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Gender, Sexuality and the Law « Human Rights in Ireland

Gender, Sexuality and the Law « Human Rights in Ireland: Under the Act where it is proven that an offence was motivated by malice or ill will?

PADDYWANTSTOKNOW?

PADDYWANTSTOKNOW?: The Irish Times has learned that Donncha O’Connell, former dean of the law faculty in NUI Galway and former director of the Irish Council for Civil Liberties, has been chosen as the lead contender for the position by the human rights subcommittee of the Council of Europe’s committee on legal affairs and human rights, with Mr Aylward in second place.?

PADDYWANTSTOKNOW?

PADDYWANTSTOKNOW?: I call for a debate on appointments. An issue was raised by a number of colleagues last week concerning the appointment of the Irish representative to the Council of Europe’s Committee on the Prevention of Torture. The person appointed from Ireland last week was the former Secretary General of the Department of Justice and Equality. "Valid concerns were raised by colleagues about the outcome of the appointment process". It was understood somebody else would be appointed. I have asked the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Justice, Defence and Equality to investigate the matter in the new year as it is something it should do. The Minister for Justice and Equality should appear before the committee to explain the process by which the former Secretary General was appointed against what appears to have been the expressed preference of a sub-committee of the Council of Europe for one of the two academics also nominated by Ireland.?

CLASS BIAS IN HIGHER EDUCATION

CLASS BIAS IN HIGHER EDUCATION: If you have been following the law school news you know about the events at UT Law School leading to the "resignation" of the dean. Seems he was paying some people more than others and then "not exactly being direct" about what was up. My particular favorite is the forgivable loans. Yes, a loan that you do not have to pay back?

The Department of Justice and Equality: 'The Community and the Criminal Justice System' – IPA Report of Proceedings of Regional Consultation Meetings

The Department of Justice and Equality: 'The Community and the Criminal Justice System' – IPA Report of Proceedings of Regional Consultation Meetings: A number of audience members commented on the lack of effective policing/prosecution of white collar criminals. It was argued that there is a perception amongst the public that because there had been no key cases yet taken against any of the people at the heart of the financial collapse that people had gotten away with these crimes and that white collar crime isn’t taken seriously enough.?

The Department of Justice and Equality: 'The Community and the Criminal Justice System' – IPA Report of Proceedings of Regional Consultation Meetings

The Department of Justice and Equality: 'The Community and the Criminal Justice System' – IPA Report of Proceedings of Regional Consultation Meetings: Generally, confidence was expressed in An Garda Síochána but not in the criminal justice system as a whole.?

PADDYWANTSTOKNOW?

PADDYWANTSTOKNOW?: They point out that another review by Assistant Commissioner Ray McAndrew in 2005, after a key witness, Marie Farrell, retracted a statement implicating Mr Bailey did not result in any gardaí being prosecuted or disciplined over their handling of the original investigation?

PADDYWANTSTOKNOW?

PADDYWANTSTOKNOW?: This follows revelations in newly released court documents that state solicitor for west Cork, Malachy Boohig, informed retired Director of Public Prosecutions Eamonn Barnes that he had been asked to "use his influence" to secure a conviction against Sophie Toscan du Plantier murder suspect Mr Bailey in 1998.?

PADDYWANTSTOKNOW?

PADDYWANTSTOKNOW?: According to Mr Barnes in his email, Mr Boohig told him that after he left the meeting one of the three senior officers approached him and asked him to ask then minister for justice John O’Donoghue, with whom he had been at UCC, to get the DPP to bring a charge.?

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

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Rate-Your-Solicitor.com Forum / The Judge, The Lawyer and The DPP: The first hand-written letter was written by Roe to Eamon Barnes, Director of Public Prosecutions before any charges had been brought. In the letter Roe stated that he knew both Fr. Molloy and the Flynns.?

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?

Howlin’s compromise on pay rejected by the Taoiseach – The Story

Howlin’s compromise on pay rejected by the Taoiseach – The Story: He also said it would set a poor example and would provoke other Ministers into seeking higher pay for their advisers, or ask for salaries – that were already agreed – to be renegotiated.?AS EAMON GILMORE SAID"WE CANT HAVE A SOCIETY WHERE TD'S ONLY OBEY THE LAWS THEY AGREE WITH AND DISOBEY THE ONES THEY DONT AGREE WITH?UNQUOTE.AND THE PRIORY HALL RESIDENTS SAY IN RELATION TO THEIR"DILEMMA"THIS IS A CLEAR INDICATION OF THE EXTENT OF THE FAILURES OF GOVERNMENT LEGISLATION AND DUBLIN CITY COUNCILS INABILITY TO CARRY OUT THEIR DUTIES AS A BUILDING "CONTROL"AUTHORITY?AND WHO MAKES AND PASSES THESE SAME LAWS?