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Tuesday, October 30, 2012

CONNECT TO MY ANGELS

CONNECT TO MY ANGELS: """We are not childcare workers. People have to remember that many of these guys are not your typical 17-year-old and have more life experience under their belt than you and I ever will.""?IM SURE THIS STATMENT SAYS IT ALL,I WISH TO CALL ON ALL THOSE "ALLEGED"TO BE CONCERNED ABOUT JUVENILES WELLBEING IN SAINT PATRICKS INSTITUTION TO CALL ON THE MINISTER FOR JUSTICE TO RELEASE THE FILES IN RELATION TO JUVENILES THAT WERE IMPRISONED IN PORTLAOISE IN THE 1960s.THIS WILL SHOW YOU HOW MUCH LIFE EXPERIENCE KIDS FROM A WORKING-CLASS BACKGROUND GOT IN THE 1940s,50s,60s,70s,80s, 90s,2000.OR GO TO THE SITE PUBLIC INQUIRY(PADDOCONNELL).""

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ENCOURAGECHANGE.: ENCOURAGECHANGE.: ENCOURAGECHANGE.: SSRN-On Reconciling Irreconcilables: Neo-Liberal Globalisation and Human Rights by Paul O'Connell

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: ENCOURAGECHANGE.: ENCOURAGECHANGE.: SSRN-On Reconciling Irreconcilables: Neo-Liberal Globalisation and Human Rights by Paul O'Connell: "'FAIR AND EQUAL ACCESS TO EDUCATION FOR THE LESS WELL OFF?"

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Public Inquiry · Double standards

Public Inquiry · Double standards: "It seems we are once again witnessing the double standards of Irish politicians when it comes to law enforcement and accountability."?

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Public Inquiry · Snouts in the trough – out with principles

Public Inquiry · Snouts in the trough – out with principles: "One of the unremarked benefits of emigration is that the emigrant can leave behind the endemic sleaze, nepotism and corruption of Irish political life."?

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High Court challenge to children's referendum - Courts, National News - Independent.ie

High Court challenge to children's referendum - Courts, National News - Independent.ie: "THE Government should not be spending some €1.1m of public monies on a one-sided information campaign about the up-coming children's referendum, it has been claimed in the High Court."?

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Challenge to use of State funds in Children's Referendum campaign - RTÉ News

Challenge to use of State funds in Children's Referendum campaign - RTÉ News: "The action by Mark McCrystal claims the Government information campaign is designed to promote a Yes vote and therefore cannot be paid for by public funds."?

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TwoRightsNow.org - Homepage

TwoRightsNow.org - Homepage: "And similarly the right not to be indoctrinated in class, against ones will, might as well not be in our Constitution. [Article 44.2.4°] :?
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TwoRightsNow.org - Homepage

TwoRightsNow.org - Homepage: "How is it that our children's right to free primary education has been ignored? [Article 42.4]:"?

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The story of you

The story of you: "Our everyday habits, traditions of our families, lessons learned, our happiest moments, loves we kept and lost, all the little things that shape who we are."?

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Sunday, October 28, 2012

Poor Students Are The Real Victims Of College Discrimination - Forbes

Poor Students Are The Real Victims Of College Discrimination - Forbes: "“The pervasive problem in admissions offices is "class-ism", not racism — they’re biased against low-income students.”"?

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Thursday, October 25, 2012

Greed is putting our democracy at risk, My Word contributor writes - OrlandoSentinel.com

Greed is putting our democracy at risk, My Word contributor writes - OrlandoSentinel.com: "The financial collapse of 2007 was caused in part by weak regulation of financial markets. So far, few have been held accountable, even though they perpetrated fraud by bundling worthless mortgages and reselling them to investors. Members of the financial markets made millions in profits while average Americans' net worth declined."?

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Blog | Access

Blog | Access: "For some users, anonymity is crucial, allowing a citizen's name to remain unknown so they can freely express their opinions without fear of retribution from powerful institutions like governments."?

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Threatened Voices | Tracking suppression of online free speech

Threatened Voices | Tracking suppression of online free speech: "A collaborative mapping project to build a database of bloggers who have been threatened, arrested or killed for speaking out online and to draw attention to the campaigns to free them."?

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Marie-Thérèse O'Loughlin Goldenbridgeinmate39 | Survivor of an Irish Industrial *School*. | Page 32

Marie-Thérèse O'Loughlin Goldenbridgeinmate39 | Survivor of an Irish Industrial *School*. | Page 32: "CHRISTIAN BROTHERS
˜ WHAT THE REPORT SAYS:
More than 700 complaints were from former residents of the Christian Brother institutions. They ran six industrial schools: Artane (1870-1969) for 825 boys; St Joseph’s in Tralee (1870-1970) for 140 boys; St Joseph’s in Salthill, Galway (1871-1995); St Joseph’s in Glin, Limerick (1966-1972); St Joseph’s in Letterfrack˜ (1887-1974) for 165 boys; and Carriglea Park in Dún Laoghaire. They also ran St Joseph’s School for the Deaf in Cabra.
Sex abuse was a ‘chronic problem’ in their institutions, and steps taken by the Brothers to avoid scandal protected perpetrators. Offenders were transferred to avoid detection. Safety of children was not a priority, physical punishment was excessive and led to a climate of fear amongst the boys.
There were three abusers in Letterfrack at the same time, two were present there for periods of 14 years.
St Joseph’s in Tralee was ‘a secret enclosed world, run in fear’. Brothers with a known propensity for sex abuse were sent to Glin, indicating indifference to children’s needs."?

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Wording for children’s referendum released · TheJournal.ie

Wording for children’s referendum released · TheJournal.ie: "As Far As Practicable"?

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Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Mahon: transparency vital in future « politicalreform.ie

Mahon: transparency vital in future « politicalreform.ie: "The Mahon report echoes the Moriarty report in emphasising that disclosure must be the bedrock of all attempts to control corruption risks associated with money in politics."?

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ENCOURAGECHANGE.: The Department of Justice and Equality: Minister Shatter publishes Inspector of Prisons Report on St Patrick’s Institution, and Visiting Committee Reports for 2011 for Dóchas Centre, Midlands, Limerick, Shelton Abbey, Training Unit, Castlerea, Loughan House and Portlaoise Prisons

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: The Department of Justice and Equality: Minister Shatter publishes Inspector of Prisons Report on St Patrick’s Institution, and Visiting Committee Reports for 2011 for Dóchas Centre, Midlands, Limerick, Shelton Abbey, Training Unit, Castlerea, Loughan House and Portlaoise Prisons: "St Patrick’s has not lived up to the mission statement of the Irish Prison Service."?THERE ARE VERY FEW IF"ANY"IRISH INSTITUTIONS THAT LIVE UP TO THEIR"SO-CALLED"CHARTER OR MISSION STATMENTS?

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ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Mr Justice Dermot Kinlen | Times Online Obituary

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Mr Justice Dermot Kinlen | Times Online Obituary: ""Kinlen castigated the prison service as administratively over-heavy and criticised its officers "for travelling first-class" to view prisons overseas."?JUST LIKE THEIR MASTERS?"

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ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Mr Justice Dermot Kinlen | Times Online Obituary

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Mr Justice Dermot Kinlen | Times Online Obituary: ""Kinlen castigated the prison service as administratively over-heavy and criticised its officers "for travelling first-class" to view prisons overseas."?JUST LIKE THEIR MASTERS?"

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Ombudsman's powers extended - The Irish Times - Wed, Oct 24, 2012

Ombudsman's powers extended - The Irish Times - Wed, Oct 24, 2012: "But the Department of Justice had always resisted this level of independent oversight.

Ms O’Reilly said Minister for Justice Alan Shatter had promised to introduce this in new legislation."?

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Proposed laws will compel lobbyists to name Dáil contacts - The Irish Times - Tue, Jun 19, 2012

Proposed laws will compel lobbyists to name Dáil contacts - The Irish Times - Tue, Jun 19, 2012: "The proposed new rules will cover all organisations – including charities, professional bodies and commercial lobbyists – who make representations to politicians and civil servants regarding policies or prospective decisions.

