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Friday, June 22, 2012

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Search Results justice delayed is justice denied « Oconnellpadd13's Blog

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Search Results justice delayed is justice denied « Oconnellpadd13's Blog: "“Statement’READ MY LIPS,THERE IS NO ‘PROACTIVE ADVOCACY’ FOR CERTAIN PROFOUNDLY DEAF PEOPLE IN IRELAND?’THE REASONS PROJECT?JUSTICE DELAYED IS JUSTICE DENIED?”NOW MARCH 2011?’FROM 2003 to 2011?DISMAYED?”"JUNE 2012?

RTÉ Television - Would You Believe - The Spirit and the Letter

RTÉ Television - Would You Believe - The Spirit and the Letter: In this programme, Margaret is interviewed with her twin sister Ann. Both women are deaf since childhood.?

Justice sought for Fr Niall Molloy. Association of Catholic Priests

Justice sought for Fr Niall Molloy. Association of Catholic Priests: In July 1985 Fr Niall Molloy’s body was found in the blood-spattered bedroom of a friend’s house in Clara, Co.Offaly. His nephew, Bill Maher, is sponsoring an online petition, seeking a full public inquiry into the events surrounding his uncle’s killing. It now has 755 signatures. The late Fr Molloy’s family would welcome support from Niall’s fellow clergy.
The link to the site is:-
http://www.thepetitionsite.com/10/justice-for-fr-niall-molloy

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Public Inquiry · Sarah Carey: Safe to lie in the special realm?

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Public Inquiry · Sarah Carey: Safe to lie in the special realm?: "To my knowledge, despite years and years of tribunals and other sworn investigations in which lying under oath was the order of the day, not a single person from the political, business or media world has been charged with perjury."?READ MY LIPS"THE WORKING-CLASS"ARE ONLY PRISON FODDER FOR THE SAME ELITE?

Memoir Set in Vietnam Era Offers Inside History of Anti-War Organizing

Memoir Set in Vietnam Era Offers Inside History of Anti-War Organizing: The anti-war movement in working-class and minority communities, and to help young men from these vulnerable communities stay out of the army and out of jail.?WAR FODDER AS WELL AS PRISON FODDER?

Public Opinion Snapshot: Rich Drawing Away from the Poor and Middle Class

Public Opinion Snapshot: Rich Drawing Away from the Poor and Middle Class: You almost never hear conservatives talk about inequality. Perhaps they’re hoping the issue will just go away. But public awareness of inequality is very high these days, as the Pew Research Center’s new American Values survey shows. One survey question asked respondents if they agreed that today the rich get richer while the poor get poorer. About three-quarters (76 percent) agreed, while just 23 percent disagreed.?

Joseph E. Stiglitz | The Price of Inequality

Joseph E. Stiglitz | The Price of Inequality: To what extent do an individual’s life chances depend on the income and education of his or her parents?

MACSAS: Ministry and Clergy Sexual Abuse Survivors: News

MACSAS: Ministry and Clergy Sexual Abuse Survivors: News: This failure to "hear", to respond and to accept responsibility is a scandal to the Christianity.?

Gathering for Eucharistic Congress - The Irish Times - Tue, Jun 12, 2012

Gathering for Eucharistic Congress - The Irish Times - Tue, Jun 12, 2012: Dr MARGARET KENNEDY,
Founder MACSAS,
Redford Park,
Greystones, Co Wicklow.

Gathering for Eucharistic Congress - The Irish Times - Tue, Jun 12, 2012

Gathering for Eucharistic Congress - The Irish Times - Tue, Jun 12, 2012: Clergy sexual abuse is addressed by only one speaker; Archbishop Luis Antonio G Tagle of the Philippines. His presentation title reads “the abuse of children, accepting responsibility and bringing healing” .?

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Public Inquiry · Wallace corruption confirms Ireland as an intrinsically corrupt state

Public Inquiry · Wallace corruption confirms Ireland as an intrinsically corrupt state: It has always been the core claim of Public Inquiry that Ireland is an intrinsically corrupt state.
This claim is based on the fact that, unlike functional democracies, the Irish political system does not recognise or act against powerful and influential people when they are found to be involved in corruption.?

Report into child deaths “harrowing” says Fitzgerald » Inside Ireland

Report into child deaths “harrowing” says Fitzgerald » Inside Ireland: Minister for Children Frances Fitzgerald described a new report into the deaths of children in care as “harrowing”?

