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Sunday, July 31, 2011

Mass Non-Payment Campaign Needed to Defeat Household Tax | Joe Higgins.ie

Mass Non-Payment Campaign Needed to Defeat Household Tax Joe Higgins.ie: "Perhaps the Minister’s protests had to do with the fact that he admitted in many interviews, ‘I know it’s not fair, of course it’s not fair.’ This despite the Programme for Government promising an Ireland ‘that is built on fairness’ and standing for a ‘fair and equal society.’"?

Air Force Pulls Christian-Themed Ethics Training for Nuclear Missile Officers After Publication of Truthout Report | Truthout

Air Force Pulls Christian-Themed Ethics Training for Nuclear Missile Officers After Publication of Truthout Report Truthout: "The Air Force, in response to an exclusive report published by Truthout earlier this week, has withdrawn materials used in a training session that relied upon passages from the New and Old Testament and a quote from an ex-Nazi SS officer to teach missile officers about the morals and ethics of launching nuclear weapons."?

Africa Charity Project

Africa Charity Project: "So technically less than "One Thousand Euro" could be enough to kick start an entire village into the global community and help it feed itself. And heck, if already 'throwing around' this amount of money, why not also throw in an airpump and soccer ball and put a practical smile on the faces of the village?"WHAT COULD TWO HUNDRED THOUSAND EURO DO?

Melanie Verwoerd blasts former employers UNICEF | Mail Online

Melanie Verwoerd blasts former employers UNICEF Mail Online: "‘We knew Gerry Ryan longer than she knew him. All he was interested in was putting stuff up his nose, and drinking, drinking good whiskey."?

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Harper Government Trying to Silence Canadian Artist | Care2 Causes

Harper Government Trying to Silence Canadian Artist Care2 Causes: "I was under the impression that citizens of a democracy not only had the right to question governmental policies, they had the obligation. Apparently the Harper Government skipped that lesson in their civics classes."?

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Minister making a mockery of justice

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Minister making a mockery of justice: "'It is the perplexing attitude of Sean Aylward . . . the top civil servant in the Department of Justice, Equality and Law Reform . . . towards confidentiality which deserves closer scrutiny.'?"

UN committee hears ‘vast majority’ of women entered Magdalene Laundries voluntarily or with consent · TheJournal

UN committee hears ‘vast majority’ of women entered Magdalene Laundries voluntarily or with consent · TheJournal: "THE DEPARTMENT of Justice has told the UN that, as far as it is aware, the vast majority of women who went to Magdalene Laundries run by Catholic institutions in Ireland “went there voluntarily or, if they were minors, with the consent of their parents or guardians”."?

Compensate the Magdalene Women - Page 56

Compensate the Magdalene Women - Page 56: "Professor James Smith (Boston College), member of JFM’s advisory committee, said: “JFM today calls on the Irish state, to offer a formal state apology to all survivors of the Magdalene laundries and that the government immediately establish a statutory inquiry into these abuses. To do otherwise is to cause additional pain and suffering to the women and thereby bring further shame on our nation. The women and their children deserve justice now.”"?

Dowds seeks clarification from Shatter on non-cooperation of Anglo witnesses » Robert Dowds TD » The Labour Party

Dowds seeks clarification from Shatter on non-cooperation of Anglo witnesses » Robert Dowds TD » The Labour Party: "'We are already in a situation where justice delayed is justice denied.?COURTS FOR THE WORKING-CLASS,TRIBUNALS FOR THE ELITE AND WELL-CONNECTED.?

Turkmenistan jails bankers, says wants to stem graft | Reuters

Turkmenistan jails bankers, says wants to stem graft Reuters: "Turkmenistan has jailed three central bank officials convicted of corruption in an open trial, in what the gas-rich nation's leader says is a bid to stem graft."?CORRUPTION,WHITECOLLAR-CRIME,OR AS IT IS CALLED IN IRELAND"INAPPROPRIATE BEHAVIOUR"ONCE YOUR NOT WORKING-CLASS?

Dáil Éireann - 23/Jun/2011 Other Questions - Criminal Investigations

Dáil Éireann - 23/Jun/2011 Other Questions - Criminal Investigations: "How much of that Bill will be retrospective? In asking the Minister to apply his legal mind to this, is there a danger that cases we may bring, or charges that may be brought under the provisions of the new Bill, will be ruled out of order by the authorities in the context of the investigation, thus further delaying it?"DARA CALLERY TD FF SAID ALAN SHATTER MIN.FOR JUSTICE SEEMS TO HAVE SHIED AWAY FROM PURSUING THE ANGLO INVESTIGATION.THIS IS BLATANT"HYPORISY"FROM SOMEONE WHO INSISTED THEY WOULD"VIGOROUSLY"CHASE THOSE CONNECTED WITH THE BANK THAT ARE GUILTY OF WRONGDOING.(IRISH DAILY MAIL 30/7/2011).

Friday, July 29, 2011

Latest Blog Posts - One in Four

Latest Blog Posts - One in Four: "To act and defy the rule of law or not to act and hope that another child would not be sexually abused? In the past week we have seen from the Cloyne Report and the Donegal case exactly what happens when responsible people fail to act. On balance, I think that in this particular instance he has acted ethically."

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Social and Economic Inequality in Israel

Social and Economic Inequality in Israel: "Britain's Thatcher and America's Reagan were pivotal figures, endorsing elitism, class power, and private enterprise unconstrained by rules, regulations or taxes, producing inequality and social injustice."?THE"REAL"REASONS PROJECT?

Can Inequality Fuel Revolutions? | UN Dispatch

Can Inequality Fuel Revolutions? UN Dispatch: "A class that benefits disproportionately because of its unfair access to those who wield power. Mismanaging it can be catastrophic"?AS IRELAND HAS FOUND OUT?

Public Inquiry · Who’s watching the watchers?

Public Inquiry · Who’s watching the watchers?: "Ie the special previlage given to banks insurance companies etc.etc. is it because the elite have shares and a vested interest in thes companies?"

Irish judges the second highest paid in the world

Irish judges the second highest paid in the world: "'In order to respect the independence of the judiciary, the individual arrangements between a judge and the Revenue Commissioners for the making of such payments will be confidential.'"?THE IRISH DAILY MAIL COMMENT PAGE(28/7/2011)JUDGES WHO ARE IN DEBT MUST BE NAMED?I HAVE BEEN CALLING FOR THIS FOR YEARS"A DECLARATION OF INTERESTS"BY JUDGES AND GARDI.AS STATED IN THE MAIL"A JUDGE WHO IS FINANCIALLY INSECURE IS ONE WHO IS CONCEIVABLY OPEN TO CORRUPTION AS A RESULT OF THAT VULNERABILITY.HOW CAN JUDGES WHO MAY BE FINANCIALLY COMPROMISED THEMSELVES BE ALLOWED TO BOOT STRUGGLING MORTGAGE DEFAULTERS OUT OF THEIR HOMES?UNQUOTE.THE SAME WOULD APPLY IF JUDGES HAD SHARES IN BANKS WHO ALSO SOUGHT TO EVICT PEOPLE THROUGH THE COURTS?

Overhaul of conflicts of interest promised in 2011 – The Connexion

Overhaul of conflicts of interest promised in 2011 – The Connexion: "A new law, which will be debated this year, should define clear legal 'obligations of probity, impartiality, objectivity and integrity in public servants', said the report."?

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Call for Whistleblowers in the Kevin Tracey Case - Indymedia Ireland

Call for Whistleblowers in the Kevin Tracey Case - Indymedia Ireland: "In a coincidence almost too good to be true, an Inspector of the Gardaí approached to 'welcome ' him while he was explaining to Eric Byrne TD that he had been set up by Gardaí. Without missing a beat, Kevin turned to the Inspector and said 'And this man was responsible for a lot of it'.
The tall Inspector took off his cap, looked up to heaven and pleaded innocence but then left abruptly."?THE GREY HAIRED MEN?

Minister for Children announces new Eur153 million childcare grant scheme - Department of Children and Youth Affairs - Ireland

Minister for Children announces new Eur153 million childcare grant scheme - Department of Children and Youth Affairs - Ireland: "The key objectives of the NCIP, which include supporting families to break the cycle of poverty and disadvantage, will be supported by the Community Childcare Subvention Scheme, which will focus on disadvantaged parents and their children, targeting resources where they are most needed. The Scheme is expected to be more effective in targeting resources to services with high numbers of disadvantaged parents."?

Monday, July 25, 2011

ENCOURAGECHANGE.

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: ENCOURAGECHANGE.: ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Andrew Madden

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: ENCOURAGECHANGE.: 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.'?''WHO IS TO SAY THE SAME'FORCES'ARE NOT IN THE STATE SOLICITORS OFFICE,THE DPP'S OFFICE,THE DEPT OF JUSTICE,THE COURTS,THE GOVERNMENT?"

Papal Nuncio's days of power and glory are at an end - National News, Frontpage - Independent.ie

Papal Nuncio's days of power and glory are at an end - National News, Frontpage - Independent.ie: "Politicians, civil servants, pious priests and zealous laity vied for the Nuncio's ear, and duly received papal knighthoods and Bene Merenti (good conduct) medals."?

People abused in hospitals, schools to be compensated - National News, Frontpage - Independent.ie

People abused in hospitals, schools to be compensated - National News, Frontpage - Independent.ie: "Magdalen Laundries"?

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

http://paddoconnell.blogspot.com/2011/06/encouragechange-encouragechangepaddocon_2407.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?'"

Catholic Institute for deaf people - whats new

Catholic Institute for deaf people - whats new: "Ms. Frankie Berry (National Chaplaincy for Deaf People) and Mrs. Maura Buckley (Catholic Institute for Deaf People) both made history last month by chairing a session and delivering a key presentation in the New Synod Hall, in the Vatican, Rome during the 24th International Conference hosted by the Pontifical Council for Health Care Workers. Frankie Berry was possibly the first Deaf Woman ever to chair a session at an international conference in the Synod Hall."?

