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Saturday, March 31, 2012

The Year of the Gangster - Indymedia Ireland

The Year of the Gangster - Indymedia Ireland: With All The Wealth And Fancy Living, There Is Still Poverty Around Me In The Inner City.?EQUALITY?

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

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: 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.?

Public Inquiry · Cormac Lucey: Still not in the big picture

Public Inquiry · Cormac Lucey: Still not in the big picture: In almost all cases these so called authorities go to great lengths to protect those guilty of corrupt practices and in many cases are themselves complicit in corruption.?

ONE | Take action on transparency

ONE | Take action on transparency: These secret payments allow some corrupt government officials to pocket profits from oil, gas, mining and forestry instead of investing in schools, roads and health clinics. When spent properly this money has the potential to lift millions out of poverty.?

Profile: Gayle Killilea - Unexpected item in bagging area

Profile: Gayle Killilea - Unexpected item in bagging area: On hearing Fine Gael's Lucinda Creighton's accusation that the new store flouts planning and liquor-licensing requirements, Killilea said that when the TD "loses her job at the next election, I'll give her a job stacking shelves in my supermarket".?

Garda Commissioner talks about force's 'black sheep' - Analysis, Opinion - Independent.ie

Garda Commissioner talks about force's 'black sheep' - Analysis, Opinion - Independent.ie: Pat is something of a hit among the girls, and his good looks are a bonus, given that he is probably the most photographed man in the country after Bertie Ahern. (Not saying that Bertie doesn't have his own charms as well, of course).?

Pat Byrne rejects Smithwick Tribunal evidence - RTÉ News

Pat Byrne rejects Smithwick Tribunal evidence - RTÉ News: Senior counsel for the tribunal, Justin Dillon, pointed out that all the intercepts are "gone" from Crime and Security offices for the week around the time Dan Prenty said it had happened.?

Fianna Fáil may go the way of developers - The Irish Times - Sat, Mar 24, 2012

Fianna Fáil may go the way of developers - The Irish Times - Sat, Mar 24, 2012: One leading Fianna Fáil minister, George Colley, also voiced concerns in 1967 that “some people in high places seem to have low standards”.?HOW MANY MASS GOING UPSTANDING PILLARS OF THE COMMUNITY GOT RICH BY TURNING A BLIND EYE?WHILE CHILDREN FROM A POOR BACKGROUND WERE BEEN RAPED,MURDERED.AND PUT INTO INSTITUTIONS FOR MICKEY MOUSE OFFENCES(ALLEGED)OFFENCES?

13 things we learned from Mahon’s final report · TheJournal.ie

13 things we learned from Mahon’s final report · TheJournal.ie: The FBI was called in at one point to investigate Dunlop’s redacted diaries. Sections which may have related to Quarryvale were “subjected to very heavy overwriting of a nature which indicated that a deliberate attempt had been made to alter them, obliterate them altogether and render them indecipherable”.?

Gilmore: If Mahon finds corruption, it will go to DPP · TheJournal.ie

Gilmore: If Mahon finds corruption, it will go to DPP · TheJournal.ie: TANAISTE EAMON GILMORE said that if the Mahon report has findings of corruption that are similar to those found in previous reports, then those involved should be “pursued vigorously by the authorities”.?TO QUOTE LUCINDA CREIGHTON T.D."I FIND IT EXTRAORIDINARY THAT THE"AUTHORITIES"HAVEN'T TAKEN AN INTEREST IN THIS OVER THE LAST 15,YEARS.I DONT SEE WHY THEY HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR THE MAHON TRIBUNAL TO CONCLUDE.UNQUOTE?WELL IF LUCINDA HAS A LOOK AT PUBLIC INQUIRY (IRISH CORRUPTION)SHE "MAY"UNDERSTAND WHY THE AUTHORITIES HAVE BEEN SCRATCHING THEIR B...... NOT FOR 15 YEARS BUT FROM THE TIME  PAUL SINGER WAS ARRESTED IN 1954?THE MAHON TRIBUNAL LIKE ALL OTHER TRIBUNALS BEFORE HAVE ONLY SCRATCHED THE SURFACE,AS IS QUOTED IN SOME MEDIA OUTLETS FRANK DUNLOP ERASED OR TRIED TO ERASE A LOT OF INFORMATION FROM HIS DIARIES? SO WHO ELSE AT THE TOP OF THE CORRUPTION TREE NEEDS TO BE EXPOSED?2013.THE REAL REASONS PROJECT?

Friday, March 30, 2012

Nalini, Rajoana, Afzal Guru and Kasab :: India’s Spineless Story - AbhiSays.com

Nalini, Rajoana, Afzal Guru and Kasab :: India’s Spineless Story - AbhiSays.com: Politicians are busy protecting their vote banks.?

Chief Justice Says States Have Compromised Their Sovereignty

Chief Justice Says States Have Compromised Their Sovereignty: They differed over which course would result in the greater intrusion of judicial power into the legislative process.?

The Supreme Court's Five Hypocrites

The Supreme Court's Five Hypocrites: We would not be in the midst of the most severe economic meltdown since the Great Depression had the courts not interpreted the commerce clause as protecting powerful national corporations from accountability to state governments. Just look at the difficulty that a coalition of state attorneys general has faced in attempting to hold the largest banks responsible for their avarice in the housing disaster.?