For the first time, the move would provide the public with information on contact between lobbyists and the government, as well as the intensity of lobbying over particular issues."/

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TD expenses are 'generous' compared to rest of world - National News - Independent.ie

TD expenses are 'generous' compared to rest of world - National News - Independent.ie: "However, Mr Coughlan said no detailed comparisons have been carried out, but told the Dail Public Accounts Committee (PAC) there had been some "limited" checks made with other systems, although he did not provide any details.

"They're relatively generous when compared to other parliaments," Mr Coughlan, under questioning from TDs yesterday, said of Dail expenses. TDs are paid expenses in two strands, the Public Representation Allowance (PRA) and the Travel and Accommodation Allowance(TAA)."?

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It’s time for the gravy train to stop | Irish Examiner

It’s time for the gravy train to stop | Irish Examiner: "It’s a gravy train that’s unbelievable for a bankrupt country. All politicians should be absolutely ashamed of themselves to allow this carry-on to continue. What are the ordinary citizens expected to live on — fresh air?"

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ENCOURAGECHANGE.: May 2012

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: May 2012: ""A Dublin-based garda has complained about “internal corruption” within the force and the Garda Representative Association (GRA) has backed up the officer’s assertion that gardaí can be promoted through nepotism rather than ability."THE REASONS PROJECT?"

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ENCOURAGECHANGE.: May 2012

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: May 2012: ""Mr Justice Walsh rejected the concept of privilege against disclosure: “Journalists and reporters are not any more constitutionally or legally immune than other citizens from disclosing information received in confidence"?"

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Monday, October 22, 2012

The Department of Justice and Equality: Shatter announces Selection panel to select members of the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission

The Department of Justice and Equality: Shatter announces Selection panel to select members of the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission: "The Minister particularly asked for the Committee’s views on Head 13 "?

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The Department of Justice and Equality: Shatter announces Selection panel to select members of the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission

The Department of Justice and Equality: Shatter announces Selection panel to select members of the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission: "The Minister for Justice, Equality and Defence today announced details of the membership of the Selection Panel to select members of the new Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission. The Selection Panel will select the persons to be recommended to the Oireachtas and the President for appointment. The members are:
The Ombudsman, "Emily O Reilly" (chair of the Panel)
Dr. Mary Keys, National University of Ireland Galway and member of Mental Health Commission
Sylda Langford, Chair of Citizens Information Board
Professor Gerard Quinn, National University of Ireland Galway
Professor Gerard Whyte, Trinity College Dublin"

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senatormarkdaly.files.wordpress.com/2012/10/john-allen-leaflet001.pdf

senatormarkdaly.files.wordpress.com/2012/10/john-allen-leaflet001.pdf

Senator Mark Daly and Abuse survivor John Allen barred from Christian Brother event | Senator Mark Daly

Senator Mark Daly and Abuse survivor John Allen barred from Christian Brother event | Senator Mark Daly: "Fianna Fáil Senator Mark Daly and abuse survivor John Allen were physically barred from attending the event.  Mr Daly said he wasn’t being admitted because he and Mr Allen wanted to distribute a leaflet.

It said that on August 1st this year an offer of compensation to Mr Allen by the Christian Brothers had been withdrawn and that “the leadership of the Christian Brothers are hoping that I will die soon, so the problem I pose will go away”. Mr Allen (50) said he was suffering from degenerative joint disease and was in chronic pain."?

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Concern over rights body Bill - The Irish Times - Sat, Jun 30, 2012

Concern over rights body Bill - The Irish Times - Sat, Jun 30, 2012: "According to the heads of the Bill, which are before the Oireachtas Committee on Justice Defence and Equality at the moment, the director of the new commission will be the present head of the Equality Authority, Renee Dempsey, a former civil servant in the Department of Justice. Its board will be nominated by a selection panel to be established by the Government.

In its submission to the Oireachtas committee, the ERA states that the appointment of Ms Dempsey “removes autonomy from the commission to appoint its own director as recommended by the working group reporting to the Minister on the merger”.

“It also places a seconded civil servant at the head of the new body. Such a stipulation runs contrary to the Paris Principles,”"?

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Concern over rights body Bill - The Irish Times - Sat, Jun 30, 2012

Concern over rights body Bill - The Irish Times - Sat, Jun 30, 2012: "They state that all such institutions must be representative of a broad section of society, independent of government and adequately resourced so that they can carry out their mandate."?

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IHRC launches Annual Report 2011, saying legislation on proposed Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission needs to be revised to create robust independent body » Press Releases » News & Events » Irish Human Rights Commission

IHRC launches Annual Report 2011, saying legislation on proposed Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission needs to be revised to create robust independent body » Press Releases » News & Events » Irish Human Rights Commission: ""There can be no question but that the definitions of human rights and equality in the legislation must be broad enough to ensure that that IHREC can hold the State to account across the full range of human rights and equality standards that Ireland has committed to uphold. The procedure for appointment of the Board also needs some revision to meet the required standards for openness, consultation, transparency and independence.""?

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Friday, October 19, 2012

Commission to Inquire into Child Abuse | Volume IV - Chapter 4

Commission to Inquire into Child Abuse | Volume IV - Chapter 4: "However, the number of children before the High Court continued to grow and, in July 1998, Justice Kelly issued an order to force the Minister for Health to provide sufficient accommodation for the children appearing before him in order to vindicate their constitutional rights. In his conclusion, Mr Justice Kelly stated:

It is no exaggeration to characterise what has gone on a scandal. I have had evidence of inter-departmental wrangles over demarcation lines going on for months, seemingly endless delays in drafting and redrafting legislation, policy that appears to be made only to be reversed and a waste of public resources on. For example, going through an entire planning process for the Portrane development only for the Minister to change his mind, thereby necessitating the whole process being gone through again. The addressing of the rights of the young people that I have to deal with appears to be bogged down in a bureaucratic and administrative quagmire. I have come to the conclusion that the response of the Minister to date falls far short of what this Court was reasonably entitled to expect concerning the provision of appropriate facilities for young people with difficulties of the type with which I am dealing.42"?

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Dáil Éireann - Volume 207 - 06 February, 1964 - Committee on Finance. - Vote 23—Office of the Minister for Justice (Resumed).

Dáil Éireann - Volume 207 - 06 February, 1964 - Committee on Finance. - Vote 23—Office of the Minister for Justice (Resumed).: "The extent to which abnormal and [619] obnoxious conduct by children can be due to psychological disturbance, either in the children themselves or in the families from which they come has never been fully recognised under our administration of justice in the Children's Court. Unless there is proper observation of these children on remand, suitable investigation of their psychological condition and proper inquiry into their family circumstances, "the most regrettable decisions may be taken". Children may find themselves planted in institutions for the rest of their juvenile lives when they ought not to have been sent to institutions at all;"?

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ENCOURAGECHANGE.

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: "If judge Neilans and Peter Connellans remarks are anything to go by.”I am sick and tired of state agencies,they havent a clue”the dept of justice,health,and education dont care one iota about the interests of young people in serious trouble in the state,"?Judge Michael Reilly Recent Report Confirms That Culture."?

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Juvenile Justice Information Portfolio - Committee on the Rights of the Child - 3. State Party Reports: Ireland

Juvenile Justice Information Portfolio - Committee on the Rights of the Child - 3. State Party Reports: Ireland: "In Ireland, the Departments of Education, Justice and Health liaise closely in the provision of support services targeted at children in conflict with the law."?

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Juvenile Justice Information Portfolio - Committee on the Rights of the Child - 3. State Party Reports: Ireland

Juvenile Justice Information Portfolio - Committee on the Rights of the Child - 3. State Party Reports: Ireland: "The existing Rules for the Government of Prisons, 1947 (sect. 222 (3)) also provide that juveniles (i.e. prisoners under the age of 17 years) who have not been in prison before and who are well conducted in prison shall be kept separate from those who have been in prison before or who misbehave in prison. Section 224 also provides for the separation of juvenile offenders from adult offenders when taking exercise, receiving instruction and attending chapel."?