Catholic Institute for deaf people - whats new

Catholic Institute for deaf people - whats new: "CIDP Statement following the Publication of the Ryan Commission Report The recently published Ryan Commission report details the shocking abuse of Deaf children especially in St. Joseph's Institution. The number of cases and the types of abuse indicate that this was endemic in the Institution. Bad as this abuse was, it was compounded by the fact that the children abused were Deaf and without a voice."?
"While the deficit talks have temporarily collapsed in Washington, they will be resurrected at any time. In these extraordinary times there is the real possibility for a disastrous debt deal to be negotiated – one that puts Social Security on the chopping block "and lets the wealthy and corporations off the hook from paying their fair share". We need you to help make sure that does not happen."?

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Anglo, INBS restructuring threatened as “cute hoor” economics meets Wall Street savvy « NAMA Wine Lake

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Anglo, INBS restructuring threatened as “cute hoor” economics meets Wall Street savvy « NAMA Wine Lake: "POLITICAL PROMISES?"

Costs of establishing the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform – The Story

Costs of establishing the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform – The Story: "Costs of establishing the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform"?

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Belarus: Clapping Protests Challenge Police Restrictions | Truthout

Belarus: Clapping Protests Challenge Police Restrictions Truthout: "'What Russia is now doing is using economic sanctions to weaken Lukashenko and get control of the Belarusian economy for Russian oligarchs,' says Raman Kavalchuk, another opposition leader from the Young Front generation."?

irish priest abuse stories, scandals | Crossland Foundation :: An Irish Tragedy, by Joe Rigert

irish priest abuse stories, scandals Crossland Foundation :: An Irish Tragedy, by Joe Rigert: "Unfortunately, the actions of abusive Irish priests and recent disclosures of sexual and physical abuse by Irish Christian Brothers at several industrial schools in Ireland overshadow the positive efforts of Irish missionaries."?

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Local Energy, National Breakthroughs: An Interview With Deepak Bhargava of the Center for Community Change | Truthout

Local Energy, National Breakthroughs: An Interview With Deepak Bhargava of the Center for Community Change Truthout: "'Who is really getting the most screwed in our society?'"

Dáil inquiry into Michael Shine flagged - RTÉ News

Dáil inquiry into Michael Shine flagged - RTÉ News: "A Dáil inquiry into events at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Drogheda and the actions of former consultant Michael Shine "may" be set up."?

Ireland's example

Ireland's example: "Empty Words"?

Sisters of Mercy refuse to attend Quinn meeting | Irish Examiner

Sisters of Mercy refuse to attend Quinn meeting Irish Examiner: "The Sisters of Mercy have confirmed they are not attending a meeting with the Education Minister Ruairi Quinn this afternoon to discuss compensation for victims of abuse."?

30,000 Latvians in Ireland go to polls in referendum - National News, Frontpage - Independent.ie

30,000 Latvians in Ireland go to polls in referendum - National News, Frontpage - Independent.ie: "The dispute involves the parliament's refusal to allow prosecutors to search the home of a rich businessman who is also a member of the legislature."?

Friday, July 22, 2011

Public Inquiry · Special arrangements for special people

Public Inquiry · Special arrangements for special people: "If Jerry took the time to go to court and if its in richmond buildings he would see that those who dispense the law dont themselves have to abide by the same rules?"

Anorak News » Irish Judge Stops Drink Drive Trial For Urine Steam Inhalation

Anorak News » Irish Judge Stops Drink Drive Trial For Urine Steam Inhalation: "Says Assistant Garda Commissioner Eddie Rock, who is in charge of the Garda Traffic Corps:
“I don’t think it is appropriate for me to say anymore about it at this stage.”"?GARDA TOM HURLEY ( CO.KERRY)THINKS THAT BY SHOWING THAT JUDGES ARE TREATED DIFFERENT TO ORDINARY JOE SOAPS WHEN IT COMES TO ROAD TRAFFIC LEGISLATION,ITS AN UNFAIR ATTACK ON THE JUDICIARY?

Friday 22nd July 2011 - Newstalk.ie

Friday 22nd July 2011 - Newstalk.ie: "This is the story of District Court Judge James O’Connor whom the Star alleges drove to court in a car without a valid NCT of tax disc. When confronted by the paper, the Judge refused to comment. It is not clear if the Judge will be charged with any traffic offences."?ANOTHER CLASSIC TALE OF"DO AS I SAY AND NOT AS I DO"?

Thursday, July 21, 2011

ENCOURAGECHANGE.

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: "IF WHITE COLLAR CRIME IS SLOW TO INVESTIGATE,IT WOULD APPEAR CHILD ABUSE IS EVEN SLOWER."?

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: May 2011

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: May 2011: "'Then you have a former cabinet minister (LIZ O DONNELL)who has just discovered that irelands wealth can deliver social justice?she lets her readers know that over 10 years ago she visited mountjoy as part of a delegation.where she seen a young prisoner lying on a cell floor,wrapped in a blanket and crying like a baby.when she enquired about him ,she was told he was an addict in solitary for his own protection?”BUT AS A TD SHE WAS ASHAMED”(I SUPPOSE THATS WHY SHE WAS MADE SPOKESPERSON ON JUSTICE)?"

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: ENCOURAGECHANGE.

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: ENCOURAGECHANGE.: "''I SUPPOSE IN THIS WORLD IF YOU WANT AN EASY LIFE(THAT INCLUDES YOUR FAMILY AND EXTENDED FAMILY)YOU HAVE TO LICK ARSE,OR AS TERRY MC GEEHAN PUT IT, ABOUT MICHAEL NOONAN,'THE USUAL ,OLD FAWNING ATTITUDE,EASY AS SHE GOES,SOFTLY SOFTLY,'DONT ROCK THE BOAT'.ETC ETC.?AT THE EXPENSE OF COURSE OF OTHER HUMAN BEINGS?''"

'Truth does not set you free', theknitter's blog message on Netlog

'Truth does not set you free', theknitter's blog message on Netlog: "While the children in them worked long hours under brutalising conditions the religious sat in splendind favour at the tables of the politcal and social elite, indeed it can be said that these religious orders created and nurtured this elite."?

Public Inquiry · The sweet pleasure of torching a vile Catholic institution

Public Inquiry · The sweet pleasure of torching a vile Catholic institution: "What great, great courage from those two boys. What sweet, sweet pleasure they must have experienced as they torched the vile institution that had caused them so much pain."?

Will abortion conspiracy theorist Emily O'Reilly run for President

Will abortion conspiracy theorist Emily O'Reilly run for President: "What about our nursing homes, our mental institutions, our prisons? We cannot be unaware of the huge problems besetting many of them, drab functionality at best, inhuman squalor at worst. We have blamed an older generation for hiding its own outcasts, yet we continue to do it in this generation, older people shuffled off to at times indifferent institutional care, people with mental or psychiatric problems shuffled off to equally dehumanising places, prisoners most of whom come from the same few square miles of disadvantaged concrete, bunking down in shower rooms for want of adequate space. The words 'subhuman ' and 'degrading' were used or implied frequently in the Ryan report, the very same words have been used in inspection reports in relation to some of our current institutions that care for our old, out mentally ill and our imprisoned. The Minister for Health herself, just a few years ago, described the conditions in one mental institution as beyond her worst nightmare."?CHANGE?

Comment: Emily O'Reilly: The unfinished business of Anne Lovett and what we never managed to learn - Times Online

Comment: Emily O'Reilly: The unfinished business of Anne Lovett and what we never managed to learn - Times Online: "How could a young girl be so terrified of her pregnancy that she would give birth, on a winter’s day, in the open, with "not a soul to help her"? This was “modern” Ireland after all."?

Ombudsman warns Government over applying whip - The Irish Times - Thu, Jul 21, 2011

Ombudsman warns Government over applying whip - The Irish Times - Thu, Jul 21, 2011: "She acknowledged debates about prisoner issues could be emotive, but insisted they had the same rights of redress as anyone else in society. Her stance received support from Charlie Flanagan, chairman of the Fine Gael parliamentary party, who said prisoners should have the opportunity to communicate directly with Ms O’Reilly’s office."?ARE ALL PRISONERS THE SAME?

Minister planning law to prosecute people who fail to report child sex abuse - The Irish Times - Thu, Jul 14, 2011

Minister planning law to prosecute people who fail to report child sex abuse - The Irish Times - Thu, Jul 14, 2011: "It was “truly scandalous that people who presented a public face of concern continued to maintain a private agenda of concealment and evasion”"?THE REASONS PROJECT?

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Days In The Life: Letterfrack Hearings - Dead Children

Days In The Life: Letterfrack Hearings - Dead Children: "News has often had to be redefined, not as the latest sensation but as that which everybody knew all along yet could not say."?

Martin Cahill Information, Martin Cahill Reference Articles - FindTarget Reference

Martin Cahill Information, Martin Cahill Reference Articles - FindTarget Reference: "'Reform school was my primary school, St. Patrick's Institution my secondary school, and Mountjoy my university—they taught me everything I know.'"?

Shocking new documentary tells stories of four Irish women forced into Magdalene laundries | Irish Entertainment Around the World | IrishCentral

Shocking new documentary tells stories of four Irish women forced into Magdalene laundries Irish Entertainment Around the World IrishCentral: "Although they usually came from poor familes, with no one to take their part, the truth is these women were sent away for a bewildering array of reasons, but with one end in sight: to get them off the public streets, and to literally lock them away where no one could ever see them"?SOCIAL ENGINEERING BY THE GREY HAIRED MEN,IN COLLUSION WITH THE STATE AND REGLIOUS INSTITUTIONS?

The Magdalene Laundries Ireland - 'The Forgotten Maggies' Galway Film Fe...

Martin angry over church's response to abuse - RTÉ News#video

Martin angry over church's response to abuse - RTÉ News#video: "He said those in Church and "State" who had acted wrongly or inadequately should assume accountability"?

Kenny condemns Vatican response to allegations - The Irish Times - Thu, Jul 14, 2011

Kenny condemns Vatican response to allegations - The Irish Times - Thu, Jul 14, 2011: "“I think this is absolutely disgraceful that the Vatican took the view that it did in respect of something that’s as sensitive and as personal with such long-lasting difficulties for persons involved,”"?