Andrew Madden: Deputy Ruairí Quinn

Andrew Madden: Deputy Ruairí Quinn: I suggest we should go further. We should have a living monument dedicated to those people, some of whom are no longer with us, "that contains their stories and memories" and our records of abuse, both clerical and State, and inhuman treatment so that the walking wounded, emotionally and physically, who are the people who came to the gates of this assembly yesterday can be able to point to a permanent record of their hurt to explain in part to their children and to their children’s children why they, with their stolen childhoods, could not live full lives as adults.?

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Woman awarded €450,000 after pelvic operation - The Irish Times - Sat, Mar 24, 2012

Woman awarded €450,000 after pelvic operation - The Irish Times - Sat, Mar 24, 2012: Her legal action was brought after 2002 but the hospital secured a High Court order striking out her claim on grounds of delay in bringing the proceedings. She successfully appealed that decision to the Supreme Court. In that context, Mr Justice Ryan said it was disturbing to consider how close “this victim of grave medical malpractice came to being sacrificed on the altar of fair procedures.”?

Monday, March 26, 2012

"ENCOURAGECHANGE"paddoconnell8@gmail.com: July 2009

http://encouragechange.blogspot.com/2009_07_01_archive.html: "The next generation of working class children wont be as illiterate as the previous maybe then the "class structure of our prison population" will change.with the grace of god and diarmuid martin?slan"???????

Dáil Éireann - 22/Nov/2011 Topical Issue Debate - Prison Visiting Committees

Dáil Éireann - 22/Nov/2011 Topical Issue Debate - Prison Visiting Committees: I agree this reinforces the need for an independent complaints mechanism to exist in prisons.?

Summary of the Findings of the Apostolic Visitation in Ireland « The Ragged Wagon

Summary of the Findings of the Apostolic Visitation in Ireland « The Ragged Wagon: The Visitation to the Religious Institutes took place after careful study of the responses to the questionnaire that was sent to all Institutes with Religious houses in Ireland. The questionnaire sought to elicit information on the current safeguarding measures and policies adopted by each Institute and the effect of the present crisis on the Institute’s members.?

Codes of Silence and Child Abuse Cover-Ups: The Sick Underbelly of Institutions in the US

Codes of Silence and Child Abuse Cover-Ups: The Sick Underbelly of Institutions in the US: The school administration was quick to defend itself, citing "police investigative protocol" for its silence over the alleged abuse.?

"ENCOURAGECHANGE"paddoconnell8@gmail.com: Kinlen fired parting shot on jails weeks before death

http://encouragechange.blogspot.com/2009/02/kinlen-fired-parting-shot-on-jails.html: Has this mans work been in vain?If not where are the officials he felt should be charged with human rights violations.?

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Young offenders' capacity for rehabilitation is being undermined by imprisonment in St Patrick's Institution | Irish Penal Reform Trust (IPRT)

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Young offenders' capacity for rehabilitation is being undermined by imprisonment in St Patrick's Institution | Irish Penal Reform Trust (IPRT): "The ongoing detention of sixteen and seventeen year olds in St Patrick's Institution is undermining their future prospects along with Ireland's reputation as a humane society, and the new Government must commit to all recommendations for action set out by the Ombudsman for Children in a new report, according to a group of leading advocates for the rights of children in the Irish criminal justice system"?1964/2011.?

Pensions warning after Mahon report - Republic of Ireland, Local & National - Belfasttelegraph.co.uk

Pensions warning after Mahon report - Republic of Ireland, Local & National - Belfasttelegraph.co.uk: Joe Costello, junior minister responsible for overseas aid, said the pensions of people found guilty of misconduct and corruption could be stopped, but only on the back of a referendum.?WORDS VS ACTIONS?

Jury in publican killing trial warned over 'jail informant' - Courts, National News - Independent.ie

Jury in publican killing trial warned over 'jail informant' - Courts, National News - Independent.ie: Judge Patrick McCartan earlier told the jurors that the prosecution's case against Mr Wing rested squarely on the testimony of the jailhouse informant and that they should use care and caution in acting on this evidence.?CONSISTENCY?

Gardaí failed to probe allegations thoroughly | Irish Examiner

Gardaí failed to probe allegations thoroughly | Irish Examiner: Supt Burns observed: "Gossip and rumour abound in Ireland and many an innocent, defenceless person has had his good name tarnished as a result. Therefore, it was an important part of this enquiry to delve fully into the allegations...?

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Come here to me!

Come here to me!: The area where the Iveagh Trust buildings stand now was once among the worst slums in the city. It’s a great irony in Dublin’s history that right next to the fortified home of political power in Ireland, Dublin Castle, one found many of the poorest Dubliners.?

Senior Tory Peter Cruddas resigns after cash for PM access sting | Politics | The Observer

Senior Tory Peter Cruddas resigns after cash for PM access sting | Politics | The Observer: How much access different-sized donations would get,?

Arthur Cox facing conflict of interest over Nama role - Irish, Business - Independent.ie

Arthur Cox facing conflict of interest over Nama role - Irish, Business - Independent.ie: Arthur Cox has also received more than €3.07m in fees for advising Nama. The law firm was retained by the Department of Finance and helped draw up the legal framework for the establishment of the State agency in 2009.?

Scholars analyze the evolution of anti-discrimination law

Scholars analyze the evolution of anti-discrimination law: They're reacting mostly to public pressure and what's going to make them look good in the papers the next day.?