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Juvenile Justice Information Portfolio - Committee on the Rights of the Child - 3. State Party Reports: Ireland

Juvenile Justice Information Portfolio - Committee on the Rights of the Child - 3. State Party Reports: Ireland: "Deprivation of liberty/imprisonment. Males under 16 and females under 17 cannot, except in exceptional circumstances, be sent to prisons or places of detention operated by the Department of Justice. Under those ages, young offenders may be detained in special schools operated by the Department of Education"?

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Powers that be men in charge - The Irish Times - Thu, Oct 18, 2012

Powers that be men in charge - The Irish Times - Thu, Oct 18, 2012: "The appointment was described as “flabbergasting” by Independent Senator Jillian van Turnhout in the Seanad.

Another key figure in the justice and prisons system during the period St Patrick’s was probed is the current Department of Justice secretary general, Brian Purcell.

He took over as director general of the Irish Prison Service from Mr Aylward and last August took over from him as secretary general in Justice."?

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Final garda complaints report raises serious questions » Brendan Howlin TD » The Labour Party

Final garda complaints report raises serious questions » Brendan Howlin TD » The Labour Party: "The final annual report from the Garda Síochána Complaints Board raises two major questions that cannot be brushed aside or ignored.

The questions the Board Chairman Gordon Holmes raise have to do not so much with the Board's own competence or capacity but with the willingness of the Gardaí themselves to take engage with the disciplinary process and to take it seriously.

These two major complaints by the outgoing Garda Complaints Board against the Garda Síochána itself - at headquarters and at ordinary member level - show a still ongoing and apparently ingrained attitude of resistance by Gardaí towards any system of oversight and accountability."?

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Jail chiefs and parole board in clash on releases - National News - Independent.ie

Jail chiefs and parole board in clash on releases - National News - Independent.ie: "A WAR of words has erupted between the Parole Board and the Prisons Inspectorate over the release of prisoners.
Parole Board chairman Gordon Holmes was outraged by criticism of its operations from the inspector of prisons, Mr Justice Dermot Kinlen."?

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The Irish Times - Thu, Apr 14, 2005 - Call for closure of St Patrick's Institution

The Irish Times - Thu, Apr 14, 2005 - Call for closure of St Patrick's Institution: "St Patrick's Institution, the largest facility in the State for young offenders, should be closed because it is "completely inadequate" to provide rehabilitation for young people, according to a report by the Inspector of Prisons.

In a series of damning findings, the Inspector of Prisons, Dermot Kinlen, has found that inmates are spending up to 14 hours in their cells, while workshops for young offenders have been closed due to budget cutbacks."2005?

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McDowell branded 'disgraceful' and 'vindictive'

McDowell branded 'disgraceful' and 'vindictive': "THE opposition yesterday branded Justice Minister Michael McDowell as “disgraceful” and “vindictive” after he accused the Inspector of Prisons of having “private agendas.”

Fine Gael described the minister’s conduct as “disgraceful,” while the Green Party said Mr McDowell was being vindictive.

In his fourth annual report published last week, the inspector, Mr Justice Dermot Kinlen, claimed the minister and his department had a “frightening and fascist” attitude to penal reform. - Irish Examiner"?

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Communist Party of Ireland

Communist Party of Ireland: "The biggest surprise is that Mr Kinlen clearly took the job seriously and was damning in his criticism of Irish prisons, where vast amounts of public money are spent and no attempt is made to reform prisoners; instead our prisons are “training grounds for criminality,” and suicide is increasing. "?

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"Mr Justice Dermot Kinlen", The Times | Irish Penal Reform Trust (IPRT)

"Mr Justice Dermot Kinlen", The Times | Irish Penal Reform Trust (IPRT): "He described the attitude of the minister for justice as "frightening and fascist" and referred to a power and control mentality in his department"?

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Seanad Éireann - Volume 180 - 22 June, 2005 - Inspector of Prisons Reports: Motion.

Seanad Éireann - Volume 180 - 22 June, 2005 - Inspector of Prisons Reports: Motion.: "Mr. Justice Kinlen is that there should be implementation of the recommendations in his first report or an explanation given as to why they are not being implemented."?

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Irish Law Updates: Report of Inspector of Prisons 2005

Irish Law Updates: Report of Inspector of Prisons 2005: ""The promised Inspector of prisons has been there since it was first mooted by Dr. Whitaker over twenty years ago. It is quite clear that the Minister, the Government and the Department had no intention of establishing a statutory inspectorate. If public opinion forced them so to do, then they would do their best to ensure that the Inspector does not have the powers to fulfil the requirements of the office. Not merely are they denying human rights to prisoners and prison staff, they are also breaking their own law. Human Rights Commission has expressed concern as has the Commissioner of Freedom for Information about the way their respective briefs are being handled."?

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St Patrick’s report - Fast-track review of penal policies | Irish Examiner

St Patrick’s report - Fast-track review of penal policies | Irish Examiner: "Graphic pictures of a culture of bullying, fear and intimidation at St Patrick’s Institution for young offenders as portrayed in yesterday’s stark report would not be out of place in the pages of a Dickens novel.

Whatever one might feel about the unacceptable behaviour of young offenders, including some who are still legally children, there is no denying that they have human rights too, rights not just ignored but trampled under foot in St Patrick’s. "?

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Gaza deaf restaurant a chance to change perceptions

Gaza deaf restaurant a chance to change perceptions: "A restaurant run and staffed by deaf people opened for business in the Gaza Strip on Tuesday, helped by Palestinians seeking to build a more inclusive society where people with disabilities can realize their full potential."?

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Thursday, October 18, 2012

Solicitor struck off - Local - Kilkenny People

Solicitor struck off - Local - Kilkenny People: "The tribunal heard that The 60-year-old was holding his hands up and his life and marriage had collapsed and now had to leave on 188 euro per week."?

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Kilkenny solicitor found guilty of taking €500,000 from dead client's account - RTÉ News

Kilkenny solicitor found guilty of taking €500,000 from dead client's account - RTÉ News: "A Law Society Disciplinary Tribunal this morning found Padraig J Butler, of Butler Solicitors, 10 Lower Patrick Street, Kilkenny, guilty of professional misconduct.
The tribunal found that Mr Butler had misappropriated a substantial amount of money from a client's account."?MISAPPROPRIATED BY THE PROFESSIONAL CLASS,SCUMBAG WORKING-CLASS THIEF IF A PERSON FROM A WORKING-CLASS BACKGROUND STOLE THIS AMOUNT?
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The Inequality Incentive - Businessweek

The Inequality Incentive - Businessweek: "If the state refuses to let citizens slip from lower class to underclass, it assures a level of dignity. And if the journey from poverty to prosperity is an open road, free of prejudice and corruption, then no one can say that class is fate. "/
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Public Inquiry · Who’s watching the watchers?

Public Inquiry · Who’s watching the watchers?: "Prison visiting committees.1964\81.it has been often stated that bodies made up largely of political appointees can be very egocentric,pompous,and totally driven by political and career ambitions.sec.3 of the european convention on human rights which came into effect in irl,in dec,2003 confers obligations on all state agencies,to respect the rights of all citizens,no matter what their social origin?"

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Public Inquiry · Who’s watching the watchers?

Public Inquiry · Who’s watching the watchers?: "They are on record just waiting to surface.AND SURFACE THEY WILL.slan"?

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Public Inquiry · Who’s watching the watchers?

Public Inquiry · Who’s watching the watchers?: "So im saying again that it is administrative secrecy and exclusive circiles which is bought with power and perks that contributes to crime in irish society,as john boorman said of Martin Cahill{the general}he admires one who dares defy the might of society.i think mr boorman got it wrong he wasent defying the might of society,he was defying the might of a corrupt and sadistic bureaucratic machine called the system,as he said himself the monks in letterfrack corrupted him and thousands more working class children from the slums of dublin."?

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Public Inquiry · Who’s watching the watchers?

Public Inquiry · Who’s watching the watchers?: "13 years to hear from a spokes person on justice.?"EQUALITY IS RIGHT?

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Public Inquiry · Who’s watching the watchers?

