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Friday, September 30, 2011

A Nation of "Suspects" | Truthout

A Nation of "Suspects" Truthout: In the wake of COINTELPRO and the Watergate scandal, Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas sent a letter to a group of young lawyers at the Washington State Bar Association. "As nightfall does not come all at once," he wrote, "neither does oppression. In both instances there is a twilight when everything remains seemingly unchanged. And it is in such twilight that we all must be most aware of change in the air - however slight - lest we become unwitting victims of the darkness."?

Avaaz - EU: People vs Banks

Avaaz - EU: People vs Banks: How on earth did our governments write a bailout plan that floods banks and speculators with our money and leaves Greece with nothing? The answer -- they actually asked bankers to write the agreement.?

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: www.west15.com-the Dublin 15 community website.

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: www.west15.com-the Dublin 15 community website.: "Her work has led her to see that ordinary people, not just politicians and bureaucrats, have to be involved before meaningful change can take place."JUST WHAT ALL WORKING-CLASS COMMUNITIES NEED AT THIS POINT IN TIME OF ELITE-CLASS SLEAZE.

Mauritius to reform police after brutality case

Mauritius to reform police after brutality case: "We are going to reform the whole system - at the level of the police force and the judiciary," "Rama Valayden", attorney general and also minister for justice and human rights, told Reuters in an interview.?

Thursday, September 29, 2011

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: DPP to examine file on Anglo's 'Maple 10' deals - Irish, Business - Independent.ie

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: DPP to examine file on Anglo's 'Maple 10' deals - Irish, Business - Independent.ie: "A FILE will be sent to the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) today on the so-called 'Maple 10' Anglo Irish transactions, where a 'golden circle' of investors bought shares formerly controlled by businessman Sean Quinn."?

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Public Inquiry · Irish politicians: No level too low to get at the loot

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Public Inquiry · Irish politicians: No level too low to get at the loot: "In these times when the bulk of Irish people are suffering enormous difficulties as a direct result of the incompetence, greed, corruption and arrogance of the body politic such payments verge on the criminal and treasonous."?

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Media very skilled at missing the big picture - The Irish Times - Wed, Aug 25, 2010

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Media very skilled at missing the big picture - The Irish Times - Wed, Aug 25, 2010: "The problem is not so much that some politicians, very few of them, have corrupted the system for their own financial gain; the problem is that most politicians have colluded in building an essentially corrupt society."CRIME AND ITS"TRUE"CAUSES?

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Tax-evading Irish lawmaker Lowry loses libel case - Forbes.com

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Tax-evading Irish lawmaker Lowry loses libel case - Forbes.com: "DUBLIN -- An Irish "lawmaker" at the heart of Ireland's first major corruption scandal has lost a libel judgment against the journalist who broke the story of his illicit gifts"?

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Public Inquiry · Stupidity of the people protects dishonest politicians?

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Public Inquiry · Stupidity of the people protects dishonest politicians?: "We have come to believe that you, the Irish people, are so stupid that you will believe anything we say no matter how ridiculous, no matter how dishonest and we will continue to treat you with the contempt that such stupidity deserves."BECAUSE THE"WATCHERS"ARE NOT WATCHING US THEY ARE PART OF OUR GANG?

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

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Director’s Blog Irish Penal Reform Trust (IPRT): "But it is the contrasting examples highlighted in Bust, of how the State responds to the vulnerable, that make such a powerful indictment of the fiction of equality before the law in our society, most directly the examples of how the poor were persecuted in relation to relatively minor civil debts, with 276 committals in 2008 alone."?THE TRUE AND ONLY "CAUSE"OF CRIME?ENGINEERED BY THE GREY HAIRED MEN?

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Irish Government To Auction National Assets: Criminal Stupidity Or National Sabotage? | Fools Crow's Blog

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Irish Government To Auction National Assets: Criminal Stupidity Or National Sabotage? Fools Crow's Blog: "Many national governments have shown themselves to be working not for the people who elected them but for the welfare of a powerful elite who buy politicians with party donations, post-politics employment, consultancy fees, holidays, and other bribes."?THE GREY HAIRED MEN?

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

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

Public Inquiry · McGuinness: Not good enough for the morons who destroyed the country

Public Inquiry · McGuinness: Not good enough for the morons who destroyed the country: This view is, of course, pure and utter bullshit propagated by a ruling elite who labour under the delusion that Ireland is a functional democracy when in reality it is nothing more than a banana republic, a failed state that has more in common with a badly run mafia than a modern democratic state.?WHATS GOOD FOR THE GOOSE?

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

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

Public Inquiry · Frank Daly, CEO of NAMA, is not to be trusted: He’s just one of a long list of senior civil servants whose actions and decisions almost always seem to benefit powerful people and institutions at the expense of Ireland and its citizens.?THE GREY HAIRED MEN?

Judge Frank Martin - Obituaries - Independent.ie

Judge Frank Martin - Obituaries - Independent.ie: "The State has undertaken to give this woman a defence: no serious effort is being made to defend her."?

Futurity.org – Why class societies are rule, not exception

Futurity.org – Why class societies are rule, not exception: “This is not just an academic exercise,” says Rogers. “Inequalities in socioeconomic status are increasing sharply around the world. Understanding the causes and consequences of inequality and how to reduce it is one of the central challenges of our time.”?

A Message from Teresa Treacy in Mountjoy Prison to her Supporters. on Vimeo

A Message from Teresa Treacy in Mountjoy Prison to her Supporters. on Vimeo: JUDICIAL REVIEW?

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

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

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

positive ageing | Older and Bolder

positive ageing Older and Bolder: Respect and dignity for people of all ages?

Teresa Treacy Solidarity Vigil, Mountjoy Women's Prison. - Indymedia Ireland

Teresa Treacy Solidarity Vigil, Mountjoy Women's Prison. - Indymedia Ireland: Teresa Treacy will have spent 10 nights in prison. The High Court has favoured the ESB and their outdated overgrounding practices over the rights of an elderly lady who has maintained her property, land and trees as a nature reserve. The ESB started cutting trees the day after Teresa was jailed, but they stopped work in the middle of the week when some protesters came to visit.. They have not resumed work this week and Teresa's land is being monitored by supporters.?

Monday, September 26, 2011

The Hidden Hands in Redistricting: Corporations and Other Powerful Interests | Truthout

The Hidden Hands in Redistricting: Corporations and Other Powerful Interests Truthout: But a ProPublica investigation has found that these groups and others are being quietly bankrolled by corporations, unions and other special interests. Their main interest in the once-a-decade political fight over redistricting is not to help voters in the communities they claim to represent but mainly to improve the prospects of their political allies or to harm their enemies.?

