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Friday, August 31, 2012

Your Must-Do Assignment for This Year, Read This Chart and Pass It On

Your Must-Do Assignment for This Year, Read This Chart and Pass It On: The defenders and beneficiaries of this endlessly rising budget are already squealing about a planned cut in the increase of the defense budget. But added on to that is the sequestration deal that both political parties made to cut social programs and defense, with each side not really believing that the other side will go through with it. Despite the wails of concern from even his own defense secretary, Obama said that he plans to go through with cutting over $500 billion from defense over a decade if no other deal is made. The Republicans and some hawk Democrats have screamed, threatened and rended their garments over this possibility that will bring the defense budget back to 2006 levels.?

Corrib earthquake documents – The Story

Corrib earthquake documents – The Story: The documents indicate the high levels of sensitivity that still surround the entire Corrib gas project with a memo prepared for Minister Pat Rabbitte to bring to Cabinet.?

Thursday, August 30, 2012

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Public Inquiry · Be very afraid

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Public Inquiry · Be very afraid: "To quote Brian Murphys Mother Mary”OUR CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM IS NOT FACILITATING JUSTICE NOR IS IT FACILITATING TRUTH”SUPT DECLAN COBURN WOULD KNOW ALL ABOUT THAT”?"CLOCK PUBLIC HOUSE THOMAS STREET?

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: ENCOURAGECHANGE.: January 2010

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: ENCOURAGECHANGE.: January 2010: "'Detective Sergeant Gary Kelly gave evidence of arrest charge and caution.'ADVERSITY?SO JUDGE BRYAN MCMAHON IS A HANDS ON JUDGE HE TRAVELLED TO SLIGO TO SEE 'FIRST HAND'THE ISSUES INVOLVED BEFORE 'HIS'COURT.WHEN SOMETHING STRIKES YOU OR'AFFECTS'YOU,YOU CAN ALWAYS RECALL THE 'SPECIFICS'OF THE TIME AND PLACE?"

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: ENCOURAGECHANGE.: ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Public Inquiry · Unanswered questions

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: ENCOURAGECHANGE.: ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Public Inquiry · Unanswered questions: "You must remember that Susan Denem now supreme court judge once sat on the garda complaints board”A YOUNG PROFOUNDLY DEAF MAN WAS BEATEN TO A PULP WHILE IN GARDA CUSTODY,TO ADD INSULT TO INJURY HE WAS GIVEN HIS RIGHT TO A PHONE CALL"?THE MORAL OF THE STORY "SOCIETY" COULDN'T CARE LESS ONCE IT DOSENT HAPPEN TO THEM OR THEIRS,YOUR ANSWER TO MORAL BREAKDOWN?

WOMAN CLAIMS DONEGAL GARDAI IMPRISONED AND ASSAULTED HER AUTISTIC NEPHEW | Donegal Daily

WOMAN CLAIMS DONEGAL GARDAI IMPRISONED AND ASSAULTED HER AUTISTIC NEPHEW | Donegal Daily: The court heard his mother frantically searched for him and was shocked to find him detained at a garda station under the Mental Health Act where Gardaí refused to immediately release him.
It is claimed the Garda Ombudsman has received no response to a complaint lodged by his mother 18 months ago.
Now his aunt is suing for damages – including aggravated, punitive and exemplary damages – for false imprisonment, assault and breach of his right to liberty?

Swedish spy agency gets Royale treatment with Bond bash on taxpayers’ dime - The Globe and Mail

Swedish spy agency gets Royale treatment with Bond bash on taxpayers’ dime - The Globe and Mail: Pretty much the same all over the world it seems. No limit to expenses if its funded by taxpayers.?

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: John Drennan: How choir boy Kenny and Fine Gael lusted after bad boy Lowry - John Drennan, Columnists - Independent.ie

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: John Drennan: How choir boy Kenny and Fine Gael lusted after bad boy Lowry - John Drennan, Columnists - Independent.ie: "IT is said the reason Milton gave Satan the best lines in Paradise Lost was because he was secretly 'of the devil's party without knowing it'."?THERE IS AN OLD ADAGE IN IRELAND ABOUT POWERFUL FRIENDS OF PAEDOPHILES AND THOSE THAT COVER-UP CHILD ABUSE"THEY NEVER TOUCHED ONE OF OURS"?AND THERE YOU HAVE IT IN A NUT SHELL"THEY NEVER TOUCHED ONE OF OURS"?

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: The Real Scandal: Carson's Alleged Actions are Legal | FAIR

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: The Real Scandal: Carson's Alleged Actions are Legal | FAIR: WHICH MAKES YOU WONDER WHO THE "LAWS"ARE REALLY THOUGHT UP FOR,AS CAN BE SEEN HERE IN IRELAND?

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Scandal of illiteracy - The Irish Times - Thu, Apr 14, 2011

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Scandal of illiteracy - The Irish Times - Thu, Apr 14, 2011: "The great bulk of juvenile offenders are illiterate. And while being unable to read does not make you a criminal, it is a sure-fire recipe for unemployment and social deprivation."?ITS STRUCTURED THAT WAY BY THE POWERS THAT BE?THE RECESSION HAS PROVEN THAT?

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

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: 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.?

Public Inquiry · Who’s watching the watchers?

Public Inquiry · Who’s watching the watchers?: Injustices carried out against the disadvantaged and marginlaised in irish working class society?Because thats where most abuses take place normally by the so-called well educated ruleing class.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

Prejudice - Psychology - About.com

Prejudice - Psychology - About.com: Prejudice is a baseless and usually negative attitude toward members of a group. Common features of prejudice include negative feelings, "stereotyped beliefs", and a tendency to discriminate against members of the group. While specific definitions of prejudice given by social scientists often differ, most agree that it involves prejudgments (usually negative) about members of a group.?OR SOCIAL-CLASS?

Education on the Inside 2011 | ACJRD - Association for Criminal Justice Research and Development

Education on the Inside 2011 | ACJRD - Association for Criminal Justice Research and Development: Both Anne-Marie and Jane are continuing with their research and we hope to have copies of their final reports available at a future date.?Class-Prejudice?

Britons are masters at class denial and what it means. Where is the anger? | Tanya Gold | Comment is free | The Guardian

Britons are masters at class denial and what it means. Where is the anger? | Tanya Gold | Comment is free | The Guardian: Where is the anger? The British are masters at class denial and what it means; we would rather, it seems, purr over Downton Abbey than actually face the stats. The prime minister, to accusations that "a man(or woman) who has never worried about money cannot responsibly legislate for those who do", says: "It doesn't matter where you came from, it's where you're going that counts." Is he a train? Does he not know that where you come from determines where you are going?

A shout in the Seanad - The Irish Times - Fri, Jul 20, 2012

A shout in the Seanad - The Irish Times - Fri, Jul 20, 2012: I think it’s more of an indictment of the narrow attitude with which the Government has formulated this convention, with minimal parliamentary discussion and "no public consultation". That is why I stood up and shouted, “This is my future! You should all be ashamed of yourselves!” before volunteering to leave the gallery. – Yours, etc,
JONATHAN VICTORY,

politicalreform.ie

politicalreform.ie: However, the naked self-interest on display in this debate is enough to sicken even a seasoned observer of the venality of the Irish political class.?

Criminal Justice (Corruption) Bill – Submissions « politicalreform.ie

Criminal Justice (Corruption) Bill – Submissions « politicalreform.ie: The Joint Committee on Justice, Defence and Equality has invited written submissions from interested groups or individuals in relation to the Heads of the Criminal Justice (Corruption) Bill. If you wish to make a written submission you can send it to the Clerk to the Committee at: justiceanddefence@oir.ie before the end of August.2012.

Criminal Justice (Corruption) Bill – Submissions « politicalreform.ie

Criminal Justice (Corruption) Bill – Submissions « politicalreform.ie: The decision makers who failed to counteract the property-market bubble were dependent on these same vested interests for their political funding.?

PADDYWANTSTOKNOW?

PADDYWANTSTOKNOW?: Can a thief support a law that will facilitate his arrest and downfall?

Inequality and Catholic Social Teaching « Vox Nova

Inequality and Catholic Social Teaching « Vox Nova: Some people would go much further. In a fascinating book called The Spirit Level, Richard Wilkinson and Kate Pickett blame inequality for a whole host of economic and social problems – high infant mortality, low life expectancy, criminality, the prison population, mental illness, unemployment, low social mobility, poor educational outcomes, obesity, malnutrition, teenage pregnancy, child well-being, illegal drug use, violence, economic insecurity, personal indebtedness and anxiety. Some say this goes too far, and perhaps it does, but clearly, as a society gets more unequal, it gets more unwell.?

Navy Seal account of Bin Laden raid contradicts White House claims | World news | guardian.co.uk

Navy Seal account of Bin Laden raid contradicts White House claims | World news | guardian.co.uk: Officials from the Pentagon and the CIA, which commanded the mission, are examining the manuscript for possible disclosure of classified information and could take legal action against the author.?