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Comments ‹ Oconnellpadd13's Blog — WordPress

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

Irish Politics, Current Affairs and Magazine Archive - Politico.ie | Wigmore - Brian Farrell, Michael Mills and Gay Mitchell

Irish Politics, Current Affairs and Magazine Archive - Politico.ie Wigmore - Brian Farrell, Michael Mills and Gay Mitchell: "MICHAEL MILLS is a lousy Ombudssman. He is the thin veneer of plausiibility on an inefficient and corrupt bureaucracy. The appointment of an Ombudsman would make sense if the role of such a person was merely to adjudicate on the inevitable conflicts which would arise even in an efficient and honest system. When it is used as a figleaf to cover the disgustingly deformed apparatus of state - instead of rooting out the inefficiencies and exposing the corruption - then its role is not to protect us from the wrath of that bureaucracy but vice versa."?RIP.

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Brief Guide to the Criminal Justice System - Category - Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Brief Guide to the Criminal Justice System - Category - Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions: "'However, the DPP introduced a pilot scheme on 22 October 2008 under which he will give reasons for his decision not prosecute in some cases where someone has died as a result of an alleged crime.'?"

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Oconnellpadd13's Blog

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Oconnellpadd13's Blog: "''“Degrading Treatment in Ireland”?JUSTICE FOR THE FORGOTTEN,JUSTICE FOR THE IGNORED,JUSTICE FOR THE EXCLUDED AND MARGINALISED,JUSTICE FOR THE HOMELESS,JUSTICE FOR THOSE WHO DONT FIT IN TO IRISH SOCIETY.?''"

Judge 'invites' Anglo to sue Quinns for contempt - Irish, Business - Independent.ie

Judge 'invites' Anglo to sue Quinns for contempt - Irish, Business - Independent.ie: "The comment from Mr Justice Frank Clarke came as he refused to let Anglo file an affidavit alleging that the Quinn family had breached an interim injunction which bans them from reducing the value of their international property assets."?

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Prison Policy in Ireland « Mary Rogan

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

Public Inquiry · Will judge Kelly fold under state pressure?

Public Inquiry · Will judge Kelly fold under state pressure?: "The Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP), Mr. James Hamilton, and by extension, the State, was not at all happy with this upbraiding by an upstart judge."?

Policeman who refused hacking probe quits | Anyonehost Post

Policeman who refused hacking probe quits Anyonehost Post: "Cameron said Monday that he will request a special session of Parliament on Wednesday to address the scandal, which has resulted in the resignations of two top London police officials following allegations that police accepted payments from journalists in exchange for confidential information."?

Business as usual for Gardaí – trying to smear women in ‘rape tape’ controversy | Shell to Sea

Business as usual for Gardaí – trying to smear women in ‘rape tape’ controversy Shell to Sea: "‘Sensitivity and Compassion’"?

Sunday World - investigating and reporting on Irish Crime

Sunday World - investigating and reporting on Irish Crime: "GRUESOME: A garda tries to help one of the wounded Pics: Ciaran McGowan"?

Appointment of new Deputy Garda Commissioner « MerrionStreet.ie Irish Government News Service

Appointment of new Deputy Garda Commissioner « MerrionStreet.ie Irish Government News Service: "Making the announcement, Minister Shatter said: “I want to congratulate Noirín O’Sullivan on her appointment as Deputy Garda Commissioner, the first woman at this rank, and to wish her well in her new post."?

Antisocial behaviour a key priority - News - Roundup - Articles - Meath Chronicle

Antisocial behaviour a key priority - News - Roundup - Articles - Meath Chronicle: "Supt McGowan, who is a native of Kildare town, has been a garda for over 30 years and, until recently, was a detective-inspector in Ballymun and Raheny,"?

‘Someone’s coming to get me’: Terrified phone-hacking whistleblower feared for his life before he was found dead | Truth Frequency News

‘Someone’s coming to get me’: Terrified phone-hacking whistleblower feared for his life before he was found dead Truth Frequency News: "The Metropolitan Police was left in turmoil as counter-terrorism officer John Yates was forced to follow Commissioner Sir Paul Stephenson and resign;"?

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Public Inquiry · Unanswered questions

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Public Inquiry · Unanswered questions: "You must remember that Susan Denem now supreme court judge once sat on the garda complaints board”A YOUNG PROFOUNDLY DEAF MAN WAS BEATEN TO A PULP WHILE IN GARDA CUSTODY,TO ADD INSULT TO INJURY HE WAS GIVEN HIS RIGHT TO A PHONE CALL"?

02/08/2010 : Sentencing website goes live

02/08/2010 : Sentencing website goes live: "The pilot website brings together resources from various areas and provides new research and detail on sentencing, conducted under a committee chaired by Supreme Court Judge the Hon. Mrs. Justice Susan Denham. It is hoped that as it is of a pilot nature people will respond to its content and data with suggestions as to future inclusions. The content will be assessed in light of feedback from the site users."?

Cloyne report statement | Joe Higgins.ie

Cloyne report statement Joe Higgins.ie: "“Words are inadquate to describe the harm that has been done to those who have been abused by the clergy but I want to put on record my and my party’s solidarity to the abused and commend them for their bravery in stepping forward to tell their story to the Commission."?

Public Inquiry · Scumbag priests are safe in our corrupt state

Public Inquiry · Scumbag priests are safe in our corrupt state: "Anyone who acts to pervert the course of justice can be prosecuted for doing so. The evidence that this was done on a wide scale is in the public domain.
For the life of me, I cannot see why people are not prosecuted for this."?

Lesley Riddoch: Murdoch maimed by social media - The Scotsman

Lesley Riddoch: Murdoch maimed by social media - The Scotsman: "If those hostile to the Murdoch takeover have succeeded, then a highly effective piece of international e-activism has just taken place - perhaps the only bit of good news to emerge from a moment of extreme gloom in which greed and corruption scandals involving bankers, MPs and now the police and free press have combined to dent public faith in almost every pillar of society?

Dáil taxi contract awarded to drive officials - The Irish Times - Mon, Jul 18, 2011

Dáil taxi contract awarded to drive officials - The Irish Times - Mon, Jul 18, 2011: "The spokesman said the Oireachtas had a “duty of care” to employees working after that time, and an arrangement for taxi services had been in place for a number of years to cater for staff working during late sittings of the Dáil and Seanad."?

Sean Hoare dead: News of the World phone hacking whistleblower feared for his life | Mail Online

Sean Hoare dead: News of the World phone hacking whistleblower feared for his life Mail Online: "Sean Hoare, who was found dead at his flat in Watford, Hertfordshire, yesterday, had spent much of the last weeks of his life 'hiding' in his flat with the curtains drawn."?

'News of the World' journalist found dead - The Irish Times - Tue, Jul 19, 2011

'News of the World' journalist found dead - The Irish Times - Tue, Jul 19, 2011: "“I want to right a wrong, lift the lid on it, the whole culture. I know, we all know, that the hacking and other stuff is endemic. Because there is so much intimidation. In the newsroom, you have people being fired, breaking down in tears, hitting the bottle,” he said."?

Monday, July 18, 2011

'She wasn't a mother to me, she was an evil bitch' - Courts, National News - Independent.ie

'She wasn't a mother to me, she was an evil bitch' - Courts, National News - Independent.ie: "The investigation will examine what concerns, if any, were raised by social workers when the HSE came into contact with the family in 2000. It will also investigate what steps were taken to protect the children."?

Abuse Tracker: July 2011 Archives

Abuse Tracker: July 2011 Archives: "There is at present no legal clarity on whether a criminal court, the DPP or a defendant in a sex abuse case is entitled to confidential third-party information, such as physical examination records taken after an alleged rape which may be held by a hospital, or private counselling notes."?

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

http://paddoconnell.blogspot.com/2011/06/encouragechangepaddoconnell8gmailcom_23.html: "Heather Alexander formely wellmount health centre circa 2002?"

Speech by Frances Fitzgerald, TD, Minister for Children and Youth Affairs: Launch of Children First: National Guidance for the Protection and Welfare of Children, 2011 « MerrionStreet.ie Irish Government News Service

Speech by Frances Fitzgerald, TD, Minister for Children and Youth Affairs: Launch of Children First: National Guidance for the Protection and Welfare of Children, 2011 « MerrionStreet.ie Irish Government News Service: "I would like to welcome Mr Gordon Jeyes, National Director, Children and Family Services, HSE and Mr Derek Byrne, Assistant Commissioner, National Support Services and acknowledge their support in the development of this guidance."?TO QUOTE MR.JEYES "WE NEED TO DEAL WITH HISTORICAL CASES BETTER,WE NEED TO BUILD CREDIBILITY.MAKE SURE EVERY ALLEGED CRIMINAL ACT IS INVESTIGATED FULLY,THERE IS NOW A FULL REFORM IN THE CHILDREN AND FAMILY SERVICES AREA OF THE HSE WHICH WILL LEAD TO"CLEARER"ACCOUNTABILITY?

Gay Mitchell: Controversial views, lavish junkets, and his notorious gangster cousin | Mail Online

Gay Mitchell: Controversial views, lavish junkets, and his notorious gangster cousin Mail Online: "His brother Jim Mitchell, a justice minister in the early Eighties, was the subject of Dáil questions following an alleged intervention in a drink-driving arrest of another brother, Peter, which resulted in the case not being prosecuted."?

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Trial Brings Attention to Corruption in the New Orleans Police Department | Truthout

Trial Brings Attention to Corruption in the New Orleans Police Department Truthout: "Meanwhile, a wide range of cover-up schemes have been exposed during the trial that implicates law authorities all the way up to New Orleans Police Department leadership."?

Murphy Report: Chapter 19 Published - Human Rights in Ireland

Murphy Report: Chapter 19 Published - Human Rights in Ireland: "Hopefully it will also be a part of ensuring that clerical cover-ups, and indeed thoroughly inadequate garda investigations of sexual abuse allegations against priests (or members of any particular organisation), are a thing of Ireland’s all-too-disappointing past."?

On the Ferns Report | The Dublin Review

On the Ferns Report The Dublin Review: "The Director of Public Prosecutions, for the purposes of this Inquiry, seems to have put aside what the Report calls his ‘unreviewable discretion’ and revealed his reasons for not prosecuting alleged abusers in the vast majority of cases. Prosecutions were initiated only where there were multiple alleged victims of an accused or, in one single-victim case, where the abuse was witnessed. The DPP denied that his office had a policy of non-prosecution where there was one victim whose account of abuse was completely denied by the accused. Nonetheless, at least in regard to the cases under review in this Report, no prosecutions were initiated by him when this was the case."?