Brady defends hosting of Congress - The Irish Times - Sun, Jun 17, 2012

Brady defends hosting of Congress - The Irish Times - Sun, Jun 17, 2012: He added that he was “sorry for all my failings and faults of the past” and that the Church was trying “to see how we can best address the situation and be set free from it”.?YOU CAN ONLY BE SET FREE, WHEN THE "VICTIMS"ARE SET FREE?

"ENCOURAGECHANGE"paddoconnell8@gmail.com: Parallel Social Reality Construction of War Among Muslim and Christian Survivors in the Philippines by Lea Laput, Julieta Tendero, Frede Moreno :: SSRN

"ENCOURAGECHANGE"paddoconnell8@gmail.com: Parallel Social Reality Construction of War Among Muslim and Christian Survivors in the Philippines by Lea Laput, Julieta Tendero, Frede Moreno :: SSRN

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Fury as killer Martin Toland gets nine years - National News - Independent.ie

Fury as killer Martin Toland gets nine years - National News - Independent.ie: She pointed at the sign on the wall for The Courts of Criminal Justice. "It's the Courts of Criminal Law. It's a game played out by two teams, and our children are the ones who lose," she said. "Justice never wins".?- Natasha Reid

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

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Lies in a Mirror: An Essay on Evil and Deceit by Peter Charleton: "The book considers, in part, the emotion of hatred. Where does hatred come from? The practising senior counsel (as he then was) came upon and confronted many patterns of evil (associated with hatred) during his practice as a prosecutor and defender at the bar."?

Book Review: James Joyce - WSJ.com

Book Review: James Joyce - WSJ.com: An exquisite irony, given his lifelong poverty and his "hatred of Irish officialdom."?

Friday, June 15, 2012

How McChrystal and Petraeus Built an Indiscriminate "Killing Machine"

How McChrystal and Petraeus Built an Indiscriminate "Killing Machine": The failure to discriminate between combatants and civilians flows directly from a targeting methodology that is incapable of such discrimination.?

Russia Sending Air and Sea Defenses to Syria - NYTimes.com

Russia Sending Air and Sea Defenses to Syria - NYTimes.com: Aleksander Golts, an independent military analyst in Moscow, said the Russians’ discussion of defensive weapons shipments “undoubtedly” serves as a warning to Western countries contemplating an intervention.?

AFP: US 'troubled' by Egyptian court annulling parliament

AFP: US 'troubled' by Egyptian court annulling parliament: She said Washington respected the "independence of the Egyptian judiciary," but as to why the court ruled the way it did, she said "we are still talking to Egyptians about (it) and trying to understand."?

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Public Inquiry · The haves and the have nots

Public Inquiry · The haves and the have nots: While the country is engulfed with austerity and hopelessness, the lifestyles of our politicians and their exorbitant wages and allowances have remained almost untouched.?

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Chris Hayes' Twilight of the Elites: A Review

Chris Hayes' Twilight of the Elites: A Review

Public Inquiry · Joe Higgins joins the ranks of sleazy hypocrites

Public Inquiry · Joe Higgins joins the ranks of sleazy hypocrites: It was with a mixture of disgust and despair that I listened to Joe Higgins mouthing pure bullshit when challenged over the disgraceful response of the so-called Technical Group regarding the Mick Wallace scandal.?

How the 1 Percent and Transnational Corporations Hijacked Our Political System and What to Do About It

How the 1 Percent and Transnational Corporations Hijacked Our Political System and What to Do About It: How Wealth Inequality Is Wrecking the World and What We Can Do about It."?
We're living in a time when committing widespread fraud is legal as long as you're a banker, while people with tiny debts are held in jail. Anyone can pay off politicians, while whistleblowers are hunted and locked up. The economy is looking into the abyss, but our policy-makers refuse to take any action to protect working people.

In this time of abuse by corporate power, screaming right-wing pundits and indifferent politicians, the mainstream press refuses to stand up for the people.?

Rise in complaints against gardai says Ombudsman » Inside Ireland

Rise in complaints against gardai says Ombudsman » Inside Ireland: The ombudsman received 2,275 complaints about gardaí last year. The most common complaint was abuse of authority, followed by neglect of duty, discourtesy and allegations of assault or violence by gardaí.
The Garda Ombudsman cost €8.5 million to operate last year, of which nearly €6m was spent on pay.?

Rise in complaints against doctors - The Irish Times - Wed, Jun 13, 2012

Rise in complaints against doctors - The Irish Times - Wed, Jun 13, 2012: Of 32 doctors referred to the council’s health sub-committee, 10 were referred for reasons of mental disability, nine for drug use, eight for alcohol and drug use and four for alcohol use alone?

