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Monday, January 31, 2011

The banker who became Ireland's most hated man - Europe, World - The Independent

The banker who became Ireland's most hated man - Europe, World - The Independent: "A substantial file has been sent to the Director of Public Prosecutions."?THE"REAL"REASONS PROJECT?

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

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

More change needed in Irish banks - Boyle / Latest news / News / Home - Green Party / Comhaontas Glas

More change needed in Irish banks - Boyle / Latest news / News / Home - Green Party / Comhaontas Glas: "'The Commission of Inquiry into Banking needs to asks particular questions of Irish Nationwide,'"?

Cowen denies Anglo Irish Bank deposit claims | BreakingNews.ie

Cowen denies Anglo Irish Bank deposit claims BreakingNews.ie: "“Brian Cowen’s refusal to allow a "Thorough Public Inquiry" into the banking crisis has now come back to haunt him,” she said"?ALL POLITICAL PARTIES MUST AGREE TO THIS INQUIRY IN THEIR ELECTION MANIFESTO'S?

We need an immediate inquiry into the bank guarantee - Page 3

We need an immediate inquiry into the bank guarantee - Page 3?

Seanie’s version: in a world of his own | The Post

Seanie’s version: in a world of his own The Post: "His willingness to use behind the-scenes connections is also an eye-opener. When Goldman Sachs was appointed to look into Irish Nationwide’s property loans in September 2008 - two weeks before the bank guarantee - FitzPatrick called Peter Sutherland, chairman of Goldman, for a ‘‘soft chat’’ to make sure the implications for Anglo weren’t too negative."?

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Salil Shetty: Amnesty International's new voice in the fight against injustice | World news | The Observer

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Salil Shetty: Amnesty International's new voice in the fight against injustice World news The Observer: "'And the lesson I learnt was that the root of injustice is people who have captured power abusing it – and holding those people to account is what Amnesty is all about.''?"

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Association of Northern Mediators

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Association of Northern Mediators: "MAYBE BRIAN LENIHAN COULD READ UP ON THIS BEFORE THE DECEMBER BUDGET?"

Lowry fails in ruling on Smyth claim - The Irish Times - Mon, Jan 31, 2011

Lowry fails in ruling on Smyth claim - The Irish Times - Mon, Jan 31, 2011: "In a hearing in December, Smyth had argued that he had not called Mr Lowry a thief, but that he did believe the politician was a liar and a tax cheat"?

Gormley claims banks told ‘blatant lies’ | Irish Examiner

Gormley claims banks told ‘blatant lies’ Irish Examiner: "BANKS told 'blatant lies' about the state of their finances, according to the Green Party leader Minister John Gormley."?

Presenting The Irish Bailoutees: A Redux | Investing Contrarian

Presenting The Irish Bailoutees: A Redux Investing Contrarian: "Are Irish Taxpayers About To Bail Out Goldman? Is Peter Sutherland Stealing From His Own People To Give To The Vampire Squid? (Zero Hedge, October 17, 2010)"?

ECB bailout is the only card we have left to play | David McWilliams

ECB bailout is the only card we have left to play David McWilliams: "The other option is to admit that the game is up and restructure all the bank debts of the Irish banks. This would involve the creditors taking a significant loss. The creditors are the remaining senior bond holders and the ECB. The subordinated debt holders should be told where to go and stop annoying us. Subordinated capital always gets wiped out in a crisis"?

BoI admits it paid millions in bonuses since bank guarantee

BoI admits it paid millions in bonuses since bank guarantee: "The Government yesterday confirmed that it has launched an investigation into the payments after bank officials admitted supplying incorrect and misleading information on staff bonuses to the Dail"?WAS THE SAME KIND OF"MISLEADING"INFORMATION GIVEN FOR BANK GUARANTEE'S FROM IRISH CITIZENS?

Sunday, January 30, 2011

The truth about Fintan O'Toole's aborted Dáil bid

The truth about Fintan O'Toole's aborted Dáil bid: "'Democracy Now' movement pulled the plug last week, but intends to contest future elections"?

Public Inquiry · A dishonest and cowardly betrayal of the Irish people

Public Inquiry · A dishonest and cowardly betrayal of the Irish people: "Sections two and three of the public meeting held by Transparency International Ireland demonstrated the divide between those serving within our corrupt political system and those who are the victims of that system."?

How to build a fortune with bricks, mortar, money, influence and power

How to build a fortune with bricks, mortar, money, influence and power: "Parlon was on Pat Kenny's radio show last week expanding on the CIF's proposal that the state take a 10% share in purchasers' homes, only days after the idea was first aired in the Sunday Tribune, but when this newspaper made follow-up enquiries, a spokesman for the CIF replied that the federation did not wish to elaborate."?DEREK QUINLAN DESIGNED BUSINESS STRUCTURE"THE LUCY PARTNERSHIP"?

Civil servant angered by treatment over fees scandal | BreakingNews.ie

Civil servant angered by treatment over fees scandal BreakingNews.ie: "He said he found it disappointing and disturbing that author John Travers referred to senior officials as “dysfunctional” in his report without having met most of them"?

They get jollies, we get sewage - Irish, Business - Independent.ie

They get jollies, we get sewage - Irish, Business - Independent.ie: "CASH-STRAPPED Dublin City Council has spent more than €625,000 in just two years on travel and expenses for its top staff and councillors"?AND THESE ARE THE SAME PEOPLE RACHEL PEAVOY WENT TO LOOKING FOR HELP?

Tragic mum froze to death - City News, National News - Herald.ie

Tragic mum froze to death - City News, National News - Herald.ie: "A YOUNG mother froze to death in her Dublin flat after the council refused to restore her heating."?

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Former Education Ministers 'not made aware' of abuse

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

Human Rights Accountability Research | Amnesty International

Human Rights Accountability Research Amnesty International: "And that the children whose rights were violated have their rights to justice, truth and "assistance" in recovering from that abuse vindicated"?WHAT ROLE DOES THE DPP'S AND STATE SOLICITORS OFFICE PLAY IN THIS SEARCH FOR TRUTH?

Public Inquiry · Drug dealer’s excuses judged to be unbelievable

Public Inquiry · Drug dealer’s excuses judged to be unbelievable: "The DPP recently decided that Fianna Fail TD, Willie O’Dea had no case to answer for making a false statement in a sworn affidavit"?THE "REAL"REASONS PROJECT?THOSE WHO MAKE THE LAWS,RULES,REGULATIONS,SHOULD BE ANSWERABLE TO THOSE SAME LAWS?BUT IN IRELAND ITS ONLY THE WORKING-CLASS WHO ARE?

Exclusive: The next generation of WikiLeaks | Reuters

Exclusive: The next generation of WikiLeaks Reuters: "The most closely watched rollout in the leak-hosting world was the launch on Thursday of OpenLeaks.org, a site whose principal creator, German transparency activist Daniel Domscheit-Berg, was once Assange's closest collaborator"?

Three killed as police disperse south Yemen protest | Reuters

Three killed as police disperse south Yemen protest Reuters: "The poorest country in the Arabian Peninsula is trying to shake off an image of violence and lawlessness to promote tourism and foreign investment. It is battling al Qaeda, calls for secession in the south and Shi'ite rebels in the north."?

The Daily Star - Politics - Protests in Algeria, Tunisia reveal social, political concerns

The Daily Star - Politics - Protests in Algeria, Tunisia reveal social, political concerns: "The two countries – as well as their partner in the Maghreb region, Morocco – share the common trait of having economies unable to offer a place for their young graduates in the job market, economist Driss Benali told A.F.P."?

Nama in breach of its own rules on sale of assets - Senator - The Irish Times - Fri, Jan 28, 2011

Nama in breach of its own rules on sale of assets - Senator - The Irish Times - Fri, Jan 28, 2011: "According to Mr Daly, the property, which he would not identify, was the subject of a £12 million loan on which a 50 per cent discount was applied when it was being transferred to Nama. The property was subsequently bought for £6 million by associates of the original owner and then sold on at a profit, he told The Irish Times"?

Friday, January 28, 2011

Dan Boyle's resignation threat nearly brought down coalition - National News, Frontpage - Independent.ie

Dan Boyle's resignation threat nearly brought down coalition - National News, Frontpage - Independent.ie: "But the senator believes that for the inquiry to have the trust of the people, it has have a more substantial public element to it."?

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: SSRN-Globalization and Inequality by Melinda Mills

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: SSRN-Globalization and Inequality by Melinda Mills: "'Globalization is increasingly linked to inequality'SO IS CORRUPTION?"

Public Inquiry · Unanswered questions

Public Inquiry · Unanswered questions: "I always knew it but now i am convinced more than ever that ireland is run on the “enron”principle,take John Purcell comptroller and auditor general, when asked by a visiting foreign official,how many people are in jail as a result of your investigations?his answer “in many cases the public berating of people involved in controversies is punishment enough.”?IMPARTIALITY?

"ENCOURAGECHANGE"paddoconnell8@gmail.com

http://encouragechange.blogspot.com/search?updated-max=2009-08-13T07%3A32%3A00-07%3A00&max-results=7: "'A report by the Council of Europe’s anti-corruption body also concluded there was a danger of political influence being exerted on the gardai and the Director of Public Prosecution in politically sensitive corruption issues"?THE"REAL"REASONS PROJECT?

"ENCOURAGECHANGE"paddoconnell8@gmail.com

http://encouragechange.blogspot.com/search?updated-max=2009-08-16T13%3A54%3A00-07%3A00&max-results=7: "'How can kids from a disadvantaged background who spend years studying cope in irish society against a culture of 'legal corruption'that involves favours,vested interests,patronage,and personal relationships?'"