On the Ferns Report | The Dublin Review

On the Ferns Report The Dublin Review: "The terms of reference of the inquiry included a condition that the withholding of co-operation by Church or "state" authorities would result in the inquiry being granted full statutory powers."?

DUBLIN: Cloyne Report Into Child Sex Abuse By Clergy In Detail Available Now: UPDATED « Citizen's Free Press Ireland: News Line

DUBLIN: Cloyne Report Into Child Sex Abuse By Clergy In Detail Available Now: UPDATED « Citizen's Free Press Ireland: News Line: "But it did note that in one case Gardai were unable to assist because ‘these complaints were investigated but files cannot be found’."?CANNOT OR COULD NOT?

Sir Paul Stephenson's resignation: the facts behind the statement | UK news | The Guardian

Sir Paul Stephenson's resignation: the facts behind the statement UK news The Guardian: "Sir Paul Stephenson said in his resignation he had no reason to doubt the force's original inquiry, but MPs have said the Met's reasons for not investigating 'seem to be inadequate'"?

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Andrew Madden

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: 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.'?'"WHO IS TO SAY THE SAME"FORCES"ARE NOT IN THE STATE SOLICITORS OFFICE,THE DPP'S OFFICE,THE DEPT OF JUSTICE,THE COURTS,THE GOVERNMENT?

Martin angry over church's response to abuse - RTÉ News

Martin angry over church's response to abuse - RTÉ News: "He said those in "Church and State" who had acted wrongly or inadequately should assume accountability, and that securing a safe future for children was a huge challenge which could not be addressed in a patchwork manner."?

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 told other priests. They told three archbishops of Milwaukee. They told two police departments and the district attorney. They used sign language, written affidavits and graphic gestures to show what exactly Father Murphy had done to them. But their reports fell on the deaf ears of hearing people."?

Bishops are branded 'narcissistic sociopaths' - National News, Frontpage - Independent.ie

Bishops are branded 'narcissistic sociopaths' - National News, Frontpage - Independent.ie: "A priest who suffered sexual abuse has branded bishops and priests who fail to reach out to abuse victims as 'narcissistic sociopaths'."?

An unholy secret that still haunts Ireland | David Sharrock - Times Online

An unholy secret that still haunts Ireland David Sharrock - Times Online: "“I went to the commission and had seven barristers there questioning me, telling me that I was telling lies when I told them that I got raped of a Saturday, got a merciful beating after it and he then came along the following morning and put Holy Communion in my mouth."?

DPP rejected garda recommendation that Cloyne bishop be prosecuted: report · TheJournal

DPP rejected garda recommendation that Cloyne bishop be prosecuted: report · TheJournal: "Justine McCarthy reveals that gardaí pushed for the Bishop implicated in the damning Murphy report published on Wednesday to be prosecuted under the Criminal Law Act for failing to disclose information about an arrestable offence but that the DPP said this was "irrelevant" and that no charges should be brought."?THE"REAL"REASONS PROJECT?

Saturday, July 16, 2011

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Irish opposition parties vow to reopen cold case of murdered priest | Irish News | IrishCentral

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Irish opposition parties vow to reopen cold case of murdered priest Irish News IrishCentral: "'Fine Gael and Labour had vowed to reopen a 25-year-old investigation into the killing of Fr Niall Molloy after reviewing files on the case.
Alan Shatter and Pat Rabitte, justice spokesmen for the opposition parties added that the murder case would be a priority if they were in power after the next election?WELL NOW THEY ARE?"

Priority Question: Death of Father Niall Molloy « Alan Shatter TD – Better Politics

Priority Question: Death of Father Niall Molloy « Alan Shatter TD – Better Politics: "Priority Question: Death of Father Niall Molloy"?

Friday, July 15, 2011

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Cloyne report finds failures by church, State agencies - The Irish Times - Wed, Jul 13, 2011

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Cloyne report finds failures by church, State agencies - The Irish Times - Wed, Jul 13, 2011: "HOW COMMON WAS THIS PRACTICE,AND WILL IT BE INVESTIGATED?"

Public Inquiry · Michael D under pressure from peasant

Public Inquiry · Michael D under pressure from peasant: "Alas, Michael D, in common with most Irish political ‘leaders’, is strong on bullshit rhetoric but very squeamish when it comes to giving up his ‘entitlements’."?A BIT LIKE THE BISHOPS?

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

Solicitor highly critical of judicial reform plan - The Irish Times - Tue, Dec 14, 2010: "Mr Williams also referred to a case where the Supreme Court set aside one of its judgments after it emerged that the brother of the Chief Justice, Mr Justice John Murray was a partner in a firm employed by the defendants in the case, Trinity College."?

ENCOURAGECHANGE.

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: "'A chapter is devoted to each of the Deaf School, 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 paretns neglected them They were sent to the schools to receieve an education and be cared for'"?

'Evil bitch' jailed as children are rescued from 10 years of torture - Courts, National News - Herald.ie

'Evil bitch' jailed as children are rescued from 10 years of torture - Courts, National News - Herald.ie: "While the HSE had been in contact with the family since 2000, the judge said he found it incredible that such a series of inactions could go on for such a long period of time with little or no intervention."?

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Irish Politics, Current Affairs and Magazine Archive - Politico.ie | The phone hacking story nobody reported

Irish Politics, Current Affairs and Magazine Archive - Politico.ie The phone hacking story nobody reported: "Paul McMullan, who worked for the Irish News of the World in the 1990s, said the tactics used in Ireland on some stories were the same as those used in the UK."?
"Former chief superintendent Martin Crotty said McVerry had ignored the suffering of children who were abused by Catholic priests while criticising the gardai over the force's treatment of young people from poor areas in Dublin."?

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

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

"ENCOURAGECHANGE"paddoconnell8@gmail.com

http://encouragechange.blogspot.com/search?updated-max=2009-05-29T12%3A51%3A00-07%3A00&max-results=7: "Then they wonder why there is deep social problems,as one letter writer said in a newspaper'What,the people in ballymun have to'ENDURE'were CREATED by an oblivious,callus,state policy bent on segregating different citizens(apartheid)workingclass from middle class.I suppose it can be defined as ruleing-class'HYPOCRISY'."?

"ENCOURAGECHANGE"paddoconnell8@gmail.com

http://encouragechange.blogspot.com/search?updated-max=2009-05-29T12%3A51%3A00-07%3A00&max-results=7: "This boy did not recive councelling of any kind after his ordeal and his parents were not informed.During a garda inquiry on a later date management failed to produce these reports.when the worker disclosed this fact that he had the reports countersigned by two staff members,these reports emerged"?

Blogger: "ENCOURAGECHANGE"paddoconnell8@gmail.com - Post a Comment

http://www.blogger.com/comment.g?blogID=5473037820253015798&postID=4249286761654958266: "President Mary Mc Aleese as a lawyer should know that there should be no difference made between those that seen abuses been carried out,read them in private[secret]memos,files,notes,
or heard it in private,they would be all equally guilty by their silence and knowledge of such abuses."?

"ENCOURAGECHANGE"paddoconnell8@gmail.com

http://encouragechange.blogspot.com/search?updated-max=2009-06-17T10%3A34%3A00-07%3A00&max-results=7: "I THINK IT IS NOW TIME FOR THE DPP'S POWER TO BE QUESTIONED IN RELATION TO ABUSE CASES'THE REASONS PROJECT?'AS EVERYONE KNOWS NOW IT WAS POWER THAT ALLOWED ALL THIS NOW EXPOSED ABUSE CARRY ON FOR SO LONG BECAUSE CERTAIN PEOPLE COULDNT BE QUESTIONED ABOUT THEIR ACTIONS"?

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Call for DPP to explain why ‘Irish Fritzl’ was not prosecuted | Irish Examiner

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Call for DPP to explain why ‘Irish Fritzl’ was not prosecuted Irish Examiner: "'A Garda spokesman said it was not the policy of An Garda Síochána to comment on individual cases.'?"

Criminal Justice Petition: THE REASONS PROJECT | Change.org

Criminal Justice Petition: THE REASONS PROJECT Change.org: "Dear Decision Maker,
I FEEL VERY STRONGLY THAT THE IRISH DIRECTOR OF 'PUBLIC' PROSECUTIONS SHOULD GIVE AN HONEST AND JUST REASON FOR ANY CONTROVERSIAL DECISIONS HE MAY MAKE."?

The claims: Not one was found guilty in court of law - National News, Frontpage - Independent.ie

The claims: Not one was found guilty in court of law - National News, Frontpage - Independent.ie: "This priest was alleged to have spiked the drinks of men and sexually assaulted them.
Six men came forward to gardai in 1998 claiming they had been given drink by the priest in 1988, causing them to become weak or fall asleep. The DPP decided not to bring a prosecution because of the delay in making the complaint."?THE"REAL"REASONS PROJECT?

Former Education Ministers 'not made aware' of abuse

Former Education Ministers 'not made aware' of abuse: "'I must say, I never heard or saw or was spoken to ever about any kind of child abuse,' she said. 'If I had I hope I would have reacted extremely strongly. But I mean nothing ever came to me or across my desk... As I say, if I had, I hope I would have taken it very very seriously.'"?

The Department of Justice and Equality: Joint statement by the Minister for Justice, Equality and Defence, Mr. Alan Shatter, T.D., and the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Ms. Frances Fitzgerald, T.D., on the publication of the Commission of Investigation Report into the Catholic Diocese of Cloyne

The Department of Justice and Equality: Joint statement by the Minister for Justice, Equality and Defence, Mr. Alan Shatter, T.D., and the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Ms. Frances Fitzgerald, T.D., on the publication of the Commission of Investigation Report into the Catholic Diocese of Cloyne: "Publication of a report of this kind inevitably evokes painful memories for those who have suffered dreadful abuse of this kind. This, in turn, gives rise to a need for additional counselling services. The HSE, at our request, has put in place "A Dedicated Helpline" to deal with calls for such services."?

>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?””"I DONT SEE ANY HELPLINES FOR DEAF PEOPLE THAT WERE ABUSED?

