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Monday, October 31, 2011

Nancy Altman: Message to the 99%: Help Stop the 1% From Using the Super Committee to Rob the American People

Nancy Altman: Message to the 99%: Help Stop the 1% From Using the Super Committee to Rob the American People: In order to spare defense contractors, the pharmaceutical industry, and other fat cats, while appeasing the credit agencies, whose AAA ratings to crony-clients helped crash the economy, the Supercommittee has proposed slashing benefits for current and future beneficiaries of Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid, notwithstanding that the current deficit has nothing to do with these programs.?

Volunteer Attorneys Steer Occupy Protesters Through the Legal System | Truthout

Volunteer Attorneys Steer Occupy Protesters Through the Legal System Truthout: Some of the volunteer lawyers draft and file motions or simply monitor the protests as legal observers. Some advise the activists on how to negotiate with city leaders. Others show up in court — usually on short notice — to represent jailed protesters at their initial court appearances.?NEW BEGINNINGS?

Michael Moore: "There’s No Turning Back!" | Truthout

Michael Moore: "There’s No Turning Back!" Truthout: “It benefits, it benefits those in charge to have an ignorant population. To have a population with 40 million people in it that cannot read and write above a fourth-grade level.?

Dunphy, the Irish broadcaster who cannot stay out of the headlines | Media | guardian.co.uk

Dunphy, the Irish broadcaster who cannot stay out of the headlines Media guardian.co.uk: He doesn't court controversy. He is married to it. "He says what he thinks" and then, lest anyone didn't catch it the first time, repeats it - louder still?

Corruption

Corruption: Greed, corruption, gluttony, lust and pride have become national pastimes.?

Shocker. Obama’s Top Political Advisor Directly Linked to Occupy Wall Street Protests | The Gateway Pundit

Shocker. Obama’s Top Political Advisor Directly Linked to Occupy Wall Street Protests The Gateway Pundit: The Working Families Party (WFP) (www.workingfamiliesparty.org) is New York’s most energetic, independent and progressive political party. Formed in 1998 by a grassroots coalition of community organizations, neighborhood activists, and labor unions, we came together to build a society that works for all of us, not just Wall Street CEOs and the well-connected. WFP is independent from corporate and government funding and in-addition we are community based; community funded and equally uninfluenced by both major parties. Our agenda focuses on economic and social justice, corporate accountability, job creation, environmental protection, and investment in education and healthcare.?

New President Calls for End of Materialism and Selfishness? - Technorati Politics

New President Calls for End of Materialism and Selfishness? - Technorati Politics: Told the Irish people in essence that they need to forgive the wrongdoers.?

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Canty v Ireland & ors

Canty v Ireland & ors: It seems to me that the Oireachtas is entitled under Article 34.4.3º of the Constitution to adopt a policy with regard to finality in landlord and tenant matters as between contracting parties. I am of the view that this was the intention behind the establishment of the 2004 Act, and certainly the inclusion of subs. (4) in s. 123. I do not read that restriction as exceeding what is authorised by Article 34.4.3º of the Constitution. There is in my view no ambiguity in the language of the subsection: the only meaning of it is that which I have endeavoured to describe. Consequently I cannot accept Mr. Canty's submission that he has made out an arguable case for the interpretation as suggested by him and secondly, given the statutory framework against which the restriction must be judged, it cannot in my opinion be said to be incompatible with the provisions of Article 34.4.3º of the Constitution."?

Lynch -v- Minister for Justice Equality and Law Reform & Whelan -v- same

Lynch -v- Minister for Justice Equality and Law Reform & Whelan -v- same: It is inconceivable to my mind that a Constitution which is broadly based on the doctrine of the separation of powers — and in this the Constitution of Saorstát Éireann and the Constitution of Ireland are at one — could have intended to place in the hands of the executive the power to select the punishment to be undergone by citizens. It would not be too strong to characterise such a system of government as one of arbitrary power. …… In my opinion the selection of punishment is an integral part of the administration of justice and, as such, cannot be committed to the hands of the executive as Parliament purported to do in s. 186 of the Customs Consolidation Act, 1876.”?

Statutory Drafting and Interpretation: Plain Language and the Law

Statutory Drafting and Interpretation: Plain Language and the Law: The Commission also works on matters which are referred to it on occasion by the Office of the Attorney General under the terms of the Act.?

Paddy Confronts Banker Cabal « Shane Ross

Paddy Confronts Banker Cabal « Shane Ross: Yes, buried at the bottom of Appendix 3′s list of authors of the report are the names of two bankers. Above them, three central bankers and 16 civil servants are listed. The group was chaired by Declan Keane, seconded from elite accountants KPMG — which happens to be auditor to AIB.?

Coalition moves to ease rift with commission after Howlin rebuke | The Irish Times

Coalition moves to ease rift with commission after Howlin rebuke The Irish Times: The other members of the Commission are: Ombudsman Emily O’Reilly; Comptroller and Auditor General John Buckley; Clerk of the Dáil Kieran Coughlan; and Clerk of the Seanad Deirdre Lane.?

Irish Deaf.com » Kerry Deaf Resource Centre Update 17.10.11

Irish Deaf.com » Kerry Deaf Resource Centre Update 17.10.11: In a press release this week, DeafHear a national organisation working with
Deaf and hard of hearing people objected strongly to a decision by the
Referendum Commission not to have any sign language presentation in its
Referendum television campaign?

Referendum 2011

Referendum 2011 Ireland

Referendum 2011 Ireland: The Constitution is important. It defines the characteristics of the State, gives validity to our government and legal system and sets out the standards which all State activity must meet. It belongs to the Irish people, not to the political or legal system. It was enacted by a referendum of the Irish people and can only be changed through a referendum of the Irish people?

Howlin's criticism of commission head 'a disgrace' - The Irish Times - Mon, Oct 31, 2011

Howlin's criticism of commission head 'a disgrace' - The Irish Times - Mon, Oct 31, 2011: He quoted Dr McMahon as saying it was not possible to state definitively what role, “if any”, the courts would have in reviewing procedures adopted by Oireachtas inquiries. “The chairman of the Referendum Commission used, as far as I was concerned, the two words which caused confusion,” the Minister said.?

Open Letter on Referendum Commission Failure - Indymedia Ireland

Open Letter on Referendum Commission Failure - Indymedia Ireland: The intervention of the European Commission, which is unlawful under European law, as the Commission has no function in relation to the ratification of new Treaties, something that is exclusively a matter for the Member States under their own constitutional procedures;?

Howlin criticises Referendum Commission | Irish Examiner

Howlin criticises Referendum Commission Irish Examiner: In a statement this evening the Commission said it regretted that Mr Howlin "personalised" the issue by criticising Chairman Bryan McMahon over the Commission’s explanation of the proposed referendum to voters?

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Daingean

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Daingean: "The published report contained no reference to the practice. Peter Berry, secretary of the Department of Justice, deemed that such disclosure would have caused 'a grave public scandal'."MORE CONCERNED ABOUT A SCANDAL(PUBLIC IMAGE)THAN WHAT WAS GOING ON?

Brutal slaying of a garda and the sinister Haughey gun plot - News, Frontpage - Herald.ie

Brutal slaying of a garda and the sinister Haughey gun plot - News, Frontpage - Herald.ie: A document written by Peter Berry, the Secretary of the Department of Justice at the time, noted he had received reliable information that Jock Haughey, Charles Haughey's brother, had travelled to London with Martin Casey, in November 1969, for the purpose of buying the arms from the Parker-Hale armoury.?

Referendum result rules out bank inquiry - RTÉ News

Referendum result rules out bank inquiry - RTÉ News: The Tanáiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs has said the Oireachtas cannot hold a major banking inquiry after the rejection of the 30th Amendment to the Constitution.?

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

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

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Fr Brian D’Arcy and his Critics: How Should Christians Talk about each Other? | Gladys Ganiel

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Fr Brian D’Arcy and his Critics: How Should Christians Talk about each Other? Gladys Ganiel: Blogs provide a venue for the release of compressed anger and, yes, it can get quite ugly."?JUST LIKE THE RECENT PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION 2011?

30 October 2011

SOCIAL CHANGE?

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Irish Presidential Election 2011 - Page 5 - SkyscraperCity

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Irish Presidential Election 2011 - Page 5 - SkyscraperCity: Its great that everyone can give an opinion about"DEMOCRACY"ie those who want to run in the presidential election David Norris,Michael D Higgins,i once approached both of these people through correspondence about a serious matter concerning my family unit,in the case of Michael D i got an acknowledgment(and never heard from him since)in the case of Mr.Norris i hand delivered my correspondence to his north great georges st home,never heard from him either.?So it struck me as odd that the help i needed and what public representatives are supposed to help you with or investigate on your behalf, was given to Cathal O'Searcaigh after meeting him "Briefly"on wicklow st?

Michael D's bleak youth recalled in new writings - National News - Independent.ie

Michael D's bleak youth recalled in new writings - National News - Independent.ie: Abandoned by those "who had stolen the dream of a free and independent Ireland".?

Michael D Higgins Visits Dublin North East » Michael D Higgins » The Labour Party

Michael D Higgins Visits Dublin North East » Michael D Higgins » The Labour Party: "At the same time, the ideals of a real republic of equals can be seen in action at the Northside Community Law Centre. Founded in 1975 as the first such resource in the Republic, the Centre is part of the State Legal Aid Scheme, and provides free advice and support to the people of Dublin North East. This in itself is a practical force for social justice, reform and the reassertion of the values of a true republic".?

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Thirty Years of Unleashed Greed | Truthout

Thirty Years of Unleashed Greed Truthout: It Is Class Warfare.?