European Commission 'regrets' bailout report leak | Irish Examiner

European Commission 'regrets' bailout report leak | Irish Examiner: The European Commission has said it "regrets" the fact that a draft edition of its latest report on Ireland's bailout progress was leaked.

The document suggests ending the automatic entitlement to a medical card for those out of work, and questions whether the dole should be cut according to how long a person has been unemployed.

The draft also indicates that Irish households will begin paying water charges in January 2014.

On the overall budget in December, the commission said the Government was in agreement that "the needed consolidation efforts, both in terms of reducing expenditure and increasing their efficiency (including by enhancing their targeting to the most vulnerable) and of raising new and stable revenue, are likely to require difficult political choices".?

New plan needed for North Inner City - Costello » Joe Costello TD » The Labour Party

New plan needed for North Inner City - Costello » Joe Costello TD » The Labour Party: "The North City Centre has been black spot since the foundation of the State and it is imperative that we as Government now break this cycle of poverty and deprivation?AND PIGS WILL FLY?

Days of Rage: The Quebec Student Protest Movement and the New Social Awakening

Days of Rage: The Quebec Student Protest Movement and the New Social Awakening: They are fighting to create a future inclusive of their dreams as the principles of justice and equality become key elements of a radicalized democratic and social project. At stake in their efforts is not only a protest against tuition hikes, austerity measures, joblessness, and deep cuts in public spending, but also the awakening of a revolutionary ideal in the service of a new society. In short, youth have dared to call for a different world and, in doing so, have exhibited great courage in taking up a wager about the future made from the standpoint of an embattled present.?

Office of President expenditure at Waterford IT – The Story

Office of President expenditure at Waterford IT – The Story: This is a report carried out by Deloitte & Touche into €3.7 million worth of expenditure by the Office of the President of Waterford Institute of Technology. It was released by the Higher Education Authority under Freedom of Information legislation along with the response drafted by the college.?

Higher or lower: how does Michael D’s new salary compare to other heads of state?

Higher or lower: how does Michael D’s new salary compare to other heads of state?: The new President of Ireland will be paid the reduced capped wage of just under €250,000 per annum – but for the size of our country, is that a good deal?

One-stop trough: how much do Irish politicians get paid? (Part 2 of 3) « NAMA Wine Lake

One-stop trough: how much do Irish politicians get paid? (Part 2 of 3) « NAMA Wine Lake: There is now going to be a Part Three following the acquisition on here of details of political expenses paid for by the grants provided by the State to political parties – politicians, it seems, aren’t limited to direct payments for their political income; the information is presently being analysed. Part Three will also examine the failure of the mainstream media in Ireland to report on the cost of the political system and the lack of transparency over how our money is spent, and with whom it is spent.?

Putin ‘has four yachts, 58 planes and 20 palaces’ | Irish Examiner

Putin ‘has four yachts, 58 planes and 20 palaces’ | Irish Examiner: Listing 58 planes and helicopters and 20 homes with opulent fittings worthy of the tsars, not to mention 11 watches which alone are worth several times Putin’s annual salary, a report published under the ironic title The Life of a Galley Slave by the opposition leader Boris Nemtsov, denounced a "blatant and cynical challenge" to millions of Russians barely managing to survive.?

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Labour Party cites 'security concerns' for cancellation - The Irish Times - Mon, May 28, 2012

Labour Party cites 'security concerns' for cancellation - The Irish Times - Mon, May 28, 2012: Mayor of Clonmel Cllr Darren Ryan was due to unveil the plaque at noon yesterday to commemorate the 100th anniversary of his party being founded in the town by James Connolly and Jim Larkin?

False Consciousness About Law's Legitimacy

False Consciousness About Law's Legitimacy: To legitimacy theorists, most people obey authorities not just to avoid punishment but because they believe those authorities have the right to make demands and because they feel that complying is the right thing to do. Whether apparently increasing political "cynicism" has undercut legitimacy is an open question, but to the extent that it exists, legitimacy remains a significant barrier to movements for social change that confront not just the state's power but the public's endorsement of that power (Lefcourt, 1971).?

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

PADDYWANTSTOKNOW?: ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Image: Vindicating Socio-Economic Rights: International Standards and Comparative Experiences (Routledge Research in Human Rights Law): Paul O'Connell: Courts can play a substantial role in the vindication of socio-economic rights,?PRIORY HALL?

Oaths: at best embarrassing and at worst offensive « A Clatter of the Law

Oaths: at best embarrassing and at worst offensive « A Clatter of the Law: The Commission’s report concluded that many forms of oath are “at best embarrassing and at worst offensive”.?

Appointment and Tenure of Judges of the Supreme Court

Appointment and Tenure of Judges of the Supreme Court: "In the presence of Almighty God, I do solemnly and sincerely promise and declare that I will duly and faithfully and to the best of my knowledge and power execute the office of Chief Justice (or as the case may be) without fear or favour, affection or ill-will towards any man, and that I will uphold the Constitution and the laws. May God direct and sustain me."?

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Garda Oath according to the Garda Headquarters Pheonix Park Dublin. - Tír Na Saor - Freemen of Ireland

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Garda Oath according to the Garda Headquarters Pheonix Park Dublin. - Tír Na Saor - Freemen of Ireland: "On being appointed,each member of the Garda Siochana shall make before a Peace Commissioner a declaration in the following form: ' I hereby solemnly and sincerely declare before God that _ I will faithfully discharge the duties of a member of the Garda Siochana with fairness,integrity,regard for human rights,diligence and impartially,upholding the Constitution and the Laws and according equal respect to all people, {2005.} {No.20} Garda Siochana Act 2005. While I continue to be a member, I will to the best of my skill and knowledge discharge all my duties according to Law, and I do not belong to, and will not remain a member form, belong to or subscribe to , any Political party or secret society whatsoever.' ...and there you have it Folks. It took a registered Letter to Garda HQ and the Dail to get this. That is how the Pen becomes mightier than the Sword."
TO SERVE THE PEOPLE OF IRELAND WITHOUT FEAR "FAVOUR" MALICE "OR"ILLWILL" ?TO QUOTE PJ STONE"INJUSTICES ARE NOT OVERTURNED IN A DAY ,THEY TAKE A "HELL"OF A LONG TIME.(HOW VERY TRUE).?

Gardai should get more time to question corporate crime suspects – Paul Appleby - National News - Independent.ie

Gardai should get more time to question corporate crime suspects – Paul Appleby - National News - Independent.ie: Gardai should get more time to question corporate crime suspects – Paul Appleby???

Monday, August 27, 2012

Recession hits child mental health - irishhealth.com

Recession hits child mental health - irishhealth.com: They say the numbers of children coming forward for treatment for disorders such as social dysfunction and depression has increased by 30% in the past two years?

Sunday, August 26, 2012

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: John Devane - Controversial and outspoken Limerick solicitor - Limerick Independent News

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: John Devane - Controversial and outspoken Limerick solicitor - Limerick Independent News: "Like many of the people he now represents in a court of law, John Devane said he too had a hard life right from the start."?

Julian Assange rape claim: Is this the photo that could clear him? | Mail Online

Julian Assange rape claim: Is this the photo that could clear him? | Mail Online: In the two days after the alleged assault in Sweden, Mr Assange and Woman A, as she is known, attended a conference and two dinner parties where it is claimed they were practically inseparable?

Probe into claims over du Plantier case - RTÉ News

Probe into claims over du Plantier case - RTÉ News: Assistant Commissioner Ray McAndrew has been appointed to inquire into the allegations that Marie Farrell, a key witness in the investigation, made false statements.?

New arrest for Anna Politkovskaya’s murder – step in the right direction | Amnesty International

New arrest for Anna Politkovskaya’s murder – step in the right direction | Amnesty International: But the full truth, and complete justice, will only be delivered once those who ordered it are also identified and convicted.”?

Justice for Sergei

Justice for Sergei: His death fuelled international outrage, but inside Russia the corrupt government officials responsible were never brought to justice. Justice for Sergei tells the story of an ordinary man who paid the ultimate price while trying to expose the extraordinary corruption gripping Russia today.?

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Thank you Justice Patwell, now I know how I'll be voting - Page 3

Thank you Justice Patwell, now I know how I'll be voting - Page 3: considering ALL judges and senior gardai in this country need political patronage to get their postions theyre really taking the piss with this "seperation of powers" nonsences?

Thank you Justice Patwell, now I know how I'll be voting - Page 2

Thank you Justice Patwell, now I know how I'll be voting - Page 2: I recall Brian Lenihan reading out a list of appointments of judges including his own wife's name (under her maiden name naturally) in the Oireachtas?

Thank you Justice Patwell, now I know how I'll be voting

Thank you Justice Patwell, now I know how I'll be voting: The Chief Justice sought a private meeting with the Taoiseach some months ago to discuss ringfencing judicial pay rates did he not?

