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Monday, January 30, 2012

Two ex-Walker aides charged with illegal campaigning - JSOnline#docs#docs#docs

Two ex-Walker aides charged with illegal campaigning - JSOnline#docs#docs#docs: She already has given investigators information on the destruction of some unspecified digital evidence.?ANGLO COMPUTER CODES?

Public Inquiry · Who’s watching the watchers?

Public Inquiry · Who’s watching the watchers?: Motor bike cop to house a236 9\5\1994.complaint to dpp office 1\8\1989 ref,8\72\89 and 890587 11\12\89.ombudsman 17\5\2000,refc155126.mountjoy no.2390,26\9\2000.michael mulcahy 13\6\1994.UNDEFINED RIGHTS IF INDENTIFIED CAN BE JUDICALLYENFORCED,?IF YOUR WELL CONNECTED ?

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Garda whistleblower post vacant for three months | The Post

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Garda whistleblower post vacant for three months The Post: "The role was created on foot of a specific recommendation arising from the Morris Tribunal report. It emerged at the tribunal that some young gardaí perceived that "their careers would be jeopardised" if they registered a formal complaint about the conduct of other members of the force."?

Mc Auliffe & Anor -v- O'Dwyer & Ors

Mc Auliffe & Anor -v- O'Dwyer & Ors: However, in the light of the quite serious findings that I am satisfied can properly be made against Mr. O'Dwyer, I am satisfied that a settlement of that order is reasonable. Clearly the issuing of summonses in breach of order and going behind proper garda channels to "inform insurers" are significant matters which would warrant a significant award of damages even if there was no financial loss.?WHEN A JUDGE GETS OFF HIS BENCH TO RING YOUR INSURANCE COMPANY YOU KNOW THINGS ARE NOT RIGHT?

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Bill Maloney Thrown Out Of Question Time By David Dimbleby « The Secret People

Bill Maloney Thrown Out Of Question Time By David Dimbleby « The Secret People: During this election campaign I have not witnessed any lower class citizens whom I represent have "their right to speak up" about their social concerns.?

Byron Dorgan on Making Banks Play by the Rules | Truthout

Byron Dorgan on Making Banks Play by the Rules Truthout: Bill Moyers talks with former Senator Byron Dorgan about making sure big banks play by rules that protect consumers from financial calamity, and how those big banks continue to leverage power and influence to avoid responsibility while maximizing profits. Dorgan was a nearly-lone voice in Congress in 1999 when he predicted economic calamity following a repeal of the Glass-Steagall Act and its protective measures. But given the economic meltdown nearly 10 years later, it turned out to be one of the most prescient speeches in American political history.?

Friday, January 27, 2012

CONNECT TO MY ANGELS: Banking System Rotten to the Core | William K Black PhD | FINANCIAL SENSE

CONNECT TO MY ANGELS: Banking System Rotten to the Core William K Black PhD FINANCIAL SENSE: The group that has the audacity to refer to itself as the productive class is the largest destroyer of lives, jobs, and of wealth of any group ever produced in this world.?

Commissioner withdraws NAMA Decision – The Story

Commissioner withdraws NAMA Decision – The Story: The core issue is how to read the Access to Information on the Environment (AIE) Regulations 2007. And essentially that comes down to what “and includes” means in statutory interpretation. This question should be answered in the Anglo Irish Bank case, and any ruling that comes from it will affect NAMA (and indeed a range of other public authorities/bodies).
It is a relatively minor setback for greater transparency, but overall the fight continues both for more accountable institutions and for legal clarity.?

Irish doors 'closed' to Jewish families - The Irish Times - Fri, Jan 27, 2012

Irish doors 'closed' to Jewish families - The Irish Times - Fri, Jan 27, 2012: This, of course, does not mean that de Valera lacked compassion. After all, he did manage to offer his sincere condolences to the German ambassador in Dublin on the death of Adolf Hitler – the dictator who invaded most of our European neighbours, and in the process deliberately targeted and systematically murdered many millions of innocent civilians they regarded as “Untermenschen” or “sub-humans”?

AFP: Top archbishop 'denounces Vatican corruption'

AFP: Top archbishop 'denounces Vatican corruption': "My transfer is causing disarray and discouragement among those who believed it was possible to resolve the numerous situations of corruption and waste" in the Vatican, he reportedly said in one letter to the pope in March 2011.?SOUNDS A BIT IRISH TO ME?