Ministers Shatter and Fitzgerald – statement on the Cloyne Report « MerrionStreet.ie Irish Government News Service

Ministers Shatter and Fitzgerald – statement on the Cloyne Report « MerrionStreet.ie Irish Government News Service: "Following publication of the Dublin Archdiocese report, the Garda Síochána Inspectorate was requested to carry out a comprehensive review of Garda arrangements for dealing with allegations of child sexual abuse. While that work has been completed, it has been agreed with the Chief Inspector, Kathleen O’Toole, that prior to publication of their report, they would be given a chance to review it in the light of the findings in the Cloyne report. This review is expected to take only a matter of weeks."?GARDI LIED TO VICTIM,CLAIMING A NON-EXISTENT FILE HAD GONE TO THE DPP.WHAT PRICE ABUSE, SUICIDE,ANGER,SELF-DESTRUCTIVE BEHAVIOUR,POOR SELF-ESTEEM,DEPRESSION,"ISOLATION"STRESS,EXHAUSTION.BECAUSE OF"CHARISMATIC" EVIL SCUM IN POSITIONS OF POWER AND TRUST WHO'S SOLE CONCERN IS TO PROTECT THE REPUTATION OF AN INSTITUTION AND THEIR OWN PERSONAL AMBITIONS?THE REAL REASONS PROJECT?

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

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

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: 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

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: 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.'?'"

Search Results cloyne report | The God Squad

Search Results cloyne report The God Squad: "The cardinal said then: “I have known John Magee for almost 50 years and I have always found him a reliable and dependable person. I know trust has been damaged, but trust can be restored and built up and even earned by genuine steps being taken to address the issues and the concerns of victims.”
Cardinal Brady was not alone. Similar support also came from two of the three other Catholic archbishops in Ireland: Archbishop Dermot Clifford of Cashel and Archbishop Michael Neary of Tuam. For his part, Archbishop Diarmuid Martin of Dublin chose silence."?

Garda Commissioner apologises to victims - The Irish Times - Wed, Jul 13, 2011

Garda Commissioner apologises to victims - The Irish Times - Wed, Jul 13, 2011: "'I want to assure the community that we have invested much time, energy and resources into ensuring that both our policies and people are effective in this sensitive and challenging area. Anyone making a complaint to gardaí will be met with sensitivity and with professionalism,” he said."?

I'm not reckless says TD who did 79kph in 60 zone - National News, Frontpage - Herald.ie

I'm not reckless says TD who did 79kph in 60 zone - National News, Frontpage - Herald.ie: "Judge Heather Perrin said Deputy Creighton probably requires her licence to travel to various functions and events associated with her job"?

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

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Hypothermia death: Calls to switch on heat ‘ignored’ Irish Examiner: "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"?MORE CUTS MORE DEATHS?

'Black Widow' Nevin back in court on prison phone charge - National News, Frontpage - Independent.ie

'Black Widow' Nevin back in court on prison phone charge - National News, Frontpage - Independent.ie: "Dr Tormey and Nevin, along with a convicted drug mule, a doctor from the South East, an employee of Dr Tormey's and prison officials have also given statements to detectives and may be called to testify at any subsequent trial."?

Judge charged with two counts of deception - RTÉ News

Judge charged with two counts of deception - RTÉ News: "She is charged that on 22 January 2009, at her office at Fairview Strand in Dublin, she induced Thomas and Ada Davis to each sign a will in which they each purported to bequeath half of their estate to Ms Perrin's children, Sybil and Adam Perrin."?

Cloyne report finds failures by church, State agencies - The Irish Times - Wed, Jul 13, 2011

Cloyne report finds failures by church, State agencies - The Irish Times - Wed, Jul 13, 2011: "In one, an investigation was “clearly not commenced”. In a second case, a "statement that was taken from a young man by a garda who was due to retire was put in a drawer and forgotten about". In a third case, the evidence given to the commission by a garda differed from statements he had made to prior Garda investigations"?HOW COMMON WAS THIS PRACTICE,AND WILL IT BE INVESTIGATED?

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: 'Unfair' society will fuel violence, bishops warn - National News, Frontpage - Independent.ie

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: 'Unfair' society will fuel violence, bishops warn - National News, Frontpage - Independent.ie: "'Fr Eoin Cassidy, who helped to prepare the document for the Council for Justice and Peace of the Irish Episcopal Conference, said such comments were not intended as 'a direct criticism' of the outgoing Government. 'It is just stating a fact,' he said.'?"

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Lijit | paddoconnell

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Lijit paddoconnell: "'Basically i find it obnoxious that in this life cronyism comes before qualifications,Plus the fact that your class background defines what position you may be granted in life by the so-called elites.'?THE GREY-HAIRED MEN?"

Security for Queen and Obama cost €36m - The Irish Times - Wed, Jul 13, 2011

Security for Queen and Obama cost €36m - The Irish Times - Wed, Jul 13, 2011: "Independent TD Finian McGrath said he was “absolutely astounded” at the final figure, which represented a 71 per cent increase on the estimate."?

BBC News - Phone hacking: Prime minister reveals inquiry detail

BBC News - Phone hacking: Prime minister reveals inquiry detail: "The prime minister has conceded the need for a judge-led public inquiry into what took place at the News of the World, flaws in the initial police investigation and allegations of improper links between police and the newspapers."?

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: "The book considers, in part, the emotion of hatred. Where does hatred come from? The practising senior counsel (as he then was) came upon and confronted many patterns of evil (associated with hatred) during his practice as a prosecutor and defender at the bar."?

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Garda corruption laws useless, says whistleblower | BreakingNews.ie

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Garda corruption laws useless, says whistleblower BreakingNews.ie: "'Garda Tina Fowley, speaking through her barrister, asked the Morris Tribunal to investigate the new regulations trumpeted as a key reform of the force.'?"

Garda spoke of man 'deserving a slap', court hears | BreakingNews.ie

Garda spoke of man 'deserving a slap', court hears BreakingNews.ie: "Gda Lynch told Mr Tom O’Connell SC, prosecuting, that Gda Conlon rang him almost a week after the alleged incident and in that conversation told him: “It was nothing to do with you, but as far as you’re concerned we were there to arrest him.”"?HOW MANY OTHER CASES ARE THERE WHERE GARDI HADENT THE "CONSCIENCE"TO TELL THE TRUTH FOR FEAR OF THEIR FUTURE PROSPECTS?THE CLOCK PUBLIC HOUSE THOMAS ST.?

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

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?"

Sentenced to four years in prison the former governor of the Bank of Italy | Economics Newspaper

Sentenced to four years in prison the former governor of the Bank of Italy Economics Newspaper: "The court also sentenced the insurer Unipol to pay 900,000 euros and ordered the confiscation of 39.6 million euros for the actions of two former employees in connection with the Antonveneta case, because under Italian law, companies have responsibility for the shortcomings in supervision. The former president of Unipol, Giovanni Consorte, has been sentenced to three years in prison and a fine of 1 million euros."?

Four gardaí plead not guilty in Waterford case - RTÉ News

Four gardaí plead not guilty in Waterford case - RTÉ News: "Garda John Burke, also of Waterford Garda Station, is charged with acting with the intention of impeding the apprehension or prosecution of another and acting in a manner tending and intended to pervert the course of justice while working in the communications rooms of Waterford Garda Station on 29 January 2010."?

Trickle-Down Cruelty and the Politics of Austerity | Truthout

Trickle-Down Cruelty and the Politics of Austerity Truthout: "The working and middle classes have been condemned to a new form of neoliberal tyranny 'in which there can be only one kind of value, market value; one kind of success, profit; one kind of existence, commodities; and one kind of social relationship, markets.'(8) The global recession has intensified the war on the American public, as professionals and politicians who make up a global business class now displace democracy with the call for austerity and, in doing so, produce a hidden order of politics in which the 'demand for the people's austerity hides processes of the uneven distribution of risk and vulnerability.'(9) Under the guise of austerity, politically motivated attacks are now being waged on young people, low-skilled workers, the poor, African-Americans and the elderly. On the other hand, austerity measures against the rich are almost nonexistent."?

Scam texts pretend to be from… the Data Protection Commissioner · TheJournal

Scam texts pretend to be from… the Data Protection Commissioner · TheJournal: "The Office of the DPC has posted a “scam warning” on its website, warning the public that text messages are being circulated to people’s mobiles purporting to be from the DPC. The messages claim that a “data security breach” has occurred and that members of the public must call a telephone number and leave their name, address and Personal Public Service Number on an answering machine."?

Monday, July 11, 2011

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Tom Tuite: We must act to extinguish this wildfire of youth crime - Analysis, Opinion - Independent.ie

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Tom Tuite: We must act to extinguish this wildfire of youth crime - Analysis, Opinion - Independent.ie: "'Most of the regular defendants at the court come from pockets of Dublin characterised by poverty and plagued with social problems; many have become wild, developed behavioural problems and have grown up in dysfunctional families.'?BEING LOYAL TO DYSFUNCTIONAL STRUCTURES THAT CREATE SOCIETYS SOCIAL PROBLEMS?AS EXPOSED BY THE PRESENT RESCESSION?"

The Judge in Ireland by Dr Eamonn G. Hall, Solicitor and Notary Public

The Judge in Ireland by Dr Eamonn G. Hall, Solicitor and Notary Public: "The draftsman works with words. "Words are imperfect instruments". The icy degree of certainty and precision found in mathematical formulae cannot easily be achieved with words. The judicial scope for “ironing out the creases” 33 in legislation is because
“… of the inherent frailty of language, the difficulty of foreseeing and providing for all contingencies, the imperfections which must result in some degree from the pressures under which modern legislation has so often to be produced and the difficulties of expressing the finely balanced compromises of competing interests which the draftsman is sometimes called upon to formulate.” 34
In litigation, one party may argue that the words of the statute bear a particular meaning. The other party in the action argues the opposite. The judge states what the particular words mean in law. He who is the interpreter, he who breathes life into the words of a statute is often a law maker."?