Public Inquiry · Who’s watching the watchers?: "Please tell me i have been wrong these past 44 years,that most of those that have been imprisoned from working class backgrounds were not socially engineered?by “conscious human actions”in order to serve the sole benefits and interests of the grey haired elite?the psychological damage that has been caused to thousands of working class families over many many years should now be properly adressed once and for all.there has and is systematic neglect carried out by corporate mercenaries in the legal system against the working or”underclass”for far too long.criminal courts for the working class vs tribunals for the political and business classes,is that democratic in todays society?is that what the well connected call or refer to as “democratic principles”policies of favouritism,cronyism,and nepotism is whats bestowed on the elite,while pain and misery and uncerternity is bestowed on those who are ignorant to their rights and entitlements.its ruleing class immunity vs working class poverty"?

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Public Inquiry · Who’s watching the watchers?

Public Inquiry · Who’s watching the watchers?: "Maybe there is hope after all?If judge Neilans and Peter Connellans remarks are anything to go by.”I am sick and tired of state agencies,they havent a clue”the dept of justice,health,and education dont care one iota about the interests of young people in serious trouble in the state,"?Judge Michael Reilly Recent Report Confirms That Culture.

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Public Inquiry · Who’s watching the watchers?

Public Inquiry · Who’s watching the watchers?: "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"?

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Public Inquiry · Who’s watching the watchers?

Public Inquiry · Who’s watching the watchers?: "The justice system as a whole has always been representative of the privileged the rich and the well connected.judicial prejudices from my experiences was always a class factor.i hope the late judge kinlens latest report goes some way to proveing that "?

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Public Inquiry · Who’s watching the watchers?

Public Inquiry · Who’s watching the watchers?: "The vested interests which are many and powerful will the public ever be told the real truth about the true causes of crime those who control it those who have been manuiplating it for their own personal gain and that of their generational family."?

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Public Inquiry · Who’s watching the watchers?

Public Inquiry · Who’s watching the watchers?: "I read an article once by prof.John Dillon who said special interest groups would thwart any national debate on serious crime that might focus on their inadequacies?"

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Public Inquiry · Who’s watching the watchers?

Public Inquiry · Who’s watching the watchers?: "Secrecy is the real cancer in any society if it is used for abusive reasons in order to save someone or some institutions image.look at what happened to Janette Byrne when she wrote of her personal experiences in her book{if it were just cancer}she hadent committed any crime ,but because of the way her mother was treated ,she said”it is frightening to think that you have to keep quiet or face the possibility of being punished in some way for telling people about your lifes true experiences”?"

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Public Inquiry · Who’s watching the watchers?

Public Inquiry · Who’s watching the watchers?: "Wheres the impartiality for those who are so used to experianceing contempt.the people i refer to are more likely to recive more negative rights than positive rights under the constitution and our courts of law."?

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Public Inquiry · Who’s watching the watchers?

Public Inquiry · Who’s watching the watchers?: "There Is A Very Serious Human Message In Here "?

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Public Inquiry · Who’s watching the watchers?

Public Inquiry · Who’s watching the watchers?: "Bias acute anxiety and depression is part and parcel of been born on as they say the wrong side of the fence.It dosent mean you have to lie down and die as bertie is finding out.no if you have a family it is your duty to make shure they do not experiance what you did in your own life espically if that experiance was constantly negative."?

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Public Inquiry · Who’s watching the watchers?

Public Inquiry · Who’s watching the watchers?: "Recommendations vs implementation official and established procedures vs lifes reality is it any wonder so many people kill themselves?they are told to look for help but its seldom there,not when they really need it anyway, arrogance vs probity dishonesty duplicity vs integrity and honesty its enough to drive anyone to drink and drugs,everything i learned in school was false you were never prepared for the real world,because someone may be inarticulate dosent mean they have to be dispossed by a system and constitution that is supposed to cherish all equally,"?

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Public Inquiry · Who’s watching the watchers?

Public Inquiry · Who’s watching the watchers?: Granted an order directing the then garda commissioner Pat Byrne appoint an unbiased officer to investigate an assault and to seek a declaration that the probe had been inadequate due to bias,now this word bias has a very strong bearing on the causes of crime as well,i recall a statment made by a protector of the state that you could go into a maternity hospital and pick out the future trouble makers{criminals}the new ombudsman for gardi should pick up a copy of taken down in evidence by Leo Regan,it would give them some idea how to form future policy, they would also have to brush up on our old industrial and reform instutions,i dont think schools was ever the proper word for these places,its not the legalities of legislation that makes justice its the equality that counts,{one persons justice can be anothers tyranny,"?

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Public Inquiry · Who’s watching the watchers?

Public Inquiry · Who’s watching the watchers?: "Was judge Eileen Kennedys lost report ever found and is there a copy of it anywhere,the ironic thing is she herself sentenced 14 year olds to st patricks institution,and these kids werent from foxrock or killiney no they were north and south side inner city as they still are and probablt their families before them and it wasent by accident it was social enginerring by the grey haired men,anyone who was ever unfortunate enough to end up in a garda station will know what im talking about,to finish while the new and future leaders of our country had their knees up in the russell hotel the juveniles that were been throwing around the irish prison system the majority who couldnt read or write were relying on a mr con concannon 100 st stephens green to advocate on their behalf to enforce their constitutional  and legal rights in the high court thanks mainly to judges Brian Walsh and O' Dalaigh,so if certann organisations want to research juvenile data its to be found in the bowels of the four courts ,the prisons and the dept,of justice,"?

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Public Inquiry · Who’s watching the watchers?

Public Inquiry · Who’s watching the watchers?: "I would like to say to all those i contacted over the last 44 years and who turned a blind eye to injustices,it is that blind eye that has created todays society ,take note those in carr communications,who dident communicate "?

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We did not mistreat report, says department | Irish Examiner

We did not mistreat report, says department | Irish Examiner: ""We are not childcare workers. People have to remember that many of these guys are not your typical 17-year-old and have more life experience under their belt than you and I ever will.""?IM SURE THIS STATMENT SAYS IT ALL,I WISH TO CALL ON ALL THOSE "ALLEGED"TO BE CONCERNED ABOUT JUVENILES WELLBEING IN SAINT PATRICKS INSTITUTION TO CALL ON THE MINISTER FOR JUSTICE TO RELEASE THE FILES IN RELATION TO JUVENILES THAT WERE IMPRISONED IN PORTLAOISE IN THE 1960s.THIS WILL SHOW YOU HOW MUCH LIFE EXPERIENCE KIDS FROM A WORKING-CLASS BACKGROUND GOT IN THE 1940s,50s,60s,70s,80s, 90s,2000.OR GO TO THE SITE PUBLIC INQUIRY(PADDOCONNELL).

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Written Complaint to a Judge cost a man €17,500 - Indymedia Ireland

Written Complaint to a Judge cost a man €17,500 - Indymedia Ireland: "Kevin Tracey asked Judge Deery in order to avoid bias or the perception of bias,"?THAT WORD BIAS AGAIN?

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Dáil Éireann - Volume 433 - 30 June, 1993 - Private Members' Business. - Medical Practitioners (Amendment) Bill, 1993: Second Stage.

Dáil Éireann - Volume 433 - 30 June, 1993 - Private Members' Business. - Medical Practitioners (Amendment) Bill, 1993: Second Stage.: "This is what I think happened in the Jock Haughey case and which has promoted the Department of Health to close the loophole. This was a case where there was no register. A doctor appeared in the Garda station, he was registered and was a designated medical practitioner, however, he did not come to court to prove that point and the case fell. "?

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DPP fails to stop judge from being part of appeal court - The Irish Times - Sat, Jul 28, 2012

DPP fails to stop judge from being part of appeal court - The Irish Times - Sat, Jul 28, 2012: "The DPP, represented by Brenda Grehan SC and Pauline Walley SC, argued objective bias on the judge’s part arising from his being offered a brief in September 1999 for Mr Conmey’s appeal. He did not take up that brief as he was appointed to the Supreme Court just months later and he said he had no recollection of being offered it."?FUNNY CONCEPT THAT WORD"BIAS"?