"ENCOURAGECHANGE"paddoconnell8@gmail.com

http://encouragechange.blogspot.com/search?updated-max=2009-08-16T13%3A54%3A00-07%3A00&max-results=7: "You can if your honest about truth and justice probably start an online advocacy relating to social justice you know the kind i mean,fair play,fair procedures,natural justice,THE RIGHT TO BE HEARD,etc.how can you go off topic if it relates to life?and life starts from when your born and what experiences you have on your journey to the next life,hence as you say i have in your opinion gone off topic,but the topic is and has always been about life and how a persons life experience is crucial to how they and their family unit turn out in whats known as “society”and the society i see not just in working class communities but from the top down is rotten"?

United Left Alliance must feature in party leader debates - web lab

United Left Alliance must feature in party leader debates - web lab: "'The promise by Vincent Browne last night that TV3 would feature the ULA in the debates it will be hosting on the basis of the amount of candidates we are running is welcome. We have written to RTE on this matter and await their response. We publicly call on all the national TV and radio stations to guarantee the rightful inclusion of ULA in the national debate."?

Public Inquiry · Election posters: Same old wink, wink, nod, nod, culture?

Public Inquiry · Election posters: Same old wink, wink, nod, nod, culture?: "A group of citizens (allegedly) break the law in plain view of law enforcement agencies and (most likely) no action will be taken."?IS IT AN IRISH MYTH THAT THOSE WHO MAKE THE LAW ,RULES,AND LEGISLATION,SHOULD BE ANSWERABLE TO THE LAW?

The Department of Justice and Law Reform: White Paper on Crime Summary of Consultation Outcomes - "Older Citizens and the Issue of Crime"

The Department of Justice and Law Reform: White Paper on Crime Summary of Consultation Outcomes - "Older Citizens and the Issue of Crime": "A White Paper provides a high level statement of Government policy, its rationale and the strategies to give effect to that policy. Development of the White Paper on Crime involves an end-to-end examination of the prevention, intervention and enforcement strategies to combat crime."?AND CAUSES?

Solicitors Journal - Lord Hoffman hits out at "regrettable" human rights tendency

Solicitors Journal - Lord Hoffman hits out at "regrettable" human rights tendency: "Lord Hope said that Article 8 of the Convention guaranteed everyone the right to respect for his private life, and a teenager had as much right to respect for his private life as any other individual."?

Lord Kerr on the Relationship between ECtHR and Domestic Courts - Human Rights in Ireland

Lord Kerr on the Relationship between ECtHR and Domestic Courts - Human Rights in Ireland: "“The Conversation between the European Court of Human Rights and National Courts: Dialogue or Dictation”"?

Law Review: Baroness Hale on human rights – The inefficiency of the European Court of Human Rights: Justice delayed is justice debied « Charon QC

Law Review: Baroness Hale on human rights – The inefficiency of the European Court of Human Rights: Justice delayed is justice debied « Charon QC: "It seems a shame that an Act, which appeared to be "so clearly drafted" and was trying to do such an important but radical thing, has given rise to so many difficult constitutional issues on which we have had to spend so much of our time. Maybe the previous mind-set of the practitioners and the courts is more to blame than Parliament and the Parliamentary draftsmen."?

Jordanian protesters demand political reforms | World | Reuters

Jordanian protesters demand political reforms World Reuters: "Banners and chants showed "A wider range of grievances" than the high food prices that fuelled earlier protests, and included demands for free elections, the dismissal of Prime Minister Samir Rifai's government and a representative parliament."?

3rd UPDATE: Egypt Communications Cut As Protests Continue - WSJ.com

3rd UPDATE: Egypt Communications Cut As Protests Continue - WSJ.com: "In a blog, U.S.-based internet intelligence firm Renesys recorded how late Thursday it saw 'the virtually simultaneous withdrawal of all routes to Egyptian networks in the Internet's global routing table,' in what it called 'an action unprecedented in Internet history.'"?

Egypt Imposes Curfew as Protests Spread | Middle East | English

Egypt Imposes Curfew as Protests Spread Middle East English: "In Washington, U.S. President Barack Obama said political reforms were 'absolutely critical' to Egypt's 'long-term well-being,' boosting pressure on Mr. Mubarak to "implement changes" while acknowledging he is a critical U.S. ally."?

In Tunisia, luxurious lifestyles of a corrupt government

In Tunisia, luxurious lifestyles of a corrupt government: "Luxurious lifestyles of a corrupt government"?

eng.24.kg

eng.24.kg: "He was charged in "abuse of power" and conducting activities against country’s interests."?

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

eTest.ie - Report - RYAN REPORT BETRAYS VICTIMS OF INDUSTRIAL SCHOOL SYSTEM

eTest.ie - Report - RYAN REPORT BETRAYS VICTIMS OF INDUSTRIAL SCHOOL SYSTEM: "Chapters define the family backgrounds of those incarcerated"?SORRY?

Micheál Martin elected as eighth leader of Fianna Fáil - The Irish Times - Wed, Jan 26, 2011

Micheál Martin elected as eighth leader of Fianna Fáil - The Irish Times - Wed, Jan 26, 2011: "I am very sorry for the mistakes we made as a party and I made as a minister.”"?WHAT WERE THOSE MISTAKES SPECIFICALLY?

MPs' expenses: Speaker Michael Martin says sorry but refuses to quit - Telegraph

MPs' expenses: Speaker Michael Martin says sorry but refuses to quit - Telegraph: "Speaker Michael Martin says sorry but refuses to quit"?

Against all odds:family life on a low income

Against all odds:family life on a low income: "Building an Inclusive Society"?THAT WAS THEN THIS IS NOW?

Department of Community, Equality and Gaeltacht Affairs - February

Department of Community, Equality and Gaeltacht Affairs - February: "The social economy or 'third sector' is a relatively new concept in Ireland and can be broadly defined as :
'that part of the economy, between the private and public sectors, which engages in economic activity in order to meet social objectives'- in other words, enterprises which engage in economic activity to meet social objectives but don't fit neatly into the public or private sectors as we know them"?

CORI Justice calls for equality in social welfare payments

CORI Justice calls for equality in social welfare payments: "Budget 2007, marked a fundamental turning point in Irish public policy. They marked major progress and underscored the delivery of a long overdue commitment to sharing the fruits of this country’s recent economic success"?

Joint statement: religious condemn auction politics

Joint statement: religious condemn auction politics: "The political parties have been accused of 'fuelling cynicism about the electoral process 'which could seriously damage democracy, in a strongly-worded joint statement by Sr Stanislaus Kennedy and Fr Peter McVerry."?

The Untouchables

The Untouchables: "A lot of them were key players in the boom years. They were the movers and shakers who were embedded in the banks or getting lucrative state contracts."?

Tax cuts and mortgage relief to stay Ahern insists - National News, Frontpage - Independent.ie

Tax cuts and mortgage relief to stay Ahern insists - National News, Frontpage - Independent.ie: "In the ESRI report Dr Fitzgerald said the Government should halt its planned programme of attracting skilled labour from overseas but Mr Ahern rejects this and ``fully backs'' the FAS programme to attract Irish and European overseas workers spearheaded by Tanaiste Mary Harney."?WE ARE SORRY?

Finance Bill vote expected to pass as Lowry and Healy Rae row in | Evening Echo

Finance Bill vote expected to pass as Lowry and Healy Rae row in Evening Echo: "'It is appalling and unacceptable that the proposed taxation measures on "bankers"' bonuses were not to be dealt with because of the time restriction placed by Labour and Fine Gael on the passage of the Bill,'"?

Builder Joe O'Reilly, a friend of Fianna Fail, frolics in the sun as NAMA takes over his Anglo debts | Mail Online

Builder Joe O'Reilly, a friend of Fianna Fail, frolics in the sun as NAMA takes over his Anglo debts Mail Online: "And the developer – a high-profile Fianna Fail supporter who is friendly with the Lenihan family – has plenty to smile about as he adjusts his parasol to shade himself from the 35°C heat in the Portuguese paradise"?WE ARE SORRY?

RTÉ News Audio & Video, Clips, Programmes, Interviews & Reports#programme=Six%20One%20News

RTÉ News Audio & Video, Clips, Programmes, Interviews & Reports#programme=Six%20One%20News

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

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

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Generation emigration must be given hope - The Irish Times - Tue, Jan 25, 2011

Generation emigration must be given hope - The Irish Times - Tue, Jan 25, 2011: "It’s still our day, but now because of greed and corruption from our leaders, many of us are being "forced" to abandon the country."?

Monday, January 24, 2011

Stealing Your Future To Pay The Banks — The NAMA Lies Exposed - Bock The Robber

Stealing Your Future To Pay The Banks — The NAMA Lies Exposed - Bock The Robber: "This is the truth behind Brian Lenihan’s theft of your children’s future.
Be angry."?VERY ANGRY?

Corruption makes India a Soft State - AbhiSays.com

Corruption makes India a Soft State - AbhiSays.com: "But can corruption threaten our nation internally as well as externally?? Does corruption have the potential to choke the very survival of our country??"

Kotarski: Scandals of church and state ignite new bonfire

Kotarski: Scandals of church and state ignite new bonfire: "The letter also noted that canon law, which keeps all such allegations within the disciplinary structures of the Catholic Church and away from criminal authorities, 'must be meticulously followed.'"?

EncourageChange's Bookmarks on Delicious

EncourageChange's Bookmarks on Delicious: "14 JAN 11 Callelly judgment: High Court finds constitutional justice infringed by Seanad inquiry - Human Rights in Ireland it also implicitly"?

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

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?

Sunday, January 23, 2011

'Be the first one to know': Pacman as the 'Greatest Boxer'

'Be the first one to know': Pacman as the 'Greatest Boxer': "Recently, the Filipinos around the world have celebrated the victorious winning of a great person who puts once again the Philippines in the..."

"ENCOURAGECHANGE"paddoconnell8@gmail.com: Is the ireland of yesteryear truly gone?

http://encouragechange.blogspot.com/2008/06/is-ireland-of-yesteryear-truly-gone.html: "It has taken forty one years for his life to be given a voice which was supressed and ignored by official ireland of the day."?THE REASONS PROJECT?

