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Thursday, June 30, 2011

Incarceration and the Incarcerated: Power and Resistance | Harvard-Yenching Institute

Incarceration and the Incarcerated: Power and Resistance Harvard-Yenching Institute: "Scholars have studied the institution of punishment in historical, socioeconomic, and psychodynamic contexts. Foucault, especially, reveals that prison is a place where the exercise of power and the body is seen in its clearest light and that the gist of such exercise resonates in institutions outside the prisons in subtler forms yet still with the same basic concept of surveillance and discipline which is concealed to the general public."?

Additional paragraphs in witness statement - RTÉ News

Additional paragraphs in witness statement - RTÉ News: "Nora Burns was working in the sergeant's office on the day two RUC officers were killed, 13 minutes after leaving the station."?

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Public Inquiry · In the shadow of the Tsunami

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

Watchdog’s Wasted Efforts « Shane Ross

Watchdog’s Wasted Efforts « Shane Ross: "Plenty of vultures are enjoying the feast served up by the rotting economy. The Department of Finance — or other equally generous organs of the State — have paid more than €11m to solicitors Arthur Cox, over €6m to accountants PwC and over €7m to investment bankers Merrill Lynch, supposedly to plot a route out of our banking catastrophe."?

Public Inquiry · Financial Regulator’s secrecy and European law

Public Inquiry · Financial Regulator’s secrecy and European law: "In its refusal to disclose the names of banks that are robbing Irish citizens the so called Financial Regulator quoted Irish and European law as an excuse for its absolute secrecy."?THIS IS WHAT ALLOWED THE REGLIOUS ORDERS AND OTHER LIKE MINDED INSTITUTIONS GET AWAY WITH ITS VILE ABUSE OF CHILDREN FOR DECADES WITH THE HELP OF THE IRISH LEGAL SYSTEM AND ITS CORRUPT SECRECY?

Ray Brescia: Supreme Court Declares "Mission Accomplished" in Class War: Rich Win

Ray Brescia: Supreme Court Declares "Mission Accomplished" in Class War: Rich Win: "It's official. It is the end of major combat operations in the Class War, and the wealthy have won, hands down."?

South Africa’s inequality evident in schools - Local | Centre Daily Times - State College, PA | Penn State, Nittany Lions, weather, news, jobs, homes, apartments, real estate

South Africa’s inequality evident in schools - Local Centre Daily Times - State College, PA Penn State, Nittany Lions, weather, news, jobs, homes, apartments, real estate: "Many of their parents are young and uneducated, if not illiterate. Some parents make so little money that they can’t afford the small fee needed to send their children to kindergarten"?

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

UN: Independent Prisoner Complaints System is Essential to the Prevention of Torture and Ill-treatment | Irish Penal Reform Trust (IPRT)

UN: Independent Prisoner Complaints System is Essential to the Prevention of Torture and Ill-treatment Irish Penal Reform Trust (IPRT): "The Committee is also “gravely concerned” at the ongoing detention of 16 and 17 year olds in St Patrick's Institution, and has called on the State to confer on the Ombudsman for Children the power to receive individual complaints from children held at St Patrick's."?15 year olds in 1964/16 and 17 year olds in 2011?Maybe if the ombudsman for children investigated the complaints of the 15 year olds who were in st.patricks in 1964 she may be able to force the state's hand to comply with the un committees recommendations.?

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: TDs break cronyism pledge by giving jobs to family members - National News, Frontpage - Independent.ie

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: TDs break cronyism pledge by giving jobs to family members - National News, Frontpage - Independent.ie: "IF YOU COULD FRANCHISE CRONYISM TO THE UNEMPLOYED,NOBODY WOULD BE OUT OF WORK?"

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: "ENCOURAGECHANGE"paddoconnell8@gmail.com

http://paddoconnell.blogspot.com/2009/12/encouragechangepaddoconnell8gmailcom_521.html: "It has also been stated that the ryan commission was put under enormous pressure to be committed to keeping secret the identity of the evil abusers,and that those commitments were kept in this report in full?'"?SO FAR?

Watchdog to conclude Garda misconduct inquiries soon - The Irish Times - Fri, Jun 10, 2011

Watchdog to conclude Garda misconduct inquiries soon - The Irish Times - Fri, Jun 10, 2011: "According to its annual report, the commission received almost 5,000 allegations of misconduct against gardaí last year, including 540 complaints in which people alleged they were assaulted by gardaí. The most common complaint was abuse of authority, which accounted for 34 per cent of all complaints"?

Watchdog to conclude Garda misconduct inquiries soon - The Irish Times - Fri, Jun 10, 2011

Watchdog to conclude Garda misconduct inquiries soon - The Irish Times - Fri, Jun 10, 2011: "Commission chairman Dermot Gallagher said he expected an imminent conclusion to its three-year probe into whether serious drugs charges against a drug dealer were discontinued because he was a Garda informer"?

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: January 2010

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: January 2010: "'Detective Sergeant Gary Kelly gave evidence of arrest charge and caution.'ADVERSITY?SO JUDGE BRYAN MCMAHON IS A HANDS ON JUDGE HE TRAVELLED TO SLIGO TO SEE 'FIRST HAND'THE ISSUES INVOLVED BEFORE 'HIS'COURT.WHEN SOMETHING STRIKES YOU OR'AFFECTS'YOU,YOU CAN ALWAYS RECALL THE 'SPECIFICS'OF THE TIME AND PLACE?"

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: PJ Browne: These were no ordinary gougers. They stepped on toes ... and paid the price - Opinion, Frontpage - Herald.ie

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: PJ Browne: These were no ordinary gougers. They stepped on toes ... and paid the price - Opinion, Frontpage - Herald.ie: "'Chief Superintendent Declan Coburn,'?"

DPP made call on murder case says ex-detective - Courts, National News - Herald.ie

DPP made call on murder case says ex-detective - Courts, National News - Herald.ie: "'I didn't comply with everything I should have complied with. That's not a reflection on Det Sgt Whitelaw. That was my decision and I have to take responsibility for that.'"?

DPP made call on murder case says ex-detective - Courts, National News - Herald.ie

DPP made call on murder case says ex-detective - Courts, National News - Herald.ie: "I know it was wrong,' he said. 'Hindsight is one of the greatest things we have.'"?

Garda's son freed over drugs find at his home - Courts, National News - Herald.ie

Garda's son freed over drugs find at his home - Courts, National News - Herald.ie: "A YOUNG father from a family of gardai who was caught operating a cocaine factory from his garage has been given a partly suspended sentence at Dublin Circuit Criminal Court."

Gardaí 'attacked man as he slept' | BreakingNews.ie

Gardaí 'attacked man as he slept' BreakingNews.ie: "A mother was locked in a bathroom while her son was beaten by four gardaí who attacked him as he slept in bed, a court heard today."?

Garda faces two charges of assault - RTÉ News

Garda faces two charges of assault - RTÉ News: "He said it was his belief that he had been unlawfully arrested by a sergeant from Galway gardaí."?

IRA collusion report 'ignored' | BreakingNews.ie

IRA collusion report 'ignored' BreakingNews.ie: "“You’re never sure about the validity of stories like that from informers but it was a serious matter as far as I was concerned so I wrote direct to crime and security giving that information.”"?
"Your computer, your phone, and your other digital devices hold vast amounts of personal information about you and your family. This is sensitive data that's worth protecting from prying eyes - including those of the government."?

Gardaí question man after Walsh sexual assault claim is withdrawn - The Irish Times - Wed, Jun 29, 2011

Gardaí question man after Walsh sexual assault claim is withdrawn - The Irish Times - Wed, Jun 29, 2011: "“I have instructed my libel lawyer to vigorously pursue legal action against the paper and they will also be taking action in relation to a number of other equally serious related matters."?MR WALSH WONT REST UNTIL "EVERYONE"RESPONSIBLE HAS BEEN BROUGHT TO ACCOUNT?INCLUDING THOSE I HOPE WHO LEAKED THE STORY TO THE MEDIA?

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Justice briefing document – March 2011 – The Story

Justice briefing document – March 2011 – The Story: "Here are the Justice briefing papers, including some odd removals of the names of all the senior staff in the Department, but with no reference as to why they were removed (that I can find). I would assume there were security considerations, but this is not mentioned in the redactions table. The document has been OCRd."?

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Abused: Breaking The Silence - Political World ~ Irish Politics & International Politics

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Abused: Breaking The Silence - Political World ~ Irish Politics & International Politics: "'Look at the friends these deviants have and, let us be honest, what friends do victims have?'"ONLY THEIR PARENTS AND FAMILY IF THEY ARE WORKING-CLASS?

Category:Christian Brothers in Ireland - Eurêka

Category:Christian Brothers in Ireland - Eurêka: "St Joseph's School for the Deaf Residential school for boys in Cabra from the age of eight and the final Christian Brothers School investigated. Disturbing levels of sexual abuse and peer sexual activity amongst boys who were resident there. Abuse and physical punishment continued into the mid-1990s"?THIS APPLIED TO NON RESIDENTS AS WELL,WHAT INVOLVEMENT DOES THE LEGAL SYSTEM SHARE FOR HELPING TO COVER-UP THESE ABUSES?

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

http://paddoconnell.blogspot.com/2011/06/encouragechangepaddoconnell8gmailcom_23.html: "'Former Education Ministers 'not made aware' of abuse'?WHERE ARE THEY NOW?Heather Alexander formely wellmount health centre circa 2002?Melanie Sanson social worker,Helen Coughlan social worker,Mave Drummy,Carmel Murphy, ditto,Coleman Duggan,Ms Suzanne Phelan ditto.Psychologosts national Rehabilation Board Criona Garvey,Erland O'Neill,br.Bernard McGetterick.Dr. P Rowland.Margaret Woulfe Connie Dolan interpreter's.Teachers Mrs Boyle,Mrs Corry.Dr.Anthony Clarke 41 manor St,Dr.Ting Malahide rd.Dr.antonio Lehane.Psychologist Tara Deehan,Sharon Mulryan,Dr O Boyle and Mary Swords. Dr.Larkin Feeney Lawrences Rd.former Principle Seamus Clandillan, ABUSE CASE No.763978.14/1/2003.Heather Alexander 20/12/2002.Helen Coughlan Social Worker 31/5/2002?"