Then They Fight You | Truthout

Then They Fight You Truthout: This was no dystopian fantasy, however; these were members of the Oakland police department charging into a group of protesters behind a wall of tear gas, flash-bang bombs, rubber bullets and bean-bag projectiles. The police bull-rushed these unarmed protesters with the intention to do violence, and violence is exactly what they did.?THE PAYMASTERS PULL THE STRINGS?

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Info: Murder of Marlhill, New Inn (c.1940) - boards.ie#post62738571#post62738571

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Info: Murder of Marlhill, New Inn (c.1940) - boards.ie#post62738571#post62738571: "All people directly involved with the murder are now deceased but the name of Harry Gleeson has not yet been cleared despite efforts to secure a posthumous pardon from the State by Noel Davern TD in 1995. The case has fascinated many, including barrister for Harry Gleeson, the late Sean McBride who believed in the innocence of Gleeson until his death."?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.?

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

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

Arnolds Crimes

Arnolds Crimes: New information released by Barbara Stoppel's family tells an even stranger story as to what happened to the DNA evidence from the crime scene. It was taken home and apparently destroyed by a high ranking Winnipeg Police member. An Internal Affairs member tried to obtain a search warrant for the police officer's home but was denied by his superiors. The cop was never charged!?

Finucane family call for public inquiry | Mail Online

Finucane family call for public inquiry Mail Online: Mr Barrett also said: "Finucane would have been alive today if the peelers hadn't interfered." Mr Finucane's widow Geraldine called for an immediate inquiry.?

Pat Finucane Inquiry Campaign

Pat Finucane Inquiry Campaign: Amnesty International said the decision reneged on past promises that the government would establish a public inquiry to investigate the killing of Patrick Finucane. The organization urged the government to honour its commitment to hold a public inquiry and set about its establishment without delay.?SO MUCH FOR POLITICAL PROMISES?

US embassy cables: British 'security-legal establishments' resisting collusion inquiry – US | Politics | guardian.co.uk

US embassy cables: British 'security-legal establishments' resisting collusion inquiry – US Politics guardian.co.uk: Ahern added that the results of a Finucane inquiry report tomorrow would not surprise anyone and "Tony (Blair) knows what he has to do." (Comment: Presumably, that the PM will have to overrule elements of the security-legal establishments to see that some form of public inquiry is held.?

The Press Association: Higgins vows to change Irish values

The Press Association: Higgins vows to change Irish values: Mr Higgins said his seven year term as head of state will be defined by efforts to turn inclusion into reality/

Metro Eireann

Metro Eireann: The court’s ruling ordered that the couple – who successfully represented themselves, despite language barriers – be paid their legal costs and expenses incurred in both the High Court and Supreme Court by Flynn’s widow and the executors of his estate?

Inside the world of business - The Irish Times - Thu, Oct 13, 2011

Inside the world of business - The Irish Times - Thu, Oct 13, 2011: This week property developer John Byrne (89), builder of O’Connell Bridge House in Dublin among other structures, won his Supreme Court appeal against the 2002 findings of the Ansbacher inspectors in relation to two Cayman trusts associated with the deposits and which own his Dublin businesses?

newstube.tv - Lonewolf Skeeter Angry With Obama

newstube.tv - Lonewolf Skeeter Angry With Obama: Lonewolf Skeeter says she voted for Obama and he broke all his promises. Despite having three Master's Degrees she can't get full time work. She is angry that jobs are being lost instead of being created. She wants everyone to send all their bills to the White House in protest of the state of the economy.?SOUNDS A BIT IRISH TO ME?

Friday, October 28, 2011

ONLINE - International News Network

ONLINE - International News Network: The members of Bar appreciated his Lordship’s struggles and efforts for taking up Suo motto action to recover plundered national wealth from the corrupt?

Daily Times - Leading News Resource of Pakistan - Judiciary forced to act when other institutions don’t: CJP

Daily Times - Leading News Resource of Pakistan - Judiciary forced to act when other institutions don’t: CJP: Chaudhry said that state institutions and public functionaries had failed to carry out their constitutional duties, forcing the judiciary to swing into action to discharge its duties. “The key to each and every problem is available within the four corners of the constitution?

Daily Times - Leading News Resource of Pakistan - ‘Heavy responsibility on judiciary to dispense justice’

Daily Times - Leading News Resource of Pakistan - ‘Heavy responsibility on judiciary to dispense justice’: He stated that the apex court through its order on the same day turned a new leaf in the constitutional history of this country, thus paving way for democratic order and constitutional dispensation in the country. The nation backed the judiciary, he said, adding, the lawyers, civil society, media, students, laborers and people from all walks of life were on the streets in support of the judiciary for the implementation of its November 3 order.?

I beg to differ with you, my Lord! | Business Recorder

I beg to differ with you, my Lord! Business Recorder: The Chief Justice then inquired from Attorney General and Qureshi, "why a single accused was separated from others who continue to languish in jail"?

Amendment to irrigation laws on the cards

Amendment to irrigation laws on the cards: A two-member bench of the apex court comprising Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry and Justice Khilji Arif Hussain heard a case pertaining to the unauthorised diversion of floodwater and building of breaches in embankments of barrages and canals by influential people to save their lands during recent floods?

BBC News - Croatia postpones corruption trial of ex-PM Ivo Sanader

BBC News - Croatia postpones corruption trial of ex-PM Ivo Sanader: Other anti-corruption investigations Mr Sanader faces include one involving the Hungarian oil firm MOL. He denies wrongdoing?

Peru VP Quits Corruption Committee Amid Graft Probe - Businessweek

Peru VP Quits Corruption Committee Amid Graft Probe - Businessweek: The Attorney General’s office is investigating allegations that Chehade, one of President Ollanta Humala’s two vice presidents, sought to use his influence to help an agricultural company gain control of a sugar plantation. Chehade is also alleged to have tried to persuade the previous government to award a contract to a construction company while he was vice- president elect. He’s denied both allegations?

SC terms FM’s arguments as charge sheet against govt | Top Stories | South Asian News Agency

SC terms FM’s arguments as charge sheet against govt Top Stories South Asian News Agency: Apex court appreciating Faisal Saleh Hayat maintained that for the first time in the history of the country a sitting minister is pointing out the corruption of its government.?

Thursday, October 27, 2011

The Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission – Paint Job | Tir Na Saor - Land of the Free

The Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission – Paint Job Tir Na Saor - Land of the Free: I won’t be going into the function of the DPP in all of this. But I must say that I’m tempted to!?

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?'

Public Inquiry · Daly’s pragmatism still screwing the taxpayer?

Public Inquiry · Daly’s pragmatism still screwing the taxpayer?: His arrogant, condescending voice raises my hackles not just because he’s the ultimate example of insincerity but also because, for me, he represents all that is rotten about the powers that have destroyed this country?

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Concern cited by judiciary does not stand up to scrutiny - The Irish Times - Mon, Oct 24, 2011

Concern cited by judiciary does not stand up to scrutiny - The Irish Times - Mon, Oct 24, 2011: Judges are normally loath to intervene in questions they perceive as “political”, which made it so unfortunate that the lone amendment on which they officially commented was that which directly affected their personal interests. Yet this extraordinary intervention provoked hardly any reproach in legal and academic circles.?

Obama's answer to globalization: Demagoguery - CBS News

Obama's answer to globalization: Demagoguery - CBS News: That was then, and this is now. For one thing, Obama's attack on "fat cat bankers" who, he says, brought on our current troubles, but "escaped unscathed" after taxpayer bailouts, is falling on the sympathetic ears of the unemployed and underemployed, families who have been converted to renters from homeowners after being dispossessed by those bankers, and parents worried that even their college-graduated children will slide down the living standard scale?

Glenn Greenwald: Why Is the Elite Class Protected Under America's Justice System? | Truthout

Glenn Greenwald: Why Is the Elite Class Protected Under America's Justice System? Truthout: How the Law Is Used to Destroy Equality and Protect the Powerful,"?

Eurozone Crisis: Fist Fight In Italian Parliament As ‘Dysfunctional' Government Threatens Euro Plans

Eurozone Crisis: Fist Fight In Italian Parliament As ‘Dysfunctional' Government Threatens Euro Plans: It was two Northern League lawmakers who were involved in the scuffle in parliament?

First woman to take up post of DPP - The Irish Times - Wed, Oct 26, 2011

First woman to take up post of DPP - The Irish Times - Wed, Oct 26, 2011: The DPP is charged with enforcing the criminal law in the courts on behalf of the people of Ireland, and directing public prosecutions on indictment. He or she gives general direction and advice to the Garda in relation to summary cases (in the District Courts) and specific direction in such cases where requested.?

Claire Loftus

Claire Loftus: Claire Loftus, Head of Directing Division, received a BA from University College Dublin in 1987. She qualified as a Solicitor in Ireland in 1992, and joined the Chief State Solicitor's Office as a prosecutor in 1993. There she prosecuted a range of offences in Dublin with particular interest in fraud and extradition matters. In 1996 / 1997 she acted as Solicitor to the Tribunal of Inquiry into the Irish Blood Bank following the contamination of blood and blood products with Hepatitis C.?

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

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: "Neo-Liberal Globalisation"?TO QUOTE ALAN DUKES ON"RECKLESS" BANKERS.THERE ISN'T ANY WAY IN 2011 WE CAN JAIL PEOPLE FOR HAVING COMMITTED A CRIME THAT WE DEFINE IN 2011.BUT THAT THEY"ALLEGEDLY"COMMITTED IN 2006/7.RETROSPECTIVE LEGISLATION OF THAT KIND DOESEN'T WORK.AND IM AFRAID THAT TO A CERTAIN EXTENT ,BEING AN INPRUDENT BANKER OR INCOMPETENT CIVIL SERVANT ARE NOT CRIMES.UNQUOTE?NOW WE KNOW WHY THE PRISONS AND STATE INSTITUTIONS ARE FULL WITH THOSE FROM A WORKING-CLASS BACKGROUND?