Pre-election pledges on ending political cronyism ring hollow - The Irish Times - Mon, Nov 14, 2011

Pre-election pledges on ending political cronyism ring hollow - The Irish Times - Mon, Nov 14, 2011: Few modern politicians would concur – at least not in public – with Fianna Fáil minister Donogh O’Malley’s admission in the 1960s that, faced with a choice between two people of "equal merit", he would always choose the Fianna Fáil person.?AT LEAST HE WAS UP FRONT?

Public Inquiry · Bertie Ahern is a liar

Public Inquiry · Bertie Ahern is a liar: Over the last three decades or so politicians, senior civil servants, gardai, solicitors, bankers, property developers and a whole host of other individuals from the so called professional classes have lied under oath.?

PADDYWANTSTOKNOW?

PADDYWANTSTOKNOW?: The tribunal was bound by terms of reference.?WHO DREW UP THE TERMS OF REFERENCE,WAS IT THE GARDI,WAS IT A JUDGE,WAS IT AN "INDEPENDENT OMBUDSMAN?NO IT WAS NOEL DEMPSEY?HOW MANY KIDS FROM A WORKING-CLASS BACKGROUND DIED IN STATE CARE WHILE ALL THIS WAS GOING ON?HOW MANY WERE ABUSED IN DIFFERENT INSTITUTIONS DURING THE SAME PERIOD?

Tom Gilmartin: The people I was up against would do anything to wipe me out and they did. I can cope but my wife is now disabled | Mail Online

Tom Gilmartin: The people I was up against would do anything to wipe me out and they did. I can cope but my wife is now disabled | Mail Online: When he asked the Garda to investigate, it did nothing?I WONDER WHY?

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

Lies in a Mirror: An Essay on Evil and Deceit by Peter Charleton: In one sense, Peter Charleton, S.C., comes to the conclusion that the fundamental reason why people hate (a source of evil) which leads to violence and other deviant behaviour is because of ‘a perversion of the truth’. Call this condition ‘deceit’ - a condition when taken to its ultimate results in the destruction of the ‘victim’.?HOW IRONIC?

Tom Gilmartin: The people I was up against would do anything to wipe me out and they did. I can cope but my wife is now disabled | Mail Online

Tom Gilmartin: The people I was up against would do anything to wipe me out and they did. I can cope but my wife is now disabled | Mail Online: Since he came forward to tell his story to the tribunal, and to me in 1998, he has been subjected to an unprecedented campaign of vilification and abuse.

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Ombudsman's speeches, Office of the Ombudsman

Ombudsman's speeches, Office of the Ombudsman: Leaving aside the systematic institutional abuse that occurred over many decades and in which the State, at best "turned a blind eye", and at worst, "actively colluded in the process", a generation grew up from the late sixties many of whom not just enriched themselves corruptly through the abuse of planning and other areas of public life, but also planted the seeds of greed, of personal, corrupt advancement, that found their ultimate flowering in the Tiger years?

Friday, March 23, 2012

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: 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.?

O'Sullivan v The Law Society of Ireland & others

O'Sullivan v The Law Society of Ireland & others: It must immediately be said that whilst the appellant may have felt that this complaint was the product of a discontented, disgruntled and evidently an ungrateful client, nonetheless he was professionally obliged to deal with the issue in a courteous, conscientious and business like manner. The greater the sense of grievance, the greater control one must have. If his response had even partially approached this standard, I am convinced that most, if not all, of the succeeding events would never have taken place. Unfortunately the appellant’s reaction was to go on the offensive and to do so in quite a challenging and intemperate way. If such had been avoided, matters could and should have been resolved at that stage, to the satisfaction of all parties.?

MEP calls for Padraig Flynn to lose his EU pension - Newstalk.ie

MEP calls for Padraig Flynn to lose his EU pension - Newstalk.ie: Labour MEP Nessa Childers has written to the European Parliament requesting that the Commission enforce its Code of Conduct to the full and cut off the EU pension of former Irish Commissioner Padraig Flynn.?

Why was probe by gardai such a flop? - News, Frontpage - Herald.ie

Why was probe by gardai such a flop? - News, Frontpage - Herald.ie: The tribunal found that senior gardai failed to investigate the allegations of corruption and bribery over a period of "many" years.?

Assad's relatives face asset freeze and travel ban as EU steps up sanctions | World news | The Guardian

Assad's relatives face asset freeze and travel ban as EU steps up sanctions | World news | The Guardian: But, as armed clashes and shelling of civilian areas were reported across the country on another Friday of mass protests, it remained unclear how the move, aimed at curbing the luxury lifestyle of a dynasty engaged in a bloodbath in Syria, would affect Asma al-Assad, the president's British-born wife and until recently an international style icon.?

Mahon: Padraig Flynn denies damning findings against him - Mahon Tribunal, National News - Independent.ie

Mahon: Padraig Flynn denies damning findings against him - Mahon Tribunal, National News - Independent.ie: The tribunal also found IR£77,000, which was unaccounted for, was lodged by Mr Flynn into non-resident accounts in London.?

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Dr.Paul Carson the socially disadvantaged in society speak a different language to that of middle class professionals - Google Search

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Dr.Paul Carson the socially disadvantaged in society speak a different language to that of middle class professionals - Google Search: "As dr.paul carson once said the socially disadvantaged in our society speak a different language to that of the middle class ..."unquote?And they are also treated different?As a letter to the irish daily mail(7/6/2011)By F.White Dublin 6 will justify."NO CHANGE SO FAR"At a time when we discover that a judge would not jail a garda for a very serious assault,while people are going to jail in increasing numbers for non-payment of tv and dog licences,we learn that the dpp has yet to interview crucial witnesses in the anglo irish bank scandal.I am afraid it is going to take more than changing a government for"ordinary citizens"to obtain fairness?