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: "ENCOURAGECHANGE"paddoconnell8@gmail.com

http://paddoconnell.blogspot.com/2011/01/encouragechangepaddoconnell8gmailcom_7566.html: "'AFTER TODAYS RYAN REPORT IS THE ISSUE FINISHED OR ONLY STARTING?I WONDER IF FINIAN MC GRATH KNOWS AS HE ONCE BROUGHT IT UP IN DAIL EIREANN.A VOICE FOR THE VOICELESS?'PROFOUNDLY DEAF OR OTHERWISE?"

It wasn’t me: Healy-Rae on 3,636 Dail calls to win TV show - National News, Frontpage - Independent.ie

It wasn’t me: Healy-Rae on 3,636 Dail calls to win TV show - National News, Frontpage - Independent.ie: "Independent TD Finian McGrath said today that we couldn’t have a situation where public money was being used for private purposes and said he would be raising the matter with his other Independent colleagues in the Dail today."?

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Financial reform bill requires U.S. to pay millions to corporate whistleblowers | The Daily Caller

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Financial reform bill requires U.S. to pay millions to corporate whistleblowers The Daily Caller: "'Employees at financial institutions and businesses on Wall Street can now be awarded large sums of money by the federal government in return for informing the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) of internal fraud and abuse.'?"

Healy-Rae 'not behind' calls - The Irish Times - Tue, Jun 28, 2011

Healy-Rae 'not behind' calls - The Irish Times - Tue, Jun 28, 2011: "“We do not record or log members' calls and have no way of stating whether any member was responsible for making or mandating particular calls,” he added."?BRENDAN HOWLIN IS LOOKING FOR IDEAS TO SAVE MONEY?

Monday, June 27, 2011

"ENCOURAGECHANGE"paddoconnell8@gmail.com

http://encouragechange.blogspot.com/search?updated-max=2009-05-29T12%3A51%3A00-07%3A00&max-results=7: "Having chosen not to act on the workers written and verbal reports over a period of'TWO YEARS'management were negligent and allowed this type of sexual activity to continue,having chosen to suppress countersigned reports written by the worker to management were at fault and displayed dishonesty,therefore he feels that it is unfair that he should become a convenient victim of 'RANK"?

"ENCOURAGECHANGE"paddoconnell8@gmail.com

http://encouragechange.blogspot.com/search?updated-max=2009-05-29T12%3A51%3A00-07%3A00&max-results=7: "In sept 1993 two boys were said to have,made, allegations against a school worker in st josephss school for deaf boys cabra,the allegation was of a sexual nature and was described by a dectective garda as being mild."?

"ENCOURAGECHANGE"paddoconnell8@gmail.com

http://encouragechange.blogspot.com/search?updated-max=2009-06-17T10%3A34%3A00-07%3A00&max-results=7: "IS IT NOT NOW TIME FOR THE GARDI TO HAND OVER 'ALL'THEIR FILES ON COMPLAINTS OF ABUSE OVER MANY YEARS?"

"ENCOURAGECHANGE"paddoconnell8@gmail.com

http://encouragechange.blogspot.com/search?updated-max=2009-07-12T13%3A59%3A00-07%3A00&max-results=7: "Judges knew, lawyers knew, teachers knew, civil servants knew childcare workers knew, Gardai knew. Not to know was not an option.'THE THREE MONKEYS SYNDROME,"

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

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: RTÉ Television - Hands On - This Week - 15 November 2009: "'A chapter is devoted to each of the Deaf Schools, St. Mary Immaculate School, Beechpark, St. Mary's School for Deaf Girls, Cabra, and St. Joseph's School for Deaf Boys, Cabra. These schools stood out from the many industrial schools named in the report as the children who attended the Deaf schools were not guilty of any crime, nor had their parents neglected them. They were sent to the schools to receive an education and to be cared for.'"?

>ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Deaf victims end 40-year silence on child sex abuse | Society | The Observer « Oconnellpadd13's Blog

>ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Deaf victims end 40-year silence on child sex abuse Society The Observer « Oconnellpadd13's Blog: "“‘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.’?”"

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Abused: Breaking The Silence - Political World ~ Irish Politics & International Politics

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Abused: Breaking The Silence - Political World ~ Irish Politics & International Politics: "Look at the friends these deviants have and, let us be honest, what friends do victims have?"

Priest tells parish he is taking legal advice on abuse book 'lies' - National News, Frontpage - Independent.ie

Priest tells parish he is taking legal advice on abuse book 'lies' - National News, Frontpage - Independent.ie: "I could not imagine as kind a person as Denis McGinley hurting anyone.'"?

Retired senior garda calls for prosecutions | Irish Examiner

Retired senior garda calls for prosecutions Irish Examiner: "A RETIRED Garda boss has called for prosecutions to be taken against gardaí who covered up clerical child sex abuse documented in the Murphy Report."?

THE IRISH OBSERVER: Louis Walsh Sex Claims, Navan Man Leonard Watters

THE IRISH OBSERVER: Louis Walsh Sex Claims, Navan Man Leonard Watters: "Leonard Watters, from Navan in Co Meath, made the shocking allegations after a night out in celebrity hangout Krystle nightclub."?

Long Elusive, Mob Legend Ended Up a Recluse - NYTimes.com

Long Elusive, Mob Legend Ended Up a Recluse - NYTimes.com: "But evidence later emerged that Mr. Bulger and Mr. Flemmi were involved in gruesome murders while serving as informers. Other law enforcement agencies, including the D.E.A. and the Massachusetts State Police, opened investigations into Mr. Bulger’s criminal activities while he was an F.B.I. informer, but it was later revealed that he had been tipped off or protected by his F.B.I. allies."?CRIME AND ITS TRUE CAUSES?

Victim’s relative calls for justice on anniversary of Dublin Monaghan bombs - Local - Tyrone Times

Victim’s relative calls for justice on anniversary of Dublin Monaghan bombs - Local - Tyrone Times: "Mr McGeough, whose uncle was seriously injured in the Monaghan bomb, said he wanted Lord Morrow to pursue this justice issue as he has done others related to the Troubles"?

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Saturday, June 25, 2011

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

Seanad Eireann - 20/Nov/1985 Report on Prison Reform: Motion.: "What is very important to bear in mind is that there have been difficulties in looking at the prison service up to now. It has been bedevilled by secrecy. It has been very difficult to conduct proper research on prisons. That is my personal view. It has been very difficult to conduct research on prisoners. The argument for that is that you were invading their constitutional rights if you, in fact, interviewed them after they left prison. 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."?

Prison Policy in Ireland « Mary Rogan

Prison Policy in Ireland « Mary Rogan: "An excellent resource for students of penal politics in Ireland"?

Rostrevor staff stage sit-in over pay issues - The Irish Times - Wed, Jun 22, 2011

Rostrevor staff stage sit-in over pay issues - The Irish Times - Wed, Jun 22, 2011: "TWO OF the workers who blew the whistle on the alleged abuse of elderly residents at a south Dublin nursing home were fired by the home last week."?

Conrad Black: prisoner of his own convictions | George Tombs | Comment is free | guardian.co.uk

Conrad Black: prisoner of his own convictions George Tombs Comment is free guardian.co.uk: "The 'honest services' doctrine – originally designed to convict civil servants – had been misapplied in his case."?

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

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: 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,'"?

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: SSRN-Anxious Scrutiny in the Irish Courts: Too Little, Too Late? by Paul O'Connell

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: SSRN-Anxious Scrutiny in the Irish Courts: Too Little, Too Late? by Paul O'Connell: "This article also considers whether or not this departure from rigid reasonableness has come too late to make any real difference, given the potential supplanting of reasonableness with proportionality review'?POLITICAL AND LEGAL REFORM?"

ENCOURAGECHANGE.

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: "'Trying to understand why some groups of people harm or exploit others, and how to prevent this, is the impetus for Mendelberg's work. By studying inequitable treatment, she hopes to gain insights into the possibilities for political inclusiveness and fairness.'?"

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?"

The Department of Justice and Equality: Speech by Alan Shatter TD, Minister for Justice, Equality and Defence on Friday 24th June 2011 - Citizenship Ceremony - Dublin Castle Conference Centre, Dublin 2

The Department of Justice and Equality: Speech by Alan Shatter TD, Minister for Justice, Equality and Defence on Friday 24th June 2011 - Citizenship Ceremony - Dublin Castle Conference Centre, Dublin 2: "As Minister for Justice and Equality, I am in law given the duty of deciding who should be awarded the privilege of citizenship. In doing so, I have to carefully apply the citizenship laws enacted by our Parliament and consider the individual circumstances of those who seek Irish citizenship. I take that duty very seriously, as I am acting on behalf of all Irish people in deciding who should be granted the privilege of Irish citizenship. That is why, within days of becoming Minister in March, I decided that we as a State needed to do more – a lot more – to mark in a formal way the significance of the granting of citizenship. We do not award citizenship lightly and it is right that it’s granting is marked by a sense of occasion that serves to underscore its importance to you, the person receiving it, and to us who, on behalf of the people of Ireland, grant it to you."?

'After 11 years in this country, it's good to finally belong in a real way' - The Irish Times - Sat, Jun 25, 2011

'After 11 years in this country, it's good to finally belong in a real way' - The Irish Times - Sat, Jun 25, 2011: "“We have been waiting a long time to see this day come true,” said Mr Itabo, who has lived and worked here for 10 years. “My three children and wife have already been granted citizenship. I was the only one left and now we are a fully Irish family. This is a day worth celebrating.”"

Friday, June 24, 2011

About Us - Trinity Access Programmes : Trinity College Dublin, The University of Dublin, Ireland

About Us - Trinity Access Programmes : Trinity College Dublin, The University of Dublin, Ireland: "If you’re from a socio-economic group, ethnic minority or Traveller community where few people have the opportunity to go to college, we "may" be able to help."?I KNOW THAT TAP HAS LOST ABOUT 60% OF ITS FUNDING,BUT I WILL BE A HAPPY CAMPER WHEN"MAY"BECOMES WILL?

The judge's integrity can't be doubted ... but his findings can - Analysis, Opinion - Independent.ie

The judge's integrity can't be doubted ... but his findings can - Analysis, Opinion - Independent.ie: "And, at a time of cuts to social welfare and special needs teachers, the outlay of such huge sums of money -- some estimates put the tribunal's final cost at €250m -- on a 14-year investigation that inevitably won't lead to any criminal prosecutions is surely a scandal in its own right"?