And why would a judge be entitled to private lobbying of the legislature? Where's the separation of the legislature and judiciary in that?

Friday, August 24, 2012

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Family Law Week: McKenzie Friends

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Family Law Week: McKenzie Friends: "The purpose of allowing a "litigant in person the assistance of a McKenzie friend" is to further the interests of justice by achieving a level playing field and ensuring a fair hearing. The presumption in favour of allowing a litigant in person the assistance of a McKenzie friend is very strong."?

politicalreform.ie

politicalreform.ie: The Joint Committee on Justice, Defence and Equality has invited written submissions from interested groups or individuals in relation to the Heads of the Criminal Justice (Corruption) Bill. If you wish to make a written submission you can send it to the Clerk to the Committee at: justiceanddefence@oir.ie before the end of August.?

The Death of Sunny Sheu

The Death of Sunny Sheu: The Sheu story exposes criminal complicity and betrayal by all of the institutions we depend on for our security: local and federal law enforcement; the courts; politicians; health care providers; and, most chilling of all, our refuge of last resort, the media.?

The Death of Sunny Sheu

The Death of Sunny Sheu: The cover-up of the death of an anti-corruption whistleblower by numerous agencies and the mainstream media.?

Care worker takes case for redundancy pay - National News - Independent.ie

Care worker takes case for redundancy pay - National News - Independent.ie: Maria Victoria Manzano yesterday began an Employment Appeals Tribunal case against the company responsible for the home in Rathgar, south Dublin.
The home was closed last year following allegations of serious mistreatment of its patients and an inspection by the HIQA.
However, in March this year, the DPP decided not to prosecute the case.?

BBC News - Asil Nadir money should be returned, ex-Tory treasurer says

BBC News - Asil Nadir money should be returned, ex-Tory treasurer says: Lord McAlpine said it would be "morally wrong" for the party to keep the money - donated between 1985 and 1990 - in the wake of Nadir's theft convictions.
The Conservatives have previously insisted the money was received in good faith from a legitimate business.?

Vietnamese banker Nguyen Duc Kien arrested - Telegraph

Vietnamese banker Nguyen Duc Kien arrested - Telegraph: One of Vietnam's wealthiest tycoons has been arrested on suspicion of undisclosed financial crimes, sending shockwaves though the country's stock markets.?

Put politicians under the spotlight | ONE

Put politicians under the spotlight | ONE: Put politicians under the spotlight?

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Supreme Court Chief Justice Renato Corona impeached | News | GMA News Online | The Go-To Site for Filipinos Everywhere

Supreme Court Chief Justice Renato Corona impeached | News | GMA News Online | The Go-To Site for Filipinos Everywhere

Philippines: Chief Justice Renato Corona Impeachment trial background | GroundReport

Philippines: Chief Justice Renato Corona Impeachment trial background | GroundReport: Impeachment is a formal process in which an official is accused of unlawful activity, the outcome of which, depending on the country, may include the removal of that official from office as well as other punishment.
The word “impeachment” derives from Latin roots expressing the idea of becoming caught or entrapped, and has analogues in the modern French verb empêcher (to prevent) and the modern English impede. Medieval popular etymology also associated it (wrongly) with derivations from the Latin impetere (to attack). (In its more frequent and more technical usage, impeachment of a person in the role of a witness is the act of challenging the honesty or credibility of that person.)?

‘I got involved in threesomes, foursomes and moresomes' - Ireland's underground sex scene exposed - Books, Entertainment - Independent.ie

‘I got involved in threesomes, foursomes and moresomes' - Ireland's underground sex scene exposed - Books, Entertainment - Independent.ie: Her first sexual experience was at 14 with a rough and dominating 25-year-old garda she met online.?SHE BETTER HAVE A SOLICITOR WITH HER IF SHE IS GOING TO MAKE AN"OFFICIAL"COMPLAINT TO THE FORCES OF THE LAW,WHEN IS A COMPLAINT NOT A COMLPAINT BUT PRELIMINARY DETAILS?ref.765809/763978.7/1/2002.7/1/2003?

Michael D Higgins v Michael Graham

Dr. David J. Leonard: White Denial and Black Middle-Class Realities (Part 1)

Dr. David J. Leonard: White Denial and Black Middle-Class Realities (Part 1): Whether highlighting segregation or inequality in access to education, health care, or "countless institutions", whether noting the realities of stop-and-frisk or daily confrontations with American racism, the response is often the same: denial, denial, denial.?

Inequality and Israel's forgotten Palestinians

Inequality and Israel's forgotten Palestinians: A particularly toxic form of chauvinism is embedded in the notion that 1948 Palestinians, those living inside the Green Line and carrying Israeli citizenship, are a genuine threat to the state’s existence. This frame of mind, which led Miller to conclude that there are “too many Israeli Arabs,” suggests that Palestinian citizens of Israel are a fifth column who could “undermine Israel’s future as a Jewish, democratic state.”?

Courting Hearts & Minds: Being heard as older and younger advocates

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

Builder Joe O'Reilly, a friend of Fianna Fail, frolics in the sun as NAMA takes over his Anglo debts | Mail Online: This is Anglo ‘Golden Circle’ investor Joe O’Reilly relaxing by the pool in a five-star Algarve golf resort after his property empire was taken over by Nama.And the developer – a high-profile Fianna Fail supporter "who is friendly with the Lenihan family" – has plenty to smile about as he adjusts his parasol to shade himself from the 35°C heat in the Portuguese paradise.?

Seamus Coffey: So how much has been paid out to unsecured unguaranteed bondholders in the Irish banks? - Comment, Opinion - Independent.ie

Seamus Coffey: So how much has been paid out to unsecured unguaranteed bondholders in the Irish banks? - Comment, Opinion - Independent.ie: The important clause referring to “banks in other European countries” was not in the original draft of the speech but was added by Asmussen in delivery. It was not by mistake.?

Colm McCarthy: State should challenge legality of ECB's actions - Analysis, Opinion - Independent.ie

Colm McCarthy: State should challenge legality of ECB's actions - Analysis, Opinion - Independent.ie: In its punitive dealings with Ireland, there are grounds for believing that the ECB has in any event exceeded its statutory powers.?

The ECB's Secret Letter to Ireland: Some Questions - Forbes

The ECB's Secret Letter to Ireland: Some Questions - Forbes: These communications raise a number of questions:
Did the ECB communicate with Brian Lenihan on November 12, 2010? If so, why was this letter not referred to in response to Mr. Sheridan’s request?
Did the ECB threaten to withdraw funding from Irish banks unless Ireland entered an EU-IMF program, either in a letter dated November 12 or in meetings the following weekend?
What are the contents of the November 19 letter and why is this letter considered so sensitive given that it was clear to all after Governor Honohan’s remarks on November 18 that a bailout deal was being concluded?
I believe the Irish and wider European public deserve a better explanation of the events of November 2010 from the ECB. The public release of all communications from Mr. Trichet to Minister Lenihan should be part of this explanation.?

The ECB's Secret Letter to Ireland: Some Questions - Forbes

The ECB's Secret Letter to Ireland: Some Questions - Forbes: Given the key role the ECB letter of November 12 appears to have played in such an important event in Europe’s economic history, one might hope that this letter would now be in the public domain. However, the letter has not been released.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Judge Frank Martin - Obituaries - Independent.ie

Judge Frank Martin - Obituaries - Independent.ie: Frank Martin was born near Patrick Street in the south inner city of Dublin in December 1923. His father was a shopkeeper and publican?

Legal eagle who is not afraid to ruffle feathers - National News - Independent.ie

Legal eagle who is not afraid to ruffle feathers - National News - Independent.ie: Judge Kelly, born in 1950, came from a solid working-class background and was educated at O'Connell's School in the inner city.?WE NEED A LOT MORE JUDGES FROM SUCH A BACKGROUND?

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Why examine Romney’s taxes? | The Salt Lake Tribune

Why examine Romney’s taxes? | The Salt Lake Tribune: The shock waves of this transaction are still felt in Italy.?

Clerical Whispers: Christian campaigners hit out tax evasion

Clerical Whispers: Christian campaigners hit out tax evasion: He estimates that at least £13trillion ($20 trillion) has leaked out of scores of countries into secretive jurisdictions such as Switzerland and the Cayman Islands with the help of private banks, which vie to attract the assets of so-called high net-worth individuals.?

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: The Judge in Ireland by Dr Eamonn G. Hall, Solicitor and Notary Public

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: The Judge in Ireland by Dr Eamonn G. Hall, Solicitor and Notary Public: Studies on the judiciary in Ireland agree that the political affiliations have played a "significant" part in the preferment of persons to the Irish Bench.?CLASS-INEQUALITY?CLASS-BIAS?CLASS-DISCRIMINATION?CLASS-OPPRESSION?