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

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: SSRN-The Death of Socio-Economic Rights by Paul O'Connell: The various national courts, although dealing with idiosyncratic domestic constitutional provisions, have nonetheless articulated analogous conceptions of fundamental rights; which are atomistic, “market friendly” and more broadly congruent with the narrow neo-liberal conception of rights, and consequently antithetical to the protection of socio-economic rights"?THE REASONS PROJECT?

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

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

SBI investigating possible corruption in Oak Island | StarNewsOnline.com

SBI investigating possible corruption in Oak Island StarNewsOnline.com: It's also the third SBI investigation of local government figures in the area that surfaced this election season. The agency has also been asked to look into corruption allegations about Leland's police department and three town officials in Carolina Beach.?

Damage from corruption must be repaired - Shatter - The Irish Times - Wed, Oct 26, 2011

Damage from corruption must be repaired - Shatter - The Irish Times - Wed, Oct 26, 2011: Ratification was necessary to show “our commitment to tackle corruption and clean up public life in this country”, he said. Most of the provisions reflect “existing Irish anti-corruption legislation and practice for many years”, he said. The convention would allow Ireland to “demonstrate that our anti-corruption laws and systems meet international standards”.?

Inquiry into banks crisis a priority, says Kenny - The Irish Times - Wed, Oct 26, 2011

Inquiry into banks crisis a priority, says Kenny - The Irish Times - Wed, Oct 26, 2011: “I want to find out what happened on the night in question when the decision surrounding banks was made that affects every single person in the country. And I don’t have any evidence of what went on,” he said. “There needs to be an opportunity to bring in people to explain why decisions were made . . . and their impact upon ordinary people.”?

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Challenge by HSE holds up Evelyn Joel case - Latest News, Health - Independent.ie

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Challenge by HSE holds up Evelyn Joel case - Latest News, Health - Independent.ie: "WE DONT COMMENT ON INDIVIDUAL CASES?"THIS "CON"WILL ALSO HAVE TO CHANGE?

SENATOR MARK DALY HAS WRITTEN TO ATTORNEY GENERAL ASKING HIM TO INVESTIGATE NAMA FOR BREACHING THE LAW

SENATOR MARK DALY HAS WRITTEN TO ATTORNEY GENERAL ASKING HIM TO INVESTIGATE NAMA FOR BREACHING THE LAW: Senator Daly warned that “there is no transparency in the current process. This lack of transparency was confirmed to me by people who were asked to participate in a scam which involved the buying back of loans from banks for less than the current market value resulting in millions of euro of loss to the tax payers.”?

Swimming against a flood of errors | Irish Examiner

Swimming against a flood of errors Irish Examiner: The mistakes that flowed have cost the state almost €17m in legal bills and adverse court decisions.THE "GAME"THAT IS PLAYED BY THOSE WHO CONTROL THE SYSTEM?

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Crocodile tears from Taoiseach Brian Cowen Fina Fail and TD Alan Shatter Fine Gael in their hypocritical statements on child abuse in

CORMAC LUCEY PAGE 25 "IRISH DAILY MAIL" 22/10/2011.ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Crocodile tears from Taoiseach Brian Cowen Fina Fail and TD Alan Shatter Fine Gael in their hypocritical statements on child abuse in: "The matter should have been debated in Dáil Éireann; it should have been processed by an Irish court. It is on today's Order Paper because of the failure of successive Dublin Governments and the Dublin courts to face up to their responsibilities. The case is a political message to all those in the political establishment of the South and, as long as the gross injustice, known as the Bland case, remains unresolved, anything that the Irish authorities may say about rights, equality, justice, honour and truth should be treated with contempt. If the Bland case is a lesson in how the Dublin authorities would treat one of its own, the political significance of that should never be lost on Unionists in the House and outside."?WHAT BECAME OF THESE ALLEGATIONS?

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Customer Charter

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Customer Charter: "The Chief State Solicitor's Office is a component part of the Office of the Attorney General and is the principal provider of solicitor services to the Attorney General and to all Government Departments and Offices. The Office also provides solicitor services to certain other State Agencies and to Tribunals of Inquiry, but does not act for members of the public."?

Jesuit Centre for Faith and Justice - Morris Tribunal III, IV and V

Jesuit Centre for Faith and Justice - Morris Tribunal III, IV and V: I read the report through the lens of my own experience (as we all do): how do I reconcile the fact that almost all the young people I encounter report multiple allegations of harassment, physical assaults and verbal abuse by Gardaí – allegations whose general thrust I am convinced is true - yet almost all the Gardaí whom I know are ordinary, decent people doing a very difficult job, and, for the most part, doing it very well? I think that there are three pointers to an answer to this question in the recent Morris Reports?j32.

Christian Brothers make their 'deathbed confession' - News - The Independent

Christian Brothers make their 'deathbed confession' - News - The Independent: Brother Edmund Garvey, Dublin-based head of the order, publicly asked for forgiveness from ex-pupils who had been "physically abused and sometimes even sexually abused in our care".?

Victims of the Legal Profession Society

Victims of the Legal Profession Society: In Ireland the situation is such that "ordinary" people have very few rights under what is described as deValera's Constitution?

"ENCOURAGECHANGE"paddoconnell8@gmail.com: August 2009

http://encouragechange.blogspot.com/2009_08_01_archive.html: "At this point in time, our legislators have failed to recognise the need to bring about the necessary changes required to meet the needs of ordinary lay people having to deal with the legal profession,' said Mrs McDonnell.""THE DIGNITY OF THE INDIVIDUAL IN THE IRISH CONSTITUTION?AS THE LATE PROFESSOR JOHN KELLY SAID:THE ULTIMATE PROTECTION OF HUMAN RIGHTS IN A DEMOCRACY LIES WITH THE PEOPLE THEMSELVES,
IF THEY ALLOW VILLIANS INTO GOVERNMENT ,A PIECE OF PAPER WILL NOT PROTECT THEM FROM THE CONSEQUENCES,NOR MUST THEY ALLOW A FEW LEARNED MEN[and women]IN WIGS AND GOWANS TO SAVE THE FOOLS FROM THE KNAVES THEY HAVE ELECTED?UNQUOTE.THE LEGISLATORS, WHAT IS THE PRESENT NATURE OF THE COURTS "POWERS"OF CONTEMPT IN RELATION TO MEMBERS OF THE DAIL?

Seanad Eireann - 26/Jul/1967 Livestock Marts Bill, 1967: Second Stage.

Seanad Eireann - 26/Jul/1967 Livestock Marts Bill, 1967: Second Stage.: When I have finished speaking there may be some people in this House who will think that 1916 and the fight for freedom and the Constitution and the Constitutional guarantees of freedom of speech and the rights of citizens mean something. Either they mean something or they do [809] not. If 1916 means anything, people who value freedom and who value the Constitutional safeguards?

Seanad Eireann - 26/Jul/1967 Livestock Marts Bill, 1967: Second Stage.

Seanad Eireann - 26/Jul/1967 Livestock Marts Bill, 1967: Second Stage.: What is sought in the present Bill is to enable the Minister for Agriculture [822] to determine the rights of individual citizens to engage in business without any appeal to the Courts. This is a dangerous power to entrust to any Minister or Department.?

Appeal in Mr A case on Friday - RTÉ News

Appeal in Mr A case on Friday - RTÉ News: The Fine Gael leader, Enda Kenny, described the Government as a headless gang of bunglers while the Labour leader Pat Rabbitte said it was disgraceful that young people were at risk and there was now a gaping hole in the law.?

Filipino woman found dead amid Dublin flooding | Irish Examiner

Filipino woman found dead amid Dublin flooding Irish Examiner: Filipino woman found dead amid Dublin flooding
Tuesday, October 25, 2011 - 12:06 PM

Monday, October 24, 2011

Dáil Éireann - 10/Nov/2010 Reform of Structures of Government: Motion (Resumed)

Dáil Éireann - 10/Nov/2010 Reform of Structures of Government: Motion (Resumed): A requirement that the "Attorney General’s advice to Government be published" if it is publicly relied upon as justifying or requiring the passage, defeat or amendment of a bill or the development or amendment of a policy or programme, unless the advice is given in the course of litigation or in relation to pending or contemplated litigation;?

Dáil Éireann - 10/Nov/2010 Reform of Structures of Government: Motion (Resumed)

Dáil Éireann - 10/Nov/2010 Reform of Structures of Government: Motion (Resumed): To ensure that individuals have a far greater involvement in the decisions that shape their lives?

Dáil reforms - The Irish Times - Sat, Jul 16, 2011

Dáil reforms - The Irish Times - Sat, Jul 16, 2011: Use of guillotine motions to pass legislation will be restricted. These are not revolutionary changes, but they mark a considerable advance on what went before and are designed to increase parliament’s profile and relevance. The real test of the Government’s commitment to change will come in the autumn, along with various referendums and details of legislation designed to improve public accountability and oversight of official decision-making?

Adlai E. Jr. Stevenson: Public confidence in the integrity of the Government is indispensable to faith in democracy and when we lose faith in the system, we have lost faith in everything we fight and spend for.

Adlai E. Jr. Stevenson: Public confidence in the integrity of the Government is indispensable to faith in democracy and when we lose faith in the system, we have lost faith in everything we fight and spend for.: "Public confidence in the integrity of the Government is indispensable to faith in democracy and when we lose faith in the system, we have lost faith in everything we fight and spend for."?

FOI Manual Index Part 3 - Department of Finance - Government of Ireland

FOI Manual Index Part 3 - Department of Finance - Government of Ireland: Departments abroad issue contextual statements when announcing Government decisions on significant policy issues. These statements set out the detailed pros and cons of the issues considered and are routinely available outside of FOI. Experience suggests that this approach obviates the need for the public to make FOI requests in relation to such decisions.?