"ENCOURAGECHANGE"paddoconnell8@gmail.com: Is the ireland of yesteryear truly gone?

http://encouragechange.blogspot.com/2008/06/is-ireland-of-yesteryear-truly-gone.html: "The Sense Of Trust And Self -Worth Was Beaten Out Of Him By His Lifes Experience"?

Put a cork in it, Jose, EU live in a bubble - Analysis, Opinion - Independent.ie

Put a cork in it, Jose, EU live in a bubble - Analysis, Opinion - Independent.ie: "The problems of Ireland were "created" by the irresponsible financial behaviour of some Irish institutions and "by the lack of supervision" in the Irish market.'"?AND IRISH SOCIETY?

Saturday, January 22, 2011

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

Fr Brian D’Arcy and his Critics: How Should Christians Talk about each Other? Gladys Ganiel: "The internet changed that, and we are now beginning to see the effects. Blogs provide a venue for the release of compressed anger and, yes, it can get quite ugly."?

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Former Education Ministers 'not made aware' of abuse

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Former Education Ministers 'not made aware' of abuse: "Gemma Hussey, who was education minister between late 1982 and 1986, noted that the report's 'vague' reference to the 'early 1980s' meant it was unclear if she was minister at the time.'?"

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Former Education Ministers 'not made aware' of abuse

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Former Education Ministers 'not made aware' of abuse: "If you were a pupil in Cabra then I would say, my best wasn't good enough.''"?

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Former Education Ministers 'not made aware' of abuse

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Former Education Ministers 'not made aware' of abuse: "That was quite clear and to my mind it was always followed through.''"

Bishops lied and covered up « McBrolloks

Bishops lied and covered up « McBrolloks: "THERE IS one searing, indelible image to be found in the pages of the Dublin diocesan report on clerical child abuse. It is of Fr Noel Reynolds, who admitted sexually abusing dozens of children, towering over a small girl as he brutally inserts an object into her vagina and then her back passage.
That object is his crucifix"?THE"REAL"REASONS PROJECT ENABLED BY THE GREY HAIRED MEN?

Public Inquiry · Ireland now a visible banana republic

Public Inquiry · Ireland now a visible banana republic: "From 1979, when the criminal Haughey came to power, Ireland did go corrupt. The disease spread rapidly throughout the body politic, the public and civil service, the financial sector and the general population"?WHERE WERE THE WATCHERS?

Joe Higgins MEP challenges President José Barosso over EU/IMF "bailout" ...

Nation still a servant of colonial past - Analysis, Opinion - Independent.ie

Nation still a servant of colonial past - Analysis, Opinion - Independent.ie: "When I was a practising barrister, I prosecuted defendants for fraud, obtaining money by false pretences, and conversion. I can see no difference between the charges brought in those cases and the appalling manoeuvres of today's bent banker-developer class."?

Friday, January 21, 2011

Public Inquiry · Gombeens in the political pigsty

Public Inquiry · Gombeens in the political pigsty: "It’s worth coming in here for half an hour"?THOSE WHO FAIL TO UPHOLD THEIR OATH OF OFFICE?

Stuart Hall's Random Thoughts Provoked by the Conference "Identities, Democracy, Culture and Communication in Southern Africa," critical arts, 11, 1-16 | Critical Arts | Find Articles at BNET

Stuart Hall's Random Thoughts Provoked by the Conference "Identities, Democracy, Culture and Communication in Southern Africa," critical arts, 11, 1-16 Critical Arts Find Articles at BNET: "This geo-political differentiation would also caution us not to view the South African nation as a socio-economic political monolith, largely at the `mercy' of an equally undifferentiated geopolitical process called `globalisation'."

The Crash - A view from the left - LW ebook

The Crash - A view from the left - LW ebook: "We all believe that a more equal society is absolutely essential to secure these aims, and we all believe that greater democracy is crucial in giving people power, voice and the ability to secure more freedom and a sustainability economy."

Hall's Theory - Essays - Rbruton

Hall's Theory - Essays - Rbruton: "Crime statistics, in Hall's view, are often manipulated for political and economic purposes"?

Pat Buckley - European Life Network: Irish Constitution under Threat

Pat Buckley - European Life Network: Irish Constitution under Threat: "When will President Mc Aleese speak up to defend Ireland's Constitution? Her oath of office is quite clear, Article 12.8:'In the presence of Almighty God I do solemnly and sincerely promise that I will maintain the Constitution of Ireland and uphold its laws, that I will fulfil my duties faithfully and conscientiously in accordance with the Constitution and the law, and that I will dedicate my abilities to the service and welfare of the people of Ireland. May God direct and sustain me.'"?

Should Elected Officials be Held Accountable to Their Sworn Oath of Office? | Newsflavor

Should Elected Officials be Held Accountable to Their Sworn Oath of Office? Newsflavor: "Should Elected Officials be Held Accountable to Their Sworn Oath of Office?"

The Oath of Office -- KEVIN CRAIG - "Liberty Under God" Beginning in Missouri's 7th Congressional District

The Oath of Office -- KEVIN CRAIG - "Liberty Under God" Beginning in Missouri's 7th Congressional District: "An oath is supposed to be a solemn promise made in the presence of God. By proposing laws, many legislators today are admitting that they can't be trusted to keep their solemn oath to 'support the Constitution' if someone gives them money to violate it"?

Oath of office - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Oath of office - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: "Under the laws of a state it may be considered treason or a high crime to betray a sworn oath of office."?THE USE OF POWERFUL RHETORIC?

I’m in the race because I want a real debate about the future for all of us | Irish Examiner

I’m in the race because I want a real debate about the future for all of us Irish Examiner: "But the most important line in article 12 is that 'the president shall be elected by direct vote of the people'. It is that line that makes the presidency the property of the people, just as "the oath of office" makes the president the servant of the people"?

Abuse report - a catalogue of horror

Abuse report - a catalogue of horror: "Fine Gael spokespersons on Children and Education, Alan Shatter and Brian Hayes, said it was scandalous that even at this stage in the context of the information disclosed, that some religious congregations, such as the Christian Brothers and the Brothers of Charity, while acknowledging that some abuse took place in institutions
for which they were responsible, deny congregational responsibility for such abuse"?THE 11th OF MARCH 2011?

Abuse report - a catalogue of horror

Abuse report - a catalogue of horror: "According to One in Four, the most vulnerable children were condemned to live under a regime where sexual, physical and emotional abuse and neglect were commonplace. Even set against the harsh child-rearing practices of the time, their treatment is shocking, it said."?

Abuse report - a catalogue of horror

Abuse report - a catalogue of horror: "The approach of the religious orders to the inquiry was described by the Commission in 2003 as ‘adversarial and legalistic’. The report says that the Christian Brothers Order was defensive in the way it responded to complaints, and claims the order fails to accept any congregational responsibility for such abuse.
The order today said it apologised openly and unreservedly 'to all those who have been hurt either directly or indirectly as a result of the deplorable actions of some Brothers, or by the inaction or inappropriate action of the Congregation as a whole'"?THE STATE SOLICITORS OFFICE?THE"REAL"REASONS PROJECT?

LETTER TO THE GARDA COMMISSIONER - VICTIMS OF THE STATE

LETTER TO THE GARDA COMMISSIONER - VICTIMS OF THE STATE: "We have seen and continue to see the follwing the Ryan report, The Murphy Report, abuse case files and concerted cover-ups by An Garda Siochana,"?

Senior Social Worker Speaks out !C.H.R.I.S Children Have Rights In Society | C.H.R.I.S Children Have Rights In Society

Senior Social Worker Speaks out !C.H.R.I.S Children Have Rights In Society C.H.R.I.S Children Have Rights In Society: "I honestly believe that child abuse is too close to home for many, I was often lobbied by County Councillors and TDs not to send certain files forward to the Gardai, Politicians had a great deal of influence when they were on the Health Board Committees and indeed they still have power and influence."?

Senior Social Worker Speaks out !C.H.R.I.S Children Have Rights In Society | C.H.R.I.S Children Have Rights In Society

Senior Social Worker Speaks out !C.H.R.I.S Children Have Rights In Society C.H.R.I.S Children Have Rights In Society: "Well that’s nothing new, as you have often said yourself the Government could find millions to spend on top hotels and other luxuries yet they could not find the small amount of money needed to ensure the protection of children in their own care"?

Senior Social Worker Speaks out !C.H.R.I.S Children Have Rights In Society | C.H.R.I.S Children Have Rights In Society

Senior Social Worker Speaks out !C.H.R.I.S Children Have Rights In Society C.H.R.I.S Children Have Rights In Society: "Absolutely not and I have witnessed many cases where such reports to GPs and other professionals "have been hidden for many years" and only come to light when a rape victim becomes an adult and pursues a criminal prosecution themselves."?

Thursday, January 20, 2011

The Irish Times - Tue, Dec 01, 2009 - Cancerous Irish culture of saying nothing

The Irish Times - Tue, Dec 01, 2009 - Cancerous Irish culture of saying nothing: "Our subservient way of thinking as a people bestows impunity on those in positions of power"?

VICTIMS OF THE STATE - HOME

VICTIMS OF THE STATE - HOME: "This twinning program it is felt should be immediately stopped until questions have been answered in relation to events relating to sexual abuse which took place at the Mercy Hurst College."?REF.765809/763978.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

MOUNTJOY - JAIL CELL MURDER SUSPECT BACK IN.. Prisoner known to have severe mental problems. - Free Online Library

MOUNTJOY - JAIL CELL MURDER SUSPECT BACK IN.. Prisoner known to have severe mental problems. - Free Online Library: "'But I think the very nature of an independent inquiry requires people on that investigation team who are not part of the ethos and the bureaucracy of the Department of Justice and the Prison Service.'"?CARRYING OUT "ORDERS"?