Lack of accountability at heart of abuse of children - The Irish Times - Tue, Sep 27, 2011

Lack of accountability at heart of abuse of children - The Irish Times - Tue, Sep 27, 2011: In Plain Sight shows how privileged members of society were allowed to commit the most appalling crimes because of a culture of deference.?AN EYE FOR AN EYE?

Abuse in institutions amounted to 'torture' - The Irish Times - Tue, Sep 27, 2011

Abuse in institutions amounted to 'torture' - The Irish Times - Tue, Sep 27, 2011: “Transparency in the operations of all arms of the State is necessary to prevent interest groups from exerting undue influence”.?

Abuse in institutions amounted to 'torture' - The Irish Times - Tue, Sep 27, 2011

Abuse in institutions amounted to 'torture' - The Irish Times - Tue, Sep 27, 2011: “There has been little justice for these victims. Those who failed as guardians, civil servants, clergy, gardaí and members of religious orders have avoided accountability,” said Amnesty Ireland executive director Colm O’Gorman in Dublin.?

Irishman innocent of child rape in Guatemala seeks justice - Jeff Farrell Journalist

Irishman innocent of child rape in Guatemala seeks justice - Jeff Farrell Journalist: The group, headed by a former "US judge", posted a video of the arrest of Farrell in May 2006 which it used as promotional material for fundraising activities and a recruitment drive.?

Irishman innocent of child rape in Guatemala seeks justice - Jeff Farrell Journalist

Irishman innocent of child rape in Guatemala seeks justice - Jeff Farrell Journalist: The initial 2006 conviction of Farrell — originally from the Coombe, south Dublin city –was annulled months later by an appeals court which found “serious errors” in the original trial.?

Taoiseach refuses to comment on O’Donoghue controversy | BreakingNews.ie

Taoiseach refuses to comment on O’Donoghue controversy BreakingNews.ie: "If it transpires that John O’Donoghue was in the car, it raises serious questions over the original investigation of the matter by the Gardaí."?

Irishman innocent of child rape in Guatemala seeks justice - Jeff Farrell Journalist

Irishman innocent of child rape in Guatemala seeks justice - Jeff Farrell Journalist: Farrell, who had always protested his innocence, was “framed”, he said, by a US-based evangelical mission who were the co-prosecutors with Guatemala´s attorney general.?

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Direct the FBI to investigate police, prosecutorial and judicial misconduct that affects trial outcomes.?

Saturday, September 24, 2011

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

Barristers' public role under threat, AG tells meeting - The Irish Times - Mon, Jun 06, 2011: LEGAL REFORM must ensure that barristers can continue to take on unpopular and unprofitable cases in the public interest and the interests of social reform, according to the Attorney General?

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: God's Wheat Field

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: God's Wheat Field: "There will be a great 'time of trouble' for all nations, society, governments, financial institutions, etc. The wheat class will be saved from that 'time of trouble' by the resurrection change. But the tares will not be saved from it; they will be cast into the trouble and have their portion with the hypocrites."SO LOOKING AROUND THE WORLD TODAY WHO OR WHERE ARE THESE HYPOCRITES?DONT GIVE UP ARCHBISHOP DIARMUID MARTIN GOD IS TRUELY ON YOUR SIDE.?

Conservatives Say It Out Loud: They Hate Democracy | Truthout

Conservatives Say It Out Loud: They Hate Democracy Truthout: The rest of us are "freeloaders," "moochers," "leeches" and "parasites" who feed off these producers and who shouldn't be allowed to make decisions to collect taxes from them or regulate them or interfere in most other ways. The Randians hate democracy, and say so, declaring that "collectivism" sacrifices individual rights to majority wishes.?

Friday, September 23, 2011

Video: Joe Higgins speaks on disastrous policies for ordinary people of the EFSF | Joe Higgins.ie

Video: Joe Higgins speaks on disastrous policies for ordinary people of the EFSF Joe Higgins.ie: The ordinary people of those countries were then to be bled dry to meet the payments demanded by the banks, hedge fund operators and the various speculators.?

Garda faces sex assault charges - News, Frontpage - Herald.ie

Garda faces sex assault charges - News, Frontpage - Herald.ie: The middle-aged sergeant is facing three charges of sexual assault on two young officers.?

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

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Bankers told 'lies, after lies, after lies' - The Irish Times - Thu, Jun 16, 2011: ORDINARY CITIZENS LIVE IN APPALLING CONDITIONS,WHILE BANKERS AND THEIR FAMILIES LIVE IT UP BECAUSE THEY ARE"ENTITLED"TO,ACCORDING TO THEIR CONTRACTS?AND THEY WANT MARTIN MC GUINNESS TO TAKE A LIE DETECTOR TEST?

Public service keeps fraud cases private

Public service keeps fraud cases private: Confidential files obtained "using freedom of information" show thousands of allegations of graft and abuse of office are being levelled against government staff each year - but only a handful are properly investigated.?

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Rights Groups Drape Giant “Save the Date” on Dublin’s Liberty Hall - Rights Now Ireland's UPR

Rights Groups Drape Giant “Save the Date” on Dublin’s Liberty Hall - Rights Now Ireland's UPR: Our human rights are personal issues that affect all of us every day in different
ways.?

No commitment to human rights laws - The Drum Opinion (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

No commitment to human rights laws - The Drum Opinion (Australian Broadcasting Corporation): It does not like the courts and lawyers ensuring that vulnerable Victorians are able to seek redress against unsympathetic bureaucrats who sometimes ride roughshod over individuals who live with mental illness, disabilities, who are homeless or elderly.?

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

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: ENCOURAGECHANGE.: ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Paul O’Connell: School of Law: University of Leicester: Paul was also involved for a number of years with the Free Legal Advice Centres (FLAC), Ireland’s leading Public Interest Law organisation, both working as a researcher for FLAC and subsequently as a member of its National Council.?

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Man crawled in cell while covered in own excrement | Irish Examiner

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Man crawled in cell while covered in own excrement Irish Examiner: NO BEEN ABLE TO HIGH-LIGHT IT IS UNIQUE?

Discrimination in, to and through education | Right to Education

Discrimination in, to and through education Right to Education: Equal rights must not be idle worlds of the rich or the already-haves?

Public Inquiry · The real reasons for Fianna Fail’s downfall

Public Inquiry · The real reasons for Fianna Fail’s downfall: Corruption eventually infected every aspect and level of Irish society but in particular the political and financial sectors.?CRUMS FOR THE WORKING-CLASS?

Public Inquiry · Pakistan/Ireland: Little difference

Public Inquiry · Pakistan/Ireland: Little difference: Politicians have honed the theft of expenses into a fine art, even managing to enact laws that allow them to legally rob the state.?