Attorney General's advice on Iraq is leaked

Attorney General's advice on Iraq is leaked: 'I urged the government to publish the full Attorney General's advice, and
warned that so much had become known about it that it was inevitable that it
would come out,' he said.?

Public Inquiry · Progress on complaint concerning allegations of expenses abuse by Cllr. Kennedy

Public Inquiry · Progress on complaint concerning allegations of expenses abuse by Cllr. Kennedy: In comparison to the Standards in Public Office (SIPO) who, on average, take about a year to make progress on complaints, this is indeed impressive.?

Public Inquiry · Rabbitte defends the bankers

Public Inquiry · Rabbitte defends the bankers: Marian Finucane commented that it was remarkable that organisations like MABS or Legal Aid weren’t involved in the report.
Rabbitte replied in his number one condescending voice:
No it isn’t Marian, no it isn’t and I’m one of the most stringent critics of the reckless behaviour of bankers.
You cannot address this issue without having bankers present in terms of the ramifications for the banking system.?

megi's reviews - StumbleUpon

megi's reviews - StumbleUpon: Speak your truth quietly and clearly; and listen to others; even the dull and ignorant; they too have their story.?

fallibilist

fallibilist: The challenger has a clear message (the Contract for a Better Ireland)?

fallibilist

fallibilist: The Fine Gael leader then repeats his pledge to hold himslef accountable to his Contract, and to hold Ministers accountable for incompetence:?

fallibilist

fallibilist: Enda Kenny's Irish Times piece (sub req'd) predictably attacks the Taoiseach's recent use of the word "peripheral" to describe the problems in healthcare and education. After that jibe, Kenny sets out his vision:
"I understand what needs to be done to tackle the challenges facing our country. I have an ambition for the country and a vision for where it should be in the next five and 10 years. Having a vision of a strong economy with public services to match is not enough.
To realise that vision you need an agenda for action. I have set out my agenda for action in my Contract for a Better Ireland, which lays out the fundamental building blocks of a new and better country."
The article tries to focus readers' attention on the health service (the Fine Gael/Labour Alliance for Change has called the election a referendum on the state of the health service):
"To change the health service for the better, you have to change the government.?

Irish Legal Affairs

Irish Legal Affairs: It is a Convention of the Constitution – a grand term which denotes an "unwritten rule" so important that it is followed by parties at all points on the political spectrum – that the recommendations will be made law without any alterations?

Irish Legal Affairs

Irish Legal Affairs: Only where there was “clear disregard” of constitutional obligations could the courts make such a specific order.?

Irish Legal Affairs

Irish Legal Affairs: Nobody would ever wish for a situation where citizens were barred from the courts for want of money.?VERY FUNNY THESE SO-CALLED PROFESSIONAL PEOPLE?

Irish Legal Affairs

Irish Legal Affairs: Further, one supposes that respected experts – who are subject to peer review – do not arrive at their findings lightly or whimsically.?

Whistleblower Bill Buried « Shane Ross

Whistleblower Bill Buried « Shane Ross: Whistleblowers are not the mandarins’ flavour of the month. They fear that changes in the law could open the door to wild accusations.?

Banker trials would require specialist juries, says DPP | The Post

Banker trials would require specialist juries, says DPP The Post: Bankers and financial institutions could escape prosecution on complex criminal charges unless they are tried in front of specially-trained jurors rather than a jury of ordinary citizens, James Hamilton, the outgoing Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP), has warned.?THE REAL REASONS PROJECT?

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. ..."?

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Cree Indian Prophecy: Only after the last tree has been cut down, Only after the last river has been poisoned, Only after the last fish has been caught, Only then will you find that money cannot be eaten.

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Cree Indian Prophecy: Only after the last tree has been cut down, Only after the last river has been poisoned, Only after the last fish has been caught, Only then will you find that money cannot be eaten.: Cree Indian Prophecy: Only after the last tree has been cut down, Only after the last river has been poisoned, Only after the last fish has been caught, Only then will you find that money cannot be eaten.?

Study reveals large-scale concealment of corrupt proceeds

Study reveals large-scale concealment of corrupt proceeds: “The Puppet Masters: How the Corrupt Use Legal Structures to Hide Stolen Assets and What to Do About It”, examines how bribes, embezzled state assets and other criminal proceeds are being hidden via legal structures in shell companies, foundations, trusts and other channels.?

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

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Paul O’Connell: School of Law: University of Leicester: "'Anxious Scrutiny in the Irish Courts: Too Little, Too Late?’'CRIME AND ITS'TRUE'CAUSES?"THE REAL REASONS PROJECT?

· SUR

· SUR: Human rights is about justice in practice?

· SUR

· SUR: Above all, it is the story of the true origins of human rights in struggles for justice – and a fitting example of the fighter spirit and the human and intellectual qualities that may be at the root of its winning march – despite temporary diversions and setbacks. A story of humility and profound goodness (he “treated the cleaners and Heads of State equally”), a “captivating mix of high-mindedness, boyishness, principle and charm – all laced with humour and affection”, in the words of one of his longest standing friends and colleagues?

Eight Former Attorney Generals state that the proposed amendment to Constitution Weakens Fundamental Rights | Foras Teamhrach

Eight Former Attorney Generals state that the proposed amendment to Constitution Weakens Fundamental Rights Foras Teamhrach: Shatter asserted that some of those who had signed the statement "would themselves have shown greater wisdom had they not engaged in this particular issue because of matters in which they had previously been involved, which were of relevance either to the economic collapse of the state or to the banking difficulties which the state had experienced."
Shatter also “noted” (RTE) that one individual was chairman of AIB at a time when AIB was lending enormous sums of money to developers in very unwise circumstances and the decision-making processes in AIB were what led to that bank’s enormous difficulties and the huge burden that has fallen on the state, to ensure that bank continues in operation?

More power to our politicians comes at a price - Editorial, Opinion - Independent.ie

More power to our politicians comes at a price - Editorial, Opinion - Independent.ie: The citizens of this country are entitled to the truth about the banking meltdown and specifically what passed between Brian Cowen, the late Brian Lenihan and the bankers on the fateful night of September 29-30, 2008.?

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Special advisers list - Political World ~ Irish Politics & International Politics

Special advisers list - Political World ~ Irish Politics & International Politics: Unlike statements of registrable interests furnished by members of the Oireachtas, which are published by the Clerk of Dáil Éireann or of Seanad Éireann as appropriate in a register of members’ interests, special advisers’ statements are not published?

Government Pay's 14 Advisor's Above Guidelines

Government Pay's 14 Advisor's Above Guidelines: Over half of the special advisor’s appointed by this Government are paid in excess of what was recommended by its own guidelines. There are fourteen paid in excess of those that are set by guidelines, and six breach the Government’s own pay cap according to RTE.?

Education editor to take up role with minister

Education editor to take up role with minister: In that role, he was involved in the publication of four papers on student motivation, adult education, teachers' professional development and new forms of school management.?

The Irish Times - Mon, Apr 25, 2005 - Criticism over advisers rejected

The Irish Times - Mon, Apr 25, 2005 - Criticism over advisers rejected: Former Labour leader Ruairí Quinn made the claim after Dáil replies showed salary costs of an estimated €5 million for programme managers, special advisers and press officers.?

Cormac Lucey: No Minister: The Failure to Hold Unelected Public Officials to Account

Cormac Lucey: No Minister: The Failure to Hold Unelected Public Officials to Account: Instead of that information being immediately released, the public had to wait months for the results of the formal investigation to be made known. By that point, the outrage had almost evaporated and the chance for substantial reform had been eliminated?

'I believed that this unusual request from the Tanaiste, Justice Minister and former Attorney-General was made in the national interest' - Migration, Unsorted - Independent.ie

'I believed that this unusual request from the Tanaiste, Justice Minister and former Attorney-General was made in the national interest' - Migration, Unsorted - Independent.ie: 'I believed that this unusual request from the Tanaiste, Justice Minister and former Attorney-General was made in the national interest'?

Caruth breaks? - Page 49

Caruth breaks? - Page 49: Yesterday morning, Michael McDowell told me he was "shocked" by the information. Mr Lucey, whom I met again yesterday in a city centre hotel, said it was "like something out of the Sopranos."?

Caruth breaks? - Page 49

Caruth breaks? - Page 49: I decided that I would tell him what I believed to be fact, but which I am legally prevented from publishing.?

Taylor & Francis Online :: Private irony vs. social hope: Derrida, Rorty and the political - Cultural Values - Volume 3, Issue 3

Taylor & Francis Online :: Private irony vs. social hope: Derrida, Rorty and the political - Cultural Values - Volume 3, Issue 3: The notion that solidarity is ultimately founded on our mutual susceptibility to suffering,?

The Irish Times - Readers Letters and Feedback

The Irish Times - Readers Letters and Feedback: What are the powers provided by law and what is set down as due regard to the principles of fair procedures?

Cormac Lucey

Cormac Lucey: I wonder about the effectiveness of Fine Gael’s attacks on Sinn Féin presidential hopeful Martin McGuinness. Environment minister Phil Hogan charged that "Putting Mr McGuinness in charge of this State would leave us looking like a banana republic which could denude Ireland of serious levels of corporate investment within 24 months”. This is clearly contradicted by McGuinness’s successful role in attracting US investment to Northern Ireland?

Amendments to the Constitution - The Irish Times - Mon, Oct 24, 2011

Amendments to the Constitution - The Irish Times - Mon, Oct 24, 2011: The motivation for this has been the Supreme Court’s decisions in the Abbeylara and Callely cases, which directly rejected the Oireachtas’s desire to conduct inquiries and, most controversially, to make findings about individuals

Results of investigations into Carthy shooting not to be published - RTÉ News

Results of investigations into Carthy shooting not to be published - RTÉ News: But Fine Gael's Jim Higgins is calling for the internal Garda inquiry to be made public. He has said that he will bring the issue up in the Dáil when it resumes next month.?

