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Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Oconnellpadd13's Blog

Oconnellpadd13's Blog: "“In The Eyes Of The Law”, the long-running column which resulted, was a devastating demystification of the judicial system. It showed the unfairness, the prejudice, the class bias?THEN AND NOW?"

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Garda made up claim she was kicked - Courts, News - Herald.ie

Garda made up claim she was kicked - Courts, News - Herald.ie: "The judge said any indiscretion on Mr Moore's part occurred after the illegal search on his vehicle and dismissed all charges against the accused."?

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Saturday, February 25, 2012

Government In The Lab | Government In The Lab

Government In The Lab Government In The Lab: Some gruesome murder to sensationalise their so called reporting and better draw focus to their own over-inflated egos.?

In photos: Change Nation launches in Dublin, but what is it? · TheJournal.ie

In photos: Change Nation launches in Dublin, but what is it? · TheJournal.ie: Peter Eigen of Transparency International, a leader of a global coalition to challenge corruption. His leadership is producing change in monitoring and governance in more than 90 countries around the world, according to ChangeNation?

China's human rights record - The Irish Times - Tue, Feb 21, 2012

China's human rights record - The Irish Times - Tue, Feb 21, 2012: His wife, Peng Liyuan, may be a pop star, but she is also a major general in the People’s Liberation Army.?

China's human rights record - The Irish Times - Tue, Feb 21, 2012

China's human rights record - The Irish Times - Tue, Feb 21, 2012: Meanwhile, 12 Tibetans have self-immolated since January, 24 since last March, the latest an official of the Chinese administration. The question is, will Xi Jinping’s background and personal history "encourage" him to rethink China’s lethal policies in Tibet?

Friday, February 24, 2012

Digital Rights Ireland » Data Retention

Digital Rights Ireland » Data Retention: Was this part of a wider pattern of abuse?

Suspect in cartoonist case wins challenge - The Irish Times - Fri, Feb 24, 2012

Suspect in cartoonist case wins challenge - The Irish Times - Fri, Feb 24, 2012: Chief Justice Susan Denham said. The person authorising a search warrant is required to be able to assess the conflicting interests of the State and the person whose home is to be searched, the judge said. In this case, the detective superintendent was not independent, she added. Article 40.5 of the Constitution expressly provides that one’s home is inviolable and shall not be forcibly entered except in accordance with the law, she said. This meant entry had to be effected “without stooping to methods which ignore the fundamental norms” of the legal order as contained in the Constitution.?

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Constitution Halts Sheriff

The Irish Times - Readers Letters and Feedback

The Irish Times - Readers Letters and Feedback: We, 57 teachers and researchers from a wide range of Ireland’s third-level institutions, therefore call on the Government to immediately suspend these repayments so that Ireland is viewed as a challenging negotiator by the relevant parties, including the ECB, and to ensure that this unjust debt is written down. – Yours, etc,?

Sean Quinn wins right to challenge Irish bank action against him | Business | The Guardian

Sean Quinn wins right to challenge Irish bank action against him Business The Guardian: The court has now ruled that Patricia Quinn and the couple's five children are entitled to argue that the IBRC breached market abuse regulations and company legislation in its loans to the family.?

We should not stay silent over China | Irish Examiner

We should not stay silent over China Irish Examiner: The action of gardaí in tearing up Sinead’s placard with its "Free Tibet" slogan offers us a glimpse of what can happen when democracy and human rights are deemed expendable in the pursuit of political supremacy or alleged economic progress. This was a blatant denial of the right to free speech, of the freedom to engage in peaceful protest.?

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Global Voices · About

Global Voices · About: Global Voices is a community of more than 500 bloggers and translators around the world who work together to bring you reports from blogs and citizen media everywhere, with emphasis on voices that are not ordinarily heard in international mainstream media.?

Rate-Your Solicitor website closed down - Indymedia Ireland

Rate-Your Solicitor website closed down - Indymedia Ireland: "A special Committee of the Law Society has said it was utterly appalled at reports that some solicitors had double-charged for work done for victims of institutional abuse.
In a lecture given to students in Cork, the Master of the High Court Edmund Honohan SC advocated independent regulation of the profession saying that no spinning by the Society could disguise the systemic failure of self-regulation. He said most solicitors must now realise they had been let down, not just by a few rogue negligent solicitors, but by the Law Society itself.
A website launched in February 2006 by the Victims of the Legal Profession, www.Rate-Your-Solicitor.com has become an increasingly popular place for people to vent their frustrations with solicitors.?