YouTube - Free Bradley Manning

YouTube - Free Bradley Manning: "Your definition of a loyal, patriotic soldier seems to be one who blindly follows orders -- including unlawful orders to participate in an ongoing cover-up of war crimes committed by some of our solders. The United States certainly didn't allow Nazi solders on trial at Nueremburg to use the 'just following orders' excuse. On the contrary, U.S. prosecutors argued at Nueremburg that soldiers had a moral obligation to DISOBEY unlawful orders"?

Free Bradley Manning

Lawyer for accused seeks probe into investigation - National News, Frontpage - Independent.ie

Lawyer for accused seeks probe into investigation - National News, Frontpage - Independent.ie: "He said he was also bringing the matter to the attention of the International Human Rights Commission, the International Bar Association and the Bar Council in Mauritius."?

Reservations in Mauritius | The Irish Times

Reservations in Mauritius The Irish Times: "Rutnah, who only recently returned to Mauritius to practise law after 13 years working as a barrister in England, said the method of inquiry used by the police to build their case against the three accused is archaic at best. “I have been taken aback . . . Until yesterday I did not know my client was going to confess, but that is what I have been told by journalists. I was surprised to hear my client had confessed in front of me, as this did not happen.”"?

Gardai were locked into bar after arresting publican - Courts, National News - Independent.ie

Gardai were locked into bar after arresting publican - Courts, National News - Independent.ie: "Judge Kilrane dismissed a charge of resisting a garda in the execution of his duties, saying he did not believe there had been criminal intent, as he did not believe the accused knew why he was being arrested."?

A Breeze from the Stars - NASA Science

A Breeze from the Stars - NASA Science: "The sun enters Ophiuchus, the little-known 13th house of the zodiac"?

Stop stonewalling deaf jurors | Cathy Heffernan | Comment is free | guardian.co.uk

Stop stonewalling deaf jurors Cathy Heffernan Comment is free guardian.co.uk: "'13th person in the jury room'"?

Syndicate takes action over 'secret profits' - RTÉ News

Syndicate takes action over 'secret profits' - RTÉ News: "One of the investors Peter Wheeler, a former garda, said he was invited into the syndicate by Mr Killally. Mr Wheeler said he trusted him."?

Andrew Madden: RTE/WYB - Vatican Inv in Cover Up

Andrew Madden: RTE/WYB - Vatican Inv in Cover Up: "Each of Dublin’s four Archbishops from McQuaid in the 1970s to Connell in the 1990s knew of the abuse, many auxiliary bishops knew and the vast majority of priests who were aware of particular instances of abuse simply chose to turn a blind eye. The welfare of children, which should have been the first priority, was not even a factor to be considered in the early stages"?

Social protection

Social protection: "Social protection provisions are key instruments for reducing social risks, combating poverty and promoting greater social cohesion. They are also contributing factors to a person’s quality of life"?

POSITIVE ACTION

POSITIVE ACTION: "'Positive action aims to complement legislation on equal treatment and includes any measure contributing to the elimination of inequalities in practice. The setting up of a positive action programme allows an organisation to ... put right the effects of past discrimination.'"?AND PRESENT?

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Facebook | Profile pictures

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Facebook Profile pictures: "'By Patrick Junior O Connell · View photos'?JUSTICE HAS ALL-READY BEEN DENIED?"

PERVERT WHO ABUSED METEOR AWARDS SINGER AS CHILD JAILED; Assaults left star feeling 'dirty', court told. - Free Online Library

PERVERT WHO ABUSED METEOR AWARDS SINGER AS CHILD JAILED; Assaults left star feeling 'dirty', court told. - Free Online Library: "Ms Murphy told Kilkenny Circuit Court 86-year-old Butler had caused her 'misery and pain in abundance'."?

Monday, January 17, 2011

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

Gombeen Nation: Callely and Chaytor - two cases that say it all.: "The court found that Callely’s constitutional rights had been “infringed”"?INTERESTING?

encouragechange Site Details - Blog Top Sites

encouragechange Site Details - Blog Top Sites

RTÉ Television - Would You Believe - Unspeakable Crimes

RTÉ Television - Would You Believe - Unspeakable Crimes: "Would You Believe? demonstrates that there was a culture within the Vatican that put the rights of abuser priests over and above the rights of victims and their families"?

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: CNN.com - The case for abolishing child-abuse statutes of limitations - Jul. 17, 2003

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: CNN.com - The case for abolishing child-abuse statutes of limitations - Jul. 17, 2003?
"Demonstrations and protests over unemployment and poor living conditions have been ongoing in Tunisia since the beginning of December, but last week the Tunisian government turned up the heat on bloggers, activists, and dissidents by launching a JavaScript injection attack that siphoned off the usernames and passwords of Tunsians logging in to Google, Yahoo, and Facebook. The Tunisian government has used these stolen credentials to log in to Tunisians’ email and Facebook accounts, presumably downloading their messages, emails, and social graphs for further analysis, and then deleting the accounts entirely"?

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: ENCOURAGECHANGE.

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: ENCOURAGECHANGE.: "Too Little, Too Late?''CRIME AND ITS'TRUE'CAUSES?''"

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Natural Law in Irish Jurisprudence | Legal Trends Network - legaltrends.net

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Natural Law in Irish Jurisprudence Legal Trends Network - legaltrends.net: "Ultimately creating rights not "specifically" mentioned in the text of the Constitution.'"?

michal novotny – street kids in odessa | burn magazine

michal novotny – street kids in odessa burn magazine: "In the streets, children find refuge from parents’ aggression and violence or alcohol and drug abuse"?

Take the survey - concept for Politico magazine

Take the survey - concept for Politico magazine: "Sometimes it could set its own agenda by investigating stories that remain untold."?

Elite’s chorus of approval for IMF is out of tune with ordinary people | Joe Higgins.eu

Elite’s chorus of approval for IMF is out of tune with ordinary people Joe Higgins.eu: "However, other aspects of the poll which were largely overlooked, yield highly interesting information as to the mood of ordinary people in society in relation to the calamitous crisis in the financial system"?

Barnardos Children's Charity Ireland

Barnardos Children's Charity Ireland: "A number of leading child care organisations today called on the "opposition parties" to vote against the Child Care (Amendment) Bill in the Dail unless the Government includes an amendment to the Bill that will secure a legal right to aftercare for young people leaving State care."?

Barnardos Children's Charity Ireland

Barnardos Children's Charity Ireland: "I don’t believe it will be possible for policy makers and educationalists to read this book without coming to the conclusion that the need for change is overwhelming, and the case for change is unanswerable."?

Church must respect State law ahead of its own rules | The God Squad

Church must respect State law ahead of its own rules The God Squad: "Disabled children? The same. We allowed a massive culture of abuse to develop, the Church part of it, but by no means the whole, since the people, together with their guardians – the State, the Law and the Police – simply allowed it to happen. Even today, politicians, including party leaders, are ignoring their role in putting right deeply flawed social structures that have failed."?VERY TRUE?

Groups warn over midwives Bill - The Irish Times - Mon, Jan 17, 2011

Groups warn over midwives Bill - The Irish Times - Mon, Jan 17, 2011: "She said the Bill would contravenes a 2005 EC directive that guarantees the right to pursue a profession, such as midwifery, in a self-employed capacity"?

Banking expert Mathews to seek Fine Gael nomination · TheJournal.ie

Banking expert Mathews to seek Fine Gael nomination · TheJournal.ie: "Mathews – who opposed the establishment of NAMA, instead advocating an immediate recapitalisation of the banks, in exchange for their temporary ownership – told the paper that the election would be a “team effort”."?

Three leading economic gurus look to run in election

Three leading economic gurus look to run in election: "Paul Somerville, a senior figure in Delta Index who was particularly vocal around the time of the EU/IMF bailout, is running in Dublin South East. A source close to him said he is expected to announce his bid to run as an independent on a 'reform platform' later this week."?

Diarmuid Doyle - After his bank guarantee, David McWilliams qualifies for a certificate in spoofery

Diarmuid Doyle - After his bank guarantee, David McWilliams qualifies for a certificate in spoofery: "Fine Gael, which backed the guarantee when it was introduced, now says it was misled into giving its support"?

EDITORIAL SAMARTH: EDITORIAL 06.07.10

EDITORIAL SAMARTH: EDITORIAL 06.07.10: "'What you see in the streets, including the police and other legal forces, are necessary measures to maintain stability.'"?

The Zimbabwe Situation

The Zimbabwe Situation: "Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has increased perks for top army and
police officials and boosted monthly stipends to war veterans in what is
widely seen as a generous round of "patronage" to ensure "loyalty" with
elections set in March."?

The grubby small print of Fianna Fáil's foundation

The grubby small print of Fianna Fáil's foundation: "Padraig Pearse warned prophetically that 'he who builds on lies rears only lies'."?

‘Only the People Should Decide!’ -An Chomhdháil Phobail | The People’s Convention (CPPC) « Irish Election Literature Blog

‘Only the People Should Decide!’ -An Chomhdháil Phobail The People’s Convention (CPPC) « Irish Election Literature Blog: "‘Only the People Should Decide!’ -An Chomhdháil Phobail The People’s Convention (CPPC)"

Lenihan appoints head of finance investigation - The Irish Times - Sat, Sep 11, 2010

Lenihan appoints head of finance investigation - The Irish Times - Sat, Sep 11, 2010: "MINISTER FOR Finance Brian Lenihan has appointed a former Canadian deputy finance minister as chairman of the independent review group to assess the performance of the Department of Finance over the past 10 years."?THEY COULD DO THE SAME FOR THE DEPT.OF JUSTICE AND PRISON SERVICE?

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Public Inquiry · Senator Ross joins Public Inquiry?

Public Inquiry · Senator Ross joins Public Inquiry?: "Significantly, he also (rightly) claims that a Fine Gael/Labour government will make little difference because they operate within the same (corrupt) system"?