Family reacts to Barr Tribunal report - RTÉ News

Family reacts to Barr Tribunal report - RTÉ News: Family solicitor Peter Mullan said it was a matter for the State to consider what action to take against the gardaí implicated in the report.?

Amendments to the Constitution - The Irish Times - Mon, Oct 24, 2011

Amendments to the Constitution - The Irish Times - Mon, Oct 24, 2011: The motivation for this has been the Supreme Court’s decisions in the Abbeylara and Callely cases, which directly rejected the Oireachtas’s desire to conduct inquiries and, most controversially, to make findings about individuals?

Corruption being hidden via legal structures - study - The Philippine Star » News » Headlines

Corruption being hidden via legal structures - study - The Philippine Star » News » Headlines: An international study has shown how large-scale corruption through bribes, embezzled state assets and other “official” criminal proceeds is being kept under wraps via legal entities such as foundations, trust funds and others.?

joe costello charlie flanagan | Search | The Sunday Times

Search The Sunday Times: TDs attack garda watchdog?23/10/2011?

Rate Your Solicitor

Rate Your Solicitor: I work as a Legal Secretary and have recently returned to work in Limerick. I’ve seen corrupion, major corruption over the years, between Solicitors, Gardai, Judges, witnesses etc. The Garda Ombudsman issued a report on Garda corruption in Ireland. Basically they said that they couldn’t find any significant findings to actually say that the majority of Gardai were corrupt. It’s a joke. The Garda Ombudsman are now trying to eliminate smaller complaints, i.e. complaints relating to searches, arrests, warrants etc. They say that the majority of complaints relate to these trivial matters. Personally, I don’t see any real difference between the original and incompetent Garda Complaints Board and the Garda Ombudsman.?

Friday, October 21, 2011

Review: Autobiography: Just Joe: My Autobiography by Joe Duffy - Books, Entertainment - Independent.ie

Review: Autobiography: Just Joe: My Autobiography by Joe Duffy - Books, Entertainment - Independent.ie: This is not a misery memoir, although there is plenty to be miserable about in those early years in a tenement in Mountjoy Place and then in Claddagh Green, Ballyfermot.?

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

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

The Irish Times - Readers Letters and Feedback

The Irish Times - Readers Letters and Feedback: Unfortunately what the amendment is proposing, is to allow the Oireachtas to administer justice not law. Justice without law has a habit of being accompanied by agenda, private interests and politically popular “witch hunts”, which have no place in law or a civilised society. – Yours, etc,
GLYN CARRAGHER,?THE GREY HAIRED MEN?

Public Inquiry · Gallagher’s illegal loan – so what’s new?

Public Inquiry · Gallagher’s illegal loan – so what’s new?: Such breaches of company law are rampant in Ireland; they are part and parcel of everyday business activity.?

ENCOURAGECHANGE.

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: They are arrogant, egotistical and anaemic; I've far more respect for street sweepers," Mr McFeely said two years ago, in his only ever newspaper interview.?THE JOYS OF BEEN "ENCOURAGED"INTO A CORRUPT ROTTEN SYSTEM?

Premier brushes off opposition complaints

Premier brushes off opposition complaints: A "toothless" public inquiry - without the power to subpoena witnesses - to look into corruption in Quebec's construction industry?

The Hindu : News / National : Key role for CBI no matter what shape Lokpal takes: Manmohan

The Hindu : News / National : Key role for CBI no matter what shape Lokpal takes: Manmohan: Delivering the inaugural address at the 18th Biennial Conference of CBI and State Anti-Corruption Bureaux, Dr. Singh said the government was considering changing the laws to criminalise bribery in the private sector?

Corruption not affecting government alone - Politics | IOL News | IOL.co.za

Corruption not affecting government alone - Politics IOL News IOL.co.za: There were indications in the international community that the tide of public opinion was turning and that the public no longer tolerated corruption?

Referendum on inquiries by the Oireachtas | Referendum 2011

Referendum on inquiries by the Oireachtas Referendum 2011: This referendum proposes to give the Houses of the Oireachtas (the Dáil and Seanad) express power to conduct inquiries into matters of general public importance and, in doing so, to make findings of fact about any person’s conduct?

Revealed – the capitalist network that runs the world | Demand a referendum on the EU-IMF deal

Revealed – the capitalist network that runs the world Demand a referendum on the EU-IMF deal: The work, to be published in PloS One, revealed a core of 1318 companies with interlocking ownerships (see image). Each of the 1318 had ties to two or more other companies, and on average they were connected to 20. What’s more, although they represented 20 per cent of global operating revenues, the 1318 appeared to collectively own through their shares the majority of the world’s large blue chip and manufacturing firms – the “real” economy – representing a further 60 per cent of global revenues.?

Gombeen Nation: Callely and Chaytor - two cases that say it all.

Gombeen Nation: Callely and Chaytor - two cases that say it all.: A tale of two very different cultures with diametrcially opposed expectations of how those in public office should behave.?

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Brendan Keenan: Public sector extravagance stems from monetary affair - Brendan Keenan, Columnists - Independent.ie

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Brendan Keenan: Public sector extravagance stems from monetary affair - Brendan Keenan, Columnists - Independent.ie: "Startling evidence of the contempt with which many senior officials now treat public money"?

High medical, legal costs attacked - Irish, Business - Independent.ie

High medical, legal costs attacked - Irish, Business - Independent.ie: In a break from the bureaucratic language used throughout most of their review the troika officials were direct and scathing when they described costs and practices in the legal and medical professions.?

Thursday, October 20, 2011

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?

The instability of inequality | Reuters

The instability of inequality Reuters: This year has witnessed a global wave of social and political turmoil and instability, with masses of people pouring into the real and virtual streets: the Arab Spring; riots in London; Israel’s middle-class protests against high housing prices and an inflationary squeeze on living standards; protesting Chilean students; the destruction in Germany of the expensive cars of “fat cats”; India’s movement against corruption; "mounting unhappiness with corruption and inequality" in China; and now the “Occupy Wall Street” movement in New York and across the United States.?

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

U.S. Marines Defend Occupy Wall Street Protesters | Care2 Causes

U.S. Marines Defend Occupy Wall Street Protesters Care2 Causes: For one Marine in attendance, this obvious violation of constitutional rights and violence toward unarmed, peaceful protesters was the last straw. In the video clip below, United States Marine Corps. Sgt. Shamar Thomas from Roosevelt, NY goes toe to toe with the NYPD. An activist in the Occupy Wall Street movement, Thomas voiced his opinions of the NYPD police brutality that had and continues to plague the #OWS movement.?

Army’s “Spiritual Fitness” Test Comes Under Fire | Truthout

Army’s “Spiritual Fitness” Test Comes Under Fire Truthout: They say it unconstitutionally requires enlistees to believe in God or a “higher power” in order to be deemed “spiritually fit” to serve in the Army.?

"ENCOURAGECHANGE"paddoconnell8@gmail.com: political apathy,the new national disease in ireland

http://encouragechange.blogspot.com/2009/08/political-apathythe-new-national.html: "Globalisation in Ireland"?PETER CUNNINGHAMS SATURDAY'S ESSAY IRISH DAILY MAIL 8/8/2009.?

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Public Inquiry · Be very afraid

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Public Inquiry · Be very afraid: WE ONLY HAVE OURSELVES TO BLAME,”THE CROOKS AND KILLERS ON OUR STREETS ARE A(MIRROR IMAGE)OF OUR LEADERS,EVERY BODY FEATHERING THEIR OWN NESTS (AND TO HELL WITH LAWS AND MORALS)?

Ahern says 'incompetent' media should be investigated - The Irish Times - Wed, Oct 19, 2011

Ahern says 'incompetent' media should be investigated - The Irish Times - Wed, Oct 19, 2011: They should have been following the economy from August 2007, but they weren’t, they were following me. I think a lot of these guys really should have looked at themselves.?

Findings on child deaths in care reveal inert services in urgent need of reform - The Irish Times - Wed, Oct 19, 2011

Findings on child deaths in care reveal inert services in urgent need of reform - The Irish Times - Wed, Oct 19, 2011: Similar recommendations can be found in the reports of other cases such as the Roscommon abuse case, Kilkenny incest case, Kelly Fitzgerald case in Mayo, as well as reviews into the deaths of troubled teens in care such as Tracey Fay and David Foley.?

35 children in contact with HSE died over last 18 months - The Irish Times - Wed, Oct 19, 2011

35 children in contact with HSE died over last 18 months - The Irish Times - Wed, Oct 19, 2011: There was a lack of co-operation and communication between different agencies responsible for providing services to children at risk.?

Lusk shootings ruled 'lawful' - The Irish Times - Wed, Oct 19, 2011

Lusk shootings ruled 'lawful' - The Irish Times - Wed, Oct 19, 2011: The family of Mr Hopkins sought an investigation into the incident saying the use of lethal force was unlawful. They said that CCTV footage showed Mr Hopkins attempting to flee the scene. The Griffin family also filed a complaint but the commission ruled it inadmissible as it was filed outside a set time limit.?

Prison Diary | Bobby Sands Trust

Prison Diary Bobby Sands Trust: Bobby Sands recorded his diary for the first seventeen days of his hunger strike in which he detailed his thoughts and feelings on the momentous task that lay ahead of him.?

Inside story of an outing - News - All the information you need! Anytime, anywhere! - Crime, Intelligence, Terrorism, Drugs, Technology, Defense & Security

Inside story of an outing - News - All the information you need! Anytime, anywhere! - Crime, Intelligence, Terrorism, Drugs, Technology, Defense & Security: For some, the Donaldson revelations have explained everything: he was working
for Special Branch; he had the documents;?AND DIARY"JOURNAL?