We're Still Sinking With The Titanic

We're Still Sinking With The Titanic: The real story of the RMS Titanic that goes unmentioned in Western public schools is, of course, one of extreme wealth inequality, class warfare and, ultimately, the complete and utter disdain that the richest people had for the lives of the poorest people in a time of crisis.?

EU treaty designed to avoid vote - German minister - The Irish Times - Thu, Feb 23, 2012

EU treaty designed to avoid vote - German minister - The Irish Times - Thu, Feb 23, 2012: GERMANY’S MINISTER for European Affairs has confirmed that European Union negotiators sought to design the euro zone fiscal compact in such a way to avoid a referendum in Ireland.?

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Books

Books: The Role Of The Courts in ensuring the enforcement of children's rights; and the debates surrounding the litigation and adjudication of social and economic rights.?

Books

Books: Children's Socio-Economic Rights, Democracy and the Courts ?

Aoife Nolan

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: PADDYWANTSTOKNOW?

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

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

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Rate-Your-Solicitor.com Forum / The Judge, The Lawyer and The DPP: Veronica based her articles on information she had obtained from reading a copy of the DPP file on my uncle's case which had been stolen from the DPP's office and was being held in a Solicitor's office in Dublin.?

Public Inquiry · Official regulation of legal profession needed

Public Inquiry · Official regulation of legal profession needed: The scale of fraud in some cases has been astonishing and it is quite clear that many of those who run the justice system are behaving like hardened criminals, who flee the jurisdiction when they are found out.?

Prison officer who assaulted garda escapes jail term | Irish Examiner

Prison officer who assaulted garda escapes jail term Irish Examiner: The garda later withdrew his complaint about the incident to avoid Walsh being prosecuted. However the Director of Public Prosecutions decided to proceed with the case.?

Veronica's brother challenges NCT fine - Courts, News - Herald.ie

Veronica's brother challenges NCT fine - Courts, News - Herald.ie: THE brother of late journalist Veronica Guerin has been given permission by the High Court to challenge to penalties imposed on him for not having an NCT certificate on a company car.?

Is Ireland's middle class revolting? | The Freeman's Journal - Ireland's online newspaper

Is Ireland's middle class revolting? The Freeman's Journal - Ireland's online newspaper: With the ‘underclass’ what we saw was the individualisation of social evils and the resultant vicious attacks on working class communities. Youth in particular were "criminalised" and demonised.?

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Social Mobility and Social Class in Ireland: Richard Breen: 0717120554

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Social Mobility and Social Class in Ireland: Richard Breen: 0717120554: THE MORAL OF THE STORY IS SOCIAL-INEQUALITY BY THE DEGENERATES WHO RULE THE WORLD WILL CAUSE ARMAGEDDON?

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Social Mobility and Social Class in Ireland: Richard Breen: 0717120554

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Social Mobility and Social Class in Ireland: Richard Breen: 0717120554: Rather than observing a movement towards equality of opportunity, research has shown a continued capacity of those in privileged positions to maintain their relative advantages against the encroachment of outsiders.?

Flawed analysis and faulty logic have resulted in poor people being wrongly targeted by Government. | Working to build a just society

Flawed analysis and faulty logic have resulted in poor people being wrongly targeted by Government. Working to build a just society: Flawed analysis and faulty logic have resulted in poor people being wrongly targeted by Government.?

Treasury Holdings challenges Nama - The Irish Times - Tue, Feb 21, 2012

Treasury Holdings challenges Nama - The Irish Times - Tue, Feb 21, 2012: Mr Cush was opening a hearing before Ms Justice Mary Finlay Geoghegan of Treasury’s application for leave to bring a judicial review challenge to the actions of the agency and for injunctions preventing the receivers acting pending the outcome of any such challenge.?

