lawyers involved with the cases. Yet, time after time, the same conclusion is flung at them and still Father B walks around his local town, sniggering at their hurt and anger."?THE"REAL"REASONS PROJECT?

We’re being robbed by our supposed protectors | David McWilliams

We’re being robbed by our supposed protectors David McWilliams: "We’re being robbed by our supposed protectors"?

Archbishop: make the rich and powerful help the poor - Telegraph

Archbishop: make the rich and powerful help the poor - Telegraph: "Political leaders, the rich and the powerful should be required by law to spend time each year helping the poor and needy, the Archbishop of Canterbury suggested yesterday."?

Is Capitalism Failing the Middle Class? Nobel Laureate's Working Paper Seems to Indicate So | Benzinga.com

Is Capitalism Failing the Middle Class? Nobel Laureate's Working Paper Seems to Indicate So Benzinga.com: "Globalization, inflation, wage stagnation, and the growing income inequality"?

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Public Inquiry · The State

Public Inquiry · The State: "Specifically, I wanted to know if there was any legal/legislative obligation on the part of civil servants or politicians to implement the will of the people as a result of a referendum."?

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Memories of life in Mountjoy Prison.

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Memories of life in Mountjoy Prison.: "'The Middle Classes Rarely(IF EVER) Found Themselves Exposed To Prison Life'?"

Public lecture on mental health a big success - Local - Offaly Express

Public lecture on mental health a big success - Local - Offaly Express: "“It shows that there’s a genuine need among the public for information and support with managing their mental health and that of their families,’"?

CNS STORY: Church, society still lag in help, welcome to those with mental illness

CNS STORY: Church, society still lag in help, welcome to those with mental illness: "But when his daughter was hospitalized for mental illness 20 years ago, he said, 'no one came to the door.'"?

Waterford Today - Free workshop to help people manage their mental health

Waterford Today - Free workshop to help people manage their mental health: "The difficult economic climate of the past two years has put enormous pressure on everyone and unfortunately some people find it more difficult to cope than others. The symptoms of stress-related pressure can manifest themselves in both people's personal lives and in the workplace."?

Motorist refuses to pay fine in gesture of ‘civil disobedience’ | Irish Examiner

Motorist refuses to pay fine in gesture of ‘civil disobedience’ Irish Examiner: "A MAN who refused to pay a speeding fine in what he called 'a gesture of civil disobedience' against a state he believed was acting as 'a slush fund to pay gangster bankers' has escaped censure for his act of defiance."?BLESS YOU DES BUT WHAT TOOK YOU SO LONG TO RELIASE WHAT IS GOING ON IN THIS COUNTRY?

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Padd O'connell

Padd O'connell: "I hope every politictian and their canvassers who call to peoples doors in the 2011 election are made aware of the criminal neglect by the state and society as a whole in the tragic unncessary death of a young mother Rachel Peavoy."?

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Hypothermia death: Calls to switch on heat ‘ignored’ | Irish Examiner

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Hypothermia death: Calls to switch on heat ‘ignored’ Irish Examiner: "By quoting the'LAW'under section 30 of the coroners act, part of that act is 'how'did a person die"?

The Real Scandal: Carson's Alleged Actions are Legal | FAIR

The Real Scandal: Carson's Alleged Actions are Legal FAIR: "His alleged secret lobbying is legal."?WHICH MAKES YOU WONDER WHO THE "LAWS"ARE REALLY THOUGHT UP FOR,AS CAN BE SEEN HERE IN IRELAND?

UPDATE: Irish Banking Report Says Many To Blame For Crash - WSJ.com

UPDATE: Irish Banking Report Says Many To Blame For Crash - WSJ.com: "The report therefore does not name names, he said"???????

Montreal Canada Revenue Agency corruption 'widespread': source | FAIR

Montreal Canada Revenue Agency corruption 'widespread': source FAIR: "An informer told police that a construction businessman had been paying off a manager at the revenue agency, according to court documents. The informant said the manager was helping the company avoid taxes."?

Ouimet to testify along with AG on AG's scathing report | FAIR

Ouimet to testify along with AG on AG's scathing report FAIR: "'We have a very interesting situation where we've got two agents of Parliament with completely opposite views. Obviously Madame Ouimet seemed to be saying that everything seemed to be perfectly fine in her office. Then we've got the Auditor General saying that things were in a completely different state of affairs, a much worse state of affairs,' said Conservative MP Andrew Saxton (North Vancouver, B.C.), Parliamentary secretary to Treasury Board President Stockwell Day (Okanagan-Coquihalla, B.C.)."?

Documents suggest integrity watchdog too close with top civil servants, ministers | FAIR

Documents suggest integrity watchdog too close with top civil servants, ministers FAIR: "The watchdog created to independently investigate allegations of wrongdoing within government appears to have a cosy relationship with top bureaucrats and cabinet ministers."?

PM seeks RCMP probe on ex-advisor | FAIR

PM seeks RCMP probe on ex-advisor FAIR: "Harper was moved to call in the RCMP after receiving information that Bruce Carson, who worked in the Prime Minster's Office as a senior advisor as recently as 2009, was boasting to potential corporate clients about his close connections to Harper"?