Watchdog to probe Garda handling of Cloyne cases | Irish Examiner

Watchdog to probe Garda handling of Cloyne cases | Irish Examiner: The Cloyne report strongly criticised the role of gardaí in three cases highlighted in the Murphy report, including one where it concluded that no investigation had been conducted into a complaint, "despite the insistence of a senior garda that an investigation had taken place".?

Taoiseach's tribunal testimony in tatters - Mahon Tribunal, National News - Independent.ie

Taoiseach's tribunal testimony in tatters - Mahon Tribunal, National News - Independent.ie: Mr Ahern's former constituency office worker was warned it was a criminal offence to lie to the tribunal?DID THIS APPLY TO ALL TRIBUNAL WITNESSE'S?AS LYING TO A TRIBUNAL "WOULD"RESULT IN A FINE OF THOUSANDS OF EURO OR A TWO YEAR PRISON SENTENCE?

Gardai and Revenue plan political corruption probes - Mahon Tribunal, National News - Independent.ie

Gardai and Revenue plan political corruption probes - Mahon Tribunal, National News - Independent.ie: It found that complaints from Mr Gilmartin to gardai in 1989 about demands for money from former Dublin assistant city and county manager George Redmond, Liam Lawlor and Councillor Finbarr Hanrahan "were not thoroughly investigated", and that the three men at the centre of the allegations were never questioned.?

Mahon reports – The Story

Mahon reports – The Story: Throughout that period, corruption in Irish political life was both endemic and systemic. It affected every level of Government from some holders of top ministerial offices to some local councillors and its existence was widely known and widely tolerated. Although that corruption was occasionally the subject of investigation or adverse comment, those involved operated with a justified sense of impunity and invincibility. There was little appetite on the part of the State’s political or investigative authorities to take the steps necessary to combat it effectively or to sanction those involved.
All I would add is this: Nothing has changed.?VERY TRUE,BUT WHAT HAS CHANGED FOR THE WORSE IS THE LIVES OF ORDINARY CITIZENS?

Thursday, March 22, 2012

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Oconnellpadd13's Blog

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: 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?"

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Oconnellpadd13's Blog

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: 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?"

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.?

Irish Politics, Current Affairs and Magazine Archive - Politico.ie | The corruption at the heart of Irish society

Irish Politics, Current Affairs and Magazine Archive - Politico.ie | The corruption at the heart of Irish society: But is the corruption that is the subject of this report and of such outrage tonight even on the same scale of the corruption at the heart of this society in its massive inequalities, injustices, cruelties, and in the monstrous injustice of the complicity of the previous government and the present Government in the infliction of a debt on this society that will impair it for generations?

Public Inquiry · Examining corruption in Ireland

Public Inquiry · Examining corruption in Ireland: The tragedy for Ireland is that while Yes Minister was great comedy and provided hilarity for the nation, Daly’s comment is sinister and is typical of the attitude that has destroyed our country.?

Counsel told FG $50k was outside Moriarty remit | Irish Examiner

Counsel told FG $50k was outside Moriarty remit | Irish Examiner: Prior to the dinner David Austin approached Denis O’Brien, requesting a contribution from him to the dinner. He responded positively saying that his donation would be paid via the US firm of Telenor, as he wished that his contribution be treated in confidence.?

THE KENNY REPORT, IRELAND, 1974 | Irish Labour and Working Class History

THE KENNY REPORT, IRELAND, 1974 | Irish Labour and Working Class History: The fact that the report called for the effective end to land speculation is the main reason why it has been ignored by every political party in government.?TOO LATE NOW?

Power to the People? Assessing Democracy in Ireland - New Island

Power to the People? Assessing Democracy in Ireland - New Island: Whose interests are best represented in our political institutions?
Is the citizen's right to healthcare, education and housing equally provided to all?

S.I. No. 129/1992 — Criminal Justice (Forensic Evidence) Act, 1990 (Commencement) Order, 1992.

S.I. No. 129/1992 — Criminal Justice (Forensic Evidence) Act, 1990 (Commencement) Order, 1992.: CRIMINAL JUSTICE (FORENSIC EVIDENCE) ACT, 1990 (COMMENCEMENT) ORDER, 1992.
I, PÁDRAIG FLYNN, Minister for Justice, in exercise of the powers conferred on me by section 8 (2) of the Criminal Justice (Forensic Evidence) Act, 1990 (No. 34 of 1990), hereby order as follows:
1. This Order may be cited as the Criminal Justice (Forensic Evidence) Act, 1990 (Commencement) Order, 1992.
2. The 5th day of June, 1992, is hereby fixed as the day on which the Criminal Justice (Forensic Evidence) Act, 1990 , shall come into operation.
GIVEN under my Official Seal this 29th day of May, 1992?

Mahon: Ahern’s ‘untruths’ tarnish office - Taoiseach - Mahon Tribunal, National News - Independent.ie

Mahon: Ahern’s ‘untruths’ tarnish office - Taoiseach - Mahon Tribunal, National News - Independent.ie: It came under sustained and virulent attack from a number of senior Government ministers who questioned the legality of its inquiries as well as the integrity of its members," the report said.
"It was entirely inappropriate for members of the Government to launch such unseemly and partisan attacks against a Tribunal of Inquiry... to inquire into serious concerns regarding corruption in public life.