Thursday, January 26, 2012

AnonOps Sweden

AnonOps Sweden: How is it that the new world order that was promised after the Soviet collapse is increasingly beginning to resemble a ruthless international mafia and less and less a democratic system?

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Why All the Robo-Signing? Shining a Light on the Shadow Banking System | Truthout

Why All the Robo-Signing? Shining a Light on the Shadow Banking System Truthout: The Wall Street Journal reported on January 19 that the Obama administration was pushing heavily to get the 50 state attorneys general to agree to a settlement with five major banks in the "robo-signing" scandal. The scandal involves employees signing names not their own, under titles they did not really have, attesting to the veracity of documents they had not really reviewed. Investigation is revealing that it did not just happen occasionally, but was an industry-wide practice, dating back to the late 1990s;?

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Calls for whistleblower to be re-instated - RTÉ News

Calls for whistleblower to be re-instated - RTÉ News: But now opposition and Government TDs claim Ms Bayliss lost his jobs for being a whistleblower and they are calling for her resinstatment.

Friday, January 20, 2012

Dáil Éireann - 24/Nov/2010 Adjournment Debate - Irish Red Cross

Dáil Éireann - 24/Nov/2010 Adjournment Debate - Irish Red Cross: I thank the Office of the Ceann Comhairle for the opportunity of raising this urgent matter regarding the management of the Irish Red Cross, particularly the dismissal case of Mr. Noel Wardick. Let us remember, before discussing the details of the case, that the Irish Red Cross is receiving over €1 million in taxpayers’ money. I have raised this urgent matter on a number of occasions with the Minister for Defence. I welcome the fact that the Minister is present to participate in the debate. It is a question of openness, transparency and justice for Mr. Wardick, whom I totally support in his quest for fair play and the protection of his human and legal rights.?

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Public Inquiry · In a corrupt state reality must be avoided at all costs.

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Public Inquiry · In a corrupt state reality must be avoided at all costs.: "In Ireland this cannot happen because we are an intrinsically corrupt state. In such a country the truth must never even be acknowledged because to do so would mean having to actually act and to act would mean accepting that we are an intrinsically corrupt state."?

Judge adjourns case after he is called to appear before himself - The Irish Times - Fri, Jan 20, 2012

Judge adjourns case after he is called to appear before himself - The Irish Times - Fri, Jan 20, 2012: Judge adjourns case after he is called to appear before himself?

Contract ends for worker who blew whistle - The Irish Times - Fri, Jan 20, 2012

Contract ends for worker who blew whistle - The Irish Times - Fri, Jan 20, 2012: A WHISTLEBLOWER who recently highlighted the poor treatment of patients at St Brendan’s psychiatric hospital in Grangegorman has been told her contract as "a mental health advocate" is terminated.?

Contract ends for worker who blew whistle - The Irish Times - Fri, Jan 20, 2012

Contract ends for worker who blew whistle - The Irish Times - Fri, Jan 20, 2012: A WHISTLEBLOWER who recently highlighted the poor treatment of patients at St Brendan’s psychiatric hospital in Grangegorman has been told her contract as a mental health advocate is terminated.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

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

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

When convicts know the law inside out - UK - News - The Independent

When convicts know the law inside out - UK - News - The Independent: The transformation from "law breaker to law maker"?

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Garda’s son denied appeal against manslaughter conviction | BreakingNews.ie

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Garda’s son denied appeal against manslaughter conviction BreakingNews.ie: "Lawyers for McGovern subsequently submitted an application to have his case referred to the Supreme Court on a point of law as a matter of public interest."?

Urgent Action... | Facebook

Urgent Action... Facebook: As a primary school teacher in a disadvantaged area, I strive everyday
to teach the junior infants in my class "the difference between right and wrong", making good and bad choices and that making bad choices-ultimately has consequences. Since October this is something that I am
now questioning.?

Irish Examiner - Detective Garda accused of dangerous driving

Irish Examiner - Detective Garda accused of dangerous driving: It would be alleged that Det Gda Keys and an of-duty colleague went to a pub in Phibsborough, in Dublin city's north side at about 2.50pm.

Mr Kennedy said the evidence would be that while at the pub Det Gda Keys met Det Sgt Peter Woods and another colleague, both of whom were off-duty.

Mr Kennedy told Judge Gibbons that it will be alleged that Det Gda Keys stayed at the pub until about 7.29pm?IF HE HAD BEEN DRINKING IN THE CLOCK PUB IN THOMAS STREET ,HE WOULD BE IN LINE FOR PROMOTION TO "SUPERINTENDENT"?