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DPP fails to stop judge from being part of appeal court - The Irish Times - Sat, Jul 28, 2012

DPP fails to stop judge from being part of appeal court - The Irish Times - Sat, Jul 28, 2012: "THE DIRECTOR of Public Prosecutions has lost a bid to stop Mr Justice Adrian Hardiman from being part of an appeal court that will decide whether a man’s conviction 40 years ago for the manslaughter of a young woman was a miscarriage of justice."?
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Guilty plea and time lapse restrict right to appeal - The Irish Times - Mon, Aug 06, 2012

Guilty plea and time lapse restrict right to appeal - The Irish Times - Mon, Aug 06, 2012: " No system of law could operate if decisions intended to be final could subsequently be set aside on the basis of developments which occurred afterwards."?

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Judge: Nation will be ‘disgraced’ if Esat licence award is found corrupt | Irish Examiner

Judge: Nation will be ‘disgraced’ if Esat licence award is found corrupt | Irish Examiner: "The actions allege fraud, conspiracy, deceit, corruption, and misfeasance in public office in relation to the licence award. "?TO QUOTE DECLAN GANLEY"THIS IS A VERY HEALTHY SIGN FOR IRELAND INC THAT WE HAVE COURTS THAT WILL ALLOW A LEVEL PLAYING FIELD UNQUOTE?A LEVEL PLAYING FIELD FOR THE RICH,CONNECTED ,CORRUPT,AS SEEN BY THE RECENT SUPREME COURT DECISION IN ANOTHER HIGH PROFILE CASE,WHICH WILL NOW ACT AS A PRECEDENT IN CONTEMPT OF COURT CASES.?
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Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Damning report into St Patrick’s finds forced stripping, excessive force and intimidation

Damning report into St Patrick’s finds forced stripping, excessive force and intimidation: "Judge Michael Reilly found excessive and unrecorded use of force by staff against prisoners, forced stripping of clothes from the prisoners, excessive punishment, including denying children family visits, and bullying and intimidation of young and vulnerable inmates by some staff."?HISTORICAL FILES?
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Corrupt Eire: Dublin councils have spent €91 million on Poolbeg plant so far

Corrupt Eire: Dublin councils have spent €91 million on Poolbeg plant so far: "DUBLIN’S LOCAL AUTHORITIES have spent a total of over €91 million to date on the stalled proposed incinerator at Poolbeg"?

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Baltasar Garzón v Spain | INTERIGHTS

Baltasar Garzón v Spain | INTERIGHTS: "Spanish Judge Baltasar Garzón brings case to Europe challenging prosecution in Spain for authorising probe into Franco-era crimes"?

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Public Inquiry · Corruption? Not in Ireland

Public Inquiry · Corruption? Not in Ireland: "The despair of silence by the not so well connected?What sort of influence does a persons environment have on them in relation to future prospects in a corrupt society."?

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Public Inquiry · Be very afraid

Public Inquiry · Be very afraid: "CIRCUMSTANCES?IT IS A KNOWN FACT THAT ILLITERATES ARE INCAPABLE OF WRITING ABOUT THEIR PERSONAL MEMORIES AND EXPERIENCES.NOT LIKE ALL THOSE WHO CAUSED THE SETTING UP OF ALL THE MANY TRIBUNALS WE HAVE TODAY."?
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Who goes to Prison?

Who goes to Prison?: "Many prisoners are among the most vulnerable people in our society.

A large number of prisoners left school early, experience literacy and learning difficulties and have a history of unemployment. Many prisoners suffer from mental illness and experience drug and alcohol addictions. A substantial number of prisoners have experienced homelessness at some point in their lives."?
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Who goes to Prison?

Who goes to Prison?: "Ireland imprisons more young people (under 25) than any other European country.

Most of the children and young people that come before the courts, come from a disadvantaged background and have a negative perception of school.

There are serious questions as to whether prison is the proper place for people so young. A large number of children (aged between 16-18) are imprisoned in adult prisons in St. Patricks Institution; this is actually in contravention of Ireland’s obligations under the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.

A two week daily report of The Children’s Court by Carl O’Brien, of the Irish Times, gives a picture of the types of offences children are being charged with before the courts. Check out the links below:"?

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Who goes to Prison? « Oconnellpadd13's Blog

Who goes to Prison? « Oconnellpadd13's Blog: "There are serious questions as to whether prison is the proper place for people so young. A large number of children (aged between 16-18) are imprisoned in adult prisons in St. Patricks Institution; this is actually in contravention of Ireland’s obligations under the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.?"

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ENCOURAGECHANGE.: I quit, says political expenses watchdog - National News, Frontpage - Independent.ie

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: I quit, says political expenses watchdog - National News, Frontpage - Independent.ie: ""A TOP accountant charged with overseeing political expenses is quitting his post in fury at the lack of action by TDs and senators to reform the system."?"ALL INSTITUTIONAL SYSTEMS IN IRELAND?

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ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Jesuit Centre for Faith and Justice - Working Class Cultures: Can They Adapt?

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Jesuit Centre for Faith and Justice - Working Class Cultures: Can They Adapt?: ""The concentration by the media on negative aspects of working class culture should not distract us from the positive aspects of the culture"THE REASONS PROJECT?"

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ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Jesuit Centre for Faith and Justice - Working Class Cultures: Can They Adapt?

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Jesuit Centre for Faith and Justice - Working Class Cultures: Can They Adapt?: ""The concentration by the media on negative aspects of working class culture should not distract us from the positive aspects of the culture"THE REASONS PROJECT?"

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ENCOURAGECHANGE.: ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Archdiocese of Dublin - 10/2/2011 Prison Chaplains say report must change system

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Archdiocese of Dublin - 10/2/2011 Prison Chaplains say report must change system: ""'The public need to know. The former Inspector of Prisons, Mr Justice Dermot Kinlen noted what he described as the Ministerial and Departmental 'Obsession With Power, Control And Secrecy' and simply described the current system where 70% fail to benefit from imprisonment as - a terrible waste of money.'?""

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ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Man Charged With Barry Murder - Windows Live

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Man Charged With Barry Murder - Windows Live: ""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?"

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ENCOURAGECHANGE.: ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Secret garda files from 1970s will never be released - National News, Frontpage - Independent.ie

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Secret garda files from 1970s will never be released - National News, Frontpage - Independent.ie: "TO QUOTE THE LATE JUDGE DERMOT KINLEN ABOUT PRISONS BOSS BRIAN PURCELL'HE IS TRYING TO DEFEND THE INDEFENSIBLE AND EXCUSE THE INEXCUASBLE?THE REASONS PROJECT?""

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I say to you, the two chief superintendents named in Judge Murphy's report, hang your heads in shame. You have caused a great disgrace to befall the Garda Siochana - News, Frontpage - Herald.ie

I say to you, the two chief superintendents named in Judge Murphy's report, hang your heads in shame. You have caused a great disgrace to befall the Garda Siochana - News, Frontpage - Herald.ie: "Chief Superintendents Maurice O'Connor and Joe McGovern were both looked up to in the force, both paragons of virtue -- but no more."?

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ENCOURAGECHANGE.: SAOIRSE32 :: July :: 2005

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: SAOIRSE32 :: July :: 2005: ""THE Inspector of Prisons has accused the Department of Justice of trying to cover up unacceptable conditions in jails.
Retired High Court judge, Mr Justice Dermot Kinlen, said: “What we need in this day and age is openness, transparency, accountancy and efficiency. The department want to attack the messenger rather than deal with his message.”
The department, he said, was "Obsessed With Power, Control And Secrecy."?THE"REAL"REASONS PROJECT?ACCOUNTABILITY,RESPONSIBILITY,OPENNESS,TRANSPARENCY,TRUTH-FULNESS,JUSTICE?"

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ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Mr Justice Dermot Kinlen | Times Online Obituary

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Mr Justice Dermot Kinlen | Times Online Obituary: ""In 2004 officials in the Department of Justice refused to publish his annual report, which they said was defamatory of them. The Attorney General was consulted and an independent barrister had to be brought in to arbitrate before publication."THE REASONS PROJECT?"