Local Government Ombudsman Watch

Local Government Ombudsman Watch: The objective of Local Government Ombudsman Watch is to motivate others into campaigning for the abolition of the LGO and its replacement with a truly independent local government complaints tribunal, where no member previously worked for a council. "One that doesn't bury maladministration for their friends and ex colleagues". For the first time, councils will have something to fear when citizens threaten to complain about maladministration.?

Symphysiotomy women demand justice and compensation | Irish Examiner

Symphysiotomy women demand justice and compensation | Irish Examiner: She addressed the Justice Committee, which was discussing the group's draft Bill proposing to amend the statute of limitations, which could lift a bar preventing survivors from seeking redress through the courts.?

Monday, June 11, 2012

Harvard-bound homeless grad 'overwhelmed' by ovation – This Just In - CNN.com Blogs

Harvard-bound homeless grad 'overwhelmed' by ovation – This Just In - CNN.com Blogs: Any contributions can be sent to: Burns High School/Dawn Loggins Fund, 307 E. Stagecoach Trail, Lawndale, NC 28090.
Dawn's story echoes that of another: In 2007, The Foundation for a Better Life, a Colorado-based group that promotes values through advertisements, started a nationwide "Ambition" billboard campaign.
"From homeless to Harvard. AMBITION. Pass it on," the billboard said.
It featured a photograph of Liz Murray, a once-homeless girl from the Bronx who graduated from Harvard and went on to become an author. Her story was captured in a 2003 Lifetime movie.

Harvard-bound homeless grad 'overwhelmed' by ovation – This Just In - CNN.com Blogs

Harvard-bound homeless grad 'overwhelmed' by ovation – This Just In - CNN.com Blogs: I felt like all my hard work had finally been recognized.”?

On reform – The Story

On reform – The Story: We will legislate to restore the Freedom of Information Act to what it was before it was undermined by the outgoing Government, and we will extend its remit to other public bodies including the administrative side of the Garda Síochána, subject to security exceptions.
Including:
We will amend the Official Secrets Act, retaining a criminal sanction only for breaches which involve a serious threat to the vital interests of the state.?

Cops re-open probe into PR girl’s death | The Sun |Irish Sun

Cops re-open probe into PR girl’s death | The Sun |Irish Sun: The Garda Siochana Ombudsman Commission has appointed a senior officer to review the original investigation after a complaint was made by Kate’s dad, Tom.?

Diarmuid Martin calls for independent inquiry into Brendan Smyth abuse · TheJournal.ie

Diarmuid Martin calls for independent inquiry into Brendan Smyth abuse · TheJournal.ie: An independent commission of investigation into the activities of Brendan Smyth, as to how he was allowed to abuse for so many years. A commission that would look north and south, Church and State.?QUOTE DIARMUID MARTIN"I DONT ACCEPT WE HAVE THE"FULL"STORY IN OUR FILES.I BELIEVE THAT THERE ARE GARDA AND PSNI FILES?

Groomed for Evil - Siobhan Kennedy-McGuinness - Google Books

Groomed for Evil - Siobhan Kennedy-McGuinness - Google Books: His abuse was calculated and terrifying, and Siobhan was forced to hide the truth for years. Then, almost twenty years later, she saw the old man who had haunted her life holding the hands of two wide-eyed children. In their faces she recognised her own fear. Finally, Siobhan knew she had to reveal Cooke for the monster he really was...?TO QUOTE MS.MCGUINNESS"IT WASENT ONLY PRIESTS THEY WERE PROTECTING"IT WAS THE ENTIRE ESTABLISHMENT"?

Father Brian D'Arcy a Catholic Priest writing Articles on Religion for the Sunday World

Father Brian D'Arcy a Catholic Priest writing Articles on Religion for the Sunday World: I discovered recently that the powers that be had repeatedly tried to silence him too.?

Sligo Today News for Sligo County - Leading priest wants Garda statement on Sligo girl murder

Sligo Today News for Sligo County - Leading priest wants Garda statement on Sligo girl murder: Said Fr D'Arcy this weekend: ''Someone within the Garda investigation abused their position to point a finger at an innocent man.?

Saturday, June 9, 2012

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: DPP to examine file on Anglo's 'Maple 10' deals - Irish, Business - Independent.ie

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: DPP to examine file on Anglo's 'Maple 10' deals - Irish, Business - Independent.ie: "A FILE will be sent to the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) today on the so-called 'Maple 10' Anglo Irish transactions, where a 'golden circle' of investors bought shares formerly controlled by businessman Sean Quinn."?