Sunday, July 10, 2011

The Ideological Crisis of Western Capitalism | Truthout

The Ideological Crisis of Western Capitalism Truthout: "But matters are little better in Europe. As Greece and others face crises, the medicine du jour is simply timeworn austerity packages and privatization, which will merely leave the countries that embrace them poorer and more vulnerable. This medicine failed in East Asia, Latin America, and elsewhere, and it will fail in Europe this time around, too. Indeed, it has already failed in Ireland, Latvia, and Greece."?

Minister 'disappointed' memo still on courts website - The Irish Times - Mon, Jul 11, 2011

Minister 'disappointed' memo still on courts website - The Irish Times - Mon, Jul 11, 2011: "“I am not aware of any similar publication being posted in the past on the website of a Government department or a State agency in circumstances in which an issue arose concerning the salaries of individuals paid through such Government department or State agency."?

Kenny 'regrets' confusion as hospital to cut services - The Irish Times - Sun, Jul 10, 2011

Kenny 'regrets' confusion as hospital to cut services - The Irish Times - Sun, Jul 10, 2011: "In the recording, Mr Kenny vows to “protect and defend” the hospital and encourages people to vote for local Fine Gael candidates Frank Feighan and Denis Naughten."?

Judges' pay review call rejected - The Irish Times - Mon, Jul 04, 2011

Judges' pay review call rejected - The Irish Times - Mon, Jul 04, 2011: "Mr Shatter also rejected criticisms by the judiciary of the proposed wording of a referendum, pointing out the draft wording was with Attorney General Máire Whelan and had yet to be finalised. The wording was designed to ensure that any reduction in pay could only occur where required by economic circumstances and there was no question of judges being singled out for pay cuts. He suggested “half a dozen” forms of wording could achieve this objective."?

Full text of judges’ statement on the referendum to reduce their salaries : the statement the Minister had sought to have removed from the courts website « NAMA Wine Lake

Full text of judges’ statement on the referendum to reduce their salaries : the statement the Minister had sought to have removed from the courts website « NAMA Wine Lake: "The Irish Times further reported that the document was “drawn up by four senior judges at the request of the Chief Justice, Mr Justice John Murray, and the President of the High Court, Mr Justice Nicholas Kearns” and that it was handed by the Judiciary to the new-ish Attorney General, the €169,475-a-year Maire Whelan who is then understood to have passed it on to Minister Shatter."?

Customer Service

Customer Service: "We will promptly provide clear and correct information. In cases where we cannot release information, we will explain why."?

Minister and judges in website face-off - National News, Frontpage - Independent.ie

Minister and judges in website face-off - National News, Frontpage - Independent.ie: "Having learned of the judges' move, Mr Shatter is said by sources at the Law Library to have instructed one of his officials to phone the chief executive of the Courts Service, Brendan Ryan, and demand that the memorandum be removed.
The demand is said by the same sources to have been 'politely but firmly rebuffed' by Mr Ryan, with the reminder that the Courts Service operates independently of his office."?

Waterford city garda suspended, Thank God for CCTV

Waterford city garda suspended, Thank God for CCTV: "During the course of his arrest, which he did not resist, a garda car arrived on the scene and at that stage the first officer had allegedly already struck the man several times. The two other officers then allegedly also began to assault the man and used pepper spray on him while he was being handcuffed, according to a garda source. The member of the public did not make an attempt to strike any of the gardaí but tried to protect himself during the incident."?

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: ENCOURAGECHANGE.: SSRN-The Death of Socio-Economic Rights by Paul O'Connell

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: ENCOURAGECHANGE.: SSRN-The Death of Socio-Economic Rights by Paul O'Connell: "''And tacit judicial approval of such policies – signals “the end,” in substantive terms, for the prospect of meaningful protection of socio-economic rights.''?"

UK Indymedia - Justice for All - Sheffield says No Cuts to Free Advice

UK Indymedia - Justice for All - Sheffield says No Cuts to Free Advice: "If the government takes away free legal aid, it will be one law for the rich, one law for the poor.”"?PRISON FOR THE POOR?

Fox News Owner’s Phone Hacking Scandal in Britain Gets Scant Coverage on Fox or Other U.S. Right-Wing Propaganda Outlets

Fox News Owner’s Phone Hacking Scandal in Britain Gets Scant Coverage on Fox or Other U.S. Right-Wing Propaganda Outlets: "Prime Minister Cameron held a news conference on Friday to deny he was aware of Coulson’s involvement in the scandal, despite alleged evidence to the contrary."?

A Looming Betrayal | Truthout

A Looming Betrayal Truthout: "This is a matter of honor, plain and simple. An ocean of blood, sweat and tears has been spent bringing these all-important programs to life, and even more has been spent protecting and defending them. If this president consents to throw all that over in an act of political triangulation, he will be marked in my book for all time as a failure, a betrayer, and a disgrace."?

Government TDs have apparently gone underground | Newswhip

Government TDs have apparently gone underground Newswhip: "Fine Gael Social Protection Spokesman Michael Ring TD frothily described this a ‘craven cowardice’ on the part of Fianna Fáil and Green TDs “The Government backbenchers are voting to impose savage cuts on some of the most vulnerable people in society. Yet they refused to come out of hiding and explain why they backed these cruel measures."?

Dole won’t be cut for long-term unemployed – Minister Burton - National News, Frontpage - Independent.ie

Dole won’t be cut for long-term unemployed – Minister Burton - National News, Frontpage - Independent.ie: "The call for a reduction in dole payments was dismissed as 'preposterous' by Fr Sean Healy of Social Justice Ireland."?

We won’t cut welfare, insists Gilmore · TheJournal

We won’t cut welfare, insists Gilmore · TheJournal: "EAMON GILMORE HAS stressed again that social welfare payments will not be reduced in December’s Budget.
The Tánaiste and Labour Party leader told the Irish Times that the Coalition would honour its commitment not to cut payments in the programme for government. He said: “The programme for government is quite clear on that [...] The Labour Party has been very clear all along, that we want to ensure that the burden of the adjustment that has to be made in our budget is shared fairly and that those who are least able to bear that burden are not asked to do so.”"?

Kenny pledges no income tax increase in budget - The Irish Times - Thu, Jun 16, 2011

Kenny pledges no income tax increase in budget - The Irish Times - Thu, Jun 16, 2011: "The Taoiseach has pledged not to increase income tax and the Tánaiste not to cut social welfare payments in the budget as the Government today marked 100 days in office."?

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: OPW: Office of Public Works: Latest News

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: OPW: Office of Public Works: Latest News: "'In his speech yesterday Mr O’Boyce cited examples of alleged waste and squandering of public monies. The OPW refuted and responded to these comments citing the facts in each case but has so far been unable to substantiate his claims concerning alleged costs of €1,100 to replace three bulbs in an unnamed Garda Station'?"

Irish war dead to be honoured | Irish Examiner

Irish war dead to be honoured Irish Examiner: "President Mary McAleese and the Taoiseach Enda Kenny are attending a ceremony at the Royal Hospital Kilmainham in Dublin."?

Poll: Should politicians be held accountable for election promises? · TheJournal

Poll: Should politicians be held accountable for election promises? · TheJournal: "What do you think of pre-election pledges in this context: should politicians be held accountable for promises made on the campaign trail, or is it understandable that situations sometimes change?"NOT ONLY SHOULD THEY BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE, THEY SHOULD BE SACKED FOR GIVING PEOPLE FALSE HOPE?

Condemnation after mass arrest of Malaysian protesters

Condemnation after mass arrest of Malaysian protesters: "Malaysian authorities sought to deflect criticism that the government was suppressing dissent after making mass arrests and unleashing tear gas against at least 20,000 demonstrators who marched for electoral reforms."?

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Garda says colleague warned her over incident | Irish Examiner

Garda says colleague warned her over incident Irish Examiner: "Garda Caroline Breslin, a student garda at the time, said she was in a patrol car with Garda Alan Conlon a few days after the alleged assault when he told her not to say anything if asked about the incident if anyone asked her about it."

Garda says colleague warned her over incident | Irish Examiner

Garda says colleague warned her over incident Irish Examiner: "Garda Caroline Breslin, a student garda at the time, said she was in a patrol car with Garda Alan Conlon a few days after the alleged assault when he told her not to say anything if asked about the incident if anyone asked her about it."?THE CLOCK PUBLIC HOUSE THOMAS STREET?WHO'S WATCHING THE"DRUNKEN"WATCHERS?

Motion seeks Parliament probe of ex-ministers | Athens News

Motion seeks Parliament probe of ex-ministers Athens News: "A motion for an ad hoc Parliamentary committee to investigate the involvement of four former ministers in a Siemens kickbacks scandal was tabled in Parliament on Friday, signed by 108 ruling Pasok party MPs."?BIOCHEMIST NIKI FESTAS GOT IT RIGHT WHEN SHE SAID QUOTE"I THINK THIS WAS A LONG TERM PLAN BY PEOPLE OUTSIDE GREECE WITH THE HELP OF PEOPLE INSIDE THE GOVERNMENT".THE IMF JUST WANTS TO TAKE OVER SO THEY CAN SEND THEIR OWN PEOPLE IN.THEY DONE THIS WITH ARGENTINA,BRAZIL,AND NOW GREECE?THE GREY HAIRED MEN?

Friday, July 8, 2011

Social Reality Theory | eHow.com

Social Reality Theory | eHow.com: "Those in power realize that they cannot exploit everyone in the system. In order to operate a vast government and financial enterprise, they need support. They share some of their wealth by inviting individuals into the system as bureaucrats, police officers and other authority figures. These employees come to defend the system that is separating them from their fellow employees. By sharing power and using the lower classes, capitalists support the state that in turn passes laws to support them."

Social Reality Theory | eHow.com

Social Reality Theory | eHow.com: "Quinney saw a post-Marxist world in which people were also exploited based on race, gender and religion. Quinney was among the first to shift the focus of criminology away from the actions of individual criminals and onto society itself. President Clinton was fond of quoting social reality concepts regarding social reforms to help the lower classes, but generally failed to act upon them at the policy level."

Social Reality Theory | eHow.com

Social Reality Theory | eHow.com: "Social reality theory maintains that criminal behavior is a choice made by individuals who feel disenfranchised by society. Powerful forces within that society exploit those at the bottom, thus encouraging such behavior. Social reality says that reforming criminals is doomed to failure unless the basic structure of society is changed to bring the poor and disenfranchised into the mainstream. Behavioral psychologists who believe individual criminals can be reformed and politicians who believe in tougher sentencing laws oppose this work."