Image: Vindicating Socio-Economic Rights: International Standards and Comparative Experiences (Routledge Research in Human Rights Law): Paul O'Connell

Image: Vindicating Socio-Economic Rights: International Standards and Comparative Experiences (Routledge Research in Human Rights Law): Paul O'Connell: This study, drawing on comparative experiences in a number of jurisdictions which have addressed (in some cases more explicitly than others) the issue of socio-economic rights, seeks to counter this argument by showing that courts can play a substantial role in the vindication of socio-economic rights, while still respecting the relative institutional prerogatives of the elected branches of government. Drawing lessons from experiences in South Africa, India, Canada and Ireland, this study seeks to articulate a "model adjudicative framework" for the protection of socio-economic rights. In this context the overarching concern is to find some role for the courts in vindicating socio-economic rights, while also recognising the importance of the separation of powers and the primary role that the elected branches of government must play in protecting and vindicating such rights. The text incorporates discussion of the likely impact and significance of the Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, and looks at the implications of the Mazibuko decision for the development of South Africa’s socio-economic rights jurisprudence.?HOW MANY KIDS FROM A DISADVANTAGED BACKGROUND COULD HAVE BEEN SENT TO COLLEGE FOR THIRD LEVEL EDUCATION AND MORE WITH WHAT THE MAHON TRIBUNAL COST?HOW MANY CHILDREN WHO DIED IN STATE CARE,COULD HAVE BEEN GIVEN BETTER CARE WITH THE MONEY THE MAHON TRIBUNAL COST?

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

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

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Suspicions of corruption first printed here in 1974 – National News, Frontpage – Independent.ie « Oconnellpadd13's Blog

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Suspicions of corruption first printed here in 1974 – National News, Frontpage – Independent.ie « Oconnellpadd13's Blog: 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?

Mahon Tribunal - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Mahon Tribunal - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: Carruth had also broken down while making this admission, whereas she had previously backed up Ahern's testimony, provoking condemnation of Ahern for betraying her loyalty by forcing her to go through with her appearance.?

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

"ENCOURAGECHANGE"paddoconnell8@gmail.com: Canadian Human Rights Commission EXPOSED!: Terry Tremaine's Contempt of Court Case Adjourned Indefinitely: No Jail for Internet Dissident

http://encouragechange.blogspot.com/2009/08/canadian-human-rights-commission.html: "CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS THAT REMAIN MEANINGLESS IN PRACTICE?

Gated Intellectuals and Ignorance in Political Life: Toward a Borderless Pedagogy in the Occupy Movement | Truthout

Gated Intellectuals and Ignorance in Political Life: Toward a Borderless Pedagogy in the Occupy Movement | Truthout: Neoliberalism or market fundamentalism?BARBARISM?

PADDYWANTSTOKNOW?: High Court gives leave for challenge to English-only household charge legislation · TheJournal.ie

PADDYWANTSTOKNOW?: High Court gives leave for challenge to English-only household charge legislation · TheJournal.ie

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Rate-Your Solicitor website closed down - Indymedia Ireland

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: 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.?

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Lawyers had major influence over abuse apologies, says judge - The Irish Times - Tue, Mar 13, 2012#.T19-6ubVhAY.facebook#.T19-6ubVhAY.facebook

Lawyers had major influence over abuse apologies, says judge - The Irish Times - Tue, Mar 13, 2012#.T19-6ubVhAY.facebook#.T19-6ubVhAY.facebook: Speaking at Trinity College Dublin last night, Mr Justice Seán Ryan said this in some cases “made it hard to know whether they were apologising at all”.?

All kinds of everything the same

All kinds of everything the same: Dr James O’Reilly claims more expenses than any other Dublin TD.?

Social Security Battle: AARP Plans Secret 'Salon' With Social Security Opponents#sb=605847,b=facebook

Social Security Battle: AARP Plans Secret 'Salon' With Social Security Opponents#sb=605847,b=facebook: The list of invitees to the salon event includes a gallery of "powerful" Washington "establishment figures" who are on record favoring cuts to Social Security and Medicare. The only firm opponent of Social Security or Medicare benefit cuts on the list, the Economic Policy Institute's Larry Mishel, said he wasn't planning to go and wasn't sure why he was listed as a featured guest.?

Resistance Builds to NATO's Threat of Permanent War and Nuclear Dominance | Truthout

Resistance Builds to NATO's Threat of Permanent War and Nuclear Dominance | Truthout: Isolated and inaccessible, Camp David is where the “leaders” of the planet’s eight wealthiest countries belong - sequestered and remote, barricaded and cut off in every imaginable way. The Camp David move illuminates the elite’s isolation from the people they "pretend" to represent.?

China poised to limit use of mental hospitals to curb dissent - latimes.com

China poised to limit use of mental hospitals to curb dissent - latimes.com: The hardest thing about being imprisoned in a psychiatric hospital is keeping your sanity.?

BoI bosses move €29m of own cash out of bank - Business - Independent.ie

BoI bosses move €29m of own cash out of bank - Business - Independent.ie: Last year there was controversy over the disclosure that an individual "related" to Governor Pat Molloy had a bank loan of over €35m.?

Text Only | Irish Examiner

Text Only | Irish Examiner: The lack of public outrage over the brutal murder of a Roma teenager raises serious questions about our values as a society, according to a senior garda.?Who's Values?