How Big Banks Run the World - at Your Expense

How Big Banks Run the World - at Your Expense: "Who benefits from it?"

Do lobbying and campaign contributions help corporate fraudsters? contributed by Sunlight Foundation on Government in The Lab

Do lobbying and campaign contributions help corporate fraudsters? contributed by Sunlight Foundation on Government in The Lab: Though those of us who study money in politics tend to focus on its effects on legislation and regulation, two recent research papers suggest another way in which money might have an effect: it helps companies and executives who commit fraud evade detection and avoid harsh penalties.?SOUNDS A BIT IRISH TO ME?

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

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Image: Vindicating Socio-Economic Rights: International Standards and Comparative Experiences (Routledge Research in Human Rights Law): Paul O'Connell: 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?SO NOW MICK WALLACE IS THE PROBLEM?

ENCOURAGECHANGE.

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: The advert, and the information received, led to the establishment of the planning tribunal.?

Home News | Irish judge forced to delete Facebook page

Home News | Irish judge forced to delete Facebook page: Mac Eochaidh, who's 49, even counted well-known journalists as friends on the site, so maybe he is better off closing his page for his own sake.?

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Review: The Greatest Bleeding Hearts Racket in the World by Damian Corless - Books, Entertainment - Independent.ie

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Review: The Greatest Bleeding Hearts Racket in the World by Damian Corless - Books, Entertainment - Independent.ie: "Damian Corless on the scam that was the Irish Hospitals' Sweepstakes"?ONE OF MANY RUN BY THE "ELITE"AND THE "WATCHERS" GREY HAIRED MEN?THE UNTOUCHABLES IN IRELAND?

Art Blajos’ Story at Victory Outreach Dublin | www.spiritradio.ie | Spirit Radio - Ireland's Positive Sound

Art Blajos’ Story at Victory Outreach Dublin | www.spiritradio.ie | Spirit Radio - Ireland's Positive Sound: Come hear the story of Evangelist Art Blajos at the Victory Outreach Dublin on the Kylemore Road in Ballyfermot, Dublin . Its on, June 8th 9th and 10th @ 7:00pm evening?

Friday, June 8, 2012

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: We need to protect whistleblowing social workers | Roger Kline | Society | guardian.co.uk

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: We need to protect whistleblowing social workers | Roger Kline | Society | guardian.co.uk: ."NOW YOU KNOW WHY EVERYTHING WE LEARNED IN SCHOOL(MORALS)WERE FALSE?

Public Inquiry · November 2006

Public Inquiry · November 2006: Irish bank officials, for example, who robbed millions from their customers over the years, taught their children that stealing was wrong and yet went to work every day and stole from their customers without ever accepting that they were committing the same crime.?

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

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: 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

How wasting public money has become terrible norm : Elaine Byrne; lecturer, journalist, consultant and political analyst

How wasting public money has become terrible norm : Elaine Byrne; lecturer, journalist, consultant and political analyst: Although the beef, McCracken, Mahon and Moriarty tribunals revealed the extraordinary extent of political favouritism, conflict of interest and corruption that took place during the 1970s and 1980s, Dáil discussion on such issues was less than previous or subsequent decades.?

Sixth VAT Directive: uniform basis of assessment

Sixth VAT Directive: uniform basis of assessment: Exemptions?

Charlie Flanagan says Mick Wallace should face 'consequences' for VAT underpayment - RTÉ News

Charlie Flanagan says Mick Wallace should face 'consequences' for VAT underpayment - RTÉ News: The Independent group has said that "he has done wrong and should be equally accountable as any other TD or "ordinary"citizen."?

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Anglo – Will Anyone Ever be Prosecuted « Alan Shatter TD – Better Politics

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Anglo – Will Anyone Ever be Prosecuted « Alan Shatter TD – Better Politics: "The investigation is a joint one, under the Garda Bureau of Fraud Investigation and the Office of the Director of Corporate Enforcement. It is headed by an assistant commissioner and the Director of Corporate Enforcement. The Director of Public Prosecutions has retained two senior counsel and one junior counsel to advise the investigators. Some 27 gardaí and 16 officers of the Office of the Director of Corporate Enforcement are assigned to the investigation"?