German nobility | Facebook

German nobility Facebook: All privileges and immunities of the German nobility as a legally defined class were abolished on August 11, 1919 with the promulgation of the Weimar Constitution, recognising all Germans as equal before the laws of their country.?

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Marc Coleman: Government for the elite, by the elite - Analysis, Opinion - Independent.ie

Marc Coleman: Government for the elite, by the elite - Analysis, Opinion - Independent.ie: Some advocates of a property tax even seem more interested in helping the squeezers than the squeezed.?

Ruairi Quinn's mystery mystery ¿1,400 mileage claim: Minister says he drove 5,100kms but his diary shows only 1,000kms | Mail Online

Ruairi Quinn's mystery mystery ¿1,400 mileage claim: Minister says he drove 5,100kms but his diary shows only 1,000kms Mail Online: Speaking about the role of online and traditional media, he asked: 'If politicians are to be more frank with their admissions and their apologies, why not also the media?'He said the media's job was to hold the most powerful in society to account but said they must also 'accept an appropriate level of accountability themselves'.?

Saturday, February 18, 2012

"ENCOURAGECHANGE"paddoconnell8@gmail.com: THE ABUSE OF POWER AND POSITION IN SOCIETY

http://encouragechange.blogspot.com/2009/05/abuse-of-power-and-position-in-society.html: THE ABUSE OF POWER.A Journalist Paul Drury Has Admitted That For Decades The Media Knew About The Abuses Of Power But Did Nothing About It.?

Public Inquiry · Rabbitte rabbiting on as the country goes down the tubes

Public Inquiry · Rabbitte rabbiting on as the country goes down the tubes: Once again we see the greed and arrogance of politicians as they help themselves to even more money from the taxpayer’s pocket as the country goes down the tubes.?

Rights body should have bigger impact - The Irish Times - Mon, Jul 11, 2011

Rights body should have bigger impact - The Irish Times - Mon, Jul 11, 2011: Maurice Manning focused on his view of the commission’s record of achievement – "without commenting in detail on the appointments process", except to say there were legitimate differing views.?PROFESSOR JERUSHA McCORMACK ALSO SAID 'CHINA'S RECORD ON HUMAN RIGHTS IS GREATLY MISUNDERSTOOD?

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

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

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

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Public Inquiry · Who’s watching the watchers?: "Regarding the “SYSTEM”as a model of truth and honesty its nothing of the kind ,it is a contest between two sides(like the legal frame work)its played according to certain rules and if the truth happens to emerge as a result of the contest that's pure luck,but it is unlikely to,its not something the contestants are concerned with,they are concerned that the game should be played according to the rules(their rules),there are many rules and one of them is that some questions which might provide a shortcut to the truth are not allowed to be asked,and those that are asked are not allowed to be answered,the result is that the guilt or innocence is often reached haphazardly,for the wrong reasons in spite of the evidence,and may or may not coincide with the factual or literal truth"THE REASONS PROJECT?

PIL in Ireland » What is Public Interest Law? » Public Interest Law Alliance

PIL in Ireland » What is Public Interest Law? » Public Interest Law Alliance: Make the law accessible by provide information on legal rights and entitlements and on how the legal system works. Issues affecting local people are discussed in local forums and this in turn leads to local campaigns on relevant areas such as housing, welfare or the environment. FLAC believes that Community Law Centres are a crucial part of the civil legal aid infrastructure?CORRUPTION,RESPONSIBILITY.QUOTE DUBLIN CITY COUNCILS LAW AGENT TERENCE O'KEEFE,"IT IS A MATTER FOR YOUR SELF TO OBTAIN PROFESSIONAL/TECHNICAL ADVICE SO THAT YOU"MAY"ENSURE THE SAFETY OF YOU,YOUR HOUSEHOLD,AND PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY RIGHTS.?UNQUOTE.THE CONSTITUTION(WHATS LEFT OF IT)WILL DO THE REST?

The Irish Economy

The Irish Economy: You Said It Yourself In The Irish Daily Mail 18/2/2012.A Greedy And Corrupt Class Of Public Servants Who Engage In "Self-Service"Under The "GUISE"Of Public Service.A Class Who Purport To Act In Its Citizens Interest As They "Greedily"Look After Their Own Interests.?