BoI sorry after secret bonus payouts revealed - City News, National News - Herald.ie

BoI sorry after secret bonus payouts revealed - City News, National News - Herald.ie: "At the beginning of December, Mr Lenihan told the Dail that the bailed-out bank was not paying bonuses -- but today admitted that he was wrong"?

Dalai Lama to visit city where fear has overwhelmed hope - National News, Frontpage - Independent.ie

Dalai Lama to visit city where fear has overwhelmed hope - National News, Frontpage - Independent.ie: "He said that young people from the area were suffering from a form of 'educational apartheid'."?

Ross to stand in Dublin South - The Irish Times - Sun, Jan 16, 2011

Ross to stand in Dublin South - The Irish Times - Sun, Jan 16, 2011: "“I think you’re going to see in this election a huge number of similar independents who want to put an end to cronyism"?

No tender process for contracts worth €22m - The Irish Times - Thu, Sep 16, 2010

No tender process for contracts worth €22m - The Irish Times - Thu, Sep 16, 2010: "The report reveals Government departments and offices awarded 473 contracts in 2009 without engaging in any tendering process. These contracts had a combined value of €69.1 million"?

Committee of Public Accounts - 26/Mar/2009 Chapter 6.2 — Travel Expenses.

Committee of Public Accounts - 26/Mar/2009 Chapter 6.2 — Travel Expenses.: "From the audit point of view our net concern in this matter is that any departures from the principles of openness, transparency and competition by Departments be justified through the rigorous application of the new rules which had been delegated by the Department of Finance"?

Social Justice - Removefiannafail

Social Justice - Removefiannafail: "Sept.2005; A SUPREME Court judge criticised the Government’s willingness to spend “enormous resources” on prisons while failing to fund crime-prevention measures"?

Gene Kerrigan. - Removefiannafail

Gene Kerrigan. - Removefiannafail: "Never heard of it? Well, it's about time you did. You and your kids (and their kids) will be paying for the antics of the banking fat cats long after scheming bastards like Sean FitzPatrick are just a bad memory"?

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: SSRN-Globalization and Inequality by Melinda Mills

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: SSRN-Globalization and Inequality by Melinda Mills: "'Globalization is increasingly linked to inequality'SO IS CORRUPTION?"

Accountant offers free audit of Dáil expenses

Accountant offers free audit of Dáil expenses: "A CHARTERED accountant and high-profile campaigner against generous personal allowances for politicians has offered to carry out an audit of Dáil and Seanad expenses for free."?

Reform of political expenses - The Irish Times - Tue, Sep 07, 2010

Reform of political expenses - The Irish Times - Tue, Sep 07, 2010: "I am not totally sure what he means when he criticises my reference to Article 15.15 of the Constitution which allows the Minister for Finance to set tax-free allowances for politicians. I argued that it makes politicians “more” equal than other citizens in the context of expenses"?

Firms and former officials cash in on connections with Government - National News, Frontpage - Independent.ie

Firms and former officials cash in on connections with Government - National News, Frontpage - Independent.ie: "Firms and former officials cash in on connections with Government"?

The Department of Justice and Law Reform: Establishment of a Commission of Investigation following the death of Mr. Gary Douch

The Department of Justice and Law Reform: Establishment of a Commission of Investigation following the death of Mr. Gary Douch: "The Commission, to be headed by Ms Grainne McMorrow, S.C., will be established under the Commissions of Investigation Act, 2004 and will be independent with full statutory powers to investigate the matter and to take sworn evidence"?

Death Sentence

Death Sentence: "On 31 July 2006, young Gary Douch was placed in a dark, hot jail cell with six other men. The next day he was dead, his body punctured with stab wounds and covered in excrement."?THIS DONE BY AN ILL MAN THAT WAS BARRED FROM MOUNTJOY PRISON BY"ORDER"SIGNED BY JOHN LONERGAN AND SYLVESTER SALLEY?

Eoin Foley

Eoin Foley: "In relation to this new development Fine Gael TD Denis Naughten said that “it was unbelievable that the file on Garda Fallons murder has gone missing”."?IS IT?

Friday, January 14, 2011

Why WikiLeaks Matters | The Nation

Why WikiLeaks Matters The Nation: "Pope Benedict XVI impeded an investigation into alleged child sex abuse within the Catholic Church in Ireland"?

Callely wins challenge to Seanad suspension - RTÉ News

Callely wins challenge to Seanad suspension - RTÉ News: "'Members of the Oireachtas, like all human persons in this jurisdiction, enjoy the full protection of the Constitution.'"?I THINK THE LEARNED JUDGE SHOULT TAKE A LOOK AT"PUBLIC"INQUIRY(IRISH CORRUPTION)?

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: September 2009

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: September 2009: "'In a world marked by profound class divisions and social inequality, to talk about “democracy”— without talking about the class nature of that democracy and which class it serves—is meaningless"?

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: September 2009

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: September 2009: "?'BECAUSE OF GARDA THOMAS NOONAN WHO REALLY KNOWS WHAT IT IS LIKE TO BE POLITICALLY DEMONISED.AND IM SHURE YOU KNOW YOURSELF WHAT ITS LIKE TO BE STATE DEMONISED.?"

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: September 2009

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: September 2009: "'Thank you nicola that young cowboy is nothing like the cowboys that are running the country past and present.It is his future that is been gambled with in relation to lisbon and nama,Hope his family unit can protect him from the mismanagement that has been imposed on all of us thus far.God Bless.''PROFILE PICTURE ON FACEBOOK"

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: September 2009

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: September 2009: "CRIME AND ITS CAUSES IS AN'EQUALITY'MATTER ALWAYS WAS ALWAYS WILL BE."?

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: September 2009

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: September 2009: "TO QUOTE NICOLAS SARKOZY'THE IRISH ARE BLOODY FOOLS,WHO HAD BEEN FILLING THEIR FACES AT OUR EXPENCE FOR YEARS.UNQUOTE.I HOPE THAT REMARK WAS AIMED AT THE POLITICAL CLASS AS ALL BOATS DID NOT RISE WITH THE CELTIC TIGER,AS EVIDENCED BY THE MANY SOUP KITCHENS SPRINGING UP ALL OVER THE COUNTRY."?

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: September 2009

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: September 2009: "'Mr Cowen defended the payments to Mr Molloy, saying that the severance package was in accordance with 'LEGISLATION?' and 'GUIDELINES?'. He stressed that he played no part in negotiations over the final package that was agreed upon.'???????"

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: September 2009

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: September 2009: "Mr Cowen will outline his homespun vision of a "socially inclusive" Ireland where communities care for the most vulnerable in society"?

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: September 2009

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: September 2009: "TACKLE inequalities that can lead a particular”CLASS”to perceive themselves as outsiders in their own society."?WONDER WHAT CLASS THAT COULD BE?

The Bar Council of Ireland | Law Library

The Bar Council of Ireland Law Library: "Superior courts pronouncements regarding the hierarchy of constitutional rights and the respective roles of different rights within that hierarchy"?THE HIERARCHY OF HUMAN LIFE IS ANOTHER,BUT YOU WOULDNT THINK SO THE WAY SOME STORIES ARE CARRIED?CLASS-INEQUALITY?

Public Inquiry · Unanswered questions

Public Inquiry · Unanswered questions: "Judge Sean Delap will ever write a book on his allegations that the dept.of justice interferes with certain court cases?And who was the mysterious spokeswoman in the dept.who the judge said if she contacts me i will show her what cases the dept.tried to interfere in"?

Plum job for Sheedy affair pal of Ahern - National News, Frontpage - Independent.ie

Plum job for Sheedy affair pal of Ahern - National News, Frontpage - Independent.ie: "An attempt to make former High Court Judge, Hugh O'Flaherty another prominent figure in the controversy Ireland's representative on the European Investment Bank led to such a political storm that the Government eventually scrapped the nomination."?

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

Rate-Your-Solicitor.com Forum / The Judge, The Lawyer and The DPP: "The late Veronica Guerin published a series of articles some years later in which she disclosed the fact that Roe personally knew the parties involved and the Judge had written letters to the DPP concerning the case. 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."?

Separation of powers: What happens when the powers of state come into conflict? « politicalreform.ie

Separation of powers: What happens when the powers of state come into conflict? « politicalreform.ie: "The independence of the judiciary is more secure, because even though the executive chooses the members of the judiciary the executive has no real way to influence judges once appointed."?

Parliament must lead and ask serious questions of itself « politicalreform.ie

Parliament must lead and ask serious questions of itself « politicalreform.ie: "Legislation properly scrutinised and that all voices are heard."?

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Meet the Developers' Wives! Thanks to their husbands putting assets in their names, all these women now own property fortunes… | Mail on Sunday (London, England), The Newspaper | Find Articles at BNET

Meet the Developers' Wives! Thanks to their husbands putting assets in their names, all these women now own property fortunes… Mail on Sunday (London, England), The Newspaper Find Articles at BNET: "Meet the Developers' Wives! Thanks to their husbands putting assets in their names, all these women now own property fortunes…"?

Ex-Financial Regulator blames ‘everybody’ but himself for Ireland’s financial crisis | Irish News | IrishCentral

Ex-Financial Regulator blames ‘everybody’ but himself for Ireland’s financial crisis Irish News IrishCentral: "Patterson added that in the future he intends to avoid negativity and no longer reads UCD academic Morgan Kelly, who correctly predicted the collapse in house prices and, recently predicted that the number of people defaulting on mortgage payments will jump"?

IFSC 2.0 – The Next Phase - UCD Business Alumni

IFSC 2.0 – The Next Phase - UCD Business Alumni: "Patrick Neary is the Chief Executive of the Financial Regulator, which is responsible for the regulation of the Financial Services industry, both from a prudential and a conduct of business viewpoint"?