State sponsored terror in N Ireland (July 7th People's Independent Inquiry Forum)

State sponsored terror in N Ireland (July 7th People's Independent Inquiry Forum): The Observer has learnt that the Director of Public Prosecutions in Northern Ireland will not recommend that any of the officers should face trial.?

Ombudsman row 'demoralised' staff - Northern Ireland, Local & National - Belfasttelegraph.co.uk

Ombudsman row 'demoralised' staff - Northern Ireland, Local & National - Belfasttelegraph.co.uk: Mr Pollock's departing claims that the office's independence had been undermined by meddling from senior civil servants in the Department of Justice?

Police Ombudsman Al Hutchinson saddled with criticism - Northern Ireland, Local & National - Belfasttelegraph.co.uk

Police Ombudsman Al Hutchinson saddled with criticism - Northern Ireland, Local & National - Belfasttelegraph.co.uk: Aideen Gilmore, deputy director of the Committee on the Administration for Justice which produced yesterday’s damning report, said its research was prompted by concerns and “growing unease” among families, victims, legal representatives and human rights groups in relation to the Police Ombudsman’s handling of investigations, and reports into historic cases in particular.?

Rate-Your-Solicitor.com Forum / Articles

Rate-Your-Solicitor.com Forum / Articles: Our victory will be our children and grandchildren not being ‘conned & robbed’ as we in the VLPS and our ancestors have been ‘conned & robbed’ by the serial liars?

Taoiseach says Donaldson was warned of threat - RTÉ News

Taoiseach says Donaldson was warned of threat - RTÉ News: The Taoiseach, Bertie Ahern, has told the Dáil that Denis Donaldson had never sought garda protection, even after being warned that his life could be under threat.?

IRISH REPUBLICAN NEWS

IRISH REPUBLICAN NEWS: The family said he was later telephoned by his Special Branch handler, identified only as ‘Lenny’?

New Chief Inspector of Criminal Justice Inspection Northern Ireland // Northern Ireland Office // Media Centre / Media Detail

New Chief Inspector of Criminal Justice Inspection Northern Ireland // Northern Ireland Office // Media Centre / Media Detail: “As we continue our reform of the criminal justice system and move closer to devolution of policing and justice it is vital that we maintain public confidence. A strong, independent Chief Inspector of Criminal Justice in Northern Ireland is essential and I believe that Michael Maguire’s skills and judgement will be well suited for the task.?

Pollock resignation adds to accusations of malaise at Ombudsman | TheDetail.tv

Pollock resignation adds to accusations of malaise at Ombudsman TheDetail.tv: Pollock resignation adds to accusations of malaise at Ombudsman?

CAIN: Issues: Policing: Collusion: Public Statement by Mrs Nuala O'Loan on her investigation into the circumstances surrounding the death of Raymond McCord Junior and related matters (Operation Ballast), 22 January 2007

CAIN: Issues: Policing: Collusion: Public Statement by Mrs Nuala O'Loan on her investigation into the circumstances surrounding the death of Raymond McCord Junior and related matters (Operation Ballast), 22 January 2007: The Police Ombudsman for Northern Ireland has released the findings of her three-and-a-half-year investigation into a series of complaints about police conduct in relation to the murder of Raymond McCord Junior in November 1997.?

An outspoken developer who never courted popularity - National News - Independent.ie

An outspoken developer who never courted popularity - National News - Independent.ie: They are arrogant, egotistical and anaemic; I've far more respect for street sweepers," Mr McFeely said two years ago, in his only ever newspaper interview.?THE JOYS OF BEEN "ENCOURAGED"INTO A CORRUPT ROTTEN SYSTEM?

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Why has Denis O'Brien been invited to the Global Irish Economic Forum? - Page 11

Why has Denis O'Brien been invited to the Global Irish Economic Forum? - Page 11: The underlying causes of corruption need to be addressed and eliminated - responding to the consequences of it are time consuming, costly - and pointless, because it will continue - different details, players, etc, but more of the same.?

Final security bill for Obama’s Moneygall visit tops $16million | Irish News | IrishCentral

Final security bill for Obama’s Moneygall visit tops $16million Irish News IrishCentral: Shatter has been informed by the police authorities that expenditure to date on payroll costs including overtime was $44million: $30million for the Queen’s visit and $14 million for Obama’s trip.?SIXTY MILLION EURO?

Garda chief seeks more money for State visits - The Irish Times - Wed, Apr 13, 2011

Garda chief seeks more money for State visits - The Irish Times - Wed, Apr 13, 2011: Garda Representative Association general secretary PJ Stone said the cost of this security operation would be “in the region” of €25 million in terms of personnel, travel, subsistence and overtime.?

Queen and Obama visiting Ireland. Garda predict armageddon

Queen and Obama visiting Ireland. Garda predict armageddon: In times of cut backs to special needs children in Ireland - vulnerable children put at risk, the costs placed on the Irish public for this visit are immoral.?

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

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Priority Question: Death of Father Niall Molloy « Alan Shatter TD – Better Politics: "Deputy Alan Shatter asked the Minister for Justice and Law Reform if his attention has been drawn to an article (details supplied) relating to the death of Father Niall Molloy on 18 July 1985 regarding the investigation conducted into his death and the trial that followed; if in view of the revelations contained in the report he will ask the Garda Commissioner for the investigation into Father Molloy’s death to be reopened so that the facts surrounding his death may be re-examined with a view to determining whether any new prosecution should take place; if he intends to ask the Garda Commissioner that an assistant Commissioner now conduct an investigation into the original investigation that occurred and examine all relevant files and papers to report on whether the initial investigation was properly conducted or, as an alternative, to ask that the garda ombudsman undertake such further investigation and report on the matter"?THAT WAS THEN THIS IS NOW?

CONNECT TO MY ANGELS: So who's afraid of Denis O'Brien? Enda Kenny is - National News - Independent.ie

CONNECT TO MY ANGELS: So who's afraid of Denis O'Brien? Enda Kenny is - National News - Independent.ie: It was Mitchell who organised O'Brien's first meeting with Lowry in January 1995, just 21 days after Lowry was appointed as minister. Mitchell happened to have more or less the same ministerial portfolio in the 1980s.?

Twenty-two young people died while known to State care services · TheJournal

Twenty-two young people died while known to State care services · TheJournal: Four of the young people committed suicide, four died after drug overdoses and there were two cases of homicide. The HSE said these last two young people died as a result of fatal child abuse, not committed by a member of their family.?

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.?

After the Storm: The Instability of Inequality | Truthout

After the Storm: The Instability of Inequality Truthout: The Instability of Inequality?

Got Class Warfare? Occupy Wall Street Now! | Truthout

Got Class Warfare? Occupy Wall Street Now! Truthout: Right-wing politicians such as Paul Ryan and various high-profile conservative media pundits and corporate-funded think-tank spokespersons have made visible what ruling classes have long tried to bury beneath the discourse of meritocracy and the myth of the classless society - that is, the harsh consequences of class power, hierarchical rule and savage inequality?

Commission to Inquire into Child Abuse | Volume IV - Chapter 3

Commission to Inquire into Child Abuse Volume IV - Chapter 3: In 1944, a second Reformatory for girls was established, St Anne’s School Kilmacud, County Dublin, conducted by the Sisters of Our Lady of Charity of Refuge.?

Thursday, October 13, 2011

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

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

Referendum 2011

Referendum 2011

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

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: A voice for the unheard - Incoming Daily Feed, New Articles - Independent.ie: GIVING A VOICE TO THE UNHEARD?

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Shatter condemns press coverage - The Irish Times - Thu, Oct 13, 2011

Shatter condemns press coverage - The Irish Times - Thu, Oct 13, 2011: Judge White, a former solicitor and Dáil candidate for the Workers Party, the majority of which later became Democratic Left and then merged with the Labour Party, has served as a Circuit Court judge since 1996. He presided over the "Annabel's" case, in which four young men were charged with the killing of Brian Murphy outside a disco. He has also chaired the Courts Service committee on family law.?

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Call for Whistleblowers in the Kevin Tracey Case - Indymedia Ireland

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: 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?

The “Class Warfare” Nonsense | emporiagazette.com

The “Class Warfare” Nonsense emporiagazette.com: Former President Bill Clinton recently pointed out that 90 percent of income gains in the last ten years went to the top 10 percent of U.S. earners, and 40 percent of the increased wealth went to the top one percent.?SAME IN IRELAND?

TD calls for enquiry into Fallon Murder | Eoin Foley

TD calls for enquiry into Fallon Murder Eoin Foley: There is an Irish Government file on the murder of Garda Fallon that was due to be released in 2001 but is still currently being suppressed. Mr Naughten said that the file “has gone past the 30 year rule and there is obviously some reason why the file has not been released. The Roscommon Deputy also said that “my genuine fear is that the file may go missing as has happened in the past to other files”.?NEVER?

Anger at McDowell inaction on Garda Fallon killing | The Post

Anger at McDowell inaction on Garda Fallon killing The Post: The go-between in the operation was a notorious Dublin criminal, whose name was also mentioned at the meeting.?

AN PHOBLACHT/REPUBLICAN NEWS

AN PHOBLACHT/REPUBLICAN NEWS: It was further revealed that Fine Gael Health Minister Michael Noonan saw the letter from the BTSB - or if he didn't actually see it he was made aware of its contents - which threatened that Brigid McCole's case for damages would be fought all the way through the courts and that she would be pursued for legal costs. All this prolonged the agony of Brigid McCole who died in October 1996 just days before her High Court case.?

Is Enda blaming Labour for broken promises?

Is Enda blaming Labour for broken promises?: In reply to questions in the Dail today on the issue of pre-election promises made in regard to Sligo and Roscommon hospitals the taoiseach, having first tried straightforward evasion, then seemed to employ a new tactic. He was not at his most coherent and was also somewhat arrogant in his responses but the following is the gist of what he said. He conceded that undertakings were given by FG but that since the election resulted in a coalition which required a programme for government that was not based purely on FG policies, then the promises given by FG were effectively superceded by what is contained in the pfg. Was he suggesting that FG´s broken promises were forced on them by Labour?