Message to Banks: Pay US Back | Truthout

Message to Banks: Pay US Back Truthout: But attendees will also have some unexpected visitors. Called the "Showdown at Suncadia," hundreds of homeowners, community leaders, union members, and more from across the state are interrupting this gathering in a series of creative, direct actions to demand that the big banks and corporations pay their fair share to help fix the economy.?

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Public Inquiry · Freedom of Information Act will not be re-instated

Public Inquiry · Freedom of Information Act will not be re-instated: Secrecy is the most potent weapon of a corrupt state.?

Front Page | Children's Rights Alliance

Front Page Children's Rights Alliance: The Children's Rights Alliance is a coalition of over 90 non-governmental organisations (NGOs) working to secure the rights and needs of children in Ireland, by campaigning for the full implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. It aims to improve the lives of all children under 18, through securing the necessary changes in Ireland's laws (strengthening children's rights in the Constitution), policies and services?

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

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: ENCOURAGECHANGE.: ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Public Inquiry · Who’s watching the watchers?: Judge Kinlen was not afraid to ruffle feathers in "cosy high places" by exposing the hidden appalling and inhumane conditions?

The curious tale of Anglo Irish Bank and its Austrian deposits - Page 12#post3412525#post3412525#post3412525#post3412525

The curious tale of Anglo Irish Bank and its Austrian deposits - Page 12#post3412525#post3412525#post3412525#post3412525: I have been threatened twice, in writing, by the bank. Apart for the fact that they are obviously eager to silence me, they are also obviously counting on the lack of appetite by the relevant authorities to reveal the truth.?

Daingean: A shameful silence as the children suffered

Daingean: A shameful silence as the children suffered: It was full of recommendations for reform. "Some of them were adopted but many others, even more essential to the welfare of the children, were neglected."?

Daingean: Minister describes steps to uncover abuse in 1960s

Daingean: Minister describes steps to uncover abuse in 1960s: When asked if the boys were stripped, he replied that at times they were. Asked why he allowed boys to be stripped naked for punishment, he replied, "in a matter-of-fact manner, that he considered punishment to be more humiliating when it was administered in that way".?

"ENCOURAGECHANGE"paddoconnell8@gmail.com: Is the irish judiciary a reflection of todays society.

http://encouragechange.blogspot.com/2008/09/is-irish-judiciary-reflection-of-todays.html: Ray Burke promised the public a solicitors amenment bill,there was also talk about an ombudsman for the legal profession,the dir.general of the law society that time Noel Ryan said it was "unfair" to single out solicitors"why isent the whole judicial system subject to such a remit"?

Deaths in Garda custody – The Story

Deaths in Garda custody – The Story: Deaths in Garda custody?

RTÉ Nine News: IPS Annual Report shows increase in prison population | Irish Penal Reform Trust (IPRT)

RTÉ Nine News: IPS Annual Report shows increase in prison population Irish Penal Reform Trust (IPRT): It reveals a continued upward trend in the prison population in Ireland. The report also indicated a worrying increase in the number of people being committed to prison for failure to pay a fine. IPRT's Executive Director Liam Herrick appeared on RTÉ Nine News to discuss these and other issues stemming from the report.?

Waste and inefficiency persist across many public bodies: PAC · TheJournal

Waste and inefficiency persist across many public bodies: PAC · TheJournal: McGunniess said that it was “not satisfactory that matters being addressed in this report relate to information first received two years ago”, and pledged to “follow up rigorously” on the implementation of the recommendations made by the Committee.?

Public sector chiefs should face penalties, TD claims | Irish Examiner

Public sector chiefs should face penalties, TD claims Irish Examiner: THE chairman of the Oireachtas Public Accounts watchdog has said that heads of wasteful government departments should face financial penalties if public money is not used properly.?

HSE West agrees to write off €6m owed to it by private health insurers

HSE West agrees to write off €6m owed to it by private health insurers: THE HSE WEST HAS AGREED TO WRITE OFF 6 MILLION EURO OWED TO IT BY PRIVATE HEALTH INSURANCE COMPANIES LIKE VHI, AVIVA, AND QUINN HEALTH CARE.?

Monday, September 19, 2011

When bailiffs come knocking | Irish Examiner

When bailiffs come knocking Irish Examiner: Dublin County Sheriff John Fitzpatrick has described high-flying borrowers struggling with housing debt who have threatened to commit suicide when bailiffs come knocking at the door.?DO THE SHERIFF'S STILL KEEP THE MONEY COLLECTED IN THEIR WIVES BANK ACCOUNTS FOR OVER A YEAR?

How long is it now since the Gardai raided Anglo - Page 3

How long is it now since the Gardai raided Anglo - Page 3: Many of the practices that went on at the top of the failed bank were legally and morally wrong, and those responsible will be brought to justice.THE"REAL"REASONS PROJECT?

Suspicions of corruption first printed here in 1974 - National News, Frontpage - Independent.ie

Suspicions of corruption first printed here in 1974 - National News, Frontpage - Independent.ie: It has taken 28 years but on Thursday Mr Justice Feargus Flood finally nailed Ray Burke. It's reassuring to know that sometimes, just sometimes, the truth will out.?I LIKE SOME OF TERRY MC GEEHAN'S ARTICLES IN THE DAILY STAR NEWSPAPER,BUT TODAY(19/9/2011)TRANSPARENCY,ACCOUNTABILITY,ACCESSIBILITY ,HE SEEMS TO THINK THAT THE IRISH PUBLIC ARE NOW ONLY AWARE OF A CORRUPT"ELITE"IN THIS COUNTRY BECAUSE OF RECENT PUBLIC EXPOSURES AND ITS NOW TOO LATE TO DO ANYTHING ABOUT WHAT WENT BEFORE?WHAT HAS HAPPENED SINCE 1974,WHEN JOE MAC ANTHONY EXPOSED WHAT WAS"REALLY" GOING ON?WHO WAS MADE A MINISTER FOR JUSTICE?AND TODAY YOU HAVE AS STATED BY JOHN WATERS(irish mail on sunday 18/9/2011)65 YEAR OLD WOMAN IN MOUNTJOY FOR HER PRINCIPLES,YOU HAVE A FATHER AND SON LAURENCE AND LARRY CARLYON RATHFARNHAM EVICTED FROM THEIR HOME BY THE DUBLIN COUNTY SHERIFF AND GARDI.I HAVENT SEEN THIS PARTICULAR CASE MENTIONED ANY-WHERE IN THE IRISH MEDIA OR THE INTERNET? SO IN FACT NOT MUCH HAS CHANGED SINCE 1974(37 years ago)ITS NOT THAT ITS TOO LATE AS TERRY SAYS BUT WHE WHOLE"SYSTEM"IS SO CORRUPT THERE IS NOT ENOUGH TRULY HONEST PEOPLE AROUND TO CHANGE IT.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Public Inquiry · Journalist Gavin Sheridan wins major victory over NAMA

Public Inquiry · Journalist Gavin Sheridan wins major victory over NAMA: NAMA is not subject to freedom of information requests in the normal sense but Gavin discovered a loophole in the Soviet style secrecy laws that prevent Irish citizens from knowing what’s going on in NAMA.?GOOD?