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Gardaí accused of assaulting prisoner who later died - The Irish Times - Sat, Mar 17, 2012

Gardaí accused of assaulting prisoner who later died - The Irish Times - Sat, Mar 17, 2012: Garreth Mullen accused Sgt Damien Deegan and Garda Colin Hetherington of Tallaght Garda station of launching an unprovoked attack on a prisoner, punching him several times. He also alleged he and his two former colleagues then colluded to cover up the assault.?

Friday, March 16, 2012

Stop The €3,100,000,000 payment of Anglo Debt due on 31st March

Stop The €3,100,000,000 payment of Anglo Debt due on 31st March: We, ordinary people living in Ireland, already suffering from an economic and democratic crisis we did nothing to create, have been saddled with repaying these unjust debts. A so-called ‘promissory note’ was created as a kind of “IOU”. This note does not have the democratic consent of the people.?

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: PADDYWANTSTOKNOW?: There needs to be a public inquiry into the events that led to the EU/IMF bailout. | Machholz's Blog

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: PADDYWANTSTOKNOW?: There needs to be a public inquiry into the events that led to the EU/IMF bailout. | Machholz's Blog: Ms Burton says all those who sat around the Cabinet table of the last government need to come before a Dáil inquiry to answer questions about what happened.?

My Statement Regarding Greg Smith's Goldman Resignation - Thoughts - Nomi Prins

My Statement Regarding Greg Smith's Goldman Resignation - Thoughts - Nomi Prins: Today, I have received dozens of media requests and hundreds of emails regarding former Goldman Sachs executive, Greg Smith's gutsy, and internationally resonating, public resignation.
I applaud Smith's decision to bring the nature of Goldman's profit-making strategies to the forefront of the global population's discourse, as so many others have been doing through books, investigative journalism, and the Occupy movements over the past decade since my book, Other People's Money, was written after I resigned from Goldman. It would be great if Smith's illuminations would serve as the turning point around which serious examination and re-regulation of the banking system framework would transpire.?

Taiwan ex-leader Chen Shuibian gets 18-year extra jail term for corruption - What's On Chengdu

Taiwan ex-leader Chen Shuibian gets 18-year extra jail term for corruption - What's On Chengdu: Taiwan ex-leader Chen Shuibian gets 18-year extra jail term for corruption?

Corrupt officials took $124bn out of China - FT.com

Corrupt officials took $124bn out of China - FT.com: Around 17,000 Communist party cadres, police, judicial officers and state-owned enterprise executives fled the country between the mid-1990s and 2008, the 67-page report said.?

Case against judge over lack of NCT dismissed - RTÉ News

Case against judge over lack of NCT dismissed - RTÉ News: A judge has had a case for failing to display a valid NCT disc on his car dismissed.?

Garda guilty of sexual assault - The Irish Times - Fri, Mar 16, 2012

Garda guilty of sexual assault - The Irish Times - Fri, Mar 16, 2012: He was convicted at Dublin District Court on two counts of sexually assaulting the young woman, on dates in March and June 2010. He had already been fined €1,000 earlier this week for a separate sexual assault on another female colleague.?

Thursday, March 15, 2012

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: FLAC (Free Legal Advice Centres) » Promoting access to justice in Ireland » Home Page

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: FLAC (Free Legal Advice Centres) » Promoting access to justice in Ireland » Home Page: "People are desperate for immediate help."INEQUALITY AND THE LAW?

Free legal help for bankrupt tycoon - National News, Breaking News - Independent.ie

Free legal help for bankrupt tycoon - National News, Breaking News - Independent.ie: Free legal help for bankrupt tycoon?

Youth in Revolt: The Plague of State-Sponsored Violence | Truthout

Youth in Revolt: The Plague of State-Sponsored Violence | Truthout: State-Sponsored Violence?

What is the Promissory Note? - Anglo: Not Our Debt

Money Talks and its saying Stop Anglo Debt Repayments.

Right now, the Obama administration is waging a devastating war against whistleblowers. Sources I've spent years cultivating now fear they could face prosecution for revealing details about governmental waste, fraud and even potential war crimes.


Over the past several months, I've been told by several sources that there is no upside for them to speak with me - the risks they face are simply too great. Just last year, the Army accused a reservist of leaking classified information to me and took steps to bar him from reenlistment, because he dared to speak out about the torture he witnessed at Guantanamo.

Pat Byrne rejects Smithwick Tribunal evidence - RTÉ News

Pat Byrne rejects Smithwick Tribunal evidence - RTÉ News: "That is not a fact," replied the former garda commissioner. He said he would have remembered if such a tape existed and so would other people in that branch.?

Garda told to look for Owen Corrigan's name - RTÉ News

Garda told to look for Owen Corrigan's name - RTÉ News: Earlier, the tribunal was told there was a piece of garda intelligence relating to Mr Corrigan that was too sensitive to mention in detail.?

Time for China to Say Goodbye to the 'Chongqing Model'? - China Real Time Report - WSJ

Time for China to Say Goodbye to the 'Chongqing Model'? - China Real Time Report - WSJ: Was he instead trying to signal others that he had something that threatened to bring down the political temple that Bo has built?

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

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

CAIN: Issues: Policing: Collusion: Public Statement by Mrs Nuala O'Loan on her investigation into the circumstances surrounding the death of Raymond McCord Junior and related matters (Operation Ballast), 22 January 2007: Mrs Nuala O'Loan has upheld a complaint from his father, Raymond McCord, that over a number of years police acted in such a way as to protect informants from being fully accountable to the law.?