Why good organizations do bad things to good people | FAIR

Why good organizations do bad things to good people FAIR: "Virtually absent from the discussion were two very important groups of people: the whistleblowers whose cases were routinely rejected under Ouimet's leadership; and the alleged wrongdoers who she so effectively shielded from investigation."?

Whistleblowers on AFP corruption urged to surrender wealth amassed in anomalies - INQUIRER.net, Philippine News for Filipinos

Whistleblowers on AFP corruption urged to surrender wealth amassed in anomalies - INQUIRER.net, Philippine News for Filipinos: "A ranking official of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) has slammed military personnel who recently exposed massive corruption in the military, saying the so-called whistleblowers were only trying to evade responsibility for participating in the anomalies."?

Doherty pay-off 'a hammer blow to ordinary banking staff' | Irish Examiner

Doherty pay-off 'a hammer blow to ordinary banking staff' Irish Examiner: "He was awarded a €3m golden handshake despite the struggling bank needing State aid of almost €20bn."?AND THE REST?

Solicitor quits over 'corruption in judiciary'

Solicitor quits over 'corruption in judiciary': "A solicitor announced in court today that he has finished practising law claiming there was 'corruption' in the judiciary.Solicitor Martin Coen had been vacating a hearing date for a client at the Dublin District Court, in the Criminal Courts of Justice complex in the city centre"?

Monday, April 18, 2011

INTERIGHTS - Rantsev v. Cyprus and Russia

INTERIGHTS - Rantsev v. Cyprus and Russia: "Rantsev v Cyprus and Russia"

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

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Director’s Blog Irish Penal Reform Trust (IPRT): "THE TRUE AND ONLY 'CAUSE'OF CRIME?ENGINEERED BY THE GREY HAIRED MEN?"

The ‘Subsidy’: How a Handful of Merrill Lynch Bankers Helped Blow Up Their Own Firm - ProPublica

The ‘Subsidy’: How a Handful of Merrill Lynch Bankers Helped Blow Up Their Own Firm - ProPublica: "One former executive called it bribery. The group was being compensated for how much it took, not whether it made money."?

Independent bank bonus probe urged - National News, Breaking News - Independent.ie

Independent bank bonus probe urged - National News, Breaking News - Independent.ie: "We believe this matter should be referred to an independent regulatory authority for re-examination and if there is evidence of any irregularity the matter should be re-investigated and the findings referred to the appropriate authority,' he said."?AT LONG LAST?

Moody's downgrades Irish banks to junk - Telegraph

Moody's downgrades Irish banks to junk - Telegraph: "Explaining its reasons for classifying all Irish bank debt as junk, Moody’s said it was a result of “the reduction in the level of systemic support embedded in our deposit ratings”, as well as the “removal of systemic support from the unguaranteed senior unsecured debt”."?

True Finns set for government, see EU bailout changes | Reuters

True Finns set for government, see EU bailout changes Reuters: "'Of course there will have to be changes,'"?

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

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

Shatter confident of securing funds for policing state visits | Irish Examiner

Shatter confident of securing funds for policing state visits Irish Examiner: "The minister made the comment while attending the 33rd annual Garda Representative Association (GRA) conference in Westport, Co Mayo. He declined to comment on the cost of the operations next month, which GRA general secretary PJ Stone said could hit €25m and couldn’t be borne from the already constricted Garda budget."?

Gardaí want 'mollycoddled' Reserve abolished - RTÉ News

Gardaí want 'mollycoddled' Reserve abolished - RTÉ News: "Members of the GRA said full-time gardaí have been 'babysitting' the part-time reservists, who have to be 'mollycoddled' and looked after by 'real' gardaí."?

Gene Kerrigan: Who knew telling the truth was sedition? 02.05.10

Gene Kerrigan: Who knew telling the truth was sedition? 02.05.10: "The Government,” said Garda O’Boyce, “has mismanaged the wealth of this country for more than a decade by allowing our assets to be plundered and robbed by bankers and speculators.” Having given it some consideration, there’s just one word in that sentence with which I’d quibble. It’s the word “allowing”. The Government didn’t allow bankers and speculators to gamble with our futures, it relentlessly encouraged them. I’d go a bit further — I’d say that various media stars, academics and economists also bear responsibility for the debacle. They mindlessly cheered on the reckless greed and attacked anyone who dared urge caution. (The opposition parties, too, were imprudent. They swallowed the philosophy of greed and offered no alternative. Their priority was trying to get a few state cars under their own arses.)"

Association of Garda Sergeants and Inspectors to meet in Limerick - Newstalk.ie

Association of Garda Sergeants and Inspectors to meet in Limerick - Newstalk.ie: "Sergeants and Inspectors also want to see a change in the rules to allow them do “nixers” in their spare time."?

SpringerLink - Gender Issues, Volume 18, Number 1

SpringerLink - Gender Issues, Volume 18, Number 1: "The results of the analysis reported add to our general understanding of the problem of intimate partner violence, in that the relative proportions of females and males killing intimate partners were similar along at least three important dimensions"?