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

HSE officials say union hid information from €5m 'slush fund' probe - National News - Independent.ie

HSE officials say union hid information from €5m 'slush fund' probe - National News - Independent.ie: THE country's largest trade union has been accused of deliberately withholding information from the HSE about a taxpayer-funded multimillion-euro "slush fund" that was partly used to pay for trips abroad.?

"ENCOURAGECHANGE"paddoconnell8@gmail.com: Victims of the Legal Profession Society

http://encouragechange.blogspot.com/2009/08/victims-of-legal-profession-society.html: 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?

Public Inquiry · Praise for Gavin Sheridan’s hard work

Public Inquiry · Praise for Gavin Sheridan’s hard work: Gene Kerrigan had a wide- ranging article in last Sunday’s Independent.
Everything from Minister Howlin’s toilet to the underlying reasons for the global financial crisis was the target of his crusading pen.
It was nice to see him give due recognition to Gavin Sheridan (My nephew) as one of his principle sources of research.?RIGHTLY SO.

Public Inquiry · White collar crime: An easy thing in Ireland

Public Inquiry · White collar crime: An easy thing in Ireland: State enforcement authorities left no stone unturned in their efforts to bring this man to justice.?JUSTICE?

Outcasts « The Ragged Wagon

Outcasts « The Ragged Wagon: Behind all the glitter, the flashing neon and the mood music there are many people outcast from society – cast into the shadow by a shamed system. Many who went through the Industrial Schools system ended up on the streets; many of them lived short, desperate lives before succumbing. We mustn’t forget them, or the system that destroyed so many lives.?

Jacob Hacker and Paul Pierson on Engineered Inequality | Truthout

Jacob Hacker and Paul Pierson on Engineered Inequality Truthout: Bill’s guests – Jacob Hacker and Paul Pierson, authors of Winner-Take-All Politics: How Washington Made the Rich Richer — And Turned Its Back on the Middle Class, argue that America’s vast inequality is no accident, but in fact has been politically engineered.?

Kenny says no decision due on holding of EU referendum · TheJournal.ie

Kenny says no decision due on holding of EU referendum · TheJournal.ie: THE GOVERNMENT has distanced itself from reports that the Taoiseach, Enda Kenny, is set to decide by the end of next week on whether Ireland will need to hold a referendum to pass the new EU ‘fiscal compact’ treaty.?

Constitutional Amendment Not Needed: Congress Already Has a Remedy | Truthout

Constitutional Amendment Not Needed: Congress Already Has a Remedy Truthout: Supreme Court decisions legalizing private interest financing of election campaigns have enabled a vast increase in private interest control over our federal government. The 1 percent contribute hundreds of millions of dollars in election campaigns to empower themselves and disempower the 99 percent. To keep that money flowing to themselves, elected officials waste enormous sums of taxpayer's money on government contracts, subsidies, bailouts, wars and tax cuts for the rich.?

Revealed: The FBI's Secretive Practice of "Blackballing" Files | Truthout

Revealed: The FBI's Secretive Practice of "Blackballing" Files Truthout: The FBI's practice of "blackballing" files has never been publicly disclosed before. With the exception of one open government expert, a half-dozen others contacted by Truthout said they were unfamiliar with the process of "blackballing" and had never heard of the term.?

Timothy Karr: Why We Go Black

Timothy Karr: Why We Go Black: Today's nationwide protest of Internet blacklist legislation is part of a brewing movement to keep control over the Internet out of the hands of corporations and governments. It's a struggle that puts Internet users before information gatekeepers. At stake is everyone's democratic right to information.?

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

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

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

Number of police officers disciplined for misconduct "too high" | TheDetail.tv

Number of police officers disciplined for misconduct "too high" TheDetail.tv: Gearóid Ó hEára, acting vice-chair of the Northern Ireland Policing Board, said: “The number of officers disciplined for misconduct are too high but equally there is evidence that the PSNI are prepared to deal robustly and proactively with disciplinary issues compared to other police services.?

Monday, January 16, 2012

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Baybrotha's Blog

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Baybrotha's Blog: "Far too many of our young men are walking the path towards violence, gangs, prisons and grave yards."?