IPRT Briefing: Detention of Children in St. Patrick's Institution (updated) | Irish Penal Reform Trust (IPRT)

IPRT Briefing: Detention of Children in St. Patrick's Institution (updated) | Irish Penal Reform Trust (IPRT): "Problems identified include the lack of an independent complaints procedure for young people, protection regimes which see children locked up in cells for up to 23-hours a day, and the culture of bullying which persists in St. Patrick's."?

Human Rights in Prison | Irish Penal Reform Trust (IPRT)

Human Rights in Prison | Irish Penal Reform Trust (IPRT): "In particular, IPRT believes that prisoners have the right to be treated with dignity and respect for their rights; they have the right to safety and security of the person, the right to be treated humanely and be free from torture, degrading or inhuman treatment or punishment."?

Why Should You Care About What Happens in Greece | Care2 Causes

Why Should You Care About What Happens in Greece Care2 Causes: "Greece admits fudging euro entry. The first clear proof that all is not well in Greece comes when the government admits it has not actually met the qualifying standard to join the eurozone at all. Revised budget data shows that the Greek budget deficit has never been below 3% since 1999, as EU rules demand."?TUT TUT?

Michigan Emergency Manager Law Challenged | Care2 Causes

Michigan Emergency Manager Law Challenged Care2 Causes: "To call the law extreme is generous. It is undemocratic and unprecedented and killing off communities. Of course, some would argue that is exactly its point"?

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Letter: The EU needs leadership to tackle this crisis, not repeated doses of austerity | Comment is free | The Guardian

Letter: The EU needs leadership to tackle this crisis, not repeated doses of austerity Comment is free The Guardian: "We are concerned about the current state of EU politics and the long-term damage it could cause."?IT HAS CAUSED?

The TaxPayers' Alliance | Media Coverage -

The TaxPayers' Alliance Media Coverage -: "The European Parliament must investigate how much public money has disappeared and, where appropriate, hand over the information to national prosecuting authorities."?THE ELITE"SWINE"DISEASE THEY JUST CANT TAKE THEIR NOSES OUT OF THE TROUGH?

Parliament publishes report on MEPs' expenses abuse | European Voice

Parliament publishes report on MEPs' expenses abuse European Voice: "The European Parliament has decided to release a confidential report detailing the abuse of Parliamentary assistance allowances by MEPs."?

The Swiss deaf federation wants an apology from those who endorsed banning sign language in schools. - swissinfo

The Swiss deaf federation wants an apology from those who endorsed banning sign language in schools. - swissinfo: "By the time I discovered sign language it was too late and I have never managed to catch up"?

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

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: 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.'?'
Posted by encourage change at 7:07 AM"

Cutbacks and caring - The Irish Times - Thu, Jun 02, 2011

Cutbacks and caring - The Irish Times - Thu, Jun 02, 2011: "Where were the political and HSE voices on Prime Time Investigates on the human price of the cutbacks (Monday night)? Where were neighbours, friends, relatives and colleagues of the disabled people shown? Where was “community”?"

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Shame on Kit Cunningham and Father Myers - My Telegraph

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Shame on Kit Cunningham and Father Myers - My Telegraph: "'Where is the English justice system in this case?'THE SAME PLACE THE IRISH 'LEGAL'JUSTICE SYSTEM IS?"

Princeton University - Mendelberg examines inequality through political behavior

Princeton University - Mendelberg examines inequality through political behavior: "Trying to understand why some groups of people harm or exploit others, and how to prevent this, is the impetus for Mendelberg's work. By studying inequitable treatment, she hopes to gain insights into the possibilities for political inclusiveness and fairness."?

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Andrew Madden: IRISH INDEPENDENT MARY KENNY

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: 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.'?'"

The Tablet -

The Tablet -: "For some the horror and shame appears as fresh as the day it happened and they carry a heavy burden throughout their lives."?To Quote Sister Andrea (8/4/1991)in the centre for the deaf drumcondra,that in her opinion "P"problems are much more than those relating to deafness.She describes a pattern of long term disturbed behaviour,he has been disimproving since last sept.She describes an incident when he was found in the middle of stormy weather in howth -trying to throw the "BADNESS"into the sea.?Yet even then no professional could spot what the real problem was?So where are you Heather Alexander and Helen Coughlan?Geraldine Prunty social worker beaumont hosp,24/4/1991.Dr declan Fitzpatrick st lawrences rd,24/4/1991.

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

http://encouragechange.blogspot.com/2009/05/former-education-ministers-made-aware.html: "Former Education Ministers 'not made aware' of abuse"?WHERE ARE THEY NOW?Heather Alexander formely wellmount health centre circa 2002?Melanie Sanson social worker,Helen Coughlan social worker,Mave Drummy,Carmel Murphy, ditto,Coleman Duggan,Ms Suzanne Phelan ditto.Psychologosts national Rehabilation Board Criona Garvey,Erland O'Neill,br.Bernard McGetterick.Dr. P Rowland.Margaret Woulfe Connie Dolan interpreter's.Teachers Mrs Boyle,Mrs Corry.Dr.Anthony Clarke 41 manor St,Dr.Ting Malahide rd.Dr.antonio Lehane.Psychologist Tara Deehan,Sharon Mulryan,Dr O Boyle and Mary Swords. Dr.Larkin Feeney Lawrences Rd.former Principle Seamus Clandillan, ABUSE CASE No.763978.14/1/2003.Heather Alexander 20/12/2002.Helen Coughlan Social Worker 31/5/2002?

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Shane Ross: FG & Labour are good FFers - Shane Ross, Columnists - Independent.ie

Shane Ross: FG & Labour are good FFers - Shane Ross, Columnists - Independent.ie: "Nothing is changing."?

No Contest: Shane Ross on election of Public Accounts Committee Chairman « politicalreform.ie

No Contest: Shane Ross on election of Public Accounts Committee Chairman « politicalreform.ie: "His co-authored book ‘The House Always Wins’ was one of the most cogent recent analyses of the failings of the Irish political/administrative systems that I’ve read, especially coming from an elected representative. So I don’t think that McGuinness is a bad appointment at all, and I think that he will bring plenty of energy and new ideas to the role."?AS THEY SAY TIME WILL TELL?

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Andrew Madden: Bethany House

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Andrew Madden: Bethany House: "'It's a terrible indictment on Irish society that so many children were destined to be forgotten and 'Not Considered Important Enough' to be acknowledged,' he said.'?"

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Andrew Madden

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Andrew Madden: "'Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin reminded us that strong forces within the Catholic Church still did not want the truth about the cover up of the sexual abuse of children by priests to emerge and added that there are worrying signs that despite solid regulations and norms these are not being followed throughout the Church with the rigour required.'?"

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: ENCOURAGECHANGE.: ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Andrew Madden: CHILDREN FIRST

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: ENCOURAGECHANGE.: 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"?

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Andrew Madden: IRISH INDEPENDENT MARY KENNY

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: 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.'?'"SAME HERE DESPITE 5,000,POSTS?

Shame on Kit Cunningham and Father Myers - My Telegraph

Shame on Kit Cunningham and Father Myers - My Telegraph: "Where is the English justice system in this case?"THE SAME PLACE THE IRISH "LEGAL"JUSTICE SYSTEM IS?

working-class inequality in ireland « Oconnellpadd13's Blog

working-class inequality in ireland « Oconnellpadd13's Blog: "”HOW MANY OUTCASTS ARE THERE IN IRELANDS DEAF COMMUNITY,THAT IS GOVERNED MOSTLY BY HEARING PEOPLE?"

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Justice delayed is justice denied - thestar.com

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

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Search Results justice delayed is justice denied « Oconnellpadd13's Blog

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Search Results justice delayed is justice denied « Oconnellpadd13's Blog: "'“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.: Deaf victims end 40-year silence on child sex abuse | Society | The Observer

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: 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.'?"

TV review: Abused: Breaking the Silence; Submarine School | Television & radio | The Guardian

TV review: Abused: Breaking the Silence; Submarine School Television & radio The Guardian: "Abused: Breaking the Silence (BBC1) catalogued a devastating history of abuse at two boys' schools, Grace Dieu Manor in Leicestershire and St Michael's in Soni, Tanzania, that would never have been revealed had not a group of ex-pupils started emailing each other about the sadism and sex abuse they had suffered at the hands of several Catholic priests of the Rosminian order in the 1960s. As so often in films like this, where the depressing repetitiveness of the abuse can be numbing, it was the more casual remarks, such as 'Soni broke my spirit' and 'It was a violent, loveless, sad place' that brought home the emotional damage. These men didn't just want retribution for what they had suffered, they wanted to be healed"?THE DESPAIR OF SILENCE?

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: A woman in the way of a drug baron's ambitions - National News, Frontpage - Independent.ie

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: A woman in the way of a drug baron's ambitions - National News, Frontpage - Independent.ie: "'The Lucan team quickly discovered that John Traynor had been an informant for someone high up in the gardai.'?"

Law Society criticises Garda delays in solicitor investigations - The Irish Times - Tue, Jun 21, 2011

Law Society criticises Garda delays in solicitor investigations - The Irish Times - Tue, Jun 21, 2011: "Mr Murphy said the removal of the two solicitors from the roll had followed what he described as a “speedy and effective investigation” of their misconduct by the Law Society. In contrast, he said, the Garda investigation had been under way for 3½ years, with no public certainty that prosecutions would take place. There have been several reports in recent months that the file on the investigation into Mr Byrne had been forwarded by the Garda Bureau for Fraud Investigations to the DPP, but that the file on Mr Lynn had not."?

Council seek legal advice over Gallagher storm - Local - Longford Leader

Council seek legal advice over Gallagher storm - Local - Longford Leader: "“The important point to get across here is that we as a council can’t nominate anyone for the office of President until such time as a presidential order is made. It has no legal binding on the council anyway,” he said."?

Wicklow County Council charged over fatal Bray fire · TheJournal

Wicklow County Council charged over fatal Bray fire · TheJournal: "WICKLOW COUNTY Council has been charged in connection with the deaths of two firemen in Bray in September 2007."?

Family of nurse released in Australia 'over the moon' - The Irish Times - Tue, Jun 21, 2011

Family of nurse released in Australia 'over the moon' - The Irish Times - Tue, Jun 21, 2011: "Following a five-day trial, a jury "took 13 hours to convict" O’Loughlin, who had been working in Australia as a registered nurse. The trial was told O’Loughlin attacked a 34-year-old local woman, who cannot be named, in the female toilets of the hotel."?