Prison Law Office - About Us

Prison Law Office - About Us: "For over 30 years this nonprofit public interest law firm has been in the forefront of legal efforts to enforce the Constitution and other laws inside the walls of California's prisons. With a small staff of attorneys and support personnel, the Prison Law Office represents individual prisoners, engages in class action and other impact litigation, educates the public about prison conditions, and provides technical assistance to attorneys throughout the country. (The office generally does not handle criminal appeals or habeas corpus petitions challenging criminal convictions.)"

Union Workers Replaced With Prison Labor Under Scott Walker's Collective Bargaining Law | Truthout

Union Workers Replaced With Prison Labor Under Scott Walker's Collective Bargaining Law Truthout: "As the Madison Capital Times reports, “Besides losing their right to negotiate over the percentage of their paycheck that will go toward health care and retirement, unions also lost the ability to claim work as a ‘union-only’ job, opening the door for private workers and evidently even inmates to step in and take their place.” Inmates are not paid for their work, but may receive time off of their sentences."?

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: How Ireland Betrayed its Innocent Children

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: How Ireland Betrayed its Innocent Children: "'The most complete explanation of the 'SYSTEM' that has shamed us before the world and the society that allowed it all to happen'THE REASONS PROJECT?"

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Public Inquiry · Calls for bishop to resign a bit over the top?

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Public Inquiry · Calls for bishop to resign a bit over the top?: "'No child of Dave O’Connell’s has ever been raped by a priest, no bishop has ever provided protection for a priest that raped a child of Dave O’Connell’s.'YES,REMBER MC DOWELL WHEN HIS SON GOT A SLAP,THE REASONS PROJECT?CAN YOU BE OBJECTIVE WHEN ITS OTHER PEOPLES 'CHILDREN'OR FAMILY?"

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Public Inquiry · Corruption? Not in Ireland

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Public Inquiry · Corruption? Not in Ireland: "”He was speaking,though presumably not from 'personal experiance',on the theme of”SOCIAL DISADVANTAGE”.'"?

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Public Inquiry · CRH – Immune from the law in Ireland?

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Public Inquiry · CRH – Immune from the law in Ireland?: "'The DPP decided to take no action.'?THE REASONS PROJECT?SIGN THE PETITION NOW."?

Concurring Opinions » Constitutional Law

Concurring Opinions » Constitutional Law: "In fact the Chief Justice doubled down on Edwards’ argument that legal academics focus their scholarly attentions on matters that more concretely assist the judiciary and legal decisionmakers in understanding and working with difficult areas of law practice."?

Nothing to Hide: The False Tradeoff Between Privacy and Security | Truthout

Nothing to Hide: The False Tradeoff Between Privacy and Security Truthout: "The way problems are conceived has a tremendous impact on the legal and policy solutions used to solve them. As the philosopher John Dewey observed, 'A problem well put is half-solved.'"?CANT COMMENT ON INDIVIDUAL CASES?

In Israel, a Tsunami Warning | Truthout

In Israel, a Tsunami Warning Truthout: "'If there were no humanitarian crisis, if there weren't a crisis in almost every aspect of life in Gaza there would be no need for the flotilla â(euro) [ 95 percent of all water in Gaza is undrinkable, 40 percent of all disease is water-borne ... 45.2 percent of the labor force is unemployed, 80 percent aid dependency, a tripling of the abject poor since the start of the blockade. Let's get rid of this blockade and there would be no need for a flotilla.'"?

Tenant's €15k for sewage in shower ordeal - Courts, National News - Herald.ie

Tenant's €15k for sewage in shower ordeal - Courts, National News - Herald.ie: "Deborah Ryan, the council's senior liability and risk control officer, told barrister John P. Kehoe, counsel for the local authority, that there had been issues with the shower but the problem had been rectified. When shown pictures of sewage in the shower she said it was unacceptable and she certainly would not shower in it."?

I saw assault-accused gardai wipe knuckles and baton -- trainee - Courts, National News - Herald.ie

I saw assault-accused gardai wipe knuckles and baton -- trainee - Courts, National News - Herald.ie: "Garda Patterson said that when she replied 'nothing' to a question about what she had seen, Murtagh responded: 'Right answer.'"?

Woman wins bid to name abuser - The Irish Times - Fri, Jul 08, 2011

Woman wins bid to name abuser - The Irish Times - Fri, Jul 08, 2011: "Later this afternoon, the Supreme Court ruled there was no basis in law to preventing Mr Quigley being named and when the matter came back before Mr Justice Ryan, he ordered that his earlier written judgment, which had blacked out Mr Quigley’s name, should be re-issued in unedited form."?

Thursday, July 7, 2011

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Dublin: Allegations Of ‘Corrupt Gardai’ Involved In Cover-Up Of Drug-Taking By Rich People To Be Investigated By Gardai: UPDATED « Citizen's Free Press Ireland: News Line

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Dublin: Allegations Of ‘Corrupt Gardai’ Involved In Cover-Up Of Drug-Taking By Rich People To Be Investigated By Gardai: UPDATED « Citizen's Free Press Ireland: News Line: "'Dublin: Allegations Of ‘Corrupt Gardai’ Involved In Cover-Up Of Drug-Taking By Rich People To Be Investigated By Gardai: UPDATED'?"

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Access to justice: a new approach using human rights standards - International Journal of the Legal Profession

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Access to justice: a new approach using human rights standards - International Journal of the Legal Profession: "The trial suggests that without knowledge about human rights and legal rights, 'without the confidence to exercise those rights' and without the capacity or capability to seek or 'find help' it is unlikely that people will realise their rights and accordingly Access To Justice is placed in question.'?'SOCIAL-INEQUALITY?"

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Sexual Violence Centre » Blog Archive » Publication of An Garda Síochána’s policy on the investigation of sexual crime, crimes against children and child welfare

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Sexual Violence Centre » Blog Archive » Publication of An Garda Síochána’s policy on the investigation of sexual crime, crimes against children and child welfare: "'“It is the duty of the Gardaí to investigate 'fully' all incidents of sexual crime and child abuse reported to them'?"

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Garda caught in coke sting linked to kidnap gang - City News, National News - Herald.ie

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Garda caught in coke sting linked to kidnap gang - City News, National News - Herald.ie: "'Getting information from some drugs gangs as a reward which allowed him to make street dealer arrests'?WHO'S WATCHING THE WATCHERS?PUBLIC INQUIRY?"

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Second garda quizzed over drug-dealer links - National News, Frontpage - Independent.ie

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Second garda quizzed over drug-dealer links - National News, Frontpage - Independent.ie: "'But officers stressed last night that he had not been detained for questioning although he had been interviewed at length by the investigation team.'?"

New probe into claim tycoon Dunne hired garda to spy on ex-wife - National News, Frontpage - Independent.ie

New probe into claim tycoon Dunne hired garda to spy on ex-wife - National News, Frontpage - Independent.ie: "An official internal garda inquiry into the allegation was carried out by a superintendent as a result of the 2001 legal letter and that investigation fully cleared the garda."?

Killing suspect was target of a hit, gardai told - Courts, National News - Herald.ie

Killing suspect was target of a hit, gardai told - Courts, National News - Herald.ie: "When asked for his phone number, he replied: 'Well, this number I'm ringing on.'"?

Garda's warrant was blank paper trainee tells trial - Courts, National News - Herald.ie

Garda's warrant was blank paper trainee tells trial - Courts, National News - Herald.ie: "She said she saw Garda Delaney lift a piece of paper in their car and say something like: 'There's your warrant.'"?DUE PROCESS?

Garda's €7,500 payout over broken finger - Courts, National News - Herald.ie

Garda's €7,500 payout over broken finger - Courts, National News - Herald.ie: "The legal fees in the four-year-old claim, in which two barristers, a firm of solicitors and a "legal team from the State Solicitor's office" appeared, would have cost much more than the value of the award.
Ms Justice Mary Irvine said it was 'one of the more minor injuries' and added that she was 'quite surprised' the Minister for Justice had certified the claim under the Garda Compensation Act."?

Murdoch says claims 'deplorable' - The Irish Times - Wed, Jul 06, 2011

Murdoch says claims 'deplorable' - The Irish Times - Wed, Jul 06, 2011: "'Recent allegations of phone hacking and making payments to police with respect to the News of the World are deplorable and unacceptable"?

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Interplay of inequality

Interplay of inequality: "The book also brings out the historical context of inequality among classes and the social structural factors contributing to inequalities. The book is an important contribution in social science research and will be of interest to students, scholars of social science and policymakers."?

Anastasia Crickley, NUI Maynooth, on Government plans for Community Deve...

Quizzes and the right thing to do at the University of Michigan

Quizzes and the right thing to do at the University of Michigan: "Eventual outcomes for most poor and working-class children are not surprising. Even if highly capable, the vast majority of these children will probably not graduate from college or even attend colleges like the University of Michigan.?

Obama Asks Texas to Spare Mexican Man the Death Penalty | Care2 Causes

Obama Asks Texas to Spare Mexican Man the Death Penalty Care2 Causes: "One of the trial lawyers has twice been suspended from practising law and reprimanded two other times for failing to carry out his obligations to his clients, according to the attorneys.”"?

Class War in Greece and the World | Truthout

Class War in Greece and the World Truthout: "While the situation is complex, one point is clear: the great majority of Greeks were not responsible for the enormous debt that had built up over the last decade."?NO, AS IN IRELAND THE "ELITE"ARE RESPONSIBLE AS IS THEIR BANKING CRONIES?

Quinn says he'll call in bailiffs to get church abuse cash - National News, Frontpage - Independent.ie

Quinn says he'll call in bailiffs to get church abuse cash - National News, Frontpage - Independent.ie: "THE Government will call in bailiffs to collect a €375m compensation shortfall from 16 Catholic religious orders responsible for horrific child abuse in industrial schools."?BAILIFFS ARE ONLY FOR THE LITTLE PEOPLE?

Garda inquiry questions nearly 50 officers over claims of insurance company collusion

Garda inquiry questions nearly 50 officers over claims of insurance company collusion: "The Sunday Tribune understands that a garda investigation team headed by Assistant Commissioner Eddie Rock has spoken to officers about the circumstances in which they came to enquire into routine road traffic accidents."?