Monday, August 20, 2012

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: SSRN-Brave New World? Human Rights in the Era of Globalisation by Paul O'Connell

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: SSRN-Brave New World? Human Rights in the Era of Globalisation by Paul O'Connell: "Then, with the benefit of greater definitional clarity, the remainder of the chapter is devoted to a consideration of the actual impact which globalisation has had on human rights to date; before then drawing some conclusions as to the potential long-term implications of globalisation for human rights, and the obstacles and opportunities which globalisation presents for the realisation of human rights."?HUMANKIND?

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: ENCOURAGECHANGE.: ENCOURAGECHANGE.: ENCOURAGECHANGE.: The Global Political Awakening and the New World Order | Before It's News

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: ENCOURAGECHANGE.: ENCOURAGECHANGE.: ENCOURAGECHANGE.: The Global Political Awakening and the New World Order | Before It's News: "''God's Wheat Field: 'There will be a great 'time of trouble' for all nations, society, governments, financial institutions, etc. The wheat class will be saved from that 'time of trouble' by the resurrection change. ...'?"TIME TO"ENCOURAGECHANGE"?REAL CHANGE NOT COSMETIC?

The Global Political Awakening and the New World Order | Alternative

The Global Political Awakening and the New World Order | Alternative: For the first time in history almost all of humanity is politically activated, politically conscious and politically interactive. Global activism is generating a surge in the quest for cultural respect and economic opportunity in a world scarred by memories of colonial or imperial domination.[1]
It is, in essence, this massive ‘global political awakening’ which presents the gravest and greatest challenge to the organized powers of globalization and the global political economy: nation-states, multinational corporations and banks, central banks, international organizations, military, intelligence, media and academic institutions. The Transnational Capitalist Class (TCC), or ‘Superclass’ as David Rothkopf refers to them, are globalized like never before. For the first time in history, we have a truly global and heavily integrated elite. As elites have globalized their power, seeking to construct a ‘new world order’ of global governance and ultimately global government, they have simultaneously globalized populations.?

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: A PLEA FOR JUSTICE: The Timothy Cole Story by Fred B. McKinley

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: A PLEA FOR JUSTICE: The Timothy Cole Story by Fred B. McKinley: "A PLEA FOR JUSTICE: The Timothy Cole Story
by
Fred B. McKinley"
WHEN WEALTH IS USED FOR LIVING AND NOT FOR LUXURIES?2010/2012?

Fine words don't do Collins justice - Editorial, Opinion - Independent.ie

Fine words don't do Collins justice - Editorial, Opinion - Independent.ie: But the political and bureaucratic system remains almost identical with what went before. Attempts to improve it have been slow, feeble and in serious respects misguided. The lobbyists are still there, still keeping up the pressure always exerted by special interests.?

Working-class pupils lose out because they are 'too polite' - Telegraph

Working-class pupils lose out because they are 'too polite' - Telegraph: Jessica Calarco, assistant professor of sociology at Indiana University, assessed the classroom behaviour of primary-age pupils as part of the latest research.
She said: "Even very shy middle-class children learned to feel comfortable approaching teachers with questions, and recognised the benefits of doing so.
"Working-class children instead worried about making teachers mad or angry if they asked for help at the wrong time or in the wrong way, and also felt that others would judge them as incompetent or not smart if they asked for help.?

Shattered Dreams | Irish Examiner

Shattered Dreams | Irish Examiner: TOMMY DALY: MOYROSS RESIDENTS’ ALLIANCE?

Regeneration boss 'sorry' for jobs error - National News - Independent.ie

Regeneration boss 'sorry' for jobs error - National News - Independent.ie: According to documentation acquired by us, disharmony at board level was particularly acute after its members were made aware of the employment of chief executive Brendan Kenny's daughter and a board member's son. Both were employed by Mr Kenny without adherence to the public sector recruitment regulations.?

Sunday, August 19, 2012

The blog of Navalny in English

The blog of Navalny in English: The Investigative Committee and the Interior Ministry have started sending messages all over the country, asking: you wouldn't happen to have any information on Navalny, would you?????????????

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

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: 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?

General News - Corruption in Ireland

General News - Corruption in Ireland: He also declined to comment on Fine Gael’s disciplinary committee inquiry into members who were the subject of Mahon tribunal findings, which began yesterday.
Mr Shatter’s constituency colleague in Dublin South, Olivia Mitchell, is vigorously resisting any attempt by the party to censure her after the tribunal found that it was inappropriate for her to have received £500 from lobbyist Frank Dunlop in 1992.?

Coughlan defends Molloy severance package - RTÉ News

Coughlan defends Molloy severance package - RTÉ News: The Tánaiste has said that former FÁS Director General Rody Molloy was given a larger than necessary severance package because the Government wanted to move the organisation on and make sure it changed.?

Russian blogger Alexei Navalny faces criminal investigation - FRANCE 24

Russian blogger Alexei Navalny faces criminal investigation - FRANCE 24: Even the most "corrupted court in the world" would have difficulty bringing a verdict on such rubbish, made up by policemen ». These comments were made by Alexei Navalny on his blog after the Russian justice system reopened a criminal investigation on him. If convicted, this activist, a lawyer by trade, could face up to 5 years in prison. He is accused of inflicting damage by means of deceit in 2009 when he was an advisor to the governor of Kirov region, near to Moscow.?AND THERE ARE PLENTY OF THEM?

A bit rich! Fianna Fail's Attorney General - a wealthy barrister - has got ¿150,000 in 'severance payments' since the election | Mail Online

A bit rich! Fianna Fail's Attorney General - a wealthy barrister - has got ¿150,000 in 'severance payments' since the election | Mail Online

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Bilderberg: Inciting Treason In Ireland's Attorney General? | Hot Political News

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Bilderberg: Inciting Treason In Ireland's Attorney General? | Hot Political News: "This is the diabolic circle of swindlers and tricksters that has attracted Paul Gallagher, Ireland’s Attorney General. One wonders why Mr. Gallagher would want to involve himself with people whose ruthless obsession with self-enrichment and global economic control is starting to register into wider public awareness."RECESSION, DEPRESSION?

Ombudsman's bid to probe garda car death rejected - National News - Independent.ie

Ombudsman's bid to probe garda car death rejected - National News - Independent.ie: But Gda Sgt Andrew Keegan, who was the lead investigator into the accident, launched a judicial review of the GSOC investigation claiming that the watchdog did not have the legal authority to investigate the case in the public interest.
Mr Justice John Hedigan ruled in favour of Sgt Keegan. He upheld his argument that the ombudsman did not have the jurisdiction to investigate the case as a matter of public interest because it did not admit the complaint for investigation in the first instance.?

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Public Inquiry · Who’s watching the watchers?

Public Inquiry · Who’s watching the watchers?: I wish to extend my deepest sympathy to judge dermot kinlens family on the death of a fearless and honest human being.he will be truly missed by the marginlaised and disadvantaged in irish society.it will be a test of brian lenihans honesty and conviction to see if he replaces judge kinlens role as inspector of prisons and places of detention with someone that has the same courage and conviction to expose the truth as to what really goes on in what is called the”system”a system that judge kinlen said thrives on a mindset of obsession with power,control and secrecy.judge kinlen was not afraid to ruffle feathers in cosy high places by exposing the hidden appalling and inhumane conditions as well as the lack or non existent mental health care.over the years there has been many a speech made by public officials well published to the effect for example{attorney general}paul gallagher”it is the hallmark of a modern civilised and democratic society that it strives for wisdom,truth,and justice.they must be the fundamental aims of any legal system we adopt in our society.(tell that to the parents of what the state refers to as boy !d!}dead at 14years of age in the land of the celtic tiger?

"ENCOURAGECHANGE"paddoconnell8@gmail.com: July 2009

"ENCOURAGECHANGE"paddoconnell8@gmail.com: July 2009: I HOPE FIANNA FAIL TD JOHNNY BRADY IS NOT ALL JUST HOT AIR, WHEN HE SAID BANK OF IRELAND IS BEEN ACCUSED OF INTIMIDATING SMALL STRUGGLING BUSINESSES BY GANGS OF DEBT COLLECTORS,HEAVY GANGS TERRIFYING PEOPLE,SOME OF THEM WITH CRIMINAL RECORDS?I WOULD EXPECT NOW THAT MR.BRADY HAS MADE THESE CLAIMS PROBABLY UNDER DAIL PRIVILEGE THAT HE WILL[FOLLOW] IT THROUGH TO THE BITTER END.AT LEAST IN MOUNTJOY OR MOST OTHER PRISONS YOU KNOW YOUR THROAT COULD BE CUT OR STABBED IN THE BACK BY ITS INMATES,BUT ITS THE PEN PUSHERS WHO CAUSE AS MUCH DAMAGE BY THEIR ILLEGAL PRACTICES.AS TOM O CONNELL THE CONFRONTATIONAL KERRY BUSINESS MAN SAID"I COULDNT COMPETE WITH KERRYS COUNTY COUNCILS UNLIMITED FINANCES"LIKEWISE WITH FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS THE SMALL PERSON GETS CRUSHED.?