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Siptu vows to repay unvouched monies - The Irish Times - Wed, Oct 06, 2010

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Siptu vows to repay unvouched monies - The Irish Times - Wed, Oct 06, 2010: "However the union again maintained that it had never sought or knew anything about €2.3 million paid over to a bank account, which was controlled by persons closely associated with Siptu, as part of a grant authorised by the Department of Health."?THE GOLDEN THREAD THAT RUNS THROUGH CERTAIN "SECTIONS" OF IRISH SOCIETY?

Public Inquiry · Response to Catholic militant, Mary Kenny

Public Inquiry · Response to Catholic militant, Mary Kenny: A child fondled can be more harmed than a child raped depending on that child’s previous experience, support or lack of support from those around her/him, development or emotional stability at the time of the act.?

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Tell Congress to Get Smart on Youth Crime Prevention | Change.org News

Tell Congress to Get Smart on Youth Crime Prevention | Change.org News: They say your priorities are reflected in how you spend your money and time. If that's the case, consider the fact that California spends $216,000 per youth it locks up, but spends just $8,000 on each student in Oakland's public schools?EDUCATION NOT INCARCERATION?

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: March 2010

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: March 2010: ""No mechanism exists in Ireland to hold the DPP to account for the exercise of his powers. In other jurisdictions mechanisms are put in place to review the work of prosecutors and ensure that their powers are appropriately exercised."OH TO BE A FLY ON THE WALL IN THE DPP'S OFFICE SINCE 1974?"

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ENCOURAGECHANGE.: March 2010

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: March 2010: ""No mechanism exists in Ireland to hold the DPP to account for the exercise of his powers. In other jurisdictions mechanisms are put in place to review the work of prosecutors and ensure that their powers are appropriately exercised."OH TO BE A FLY ON THE WALL IN THE DPP'S OFFICE SINCE 1974?"

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Today in Leinster House: June 6, 2012 » agenda.ie

Today in Leinster House: June 6, 2012 » agenda.ie: "NAMA and Irish Bank Resolution Corporation Transparency Bill 2012 – Senator Mark Daly’s legislation is short, and simple, but very profound: the two post-bust institutions which between them hold hundreds of billions of Irish euro at stake would, under this, be required to publish the details of all of their loan and property sales online. It’s billed as a transparency measure, but could be considered to end up manipulating the process and ward some people off. An interesting one to see if the government approve."?

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CONNECT TO MY ANGELS

CONNECT TO MY ANGELS: ""This was highlighted recently when Mr. Justice Peter Kelly was firmly and publicly rebuked by the DPP for having the temerity to challenge the ODCE’s handling of the ‘investigation’ into Anglo Irish Bank."?THE"REAL"REASONS PROJECT?"

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Louisiana Law Review

Louisiana Law Review: "Increasing Bench Diversity
A fifth principal motivation for the CRA reforms was interest in diversifying the bench by sex, race, ethnicity, class, and professional background.[167] By contrast with the previous appointment system’s reliance on private consultations, the CRA charged both appointment commissions with making selections “solely on merit” and free of political patronage.[168] With their emphasis on merit rather than on whom a candidate knew, the appointment commissions were thought to offer potential for achieving greater diversity as well as competence, where “merit” was no longer to be understood in narrowly constrained, tradition-bound ways.[169]"?

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Louisiana Law Review

Louisiana Law Review: "Improving Transparency, Legitimacy, and Accountability of the Judicial Appointment System"?

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Louisiana Law Review

Louisiana Law Review: "7. Belief That Dual-Branch Involvement Would Produce More Diverse Judicial Appointments"?

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CAIN: Issues - Discrimination: John Whyte, 'How much discrimination was there under the Unionist regime, 1921-1968?'

CAIN: Issues - Discrimination: John Whyte, 'How much discrimination was there under the Unionist regime, 1921-1968?': "We are satisfied that all these Unionist controlled councils have used and use their power to make appointments in a way which benefited Protestants. In the figures available for October 1968 only thirty per cent of Londonderry Corporation's administrative, clerical and technical employees were Catholic. In Dungannon Urban District none of the Council's administrative, clerical and technical employees was a Catholic. In County Fermanagh no senior council posts (and relatively few others) were held by Catholics. . . Armagh Urban District employed very few Catholics in salaried posts, but did not appear to discriminate at lower levels. Omagh Urban District showed no clearcut pattern of discrimination, though we have seen what would appear to be undoubted evidence of employment discrimination by Tyrone County Council. [Cameron, 1969: para. 138]"?DIVERSITY IN THE JUDICIARY IN THE REPUBLIC OF IRELAND?