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Leo Varadkar calls for whistleblower legislation. « Whistleblowers Ireland

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Leo Varadkar calls for whistleblower legislation. « Whistleblowers Ireland: "‘But it is up to us to put our house in order, to do it quickly and to show the world that Ireland is second to none when it comes to corporate governance, ethics and open Government.’"?

Ethics, Transparency and Accountability

Ethics, Transparency and Accountability: The Division's activities are predicated on the analysis that corruption is one symptom of poor administration and mismanagement. These situations allow unscrupulous public officials to exploit opportunities for putting self above public interest, contrary to the spirit of public service. Moreover, the Division's activities also seek to preserve the integrity of other "honest" public officials by putting into place an "ethics infrastructure" that not only provides guidance for good conduct but also administratively and legally punishes misconduct.?

The law governing ' insider trading' in Ireland.. | Vistage Ireland

The law governing ' insider trading' in Ireland.. Vistage Ireland: The Market Abuse Directive stands out in importance. This radically alters the environment for listed companies.It requires prompt and fair disclosure of information to the public.
The Irish Stock Exchange provides for a wide range of sanctions where such disclosure is not provided.
The Financial Regulator may also publicly or privately issue cautions or reprimands, levy fines and issue directions disqualifying people from holding a position in a regulated financial services firm.
It may also compel the production of documents?

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Bank transfers 'should have been spotted' - Irish, Business - Independent.ie

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Bank transfers 'should have been spotted' - Irish, Business - Independent.ie: "Queried why such large transactions were not scrutinised under the stringent laws designed to combat money laundering."???????

US seeks record sentence for hedge fund boss in NY - Watertown Daily Times Online : National:

US seeks record sentence for hedge fund boss in NY - Watertown Daily Times Online : National:: In all, more than two dozen people were arrested. All were convicted, with the sentences ranging from a few months to 10 years. Since the first arrests, U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara has widened the probe. A year ago, he said insider trading is "rampant and may even be on the rise."?

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

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

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Suspicions of corruption first printed here in 1974 - National News, Frontpage - Independent.ie: 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 THE WHOLE"SYSTEM"IS SO CORRUPT THERE IS NOT ENOUGH TRULY HONEST PEOPLE AROUND TO CHANGE IT.?HENCE THE PRESENT DAIL?

RTÉ must not hinder debate on priest's case, Seanad told - The Irish Times - Thu, Oct 13, 2011

RTÉ must not hinder debate on priest's case, Seanad told - The Irish Times - Thu, Oct 13, 2011: Senator Thomas Byrne said no media organisation had a right to determine what should be debated in the Seanad.?

Video: Joe Higgins asks Taoiseach why he will not write-down mortgages to their current value | Joe Higgins.ie

Video: Joe Higgins asks Taoiseach why he will not write-down mortgages to their current value Joe Higgins.ie: The Taoiseach knows that but the Keane report tinkers around the problem, offering guidelines to banks, which are “strongly encouraged” to follow them. Is it serious that the very institutions that were central to the profiteering and speculation that caused this crisis are now largely being looked at to resolve it? Their victims are now being thrown to the tender mercies of the banks. It is like sending a bunch of marauding foxes that had raided a henhouse back to give mouth to mouth resuscitation to their victims. Is the Government going to tolerate this situation?

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: "“Minister for Agriculture and Teagasc lies to Dáil deputies to cover up corruption used to Smash Our Family.”"?

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Welcome to IrishSalem.com

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Welcome to IrishSalem.com: "A recent correspondent suggested the residents of the institutions run by the Christian Brothers were the “thugs of their day”. My late father who was born profoundly deaf was placed in the school for the deaf, in Cabra run by the Brothers, at the age of six and remained there for 11 years (1911-1922). His abiding memory of the place and the experience was of constant hunger and a bleak and loveless atmosphere. I am aware that this was a common experience for orphans at the time, even more so if they had the additional stigma of poverty. To further punish these helpless children by suggesting that they were thugs is disgraceful"?

accused of kidnapping paddoconnell public inquiry - Google Search

accused of kidnapping paddoconnell public inquiry - Google Search: THE PEOPLE WHO IT IS SAID KIDNAPPED JIM LACEY WERE SENT BEFORE THE SPECIAL CRIMINAL COURTS.OTHERS WHO WERE "ACCUSED IN THE WRONG" WERE LEFT TO SWING,JUST LIKE ALL THOSE MENTIONED IN THE RYAN REPORT.?

"ENCOURAGECHANGE"paddoconnell8@gmail.com: July 2009

http://encouragechange.blogspot.com/2009_07_01_archive.html: ."KAVANAGH VS IRELAND?819/1998 ICCPR A/56/40 VOL11 4/4/01.ON WHOS OPINION,INFERENCE,ASSUMPTION,WERE PEOPLE WRONGFULLY ARRESTED IN THIS CASE?NOT ONLY THIS CASE BUT MANY OTHERS?TRIBUNALS FOR THE ELITE PRISONS FOR THE WORKINGCLASS[underclass]?

"ENCOURAGECHANGE"paddoconnell8@gmail.com: July 2009

http://encouragechange.blogspot.com/2009_07_01_archive.html: DUE TO SEVERE FAMILY PRESSURES I HAD TO RECULANTLY AND AGAINST MY WILL SETTLE WITH THIS BANK ONLY A COUPLE OF YEARS AGO.BUT MY GREVIENCE REGARDING THE COURTS HAVE NEVER BEEN SETTLED,THATS WHY I WANTED TO SEE THE MINUTES OF THE THEN MASTERS COURT BOOK.BUT EVERYONE CAN SEE NOW HOW THESE SOCALLED UPSTANDING PILLARS OF SOCIETY REALLY DONE BUSINESS.?

Girls get €45,000 for false theft accusation - Courts, National News - Independent.ie

Girls get €45,000 for false theft accusation - Courts, National News - Independent.ie: Girls get €45,000 for false theft accusation?

Quinns traded €10m firm for laptop, court told - Courts, National News - Independent.ie

Quinns traded €10m firm for laptop, court told - Courts, National News - Independent.ie: Before yesterday's hearing, Anglo had told the court that Sean Quinn's nephew Peter Quinn effectively bought a $180m (€132m) property from the Quinns' international property empire for just €1,000.?

Plot thickens as Anglo fires salvos at ex-shareholder - The Irish Times - Wed, Oct 12, 2011

Plot thickens as Anglo fires salvos at ex-shareholder - The Irish Times - Wed, Oct 12, 2011: The allegations were contained in an affidavit sworn by Anglo executive Richard Woodhouse, a document the family has sought to suppress since the summer months. Anglo alleged that Quinn’s wife Patricia and five adult children, Seán jnr, Ciara, Colette, Aoife and Brenda, “denuded” assets worth up to $200 million from their international property portfolio.?

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: William Fry - Publication - Prevention of Corruption Legislation Enhanced

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: William Fry - Publication - Prevention of Corruption Legislation Enhanced: "The legislation’s most significant provisions relate to “whistleblowers”. Protection for whistleblowers was introduced in the UK by the Public Interest Disclosure Act 1998, but until now there has been no similar legislative protection in Ireland for whistleblowers. Under the new Act, where a person believes that a corruption offence has been committed and he reports that opinion, he will be protected against actions for damages and other relief unless he knew that, or was reckless as to whether, his opinion was false or vexatious. Whistleblowers must report their opinion to an appropriate person, the list of whom includes a member of An Garda Síochána, the whistleblower’s employer and any “confidential recipient” appointed by the Garda Commissioner to receive such communications in confidence. Where the whistleblower’s opinion is reported to a confidential recipient, his identity will (with some exceptions) be kept confidential. Employers are also prevented from penalising employees who have reported, or intend to report, corruption offences and the new legislation sets out a redress procedure for such employees."?

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

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: 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.''?"

Mortgage debt report is 'delusional' | Irish Examiner

Mortgage debt report is 'delusional' Irish Examiner: Mr Hall said: "This is all delusional stuff. There are two proposals the likes of which I have never seen in my life contained in a report.?

Dáil Éireann - 20/Jul/2011 Commission of Investigation Report in the Catholic Diocese of Cloyne: Motion (Resumed)

Dáil Éireann - 20/Jul/2011 Commission of Investigation Report in the Catholic Diocese of Cloyne: Motion (Resumed): I dedicate my contribution to the protestor at the gate of Leinster House, Mr. Peter Preston, who himself was a victim of a miscarriage of justice in regard to his family. He spends every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday protesting on the issue of child abuse and neglect, as well as the drugs issue. I commend him for his magnificent work in carrying on his protest.?

Dáil Éireann - 20/Jul/2011 Commission of Investigation Report in the Catholic Diocese of Cloyne: Motion (Resumed)

Dáil Éireann - 20/Jul/2011 Commission of Investigation Report in the Catholic Diocese of Cloyne: Motion (Resumed): Most regrettably, the commission was very concerned about the approach adopted by gardaí in a small number of cases. Following consultations with the Garda Commissioner, I have sent the report to the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission to examine it as a matter of urgency and see whether further action is warranted. That examination is taking place. I repeat to the House the apology I gave last week on behalf of the State for the Garda’s failure in three cases detailed in the report. These failures should not have occurred. It is important to note that the commission’s overall conclusion was that the Garda response to the cases covered by the report had been generally adequate and appropriate. A number of complainants were highly complimentary about the way in which gardaí had dealt with their complaints.?

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: August 2010

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: August 2010: "The Ombudsman for Children chose the occasion of the publication of her 5th annual report to once again highlight the need for constitutional change on the rights of the child."?