John Gill V John O'Doherty

John Gill V John O'Doherty: "Low Standards in High Places"?THE"REAL"REASONS PROJECT?

How do you name and shame members of the Irish legal and judicial system

How do you name and shame members of the Irish legal and judicial system: "Does the world at large know or realise the horrific pain and suffering inflicted on vulnerable people in the Republic by the thugs and gangsters within the Irish legal and judicial system?"

Interview with Tomás Mac Giolla in Hot Press… « The Cedar Lounge Revolution

Interview with Tomás Mac Giolla in Hot Press… « The Cedar Lounge Revolution: "The funny thing
about Obama is, his campaign was the first time in
America that class was brought into it. They don’t
recognise the working class over there, but they don’t
recognise the underclass here."?OPTIONS FOR REGULATING GAMBLING IN IRELAND?
WHEN LAWS APPLY TO SOME AND NOT TO OTHERS?

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Land and Investors Coming on Board for Tipperary Venue - Local - Tipperary Star

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Land and Investors Coming on Board for Tipperary Venue - Local - Tipperary Star: "'I was probably 80 per cent dishonest in my dealings with other people'?"

Land and Investors Coming on Board for Tipperary Venue - Local - Tipperary Star

Land and Investors Coming on Board for Tipperary Venue - Local - Tipperary Star: "Richard saw the world through the eyes of a Garda, then through those of a salesman"?

€17m Garda overtime bill for dropped cases, says DPP - The Irish Times - Mon, Jun 06, 2011

€17m Garda overtime bill for dropped cases, says DPP - The Irish Times - Mon, Jun 06, 2011: "€17m Garda overtime bill for dropped cases, says DPP"?PLAYING THE GAME KNOWN AS THE"SYSTEM"AT TAXPAYERS EXPENCE?

Barristers' public role under threat, AG tells meeting - The Irish Times - Mon, Jun 06, 2011

Barristers' public role under threat, AG tells meeting - The Irish Times - Mon, Jun 06, 2011: "Máire Whelan SC told the conference of the Bar Council in Galway at the weekend that the Bar had been able to serve the community because of its existence as a collection of individuals of independence and integrity who were free to follow their own lights, even if it resulted in the disturbance of the status quo."?

FG TD calls on Shatter to break legal circle ‘cartel’- Irish Times, May 30th : Joe O'Reilly; Joe OReilly TD representing Cavan; Bailieborough, Cootehill, Virginia, Shercock, Kingscourt

FG TD calls on Shatter to break legal circle ‘cartel’- Irish Times, May 30th : Joe O'Reilly; Joe OReilly TD representing Cavan; Bailieborough, Cootehill, Virginia, Shercock, Kingscourt: "Fine Gael TD Joe O’Reilly claimed the Law Library and Law Society worked together “to artificially divide the work of a lawyer in two”, saying solicitors should appear regularly before the Supreme Court as advocates."?
"Nearly six years ago the Competition Authority published a ground-breaking report on soaring legal fees in Ireland. Scathing of the legal profession – both solicitors and barristers – the authority's then chairman, John Fingleton, blamed anti-competitive and antiquated practices for keeping costs high. The report, and a subsequent study commissioned by former justice minister Michael McDowell, recommended sweeping changes to bring legal fees down"?

Monday, June 20, 2011

The Battle Continues in Wisconsin

The Battle Continues in Wisconsin: "But a vocal and diverse number of social sectors in Wisconsin continue to reject the idea that a fiscal crisis is the real driving force behind the far-reaching legislation that will also have major implications in such areas as education, health care, public services and transportation, and immigration."?

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

For Years, Deaf Boys Tried to Tell of Priest’s Abuse - NYTimes.com: "They were deaf, but they were not silent. For decades, a group of men who were sexually abused as children by the Rev. Lawrence C. Murphy at a school for the deaf in Wisconsin reported to every type of official they could think of that he was a danger, according to the victims and church documents"?

Public Inquiry · Frank Daly, CEO of NAMA, is not to be trusted

Public Inquiry · Frank Daly, CEO of NAMA, is not to be trusted: "I felt the allegations were so serious that I reproduced and published the entire interview and sent a copy to the National Assets Management Agency (NAMA), the National Treasury Management Agency (NTMA), the Dept. of Finance and to the Office of Corporate Enforcement (ODCE)."?

Turn Off That Camera! Filming The Police At Work | On Point with Tom Ashbrook#comment-108688#comment-108688#comment-108688#comment-108688#comment-108688

Turn Off That Camera! Filming The Police At Work On Point with Tom Ashbrook#comment-108688#comment-108688#comment-108688#comment-108688#comment-108688: "But in the era of the citizen journalist, should making a video mean an arrest? Who’s the watchdog then?"

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Las Vegas comes to Co Tipperary - The Irish Times - Sat, Jun 18, 2011

Las Vegas comes to Co Tipperary - The Irish Times - Sat, Jun 18, 2011: "I was probably 80 per cent dishonest in my dealings with other people"?

Las Vegas comes to Co Tipperary - The Irish Times - Sat, Jun 18, 2011

Las Vegas comes to Co Tipperary - The Irish Times - Sat, Jun 18, 2011: "ABOUT THREE YEARS ago, the Independent TD Michael Lowry and the Thurles-born millionaire businessman Richard Quirke met for the first time, in a farmhouse on land owned by Dick O’Connell"?

Rostrevor House: 'Abuse allegations are all because my daughters are pretty' | Mail Online

Rostrevor House: 'Abuse allegations are all because my daughters are pretty' Mail Online: "Extraordinarily, Mrs Lipsett even blames the attention her home has been given on the fact she has three attractive daughters."?

Everybody's Drinkin' by Damo & Ivor (Official Video)

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Public Inquiry · Noel Dempsey: I feel your pain

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Public Inquiry · Noel Dempsey: I feel your pain: "'As a government minister Dempsey is on a salary of about €250,000. He pays for nothing, not for phone, not for transport, not for food, not for accommodation and a large percentage of his expenses are tax free.'?I WOULDNT MIND FEELING SOME OF HIS OR HIS FAMILIES PAIN ON THAT KIND OF DOUGH?"

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Medb Ruane: Misery isn't a strong enough word for the conditions in our mental health institutions - Medb Ruane, Columnists - Independent.ie

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Medb Ruane: Misery isn't a strong enough word for the conditions in our mental health institutions - Medb Ruane, Columnists - Independent.ie: "'What Miriam saw was squalor masquerading as healthcare and 'fear of retribution' silencing people's critical voices.'ADVANCING THE LINGUISTIC RIGHTS OF THE IRISH DEAF COMMUNITY,BY PAUL O CONNELL.(THE DESPAIR OF SILENCE)BY B.O'CONNELL?"

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Search Results justice delayed is justice denied « Oconnellpadd13's Blog

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Search Results justice delayed is justice denied « Oconnellpadd13's Blog: "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.: "ENCOURAGECHANGE"paddoconnell8@gmail.com: Top garda attacks McVerry over abuse

http://paddoconnell.blogspot.com/2010/05/encouragechangepaddoconnell8gmailcom.html: "?'THE DESPAIR OF SILENCE,BY B.O'CONNELL?"

Abused: Breaking The Silence - Political World ~ Irish Politics & International Politics

Abused: Breaking The Silence - Political World ~ Irish Politics & International Politics: "Doesn't all the above illustrate perfectly why it is so hard for victims of CLERGY SEXUAL TERRORISM to report abuse! Look at the friends these deviants have and, let us be honest, what friends do victims have? Then again with a friend like Mary Kenny on your side who'd need enemies."?

Bernard Lynch serves as assistant to his junior minister wife, but also served a year behind bars | Mail Online

Bernard Lynch serves as assistant to his junior minister wife, but also served a year behind bars Mail Online: "‘He had a great sense of justice, a great sense of fairness,’ she said. ‘He was a great and dependable voluntary worker. His motivation was always to do something just, to benefit others and to help people. He wasn’t motivated by any sense of materialism at all. I would say that was absent from him."?

One Child International

One Child International: "One Child International Inc., is a U.S. and Ireland-based non-profit which speaks out for those in society who can't - children. One Child International’s mission is to protect children from abuse. We do by giving children a voice and by speaking out on their behalf."?

Irish Politics, Current Affairs and Magazine Archive - Politico.ie | Barry Andrews: A failed Minister for Children?

Irish Politics, Current Affairs and Magazine Archive - Politico.ie Barry Andrews: A failed Minister for Children?: "Revealed records from 40 years ago show that the same issues were being discussed then. And what has happened in the meantime? Nothing, except the continuing transfer of wealth from the taxpayer to an elite few who compile these reports. These people are among the same elite who manage Ireland's meaningless tribunals."?

Defending the Magdalene laundries

Defending the Magdalene laundries: "The Irish members were anxious that the law should simply remain as it was. The honourable member for East Mayo (Mr Dillon) had asked were there any scandals to complain of in the management of these reformatory institutions in Ireland."?

Saturday, June 18, 2011

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

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

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

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: 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.'?"

Shatter sorry for Reynolds comments - The Irish Times - Fri, Jun 17, 2011

Shatter sorry for Reynolds comments - The Irish Times - Fri, Jun 17, 2011: "In a highly personalised rebuke, Mr Shatter told a meeting of Templemore Town Council: “Mr Reynolds has great difficulty in accurately reporting anything. He constantly and consistently engages in tabloid sensationalism of the worst kind and frequently gets it very wrong.”"

Shatter sorry for Reynolds comments - The Irish Times - Fri, Jun 17, 2011

Shatter sorry for Reynolds comments - The Irish Times - Fri, Jun 17, 2011: "In a highly personalised rebuke, Mr Shatter told a meeting of Templemore Town Council: “Mr Reynolds has great difficulty in accurately reporting anything. He constantly and consistently engages in tabloid sensationalism of the worst kind and frequently gets it very wrong.”"?

Friday, June 17, 2011

Public Inquiry · The irrational mind of Catholic militant Mary Kenny

Public Inquiry · The irrational mind of Catholic militant Mary Kenny: "Catholic militant, Mary Kenny, writing in the Irish Catholic, makes the ridiculous claim that atheism is nothing more than an offshoot of Communism."?LABELS?