Two gardaí challenge setting up of disciplinary inquiry - The Irish Times - Wed, Mar 14, 2012

Two gardaí challenge setting up of disciplinary inquiry - The Irish Times - Wed, Mar 14, 2012: Two gardaí have brought a High Court challenge to the establishment of a disciplinary inquiry arising from their alleged consumption of cocaine in Liverpool. Mr Justice Seán Ryan has granted a stay on the inquiry pending the outcome of the court case.?

High Court gives leave for challenge to English-only household charge legislation · TheJournal.ie

High Court gives leave for challenge to English-only household charge legislation · TheJournal.ie: THE HIGH COURT has granted leave for a challenge to be made against the household charge because the necessary legislation and the statutory instruments are in the English language only – and have yet to be published in Irish?

"ENCOURAGECHANGE"paddoconnell8@gmail.com

http://encouragechange.blogspot.com/: WHY THE FUCK DOESN’T THE STATE DO SOMETHING ABOUT THIS WIDESPREAD AND CONTINUOUS WHITE COLLAR CRIMINALITY THAT HAS DESTROYED OUR COUNTRY AND OUR LIVES?BECAUSE THEY FINANCE THE POLITICAL SYSTEM?

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

PADDYWANTSTOKNOW?: There needs to be a public inquiry into the events that led to the EU/IMF bailout. | Machholz's Blog

PADDYWANTSTOKNOW?: There needs to be a public inquiry into the events that led to the EU/IMF bailout. | Machholz's Blog: Ms Burton says all those who sat around the Cabinet table of the last government need to come before a Dáil inquiry to answer questions about what happened.?

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Comment: Emily O'Reilly: The unfinished business of Anne Lovett and what we never managed to learn - Times Online

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Comment: Emily O'Reilly: The unfinished business of Anne Lovett and what we never managed to learn - Times Online: "How could a young girl be so terrified of her pregnancy that she would give birth, on a winter’s day, in the open, with "not a soul to help her"? This was “modern” Ireland after all."?

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: JSTOR: Studies: An Irish Quarterly Review, Vol. 75, No. 297 (Spring, 1986), pp. 11-20

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: JSTOR: Studies: An Irish Quarterly Review, Vol. 75, No. 297 (Spring, 1986), pp. 11-20: WHAT IS CRIME?

Rebekah Brooks reportedly arrested in British phone-hacking scandal - The Washington Post

Rebekah Brooks reportedly arrested in British phone-hacking scandal - The Washington Post: “On suspicion of conspiracy to pervert the course of justice.”?

Monday, March 12, 2012

PADDYWANTSTOKNOW?

PADDYWANTSTOKNOW?: In a deeply corrupt state like Ireland, where barefaced lying is the norm among the political class it is simply unbelievable.?

PADDYWANTSTOKNOW?

PADDYWANTSTOKNOW?: In a deeply corrupt state like Ireland, where barefaced lying is the norm among the political class it is simply unbelievable.?

Politicians Won’t Return Ponzi Payoffs | Truthout

Politicians Won’t Return Ponzi Payoffs | Truthout: But what most of this week’s stories failed to mention was the large amount of his clients’ cash that was spent on campaign contributions, greasing the corrupt nexus of money and politics for personal gain.?

American Is Held After Shooting at Least 16 Civilians in Afghanistan | Truthout

American Is Held After Shooting at Least 16 Civilians in Afghanistan | Truthout: Killing at least 16 civilians, including several children,?

Friday, March 9, 2012

Financial Markets Are Not Faceless, Their Face Is That of the Oligarchy | Truthout

Financial Markets Are Not Faceless, Their Face Is That of the Oligarchy | Truthout: When you scrutinize their share-holders and the profile of their rulers, you find a close mix of politicians, businessmen, whether Leftist or Rightist… Those agencies are not disembodied either, they are private companies that make the most of inside information. Whereas, before the crisis, as economist Jacques Généreux observes, nobody cared what they were doing, rating agencies have become key actors because they provide alibis to impose austerity. This does not mean there is a plot, but it is simply the expression of structural affinities within the dominant class.?

Obama Offered Israel Weapons to Postpone Attack on Iran -- News from Antiwar.com

Obama Offered Israel Weapons to Postpone Attack on Iran -- News from Antiwar.com: The Obama administration offered Israel advanced weaponry in return for putting off a possible attack on Iran until after the 2012 presidential elections.?2013?

Bahrain Reform Seems Far Off After Biggest Protests in a Year -- News from Antiwar.com

Bahrain Reform Seems Far Off After Biggest Protests in a Year -- News from Antiwar.com: The Bahrain Youth Society for Human Rights claim to have documented 60 additional deaths over the past year. Rather than take protesters to police stations, security forces have been beating them on the spot or holding them for in informal detention centers where they are severely beaten before release. Testimonies of victims have been collected and numerous people are reported to have died while in custody.?

Roscommon Herald: Family of murdered cleric angered by Garda silence

Roscommon Herald: Family of murdered cleric angered by Garda silence: Mr Williams claims in the book that the file contained notes and statements that certain people in power did not want in the public domain and that the authorities wanted the file back at all costs.?

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Public Inquiry · Ceann Comhairle abuses Dail privilege?

Public Inquiry · Ceann Comhairle abuses Dail privilege?: I was always under the impression that Dail privilege was extended to politicians precisely so that they could raise issues and make allegations in the "public interest" without having to worry about being hauled into a court of law.?