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Irish Journal of Public Policy: Is Ireland really a republic?

Irish Journal of Public Policy: Is Ireland really a republic?: "The legal status of Ireland as a republic is unrecognised constitutionally."?

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Ex-solicitor admits stealing €450k from clients' accounts - RTÉ News

Ex-solicitor admits stealing €450k from clients' accounts - RTÉ News: He admitted stealing €452,000, of which €387,000 was for his own personal use.?

High Court nomination for former FG hopeful | Irish Examiner

High Court nomination for former FG hopeful | Irish Examiner: The Government has nominated barrister Colm MacEochaidh, a former Fine Gael election candidate, for appointment to the High Court.
Mr Mac Eochaidh ran unsuccessfully for the party in the 2002 Dáil and 2007 Seanad elections.

He was also one of the two men behind the placing of a newspaper advert in 1995 offering a £10,000 reward for information that led to a conviction or indictment for planning corruption.

The advert, and the information received, led to the establishment of the planning tribunal.

At its weekly meeting yesterday, the Cabinet decided to nominate Mr Mac Eochaidh to fill the vacancy on the High Court arising from the appointment of Mr Justice John MacMenamin to the Supreme Court.

The Government said the appointment followed receipt of a list of suitable candidates from the Judicial Appointments Advisory Board.?SINCE THE FOUNDATION OF THE REPUBLIC OF IRELAND STATE,HOW MANY JUDGE'S WERE APPOINTED FROM A WORKING-CLASS "DISADVANTAGED"BACKGROUND?OR WHERE COULD I FIND THE STATISTICS FOR SUCH APPOINTMENTS?

Pat Rabbitte 'libel' costs Irish broadcaster RTE ¿100,000 after Garda is 'offended' by radio remark | Mail Online

Pat Rabbitte 'libel' costs Irish broadcaster RTE ¿100,000 after Garda is 'offended' by radio remark | Mail Online: The controversial leaking of the Birmingham Report into Garda handling of the Dean Lyons affair – where an "innocent" but mentally impaired man confessed to a terrible double murder he could not have committed but was jailed anyway. During the interview, Mr Rabbitte questioned Garda conduct in the case and the treatment of Mr Lyons. Detective Bailey was one of the gardaí who had questioned Mr Lyon’s confession – and had rightly challenged the possibility that he could be the killer.?

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Irish Politics, Current Affairs and Magazine Archive - Politico.ie | The law parades its privilege in lavish new home

Irish Politics, Current Affairs and Magazine Archive - Politico.ie | The law parades its privilege in lavish new home: At the committee hearings the chief executive of the Courts Service, Brendan Ryan, said the construction and fit out costs were €149m, including Vat. He added that there would also be a ‘‘€21.4m unitary charge for 25 years’’ ,which amounts to €535m.
Anyway, this ‘‘statement building’’ either did cost or will cost a very large amount of money - and the question I want to ask is: who decided that such a large amount of public monies should be spent on this PPP venture rather than, say, on the regeneration of St Michael’s estate in Inchicore, which is only a few stones’ throws away?
According to the St Michael’s website, the project was to provide for the physical and social regeneration of the estate, involving 720 dwellings (165 social, 75 affordable, 480 private). It would also have included a civic centre with a library, a parish centre, three creches, a youth centre, a family resource centre, a healthcare centre, two football pitches, play areas, a new urban square, a village green and a public square.
This was all abandoned in 2008, while the new Criminal Courts of Justice statement building was under construction.
How could it be that a courts building, an upgrade of existing facilities, got priority at such enormous cost, ahead of housing for thousands of people in a disadvantaged area?ANSWER MAY BE FOUND ON"PUBLIC INQUIRY"CORRUPTION IN IRELAND?

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

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Paul O’Connell: School of Law: University of Leicester: "The Impact of ‘Actually Existing’ Globalisation on Human Rights’"?THE REAL REASONS PROJECT?TO QUOTE A MAN AFTER MY OWN HEART""TONY DONNELL CORK"THE LEGAL SYSTEM A"COURT CIRCUS"ONE WONDERS WHY WE HAVE A COURT SYSTEM IN THIS COUNTRY(IRELAND)POLITICIANS INVESTIGATE POLITICIANS,DOCTORS INVESTIGATE DOCTORS,PRIESTS INVESTIGATE PRIESTS,GARDI INVESTIGATE GARDI,SOLICITORS INVESTIGATE SOLICITORS,TEACHERS INVESTIGATE TEACHERS,LAWYERS INVESTIGATE LAWYERS,UNIONS INVESTIGATE UNIONS,ETC.AND NO ONE IS EVER FOUND GUILTY OF ANYTHING?UNQUOTE.WELL I HAVE BEEN WRITING FOR OVER FIFTY YEARS ABOUT THIS SUBJECT AND THE"GREY HAIRED MEN"WHO ENGINEERED IRISH SOCIETY WHO CREATED A WORKING-CLASS THAT COULD, WAS, AND IS USED AS PRISON FODDER?AND NO DOUBT JUDGES INVESTIGATE JUDGES?CRIME AND ITS TRUE CAUSES?AND WHO INVESTIGATES "DUBLIN CITY COUNCIL"OR ALL OTHER AUTHORITIES FOR THAT MATTER?