Squatter rents out house and leaves | Irish Examiner

Squatter rents out house and leaves Irish Examiner: Forget squatter’s rights — it was squatter’s flight yesterday after it emerged that a man who won his claim to a property he had broken into 30 years ago had left the country.?SELECTIVE RIGHTS IS WHAT YOU HAVE TO WATCH OUT FOR?

George Finglas - Priory Hall

Why I'm Suing the FBI, the DoD and the CIA | Truthout

Why I'm Suing the FBI, the DoD and the CIA Truthout: So, on Tuesday, I sued the FBI in US District Court for the District of Columbia. I hooked up with the Arlington, Virginia-based public interest law firm National Security Counselors, and we also sued the CIA, the Department of Defense, Department of Justice, Department of Energy, Department of Treasury, the Office of Director of National Intelligence and the National Archives and Records Administration, alleging the agencies had violated 5 U.S.C. § 552(a)(7)(B) of the FOIA by failing to provide the National Security Counselors with estimated dates of completion for separate FOIA requests.?

Monday, February 13, 2012

Home News | TDs could soon filter their email accounts to avoid complaints being made by the public

Home News TDs could soon filter their email accounts to avoid complaints being made by the public: How would you feel if you found out your complaints to a TD were being blocked and not taken seriously?

Insurers used leaked welfare information - RTÉ News

Insurers used leaked welfare information - RTÉ News: The office found that the private investigators had obtained this information from a source in the Department of Social Protection.?

Prison officer accused of assault fails to stop case - The Irish Times - Sat, Feb 11, 2012

Prison officer accused of assault fails to stop case - The Irish Times - Sat, Feb 11, 2012: The obligations of the prison authorities were to ensure that institutions are well run and it would be destructive of good order if any allegation such as this, whether against an inmate or a prison officer, was the subject of an inadequate or incomplete investigation, he said.?

Saturday, February 11, 2012

GSE Research:

GSE Research:: GSE Research aims to provide a valuable bridge between scholarly research and practice in the fields of" governance", environment and sustainability, to address these challenges?

Ahern says it could be 2 yrs before he gets a tax cert

Ahern says it could be 2 yrs before he gets a tax cert: Bertie Ahern has broken his silence on his tax affairs and stated he may not get a Tax Clearance certificate until the tribunal concludes its business which could be another 2 Years.?

'A good day for journalism' as Lowry loses libel appeal - National News - Independent.ie

'A good day for journalism' as Lowry loses libel appeal - National News - Independent.ie: The high-profile bid was thwarted yesterday by the President of the High Court, Mr Justice Nicholas Kearns, who observed that the controversial North Tipperary TD had never denied that he was a tax cheat.?

Margaret E. Ward on Tonight with Vincent Browne

Russia's posthumous trial of lawyer shows corruption is still rife | Ruth Collins | Comment is free | guardian.co.uk

Russia's posthumous trial of lawyer shows corruption is still rife Ruth Collins Comment is free guardian.co.uk: Subsequently, Magnitsky testified against two senior officials in the interior ministry, Lt Col Artyom Kuznetsov and Major Pavel Karpov, and accused them of tax fraud. Shortly after, Magnitsky himself was arrested and detained in prison on charges of fraud and tax evasion. It is thought that the charges placed against him were designed to make him back down and sweep the whole embezzlement scandal under the carpet. However, Magnitsky never made it to trial. After a year of being detained, he died in a prison cell aged 37 and the exact causes and circumstances surrounding his death remain a mystery.?

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Mortgage Settlement Fight Not Over, Say Organizers | Truthout

Mortgage Settlement Fight Not Over, Say Organizers Truthout: We have reached a landmark settlement with the nation's largest banks that will speed relief to the hardest hit homeowners and some of the most abusive practices of the mortgage industry, and begin to turn the page on an era of recklessness that has left so much damage in its wake," said President Barack Obama in a public statement.
So, where did it go wrong in the eyes of advocates?