Nobel Peace Prize Winner Muhammad Yunus' Message to Care2 | Care2 Causes

Nobel Peace Prize Winner Muhammad Yunus' Message to Care2 Care2 Causes: The Millennial Generation represents a powerful bloc for good that has grown up knowing the power of instantaneous communication, which has allowed unlimited access to knowledge and, with this power, unbridled ambition "to affect positive change" in the world.?

Gardai rush to Sinead’s home after suicide plea - News, Frontpage - Herald.ie

Gardai rush to Sinead’s home after suicide plea - News, Frontpage - Herald.ie: Gardai went to troubled singer Sinead O'Connor's home after her online suicide plea?

Gardai rush to Sinead’s home after suicide plea - News, Frontpage - Herald.ie

Gardai rush to Sinead’s home after suicide plea - News, Frontpage - Herald.ie: Gardai went to troubled singer Sinead O'Connor's home after her online suicide plea?

'The Panda' shot dead in gun battle - News, Frontpage - Herald.ie

?'The Panda' shot dead in gun battle - News, Frontpage - Herald.ie: “After The Panda did that, a lot of people were in fear of him,” explained a source?A SOURCE?

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

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Lies in a Mirror: An Essay on Evil and Deceit by Peter Charleton: Where does hatred come from?

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

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

Nicolas Sarkozy faces fresh headache as Dominique de Villepin is cleared - Telegraph

Nicolas Sarkozy faces fresh headache as Dominique de Villepin is cleared - Telegraph: "I want to salute the independence of our judiciary which has held out against political pressure,"?

Balance needed - Letters, Opinion - Independent.ie

Balance needed - Letters, Opinion - Independent.ie: The first represents an erosion of judicial independence and will rely on actions to be implemented "before or after" relevant laws are passed. The second firmly excludes the judiciary from its role as a guarantor of individual rights against the use of oppressive state power.?

HSE admits failure on historic child abuse - National News, Frontpage - Independent.ie

HSE admits failure on historic child abuse - National News, Frontpage - Independent.ie: THE HSE last night admitted it failed to properly investigate historic reports of child abuse, after claims they were often placed at the "bottom of the pile".?

Middle class are to blame, says IDS | News

Middle class are to blame, says IDS News: The Work and Pensions Secretary said the middle classes had ignored the plight of people living on run-down council estates and paid the price when the inner city "came to call" in last month's clashes.?

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Charles Keddy Anti Lisbon candidate

Charles Keddy Anti Lisbon candidate: Advertisement in today's IRISH DAILY Mail.

How many people of the people R.T.É. have recently peddled as candidates marched with me in Dublin against the Country-wide hospital closures. What class of person must I be to get a bit of airtime on R.T.É.? We have had wall to wall coverage of people who have not asked to run in this election, and some who have just stepped off the train. I asked for some coverage and was refused. Are R.T.É. deciding the candidates?

Whatever about his chances R.T.É. (and media colleagues) are really not on the ball with this election.?CHARLIE KEDDY WANTS TO BE A REVOLUTIONARY PRESIDENT OF IRELAND?

NAMA – A public authority – The Story

NAMA – A public authority – The Story: I asked for legal help on a blog post, because the issues that were arising were legally complex. Fred Logue, who has a background in legal stuff, offered to help. I am hugely indebted to him for all of his help with this case – it required extensive legal research and lengthy submissions (all of which I will publish here).?

Andrew Madden: Opinion Piece Irish Independent 05/09/2011

Andrew Madden: Opinion Piece Irish Independent 05/09/2011: Opinion Piece Irish Independent 05/09/2011?

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Coercive confinement in the Republic of Ireland: The waning of a culture of control -- O'Sullivan and O'Donnell 9 (1): 27 -- Punishment & Society

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Coercive confinement in the Republic of Ireland: The waning of a culture of control -- O'Sullivan and O'Donnell 9 (1): 27 -- Punishment & Society: "'In 1951, despite high emigration providing a safety valve, more than 1 percent of the population was behind closed doors in prisons, borstal, reformatory and industrial schools, psychiatric institutions (as involuntary patients) and homes for unmarried mothers. This was eight times higher than in 2002.'"?

Newsletter July 1998

Newsletter July 1998: Mrs. Annie Ryan, a former NAMHI President has been an "indefatigable campaigner" for years for the rights of people with mental handicap in these hospitals.?

Bulletin: Would you like a fair trial for yours... | causes.com

Bulletin: Would you like a fair trial for yours... causes.com: When Dominque Strauss-Kahn was accused of rape in New York City, the French press screamed about the unfair treatment he received from the American media and how he was denied his ability to be innocent till proved guilty in a fair court of law. Being considered innocent is something our justice system touts and what we present as a standard to the rest of the world.. Our justice system is not to be discretionary and all people are to have a fair opportunity to defend themselves in a fair court of law. Unfortunately, that is not always the case and was never the case with Paul Cortez., Justice costs an obscene amount of money and Paul Cortez could not pay the fee. Fortunately for DSK, he had the resources to be represented by incredibly competent and connected lawyers and had many powerful people demanding justice. We saw a similar situation when the Duke players were falsely accused of rape. The outcome for those players would probably have been differen t had those young men not had the resources and the backing of a prestigious community. There are many examples of being "tried by the media" and convicted in "the court of public opinion:?

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

McNamara handled abuse complaints ‘badly’

McNamara handled abuse complaints ‘badly’: In September, Archbishop McNamara offered Fr Carney the option of going to Belmont Park Hospital, Waterford under the care of "Dr Lane O’Kelly", which he accepted. This was a psychiatric hospital that provided treatment for alcohol problems but there was no evidence that it had any expertise in child sexual abuse?

Behind the walls: RTÉ1 - The Human Condition - Cork Independent

Behind the walls: RTÉ1 - The Human Condition - Cork Independent: Where is the mayor, where is the City Council, where is the Chamber of Commerce, where is Vincent de Paul, Rotary?INDEED WHERE ARE THEY?

Revealing the horrific past of psychiatric hospitals - The Irish Times - Mon, Sep 05, 2011

Revealing the horrific past of psychiatric hospitals - The Irish Times - Mon, Sep 05, 2011: It is revealing in this context to read a Department of Health official recording the attitude of one resident supervisor to the mentally ill in his hospital. According to this senior psychiatrist, “mental patients are neither happy nor unhappy, they are withdrawn and oblivious of their surroundings, leading little more than a vegetable existence”.?