Donaghmede, Dublin: Woman In Critical Condition Following Serious Stabbing Incident In Her Home « Citizen's Free Press Ireland: News Line

Donaghmede, Dublin: Woman In Critical Condition Following Serious Stabbing Incident In Her Home « Citizen's Free Press Ireland: News Line: "The victim, a solicitor in her mid-40s, is in a critical but stable condition in Beaumont Hospital, after she received multiple stab wounds in an attack in her home just before midnight last night."?

Public Inquiry · Unanswered questions

Public Inquiry · Unanswered questions: "It was the stories u heard that only many years later made some kind of sense ,for instance i cant recall the exactdate but a Peggy Flynn who had just come back from lourdes(she was supposed to be a prostitute)was found murdered on sandycove beach"?

Charlie Haughey movie coming to a screen near you | Irish News | IrishCentral

Charlie Haughey movie coming to a screen near you Irish News IrishCentral: "Movie rights to Kevin O’Connor’s best selling book ‘Sweetie – How Haughey Spent The Money’ have just been snapped up.?"

Saturday, April 16, 2011

FRANCES BLACK - SINGS AT PROTEST MARCH DUBLIN AGAINST AUSTERITY PLAN 27 ...

REM Everybody Hurts

John Farnham - You're The Voice (lyrics)

forgotten families « Sprit2008′s Weblog

forgotten families « Sprit2008′s Weblog: "FORGOTTEN FAMILIES?THE LIBERTIES?

Hello world! « Sprit2008′s Weblog

Hello world! « Sprit2008′s Weblog: "On the 27th jan 1900 Patrick Hand was born to John and Susan Hand (nee cox)in no 8 Cumberland St South(trinity dublin).In 1901 John and Susan Hand had four children Matthew aged 7 Hugh aged 5 susan aged 3 and my grandfather to be Patrick aged 1.Also in 1911 at 10 Marks Alley John and Christina Lee(nee keegan)had 5 children 3 living, Mary aged 6 my future grandmother “on my mothers side”Christina aged 3 and Catherine no age given,Catherine Keegan aged 31 was Christina’s sister they were fruit and flower dealers.In no 6 Marks Alley also 1911 Patrick and Ellen Connell had 5 children 2 living Thomas aged 15 Ellen aged 7 my future Grandmother on my fathers side.I will update this information when i get my Great-Grandfathers wife(Ellen)single name.I suppose our DNA is made up from all these people including the unknown father of my Father?"

Hello world! « Sprit2008′s Weblog

Hello world! « Sprit2008′s Weblog

Friday, April 15, 2011

Irish Politics, Current Affairs and Magazine Archive - Politico.ie | Forces that shaped white-collar betrayal

Irish Politics, Current Affairs and Magazine Archive - Politico.ie 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?"

Andrew Madden: Archdiocese of Dublin – Safeguarding Children

Andrew Madden: Archdiocese of Dublin – Safeguarding Children: "I note that it is practice in the Dublin Archdiocese to report ‘all child protection concerns to the HSE and An Garda Siochana’"?WHATS THE POINT IF THERE IS NO FOLLOW UP?HEATHER ALEXANDER.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

The Beano The Iveagh Play Centre Web Best

Voices - The Liberties,Dublin

Dublin City Flats (5th Video)

Irish Politics, Current Affairs and Magazine Archive - Politico.ie | The Dunnes - the inside story of a criminal family

Irish Politics, Current Affairs and Magazine Archive - Politico.ie The Dunnes - the inside story of a criminal family: "The industrial schools catered for boys up to the age of 16, and were run by religious orders, mainly by Christian Brothers. without State assistance. They were custodial centres in which orphans, school truants and boys with criminal convictions were all locked up together. They were known for the constant use of violence."?

St Teresa’s Gardens, Dublin | Sinn Féin backs community 100% | An Phoblacht

St Teresa’s Gardens, Dublin Sinn Féin backs community 100% An Phoblacht: "Government neglect causes call for demolition and regeneration"?

Dolphin’s Barn in human rights move | Irish Examiner

Dolphin’s Barn in human rights move Irish Examiner: "RESIDENTS in Dublin’s Dolphins Barn, who claim they are living with health-threatening damp, mould and sewage, are to have their case heard before an unprecedented human rights commission panel."?

Living with state dereliction in St Michael's: local community rejects privatisation of their homes - Indymedia Ireland

Living with state dereliction in St Michael's: local community rejects privatisation of their homes - Indymedia Ireland: "Originally Richmond Barracks during English rule, it was given over to the new Free State Army in 1923. In the 1940's the Army moved out and the land was given to Dublin Corporation (now Dublin City Council). Around this time the area was known as "Keogh Square", which was primarily composed of tenements, and had the name of being a slum on the city fringe"?

Irish Politics, Current Affairs and Magazine Archive - Politico.ie | Payback main reason for political donations

Irish Politics, Current Affairs and Magazine Archive - Politico.ie Payback main reason for political donations: "But, that aside, we are asked to believe that the Supreme Court would accept the proposition that rich people are free to support parties that represent their interests, by donations either from themselves individually or through their corporations, and thereby bias the political system in their favour."?