How does someone die of hypothermia at home in Ireland in 2011? - Page 9 - Political World ~ Irish Politics & International Politics

How does someone die of hypothermia at home in Ireland in 2011? - Page 9 - Political World ~ Irish Politics & International Politics: "The presenter only allowed Dessie Ellis from SF to comment. He said that her death was a tragic one and needed investigation because of the implications for the Council, etc but at the moment it was one in which it was difficult to comment on until the full inquest hearing took place. Very quickly he was interrupted by, I think, Bill Tormey who said 'we cant say there are implications for the Council yet, etc'. The presenter cut the question off at that stage"?

'I spoke to Catherine Nevin as a humanitarian,' says FG councillor

'I spoke to Catherine Nevin as a humanitarian,' says FG councillor: "FINE Gael councillor Bill Tormey said he had a "moral" obligation as a 'humanitarian' to speak to Catherine Nevin in prison when he was asked to read her an article on her conviction."?

'I spoke to Catherine Nevin as a humanitarian,' says FG councillor

'I spoke to Catherine Nevin as a humanitarian,' says FG councillor: "'I spoke to Catherine Nevin as a humanitarian,' says FG councillor"?I SUPPOSE SOME IN THIS WORLD ARE MORE HUMAN THAN OTHERS?ESPECIALLY THOSE WHO ARE ALLEGED TO SUFFER FROM A MENTAL ILLNESS?

Rachel Peavoy Protest Ballymun | swp.ie

Rachel Peavoy Protest Ballymun swp.ie: "Catherine Greene, spokesperson for the Justice for Rachel Peavoy campaign, added: “This was in breach of Rachel’s basic rights for re-housing; despite living in intolerable conditions her pleas for re-housing for her two young boys and herself were completely ignored by Dublin City Council and others who were in a position to help."?

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

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Hypothermia death: Calls to switch on heat ‘ignored’ Irish Examiner: "It will be interesting to see what kind of change they propose to bring about in relation to the questions put to the political leaders by the irish daily mail on my behalf about Rachael's case.Our new leader Enda Kenny said'I was shocked at what happened and will be raising it with members of the council.It is not acceptable that a young mother can die in that way this year.Eamon Gilmore said the case of Rachel Peavoy was truly shocking ,labour has been campaigning for years for a proper fuel poverty strategy.Gerry Adams said it is an absolute outrage that a woman found dead in ballymun last year died of hypothermia because she had no heating.There are many people and communities who have already been so badly served by the political elite."?I WAS AT A PEACEFUL PROTEST TODAY "JUSTICE FOR RACHEL PEAVOY"OUTSIDE DUBLIN CITY COUNCIL OFFICE IN BALLYMUN,AND I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW WHAT ENDA KENNY HAS DONE SINCE HE TOLD THE IRISH DAILY MAIL HE WOULD BE RAISING THE ISSUE WITH MEMBERS OF THE COINCIL?

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Why This Is Important | FAIR

Why This Is Important FAIR: "The Tainted Blood Scandal, in which 60,000 Canadians were infected with hepatitis C, many of them fatally.
The Gun Registry Scandal, in which a program with a budget of $2 million spent $1 billion without authorization or reporting of the cost overrun to Parliament.
The Sponsorship Scandal, in which millions of dollars of public money were diverted illegally to government-favoured advertising agencies."?SOUND FAMILIAR?

Top Stories | FAIR

Top Stories FAIR: "A little-known federal tribunal set up four years ago is finally handling its first case. The Public Servants Disclosure Protection Tribunal (PSDPT) was created to help protect public servants from retaliation if they blew the whistle on immoral or illegal activities in government."?

Top Stories | FAIR

Top Stories FAIR: "Interim commissioner Dion explains clearly, candidly and accurately what he is doing – a welcome and refreshing change from the patronizing, self-congratulatory and misleading fluff that Ouimet served up year after year. I found her reports extremely disturbing, especially when punctuated by the desperate calls we were receiving from truthtellers who had been fobbed off or abused by her office."?

‘Talking your way to the top’ A sociological examination of the role of elite education in the reproduction of privilege in

‘Talking your way to the top’ A sociological examination of the role of elite education in the reproduction of privilege in: "From a conflict perspective, however, the reality is very different. From this view point, rather than operating to promote equality, the education system functions to reproduce and protect the interests of the dominant classes"?HENCE MY EXPERIENCED THEORY OF THE"GREY HAIRED MEN"I WILL CALL THEM THE"STATE'S"FISHER MEN,BUT THE FISH THEY CATCH ARE KIDS FROM WORKING-CLASS AREA'S.THE REASON I BELIEVE THIS IS BECAUSE OF WHAT HAPPENED TO ME IN THE VERY EARLY 1960s I WAS ACCUSED IN THE WRONG OF COMMITTING A CRIME AND FOR THE FIRST TIME IN MY LIFE ENDED UP IN A GARDA STATION.I WAS QUESTIONED FOR HOURS, THIS WAS REPEATED A NUMBER OF TIMES, WHILE THIS WAS GOING ON THERE WAS THIS GREY HAIRED MAN SMOKING A PIPE WHO SAT IN A CORNER NOT SAYING A WORD.BECAUSE OF THIS INCIDENT I WAS BROUGHT TO THE STATION ON A NUMBER OF OCCASIONS EACH TIME THIS GREY HAIRED MAN JUST SAT THERE SMOKING HIS PIPE NOT SAYING A WORD.THE REST YOU COULD SAY IS HISTORY,BUT AFTER MANY MANY YEARS IT DAWNED ON ME THAT THE PURPOSE OF THIS GREY-HAIRED MAN WAS TO SEE IF ANYONE FROM A WORKING-CLASS BACKGROUND HAD IN ANY WAY THE POTENTIAL TO BE A"LEADER"OF ANYKIND,AND IF THEY HAD THEN THE STATE(GREY-HAIRED MAN)WOULD MAKE SURE THEIR LIFE WAS DESTROYED FOREVER.?CHECK IT OUT ON PUBLIC INQUIRY"IRISH CORRUPTION"?I WAS 13 or 14 YEARS AT THE TIME AND WORKED IN THE MAGIC POLISH COMPANY.?

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

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: 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?"

Public Inquiry · Brendan Keenan: A disturbingly ignorant journalist

Public Inquiry · Brendan Keenan: A disturbingly ignorant journalist: "When a formal complaint was made against Callely the Garda Commissioner, the highest ranking policeman in the state, effectively put the investigation on hold because he was waiting for ‘more clarification’ from a lowly civil servant."?

The Magdalene women - The Irish Times - Thu, Jun 16, 2011

The Magdalene women - The Irish Times - Thu, Jun 16, 2011: "Judges knew, lawyers knew, teachers knew, civil servants knew, childcare workers knew, gardaí knew. Not to know was not an option,” she said."?

The Magdalene women - The Irish Times - Thu, Jun 16, 2011

The Magdalene women - The Irish Times - Thu, Jun 16, 2011: "In one of those biting ironies of history the last Magdalene laundry in Ireland, which closed in 1996, was located on Sean MacDermott Street in Dublin. It is named after the executed signatory of the 1916 Proclamation of Independence which promised to cherish all the children of the nation equally. Could there be a more bitter comment on 20th century Ireland?"

Shatter defends appointment of political donor to part-time post - The Irish Times - Thu, Jun 16, 2011

Shatter defends appointment of political donor to part-time post - The Irish Times - Thu, Jun 16, 2011: "The Government appointed barrister Oliver Connolly as an external “confidential recipient” for complaints from gardaí about corruption in the force, on a salary of €12,500 a year."

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: irishhealth.com - Discussion History

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: irishhealth.com - Discussion History: "'Well from my first hand experience,of our unhealthy mental health services since the year 2000 god help anyone and,their families needing practical help in a hurry from the irish mental health services.slan'?"

Family begged for help days before mum's fatal overdose - National News, Frontpage - Independent.ie

Family begged for help days before mum's fatal overdose - National News, Frontpage - Independent.ie: "She said the lack of communication between the health service agencies, the lack of family involvement with her daughter's doctors and the non-availability of emergency social services all contributed to her daughter taking the overdose."?

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

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

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Senator David Norris - My Blog: Order of Business - 16th December 2008: ".'WHEN FACTS ARE STRANGER THAN FICTION?"

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Guest Post: Griffin on the Final Report of the National Commission on Restorative Justice - Human Rights in Ireland

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Guest Post: Griffin on the Final Report of the National Commission on Restorative Justice - Human Rights in Ireland: "'The report refers to the need for reparation and 'restitution for the "harm caused" by the offender to the victim,'?"VICTIM'S?

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: ENCOURAGECHANGE.: ENCOURAGECHANGE.: donnaca o connell and emily o reilly - Google Search

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: ENCOURAGECHANGE.: ENCOURAGECHANGE.: donnaca o connell and emily o reilly - Google Search: "'FUNNY OLD WORLD ISENT IT?''"

Public Inquiry · Joan Collins joins Bertie Ahern on the arsehole of humanity

Public Inquiry · Joan Collins joins Bertie Ahern on the arsehole of humanity: "By engaging in the same old nepotism and pathetically trying to defend her actions with the same old dishonest arguments, Collins has betrayed those who hoped she was a force for change."?

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

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

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

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: SSRN-On Reconciling Irreconcilables: Neo-Liberal Globalisation and Human Rights by Paul O'Connell: "'On Reconciling Irreconcilables: Neo-Liberal Globalisation and Human Rights'FAIR AND EQUAL ACCESS TO EDUCATION FOR THE LESS WELL OFF AND CONNECTED"?

V V: Why Marx was right

V V: Why Marx was right: "As the International Monetary Fund (IMF) attempts to bail out the crisis-ridden Portuguese, Irish and Greek economies from the profligacy of consumer capitalism and the limitations of neo-liberalism become increasingly apparent, there is a growing appreciation for Marx’s predictions of globalisation, rampant capitalism and the instability of international finance"?

Blawg Review #247

Blawg Review #247: "James Bain spent 35 years in Florida’s prisons for a crime. A crime he did not commit. And now, he has been invited to ring the Liberty Bell in Philadelphia on Martin Luther King Day:"?

CLASS BIAS IN HIGHER EDUCATION: Law Schools Should be Juice Bars

CLASS BIAS IN HIGHER EDUCATION: Law Schools Should be Juice Bars: "This blog is devoted to discussion of class bias in higher education. My specific interest is in legal education where most law professors are supplied by a small number of elite schools. I am interested in the manifestations of this bias and solutions. My experience is that the bias affects everything from hiring to acceptable forms of dress and discourse. The dominant characteristic of those in power is a 'sense of entitlement.'"?