"ENCOURAGECHANGE"paddoconnell8@gmail.com: July 2009

"ENCOURAGECHANGE"paddoconnell8@gmail.com: July 2009: Abuse of position and power,cronyism,etc,etc,has and does cause people to do things they wouldnt normally do.But like everything else in ireland its covered up.I hope that trinity professor received that e-mail.SOCIAL CLASS
APARTHEID IS ALIVE AND KICKING.?

Angry dad accuses Taoiseach of forcing his children to emigrate - Fiscal Treaty, National News - Independent.ie

Angry dad accuses Taoiseach of forcing his children to emigrate - Fiscal Treaty, National News - Independent.ie: People are entitled to have their say."?

Andrews makes a tweet of himself with litany of Twitter indiscretions | Irish Examiner

Andrews makes a tweet of himself with litany of Twitter indiscretions | Irish Examiner: "@chrisandrewsff and Ardagh clan in FF have a sense of entitlement which is not healthy," said the Janus-faced politician, who may, in his defence, be speaking the truth about his purported sense of entitlement.?

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Garda corruption laws useless, says whistleblower | BreakingNews.ie

Garda corruption laws useless, says whistleblower | BreakingNews.ie: The Donegal-based garda, who made damning allegations of corruption against high-ranking superiors, said the accountability legislation is currently useless and rife with shortcomings.?

Domestic Reports on Ireland | Transparency International Ireland

Domestic Reports on Ireland | Transparency International Ireland: The following reports released in Ireland relate to the evidence and scale of corruption in Ireland?

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: February 2011

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: February 2011: An Environment That "Protected" And "Cherished" The "Individual" Child?

An Alternative to Silence | Transparency International Ireland

An Alternative to Silence | Transparency International Ireland: A European Commission funded study claims that the Irish Government’s approach to exposing corruption in our banks and government is deeply flawed. The report published today by anti-corruption group Transparency International Ireland (TI Ireland) finds that there are so many loopholes in Irish law that most people in business or the public service are effectively stopped from reporting wrongdoing or raising concerns in the public interest.?

Quinn girl -- I don't know who paid for my €100k wedding - News, Frontpage - Herald.ie

Quinn girl -- I don't know who paid for my €100k wedding - News, Frontpage - Herald.ie: SEAN Quinn's daughter does not know who paid for her €100,000 wedding, she has said.?

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.?DOES THE SAME HAPPEN IN THE REPUBLIC OF IRELAND WHEN IT COMES TO THE APPOINTMENT OF JUDICIARY?ARE THEY FROM A "PARTICULAR"BACKGROUND?

Will ALL new judges have ties to FG/Lab? – NewsScoops.Org - Irish Newspaper Investigations

Will ALL new judges have ties to FG/Lab? – NewsScoops.Org - Irish Newspaper Investigations: ‘It seems that the decency, competence and integrity of individuals appointed to undertake onerous duties for the benefit of the State and its citizens, and the integrity of those who make such appointments, is to be consistently targeted and undermined by some sections of the media.
‘Any suggestion that either appointment is based on anything other than merit or has any base or hidden motive is completely untrue,’ he added.?

Five out of six judges appointed have connections to Fine Gael or Labour - The Irish Times - Mon, Nov 14, 2011

Five out of six judges appointed have connections to Fine Gael or Labour - The Irish Times - Mon, Nov 14, 2011: Last month, the Government nominated Judge Michael White, a former Workers’ Party election candidate, to the High Court. Judge White was promoted from the Circuit Court, to which he was appointed by the last Coalition government in 1996.?

Dublin South - MEP Higgins welcomes appointment of Garda whistleblower ’s office

Dublin South - MEP Higgins welcomes appointment of Garda whistleblower ’s office: Fine Gael MEP Jim Higgins has welcomed the appointment of former senior
civil servant Brian McCarthy to receive confidential reports from Garda
whistleblowers who feel obliged to report corruption and malpractice
within the Force.?

Minister's reply on Garda Whistleblower an insult to Dáil Éireann » Pat Rabbitte TD » The Labour Party

Minister's reply on Garda Whistleblower an insult to Dáil Éireann » Pat Rabbitte TD » The Labour Party: If it is true that Mr. McCarthy is based in the Department of Justice, it must surely be the least likely location for a member of the Garda Síochána (whatever about a member of the public) to visit to impart information about malpractice in the Gardaí?

Shatter defends appointing former donor to Garda whistleblower job

Shatter defends appointing former donor to Garda whistleblower job: Barrister Oliver Connolly was last night confirmed as an external ‘Confidential Recipient’ for Garda complaints, receiving complaints from Gardaí and civilian Garda staff about alleged corruption within the force.?

Garda corruption claims borne out, says internal report - National News - Independent.ie

Garda corruption claims borne out, says internal report - National News - Independent.ie: The document details explosive information relating to alleged Garda corruption by certain senior officers in Dublin, and he has intimated to the Carthy team that he will make the document public if prosecuted in connection with the Donegal inquiry. The document details the garda's alleged involvement in forging overtime claims, fabricating evidence and retaining stolen property all at the behest of his superiors, the garda claims.?

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Fight Over Closing of Illinois Supermax Ends 14 Years of Prisoners' Silence in Solitary Confinement

Fight Over Closing of Illinois Supermax Ends 14 Years of Prisoners' Silence in Solitary Confinement: The story of Tamms is the story of something positive that may have come out of a recession, about what may be the last throes of the supermax movement, and what a campaign against torture accomplished in less than four years.?

Sullivan opens conference on social inequality | Daily Progress

Sullivan opens conference on social inequality | Daily Progress: In addition to inequality in getting to college, it’s worth noting the impact attending college has on an individual’s life experience thereafter, she said.?SHOULD "MONEY"PREVENT KIDS FROM A DISADVANTAGED BACKGROUND GOING TO HARVARD?

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

"ENCOURAGECHANGE"paddoconnell8@gmail.com: "ENCOURAGECHANGE"paddoconnell8@gmail.com: PADDYWANTSTOKNOW?: ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Image: Vindicating Socio-Economic Rights: International Standards and Comparative Experiences (Routledge Research in Human Rights Law): Paul O'Connell

"ENCOURAGECHANGE"paddoconnell8@gmail.com: "ENCOURAGECHANGE"paddoconnell8@gmail.com: PADDYWANTSTOKNOW?: ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Image: Vindicating Socio-Economic Rights: International Standards and Comparative Experiences (Routledge Research in Human Rights Law): Paul O'Connell: Courts can play a substantial role in the vindication of socio-economic rights,?

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Solicitor highly critical of judicial reform plan - The Irish Times - Tue, Dec 14, 2010

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Solicitor highly critical of judicial reform plan - The Irish Times - Tue, Dec 14, 2010: "Mr Williams also referred to a case where the Supreme Court set aside one of its judgments after it emerged that the brother of the Chief Justice, Mr Justice John Murray was a partner in a firm employed by the defendants in the case,?

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: Hate (a source of evil) which leads to violence and other deviant behaviour?

Vatican Scandal: Pope's Butler Paolo Gabriele; And Claudio Sciarpelletti To Face Trial In Theft Case

Vatican Scandal: Pope's Butler Paolo Gabriele; And Claudio Sciarpelletti To Face Trial In Theft Case: While the Vatican had insisted throughout the investigation that Gabriele, a 45-year-old married layman who lives with his family in Vatican City, was the only person under investigation, the indictment also orders trial for Claudio Sciarpelletti, a 48-year-old computer expert in the Secretariat of State office charged with aiding and abetting the butler.?

Pope's butler stand trial for Vatileak scandal | Mail Online

Pope's butler stand trial for Vatileak scandal | Mail Online: The scandal, which began in January with the publication of leaked letters, showed how Vatican contracts were awarded to "favoured" companies and individuals.?

Pope's butler stand trial for Vatileak scandal | Mail Online

Pope's butler stand trial for Vatileak scandal | Mail Online: A Bid To Stop 'Evil And Corruption' Within The Church?

Ilaria Alpi: Italy's unspeakable secret < Enquiries < REPORT < Flare Network

Ilaria Alpi: Italy's unspeakable secret < Enquiries < REPORT < Flare Network: Restore Hope?THIS IS WHAT"GLOBALISATION"DOES TO POOR COUNTRIES AROUND THE WORLD?

'Mouthpiece: A Life in — and Sometimes Just Outside — the Law,' by Edward Hayes - The New York Times Book Review - New York Times

'Mouthpiece: A Life in — and Sometimes Just Outside — the Law,' by Edward Hayes - The New York Times Book Review - New York Times: The two main things he learned in the Bronx, Hayes says, are that "most of the time, law is about power," and is less concerned with justice than with money, and that "everything works the same way as the crime business" — meaning that there is always a way around the rules.?