Nine out of 10 children in damp Dublin housing complex have missed school due to sickness - National News - Independent.ie

Nine out of 10 children in damp Dublin housing complex have missed school due to sickness - National News - Independent.ie: A survey of living conditions in Dolphin House, Dublin, found more than half the residents have suffered respiratory problems, stomach upsets or nausea - all of which have been linked to the poor conditions in the flats.
The complex is owned by Dublin City Council.?

Anglo – requesting information « Gavin's Blog

Anglo – requesting information « Gavin's Blog: Anglo Irish Bank is a public body according to Section 3 (1) of the European Communities (Access to Information on the Environment) Regulations 2007 (S.I. No 133/2007). In addition, according to S.I. 320/2009, Anglo Irish Bank is a public body for the purposes of the Ethics in Public Office (Prescribed public bodies, designated directorships of public bodies and designated positions in public bodies)(Amendment) Regulations 2009. I submit that the Bank cannot claim to be a public body for the purposes of one Act related to ethics, and not a public body for the purposes of these Regulations.?

"ENCOURAGECHANGE"paddoconnell8@gmail.com: PADDYWANTSTOKNOW?

http://encouragechange.blogspot.ie/2012/03/paddywantstoknow.html: 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?

Monday, June 4, 2012

Will Scott Walker Get a Pink Slip, an Orange Jumpsuit or a Second Chance?

Will Scott Walker Get a Pink Slip, an Orange Jumpsuit or a Second Chance?

Diverse Judiciary is a “Cornerstone” of Democracy, says the ICCL

Diverse Judiciary is a “Cornerstone” of Democracy, says the ICCL

Sino-Forest case cries out for justice | FAIR

Sino-Forest case cries out for justice | FAIR: The perp walk. Orange jump suits. Tycoons sharing jail cells with drug dealers. It’s all very un-Canadian.There’s a good reason the U.S. justice system treats its fallen business icons like common crooks. It’s about deterrence of white collar crime.?ANGLO?

Designed to Fail: Why Regulatory Agencies Don’t Work | FAIR

Designed to Fail: Why Regulatory Agencies Don’t Work | FAIR: “Fill the regulatory agencies with honest people who won’t cave in to special interests.” “Give them more money, more authority and more people.” But my experience has shown that by concentrating all legislative, executive and judiciary authority in one regulatory agency just makes it easier for it to be corrupted by the industries it regulates?NAMA?

Create Strong Protection for Whistleblowers, Watchdog Tells Alberta | FAIR

Create Strong Protection for Whistleblowers, Watchdog Tells Alberta | FAIR: After winning the provincial election and swearing in her new cabinet, Redford promised a sweeping review of laws—“taking the best examples from the world, including whistleblower legislation”—that would help Albertans access information about their government.?

CBC "As It Happens": the Conservatives' record on whistleblower protection | FAIR

CBC "As It Happens": the Conservatives' record on whistleblower protection | FAIR: Five years ago the government introduced legislation to protect public service employees should they come forward with a complaint or a claim of wrongdoing. The law was billed as the “Mount Everest” of whistleblower protection. Now the mountain is in danger of becoming a molehill.?

Canadian stimulus money goes to some implicated in Quebec scandals | FAIR

Canadian stimulus money goes to some implicated in Quebec scandals | FAIR: An investigation by The Canadian Press of "stimulus funding" in three municipalities recently raided by police revealed three separate cases where companies tied to criminal charges received contracts under the multibillion-dollar federal-provincial infrastructure plan.?