Appointment of Mr Alan Gray as a Director of the Central Bank and Financial Services Authority of Ireland and as a member of IFSRA. - Department of Finance - Government of Ireland

Appointment of Mr Alan Gray as a Director of the Central Bank and Financial Services Authority of Ireland and as a member of IFSRA. - Department of Finance - Government of Ireland: "The Minister for Finance, Brian Cowen, TD, today announced the appointment of Mr Alan Gray, the Managing Partner of the Indecon Economic Consulting Group, as a Director of the Central Bank and Financial Services Authority of Ireland and also as a member of Irish Financial Services Regulatory Authority"?

Leadership in balance as Cowen dealt double blow | Irish Examiner

Leadership in balance as Cowen dealt double blow Irish Examiner: "It was also reported last night that former Anglo chief executive Sean FitzPatrick and Mr Drumm called to economist Alan Gray on the day before the bank guarantee to lobby him and on that night Mr Cowen telephoned Mr Gray to ask his advice"?

All roads lead back to Sean Quinn

All roads lead back to Sean Quinn: "Links between Quinn and Anglo Irish Bank still have not been "fully disclosed", writes Eamon Quinn"?

Stamp Duty and Contracts for Difference

Stamp Duty and Contracts for Difference: "If the relevant brokers have been interpreting the law "incorrectly" the Revenue may seek to collect back tax"?

Playing a round of golf with the banker - The Irish Times - Wed, Jan 12, 2011

Playing a round of golf with the banker - The Irish Times - Wed, Jan 12, 2011: "We came under great pressure to create a limit for Anglo and to place money with it. The largest limit we went to for Anglo Irish Bank was €40 million"?

"ENCOURAGECHANGE"paddoconnell8@gmail.com

http://encouragechange.blogspot.com/search?updated-max=2009-08-13T07%3A32%3A00-07%3A00&max-results=26&reverse-paginate=true: "'A report by the Council of Europe’s anti-corruption body also concluded there was a danger of political influence being exerted on the gardai and the Director of Public Prosecution in politically sensitive corruption issues'"???????

"ENCOURAGECHANGE"paddoconnell8@gmail.com

http://encouragechange.blogspot.com/search?updated-max=2009-08-02T17%3A09%3A00-07%3A00&max-results=26&reverse-paginate=true: "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."?

"ENCOURAGECHANGE"paddoconnell8@gmail.com

http://encouragechange.blogspot.com/search?updated-max=2009-07-23T05%3A14%3A00-07%3A00&max-results=26&reverse-paginate=true: "'The spirit of inquiry is the engine of democracy. The democratic process is nothing less than citizens regularly asking what kind of society they want to live in and whom they want to lead them. But more and more people are avoiding the whole messy business of questioning'EXCEPT THOSE ON PUBLIC INQUIRY AND MAYBE FRANK CONNOLLY."?

"ENCOURAGECHANGE"paddoconnell8@gmail.com

http://encouragechange.blogspot.com/search?updated-max=2009-07-13T06%3A01%3A00-07%3A00&max-results=26&reverse-paginate=true: "The stories of the childhoods of the individual witnesses scream out for our acknowledgement and ownership."?

"ENCOURAGECHANGE"paddoconnell8@gmail.com

http://encouragechange.blogspot.com/search?updated-max=2009-07-08T12%3A59%3A00-07%3A00&max-results=26&reverse-paginate=true: "DOES IT FOLLOW SINCE THE PRESIDENT IS THE PERSON THAT SIGNS THE LEGISLATION INTO LAW AND IF THAT LAW IS USED TO ABUSE HUMAN RIGHTS OR CIVIL LIBERTIES THEN HAS A RESPONSEABILITY TO THAT LAW?"

"ENCOURAGECHANGE"paddoconnell8@gmail.com

http://encouragechange.blogspot.com/search?updated-max=2009-06-29T10%3A59%3A00-07%3A00&max-results=26&reverse-paginate=true: "SHOULD ACTIVE CITIZENSHIP COST YOU YOUR MENTAL HEALTH?"STILL WAITING ON ANSWERS?

"ENCOURAGECHANGE"paddoconnell8@gmail.com

http://encouragechange.blogspot.com/search?updated-max=2009-05-21T12%3A57%3A00-07%3A00&max-results=26&reverse-paginate=true: "AFTER TODAYS RYAN REPORT IS THE ISSUE FINISHED OR ONLY STARTING?I WONDER IF FINIAN MC GRATH KNOWS AS HE ONCE BROUGHT IT UP IN DAIL EIREANN.A VOICE FOR THE VOICELESS?"PROFOUNDLY DEAF OR OTHERWISE?

"ENCOURAGECHANGE"paddoconnell8@gmail.com

http://encouragechange.blogspot.com/search?updated-max=2009-05-09T09%3A40%3A00-07%3A00&max-results=26&reverse-paginate=true: "Can you be targeted for speaking your mind?"

"ENCOURAGECHANGE"paddoconnell8@gmail.com

http://encouragechange.blogspot.com/search?updated-max=2009-05-09T09%3A40%3A00-07%3A00&max-results=26&reverse-paginate=true: "Is this case an isolated case,or are more?"

"ENCOURAGECHANGE"paddoconnell8@gmail.com

http://encouragechange.blogspot.com/search?updated-max=2009-02-28T05%3A48%3A00-08%3A00&max-results=26&reverse-paginate=true: "This post is for the attention of ARCHBISHOP DIARMUID MARTIN 'in nomine patris et filii et spiritus santi'and in memory of the late Tony Gregory who when asked what do you think of the medias depiction of criminals and crime said about one particular journalist I dont like a lot of the stuff he writes nowadays ,he made a series about [cab]which i thought was the'greatest' load of crap i've ever seen.i dont like the distortion of historically important'socially important'developments.He also reminded his readers that councillors simply 'did'not represent the interests of disadvantaged communities as when finegael/labour gained power in the 1980s they set about undoing gregorys programme for government."?

Named: four of Anglo’s ‘golden circle’ - Times Online

Named: four of Anglo’s ‘golden circle’ - Times Online: "Brian Cowen, the taoiseach, said last week that "his advice from the attorney general" was that he could not disclose the names"?

Gardaí may be denied access to Drumm files - Leadership - Leadership | Ireland's online business and management news service - Businessandleadership.com

Gardaí may be denied access to Drumm files - Leadership - Leadership Ireland's online business and management news service - Businessandleadership.com: "As part of the agreement, Anglo is not allowed hand the documents over to the Gardaí or the Office of the Director of Corporate Enforcement (ODCE)."?

The governance of crime and the negotiation of justice — Criminology and Criminal Justice

The governance of crime and the negotiation of justice — Criminology and Criminal Justice: "Societies are also becoming more internally complex as victims are increasingly critical of their exclusion from the criminal justice system and have demanded greater inclusiveness"?

SSRN-A ‘New Politics’ Without the Seanad: Concerns from a Human Rights Perspective by Fiona De Londras

SSRN-A ‘New Politics’ Without the Seanad: Concerns from a Human Rights Perspective by Fiona De Londras: "A ‘New Politics’ Without the Seanad: Concerns from a Human Rights Perspective"?

Seanad Eireann - 31/May/2006 Supreme Court Judgment on Statutory Rape: Statements.

Seanad Eireann - 31/May/2006 Supreme Court Judgment on Statutory Rape: Statements.: "Unfortunately, the Government clearly believes that political accountability by Ministers for their actions or their failures is a principle that should apply to other Administrations rather than this one"?

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

"ENCOURAGECHANGE"paddoconnell8@gmail.com

http://encouragechange.blogspot.com/search?updated-max=2009-06-14T15%3A30%3A00-07%3A00&max-results=7: "60 years it took to show what was truly going on in Irish society.but will anything really change?"

"ENCOURAGECHANGE"paddoconnell8@gmail.com

http://encouragechange.blogspot.com/search?updated-max=2009-06-15T10%3A40%3A00-07%3A00&max-results=7: "IT TOOK A RECESSION TO BRING THAT SOCIETY TO THE SURFACE AND EXPOSE THEM FOR WHAT THEY WERE AND ARE "FRAUDS".TO QUOTE KATHLEEN O'TOOLE GARDA INSPECTORATE'THERE MUST BE AN ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF THE'MISTAKES'OF THE PAST AND A PLAN TO ENSURE THAT THE PROBLEMS DO NOT RESURFACE?'"

"ENCOURAGECHANGE"paddoconnell8@gmail.com

http://encouragechange.blogspot.com/search?updated-max=2009-07-23T05%3A14%3A00-07%3A00&max-results=7: "'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'AND DONT FORGET 'NOBLE CAUSE CORRUPTION'ANOTHER PART OF OUR CRIMINAL LEGAL[NOT JUSTICE]SYSTEM THAT THE PUBLIC AT LARGE ARE NOT EVEN AWARE EXISTS.?"

"ENCOURAGECHANGE"paddoconnell8@gmail.com

http://encouragechange.blogspot.com/search?updated-max=2009-07-31T09%3A36%3A00-07%3A00&max-results=7: "HOPE FIANNA FAIL TD JOHNNY BRADY IS NOT ALL JUST HOT AIR, WHEN HE SAID BANK OF IRELAND IS BEEN ACCUSED OF INTIMIDATING SMALL STRUGGLING BUSINESSES BY GANGS OF DEBT COLLECTORS,HEAVY GANGS TERRIFYING PEOPLE,SOME OF THEM WITH CRIMINAL RECORDS?I WOULD EXPECT NOW THAT MR.BRADY HAS MADE THESE CLAIMS PROBABLY UNDER DAIL PRIVILEGE THAT HE WILL(FOLLOW) IT THROUGH TO THE BITTER END.AT LEAST IN MOUNTJOY OR MOST OTHER PRISONS YOU KNOW YOUR THROAT COULD BE CUT OR STABBED IN THE BACK BY ITS INMATES,BUT ITS THE PEN PUSHERS WHO CAUSE AS MUCH DAMAGE BY THEIR ILLEGAL PRACTICES"?