Marko Rakar, a Don Quixote vision about the power of transparency | Government In The Lab

Marko Rakar, a Don Quixote vision about the power of transparency | Government In The Lab: He recently published an enormous database of government procurements, pointing to detecting corruption and fraud. “It is easy to track and identify “winners” in the public procurement field and it is really easy to spot highly unusual contractors,” explained Marko.
Read more about Marko
http://edgeryders.ppa.coe.int/users/mrakar

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Public funds used to hunt mole - Herald Scotland | News | Politics

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Public funds used to hunt mole - Herald Scotland | News | Politics: "Taxpayers paid out nearly £16,000 for a private intelligence firm to hunt the mole who exposed the MPs’ expenses scandal"?

Shock as Bundoran Mayor is branded an ‘asshole’ - Local - Donegal Democrat

Shock as Bundoran Mayor is branded an ‘asshole’ - Local - Donegal Democrat: There seems to be very little here outlining the procedure for follow up of issues raised at meetings. I think this document should also make it clear that members should make clear their hidden agendas, their cronies and their vested interests, to protect whistle blowers.”?

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

The Great Inequality :: Monthly Review

The Great Inequality :: Monthly Review: They are also the people whose campaign contributions and prominent positions in Congress, as advisors to the president, and on the Supreme Court have placed the government firmly on the side of the rich.?

Hey rich list, it's payback time

Hey rich list, it's payback time: Wayne Swan has done nothing more than stand up and tell the truth about the undue influence of Australia's wealthy individuals. If telling the truth is class warfare, then it is merely a return salvo in a class war waged against the members of our union - cleaners, aged-care workers and early childhood educators - all of them struggling to survive on minimum wages. If a federal Labor treasurer can't speak up on their behalf, when are their voices ever going to be heard?

The Swiss deaf federation wants an apology from those who endorsed banning sign language in schools. - swissinfo

The Swiss deaf federation wants an apology from those who endorsed banning sign language in schools. - swissinfo: Hadorn said the deaf were often mistreated, including during recreation time, with punishments that included having their hands bound behind their backs, being confined in rooms, being forced to repeat sounds for hours and being hit on the hands with rulers.

Witness told to perjure herself in du Plantier murder case - TV3

Witness told to perjure herself in du Plantier murder case - TV3: She was in fear of her life of them she said.?

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Interdepartmental Group to examine the issue of people with mental illness coming into contact with the criminal justice system.

Interdepartmental Group to examine the issue of people with mental illness coming into contact with the criminal justice system.: Interdepartmental Group to examine the issue of people with mental illness coming into contact with the criminal justice system.?THEY SHOULD ADD PROFOUNDLY DEAF PEOPLE TO THAT?

Garda sergeant on trial over sexual assault - RTÉ News

Garda sergeant on trial over sexual assault - RTÉ News: A garda sergeant has gone on trial at Dublin District Court charged with sexually assaulting a female colleague at a Dublin garda station.?

[BOT] Prison officer jailed for Mountjoy drug-smuggling attempt

[BOT] Prison officer jailed for Mountjoy drug-smuggling attempt: "The advice he got from his father was very poor advice indeed,"?

Prison officer jailed for drug smuggling - RTÉ News

Prison officer jailed for drug smuggling - RTÉ News: Walsh's father and brother are both gardaí and Walsh said when he asked his father what he should do he told him not to report it.?

Monday, March 5, 2012

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?

Dr. Nada Dhaif

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Claire Loftus

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

The World Today - Bahraini doctors sent to jail after protests 30/09/2011

The World Today - Bahraini doctors sent to jail after protests 30/09/2011: The World Today spoke to one of those doctors in August when she told us she feared giving us her name. Now Dr Nada Dhaif has received a 15-year-sentence and says there's no point hiding her identity.?

Fury at Burton intervention - The Irish Times - Mon, Mar 05, 2012

Fury at Burton intervention - The Irish Times - Mon, Mar 05, 2012: “Joan has deliberately created unnecessary difficulties for the Government and you would have to wonder what game she is playing,” said one senior Labour Party figure.?

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Craig Newmark: Reliable Factchecking is Key | Government In The Lab

Craig Newmark: Reliable Factchecking is Key Government In The Lab: We do not report information that we cannot confirm through reliable sources — for instance, from a police department spokesman or an official document, if not from an eyewitness — and we attribute that information by name, not to an unnamed source, in virtually all cases. We do not usually report second-hand news — that is, news that originates with a media outlet not associated with the Sun Journal — and if we do, we identify the source, a practice not always followed by our cousins in the electronic media?

Will Greece Be Ruled by the Bankers - or Its People? | Truthout

Will Greece Be Ruled by the Bankers - or Its People? Truthout: Most recently, they have demanded written guarantees from all political parties in Greece that the austerity programs will be continued regardless of any future elections.?

Friday, March 2, 2012

Priest stands by call for household charge boycott - National News - Independent.ie

Priest stands by call for household charge boycott - National News - Independent.ie: "I believe this is an unjust law and I am advising people not to pay it. It is wrong," said the priest, who is based at Derrybeg in Gweedore.?

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Self-dealing - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Self-dealing - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: Self-dealing is the conduct of a trustee, an attorney, a corporate officer, or other fiduciary that consists of taking advantage of his position in a transaction and acting for his own interests rather than for the interests of the beneficiaries of the trust, corporate shareholders, or his clients. Self-dealing may involve misappropriation or usurpation of corporate assets or opportunities. Self-dealing is a form of conflict of interest.?