The Department of Justice: Indicting Immigrants, Ignoring Wall Street Crooks | The Smirking Chimp

The Department of Justice: Indicting Immigrants, Ignoring Wall Street Crooks The Smirking Chimp: "If you're a banker who bought your estate with the millions you made from mortgage fraud, relax. The Justice Department isn't looking for you. But if you're an illegal immigrant who's working on that banker's estate, look out. The Department of Justice is ignoring your boss and devoting most of its resources to catching you."?

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: John Devane - Controversial and outspoken Limerick solicitor - Limerick Independent News

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

Scandal of illiteracy - The Irish Times - Thu, Apr 14, 2011

Scandal of illiteracy - The Irish Times - Thu, Apr 14, 2011: "The great bulk of juvenile offenders are illiterate. And while being unable to read does not make you a criminal, it is a sure-fire recipe for unemployment and social deprivation."?ITS STRUCTURED THAT WAY BY THE POWERS THAT BE?THE RECESSION HAS PROVEN THAT?

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Co-ordinator for The Prevention & Early Intervention Network | Activelink

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Co-ordinator for The Prevention & Early Intervention Network Activelink: "'The Prevention & Early Intervention Network is a network of 24 organisations, funded through the Children & Youth Programme of Atlantic Philanthropies, which aims to promote positive outcomes for Children, Families and Communities.'?"

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Social Justice Ireland | Working to build a just society

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Social Justice Ireland Working to build a just society: "'Facebook Impact of Globalization on Small and Medium Scale Industries in Developing Countries.: 'Go to 'ON RECONCILING IRRECONCILABLES'neo-liberal globalisation and human rights.By Paul O Connell.''THE REASONS PROJECT?"

Fight Economic Oppression, Target the Top One Percent

Fight Economic Oppression, Target the Top One Percent: "The rich have captured the political system so they could manipulate the economy and benefit unfairly. Economic freedom and opportunity are gone. Greed among the top one percent has succeeded so well that a true uprising and revolt by Americans, like that seen in Egypt , may be needed to restore America ."?SOUNDS VERY IRISH TO ME?

Bad Attitudes: Graft, Corruption and Malfeasance Archives

Bad Attitudes: Graft, Corruption and Malfeasance Archives: "If there were a God in heaven, this man-shaped piece of shit would be locked up for life in the same juvenile prison he sent his victims to. But then if there was a God in heaven, He would never have created a Judge Ciavarella in the first place."?

Train death boy 'begged for help' - National News, Breaking News - Independent.ie

Train death boy 'begged for help' - National News, Breaking News - Independent.ie: "He was starting to get hysterical and the more he got hysterical he was begging me, he was screaming down the phone.'"?

Deaf children not being diagnosed 'until it's too late' - National News, Frontpage - Independent.ie

Deaf children not being diagnosed 'until it's too late' - National News, Frontpage - Independent.ie: "MANY profoundly deaf children are not being diagnosed as suffering from the condition until they are two years old -- leaving them with life-long problems, a major report has revealed."?

Court rules developer knew rogue solicitor 'played system' - Courts, National News - Independent.ie

Court rules developer knew rogue solicitor 'played system' - Courts, National News - Independent.ie: "High Court Judge Mr Justice Clarke expressed surprise that no action has been taken to date against Mr Byrne despite his frank admissions to fraud."?ITS ONLY THE LITTLE PEOPLE(WORKING-CLASS)THAT THE STATE AND ITS AGENTS TAKE ACTION AGAINST?

Councillor faces FG boot over expenses - National News, Frontpage - Independent.ie

Councillor faces FG boot over expenses - National News, Frontpage - Independent.ie: "The Standards in Public Office Commission yesterday ruled that Terence Slowey breached ethics laws and ignored the councillors' code of conduct when he claimed more than €2,400 to attend conferences in Cork and Kerry on the same weekend in 2008."?

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Farrell on Human Rights post-Good Friday Agreement – Part I - Human Rights in Ireland

Farrell on Human Rights post-Good Friday Agreement – Part I - Human Rights in Ireland: "The Republic"OF IRELAND" was fully committed to the ideals of equality, fairness, respect and due process that it was advocating for Northern Ireland. It may even have implied that the Republic might sometimes set an example by implementing ‘equivalent’ reforms with an energy and enthusiasm that would highlight any foot-dragging North of the Border."?

Small voices that go unheard - The Irish Times - Sat, Jul 10, 2010

Small voices that go unheard - The Irish Times - Sat, Jul 10, 2010: "“How can you give up when the alternative is to allow them to walk over you? Until this is resolved, it means the State can take your name and livelihood and explain itself to nobody.”"?

Who is Anna Hazare? - AbhiSays.com

Who is Anna Hazare? - AbhiSays.com: "Last week, a person called Anna Hazare came into news when he started started a ‘fast unto death’ to exert pressure on the Indian Government to enact a strong anti-corruption act as envisaged in the Jan Lokpal Bill, a law that will establish a Lokpal (ombudsman) that will have the power to deal with corruption in public offices."?