Judge steps down from bench - Local - Kilkenny People

Judge steps down from bench - Local - Kilkenny People: Biblical passage on judgement which states that the measure in which we have judged others will in time by used as a measure by which we will be judged?HOW VERY TRUE?

Looking behind the walls — Irish Medical Times

Looking behind the walls — Irish Medical Times: A new series ‘Behind the Walls’, produced and written by journalist Mary Raftery and directed by John Comiskey, describes the dominant culture that pertained in the middle decades of the 20th Century when Ireland led the world in “locking up more of its people per capita in mental hospitals, ahead even of the old Soviet Union”.?

Like Join My Village and $1 Goes to Educate Malawi Girls | Care2 Causes

Like Join My Village and $1 Goes to Educate Malawi Girls Care2 Causes: Every girl deserves an education and the opportunity to better her life. When girls are educated, their communities are stronger. However, in many developing countries, everything from a lack of electricity to a lack of clean water disproportionately affects girls and women, and their access to education.?

Workers held as ‘slaves’ in Irish homes | Irish Examiner

Workers held as ‘slaves’ in Irish homes Irish Examiner: WORKERS are being held in slave conditions in Irish homes and businesses because of a lack of legislation to either protect them or prosecute their enslavers.?

Melanie McFadyean: Dark places and dirty secrets - Commentators, Opinion - The Independent

Melanie McFadyean: Dark places and dirty secrets - Commentators, Opinion - The Independent: The UK has its dark places and dirty secrets and it is the most vulnerable among us who are trapped in the dirt and the dark?BRITAINS SLAVERY AND SERVITUDE ACT 201o?

>AG says barristers must ‘wake up to reality’ – National News, Frontpage – Independent.ie « Oconnellpadd13's Blog

>AG says barristers must ‘wake up to reality’ – National News, Frontpage – Independent.ie « Oconnellpadd13's Blog: “THE Attorney General has told barristers to ‘wake up to the reality’ that the public believes the profession is an overpaid elite who has sailed through the recession.”?THE PUBLIC DONT THINK IT THEY”KNOW”IT?

Cécilia Attias Foundation for Women - Dialogue for Action - June 24, 2010 New York City

Cécilia Attias Foundation for Women - Dialogue for Action - June 24, 2010 New York City: It will be the first event of its kind to build a dynamic community of organizations that champion the cause of women’s dignity, equality and well-being.?

Monday, September 12, 2011

Daingean: KENNEDY REPORT 1970 PRIVATE PAPERS of Kennedy Committee

Daingean: KENNEDY REPORT 1970 PRIVATE PAPERS of Kennedy Committee

Criminal Law Act, 1997, Section 8

Criminal Law Act, 1997, Section 8: Where a person has committed an arrestable offence, any other person who, knowing or believing that the offence or some other arrestable offence has been committed and that he or she has information which might be of material assistance in securing the prosecution or conviction of an offender for it, accepts or agrees to accept for not disclosing that information any consideration other than the making good of loss or injury caused by the offence, or the making of reasonable compensation for that loss or injury, shall be guilty of an offence and shall be liable on conviction on indictment to imprisonment for a term not exceeding three years?

CONNECT TO MY ANGELS: Dublin Poverty - Mount Pleasant Buildings (Part 1 of 2)

CONNECT TO MY ANGELS: Dublin Poverty - Mount Pleasant Buildings (Part 1 of 2)1960s/2011?

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

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

Govt 'annoyed' by austerity comments - Gilmore - RTÉ News

Govt 'annoyed' by austerity comments - Gilmore - RTÉ News: "Inventing new agendas isn't helpful," Mr Gilmore said?

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Anxious Scrutiny in the Irish Courts: Too Little, Too Late? (Paul O'Connell) - Academia.edu

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Anxious Scrutiny in the Irish Courts: Too Little, Too Late? (Paul O'Connell) - Academia.edu: "Anxious Scrutiny in the Irish Courts: Too Little, Too Late?"

Press Releases, Houses of the Oireachtas

Press Releases, Houses of the Oireachtas: “Structures of accountability should mirror structures of power within the institutional framework of the state.?

The Bonfire of the Vanities Summary | GradeSaver

The Bonfire of the Vanities Summary GradeSaver: The wealthy W.A.S.P. world of Sherman McCoy, however, with its Park Avenue shindigs and its pandering to artists-of-the-moment, is shown to be the worst bastion of elitism, prejudice, and self-delusion.?SOUNDS A BIT IRISH TO ME?

Individual Rights are moral principles that guarantee a man's freedom of action in a social context.

Individual Rights are moral principles that guarantee a man's(humans) freedom of action in a social context.: Man requires rights(as do women) to those actions necessary to support his(their) own life, the most fundamental right being the right to life, from which all other rights, including the right to liberty, property, and the pursuit of happiness, derive.?

Government accused of 'over-hyping' - Republic of Ireland, Local & National - Belfasttelegraph.co.uk

Government accused of 'over-hyping' - Republic of Ireland, Local & National - Belfasttelegraph.co.uk: "When Mahon is published, it will address the behaviour of members of a number of parties," he said. "It will have wide implications.?

Sunday, September 11, 2011

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: ENCOURAGECHANGE.: ENCOURAGECHANGE.: The Global Political Awakening and the New World Order | Before It's News

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: ENCOURAGECHANGE.: ENCOURAGECHANGE.: The Global Political Awakening and the New World Order Before It's News: 'God's Wheat Field: 'There will be a great 'time of trouble' for all nations, society, governments, financial institutions, etc. The wheat class will be saved from that 'time of trouble' by the resurrection change. ..."?

After 9/11, Was War the Only Option? | Truthout

After 9/11, Was War the Only Option? Truthout: Both of these are legacies of the Reagan administration. Reagan officials pretended they did not know that Zia ul-Haq, the most vicious of Pakistan’s military dictators and a Washington favorite, was developing nuclear weapons and carrying out a program of radical Islamization of Pakistan with Saudi funding.?

Hail to the True Victors of Rupert's Revolution | Truthout

Hail to the True Victors of Rupert's Revolution Truthout: That it is a coup by a gang of Muammar Qaddafi's ex cronies and spooks in collusion with NATO is hardly news. The self-appointed "rebel leader," Mustafa Abdul Jalil, was Qaddafi's feared justice minister. The CIA runs or bankrolls most of the rest, including America's old friends, the Mujadeen Islamists who spawned al-Qaeda.?

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Lumping together the guilty and innocent in the aftermath of#c26298407

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Lumping together the guilty and innocent in the aftermath of#c26298407: Died On The Vine,and the'SILENCE'continues.?COMPLAINT BY A MEMBER OF THE PUBLIC JOHN MULLIGAN TO THE AUTHORITIES IN DAIL EIREANN?