"ENCOURAGECHANGE"paddoconnell8@gmail.com

http://encouragechange.blogspot.com/search?updated-max=2009-08-07T08%3A10%3A00-07%3A00&max-results=7: "'WHAT YOUR TAUGHT IN SCHOOL ABOUT RIGHT AND WRONG.THEN YOU GROW UP ONLY TO FIND OUT THAT WRONG IS RIGHT AND RIGHT IS WRONG?"

"ENCOURAGECHANGE"paddoconnell8@gmail.com

http://encouragechange.blogspot.com/search?updated-max=2009-08-14T10%3A12%3A00-07%3A00&max-results=7: "'A report by the Council of Europe’s anti-corruption body also concluded there was a danger of political influence being exerted on the gardai and the Director of Public Prosecution in politically sensitive corruption issues"?

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: ENCOURAGECHANGE.: CONNECT TO MY ANGELS

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: ENCOURAGECHANGE.: CONNECT TO MY ANGELS: "''The brutal truth is slowly beginning to dawn on Irish voters – They are misruled and misrepresented by an incompetent, greedy and largely corrupt body politic.'DONT FORGET THEIR YES MEN AND WOMEN.'THOSE WITH THE MOST VESTED INTERESTS?(the golden thread that runs through every facet of irish society)IS COMEING HOME TO ROOST?'"

Cowen joined by another Anglo director after 2008 golf round - The Irish Times - Thu, Jan 13, 2011

Cowen joined by another Anglo director after 2008 golf round - The Irish Times - Thu, Jan 13, 2011: "These were Gary McGann, the chief executive of Smurfit Kappa who was a director of Anglo at the time, Alan Gray, an economic consultant who was on the board of the Central Bank, and a third man who was the Taoiseach’s Garda driver"?THE GOLDEN THREAD?

Irish Proclamation of Independence

Irish Proclamation of Independence: "Equal rights and equal opportunities to "all" its citizens, and declares its resolve to pursue the "happiness" and prosperity of the whole nation and all of its parts, cherishing all of the children of the nation equally"?

Modern Ireland and the Preservation of the Class System | homophilosophicus

Modern Ireland and the Preservation of the Class System homophilosophicus: "The ruling authorities in Ireland have tenaciously held onto notions of class, whether it be in the division between the rich and the poor, the ruling over the ruled or the clergy over the laity. In all instances it reflects the same relationship to power. As recently as 2008 it was written of the Irish class system"?

Why You Should Feel Cheated, Deceived and Sickened by America's Stunning Inequality, Even If You're Doing Well | Economy | AlterNet

Why You Should Feel Cheated, Deceived and Sickened by America's Stunning Inequality, Even If You're Doing Well Economy AlterNet: "These effects are attributed to the stress of 'relative deprivation' -- trying to survive in a community where economic, educational and health care disadvantages persist in an otherwise prosperous environment."?

ABC The Drum - Tweeting Assange's first day in court

ABC The Drum - Tweeting Assange's first day in court: "The tweets told me that later, outside the court Geoffrey Robertson QC told the media pack 'it is well known that prominent figures in US have implied , if not stated outright that Assange should be executed.'"?

The Politics of Equality: An Introduction by Jason C. Myers

The Politics of Equality: An Introduction by Jason C. Myers

Prelate's views on party 'ill-judged' - The Irish Times - Wed, Jan 12, 2011

Prelate's views on party 'ill-judged' - The Irish Times - Wed, Jan 12, 2011: "GREEN PARTY leader John Gormley has expressed “great disappointment” and described as “ill-judged’’ and “a grave insult” recent comments made about the Greens by Church of Ireland Archbishop of Dublin John Neill"?

Prelate's views on party 'ill-judged' - The Irish Times - Wed, Jan 12, 2011

Prelate's views on party 'ill-judged' - The Irish Times - Wed, Jan 12, 2011: "GREEN PARTY leader John Gormley has expressed “great disappointment” and described as “ill-judged’’ and “a grave insult” recent comments made about the Greens by Church of Ireland Archbishop of Dublin John Neill"?

Public Inquiry · Be very afraid

Public Inquiry · Be very afraid: "Where was the horror anger outrage when a homelessman got crushed to death in a refuse lorry becaused he was forced by this society to sleep in a wheeliebin?Who brought his tragic death up in the Dail?Who held a minutes silence for his tragic soul?"

Public Inquiry · Be very afraid

Public Inquiry · Be very afraid: "So i hope to see “MR INTEGRITY”John Gormley get a change in the existing legislation for the little people who applied to buy their flats in 1989.he can then say the greens in government makes change in ordinary people lives for the better.?"

Public Inquiry · Be very afraid

Public Inquiry · Be very afraid: "A FALSE REALITY ABOUT THE REAL WORLD"?

Public Inquiry · Be very afraid

Public Inquiry · Be very afraid: "It is my (HONEST)Opinion that Brian Lenihan and Bertie Ahern are only “FIGURE HEADS”for the grey haired men who wield the “REAL POWER”so is it or can it be true what margret murphy from bray had to say in a letter to the daily mail 27\97.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)?end of letter.IT A BIT LIKE THE OLD ADAGE”DO AS I SAY AND NOT AS I DO”THERE IS ONE OF YOUR CAUSES THAT BREEDS CRIME AND CRIMINALS.ALL THOSE GOING BEFORE TRIBUNALS HAVE THE MANTRA I DID NOTHING WRONG"?

Public Inquiry · Be very afraid

Public Inquiry · Be very afraid: "IS IT POSSIBLE TO FIND OUT IF THERE IS ANY CONFLICT OF INTERESTS,by those who draw up legislation and those who are tasked to implement it?

Expert witness claims he was intimidated by Anglo official | Irish Examiner

Expert witness claims he was intimidated by Anglo official Irish Examiner: "Anglo has strongly denied the claims of intimidation of expert Tom Barry, a former head of corporate banking with AIB, made in proceedings brought against it by businessman Gerard McCaughey"?

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

IPRT welcomes party policy commitment to penal reform and imprisonment as a last resort | Irish Penal Reform Trust (IPRT)

IPRT welcomes party policy commitment to penal reform and imprisonment as a last resort Irish Penal Reform Trust (IPRT): "The imprisonment of children in St. Patrick’s Institution"?1964/2011?

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

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

Orangeville Article: Society owes a debt of gratitude to whistleblowers like Sgt. Rutt

Orangeville Article: Society owes a debt of gratitude to whistleblowers like Sgt. Rutt: "I believe an organization like the police attracts a lot of people that are only too willing to follow orders blindly without a thought to the consequences."?

Rule of law crucial for safe investment | FAIR

Rule of law crucial for safe investment FAIR: "Violations of the defendants' fair trial rights throughout the procedure.”"?

Canada ranks last in freedom of information: Study | FAIR

Canada ranks last in freedom of information: Study FAIR: "Above all, an effective FOI regime requires strong government commitment and political will. Officials cannot do it on their own,” says the paper, published in the journal Government Information Quarterly."?

PS calls for better vetting of appointees | FAIR

PS calls for better vetting of appointees FAIR: "The fit of candidates for patronage appointments has been a long-standing debate. It surfaced when privacy commissioner George Radwanski left under a cloud over his spending and Fraser called his tenure a “reign of terror.”"?

Top Stories | FAIR

Top Stories FAIR: "The reality is that deeply flawed legislation – which experts confidently predicted would fail – gave Ouimet the discretion to turn away virtually all whistleblowers, denying them any possible remedy and effectively providing cover for dozens of accused wrongdoers"?

Public Inquiry · David McWilliams on stupid Bertie

Public Inquiry · David McWilliams on stupid Bertie: "He said that many powerful institutions were made of sand “and that’s something my time in the Central Bank taught me.”"?THE GREY HAIRED MEN?

Aftercare Policy

Aftercare Policy: "Too soon they are left on their own"?

I saw Gerry crawling on the carpet looking for cocaine, says sister-in-law | Daily Mail (London, England), The Newspaper | Find Articles at BNET

I saw Gerry crawling on the carpet looking for cocaine, says sister-in-law Daily Mail (London, England), The Newspaper Find Articles at BNET: "It was an accepted open secret for years."?GREAT LITTLE COUNTRY IF YOUR NOT WORKING-CLASS?IRELANDS ELITE CASH COWS?

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Garda sacked for doctoring drink-driving charge

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Garda sacked for doctoring drink-driving charge: ".HE IS I KNOW FROM EXPERIENCE A VERY RARE BREED OF GUARD TO BE FOUND IN THE RANKS OF AN GARDA SIOCHANA."?

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: March 2010

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: March 2010: ".'OH TO BE A FLY ON THE WALL IN THE DPP'S OFFICE SINCE 1974?"

Public Inquiry · Unanswered questions

Public Inquiry · Unanswered questions: "I always knew it but now i am convinced more than ever that ireland is run on the “enron”principle,take john purcell comptroller and auditor general, when asked by a visiting foreign official,How Many People Are In Jail As A Result Of Your Investigations?his answer “in many cases the public berating of people involved in controversies is punishment enough.”?

Labour promises penal reform - The Irish Times - Tue, Jan 11, 2011

Labour promises penal reform - The Irish Times - Tue, Jan 11, 2011: "The party has proposed that District Court judges would be obliged to consider all alternatives before imprisoning someone, and give a brief written explanation of any custodial sentence"?A PROMISE OR A COMMITMENT?

Irish Times: U.S. juvenile justice programme has valuable lessons for Ireland | Irish Penal Reform Trust (IPRT)

Irish Times: U.S. juvenile justice programme has valuable lessons for Ireland Irish Penal Reform Trust (IPRT): "Juvenile justice programme has valuable lessons for Ireland"?

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

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Rate-Your-Solicitor.com Forum / The Judge, The Lawyer and The DPP: "'The Judge, The Lawyer and The DPP:"?STATE SOLICITORS OFFICE?

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

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

Barriers to Public Interest Litigation » Resources » Public Interest Law Alliance

Barriers to Public Interest Litigation » Resources » Public Interest Law Alliance: "Certain factors make it difficult for public interest issues to have their day in court. PILA considers the main barriers to public interest litigation to be: costs; standing rules; mootness; lack of class actions; the non-justiciability of socio-economic rights"?