Garda Assistant Chief Commissioner Ned Garvey - Acting for M16 ? - Politics ~ Irish & International

Garda Assistant Chief Commissioner Ned Garvey - Acting for M16 ? - Politics ~ Irish & International: Then Assistant Commissioner of the Gardaí, Edmund ('Ned') Garvey was said by Fred Holroyd to have met him and an RUC Officer at Garda headquarters in 1975. Holroyd named Garvey, and another Garda (codenamed, 'the badger'), as being on the "British side". Garvey later denied that the meeting took place. However, Justice Barron found: "The visit by Holroyd to Garda Headquarters unquestionably did take place, notwithstanding former Commissioner Garvey’s inability to recall it".[56] Barron further noted: "On the Northern side, there is conflicting evidence as to how, why and by whom the visit was arranged. Regrettably, Garda investigations have failed to uncover any documentary evidence of the visit, or to identify any of the officers involved in arranging it from the Southern side."[47]
Edmund Garvey was dismissed by the incoming Fianna Fáil Government on 19 January 1978 without explanation, other than by stating that it no longer had confidence in him as Garda Commissioner.?

Retired garda known as 'The Badger' to testify in McGeough trial - Politics ~ Irish & International

Retired garda known as 'The Badger' to testify in McGeough trial - Politics ~ Irish & International: The Badger, Garda Sergeant John McCoy, is an infamous character whose notoreity centers around the Dublin Monaghan bombings./

Courageous lead | Irish Examiner

Courageous lead | Irish Examiner: It is good to see that Bishop Diarmuid Martin recognises that his and our society was wrong in how they dealt with illegitimacy and unwanted children.?

‘Powers that be’ defined by hypocrisy | Irish Examiner

‘Powers that be’ defined by hypocrisy | Irish Examiner: Those in power in this country have no constructive purpose whatsoever.?

Commission of inquiry only way to probe bank guarantee | Irish Examiner

Commission of inquiry only way to probe bank guarantee | Irish Examiner: He can feel your anger and he wants to act on your behalf.?

Mark Duggan: a year on, little has been learnt to stop riots occurring again | Stafford Scott | Comment is free | The Guardian

Mark Duggan: a year on, little has been learnt to stop riots occurring again | Stafford Scott | Comment is free | The Guardian: It would appear that very little has been learnt about its root causes, especially by those in positions of power?

Demonstrators ask: Abolish the IPCC and Keith Vaz MP responds with an Inquiry « Victims Unite!

Demonstrators ask: Abolish the IPCC and Keith Vaz MP responds with an Inquiry « Victims Unite!: Demonstrators ask: Abolish the IPCC and Keith Vaz MP responds with an Inquiry?

BRIGHTON SCANDAL!!

BRIGHTON SCANDAL!!: "Seek the advice of the local Citizens Advice Bureau"?

Brighton Scandal

Brighton Scandal

Evidence supposedly ‘shredded’ that caused collapse of notorious £30m Cardiff Three police corruption trial ‘found in a box’

Evidence supposedly ‘shredded’ that caused collapse of notorious £30m Cardiff Three police corruption trial ‘found in a box’: Evidence supposedly ‘shredded’ that caused collapse of notorious £30m Cardiff Three police corruption trial ‘found in a box’?

Lynette White corruption trial: John Actie 'had never heard of four key prosecution witnesses' - Wales News - News - WalesOnline

Lynette White corruption trial: John Actie 'had never heard of four key prosecution witnesses' - Wales News - News - WalesOnline: In 2001 an investigation began into how they came to be charged and put on trial. In 2003 advances in DNA led new officers to Jeffrey Gafoor, who admitted the murder and said he had acted alone. He is serving a life sentence.?

Lynette White corruption trial: John Actie 'had never heard of four key prosecution witnesses' - Wales News - News from @walesonline

Lynette White corruption trial: John Actie 'had never heard of four key prosecution witnesses' - Wales News - News from @walesonline

Monday, August 13, 2012

About UD

About UD: In 1965 whilst living in London I met up with an old school friend from Artane who was unfortunately by this time what you may call a down-&-out & addicted to alcohol & who did not live to see the end of that year. During his last months we spoke greatly about what happened in Artane & he asked me to make a promise to do my utmost to bring the true events of what happened (& as it eventually turned out were still happening at that time) to all the boys & girls in those god forsaken place's to the public's attention & to seek justice for all the terrible abuses that were occurring there.?

Gene Kerrigan: Poor always pay in tale of two Irelands - Gene Kerrigan, Columnists - Independent.ie

Gene Kerrigan: Poor always pay in tale of two Irelands - Gene Kerrigan, Columnists - Independent.ie: It was in this newspaper's business section last week. Tom Lyons and Daniel McConnell had a story about how Phil's loans from Irish Nationwide were personally approved by Michael "Mickey Fingers" Fingleton, head honcho at Nationwide and major player in setting the tone of Celtic Tiger Ireland.
Seems that Phil bought "a pied-a-terre house in Dublin 4 and a luxurious penthouse in Portugal". The story went on to explain the details of the "soft loans", but I had to take a break and look up pied-a-terre in Wikipedia. A town house, it means, separate from your main residence. Isn't that nice? Good man, Phil.
Phil got a normal mortgage of €330,000 to buy his family home in Kilkenny. Then, another €450,000 to buy the little place in Haddington Square, Dublin 4. That was, it seems, on a 10-year "interest only" mortgage. As was the next €430,000 borrowed from Mickey Fingers, to buy a luxury apartment in Portugal.
So, at the height of the bubble, as a very wealthy doctor, James Reilly built up a significant property portfolio. And, Phil Hogan ended up with property investments worth €1,210,000, personally approved by Mickey Fingers, who had the run of Nationwide. And Mickey's reign might be jaw-dropping, but it was all sanctioned by the wonderful Nationwide board.
What matters most when such stories emerge is what they tell us about the two Irelands. And the revelations of the finances of James and Phil gave us some details of that other smaller, richer, luckier Ireland, where most of us don't live. We learned, for instance, about "interest only" loans, and "soft" loans and "non-recourse" loans.?

Friday, August 10, 2012

CONNECT TO MY ANGELS

CONNECT TO MY ANGELS: That's what Official Ireland has done to individuals who have tried to speak the truth. To avoid rather than confront. The refusal to recognise the fundamental difference between right and wrong which poisons public life?

PADDYWANTSTOKNOW?: [Lunchtime Bite] Daughter awarded €375,000 for father’s sex abuse - Newstalk.ie

PADDYWANTSTOKNOW?: [Lunchtime Bite] Daughter awarded €375,000 for father’s sex abuse - Newstalk.ie: Gerard Smith – "Tried to hide behind the Statute of Limitations"?

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: "ENCOURAGECHANGE"paddoconnell8@gmail.com: Deaf Forum > Horrors Of St Joseph's School For The Deaf Irel

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: "ENCOURAGECHANGE"paddoconnell8@gmail.com: Deaf Forum > Horrors Of St Joseph's School For The Deaf Irel: "AFTER TODAYS RYAN REPORT IS THE ISSUE FINISHED OR ONLY STARTING?I WONDER IF FINIAN MC GRATH KNOWS AS HE ONCE BROUGHT IT UP IN DAIL EIREANN.A VOICE FOR THE VOICELESS?"THE NONE HEARING NONE SPEAKING VOICELESS?

ENCOURAGECHANGE.

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: St Joseph’s School for the Deaf. It was the subject of Eastern Health Board Investigations in the 1980s which revealed disturbing levels of sexual abuse and peer sexual activity amongst boys who were resident there. These documents reveal a persistent failure on the part of school Authorities to protect children from bullying and abuse.
In addition, the documents revealed that physical punishment of these children continued into the mid-1990s and that staff were protected by management when physical abuse was discovered.?

Public Inquiry · Catholic militant Mary Kenny exploits passing of Maeve Binchy

Public Inquiry · Catholic militant Mary Kenny exploits passing of Maeve Binchy: The underlying message here, of course, is that cruel Christian Brothers and paedophile priests are nothing more than the invention of fiction writers.?

Public Inquiry · Corruption? Not in Ireland

Public Inquiry · Corruption? Not in Ireland: God played a big part in irish society for a very very long time does that mean we can blame him for all thats wrong in irish society today?

Derelict boat shed finally becomes top training hub - National News - Independent.ie

Derelict boat shed finally becomes top training hub - National News - Independent.ie: The Government did come through with a €24,000 grant but it still wasn't enough to provide for toilet and shower facilities.
And that's where Co Monaghan pork producer Paddy Mallon came in. A boxing fan, he stumped up €7,000 to install the loo and shower and is now a proud sponsor of the Bray Boxing Club.
Yesterday, he said he was delighted with the building's new incarnation
"It's brand spanking new. There's a proper boxing ring with weights and medicine balls," he said.
And most importantly, the owner of Mallon Foods is happy to report, it has a throne which is finally fit for sporting royalty such as Katie Taylor.?