Soros Warns Moral Hazard ‘Looms’ as Volcker Says Banks Can Fail

Soros Warns Moral Hazard ‘Looms’ as Volcker Says Banks Can Fail: "“Look at the situation in Europe, for instance, where authorities are insisting on no renegotiation or restructuring on outstanding debt because that could possibly provide a financial banking crisis,” Soros said. “At the present we bail out, but in the future we will bail in. It has absolutely no credibility.”"?

criminals are created not born paddoconnell - Google Search

criminals are created not born paddoconnell - Google Search: "CRIMINALS ARE NOT BORN THEY ARE CREATED"?

Public Inquiry · Be very afraid

Public Inquiry · Be very afraid: "It seems to me that even going back further in time you will find as you do today that working class children were and are used as prison and institutional fodder.criminal courts vs tribunals?how many former ministers of justice that have gone before the tribunals have been shown to be corrupt?"

Public Inquiry · Be very afraid

Public Inquiry · Be very afraid: "The only times juveniles who were locked up in portlaoise"prison" in the 1960s, were separated from adult inmates was on a sunday during mass,i think it was a social experiment or engineering on working class children by the grey haired men of the day,"?

The Poverty of Social Control: explaining power in the historical sociology of the welfare state.

The Poverty of Social Control: explaining power in the historical sociology of the welfare state.: "Harris and Webb recently introduced their book on juvenile justice by describing the juvenile justice system as 'an element in a steady expansion of state control over the working-class young'"?

Irish Law Forum: New Irish govt. to Introduce Anti-corruption Law

Irish Law Forum: New Irish govt. to Introduce Anti-corruption Law: "The new law must also contain provisions for whistle-blower protection and create a hotline for tips."?

White collar crime targeted in new legislation, says Shatter · TheJournal

White collar crime targeted in new legislation, says Shatter · TheJournal: "The public are concerned that the investigation and prosecution of white collar crime in this country is taking too long. The complexities of financial crime create a high challenge for investigators and for prosecutors. However, we must find ways to ensure that no matter how complex the crime, no matter how important, wealthy or influential the wrongdoer may be, he or she must be brought before the courts."?

Governance Reform At Irish Red Cross

Governance Reform At Irish Red Cross: "There will be a new offence of failing to report information to the Garda."?

Monday, April 11, 2011

Ballymun, Dublin: Families & Friends To Form New Campaign Lobby Group For Children & Adults In Crisis « Citizen's Free Press Ireland: News Line

Ballymun, Dublin: Families & Friends To Form New Campaign Lobby Group For Children & Adults In Crisis « Citizen's Free Press Ireland: News Line: "To establish a point of contact where any person who may have experienced lack of response from professionals who are employed to ensure that in fact each person’s concerns are heard and acted upon"?WOULDNT THAT BE REAL SOCIAL PROGRESS?

mooglor comments on Nepotism Alive and well

mooglor comments on Nepotism Alive and well: "In Ireland, the majority don't see the many forms of corruption as the problem, the only problem is that they haven't had a chance to participate in it."?

Garda 'under threat' from cuts - The Irish Times - Mon, Apr 11, 2011

Garda 'under threat' from cuts - The Irish Times - Mon, Apr 11, 2011: "Attacks on gardaí were running at an average of two per day, Mr McCarthy said, citing a recent incident in which a garda received 30 stitches having been gouged in the face with a broken bottle. In that instance he said he had no doubt the garda had saved a man's life."?

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: John Devane - Controversial and outspoken Limerick solicitor - Limerick Independent News

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

Generation gap fears over garda hiring ban - National News, Frontpage - Independent.ie

Generation gap fears over garda hiring ban - National News, Frontpage - Independent.ie: "On the eve of the association's annual conference in Westport, general secretary PJ Stone predicted that when recruitment resumed, the rates of pay would be lowered and "this must be resisted" as it only stored up greater pain for the future."?

Gardaí reject plans to reduce force - RTÉ News

Gardaí reject plans to reduce force - RTÉ News: "Members will also debate a number of key issues including pay, the Garda Reserve and the Garda Ombudsman Commission"?

Mail Online - Euroseptic: Mary Ellen Synon in Brussels

Mail Online - Euroseptic: Mary Ellen Synon in Brussels: "The fight in Iceland in the weeks before the referendum was between the elite and the people. The elite wanted to accept the [Icesave] agreements. The No side was just "ordinary people fighting for justice" and standing firm."?

Sunday, April 10, 2011

CALL FOR A PUBLIC INQUIRY INTO THE DEATH OF RACHEL PEAVOY - Signatures

CALL FOR A PUBLIC INQUIRY INTO THE DEATH OF RACHEL PEAVOY - Signatures: "We endorse the CALL FOR A PUBLIC INQUIRY INTO THE DEATH OF RACHEL PEAVOY Petition to Phil Hogan Minister for the Enviroment Community and Local Goverment."?

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

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: 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'?"

Launch of Irish Human Rights Law Review » News & Events » Latest News & Issues : FLAC (Free Legal Advice Centres)

Launch of Irish Human Rights Law Review » News & Events » Latest News & Issues : FLAC (Free Legal Advice Centres): "It is important to have a forum where the role of the law in protecting rights and facilitating change"?

Oconnellpadd13's Blog

Oconnellpadd13's Blog: "“.”ADVANCING THE LINGUISTIC RIGHTS OF THE IRISH DEAF COMMUNITY,BY PAUL O CONNELL.(THE DESPAIR OF SILENCE)BY B.O’CONNELL?”"