SpunOut.ie - About Us

SpunOut.ie - About Us: "It’s Jan: Money is tighter than a big guy’s bear hug. Irish weather is … Irish weather. New Year’s resolutions (or lack thereof) are kicking asses and tripping guilt. Unemployment and economic mess is still waving in our faces like an ex that just won’t go away."?

Unwind Your Mind

Unwind Your Mind: "It’s bloody difficult to be positive when things seem so miserable. The weather is awful, the economy is falling down around us and you have bills coming out your ears. But try it. No matter how difficult it is- there is always at least one thing to be positive about. You might just surprise yourself"?

Monday, January 10, 2011

Public Inquiry · What’s new?

Public Inquiry · What’s new?: "Not that he cheated on his taxes. He’s one of a long line of so called public representatives who obviously believe that paying tax is strictly for the ‘little people’."?EQUAL REPRESENTATION?

Public Inquiry · Who’s watching the watchers?

Public Inquiry · Who’s watching the watchers?: "Oddest of all, however, is that the High Court judge designated to have "oversight of the legislation" and to report to the Taoiseach, says the documents he has inspected related to those located in the premises of the Army. No report about Garda requests for access has been laid before the Oireachtas, as is apparently required"?

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: What Political Conditions Explain the Different Response by the Greek and Irish Government to the Crisis? « Comparative Public Policy

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: What Political Conditions Explain the Different Response by the Greek and Irish Government to the Crisis? « Comparative Public Policy: "'Greece, like Ireland has a "Class Divided" society and relatively high levels of income inequality'"?HEALTH INEQUALITY,LEGAL INEQUALITY,EDUCATION INEQUALITY,SOCIAL INEQUALITY,PUBLIC REPRESENTATION INEQUALITY.

Rectify Basic Failures of the Irish Political Process - Human Rights in Ireland

Rectify Basic Failures of the Irish Political Process - Human Rights in Ireland: "The issue of reforming the political system is a live one at present and, as we look forward to a general election and the opportunities that it might bring, it is indeed important to consider the changes that might be made to our political system so as to increase its efficiency, its transparency, and its ability to properly represent the interests of the Irish people"?

Cronyism is par for the course - Editorial, Opinion - Independent.ie

Cronyism is par for the course - Editorial, Opinion - Independent.ie: "The only way to learn for the future is to understand what happened in the past."?

New Commissioner vows to combat organised crime - National News, Frontpage - Independent.ie

New Commissioner vows to combat organised crime - National News, Frontpage - Independent.ie: "The Commissioner published the Policing Plan for 2011, which puts particular emphasis on domestic violence, crimes of a sexual nature, the management of sex offenders and the protection of child victims"?WHITE-COLLAR,BLUE-CHIP?GOLDEN-CIRCLE?

Connemara cottage at centre of US Senator corruption complaint - Galway Advertiser - January 06, 2011.

Connemara cottage at centre of US Senator corruption complaint - Galway Advertiser - January 06, 2011.: "Judicial Watch, a "public interest group" in the US that investigates and prosecutes government corruption"?

Bankrupt banker is advised by leading barrister - National News, Frontpage - Independent.ie

Bankrupt banker is advised by leading barrister - National News, Frontpage - Independent.ie: "Although Mr O'Higgins is considered one of the country's leading "criminal" defence barristers, the Irish Independent understands he is providing advice on a civil matter relating to Mr FitzPatrick's complicated finances."?

Maeve Dineen: 'Victim' FitzPatrick's book is just self-indulgent claptrap - Irish, Business - Independent.ie

Maeve Dineen: 'Victim' FitzPatrick's book is just self-indulgent claptrap - Irish, Business - Independent.ie: "Helping gardai with their enquiries"?GIVEN A GUIDED TOUR OF BRAY GARDA STATION,ALLOWED OUT A "SLIP"DOOR TO TO ENJOY SOME FRESH AIR?

CONNECT TO MY ANGELS

CONNECT TO MY ANGELS: "'How much longer before Bill Daley, the hitman, eliminates Jr.?”'"

PIMCO | Experts - Mohamed A. El-Erian

PIMCO Experts - Mohamed A. El-Erian: "'When Markets Collide"?PLANNED OBSOLESCENCE?

Irish Leaders Castigated As Greatest Traitors Of All Time | Fools Crow's Blog

Irish Leaders Castigated As Greatest Traitors Of All Time Fools Crow's Blog: "With fraud and corruption causing such despair and hardship for people, it is truly a wonderful thing to read such honest opinions with clear and simple solutions for dealing the banking mafia.
If Ireland follows the example of the Icelandic people, then perhaps the dominoes will start to tumble all across Europe, finally hitting that bastion of corruption and greed the City of London."?

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Senior legal expert faces trial over sex abuse of four boys - National News, Frontpage - Herald.ie

Senior legal expert faces trial over sex abuse of four boys - National News, Frontpage - Herald.ie: "He had met gardai by "arrangement" following an investigation that had begun 'almost exactly two years ago"?

'I'm angry with gardaí'

'I'm angry with gardaí': "It's been an extremely stressful time for my family"?

Waterford city garda suspended

Waterford city garda suspended: "In the early hours of 29 January, a man was walking home through Waterford city. It is believed a garda on the beat formed the view that he was visibly intoxicated and decided to arrest him for a public order offence."?

Friday, January 7, 2011

Disgraced Ex-MP Chaytor Jailed For 18 Months - Yahoo! News UK

Disgraced Ex-MP Chaytor Jailed For 18 Months - Yahoo! News UK: "Former Labour MP David Chaytor has been jailed for 18 months after he pleaded guilty to making false Parliamentary expense claims."?

Bruton condemns political system - Yahoo! News UK

Bruton condemns political system - Yahoo! News UK: "Former Taoiseach John Bruton has claimed that Ireland is run by civil servants who use TDs and Senators to administer their rule."?

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

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Donegal: Justice for Fahan Marina in David versus Goliath battle- Cllr Pádraig Mac Lochlainn: "'The High Court ruling yesterday found that 'The Government abused their authority' to deny this funding to Fahan Marina and ruled that the Government must now pay half of the money lost, back to Fahan Marina to reflect the lost opportunity.'?AS NANCY DOHERTY WAS QUITE CORRECT IN SAYING'THIS HIGH COURT RULING IS A REMINDER THAT CIVIL SERVANTS ARE THERE TO SERVE THE PUBLIC AND NOT THEMSELVES OR POLITICS'UNQUOTE"

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: New hope after deseg decree - Opinions

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: New hope after deseg decree - Opinions: "'Class inequality is just as influential a factor as race in keeping society segregated. And in today's materialistic society where we judge each other's worth based on possessions and not character, class is probably a more understandable solution of segregation than someone's skin color.'AMEN"

Public Inquiry · Who’s watching the watchers?

Public Inquiry · Who’s watching the watchers?: "It reminded me of Pat mc Cartan years ago when he said:as a td (1987)My goal is to break the "conservative monopoly" that has stifled irish politics for over 60 years im not afraid to take on the "vested interests" im on the side of the people,(he's now a judge)?"WONDER DID HE TAKE A PAY CUT?SO THE LABOUR PARTY HAVE MADE 140 RECOMMENDATIONS IN THEIR POLICY DOCUMENT TO THE FORTH-COMING ELECTION,BUT WHAT THEY NEED TO DO(AS SHOULD ALL OTHER POLITICAL PARTIES)IS GIVE A SIGNED GUARANTEE TO THE ELECTORATE THAT THE RECOMMENDATIONS WILL BE"IMPLEMENTED"IN A CERTAIN TIME FRAME,IN THE LIFETIME OF THE NEXT GOVERNMENT?IF THEY CAN GUARANTEE THE BANKS THEY CAN GUARANTEE THE CITIZENS THEY ALLEGE TO REPRESENT?

What happened when Sun man asked for help online | The Sun |Features

What happened when Sun man asked for help online The Sun Features: "YOU might have hundreds of 'friends' on Facebook but how many would help you out in your hour of need?"VERY VALID QUESTION LEE?

I’m on a council house list, says star’s ex Karla - Around Town, Entertainment - Herald.ie

I’m on a council house list, says star’s ex Karla - Around Town, Entertainment - Herald.ie: "EX-MILLIONAIRE rock star wife Karla Elliott has put herself on a Dublin council housing list."?

Further coalition fractures over Greens’ ‘economic treason’ Bill · TheJournal.ie

Further coalition fractures over Greens’ ‘economic treason’ Bill · TheJournal.ie: "A new Constitutional crime of ‘economic treason’."BILL?

Apology to Dr Tony Crosby - National News, Frontpage - Independent.ie

Apology to Dr Tony Crosby - National News, Frontpage - Independent.ie: "We accept that Dr Tony Crosby treated Gerry Ryan in accordance with the highest medical standards"

Sovereign Independent presents The Truth Agenda – Book here | Sovereign Independent

Sovereign Independent presents The Truth Agenda – Book here Sovereign Independent: "The Truth Agenda"?

Jim Corr - Home Page

Jim Corr - Home Page: "Welcome to JimCorr.com"

ENCOURAGECHANGE.:  The Agency Group | Betty Anne Waters

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: The Agency Group Betty Anne Waters: "At the podium, Betty Anne tells her incredible true story of how persistence and determination fueled by an unbending belief in her brother’s innocence lead to his exoneration in 2001.'THE REASONS PROJECT?"THE INNOCENCE PROJECT?

Thursday, January 6, 2011

20% of juvenile inmates locked up 23 hours a day | Irish Examiner

20% of juvenile inmates locked up 23 hours a day Irish Examiner: "The highest rates were in St Patrick’s Institution for Young Offenders which accommodates 16 to 21-year- olds. They were followed by Mountjoy, Wheatfield, Castlerea and Cork prisons."?