Inquiry severely critical of McManus/Brosnan hospital company

Inquiry severely critical of McManus/Brosnan hospital company: A PRIVATE hospital, owned by Irish investors including J.P.McManus, Denis Brosnan, Dermot Desmond and John Magnier, where vulnerable patients were allegedly encouraged to commit suicide, “failed to address corporate responsibility’ an inquiry has found.?

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Judicial peacocks need to have their elaborate wings chopped ! | Machholz's Blog

Judicial peacocks need to have their elaborate wings chopped ! | Machholz's Blog: These people come across as pampas and arrogant!This is a perfect example of insiders, elite and “snout’s in the trough codgers” trying to muddy the waters.?

European Action against ESM | The GOLDEN RULE

European Action against ESM | The GOLDEN RULE: Standing Up for Truth and Justice- In a violent and oppressive world where lies and injustices prevail.?

PADDYWANTSTOKNOW?

PADDYWANTSTOKNOW?: "The Right To Be Listened To""?

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: ENCOURAGECHANGE.: "ENCOURAGECHANGE"paddoconnell8@gmail.com

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: ENCOURAGECHANGE.: "ENCOURAGECHANGE"paddoconnell8@gmail.com: "CERTAIN PEOPLE BEEN SENT TO PRISON FOR CONTEMPT.WHEN EAMONN BARNES WAS THE DPP HE HAD TO APPEAR IN THE HIGH COURT ON 15th APRIL 1991, IT IS ALLEGED FOR FAILING TO COMPLY WITH COURT INSTRUCTIONS[CONTEMPT]THEN ON THE 19th OCT.1992 THE 'STATE'[THE PEOPLE]IN A CASE OF 'ESTOPPEL'PROCEEDINGS WHERE IT WAS ALSO ALLEGED THE STATE DISOBYED A HIGH COURT ORDER FOR DISCOVERY OF DOCUMENTS THAT WAS CRUCIAL TO A PERSONS DEFENCE[CONTEMPT]?ARE THE COURTS SELECTIVE IN WHO THEY HOLD IN CONTEMPT OF COURT?YOU ALSO HAD THE GARDA FERGAL FOLEY CASE?GARDA CHURCH AND RAY MURRAY CASE?THEIR CASE RESULTED IN THE THEN COMMISSIONER PATRICK CULLIGAN MAKING A DIRECTIVE IN A SECRET MEMO 'IN THE INTERESTS OF'JUSTICE',OR GOOD ORDER AND DISIPLINE WITHIN THE GARDI IT 'MAY'BECOME NECESSARY THAT AN'INFORMANTS'IDENTITY BE DISCLOSED?[22/12/1993]KYRON FITZGERALD SUNDAY INDEPENDENT"?TERRY PRONE DITTO?

Murder Trial of Bo Xilai’s Wife Concludes - NYTimes.com

Murder Trial of Bo Xilai’s Wife Concludes - NYTimes.com: Public Discussion On The Internet Has Been Blocked.?

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Commission on Child Abuse Report Published » Bock The Robber

Commission on Child Abuse Report Published » Bock The Robber: St Joseph’s School for the Deaf. It was the subject of Eastern Health Board Investigations in the 1980s which revealed disturbing levels of sexual abuse and peer sexual activity amongst boys who were resident there. These documents reveal a persistent failure on the part of school Authorities to protect children from bullying and abuse.
In addition, the documents revealed that physical punishment of these children continued into the mid-1990s and that staff were protected by management when physical abuse was discovered.?

"ENCOURAGECHANGE"paddoconnell8@gmail.com: Former Education Ministers 'not made aware' of abuse

"ENCOURAGECHANGE"paddoconnell8@gmail.com: Former Education Ministers 'not made aware' of abuse: To quote Niamh Bhreathnech"If You Were A Pupil In Cabra Then I Would Say"MY BEST WASENT GOOD ENOUGH"Who else does this quote apply to?Then they wonder why there is deep social problems,as one letter writer said in a newspaper"What,the people in ballymun have to"ENDURE"were "CREATED" by an oblivious,callus,state policy bent on segregating different citizens(apartheid)working-class from middle class.I suppose it can be defined as ruleing-class"HYPOCRISY".

Elaine Byrne: We are not all cherished equally in this benighted republic of ours - Analysis, Opinion - Independent.ie

Elaine Byrne: We are not all cherished equally in this benighted republic of ours - Analysis, Opinion - Independent.ie: Elaine Byrne: We are not all cherished equally in this benighted republic of ours?

Jail the Bankers or Abolish the Jails?

Jail the Bankers or Abolish the Jails?: It is now almost uncontested that in the United States the most privileged tier of society gets impunity while those on the bottom get criminalized and punished largely for their marginalized place in our society.?SAME APPLIES IN IRELAND?

IPRT Position Paper 7: Complaints, Monitoring and Inspection in Prisons | Irish Penal Reform Trust (IPRT)

IPRT Position Paper 7: Complaints, Monitoring and Inspection in Prisons | Irish Penal Reform Trust (IPRT): Monitoring and inspection of places of detention, as well as the establishment of an independent external mechanism for the review of prisoners’ complaints, are central to the protection of human rights of prisoners and form part of Ireland’s obligations under international law.
This Position Paper outlines the international standards pertaining to external scrutiny mechanisms, and assesses the current system of oversight in Ireland against those standards. It further makes recommendations for the improvement of current mechanisms, including a call for the establishment of an Office of Prisoner Ombudsman to deal with individual complaints.?

[Lunchtime Bite] Daughter awarded €375,000 for father’s sex abuse - Newstalk.ie

[Lunchtime Bite] Daughter awarded €375,000 for father’s sex abuse - Newstalk.ie: Gerard Smith – "tried to hide behind the Statute of Limitations"” he said.
“But he’s been flushed out of his last hiding place – the curtains have been drawn back, and her abuser stands exposed” he added.?

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Public Inquiry · The extremes of humanity

Public Inquiry · The extremes of humanity: Or am I being too pessimistic?

ENCOURAGECHANGE.

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Imagine how more horrifying that report would have been if the Irish judiciary's role in the abuse had been looked into! The judiciary consigned thousands of children to incarceration in institutions they knew were abusive without batting an eyelid or even consulting the Irish Constitution?

AIB and Ansbacher wrote off Fitzgerald's £200,000 debt - RTÉ News

AIB and Ansbacher wrote off Fitzgerald's £200,000 debt - RTÉ News: Former Taoiseach Garret Fitzgerald has confirmed that AIB and Ansbacher wrote off debts of almost £200,000 that he owed them six years ago. He was in financial difficulties at the time?

The Beef Tribunal report – The Story

The Beef Tribunal report – The Story: The Beef Tribunal report?

Ansbacher Report – The Story

Ansbacher Report – The Story: Ansbacher Report?

The Glackin Report – complete – The Story

The Glackin Report – complete – The Story: The Glackin Report – complete?

Monday, August 6, 2012

Quinns 'are being made scapegoats' - Yahoo! News UK

Quinns 'are being made scapegoats' - Yahoo! News UK: He attacked politicians and the media and said they should be dropped "into the middle of the Atlantic".?

They're stealing your property - don't let them! - CANdo - Australia's Voice

They're stealing your property - don't let them! - CANdo - Australia's Voice: That’s why we are campaigning to ensure the politicians become the servants of the people.
And not the masters.
We say this people’s power should be in the constitution.?

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’.?A PERVERSION OF WHO'S TRUTH?

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

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: ENCOURAGECHANGE.: ENCOURAGECHANGE.: ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Paul O’Connell: School of Law: University of Leicester: Too Little, Too Late?’'CRIME AND ITS'TRUE'CAUSES?

Harvard admits record numbers of African-American and Latino students | Education | The Guardian

Harvard admits record numbers of African-American and Latino students | Education | The Guardian: More than 60% of the students admitted to Harvard this year will receive "need-based" scholarships averaging more than $40,000.?

Vice-Chancellor's Blog A fair go for all students: how do we achieve this in higher education?

Vice-Chancellor's Blog A fair go for all students: how do we achieve this in higher education?: Getting back to Britain, recent data show social mobility is going backwards. British children from disadvantaged backgrounds have less chance of moving up the social ladder today than they did 40 years ago.?

Financial support

Financial support: The University of Cambridge is committed to the principle that no suitably-qualified UK/EU student should be deterred by their financial circumstances from applying to Cambridge, and that no publicly-funded UK/EU student should have to leave because of financial difficulties.
The University therefore plans to provide one of the most extensive and flexible support packages in the country to ensure that a Cambridge education is accessible to all, regardless of background.?

When access to college changes lives - The Irish Times - Tue, Feb 21, 2012

When access to college changes lives - The Irish Times - Tue, Feb 21, 2012: It was supposed to be a university for all, so staff were wondering why so many people from the local community would pass by the gates without ever considering the possibility of coming inside to study.”?