Reynolds National Center for Courts and Media

Reynolds National Center for Courts and Media: "Our new approach is to address these issues on a more consistent basis, by holding regional conferences exploring the cutting-edge legal issues at the heart of the court-media relationship, and to capture and explore these questions in a scholarly law journal."?
"We call on you to immediately end the torture, isolation and public humiliation of Bradley Manning. This treatment is a violation of his constitutionally guaranteed human rights, and a chilling deterrent to other potential whistleblowers committed to public integrity."

Ethics | Change.gov: The Obama-Biden Transition Team

Ethics Change.gov: The Obama-Biden Transition Team: "We need to empower federal employees as watchdogs of wrongdoing and partners in performance. Barack Obama will strengthen whistleblower laws to protect federal workers who expose waste, fraud, and "abuse of authority in government". Obama will ensure that federal agencies expedite the process for reviewing whistleblower claims and whistleblowers have full access to courts and due process"?

Gene Kerrigan: Poor suffer while we mollycoddle rich - Gene Kerrigan, Columnists - Independent.ie

Gene Kerrigan: Poor suffer while we mollycoddle rich - Gene Kerrigan, Columnists - Independent.ie: "Gene Kerrigan: Poor suffer while we mollycoddle rich"?

Bloodshed at Syrian funeral

John Drennan: Fiscal terrorists call shots in 'Appeasement Process' - John Drennan, Columnists - Independent.ie

John Drennan: Fiscal terrorists call shots in 'Appeasement Process' - John Drennan, Columnists - Independent.ie: "A duplicitous and illogical school of politics in which language never meant what it appeared to mean and straight talking was replaced by lies, deceit and spin."?

Saturday, April 9, 2011

IoD questions political parties' proposals on reform of State board appointments and calls for independent appointments committee

IoD questions political parties' proposals on reform of State board appointments and calls for independent appointments committee: "“We need real commitment to reforming the process and putting in place long term solutions that will deliver transparency, accountability and real change in the system. If future Governments want to avoid charges of cronyism, cross-directorships and conflicts of interest with regard to board appointees, then introducing a fully transparent process, independent of Government and the political system, is the only way to do that,” said Maura Quinn, Chief Executive, Institute of Directors in Ireland."

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

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: ENCOURAGECHANGE.: ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Edit Comments ‹ Oconnellpadd13's Blog — WordPress: "I WISH TO THANK THE IRISH DAILY MAIL(24/2/2011)FOR PUTTING MY QUESTION TO THE POLITICAL LEADERS OF THIS COUNTRY GERRY ADAMS,EAMON GILMORE,ENDA KENNY,MICHEAL MARTIN ,I WOULD LIKE TO PUT THE SAME QUESTION TO PRESIDENT MARY McALEESE?"

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Hypothermia death: Calls to switch on heat ‘ignored’ | Irish Examiner

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Hypothermia death: Calls to switch on heat ‘ignored’ Irish Examiner: "It would be my contention that Rachel died because of a form of abuse by someone who had the power or authority to sort out the complaint that Rachel brought to their attention on many occasions as did her friends and neighbours."?

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Faceless, Nameless and Shameless

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Faceless, Nameless and Shameless: "''She survived through Christmas and by January was literally begging the council goons to turn the heating back on. Of course she might as well have been talking to a brick.'?ENDA KENNY NOW TAOISEACH SAID BEFORE THE ELECTION HE WOULD MAKE INQUIRIES WITH THE COUNCIL AS TO WHY RACHEL PEAVOY FROZE TO DEATH,SO WHEN THE DAIL ELECTION 'PARTY' IS OVER THE PUBLIC SHOULD EXPECT ANSWERS FROM ENDA INTO HIS INQUIRIES FROM DUBLIN CITY COUNCIL?'"

Facebook (3)

Facebook (3): "CALL FOR A PUBLIC ENQUIERY INTO THE DEATH OF RACHEL PEAVOY"

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Public Inquiry · Unanswered questions

Public Inquiry · Unanswered questions: "SO HERES A SPECIFIC CASE OF HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSE THAT WAS BRUSHED UNDER THE CARPET,”you must rember that Susan Denem now supreme court judge once sat on the garda complaints board”A YOUNG PROFOUNDLY DEAF MAN WAS BEATEN TO A PULP WHILE IN GARDA CUSTODY,TO ADD INSULT TO INJURY HE WAS GIVEN HIS RIGHT TO A PHONE CALL}now i dont know how many members of the public who ever heard a profoundly deaf person on a phone”BUT A PERSON DEAF FROM BIRTH FROM RUBELLA”who is in a high state of distress is not a very nice thing to listen too on the other end of the phone or anywhere else for that matter,he still suffers to this day from that beating one of a few he recived,from the so called few bad apples in the gardi.there is good and bad everywhere but those with arbitary powers are the worse espically if they are not checked.CLOSED RANKS ATTITUDE,"?

Public Inquiry · Unanswered questions

Public Inquiry · Unanswered questions: "How the causes of crime really work.but what the heck life goes on those that are not affected dont care ,those that are affected survive in despair.so who is really “watching the watchers”slan"?