Is income inequality unjust? | Chicago Libertarian

Is income inequality unjust? Chicago Libertarian: But I digress. Income inequality is unjust when it is brought about by government interference in the marketplace. It's unjust, for example, when government prohibits the sale of incandescent light bulbs, thereby steering business toward General Electric for its expensive fluorescent bulbs. And it's unjust when the least skilled and poorest among us are priced out of the labor market by minimum wage laws. In both cases, the gap between rich and poor expands because government thought it knew best.?

Inequality Deniers Fudge the Numbers Again -- Daily Intel

Inequality Deniers Fudge the Numbers Again -- Daily Intel: While we’re on the topic, the inequality denial community is up in arms over my post the other day about the Charles Murray dodge. Murray has a book arguing that declining social norms have caused working-class white people to fall behind educated elites. Inequality deniers are very excited about this argument, because it allows them to change the subject from the question of the skyrocketing share of income held by the top one percent to the smaller but also growing gap between the top 20 percent and those below.?

"Trickle Down" Is a Plutocratic Religion, Not an Economic Theory | BuzzFlash.org

"Trickle Down" Is a Plutocratic Religion, Not an Economic Theory BuzzFlash.org: They want more lower-cost workers that they can pretty much control with a minimal amount of regulation.?

GANGLAND HIT VICTIM KILLED MY BROTHER; Grass Griffin 'helped murder'. - Free Online Library

GANGLAND HIT VICTIM KILLED MY BROTHER; Grass Griffin 'helped murder'. - Free Online Library: My family were just pawns in a bigger picture."?

BBC News - Spain's Judge Baltasar Garzon convicted for wiretapping

BBC News - Spain's Judge Baltasar Garzon convicted for wiretapping: Mr Garzon, however, argued that no amnesty can cover crimes against humanity.?AND HE'S RIGHT?

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Gerard Cunningham

Gerard Cunningham: Mr Byrne said there was "a great reluctance to take on each other" within An Garda Siochana.?

Former Dundalk sergeant alleges DPP officials and Garda conspiracy - The Irish Times - Fri, Oct 21, 2011

Former Dundalk sergeant alleges DPP officials and Garda conspiracy - The Irish Times - Fri, Oct 21, 2011: A RETIRED Garda sergeant has claimed he has evidence of a conspiracy between members of the Garda and officials in the office of the Director of Public Prosecutions.?

Ian Hurst's witness statement to the Leveson inquiry - full text | Media | guardian.co.uk

Ian Hurst's witness statement to the Leveson inquiry - full text Media guardian.co.uk: Ian Hurst's witness statement to the Leveson inquiry - full text?

Monday, February 6, 2012

Anniversaries From "Unhistory" | Truthout

Anniversaries From "Unhistory" Truthout: George Orwell coined the useful term “unperson” for creatures denied personhood because they don’t abide by state doctrine.?

Let’s stand together and beat the Household Taxes | No Household Tax

Let’s stand together and beat the Household Taxes No Household Tax: By standing together and encouraging neighbours, friends and work colleagues to get involved we can defeat this unjust tax. Among other things, online donations, and the Campaign’s €5 membership fee will be used to establish a legal defence fund.?

INSIDE POLITICS

INSIDE POLITICS: Enda Kenny was at his colourful best in responding in the Dail to the 1994 changes. "All Irish people believe that a man's house is his castle. It is morally unjust and unfair to tax a person's homef [This tax] reminds me of a vampire tax in that it drives a stake through the heart of home initiative, and sucks the life blood of people who want to own their own home."?

Return The Household Tax Information Leaflet Campaign – Infowars Ireland

Return The Household Tax Information Leaflet Campaign – Infowars Ireland: “It is morally wrong, unjust and unfair to tax a persons home” – Enda Kenny, 1994?

Dáil Éireann - 20/Apr/1994 Finance Bill, 1994: Second Stage (Resumed).

Dáil Éireann - 20/Apr/1994 Finance Bill, 1994: Second Stage (Resumed).: The Minister spoke for 45 minutes but did not refer to the controversial statement by the Taoiseach in Killarney when he proposed an amalgamation of the residential property tax and other service charges into "a super-tax" to be levied on all householders next year, nor did he indicate that if taxation of this nature is introduced — which will be fought hard and long by this party?THAT PARTY BEEN FINE GAEL?