Sunday, June 3, 2012

"No Matter What the Result, We Will Continue to Resist," Says Mexican Electrical Workers Union Leader

"No Matter What the Result, We Will Continue to Resist," Says Mexican Electrical Workers Union Leader: Humberto Montes de Oca is the international secretary for the Mexican Electrical Workers union. Two years ago, its 44,000 members were all fired when the Mexican government took over generating stations by force to set the stage for privatizing electricity. Montes de Oca describes the role the union has played on the left in Mexico, its resistance to privatization and the way fired workers are now forced to migrate to survive.?GLOBALISATION?

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Scandal of children in an adult institution

Scandal of children in an adult institution?1964/2012.

Brian Trevaskis - Late Late Show - Peoples Republic Of Cork Discussion Forums

Brian Trevaskis - Late Late Show - Peoples Republic Of Cork Discussion Forums: Brian Trevaskis: Not long after the show began in the 1960s there was a particular debate on the programme about the Roman Catholic Church. Brian Trevaskis, a young student, criticised the Bishop of Galway for "Not Helping The Underprivileged", who instead built a large new cathedral which Trevaskis described as a "monstrosity." Travaskis also criticised the Bishop's Christian views. The insults proved too much and the student was brought back on the programme the following week to make an apology. On the second show Trevaskis went further referring to the Bishop as a "moron." The controversy which surrounded the statement proved too much and Trevaskis subsequently committed suicide.

Scoilnet - Look at History through the RTE Archives

Scoilnet - Look at History through the RTE Archives: He voiced his concern for the future of the nation, especially in Europe; he argued that the talent of young Irish people was not being used to full potential; and he wondered if we could go on devoting so much money and effort to the building of churches to the neglect of social issues.?

Justice and The Poor

Justice and The Poor: The rich get richer . . . and the poor get prison?

Justice and The Poor

Justice and The Poor: Another troubling finding of the 1995 report was that thousands of low-income Canadians are imprisoned routinely because they are unable to pay fines. Also disturbing were indications that many poor young people who cannot get legal representation for minor offences end up with criminal records that bar them from jobs and thus condemn them to a lifetime of poverty. When we examined these issues further, we found that the different stages of the criminal justice process are so closely interconnected that their effects cannot be separated. We therefore extended our analysis to three main stages: relations with the police, bail decisions and sentencing.?
There are two criminal justice systems in the United States. One is for people with wealth, fame or influence who can afford to hire top-notch attorneys and public relations firms, who make campaign contributions to sheriffs, legislators and other elected officials, and who enjoy certain privileges due to their celebrity status or the size of their bank accounts. The other justice system is for everybody else.?SAME HERE IN IRELAND?

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: garda corruption corruption in office of dpp - Indymedia Ireland

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: garda corruption corruption in office of dpp - Indymedia Ireland: "The association of prosecutors in the hague this week will be informed of the activities of the office of the so called independent dpp."THE REASONS PROJECT?

Public Inquiry · Examining corruption in Ireland

Public Inquiry · Examining corruption in Ireland: What I am attempting to ascertain, however, is precisely where in the legislation is the Commissioner’s power to make such decisions located?
I would be grateful for your help in this matter.
Yours etc.,
Anthony Sheridan

Public Inquiry · Examining corruption in Ireland

Public Inquiry · Examining corruption in Ireland: Because the Data Commissioner does not come under the Freedom of Information Act I do not expect to be told the names of the companies whose identity the Commissioner has decided to keep secret.?

DPP close to making a decision on Anglo Irish criminal prosecutions - National News - Independent.ie

DPP close to making a decision on Anglo Irish criminal prosecutions - National News - Independent.ie: The garda fraud bureau sent a file last year on short-term back-to-back-deposits of about €7.4m received by Anglo in September 2008. Its second file focused on the provision of funds by Anglo to a group of people for the purchase of its shares in July 2008. It was investigated as possible market abuse.?POSSIBLE?

Senior civil servant on docklands board when site bought - National News - Independent.ie

Senior civil servant on docklands board when site bought - National News - Independent.ie: "Don't be daft...the people don't need to know...they just need to keep paying the bills! And shure look if we're forced to...we can always backdate any reports so that things look ambiguous...maybe this was said, maybe that. Who can prove anything? We've no intention of goin' anywhere near the courts...we'll have a little side show in the Oireachtas and the lads will deal with it.
"But we promised reform and that we would hold people to account, didn't we?"

Senior civil servant on docklands board when site bought - National News - Independent.ie

Senior civil servant on docklands board when site bought - National News - Independent.ie: Mary Moylan, currently serving as assistant secretary in the department with responsibility for finance, sat on the DDDA executive board in 2006 when it decided to spend millions of euro of taxpayers' money on a speculative land deal.?