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ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Kinlen fired parting shot on jails weeks before death - National News, Frontpage - Independent.ie

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Kinlen fired parting shot on jails weeks before death - National News, Frontpage - Independent.ie: ""Judge Kinlen, who last year claimed that the prison system was a failure, is understood to have "accused named officials" of being guilty of criminal wrongdoing by failing to protect at-risk prisoners and operating sub standard conditions at the prisons."WHO ARE THEY ?WILL THEY BE EXPOSED JUST LIKE THE BISHOPS?"

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

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: "ENCOURAGECHANGE"paddoconnell8@gmail.com: Kinlen fired parting shot on jails weeks before death: " Has this mans work been in vain?If not where are the officials he felt should be charged with human rights violations.?"

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

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: ENCOURAGECHANGE.: 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."?

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ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Kinlen fired parting shot on jails weeks before death - National News, Frontpage - Independent.ie

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Kinlen fired parting shot on jails weeks before death - National News, Frontpage - Independent.ie: ""The late judge, who was made a Knight Commander of the Equestrian Order of St Gregory the Great with Cross by the Pope, is said to have recommended that where reckless disregard towards prisoners resulted in deaths and attacks in custody, senior government and prison officials should face proceedings for criminal wrongdoing."?"

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Children's Ombudsman: I tried convince others about abuse at St Patrick's Institution » Kildare Nationalist

Children's Ombudsman: I tried convince others about abuse at St Patrick's Institution » Kildare Nationalist: "Ms Logan also said she was patronised and made fun of by prison officers when she inspected the institution last year.

"Effectively, if you have young people who have been in contact with the law, we are not expected to believe what they are saying," she told RTÉ.

Ms Logan noted that Department of Justice officials, up to the secretary general, told a United Nations committee the issues were about children's perception, not human rights abuse."?

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Hillsborough: prosecutions likely over 'the biggest cover-up in history' - Telegraph

Hillsborough: prosecutions likely over 'the biggest cover-up in history' - Telegraph: "A panel given unprecedented access to 450,000 official documents about the fatal crush at an FA Cup match discovered that officers had "tried to smear the dead by checking them for criminal records" and medics had tried to prove they were drunk, while police and ambulance workers doctored hundreds of statements to deflect criticism."?

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paddoconnell been in a straight jacket - Google Search

paddoconnell been in a straight jacket - Google Search: " So what would been in a padded cell in a straight jacket,been on bread and water...?JUVENILES IN PORTLAOISE PRISON IN THE 1960s?

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Public Inquiry · Who’s watching the watchers?

Public Inquiry · Who’s watching the watchers?: "quote judge Adrian Hardiman what happened frank shortt,”WAS AN OUTRAGEOUS ABUSE OF POWER”with the passive cooperation of public servants and others"?

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Public Inquiry · Who’s watching the watchers?

Public Inquiry · Who’s watching the watchers?: "Populist pledges and promises are not good enough anymore.social issues should be resolved and not talked about forever?"

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Public Inquiry · Who’s watching the watchers?

Public Inquiry · Who’s watching the watchers?: "What is it about “rewards”in the form of promotions during the course of high profile garda investigations?or the ethical use of statments of judges like terence finn in the media quoted “david vs goliath” court case where the judge stated {the gloves are off on this one}referring to sean quinn billionaire businessman?does that mean that those less welloff or connected better watch their step?on the issue of equality or lack of where employees of the state do their job in a more forceful manner against those less privileged than mr.quinn is that not discrimination of the lowest order?as the judge said in relation to a summonsbeen issued but not served or acted upon he wants to know why from the chief superintendent,superiatendent,inspector,sergeants,and gardi down the chain of command{line}to come before his court to explain why the summons was not served,a sergant stated that the summons had been issued through local gardi in mr quinns jurisdiction?"

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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."?

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Public Inquiry · Who’s watching the watchers?

Public Inquiry · Who’s watching the watchers?: "Min for justice calls on gangsters to talk to gardi?i was wondering if it is the ones that are brought before the courts or the ones that are brought before tribunals?

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Public Inquiry · Who’s watching the watchers?

Public Inquiry · Who’s watching the watchers?: "When your treated like an animal for long enough is it any wonder some fall into the trap of carrying out animalistic deeds?"

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Public Inquiry · Who’s watching the watchers?

Public Inquiry · Who’s watching the watchers?: "The underclass and unconnected are treated as societal junk "?

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Public Inquiry · Who’s watching the watchers?

Public Inquiry · Who’s watching the watchers?: "f gustice{and no the G is not a mistake}just check all the reports and recommendations made since 1964,has anything changed for the better?how much was spent on these reports how many were implemented and who gained most from them?most of them were influenced by self interest and not the interests of the wider community,for instance the kennedy and frank martin reports where are those reports today,the irish penal reports for 1966 and 1982 what was done about those reports?"

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Drug dealer challenges long-term detention in Mountjoy isolation unit - Courts, National News - Independent.ie

Drug dealer challenges long-term detention in Mountjoy isolation unit - Courts, National News - Independent.ie: "In his High Court action, his lawyers say his continued detention in the segregation unit amounts to inhuman and degrading treatment"?

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The Department of Justice and Equality: Minister Shatter publishes Inspector of Prisons Report on St Patrick’s Institution, and Visiting Committee Reports for 2011 for Dóchas Centre, Midlands, Limerick, Shelton Abbey, Training Unit, Castlerea, Loughan House and Portlaoise Prisons

The Department of Justice and Equality: Minister Shatter publishes Inspector of Prisons Report on St Patrick’s Institution, and Visiting Committee Reports for 2011 for Dóchas Centre, Midlands, Limerick, Shelton Abbey, Training Unit, Castlerea, Loughan House and Portlaoise Prisons: "The report raises serious issues and major concerns relating to St Patrick’s Institution. In a wide ranging and comprehensive report, the Inspector has reported that a combination of, inter alia, weak management, the culture in the prison, the inattention to human rights norms, prisoners on protection and prevalence of drugs means that St Patrick’s has not lived up to the mission statement of the Irish Prison Service. He concluded that there has been a culture in St Patrick’s which resulted in the human rights of some prisoners (children and young adults) being either ignored or violated.
Major concerns have been raised in relation to aspects of prison healthcare, education, the use of special cells for safety and close supervision, inadequate record keeping, the use of control and restraint techniques contrary to established guidelines and international best practice. He describes the forcible removing of prisoner’s clothing as degrading and a form of punishment."?TO QUOTE MARK DOOLEY"OUR CHILDRENS WORST ENEMY IS....THE STATE?PIOUSLY"PRETENDING"TO BE THE MORAL GUARDIAN OF THE MOST VULNERABLE,ESPECIALLY WHEN IT HAS"REPEATEDLY FAILED THEM?

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Tuesday, October 16, 2012

>Search Results justice delayed is justice denied « Oconnellpadd13′s Blog « Oconnellpadd13's Blog

>Search Results justice delayed is justice denied « Oconnellpadd13′s Blog « Oconnellpadd13's Blog: "’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?””"

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Fine Gael’s Charlie Flanagan accuses Peter Quinn of dishonouring role of GAA president - National News - Independent.ie

Fine Gael’s Charlie Flanagan accuses Peter Quinn of dishonouring role of GAA president - National News - Independent.ie: "Former GAA president Peter Quinn launched a swingeing attack on financial regulator Matthew Elderfield and Irish Bank Resolution Corporation (IBRC) chairman Alan Dukes, among others, at the latest rally in support of the family in Ballyconnell, Co Cavan.

He also attacked politicians including the Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Finance Minister Michael Noonan.

"The language used by Mr Quinn yesterday belongs in the gutter and dishonours the office of Uachtarain of the GAA, which he once held," Mr Flanagan said."?

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Sean Quinn breaks down in tears as 5,000 march in support of his family’s bank battle | Irish Business | IrishCentral

Sean Quinn breaks down in tears as 5,000 march in support of his family’s bank battle | Irish Business | IrishCentral: "“Neither Anglo nor the media will break the Quinn resolve, neither Elderfield or Dukes, nor Kenny or Noonan or any of the other b******s in Dáil Éireann, or ever break the Quinns’ spirit.”"?