Comment: The Irish Economy and the Inconvenient Truth

Comment: The Irish Economy and the Inconvenient Truth: "If they haven't shares, all of them have gold plated pensions - that would require funding of 28% of salary for 40 years in the private sector to reach comparability - as have the Ministers who received two benchmarking payments. As with the rest of the public service, their targets were also illusory."?THEN AND NOW?

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: ENCOURAGECHANGE.: ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Lijit | paddoconnell

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: ENCOURAGECHANGE.: ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Lijit paddoconnell: "'If Jesus was the son of a poor intinerant carpenter with some'Radical'ideas,'nobody would have been concerned about what he said'"?AND WOULD ALSO MORE THAN LIKELY HAVE ENDED UP IN A PAUPERS GRAVE?

New book claims Jesus 'was the son of a middle-class architect' | Mail Online#comments#comments#comments

New book claims Jesus 'was the son of a middle-class architect' Mail Online#comments#comments#comments: "'Christ enjoyed social privileges unavailable to an uneducated itinerant carpenter. Not only was he able to clear the official Temple market on two occasions without interference but he was also able to teach unhindered in the Temple courts and synagogues."?

POLITICAL: International Mens Organisation

POLITICAL: International Mens Organisation: "The 'GAVEL' only one element that reminds us that MASONS control the legal systems across the globe, that keep the ruling elite in the vast opulence they think they are ENTITLED to , while ensuring the peasants remain active members of their enslavement club and who they leech off of at every opportunity. Men for far to long have been weakened and impoverished by a twisted judicial mafia only to happy to use those 'LAWS' to destroy the families of those not part of their creepy establishment clubs."?AND CHRIST DIED FOR"ALL"OUR SINS?

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Lies in a Mirror: An Essay on Evil and Deceit by Peter Charleton

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Lies in a Mirror: An Essay on Evil and Deceit by Peter Charleton: "'Call this condition ‘deceit’ - a condition when taken to its ultimate results in the destruction of the ‘victim’.'?THE VICTIM BEEN THE CITIZENS OF IRELAND AND THEIR IRISH SOVEREIGNTY?"

Cancer mum's desperate plea for help - City News, National News - Herald.ie

Cancer mum's desperate plea for help - City News, National News - Herald.ie: "As bankers are buying up fleets of brand new cars with public money, Rhoda Crosbie has been condemned to die in a filthy one-bedroom flat as her children look on."?SO MUCH FOR EQUALITY IRISH STYLE?

Bankers told 'lies, after lies, after lies' - The Irish Times - Thu, Jun 16, 2011

Bankers told 'lies, after lies, after lies' - The Irish Times - Thu, Jun 16, 2011: "“You told lies, after lies, after lies,” said Pat King. “But let us assume for a moment you are not liars and you are just incompetent. If you are incompetent, then you should shuffle off. It is nothing personal but why do you not just go? We do not trust you.”"?ORDINARY CITIZENS LIVE IN APPALLING CONDITIONS,WHILE BANKERS AND THEIR FAMILIES LIVE IT UP BECAUSE THEY ARE"ENTITLED"TO,ACCORDING TO THEIR CONTRACTS?

Padraig O'Morain: Shame on us all for letting this happen - Opinion, Frontpage - Herald.ie

Padraig O'Morain: Shame on us all for letting this happen - Opinion, Frontpage - Herald.ie: "How can it be that this family and others live in a rat-infested and sewage-infested building? How can such an abomination be tolerated in our sophisticated society?"BECAUSE THOSE WHO RULE AND THEIR WELL PAID "MASS GOING"PUPPETS DONT GIVE A FUC?

My only problem with Brian was his politics - The Irish Times - Wed, Jun 15, 2011

My only problem with Brian was his politics - The Irish Times - Wed, Jun 15, 2011: "And yet, when the crisis broke on September 29th, 2008, his reflex was to give the most extensive possible guarantee to the banks, with the least protection for this society from this going wrong. Brian Lenihan would have seen this to be in the national interest but this view seems to have been informed by a conviction about the sacrosanct character of financial institutions and the subordinate status of the welfare of ordinary people"?

St. Thomas, the Apostle

St. Thomas, the Apostle: "If Thomas was "pessimistic", he was also sturdily loyal."?

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 IN IRELAND?

‘Talking your way to the top’ A sociological examination of the role of elite education in the reproduction of privilege in

‘Talking your way to the top’ A sociological examination of the role of elite education in the reproduction of privilege in: "but is more accuratelydescribed as a demonstration of the impact of continuing class inequality in theIrish education system."?

‘Talking your way to the top’ A sociological examination of the role of elite education in the reproduction of privilege in

‘Talking your way to the top’ A sociological examination of the role of elite education in the reproduction of privilege in: "With six of the eight Irish Supreme Court judges (The SupremeCourt of Ireland 2009), and a disproportionate number of politicians (SundayTribune, 2003) and business leaders having spent their formative years in theseschools (CRO 2009; Cairnduff 1999), it is clear that investing in elite educationpays rich dividends"?THE GREY HAIRED MEN?

Courts Service Board

Courts Service Board: "Mr. Noel Waters, Assistant Secretary, Department of Justice and Equality,
an Officer of the Minister nominated by the Minister"?

Minister Brian Lenihan Announces New Office of the Minister for Children - Historic Development Which Places Children at the Heart of Government

Minister Brian Lenihan Announces New Office of the Minister for Children - Historic Development Which Places Children at the Heart of Government: "The Minister also confirmed that the Government has approved the appointment of Ms. Sylda Langford as Director General of the Office of the Minister for Children. Ms. Langford, who is currently Assistant Secretary with the Department of Justice, Equality and Law Reform, will transfer to the Department of Health and Children."?

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Archdiocese of Dublin - 10/2/2011 Prison Chaplains say report must change system

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Archdiocese of Dublin - 10/2/2011 Prison Chaplains say report must change system: "'The public need to know. The former Inspector of Prisons, Mr Justice Dermot Kinlen noted what he described as the Ministerial and Departmental 'Obsession With Power, Control And Secrecy' and simply described the current system where 70% fail to benefit from imprisonment as - a terrible waste of money.'?"

Minister making a mockery of justice

Minister making a mockery of justice: "It raises a big question for Sean Aylward: why did the secretary general feel no compunction about releasing confidential information about a prison chaplain, yet become seemingly apoplectic that journalist Mick McCaffrey should publish extracts of a completed report which was highly critical of the garda handling of a weak and vulnerable individual?"

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

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Call for Magdalene survivors redress - The Irish Times - Fri, Oct 08, 2010: "'She had met with “harassment”, “lies” and “a road block” at every stage'?"
"Bearing in mind the understandable mistrust that many of those who have been in institutional care have for the State and its various institutions the legal team would propose that at least consideration be given by this Division to the following arrangement in the interests of ensuring firstly that the interests of those affected are protected and, secondly, that the inquiry is conducted in an orderly and efficient manner."

Mourners: who attended the funeral - The Irish Times - Mon, May 23, 2011

Mourners: who attended the funeral - The Irish Times - Mon, May 23, 2011: "Mr Justice Frank Clarke"?

Public Inquiry · Be very afraid

Public Inquiry · Be very afraid: "Where was the horror anger outrage when a homeless man got crushed to death in a refuse lorry because he was forced by this society to sleep in a wheeliebin?Who brought his tragic death up in the Dail?Who held a minutes silence for his tragic soul?"UNDER THE CONSTITUTION IN IRELAND WE ARE ALL EQUAL?

Public Inquiry · Be very afraid

Public Inquiry · Be very afraid: "Are they going to change the system of the rich powerful connected articulate well educated vs the uneducated,unconnected,underprivleged"?

Public Inquiry · State sponsored legal rackets

Public Inquiry · State sponsored legal rackets: "Ruthless and corrupt politicians, bankers and other white collar criminals all rest easy in their beds in the secure knowledge that they and their ill gotten gains are well protected by a myriad of state sponsored legal rackets."?THE REAL REASONS PROJECT?

Public Inquiry · Greece v Ireland

Public Inquiry · Greece v Ireland: "Jobs paid for with state funding or borrowing, for which no citizen is allowed to apply? Can that be legal. If it is have we legalised nepotism?"

ONE | Join The Fight Against Extreme Poverty

ONE Join The Fight Against Extreme Poverty: "ONE is a grassroots advocacy and campaigning organization that fights extreme poverty and preventable disease, particularly in Africa, by raising public awareness and pressuring political leaders to support smart and effective policies and programs that are saving lives, helping to put kids in school and improving futures"?

"ENCOURAGECHANGE"paddoconnell8@gmail.com: encouragechange's Bookmarks on Delicious

http://encouragechange.blogspot.com/2009/08/encouragechanges-bookmarks-on-delicious.html: "'How can kids from a disadvantaged background who spend years studying cope in irish society against a culture of 'legal corruption'that involves favours,vested interests,patronage,and personal relationships?'"

"ENCOURAGECHANGE"paddoconnell8@gmail.com: Google Reader - encouragechange's shared items

http://encouragechange.blogspot.com/2009/08/google-reader-encouragechanges-shared_1594.html: "It has to be said there is nothing worse than been ignored'?"BY THOSE WHO ARE ALLEGED TO REPRESENT YOU IN PUBLIC LIFE?

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

http://encouragechange.blogspot.com/2009/08/canadian-human-rights-commission.html: "CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS THAT REMAIN MEANINGLESS IN PRACTICE?"

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: ENCOURAGECHANGE.: ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Faceless, Nameless and Shameless

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: ENCOURAGECHANGE.: ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Faceless, Nameless and Shameless: "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?''"

Group demands health reform as report links life expectancy to location | BreakingNews.ie

Group demands health reform as report links life expectancy to location BreakingNews.ie: "A new report from Think Tank for Action on Social Change (TASC) has claimed that people who live in a deprived area or work in an unskilled job are more likely to be sick and to die at a younger age."?

Daughter tells of pain over missing mother | Irish Examiner

Daughter tells of pain over missing mother Irish Examiner: "'If we had got the help "then" that we got now, we believe we would have found her.'"?