Ireland – Royal Dutch Shell plc .com

Ireland – Royal Dutch Shell plc .com: "One of the protestors, Jim Monaghan, also called on the Garda Ombudsman Commission to investigate his allegation that five years ago a garda made remarks that he claims were of a sexually abusive nature."?

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: ENCOURAGECHANGE.: ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Ex-RUC officers tell of Chesney pursuit - The Irish Times - Fri, Aug 27, 2010

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: ENCOURAGECHANGE.: ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Ex-RUC officers tell of Chesney pursuit - The Irish Times - Fri, Aug 27, 2010: "'''Mission Statement'READ MY LIPS,THERE IS NO 'PROACTIVE ADVOCACY' FOR CERTAIN PROFOUNDLY DEAF PEOPLE IN IRELAND?'THE REASONS PROJECT?JUSTICE DELAYED IS JUSTICE DENIED?''NOW MARCH 2011?"FROM 2003 to 2011?DISMAYED?

Religious `surprised' at Minister's threats | The Irish Catholic - Ireland's biggest and best-selling Catholic newspaper since 1888

Religious `surprised' at Minister's threats The Irish Catholic - Ireland's biggest and best-selling Catholic newspaper since 1888: "It is understood the congregations have become "dismayed" by the slow progress having received no communication from Education Department officials since October 2010"?

Open Rights Group | Data retention rejected by Czechs

Open Rights Group Data retention rejected by Czechs: "Now the time has come to open discussion on new ways of implementing the Data Retention Directive into our legal system in order to meet the highest standards with respect to privacy protection."?

Corrib protest woman says she had ‘no choice’ but to reveal her identity · TheJournal

Corrib protest woman says she had ‘no choice’ but to reveal her identity · TheJournal: "She had been warned that gardai had "leaked" her name and address, and that of the other woman, to reporters."?

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

http://paddoconnell.blogspot.com/2010/05/encouragechangepaddoconnell8gmailcom_3470.html: "'Im innocent but the 'dpp fought all the way' my bid to clear my name,,if what happened to me is not a miscarriage of justice then what is?'the words of Feichin Hannon'.'"?

Rachel Peavoy inquest returns verdict of death by misadventure · TheJournal

Rachel Peavoy inquest returns verdict of death by misadventure · TheJournal: "The Peavoy family has called for a public inquiry into Rachel’s death, which occurred on January 11 of last year amid heavy snow."?

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Publish and be Damned

Publish and be Damned

EFF Action: Email - Tell Obama to Fight for PATRIOT Act Reform!

EFF Action: Email - Tell Obama to Fight for PATRIOT Act Reform!: "White House Call-In Day on April 5, 2011 Tell Obama: Keep Your Promises and Demand PATRIOT Act Reform!"?
"In yesterday's Senate Judiciary Hearing, 'Oversight of the Federal Bureau of Investigation,' FBI Director Robert Mueller testified about the Bureau's desire to extend three expiring provisions of the USA PATRIOT Act -- PATRIOT Section 215, authorizing secret court orders for the Internet and financial records of innocent Americans; the 'lone wolf' wiretapping provision, which unconstitutionally allows foreign intelligence investigators to bypass traditional wiretapping protections and spy on people inside the U.S. who have no link to any foreign organization; and the 'John Doe' roving wiretap provision, which allows blank-check wiretapping orders that don't identify the suspect or the particular phone or Internet connections to be tapped."?

Globalists—Through UN—Force U.S. Into Libyan War « Angelbabe43's Blog

Globalists—Through UN—Force U.S. Into Libyan War « Angelbabe43's Blog: "Globalists"?

Public Inquiry · Marian Finucane: Stop telling me the truth

Public Inquiry · Marian Finucane: Stop telling me the truth: "The unilateral decision made in 2008 to guarantee all the Irish banks was the single most reckless decision in the history of the Irish state."?THE"WE"IN AN "US"AND"THEM"STATE?

Senior council staff getting up to two months' holidays a year - National News, Frontpage - Independent.ie

Senior council staff getting up to two months' holidays a year - National News, Frontpage - Independent.ie: "The extent of the holiday entitlement has come to light for the first time as an IMF delegation arrives today to assess whether targets are being reached under the €85bn bailout deal."?KEEP IT IN THE FAMILY,AS SEAN O NEILL FROM PROSPECT LIMERICK SAYS IN THE IRISH DAILY MAIL"THE FACT THAT CIVIL SERVANTS CAN TAKE DAYS OFF FOR OBSCURE REASONS AND AVAIL OF HOLIDAYS AT PUBLIC EXPENSE WITHOUT HAVING TO BE ACCOUNTABLE"CONTRASTS WITH THE WAY THE INCOME OF PEOPLE ON SOCIAL WELFARE HAS BEEN CUT WITH ONE STROKE OF A PEN.UNQUOTE

Monday, April 4, 2011

The U.K. Passes the Bribery Act Creating Several New Anti-Corruption Offenses, Including “Strict” Criminal Liability | Ropes & Gray LLP - JDSupra

The U.K. Passes the Bribery Act Creating Several New Anti-Corruption Offenses, Including “Strict” Criminal Liability Ropes & Gray LLP - JDSupra: "The Bribery Act modernizes the U.K’s approach to overseas and domestic corruption by updating and coalescing the often ineffectual patchwork quilt of anti-corruption laws the United Kingdom formerly had on its books, many of which dated from the 1880s."?