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Fine Gael’s Charlie Flanagan accuses Peter Quinn of dishonouring role of GAA president - National News - Independent.ie

Fine Gael’s Charlie Flanagan accuses Peter Quinn of dishonouring role of GAA president - National News - Independent.ie: "Party chairman Charlie Flanagan accused Peter Quinn of appearing to stand outside the law and using language from the gutter in a hard-hitting defence of his family."?

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FG's Creighton in defamation case - The Irish Times - Fri, Jun 08, 2012

FG's Creighton in defamation case - The Irish Times - Fri, Jun 08, 2012: ""We need a politics that is about serving the people of Ireland, not simply about replacing Fianna Fáil," she also said. All money received by the party from developers involved with Nama should be given back, she added."?

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Highland Radio – Latest Donegal News and Sport » Lucinda Creighton faces defamation action over Donegal comments

Highland Radio – Latest Donegal News and Sport » Lucinda Creighton faces defamation action over Donegal comments: "A defamation action by developer Michael O’Flynn against Fine Gael Minister of State for European Affairs Lucinda Creighton over comments she made in Donegal may get a High Court hearing late this year.

The proceedings by the Cork developer and Fine Gael donor were initiated in late July 2010, just days after Ms Creighton gave a speech entitled Standards in Public Life and Accountability to the MacGill Summer School in Co Donegal.

During it she said: “We cannot, on the one hand, condemn Fianna Fáil for entertaining developers in the Galway tent, while on the other hand extend the biscuit tin for contributions from high-profile developers.”"?

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Member of one ridiculed profession sued by member of other ridiculed profession for defamation (that is, if you want to class politics or property development as professions) « NAMA Wine Lake

Member of one ridiculed profession sued by member of other ridiculed profession for defamation (that is, if you want to class politics or property development as professions) « NAMA Wine Lake: "Member of one ridiculed profession sued by member of other ridiculed profession for defamation (that is, if you want to class politics or property development as professions)"?

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Corrupt Eire: Oireachtas members paid €764k allowances for month without sittings

Corrupt Eire: Oireachtas members paid €764k allowances for month without sittings: "Oireachtas members paid €764k allowances for month without sittings"?

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Fwd: Corrupt Eire - paddoconnell@gmail.com - Gmail

Fwd: Corrupt Eire - paddoconnell@gmail.com - Gmail: "Sinn Féin protested at AIB’s O’Connell St branch – while the Occupy movement moved into Grafton St – to protest the move."?

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Corrupt Eire: Troika forced Ireland into repaying €1bn AIB bond – Quinn

Corrupt Eire: Troika forced Ireland into repaying €1bn AIB bond – Quinn: "Troika forced Ireland into repaying €1bn AIB bond"?

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Corrupt Eire: Noonan: There is no way of verifying who AIB bondholders are

Corrupt Eire: Noonan: There is no way of verifying who AIB bondholders are: "Noonan: There is no way of verifying who AIB bondholders are"?

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Monday, October 15, 2012

Merrill Lynch’s Horrific Irish Bank Adventures | The Big Picture

Merrill Lynch’s Horrific Irish Bank Adventures | The Big Picture: "On March 13, 2008, six months before the Irish real-estate Ponzi scheme collapsed, Ingram published a report, in which he simply quoted verbatim what British market insiders had told him about various banks’ lending to commercial real estate. The Irish banks were making far riskier loans in Ireland than they were in Britain, but even in Britain, the report revealed, they were the nuttiest lenders around: in that category, Anglo Irish, Bank of Ireland, and A.I.B. came, in that order, first, second, and third."?

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Gardai to face drug tests.(News) - Daily Mail (London) | HighBeam Research

Gardai to face drug tests.(News) - Daily Mail (London) | HighBeam Research: "Senior sources have revealed to the Irish Daily Mail that Garda management support the idea of drug testing on all members to root out any officers who may be involved in recreational drug use."?

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"Gardai to Face Drug Tests" - Daily Mail (London), November 7, 2011 | Questia, Your Online Research Library

"Gardai to Face Drug Tests" - Daily Mail (London), November 7, 2011 | Questia, Your Online Research Library: "ALL MEMBERS of the Garda Siochana will soon undergo mandatory drugs and "alcohol" tests under radical new proposals being drawn up.

In recent weeks, assistant commissioner Fintan Fanning - head of human resources in the force - has established a working group to examine the logistics of rolling out a mandatory drug and alcohol testing system.

Senior sources have revealed to the Irish Daily Mail that Garda management support the idea of drug testing on all members to root out any officers who may be involved in recreational drug use."?

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Manchester University Press blog: Authors celebrate the launch of Coercive confinement in post-independence Ireland

Manchester University Press blog: Authors celebrate the launch of Coercive confinement in post-independence Ireland: "During the first fifty years of Irish independence, tens of thousands of men, women and children were incarcerated. Psychiatric hospitals, mother and baby homes, Magdalen homes, reformatory and industrial schools and prisons formed a network of institutions that was integral to the emerging state. "?

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Sunday, October 14, 2012

CONNECT TO MY ANGELS

CONNECT TO MY ANGELS: """ Ang Untouchables '(2012) sa pamamagitan ng Shane Ross & Nick Webb kumikinang ng liwanag sa madilim na sulok ng Opisyal Ireland upang ipakita na ang mapanirang kultura ng cronyism na afflicts kaya magkano ng Irish buhay pa rin ang buhay at kicking. Ross at Webb siyasatin ang mga workings ng lobbyists; "hukuman appointment"; firm na batas at marami pang iba sa isang kagulat-gulat na sakdal ng modernong Ireland. "?""

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Concern expressed over alleged abuse by gardaí - The Irish Times - Thu, Oct 11, 2012

Concern expressed over alleged abuse by gardaí - The Irish Times - Thu, Oct 11, 2012: "At the time, authority inspectors visited the detention centre at Oberstown in north Dublin, there was no outcome from the Garda ombudsman despite repeated efforts by staff to secure one. “Inspectors felt that despite this young person being in the care of the HSE, there was little external advocacy and intervention on their behalf.”"?

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Friday, October 12, 2012

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Search for inequality in our courts of law (KildareStreet.com)

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Search for inequality in our courts of law (KildareStreet.com): ""Interaction with these families is the means by which we can affirm to young people in difficulty that they have their own importance and worth. Many of those who end up in trouble cannot read, write or communicate properly. These are the young people who never received support in their family homes. It is possible to identify the children and families at risk at primary school level."???????"

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On Both Sides of the Border, Teachers Fight Corporatization

On Both Sides of the Border, Teachers Fight Corporatization: "" The piece quotes education scholar Carlos Ornelos of the Autonomous Metropolitan University about the alleged black market in teaching jobs: “The group Mexicans First estimates that 40 percent of the teaching jobs are still sold, or inherited, or exchanged for political or even sexual favors.” "?

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Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Mear One's Brick Lane Street Art: Class and Societal Inequality Not Racial Hatred [BLOG] - IBTimes UK

Mear One's Brick Lane Street Art: Class and Societal Inequality Not Racial Hatred [BLOG] - IBTimes UK: ""I came to paint a mural that depicted the elite banker cartel known as the Rothschilds, Rockefellers, Morgans, the ruling class elite few, the Wizards of Oz. They would be playing a board game of monopoly on the backs of the working class. The symbol of the Free Mason Pyramid rises behind this group and behind that is a polluted world of coal burning and nuclear reactors. I was creating this piece to inspire critical thought and spark conversation.""?

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Fianna Fáil TD tells Department of Health chief civil servant to quit

Fianna Fáil TD tells Department of Health chief civil servant to quit: "Both McLoughlin and the HSE’s incoming chief executive Tony O’Brien had opened the meeting by expressing unease at how they had received a draft report from the committee yesterday evening, which made regular reference to policy matters they could not discuss.
Committee chairman John McGuinness, of Fianna Fáil, said the draft report was “not a big issue” – and that it had only been sent to McLoughlin and O’Brien so that they could correct any factual errors in it."?