Stop the School-to-Prison Pipeline | Truthout

Stop the School-to-Prison Pipeline Truthout: This young man isn’t being cynical or melodramatic; he’s articulating a terrifying reality for many of the children and youth sitting in our classrooms—a reality that is often invisible or misunderstood. Some have seen the growing numbers of security guards and police in our schools as unfortunate but necessary responses to the behavior of children from poor, crime-ridden neighborhoods. But what if something more ominous is happening? What if many of our students—particularly our African American, Latina/o, Native American, and Southeast Asian children—are being channeled toward prison and a lifetime of second-class status?

Saturday, January 14, 2012

About LegalEagleStar « LegalEagleStar

About LegalEagleStar « LegalEagleStar: Prior to qualifying in 1980, Tom was in charge of The Free Legal Advice Centre (FLAC) in Ballymun, which operated out of the basement of Padraic Pearce Tower. The majority of the work involved Family Law and this involvement was an eye opener to the dreadful social conditions and environment in which people lived.?

Policeman 'forced drug addict informant into sex' | Mail Online

Policeman 'forced drug addict informant into sex' Mail Online: The court heard that it was Hansford's role, as a local intelligence officer for Cleethorpes North local policing team, to gather intelligence about local criminals and drug dealers.?

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Holes in top Guerin witness story: ThePost.ie

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Holes in top Guerin witness story: ThePost.ie: HOW DOES THE LAW REALLY WORK?

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

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Public Inquiry · Who’s watching the watchers?: "I also read an article from the dir,of public prosecutions office dated 4th july 1997 sent by barry o donoghue legal assistant to ass.comm.t.a.hickey stating that the directors decision is "uncondititional and irrevocable" in so far that he will not prosecute charles bowden for the murder of veronica guerin on any statment made orally or in writing by c.bowden up to todays date,2 any futher statment made orally or in writing which he may in the future make to a member of the garda in the course of their investigation into possible involvement of other persons in that murder,3any evidence which he gives in criminal proceedings against any other person , this decision may be communicated to c,b,or his legal advisors.yours sincerely b,d…."?THE"REAL"REASONS PROJECT?

Was Veronica Guerin suspect allowed to escape because he knew too much? - News, Frontpage - Herald.ie

Was Veronica Guerin suspect allowed to escape because he knew too much? - News, Frontpage - Herald.ie: "The country's top crime reporter is effectively saying the police acted corruptly in this case. Either he is right or he is wrong. Why this silence from the gardai?

Friday, January 13, 2012

Kenny rules out second bailout - The Irish Times - Thu, Jan 12, 2012

Kenny rules out second bailout - The Irish Times - Thu, Jan 12, 2012: Mr Kenny also raised the British government’s decision not launch a public inquiry into security force collusion in the murder of Belfast solicitor Pat Finucane.?

Kenny vows to press Cameron on files | Irish Examiner

Kenny vows to press Cameron on files Irish Examiner: TAOISEACH Enda Kenny pledged to press British Prime Minister David Cameron today to release sensitive files about the Dublin-Monaghan bombings.?

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Disadvantages of Public Inquiry Cost Secrecy Effectiveness - PublicInquiries.org

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Disadvantages of Public Inquiry Cost Secrecy Effectiveness - PublicInquiries.org: "However, there comes a point where the proportion of secret material is so great that the phrase 'public' inquiry would simply not be apt to describe the process."?

Oconnellpadd13's Blog

Oconnellpadd13's Blog: A RETIRED garda working as a private investigator for Quinn Insurance has admitted asking his daughter-in-law, a former Revenue Commissioners employee, to “look up files” of people who had claims against the insurer.?

Oconnellpadd13's Blog

Oconnellpadd13's Blog: Recently, a government employee was tossed out for writing a blog post about Search and Rescue cuts, despite the fact that most of the information was public knowledge, Fox says. His employers ordered him off the work site and took away his ID. The union intervened. “It was a case where he was being throttled. He was told that it was inappropriate and he had to take the blog down.”?

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Oconnellpadd13's Blog

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

Mary Raftery R.I.P. - The Shame of Ireland

Mary Raftery R.I.P. - The Shame of Ireland: "Bringing the truth out is always a positive thing even though it may be a painful truth,"?

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Anglo Irish/INBS restructuring plan 2011-2020 – The Story

Anglo Irish/INBS restructuring plan 2011-2020 – The Story: TheStory.ie has obtained a confidential plan submitted by Anglo Irish Bank/Irish Nationwide to the European Commission, which was put together by a working group from the Department of Finance, the NTMA, the Central Bank, Anglo and INBS.?