Ivor Callely fined €60 and given penalty points over mobile phone use · TheJournal

Ivor Callely fined €60 and given penalty points over mobile phone use · TheJournal: "Last year it was reported that Callely claimed €3,000 for mobile phones on forged invoices submitted in 2002 and alleging to be from a company that was actually liquidated in 2001."?

Where the Bank Bailout Went Wrong - NYTimes.com

Where the Bank Bailout Went Wrong - NYTimes.com: "Treasury promised that it would modify those mortgages to assist struggling homeowners. Indeed, the act expressly directs the department to do just that."?

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: How we treat the most vulnerable patients

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

An Taisce to appeal ruling on casino - The Irish Times - Sat, Nov 27, 2010

An Taisce to appeal ruling on casino - The Irish Times - Sat, Nov 27, 2010: "A former garda, Mr Quirke is the owner of the Dr Quirkey’s Goodtime Emporium amusement and gaming arcade on Dublin’s O’Connell Street"?

The Irish Times - Mon, May 19, 2008 - Casino raid sparks call for new gaming laws

The Irish Times - Mon, May 19, 2008 - Casino raid sparks call for new gaming laws: "The enforced closure of the Atlantis Casino Club, believed to be the first time such a club was forcibly shut down, will have major implications for other casino operators, who yesterday called on Minister for Justice Dermot Ahern to introduce legislation to regulate the sector."?

French to ask key witness to testify in Sophie probe - National News, Frontpage - Independent.ie

French to ask key witness to testify in Sophie probe - National News, Frontpage - Independent.ie: "Ms Farrell acknowledges that she is a discredited witness, having lied, she now claims, under oath to the Circuit Court judge. She had signed statements which she later said were false, for which she blames gardai. She left herself open to charges of perjury -- for which she has never been prosecuted."?THE"REAL"REASONS PROJECT?

Sunday, April 3, 2011

"EFF's FOIA team has become so disillusioned with the slow, tedious FOIA process that we're recruiting people to become our 'man (or woman or machine) on the inside.' Are you a disgruntled employee with top secret clearance at the CIA, NSA, DoD, DoJ, FBI, DEA, DoE, or really any other government acronym? Do you have unusual access to sensitive government records? If so, we want to hear from you! Send your records to our super secret email account: wikileakers@eff.org."

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: SSRN-Globalization and Inequality by Melinda Mills

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: SSRN-Globalization and Inequality by Melinda Mills: "'Globalization is increasingly linked to inequality'SO IS CORRUPTION?"

Ottawa woman crashes Tory press conference | Decision Canada

Ottawa woman crashes Tory press conference Decision Canada: "“Contempt of Canadian democracy for years.”"?

Ministry of Defence says sorry for killing of Majella O'Hare | UK news | The Guardian

Ministry of Defence says sorry for killing of Majella O'Hare UK news The Guardian: "Now, almost 35 years after the infamous killing, an unprecedented apology from the Ministry of Defence will be handed over to her elderly mother at a ceremony in Belfast."?

Engineer awarded €38,000 in damages

Engineer awarded €38,000 in damages: "THE solicitor representing a senior engineer in Mayo County Council who was found to have breached the Ethics in Public Office Act believes a Circuit Court ruling has vindicated him of any wrongdoing"?

John Drennan: How choir boy Kenny and Fine Gael lusted after bad boy Lowry - John Drennan, Columnists - Independent.ie

John Drennan: How choir boy Kenny and Fine Gael lusted after bad boy Lowry - John Drennan, Columnists - Independent.ie: "IT is said the reason Milton gave Satan the best lines in Paradise Lost was because he was secretly 'of the devil's party without knowing it'."?THERE IS AN OLD ADAGE IN IRELAND ABOUT POWERFUL FRIENDS OF PAEDOPHILES AND THOSE THAT COVER-UP CHILD ABUSE"THEY NEVER TOUCHED ONE OF OURS"?

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Public Inquiry · EU is bringing down the shutters; it’s now up to ourselves

Public Inquiry · EU is bringing down the shutters; it’s now up to ourselves: "The continued existence of a corrupt political system acting, for the most part, in its own interests coupled with the ever increasing impoverishment and disillusionment of the people is creating an extremely dangerous divide in Irish society."?

Lecturer Profiles Faculty of Law

Lecturer Profiles Faculty of Law: "Mr. Justice Frank Clarke of the High Court has joined Griffith College School of Law as Judge in Residence for the current academic year. During the course of his residency in the School of law, Mr Justice Frank Clarke will deliver a short programme of lectures to the student body, will engage with academic staff and will sit on the Supervisory Board of the Irish Innocence Project at Griffith College"?

Satirical News Website Seeks Barrister For Free legal Advice, Long Walks | Broadsheet.ie

Satirical News Website Seeks Barrister For Free legal Advice, Long Walks Broadsheet.ie?