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: August 2010

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: August 2010: "'How can kids from a disadvantaged background who spend years studying cope in irish society against a culture of 'legal corruption'that involves favours,vested interests,patronage,and personal relationships?'"

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: It is inconceivable now that such a major story could stay a secret?

Monday, October 10, 2011

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Prosperity on RTE last night

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Prosperity on RTE last night: Dublin kid released from an industrial school and finding that he belongs nowhere in an indifferent city.?

IPRT calls on Government to commit to specified timeframes on addressing sub-standard prison conditions and lack of independent complaints mechanism | Irish Penal Reform Trust (IPRT)

IPRT calls on Government to commit to specified timeframes on addressing sub-standard prison conditions and lack of independent complaints mechanism Irish Penal Reform Trust (IPRT): The Irish Penal Reform Trust (IPRT), Ireland’s leading independent penal reform organization, has today called on Government to commit to specified timeframes in its commitment to bring prison conditions in line with international standards, and to put in place an effective independent complaints mechanism for adult prisoners and "children held in St Patrick’s Institution", which is required before Ireland can ratify the Optional Protocol to the UN Convention Against Torture (OP-CAT). IPRT was responding to the Outcomes Report of Ireland’s first hearing under the UN Universal Periodic review, published today (Monday, 10th October 2011.)?

Why the Elites Are in Trouble | Truthout

Why the Elites Are in Trouble Truthout: The lords of finance in the looming towers surrounding the park, who toy with money and lives, who make the political class, the press and the judiciary jump at their demands, who destroy the ecosystem for profit and drain the U.S. Treasury to gamble and speculate, took little notice of Ketchup or any of the other scruffy activists on the street below them?

Public Inquiry · Who’s watching the watchers?

Public Inquiry · Who’s watching the watchers?: Here is an ANSBACHER ACCOUNT for all the looneys of this world.”006248″99;0210;10343699″12.WHOS THE BIGGER CROOK?

Anglo chief’s laptop stolen – Infowars Ireland

Anglo chief’s laptop stolen – Infowars Ireland: It is understood much of the information on the laptop was already in the possession of the European Commission, whose approval was needed on the restructuring of the bank and allowing it to receive multi-billion euro state aid payments.?

ESCAPING TO FREEDOM | Irish Examiner

ESCAPING TO FREEDOM Irish Examiner: SUNLIGHT is the best disinfectant," said former US Supreme Court justice Louis Brandeis. He was right, and over the decades since he said it, countries around the world have enacted what is generally called ‘right to information’ legislation, which allows citizens to request information from their governments.?IN IRELAND ITS CALLED"TWILIGHT"?

End of a revolutionary in the ‘World of Communication’. | Anna Hazare Says

End of a revolutionary in the ‘World of Communication’. Anna Hazare Says: In the last few years this has been proved time and again with incidences taking place in some of the countries. Technology has been of great help for spreading awareness and organizing people and can be used as an effective tool for those who are suppressed and have to deal with injustice and corruption.?

Will we ever see anyone in dock over banking crash? - Opinion - Comment - Articles - Meath Chronicle

Will we ever see anyone in dock over banking crash? - Opinion - Comment - Articles - Meath Chronicle: With such a passage of time, many are legitimately asking why no-one has yet faced any criminal charges arising out of the banking collapse which has had such deep repercussions for everyone in this country. The DPP will make a decision on whether charges should be brought once his office has received all the investigation files from gardai and the Director of Corporate Enforcement, but it could be 2012 before anyone is charged?

Sunday, October 9, 2011

HE JURY ON TRIAL: REFLECTIONS ON DPP -V- HAUGH

HE JURY ON TRIAL: REFLECTIONS ON DPP -V- HAUGH: How can an impartial jury be found to retry a person previously convicted of a notorious crime whose conviction in the first trial may have been accompanied by extensive publicity?"

HE JURY ON TRIAL: REFLECTIONS ON DPP -V- HAUGH

HE JURY ON TRIAL: REFLECTIONS ON DPP -V- HAUGH: John L. O'Donnell BL o f fe rs some reflections on the role of the parties and the trial Judge in shaping the composition of the jury, in light of the recent decision of a Divisional High Court in DPP v. H a u g h .?

Re-examination of a famous Dublin murder trial.

Re-examination of a famous Dublin murder trial.: His only offence was against morality, and even here he was innocent of anything that savoured of cruelty. Strange as it may seem, both wife and mistress acquiesced in the arrangement, sharing his affection and attention contentedly as the wives of King Solomon or the ladies in a Turkish harem. But it was plainly prejudice, excited by the disclosure of this immorality, and the malignant and ungrounded rumours so set afloat that induced his conviction.?

Near collapse in O'Reilly murder trial - RTÉ News

Near collapse in O'Reilly murder trial - RTÉ News: The trial of a 35-year-old Dublin man for the murder of his wife almost collapsed this afternoon after it was discovered that a book of statements by potential witnesses had been left in the jury room.?

Saturday, October 8, 2011

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Cree Indian Prophecy: Only after the last tree has been cut down, Only after the last river has been poisoned, Only after the last fish has been caught, Only then will you find that money cannot be eaten.

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Cree Indian Prophecy: Only after the last tree has been cut down, Only after the last river has been poisoned, Only after the last fish has been caught, Only then will you find that money cannot be eaten.: Cree Indian Prophecy: Only after the last tree has been cut down, Only after the last river has been poisoned, Only after the last fish has been caught, Only then will you find that money cannot be eaten.?

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Cree Indian Prophesy

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

We, the 99 Percent, Demand the End of the Wars Now | Truthout

We, the 99 Percent, Demand the End of the Wars Now Truthout: "When drones fly, children die! Stop the wars now!"?

Elizabeth Warren: "The People on Wall Street Broke This Country" | BuzzFlash.org

Elizabeth Warren: "The People on Wall Street Broke This Country" BuzzFlash.org: But right now on Wall Street, the only people that the politicians and police are applying the law to are the protesters.
For years, those who corrupted our banking system have gotten away with the biggest financial heist in history - and gotten bonuses and a government bailout for bringing America to its knees.?ITS A PITY THE EXPERTS DID NOT SPOT THESE CRIMINALS WHEN THEY WERE THREE OR FOUR YEARS OF AGE?

"No Man Is an Island": Reflections From Norway | Truthout

"No Man Is an Island": Reflections From Norway Truthout: In the international media today, Islam has largely replaced communism as the Great Evil.?

The Threat of Warships on an "Island of World Peace" | Truthout

The Threat of Warships on an "Island of World Peace" Truthout: The protest now taking place on Jeju counts as a critical struggle against a potentially devastating war in Asia, and against the deeply rooted institutional structures that are driving the world toward ever more conflict.?

Vatican - Secular Europe Campaign -

Vatican - Secular Europe Campaign -: Underlining the gravity of the situation, Milan’s chief prosecutor, Edmondo Bruti Liberati, announced on Friday that the organisation was under investigation for fraudulent bankruptcy?

400 babies were dissected at universities | Irish Examiner

400 babies were dissected at universities Irish Examiner: "These latest revelations serve to further hit home how little we were though of. We were little more than a number. We weren’t worthy of a name or a decent burial plot," she said.?I SUPPOSE THESE CHILDREN WERE CLASSED AS POTENTIAL CRIMINALS WITH THE RESULT THE STATE AND THEIR PHARMACEUTICAL CRONIES COULD DO WHAT THEY LIKED WITH THEM?

Nurses can spot future killers at only three years old - National News - Independent.ie

Nurses can spot future killers at only three years old - National News - Independent.ie: He was speaking at the first Irish forum on infant mental health organised by Youngballymun, a prevention and early intervention programme based in the disadvantaged Dublin suburb of Ballymun.?

"ENCOURAGECHANGE"paddoconnell8@gmail.com: April 2009

http://encouragechange.blogspot.com/2009_04_01_archive.html: A SUICIDAL 14-year-old who tried to kill himself in a garda station last weekend has brought an emergency High Court action to release him from custody and place him in appropriate care.Is it money or compassion that can save this boy from a life of grief?What does this say about careing irish society?

Public Inquiry · Be very afraid

Public Inquiry · Be very afraid: One law for the rich and powerful,punishment and misery for the underclass.?

Public Inquiry · Be very afraid

Public Inquiry · Be very afraid: Going back further in time you will find as you do today that working class children were and are used as prison and institutional fodder.By the educated professionals?

Public Inquiry · Be very afraid

Public Inquiry · Be very afraid: Looking at all the tribunals as i have mentioned before it is most certainly not the people from "working class" backgrounds who recived the best of public representation since the foundation of this irish republic?

Public Inquiry · Be very afraid

Public Inquiry · Be very afraid: WE ONLY HAVE OURSELVES TO BLAME,”THE CROOKS AND KILLERS ON OUR STREETS ARE A{MIRROR IMAGE}OF OUR LEADERS,EVERY BODY FEATHERING THEIR OWN NESTS (AND TO HELL WITH LAWS AND MORALS)?

Criminals are made, not born

Criminals are made, not born: ‘Criminals are made, not born.’?

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: criminals are created not born paddoconnell - Google Search

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

Child neglect breeds next generation of criminals - Analysis, Opinion - Independent.ie

Child neglect breeds next generation of criminals - Analysis, Opinion - Independent.ie: If the minister and the Government are serious about tackling the activities of Ireland's criminal gangs, then urgent action that tackles the exploitation of vulnerable minors is a necessity.?

Violence in adults could be determined in first three years of life – or even in the womb · TheJournal

Violence in adults could be determined in first three years of life – or even in the womb · TheJournal: Speaking at the first Irish Forum for Infant Mental Health, Hoskins referred to a seminal study of child behavioural development from New Zealand, which demonstrated that nurses could predict the criminal tendencies of children 18 years in advance – just by watching them play as infants.?BULLSHIT?