BUT I DIDN'T DO IT: PROTECTING THE RIGHTS OF JUVENILES DURING INTERROGATION

BUT I DIDN'T DO IT: PROTECTING THE RIGHTS OF JUVENILES DURING INTERROGATION: The juvenile court system is based on the premise that a juvenile is different physically, mentally, and intellectually from an adult.1 In the 1966 case In re Gault, the bedrock upon which modern juvenile law is based, the United States Supreme Court commented:
[i]f counsel was not present for some permissible reason when an admission was obtained, the greatest care must be taken to assure that the admission was voluntary, in the sense not only that it was not coerced or suggested, but also that it [*PG356]was not the product of ignorance of rights or of adolescent fantasy, fright or despair.2?

Fake expenses which shame Dail Eireann: So why has the culprit never been investigated | Mail Online

Fake expenses which shame Dail Eireann: So why has the culprit never been investigated Mail Online: However, Mr Coughlan never instigated any probe into Deputy O'Keeffe's bogus claims – or why staff working for him had paid sums to the Deputy on the basis of fake invoices.?THE"REAL"REASONS PROJECT?

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Government staffers apparently above the law | FAIR

Government staffers apparently above the law FAIR: He was facing the possibility of up to two years in jail and a $10,000 fine. “This decision defies reason, and if it is allowed to stand, it means that political staff can interfere with our legislated right to government documents with impunity,” said FIPAExecutive Director Vincent Gogolek.?

Public Inquiry · Freedom of Information Act will not be re-instated

Public Inquiry · Freedom of Information Act will not be re-instated: Secrecy is the most potent weapon of a corrupt state.?

Why Isn't Wall Street in Jail? | FAIR

Why Isn't Wall Street in Jail? FAIR: Financial crooks brought down the world's economy — but the feds are doing more to protect them than to prosecute them.?

Whistleblowers preview movie drama "The Whistleblower"

Whistleblowers preview movie drama "The Whistleblower"
-London: Burmese Embassy, 19A Charles St, London W1J 5DX, Friday, 9th September 2011, 12.00- 13.00 (nearest tube: Green Park)
Organizers: Burma Campaign UK

Tribunal hears garda was 'wheeler and dealer' - RTÉ News

Tribunal hears garda was 'wheeler and dealer' - RTÉ News: Jim O'Callaghan said his client would deny all the allegations being made against him by the witness, including the insinuation that he had been involved in any intimidation.?

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Rumsfeld Lies About Iraq and the War on Terror ... Again | ZeroHedge

Rumsfeld Lies About Iraq and the War on Terror ... Again ZeroHedge: Rumsfeld Lies About Iraq and the War on Terror?

Yoga - 9/11: Chronicle Of A Catastrophe Foretold - Therapy

Yoga - 9/11: Chronicle Of A Catastrophe Foretold - Therapy: It could all have been avoided. One blunder, one failure of communication between the CIA and the FBI, one vital clue "they failed to share", opened the way for the terrorists.?THE GREY HAIRED MEN?

Tickle The Wire » The Raven Haired Actress and the Fall of a Dapper FBI Agent

Tickle The Wire » The Raven Haired Actress and the Fall of a Dapper FBI Agent: “We are all equal. None of us is above the law, none of us is under the law.”?RIGHT?

PM - British/US links to Gaddafi defended 06/09/2011

?PM - British/US links to Gaddafi defended 06/09/2011: A trove of documents recovered by Human Rights Watch from government offices in the Libyan capital Tripoli suggests that both MI6 and the CIA were involved in secretly transferring terrorism suspects to Libya for interrogation.?

Monday, September 5, 2011

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Judges’ remarks on tribunals could affect costs | The Post

Judges’ remarks on tribunals could affect costs The Post: Mrs Justice Susan Denham, who said that the finding of a tribunal ‘‘forms no part of the material a court can rely upon, and further ... it cannot be used as a weapon of attack or defence by a litigant when the same matter is before a court’’?.

Shanahan Stamp Auctions - Analysis, Opinion - Independent.ie

Shanahan Stamp Auctions - Analysis, Opinion - Independent.ie: Thousands of investors lost money, but the country learnt a lesson and we would never again allow ourselves invest in something that was so hyped up and inflated to unrealistic values. No, we're much smarter now - we put our money in property.?

"ENCOURAGECHANGE"paddoconnell8@gmail.com: AGSI concerned about new whistleblowers' charter - Ireland, Breaking News - Belfasttelegraph.co.uk

http://encouragechange.blogspot.com/2009/07/agsi-concerned-about-new-whistleblowers.html: AGSI concerned about new whistleblowers' charter - Ireland, Breaking News - Belfasttelegraph.co.uk.
HOW IS THIS NEW LEGAL CONCEPT DOING TO DATE?

Morris Tribunal

Morris Tribunal: Solicitors for A.G.S.I
Smith O'Brien Hegarty Solicitors
Sean Costello & Co. Solicitors

OPW: Office of Public Works: Latest News

OPW: Office of Public Works: Latest News: OPW SEEK CLARIFICATION FROM GARDA REPRESENTATIVE ASSOCATION PRESIDENT?

How OPW squandered your money - National News, Frontpage - Independent.ie

How OPW squandered your money - National News, Frontpage - Independent.ie: PAC chairman Michael Noonan and the committee's vice-chairman John McGuinness are expected to issue serious warnings about the risks of the OPW wasting millions more in buying and selling property to facilitate the Government's decentralisation programme.?

Should ministers be indictable for bad decisions? « politicalreform.ie

Should ministers be indictable for bad decisions? « politicalreform.ie: Ireland currently has each minister as the legally responsible principal for any actions his or her department take. But this is invested in the office not the individual, so if I sue the Minister for Education, it’s not Mary Coughlan personally and when her successors takes over the lawsuit transfers to that person. She couldn’t lose her house because of an error she or her department made. But in other countries ministers have faced criminal prosecution for their decisions?

Ex-Iceland PM on trial for role in bank crisis - RTÉ News

Ex-Iceland PM on trial for role in bank crisis - RTÉ News: Iceland's former prime minister has become the first political leader to be tried over the global financial crisis as proceedings began to decide if he can be held accountable for his country's banking sector collapse.?

Dáil Éireann - Volume 572 - 15 October, 2003 - Ceisteanna – Questions (Resumed). Priority Questions. - Departmental Properties.

Dáil Éireann - Volume 572 - 15 October, 2003 - Ceisteanna – Questions (Resumed). Priority Questions. - Departmental Properties.: Sustained and repeated efforts were made to address the concerns of local residents in the areas where the properties and the site are located. Local interests in Macroom and in Donnybrook have exercised their right to challenge the use of the properties in the courts on planning grounds. The State is defending the planning permission in respect of these two properties and the matter awaits determination by the High Court. The development of the leased site in County Kilkenny has also been halted pending the outcome of judicial review proceedings on planning matters relating to it. It would be inappropriate for me to comment further at this time in such circumstances, as I do not want to compromise current High Court litigation. I can say, however, that the RIA acted at all times in accordance with the legal advice of the Attorney General in respect of planning matters relating to these and all other properties.?