Ming escalates hostilities with 'biased' Ceann Comhairle claim - National News - Independent.ie

Ming escalates hostilities with 'biased' Ceann Comhairle claim - National News - Independent.ie: The incident led to an emergency meeting of the Dail's Committee on Procedure and Privileges, which is charged with maintaining standards in Leinster House and is chaired by Mr Barrett.?

Public Inquiry · Be very afraid

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

Claire's Story - Invincible Rights

Claire's Story - Invincible Rights: Open letter to the media,?

The Dublin County Sheriff evicts the Carlyon family.... - TNS RADIO - Seeking solutions

The Dublin County Sheriff evicts the Carlyon family.... - TNS RADIO - Seeking solutions: No account has been furnished to the Carlyons outlining what happened to their property. The County Sheriff informed the Carlyons’ current legal representative, Brophy Solicitors, "that they did not keep records."?HOW VERY CONVENIENT?

Transparency is the key to trust - Editorial, Opinion - Independent.ie

Transparency is the key to trust - Editorial, Opinion - Independent.ie: Nothing like one in every 10 Irish citizens has more than the vaguest notion what NAMA -- the National Asset Management Agency -- is or what it does. But anybody can understand the transaction which has turned a spotlight on to this immensely powerful and immensely secretive agency.
A former NAMA employee, Enda Farrell, bought a house and two acres of land for €420,000. In more prosperous times, the same property had been sold for €1.2m. The difference is considerably more than the average fall in residential property prices, but instances of steeper declines are common and well known.
However, the agency has sharp questions to answer about this transaction, and in facing them it should shed its ingrained reluctance to give the public any information.
Naturally it denies that "insider dealing" was involved. Were that the case, someone would have committed a criminal offence. But it has asked its internal auditors, Deloitte, to inquire into whether full statutory and disclosure requirements were adhered to.

Garda should investigate Nama home sale, says TD - The Irish Times - Mon, Aug 06, 2012

Garda should investigate Nama home sale, says TD - The Irish Times - Mon, Aug 06, 2012: THE PURCHASE of a house by an employee of the National Asset Management Agency, which was on the agency’s books, should be referred to the Garda for further investigation, said Fianna Fáil finance spokesman Michael McGrath.
Enda Farrell, a former portfolio manager with Nama, bought the five-bedroom house in Lucan, Co Dublin, earlier this year.
The house was one of the properties owned by businessman Thomas Dowd which Nama took under its control. Mr Dowd paid €1.4 million for the property, Sundaywell, in 2004.
The Sunday Times reported yesterday that Mr Farrell and his wife Alice Kramer approached Mr Dowd, who sold them the property for €410,000.
Mr Farrell did not tell Mr Dowd that he was a Nama employee, nor did he tell Nama that he had bought the house, which has been used as a family home.?

Nama says it's not worried as manager quits for fund - Irish, Business - Independent.ie

Nama says it's not worried as manager quits for fund - Irish, Business - Independent.ie: GIANT UK private equity firm Forum Partners has hired former Nama executive Enda Farrell to scour the Irish market for distressed debt deals.
Forum Partners is a €5bn real estate investment management firm, with operations in the US, Europe and Asia.
Mr Farrell was a portfolio manager at Nama before the move to the private equity company.?

Sunday, August 5, 2012

"ENCOURAGECHANGE"paddoconnell8@gmail.com: Harte and Fr D'Arcy among crowd out in support of beleaguered family - National News - Independent.ie

"ENCOURAGECHANGE"paddoconnell8@gmail.com: Harte and Fr D'Arcy among crowd out in support of beleaguered family - National News - Independent.ie: Below a banner demanding "natural justice" for the Quinn family, Fr D'Arcy stated that it should be the regulators, auditors and banks that should be before the courts, not the Quinn family.
"The main reason I'm here is because as "Christians" and good neighbours we have a right and a duty to stand by our families and neighbours when they are in trouble and nobody will take that away from us," he said.?RIGHT?

Blogger: ENCOURAGECHANGE. - Post a Comment

Blogger: ENCOURAGECHANGE. - Post a Comment: theraggedwagon said...
Remember how devastating the Ryan Report was - this report outlined the horrors children had to endure in State institutions managed by the Catholic Church. Imagine how more horrifying that report would have been if the Irish judiciary's role in the abuse had been looked into! The judiciary consigned thousands of children to incarceration in institutions they knew were abusive without batting an eyelid or even consulting the Irish Constitution?

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Who holds judiciary to account when they get it wrong? | Irish Examiner

Who holds judiciary to account when they get it wrong? | Irish Examiner: Judges, overwhelmingly originating from a very narrow social background and expressing an equally narrow perception of wider society, need to know they are not above judgment themselves.

They should not — ever — be subject to political pressure, but must be accountable to disciplinary mechanisms within their own profession.

Devins clearly needs reminding that justice is supposed to be blind — not ignorant.?

Fr Brian D'Arcy defends his attendance at Quinn protest - RTÉ News

Fr Brian D'Arcy defends his attendance at Quinn protest - RTÉ News: He was not doing this to be popular but there was no point in him being a priest if he only showed compassion to a select few.?

Fr Brian D'Arcy defends his attendance at Quinn protest - RTÉ News

Fr Brian D'Arcy defends his attendance at Quinn protest - RTÉ News: He added that it would be a very bad day when a priest could not offer support to people in trouble.?

Friday, August 3, 2012

The Austerity Hoax | War Is A Crime .org

The Austerity Hoax | War Is A Crime .org: The Austerity Hoax?

The FOI process – a note of praise – The Story

The FOI process – a note of praise – The Story: Too often a system that’s supposed to be about transparency and openness, active citzenship, open government and all that good stuff, ends up becoming adversarial – a battle of wills between a requester and an administration that all too often sees access to information as a chore rather than as something that benefits us all, citizens and public bodies alike

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Lifer on mission to right perceived wrong | Irish Examiner

Lifer on mission to right perceived wrong | Irish Examiner: I first met Seamus Maye in a Dublin hotel nearly a decade ago. He was pursuing a High Court action against the building materials giant, CRH. He was in the concrete business with his brother, but their operation went belly-up in 1993. He believed that they were driven out of business by CRH, which, he claimed had been operating a cartel among cement and concrete suppliers. CRH has been the subject of a number of allegations in this country, but none of substance has ever been proven. The company has always denied all allegations of impropriety and no court in this country has ever made a finding against it.

The company and its supporters put much of the controversy down to jealousy. There is no doubt but that CRH is highly successful, one of the country’s best performing entities, its tentacles now spreading out across the world. In business, and particularly in anything associated with the construction industry, things can get hairy, people can get hurt, and in the end only the fittest survive. That’s business, and sometimes it’s nobody’s fault at all.?

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: ENCOURAGECHANGE.: August 2010

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: ENCOURAGECHANGE.: August 2010: "''How can kids from a disadvantaged background who spend years studying cope in irish society against a culture of 'legal corruption'that involves favours,vested interests,patronage,and personal relationships?

Sprit2008′s Weblog

Sprit2008′s Weblog: .It strikes me that these families had to struggle so much while been on this earth and after they die their life is erased by the passage of time,while some of the worlds worse tyrants are remembered,and even today the most corrupt are defended by their elitest cronies?

WHY WE ALL OWE FRANK OUR THANKS Father Brian D'Arcy a Catholic Priest writing Articles on Religion for the Sunday World

WHY WE ALL OWE FRANK OUR THANKS Father Brian D'Arcy a Catholic Priest writing Articles on Religion for the Sunday World: FOR 40 years Frank Crummey was a thorn in the side of respectable Irish society.Now his time has come.He was right all along and he has a book to prove it. Towards the end of his enthralling memoir Crummey V Ireland he sums up a life spent bringing hope to the hope-less by admitting that the recent Ryan and Murphy Reports left him with just a twinge of guilt."For me, the conclusions of both reports have demonstrated what I'd always known was as much a tragedy as the abuse itself: a whole nation's ability to stand silently by and let it happen," he writes.?

PADDYWANTSTOKNOW?

PADDYWANTSTOKNOW?: I have always wondered why it was that those who worked the hardest all their lives could end up in a paupers grave?

PADDYWANTSTOKNOW?

PADDYWANTSTOKNOW?: Willie Bermingham was at a funeral in Glasnevin, in 1984, when he saw a wooden box on a wheelbarrow. When he enquired he was told it was the body of somebody who had nobody to bury them, bound for a ‘paupers grave’. This meant burial in an unmarked piece of ‘poor ground’ between the other graves. Poor ground was also used to inter victims of famine and disease epidemics and these burials were done under cover of darkness.
According to an ALONE Bulletin from that year, “Willie swore from then on that nobody in Dublin would ever be buried in an unmarked grave again.” ALONE began looking after these kinds of burials, either people who died without friends or family, or unidentified, or homeless people.?