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Donegal: Justice for Fahan Marina in David versus Goliath battle- Cllr Pádraig Mac Lochlainn

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Donegal: Justice for Fahan Marina in David versus Goliath battle- Cllr Pádraig Mac Lochlainn: "AS NANCY DOHERTY WAS QUITE CORRECT IN SAYING'THIS HIGH COURT RULING IS A REMINDER THAT CIVIL SERVANTS ARE THERE TO SERVE THE PUBLIC AND NOT THEMSELVES OR POLITICS'UNQUOTE"

The Irish Economy » Blog Archive » Argued the Case for Default?

The Irish Economy » Blog Archive » Argued the Case for Default?: "Also, because the above sentence could be radically misunderstood if one made the easy mistake of missing the word “has”, I would also like to clarify that at no point during my seminar at the Department of Finance on September 17 did I advocate default on either sovereign or bank bonds."?

Department of Finance says it Warned of Property Bubble [Archive] - Political World ~ Irish Politics & International Politics

Department of Finance says it Warned of Property Bubble [Archive] - Political World ~ Irish Politics & International Politics: "Briefing material prepared for the department’s secretary general Kevin Cardiff last month states that the department warned over several years that the “over-emphasis on construction left the economy vulnerable to macroeconomic shocks”."?

Advisors.ie › A letter to Kevin Cardiff, Secretary General with the Department of Finance

Advisors.ie › A letter to Kevin Cardiff, Secretary General with the Department of Finance: "Changing tax law after the fact is generally considered bad policy, and in some cases it may even be unconstitutional"?

Appointment of Kevin Cardiff as Secretary General of the Department of Finance - Department of Finance - Government of Ireland

Appointment of Kevin Cardiff as Secretary General of the Department of Finance - Department of Finance - Government of Ireland: "Mr Cardiff worked on monetary and exchange rate policy in the 1990s. Subsequently he worked on pensions policy and organisational issues, such as "Freedom of Information" and Standards in Public Office."?

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Oconnellpadd13's Blog

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Oconnellpadd13's Blog: "''“Degrading Treatment in Ireland”?JUSTICE FOR THE FORGOTTEN,JUSTICE FOR THE IGNORED,JUSTICE FOR THE EXCLUDED AND MARGINALISED,JUSTICE FOR THE HOMELESS,JUSTICE FOR THOSE WHO DONT FIT IN TO IRISH SOCIETY.?''"

Solicitor quits over 'corruption in judiciary'

Solicitor quits over 'corruption in judiciary': "He then made a declaration that he would not continue to work as a solicitor.He told presiding Judge Hugh O'Donnell that: 'From this day forwards I am no longer practising as a solicitor.'He claimed that this was 'because of judicial corruption within the system"?

Sunday World - investigating and reporting on Irish Crime

Sunday World - investigating and reporting on Irish Crime: "Crawford has thrown his weight behind the 'Changing Lives' crusade, being waged by former nightclub boss Mark Heffernan"?

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

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Rate-Your-Solicitor.com Forum / The Judge, The Lawyer and The DPP: "'They were lovely people all of them. God bless them all."?

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

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

ENCOURAGECHANGE.

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: "Despite all the tribunals involved in investigating corruption in ireland you still have the disadvantaged and marginalised with us,those who's daily lives are filled with hoplessness,heplessness,stress,fear,confusion"?

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Human Rights in Ireland

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Human Rights in Ireland: "Judge Paul Carney to allow a deaf man undertake jury service."?

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: The Judge in Ireland by Dr Eamonn G. Hall, Solicitor and Notary Public

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: The Judge in Ireland by Dr Eamonn G. Hall, Solicitor and Notary Public: "'The uniqueness of the judicial office in Ireland is emphasised by the words uttered by the judge on his or her appointment. The declaration is made “in the presence of Almighty God”.'THE REASONS PROJECT?JUSTICE DELAYED IS JUSTICE DENIED?"

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Call to boost human rights training - Republic of Ireland, Local & National - Belfasttelegraph.co.uk

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Call to boost human rights training - Republic of Ireland, Local & National - Belfasttelegraph.co.uk: "'Serious gaps exist in the level of human rights training provided to civil and public servants, a report has found.'?"

Government rows back on level of reduction in judges' pay - The Irish Times - Sat, Jun 25, 2011

Government rows back on level of reduction in judges' pay - The Irish Times - Sat, Jun 25, 2011: "THE GOVERNMENT has been forced into an embarrassing clarification of the pay cuts that will apply to serving judges if the referendum on judges’ pay is carried in the autumn."?

mySociety » Blog Archive » WhatDoTheyKnow’s Share of Central Government FOI Requests – Q2 2011

mySociety » Blog Archive » WhatDoTheyKnow’s Share of Central Government FOI Requests – Q2 2011: "The Ministry of Justice have just published their latest quarterly statistics on the handling of Freedom of Information requests by central government bodies. We’ve crunched the numbers to compare them to the requests made using WhatDoTheyKnow.com"?

Site by laundry grave sold for €61.8m | Irish Examiner

Site by laundry grave sold for €61.8m Irish Examiner: "The Magdalene Laundry site at High Park, Drumcondra, was the second most lucrative deal involving 18 religious orders responsible for abusing children in residential homes. In total, the 18 orders made €667m in property deals between 1999 and 2009."?MERCHANTS QUAY?

South Bay Alliance

South Bay Alliance: "Encourage change by contacting your elected representative. Read below for tips on letters, phone calls and meetings."?

High Court awards €400k over sex abuse - RTÉ News

High Court awards €400k over sex abuse - RTÉ News: "The man denied all the allegations and his lawyers argued that she was prevented from taking the action because of the delay in bringing proceedings."?

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Exonerated death row inmates speak at Law School

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Exonerated death row inmates speak at Law School: "'After winning access to the documents used against him in court, he was able to show that his alleged confession had actually been written down in an accusing officer's notebook prior to Pringle's interrogation. In 1995 he finally was exonerated and released.'"?

Meet Sunny Jacobs and Peter Pringle | CatCoy's Blog

Meet Sunny Jacobs and Peter Pringle CatCoy's Blog: "“They might just be waiting for me to die,” he added with a chuckle. “That’s justice, they call it.” Transparency, equality and accountability are the three basic elements needed for a fairer justice system according to Peter. “Power corrupts”, he added, “I learnt to follow principles, not leaders, leaders will always let you down.”"?

Monday, July 4, 2011

National Energy Board: Captured Regulator? | FAIR

National Energy Board: Captured Regulator? FAIR: "It Appears That Regulators Would Rather Please Industry Than ?SO DID IRISH BANKS?

The New War of Independence - Against Corporate Politics | Truthout

The New War of Independence - Against Corporate Politics Truthout: "This July 4th, politics is too important to be left to the politicians. The stakes are too high and the system is too broken. Citizen action is everyone's job now, and it will be as long as our political debate focuses on misplaced austerity and ignores the majority's yearning for jobs"?

Justice award for Paul Cullen - The Irish Times | HighBeam Research

Justice award for Paul Cullen - The Irish Times HighBeam Research: "Paul Cullen of The Irish Times has won a Justice Media Award for his book on the Flood Tribunal, With a Little Help from my Friends, writes Carol Coulter. He won the award in the book category of the Law Society's annual Justice Media Awards."?

Woman challenges DPP's decision - RTÉ News

Woman challenges DPP's decision - RTÉ News: "Mr O'Higgins said that following three years of trying to find out what was happening with her case, the woman was called in to a meeting with an officer in a south Dublin garda station where she was told the reason was the investigating sergeant had not forwarded the file on the case to the DPP."?

Call to boost human rights training - Republic of Ireland, Local & National - Belfasttelegraph.co.uk

Call to boost human rights training - Republic of Ireland, Local & National - Belfasttelegraph.co.uk: "Serious gaps exist in the level of human rights training provided to civil and public servants, a report has found."?

Woman challenges DPP's decision - RTÉ News

Woman challenges DPP's decision - RTÉ News: "She is also suing the Garda Commissioner for damages after a garda sergeant had allegedly failed to forward the file on her case to the DPP for three years."?

Call for DPP to explain why ‘Irish Fritzl’ was not prosecuted | Irish Examiner

Call for DPP to explain why ‘Irish Fritzl’ was not prosecuted Irish Examiner: "A Garda spokesman said it was not the policy of An Garda Síochána to comment on individual cases."?

Sunday, July 3, 2011

From the Reservation to the Airwaves: Navajo Band Battles Injustice | Truthout

From the Reservation to the Airwaves: Navajo Band Battles Injustice Truthout: "'It's about unmasking the silences about key issues,'"?

Sunday World - investigating and reporting on Irish Crime

Sunday World - investigating and reporting on Irish Crime: "In an exclusive interview, former nightclub promoter, Mark Heffernan junior, reveals that despite the continued threats to his life, he is returning to the city's streets to try and rescue future generations of Limerick's youth from the gangland culture engulfing deprived neighbourhoods."?

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Dog lover's prison ordeal over licence demand he never got - National News, Frontpage - Herald.ie

Dog lover's prison ordeal over licence demand he never got - National News, Frontpage - Herald.ie: "THIS is the upstanding citizen who was treated like a criminal and locked up in Mountjoy over a €12.70 dog licence"?

JUST SAY SORRY; Minister told to apologise over dog owner jail: EXCLUSIVE. - Free Online Library

JUST SAY SORRY; Minister told to apologise over dog owner jail: EXCLUSIVE. - Free Online Library: "Margaret McKeown said her family was outraged at the judicial system and the Justice Minister for allowing her brother to be sent to prison."?

“You’ll be back from prison in time for your dinner” – What really happens when you don’t pay your TV licence · TheJournal

“You’ll be back from prison in time for your dinner” – What really happens when you don’t pay your TV licence · TheJournal: "I would be taken by him from Kilkenny to Dublin in a taxi."?

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

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

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

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

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

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: 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?"SO HOW MANY CALLS WERE REALLY MADE FROM OUR HOUSES OF PARLIAMENT,3,000,30,000?

Oconnellpadd13's Blog

Oconnellpadd13's Blog: "“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.”?"