Dáil Éireann - Volume 572 - 15 October, 2003 - Ceisteanna – Questions (Resumed). Priority Questions. - Departmental Properties.

Dáil Éireann - Volume 572 - 15 October, 2003 - Ceisteanna – Questions (Resumed). Priority Questions. - Departmental Properties.: Purchases of property under the asylum seeker accommodation programme are dealt with by the Office of Public Works, acting on behalf of the agency. [919]Since 1999, the Office of Public Works has purchased ten properties, leased one site and developed two system-built centres and three mobile home sites for the purpose of accommodating asylum seekers. Over the same period, the RIA has entered into commercial contracts for service arrangements with the owners of more than 100 properties for the same purpose. All of the facilities, with the exception of four properties and one leased site, have been or are currently in use to accommodate asylum seekers. Approximately 31,000 asylum seekers have been accommodated to date and related services have been provided for them by the RIA. The current daily average number of asylum seekers being accommodated by the RIA is 6,000, which equates to 42,000 bed nights per week.?

Reception and Integration Agency (RIA) Ireland: Background

Reception and Integration Agency (RIA) Ireland: Background: Contracts suitable commercial accommodation and sites throughout the State for accommodating asylum seekers;
• Contracts out the management (including arrangements for catering and security) of State owned accommodation centres;
• Monitors the operation of accommodation centres on an on-going basis;?

Reception and Integration Agency (RIA) Ireland: Background

Reception and Integration Agency (RIA) Ireland: Background: Section 10 of the Housing Act, 1988, while not putting a statutory obligation on local authorities, confers powers on them to directly arrange and fund emergency accommodation, make arrangements with the HSE or a voluntary body for the provision of emergency accommodation, and/or make contributions to voluntary bodies towards the cost of accommodation provided by them.?

FF queries ownership of Ahern's St Luke's base - The Irish Times - Sat, Sep 03, 2011

FF queries ownership of Ahern's St Luke's base - The Irish Times - Sat, Sep 03, 2011: Cllr Mary Fitzpatrick, whose supporters have a strained relationship with supporters of the former taoiseach, has also sought a report on the constituency’s finances, which may be the most cash-rich in the State.?

VENITISM: BAILOUT OF OCTOBER-18 MAFIA IS IN JEOPARDY

VENITISM: BAILOUT OF OCTOBER-18 MAFIA IS IN JEOPARDY: Bosbach makes it clear he is not questioning Merkel's position as chancellor. He
just doesn't want to rubber-stamp aid for heavily indebted countries like
Greece, if that action could cost future generations dearly. There is only one
solution to the dilemma faced by the Greek government over its inability to
borrow more money. Shut it down! Debt ceiling or no debt ceiling, deficit or
no deficit, all of stupid ministries, agencies, boards, commissions,
authorities, bureaus, divisions, services, administrations, and programs should
be shut down. This is not complicated!?

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Clinton warns decline of civil society threatens democracy - INQUIRER.net, Philippine News for Filipinos

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Clinton warns decline of civil society threatens democracy - INQUIRER.net, Philippine News for Filipinos: "'We must be wary of the steel vice in which governments around the world are slowly crushing civil society and the human spirit,'"?

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Áras an Uachtaráin - Speeches

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Áras an Uachtaráin - Speeches: "Every day vindicated her risk-laden choices for, from one end of Ireland to another, life was never the same again and for the poor, the forgotten, the lonely, "the outcast" it was a much better place than they had ever previously known."?INDIVIDUAL CASES,OF ABUSE, PHYSICAL,"EMOTIONAL",OR SEXUAL?

A voice for the unheard - Incoming Daily Feed, New Articles - Independent.ie

A voice for the unheard - Incoming Daily Feed, New Articles - Independent.ie: It is, she says, about letting people tell their stories, allowing them to speak and actually listening to them,?MARY RAFTERY FOR PRESIDENT,JOE DUFFY IS GOOD BUT I THINK MARY WOULD PIP HIM TO THE POST?THANKS A MILLION MARY FOR DOING WHAT THE BISHOPS AND POLITICIANS SHOULD HAVE BEEN DOING DECADES AGO?GIVING A VOICE TO THE UNHEARD?

Sunday, September 4, 2011

This is Drumm -- so there is only one thing to do: fiddle as economy burns - National News, Frontpage - Independent.ie

This is Drumm -- so there is only one thing to do: fiddle as economy burns - National News, Frontpage - Independent.ie: As the bank teetered on the brink of collapse, the party mood continued. In December 2008, a month before the bank was nationalised, Anglo splashed out €175,000 on a Christmas party at the Mansion House for staff.?

Gene Kerrigan: State dealings mired in mixed messages - Gene Kerrigan, Columnists - Independent.ie

Gene Kerrigan: State dealings mired in mixed messages - Gene Kerrigan, Columnists - Independent.ie: Gene Kerrigan hits the nail on the head once again. There is two tier legal system in operation, the whole thing is rotten to its core. There is a word that rarely gets mentioned in Ireland but is at the root of all this and that is a class system, what else can you call a system where different rules apply to people with different social circumstances.?

Gene Kerrigan: State dealings mired in mixed messages - Gene Kerrigan, Columnists - Independent.ie

Gene Kerrigan: State dealings mired in mixed messages - Gene Kerrigan, Columnists - Independent.ie: For instance, for decades, the State treated tax evasion with the same negligence that bishops treated child rapists. Complex criminal frauds were arranged, in which bankers, accountants, lawyers and their wealthy clients conspired to steal from the rest of us -- and, sure, no big deal. What chance of punishment was there when bankers and top politicians were at the same game? None. How many of those organised crime figures ended up in Mountjoy? Zero.?

City cries out for help five years after arson attack - National News, Frontpage - Independent.ie

City cries out for help five years after arson attack - National News, Frontpage - Independent.ie: "I hear the question being asked could the recent violence that happened in London and elsewhere in the UK happen here. We saw the damage done to families, communities and the individual lives destroyed. Could it happen here?
"The real answer is that it is happening here. It happens in Limerick city on a nightly basis. Countless decent citizens have fled their homes in this city in fear," Fr Hogan said.?

LondonCalling0033: Isabelle Prevost-Desprez signs her own death warrant

LondonCalling0033: Isabelle Prevost-Desprez signs her own death warrant: The accusation is made by Isabelle Prevost-Desprez, who was the judge investigating the so-called 'Bettencourt Affair' – in which the French leader and political allies are said to have received envelopes of cash in return for tax breaks – before being removed from the job.?