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: ENCOURAGECHANGE.: SISTER XAVIERIA AND "CHILD KILLING" IN GOLDENBRIDGE

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: ENCOURAGECHANGE.: SISTER XAVIERIA AND "CHILD KILLING" IN GOLDENBRIDGE: "'''They got no justice 42 years ago and they got no justice today,'"?

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: About FLAC » Past Recipients : FLAC (Free Legal Advice Centres)

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: About FLAC » Past Recipients : FLAC (Free Legal Advice Centres): "DID MICHELLE OBAMA GET THAT REGISTERED MAIL FROM IRELAND?"

Society of St. Vincent de Paul | Social Justice | About the Society of St Vincent de Paul, SVP Ireland, non-profit organisation, person-to-person contact, people in need, direct assistance

Society of St. Vincent de Paul Social Justice About the Society of St Vincent de Paul, SVP Ireland, non-profit organisation, person-to-person contact, people in need, direct assistance: "To make a real and positive difference to people's everyday lives."?

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

BBC News - Smithwick Tribunal into murder of Breen and Buchanan

BBC News - Smithwick Tribunal into murder of Breen and Buchanan: "In 2009 the attorney general confirmed that information given by potential witnesses, including an IRA informer, cannot be used in a future prosecution and any witnesses would be given immunity."?
"HOODWINKED
BY Helen Kavanagh-Ronan
A Synopsis

Written in 2007 Hoodwinked is a Postmodern work, involving three disembodied characters, suspended between existence and oblivion:
The three characters explore the universal theme of what it means to be human, through lyrical exchanges in a surreal setting.
The absurdity of Celtic Tiger Ireland is sub-textually put under the writer’s philosophical lens.
To put it quite simply; Hoodwinked is a poetic and somewhat amusing exchange of banter between three characters: one waiting to be born, one waiting to die and the third acts as a mediator or a guide. This is NOT a religious work if anything it is a-religious."

Monday, June 13, 2011

Dublin Poverty - Mount Pleasant Buildings (Part 2 of 2)

Dublin Poverty - Mount Pleasant Buildings (Part 1 of 2)

The real villain in Corrib gas controversy – Royal Dutch Shell plc .com

The real villain in Corrib gas controversy – Royal Dutch Shell plc .com: "It is readily apparent that if the Irish people are truly unhappy with the way the government has handled the situation (and they should be), then they are probably going to have to give their elected officials the ‘boot’, and replace them with individuals who will be responsive to the will of the Irish people"?JOKE?

Methane contamination of drinking water accompanying gas-well drilling and hydraulic fracturing

Methane contamination of drinking water accompanying gas-well drilling and hydraulic fracturing: "Methane contamination of drinking water accompanying gas-well drilling and hydraulic fracturing"?

Skating to the Financial Abyss | Consortiumnews

Skating to the Financial Abyss Consortiumnews: "One juicy sex scandal involving one or more pols gets more ink than all the investigations of how special interests, well-paid lobbyists, billionaire funders, think-tank gunslingers and slippery lawyers for hire operate to "serve the status quo" and stop even mild reforms that might cost the industries they work for money or influence."?

Celtic Tiger developers trying to scam Nama – Taoiseach - National News, Frontpage - Independent.ie

Celtic Tiger developers trying to scam Nama – Taoiseach - National News, Frontpage - Independent.ie: "Taoiseach Enda Kenny has declared concerns that developers could be buying back assets seized by Nama at knockdown prices. Mr Kenny said he had some indications that boom-time speculators who could not repay massive loans - now tied to the taxpayer - were attempting to repurchase their properties at their current prices."?

Graham Stringer MP, thinks Ed Miliband, for the sake of democracy, should seek to leave the EU. « The People's Pledge

Graham Stringer MP, thinks Ed Miliband, for the sake of democracy, should seek to leave the EU. « The People's Pledge: "The People’s Pledge is a campaign that brings you together with others in your constituency to demand your MP supports an EU referendum."?

Sunday, June 12, 2011

GANGLAND HIT VICTIM KILLED MY BROTHER; Grass Griffin 'helped murder'. - Free Online Library

GANGLAND HIT VICTIM KILLED MY BROTHER; Grass Griffin 'helped murder'. - Free Online Library: "Although he never faced charges over the killing of William 'Jock' Corbally, Jock's brother Eddie claimed gardai acted like his 'bodyguards' because Griffin had inside information on Dublin's criminal underworld."?

MAN CHARGED WITH EXECUTING GARDA INFORMER GRIFFIN; Gun suspect remanded in custody after hearing. - Free Online Library

MAN CHARGED WITH EXECUTING GARDA INFORMER GRIFFIN; Gun suspect remanded in custody after hearing. - Free Online Library: "Sergeant Adrian Whitelaw from Kilmainham station told the court he arrested Wildes on Monday evening and when charged the accused made no reply."?THE GREY HAIRED MEN?

State witness denies being informer for several years | Evening Echo

State witness denies being informer for several years Evening Echo: "He agreed that this had been the typical level of phone traffic between them since 2005 "and possibly earlier". However, he said he never told the garda anything."?

BoI lent top brass €50m as businesses refused cash - National News, Frontpage - Independent.ie

BoI lent top brass €50m as businesses refused cash - National News, Frontpage - Independent.ie: "FIFTY million euro that Bank of Ireland could have used last year to save hundreds of small businesses from going to the wall was lent to the bank's directors and people 'connected' to them instead, the Sunday Independent can reveal."?

Bereaved family take civil action against Mayo County Council

Bereaved family take civil action against Mayo County Council: "Tommy and Kathleen Gallagher, Bunnacurry, Achill Island, blame a temporary road coating – dense bitumen macadam (DBM) – plus the absence of warning signs for their daughter’s death on December 22, 2004"?

Michael Quinn vs Allied Irish Bank Receivers « informedminds

Michael Quinn vs Allied Irish Bank Receivers « informedminds: "Lets be clear, Michael has not refused to pay anything as you can hear for yourself in his own words as a group of selfless men and woman dig deep to lend whatever aid they may to fend off trespassers and their hired “security” from an American company K Tech Security. The bank maneuvered them with words of encouragement in regards to a potential (positive) solution to a ongoing matter the bank has been remiss in dealing with, into leaving their private property while they attempted to muscle the couple out of their property"?

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Man crawled in cell while covered in own excrement | Irish Examiner

Man crawled in cell while covered in own excrement Irish Examiner: "The Inspector of Prisons, Judge Michael Reilly, said the case was 'not unique'."?NO BEEN ABLE TO HIGH-LIGHT IT IS UNIQUE?

Huge increase in complaints to Ombudsman - National News, Frontpage - Independent.ie

Huge increase in complaints to Ombudsman - National News, Frontpage - Independent.ie: "Probe into discharge of seriously ill homeless man forces hospital change"?

Shatter welcomes nuns' position on inquiry - RTÉ News

Shatter welcomes nuns' position on inquiry - RTÉ News: "James Smith said the group would welcome any participation of the congregations in an inquiry that would bring about restorative justice for all survivors, especially an apology, reparations and "access to records."?

Ireland's poor children need action, not words | EnerPub - Energy Publisher

Ireland's poor children need action, not words EnerPub - Energy Publisher: "Despite myriad reports exposing child abuse over the past two years, no programs exist to combat it. Attempts to provide the corner stone of a child protection policy were "ignored" not once, but numerous times over 12 months. That corner stone was the simple proposal - by One Child International - to provide child abuse prevention and child protection information to the parents and caregivers of Ireland. Without this simple program any child protection policy is being built on sand."?

Ireland's poor children need action, not words | EnerPub - Energy Publisher

Ireland's poor children need action, not words EnerPub - Energy Publisher: "Despite myriad reports exposing child abuse over the past two years, no programs exist to combat it. Attempts to provide the corner stone of a child protection policy were "ignored" not once, but numerous times over 12 months. That corner stone was the simple proposal - by One Child International - to provide child abuse prevention and child protection information to the parents and caregivers of Ireland. Without this simple program any child protection policy is being built on sand."?

Friday, June 10, 2011

Public Inquiry · Greece and Ireland are the same

Public Inquiry · Greece and Ireland are the same: "The cause of the Irish crisis is exactly the same as that of Greece – Political corruption which has infected every sector of Irish society and ultimately destroyed our country.
No recovery is possible until that brutal fact is accepted and acted upon"?

Ombudsman links rise in complaints to recession - The Irish Times - Thu, Jun 09, 2011

Ombudsman links rise in complaints to recession - The Irish Times - Thu, Jun 09, 2011: "It also underlined the difficulty people continued to have in dealing with public bodies and the increasingly bureaucratic and complex administration of public policy."?YES IF THEY DONT KILL YOU WITH MOUNTAINS OF PAPER WORK,THEY ARE SURE TO KILL YOU WITH STRESS?

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Garda fights probe into alleged lesbian taunt at city station - City News, National News - Herald.ie

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Garda fights probe into alleged lesbian taunt at city station - City News, National News - Herald.ie: "The investigation against Sgt Paul Fanning, of Cabra Garda Station in Dublin, arises from a complaint made by Garda Emma Corcoran on grounds of sexual orientation, the High Court heard'?"

Garda sergeant loses court case - The Irish Times - Fri, Jun 10, 2011

Garda sergeant loses court case - The Irish Times - Fri, Jun 10, 2011: "Garda Sgt Oliver Moran, Kilmacrennan Garda station, Co Donegal, had also disputed the Garda ombudsman commission’s decision extending the six-month limit for completion of an investigation into a complaint by Josie Kelly that he was harassed between 2003 and 2007. Mr Justice John Hedigan ruled the decision to extend time was reasonable."?

Irish Presidential Election 2011 - Page 5 - SkyscraperCity

Irish Presidential Election 2011 - Page 5 - SkyscraperCity: " I have only met Cathal O’Searcaigh once on Wicklow St. in Dublin, I have no
other connection or relationship to him. I am a strong believer in natural justice
and if the allegations that were made in the documentary are true this is a matter
for the authorities to investigate and if necessary to prosecute if a crime has been
demonstrated."?Its great that everyone can give an opinion about"DEMOCRACY"ie those who want to run in the presidential election David Norris,Michael D Higgins,i once approached both of these people through correspondence about a serious matter concerning my family unit,in the case of Michael D i got an acknowledgment(and never heard from him since)in the case of Mr.Norris i hand delivered my correspondence to his north great georges st home,never heard from him either.?So it struck me as odd that the help i needed and what public representatives are supposed to help you with or investigate on your behalf, was given to Cathal O'Searcaigh after meeting him "Briefly"on wicklow st.As for all the other stuff Drugs,Prostitution,etc.How many of those condemening Mr.Norris avail of these services themselves?Let Those Without Sin Cast The First Stone?If All Politictians Were To Highlight Citizens Greviances "In The Cause Of Natural Justice" As Quickly After Only Meeting Someone Briefly As Mr Norris Did,Then the world would be a better place?

Sunday Business Post | Irish Business News

Sunday Business Post Irish Business News: "In other words, as stated in this column recently, the people of the country reject candidates who want to become TDs only for those same people to then become senators via another route. So people we have specifically singled out to not be paid public representatives become paid public representatives behind our backs."?

Government bills: planned legislation - The Irish Times - Wed, Apr 06, 2011

Government bills: planned legislation - The Irish Times - Wed, Apr 06, 2011: "Social Welfare and Pensions Bill: To provide for change to the Social Welfare Code required under the IMF/EU MoU, to make outstanding Budget 2011 changes to PRSI and to make changes to the Pensions Act 1990"?

Demand a referendum on the EU-IMF deal | Contact us at (01) 618 3449

Demand a referendum on the EU-IMF deal Contact us at (01) 618 3449: "Why not get to the root of the problem of inequality by also taxing wealth and capital? And why focus just on Irish incomes rather than on wealth generated in Ireland?"

Thursday, June 9, 2011

What Swami Ramdev wants from Indian Government? - AbhiSays.com

What Swami Ramdev wants from Indian Government? - AbhiSays.com: "— Replacing the British-inherited system of governance, administration, taxation, education, law and order with a swadeshi alternative"?

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

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: NEWS ABOUT GARDA OMBUDSMAN - VICTIMS OF THE STATE: "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"?THE"REAL"REASONS PROJECT?

Glamorous Lipsett sisters well known on city's glitzy social scene - City News, National News - Herald.ie

Glamorous Lipsett sisters well known on city's glitzy social scene - City News, National News - Herald.ie: "Her solicitor sister Sarah was due to marry Roches Stores heir Clive Roche in 2008, but the couple decided to part ways before they were due to walk up the aisle"?

Lies in a Mirror: An Essay on Evil and Deceit by Peter Charleton

Lies in a Mirror: An Essay on Evil and Deceit by Peter Charleton: "Of intriguing interest to many readers must be the author’s belief that the most successful persons involved in ‘evil’ believe their own ‘lies’ and that is why they are so convincing."?HE DOSENT SAY?

>Search Results justice delayed is justice denied « Oconnellpadd13′s Blog « Oconnellpadd13's Blog

>Search Results justice delayed is justice denied « Oconnellpadd13′s Blog « Oconnellpadd13's Blog: "““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?””"

Now gardai will probe abuse at horror home - National News, Frontpage - Independent.ie

Now gardai will probe abuse at horror home - National News, Frontpage - Independent.ie: "Gardai said the allegations will be fully investigated."???????

STILL SICK; EXCLUSIVE RAPISTS & ABUSERS.. Sex offenders are freed from jail with no treatment for their vile perversions. - Free Online Library

STILL SICK; EXCLUSIVE RAPISTS & ABUSERS.. Sex offenders are freed from jail with no treatment for their vile perversions. - Free Online Library: "DENNIS Cummins, 61, from Griffith Parade, Finglas East, was jailed last June for sexually assaulting an 82-year-old nun, and"?UNANSWERED QUESTIONS?

Horror nursing home director defends patient treatment - National News, Frontpage - Independent.ie

Horror nursing home director defends patient treatment - National News, Frontpage - Independent.ie: "Complaints against a member of staff at Rostrevor nursing home in Rathgar are the result of a 'personal vendetta' and have no basis in fact, Sarah Lipsett claimed."?

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Public Inquiry · Surely now, our worries are over.

Public Inquiry · Surely now, our worries are over.: "Such quick action, I’m sure, would have a significant impact on the 250 billion that the nation owes; would go a long way in reforming our corrupt political system and could even lead to a resolution of the EU/global financial crisis.
Surely now, our worries are over."?

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Let them eat cake, not the crumbs off the table… | Joe Higgins.eu

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Let them eat cake, not the crumbs off the table… Joe Higgins.eu: "'The resources of the billionaire philanthropists were created by social effort in the first place and in a rational economic system those resources would be available as of right for the good of society and not dependent on the whim of private individuals.'"?

Declan Costello - The Irish Times - Wed, Jun 08, 2011

Declan Costello - The Irish Times - Wed, Jun 08, 2011: "The name of Declan Costello is revered within Fine Gael. But his proposal for the creation of a “Just Society”, through the adoption of a social development strategy that would complement economic modernisation and redistribute the resulting wealth, was fiercely resisted when proposed in 1964"?THE GREY HAIRED MEN?

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Persona / Jerry Healy S.C. | Moriarty Tribunal

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

TDs break cronyism pledge by giving jobs to family members - National News, Frontpage - Independent.ie

TDs break cronyism pledge by giving jobs to family members - National News, Frontpage - Independent.ie: "Cronyism widespread despite FG election promise to stamp it out"?IF YOU COULD FRANCHISE CRONYISM TO THE UNEMPLOYED,NOBODY WOULD BE OUT OF WORK?

Corruption: Fine Gael, Fianna Fail and Labour Are All The Same – Political System Is Dead | Daily News Blog

Corruption: Fine Gael, Fianna Fail and Labour Are All The Same – Political System Is Dead Daily News Blog: "Broken promises to a politically ignorant electorate"?

New government accused of cronyism over lucrative PR contract | Irish News | IrishCentral

New government accused of cronyism over lucrative PR contract Irish News IrishCentral: "While in opposition, Fine Gael was very vocal about state contracts awarded to companies whose senior management had any connection whatever with Fianna Fail,” said McGrath"?

Life expectancy rises in UK but north-south divide widens | Society | The Guardian

Life expectancy rises in UK but north-south divide widens Society The Guardian: "'The rich have got richer and the poor have stayed the same"?

Ad agencies proclaim inequality | San Francisco Bay Guardian

Ad agencies proclaim inequality San Francisco Bay Guardian: "Simply put, a small plutocracy of wealthy elites drives a larger and larger share of total consumer spending and has outsize purchasing influence."?

Monarchy “perpetuates inequality” says Plaid AM | Left Foot Forward

Monarchy “perpetuates inequality” says Plaid AM Left Foot Forward: "“In the modern Wales people should not be subjects, we should be citizens. The monarchy represents a hereditary class system which perpetuates inequality."?

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Facebook | Vincent Browne

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Facebook Vincent Browne: "'Why don't ye make sure on future shows that you have a representative of people directly affected by the issue of debate?'BANG ON."?

Complaints to Ombudsman rise 30% - The Irish Times - Wed, Jun 08, 2011

Complaints to Ombudsman rise 30% - The Irish Times - Wed, Jun 08, 2011: "Ms O’Reilly strongly welcomed the Government’s commitment to extend the remit of her office to all publicly funded bodies. She said this had been promised since 1994 and would bring bodies dealing with prisons, refugees and applicants for citizenship under the remit of the ombudsman."?

Human rights for deaf people highlighted in County Tyrone - Northern Ireland News

Human rights for deaf people highlighted in County Tyrone - Northern Ireland News: "I encourage all public authorities to adopt the ‘Visible Voices’ approach, which shows the value of good communication in breaking down the barriers in society - barriers to services and information, barriers to understanding and perhaps barriers to human rights.”"? DEAF PEOPLE WHO ARE LEFT BEHIND,DESPITE THE FACT THEY HAVE VERY CARING PARENTS AND FAMILY?

Two worlds collide - AllDeaf.com

Two worlds collide - AllDeaf.com: "'Conor is profoundly deaf,' explains Sinead. 'We have our own communication, but I never learned Irish sign language. So when I'm with his friends, who are also profoundly deaf, I feel left out. That really frustrates me.'"?

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

ENCOURAGECHANGE.

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: "'Don’t expect a grandiose forewarning. Do not expect to be greeted by brown-shirted, jack-booted men proclaiming the establishment of a glorious new order, in which the 'Invisible Hand' and the Iron Heel maintain order and stability for the wealthy and comfortable."?

Spáilpín - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Spáilpín - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: "To reflect the misery and hardship in their everyday lives, many of their songs and poems were laments."?

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

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

Lies in a Mirror: An Essay on Evil and Deceit by Peter Charleton

Lies in a Mirror: An Essay on Evil and Deceit by Peter Charleton: "Call this condition ‘deceit’ - a condition when taken to its ultimate results in the destruction of the ‘victim’."?THE VICTIM BEEN THE CITIZENS OF IRELAND AND THEIR IRISH SOVEREIGNTY?

Dublin Literary Walking Tour, Dublin, Ireland, self-guided audio city walk

Dublin Literary Walking Tour, Dublin, Ireland, self-guided audio city walk: "Dublin Literary Walking Tour"

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

http://encouragechange.blogspot.com/2009/08/victims-of-legal-profession-society.html: "AS THE LATE PROFESSOR JOHN KELLY SAID:THE ULTIMATE PROTECTION OF HUMAN RIGHTS IN A DEMOCRACY LIES WITH THE PEOPLE THEMSELVES.
IF THEY ALLOW VILLIANS INTO GOVERNMENT ,A PIECE OF PAPER WILL NOT PROTECT THEM FROM THE "CONSEQUENCES",NOR MUST THEY ALLOW A FEW LEARNED (MEN OR WOMEN)IN WIGS AND GOWANS TO SAVE THE FOOLS FROM THE KNAVES THEY HAVE ELECTED?"

Dr.Paul Carson the socially disadvantaged in society speak a different language to that of middle class professionals - Google Search

Dr.Paul Carson the socially disadvantaged in society speak a different language to that of middle class professionals - Google Search: "as dr.paul carson once said the socially disadvantaged in our society speak a different language to that of the middle class ..."?And they are also treated different?As letter to the irish daily mail(7/6/2011)By F.White Dublin 6 will justify."NO CHANGE SO FAR"At a time when we discover that a judge would not jail a garda for a very serious assault,while people are going to jail in increasing numbers for non-payment of tv and dog licences,we learn that the dpp has yet to interview crucial witnesses in the anglo irish bank scandal.I am afraid it is going to take more than changing a government for"ordinary citizens"to obtain fairness?