Friday, September 2, 2011

>AG says barristers must ‘wake up to reality’ – National News, Frontpage – Independent.ie « Oconnellpadd13's Blog

>AG says barristers must ‘wake up to reality’ – National News, Frontpage – Independent.ie « Oconnellpadd13's Blog: “THE Attorney General has told barristers to ‘wake up to the reality’ that the public believes the profession is an overpaid elite who has sailed through the recession.”?THE PUBLIC DONT THINK IT THEY”KNOW”IT?

BBC News - Former top Garda Kevin Carthy fails to appear at Smithwick Tribunal

BBC News - Former top Garda Kevin Carthy fails to appear at Smithwick Tribunal: Judge Smithwick said it was "very, very wrong" for a former senior garda to treat the tribunal "with that sort of contempt".?

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

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

Vote ‘Yes’ or the economy gets it | Tim Black | spiked

Vote ‘Yes’ or the economy gets it Tim Black spiked: So, while the EU makes apparent concessions to Ireland, the Lisbon Treaty still gives the EU its own unelectable, unaccountable president, and will continue to intrude yet further into areas of policy once the preserve of national government, from security to the economy and trade. The effect is profoundly undemocratic; people are yet further estranged from decisions that, no matter how removed they seem, will continue to affect their lives.?

How Ireland became a giant Ponzi scheme | Rob Lyons | spiked

How Ireland became a giant Ponzi scheme Rob Lyons spiked: The Irish government has now coughed up over €32 billion to cover banking losses at Allied Irish, Bank of Ireland, Irish Nationwide Building Society and Anglo Irish Bank.?

Homeowners will be stuck in negative equity for 14 years - National News, Frontpage - Independent.ie

Homeowners will be stuck in negative equity for 14 years - National News, Frontpage - Independent.ie: It is estimated that up to 350,000 mortgage holders are in negative equity, where the value of the loan is greater than the value of the property.?PROPERTY THAT WAS INFLATED BY A GOLDEN CIRCLE?

‘I spoke out about IMF deal as government was stalling’ - National News, Frontpage - Independent.ie

‘I spoke out about IMF deal as government was stalling’ - National News, Frontpage - Independent.ie: An opportunity to escape from their obligations, large or small," he said.?IS IT THE BANKS THEY ARE TALKING ABOUT,NO ITS THE BORROWERS?

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

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: >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?

Social Studies - Browse

Social Studies - Browse: This report aims to raise awareness of the importance of "advocacy" in the struggle by disabled people for basic civil and human rights?

Public Inquiry · Who’s watching the watchers?

Public Inquiry · Who’s watching the watchers?: This post is a reply to two gobshites politicians who had quotes in todays newspapers John Gormley and Charlie Flanagan.Mr Gormley said “Anybody who is guilty of white collar criminality should be held to account and they should have the same standards applied to them as apply to [ORDINARY]people”unquote.Charlie said “Criminals should not be allowed work as debt-collectors,people have been intimidated property has been vandalised,by shadowy figures who promise to deliver the monies owed.So have either of these gents ever experienced a visit from the sheriff,or the banks bully boys,so its ok to be intimidated and have property vandalised if its made legal by the courts?Maybe just maybe if John Gormley took the time to investigate just one case of how a so called ORDINARY person is treated by such authorities as mentioned above then he will see how the bankers and their cronies should be really treated.If they the politicians have never experienced such bias then they cant know what they are talking about,and most of them dont.?

Public Inquiry · Financial Regulator’s annual report – A dishonest whitewash « Oconnellpadd13's Blog

Public Inquiry · Financial Regulator’s annual report – A dishonest whitewash « Oconnellpadd13's Blog: I THOUGHT FOR A MINUTE I WAS READING JASON O’TOOLES TAKE ON THE VIPER AKA MARTIN FOLEY.MR.O’TOOLE TALKS ABOUT MORALS AND GOES ON TO APPORTION BLAME AT THE FEET OF JUSTICE MINISTER DERMOT AHERN,SO IF AND WHEN THE MINISTER DECIDES TO LOOK AT THE ISSUE OF IMMORAL DEBT COLLECTORS, I HOPE THAT INCLUDES THE BANKS THEIR AGENTS AND ALL FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS WHO USE THE COURTS TO MAKE THEIR
MENACING INTIMIDATION LEGAL.?

Solicitor’s assets frozen as €900k in funds go missing | Irish Examiner

Solicitor’s assets frozen as €900k in funds go missing Irish Examiner: In an affidavit, Seamus McGrath, the senior investigation accountant with the Law Society, said inquiries carried out last month revealed a deficit in William Early’s client account of €500,000 and a €133,000 deficit in JM McEvoy & Co’s client account.?

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Landmines and Cluster Bombs: "Weapons of Mass Destruction in Slow Motion" | Truthout

Landmines and Cluster Bombs: "Weapons of Mass Destruction in Slow Motion" Truthout: "Mines cannot distinguish between the footfall of a soldier and that of a child. Mines recognize no cease-fire; long after the fighting has stopped, they can maim or kill the children or grandchildren of the soldiers who laid them."?

Cheney's Deceit of Shakespearean Proportions | Truthout

Cheney's Deceit of Shakespearean Proportions Truthout: For the former vice president, lying comes so easily that one must assume he takes the pursuit of truth to be nothing more than a reckless indulgence.?THE GREY HAIRED MEN?

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

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

Marginalized groups

Marginalized groups: With the removal of such societal markings, individuals are free to create their own identities within the fluidity that on-line communities offer. This notion of the unstable subject adheres to postmodern conceptions of the self as a multiplicity of constructions.?

We want to hear your thoughts! « California Collaborative

We want to hear your thoughts! « California Collaborative: If too many voices continue to go unheard, than decisions that influence many individuals will be decided by a very small number of people?

CASA of Bradley County Tennessee

CASA of Bradley County Tennessee: Every year, thousands of children in Tennessee are involved in courts cases and not one of them committed a single crime. Many of these children are the victims of abuse, abandonment or neglect. They feel betrayed, alone, and afraid. Some face life threatening circumstances at home, others are ignored and neglected by the very people who should care most about them.?

Court Case Reveals Details of Secret Flights

Court Case Reveals Details of Secret Flights: The court files, which include contracts, flight invoices, cell phone logs and correspondence, paint a sweeping portrait of collusion between the government and the private contractors that did its bidding - some eagerly, some hesitantly. Other companies turned a blind eye to what was going on.?THROUGH SHANNON AIRPORT?

ENCOURAGECHANGE.

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: The Experience of Social Class in College and the Community — examines how social class is experienced in a society that avoids straightforward recognition of economic divisions. I encourage students to think about the moral implications of early 21st century class inequality in much the same way Martin Luther King asked us to question race inequality in the 1960s.?