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FF TD walks out of Public Accounts Committee meeting

The Untouchables – Shane Ross & Nick Webb (2012) - Shane Ross

The Untouchables – Shane Ross & Nick Webb (2012) - Shane Ross: "The Untouchables’ (2012) by Shane Ross & Nick Webb shines a light into the dark corners of Official Ireland to show that the destructive culture of cronyism that afflicts so much of Irish life is still alive and kicking. Ross and Webb investigate the workings of lobbyists; "judicial appointments"; law firms and much more in a shocking indictment of modern Ireland."?

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(Calypso) Irish Prisons: the Irish Penal Reform Trust

(Calypso) Irish Prisons: the Irish Penal Reform Trust: "The Irish penal system should reflect the fact that we are a modern democracy and should be defined by principles of dignity and justice. Decision-making in the penal system should be characterised byaccountability and transparency. The way we treat offenders at present is far too frequently shameful, whereas it should be a matter of national pride."?

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Patrick Gallagher and Merchant Banking | SME Financial « Oconnellpadd13's Blog

Patrick Gallagher and Merchant Banking | SME Financial « Oconnellpadd13's Blog: "In 1990, the late Patrick Gallagher served his prison sentence in Northern Ireland following the failure of his company, Merchant Banking. But he never faced prosecution for offences in the Republic. The provisional liquidator appointed to the bank had found evidence of 79 criminal offences here.?SO WHAT IS THE CAN OF WORMS NOBODY WANTS TO OPEN?"

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Care After Prison

Care After Prison: "Care After Prison (CAP) is an information, referral and support service open to people who have left prison and their families living in Dublin. The service offers ex-prisoners a safe environment where they identify areas of need within there lives where they need support to continue with their goal of leading free lives.

CAP is open to both male and female ex-prisoners of any age."?

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Care After Prison

Care After Prison: "Care After Prison (CAP) is an information, referral and support service open to people who have left prison and their families living in Dublin. The service offers ex-prisoners a safe environment where they identify areas of need within there lives where they need support to continue with their goal of leading free lives.

CAP is open to both male and female ex-prisoners of any age."?

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NI: Consent of the DPP not required for prosecution of care worker

NI: Consent of the DPP not required for prosecution of care worker: "NI: Consent of the DPP not required for prosecution of care worker"?

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Melanie memoir pulled from shelves - TV3

Melanie memoir pulled from shelves - TV3: "The book is a memoir of Melanie's time with Gerry Ryan and David Kavanagh says that it's defamatory of him.

He spent Gerry Ryan's last afternoon and evening with him. They were in the Shelbourne together and then at dinner at town. He says the book was defamatory."?

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Verwoerd book publication halted - The Irish Times - Wed, Oct 10, 2012

Verwoerd book publication halted - The Irish Times - Wed, Oct 10, 2012: "The order, sought by Brian O'Moore SC, for Mr Kavanagh, was made under Section 33 of the Defamation Act 2009 and restrains Liberties Media Ltd, trading as Liberties Press, from publishing the book, which was due to to go on sale today at 9am. Section 33 also restrains publication of details of the material in the book which Mr Kavanagh has complained of."?

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BBC News - Jersey historic abuse investigation ends

BBC News - Jersey historic abuse investigation ends: "Jersey police said they would continue to "thoroughly investigate all allegations" of abuse."?

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Former detective claims harassment by Garda colleagues - The Irish Times - Wed, Oct 10, 2012

Former detective claims harassment by Garda colleagues - The Irish Times - Wed, Oct 10, 2012: "Being blamed for losing evidence to be used in a criminal trial."?REF. JM18'305-04.?

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Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Shadow constitutional convention #14: Cahillane on the legacy of the Irish Free State Constitution - Human Rights in Ireland

Shadow constitutional convention #14: Cahillane on the legacy of the Irish Free State Constitution - Human Rights in Ireland: "While it may not be known for it, one of the principal aims of the 1922 Constitution was to ensure that it was the people, rather than any organ of government, who held the ultimate power in the State. The Constitution was intended to function as a protector of people’s rights, in a country where the people would ultimately hold the power. In the first place, it was attempted to embody the purest form of democracy in the Constitution, something which, it was hoped, would inspire trust in the new system. "?

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Children's Ombudsman caseload rises - The Irish Times - Tue, Oct 09, 2012

Children's Ombudsman caseload rises - The Irish Times - Tue, Oct 09, 2012: "“We continue to see more concern for the system than for the best interest of the child and family.”"?DOH?

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Monday, October 8, 2012

Simon Johnson: Money, Power and the Rule Of Law - NYTimes.com

Simon Johnson: Money, Power and the Rule Of Law - NYTimes.com: "The most effective way to push back against powerful special interests is to have the same rules for everyone – and to enforce those rules fairly, even when they are broken by the richest and most politically connected people in the land. Attorney General Eric Schneiderman of New York took a major step toward restoring the rule of law this week, by bringing a case against JPMorgan Chase. But it will be an uphill battle; the forces against him are incredibly strong, including some within the Obama administration."?

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Harvard College Admissions § Financial Aid: Harvard Financial Aid Initiative

Harvard College Admissions § Financial Aid: Harvard Financial Aid Initiative: "We remain committed to eliminating economic obstacles for qualified students seeking higher education."?

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Deaths in State care on agenda at MacGill - The Irish Times - Sat, Jul 14, 2012

Deaths in State care on agenda at MacGill - The Irish Times - Sat, Jul 14, 2012: "His speech will follow sessions on how the events leading to the Mahon and Moriarty tribunals were allowed to happen, and the lack of transparency and accountability in our political system."?JUST THE POLITICAL "SYSTEM"I THINK NOT?

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ENCOURAGECHANGE.: September 2012

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: September 2012: "Old media is beholden to corporate owners and advertisers and its news is often cynical and disempowering."?"

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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: ""''Anxious Scrutiny in the Irish Courts: Too Little, Too Late?’'CRIME AND ITS'TRUE'CAUSES?'"THE"REAL"REASONS PROJECT?"

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Group unites first-generation college students on campus - The Michigan Daily

Group unites first-generation college students on campus - The Michigan Daily: "She said her parents and older sister encouraged her to pursue a college education, and she rose to the challenge, graduating as valedictorian of her high school class.

“My parents really pushed me and my sisters to go to college,” she said. “School was everything.”

Johnson said it can be difficult for first-generation students to interact in a university setting, since they aren’t accustomed to the system.

“Financial aid is a hassle sometimes because no one in our family has done it before,” she said. “I know my roommate’s like, ‘Yeah my parents edited my paper for me,’ and I’m like ‘My parents would have no idea how to do that.’”"?

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Constitutional Convention Debate on Tonight With Vincent Browne on TV3 (posted by Matt Wall) « politicalreform.ie

Constitutional Convention Debate on Tonight With Vincent Browne on TV3 (posted by Matt Wall) « politicalreform.ie: "Really interesting debate on the government’s plans to involve citizens in Irish constitutional reform with contributions from: this site’s Elaine Byrne,"/

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According to Minister Howlin political reform is still high on the agenda « politicalreform.ie

According to Minister Howlin political reform is still high on the agenda « politicalreform.ie: "We remain in the dark as to how this Constitutional Convention will be constituted.  All the Minister would say is that “Currently, the two parties in Government are discussing the modus operandai of the convention and will publish proposals”.  This has been left deliberately vague.  In its manifesto, Labour had said that it would comprise one-third politicians, one-third legal experts and one-third citizens, whereas Fine Gael’s preference was for a citizens’ assembly (i.e. with 100% of its members being ordinary citizens) focused specifically on the question of the electoral system.  It will be interesting to see which way the government jumps.  Perhaps there is a middle way that combines both approaches?"

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How to involve citizens in the process of political reform « politicalreform.ie

How to involve citizens in the process of political reform « politicalreform.ie: "How to involve citizens in the process of political reform"?

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Mail Online - M E Synon's blog

Mail Online - M E Synon's blog: "‘Listening to speaker after speaker promoting abortion rights, it sometimes seemed as though this was the first political convention being held in utero. "?

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The Seven Shamanic Levels of Consciousness

The Seven Shamanic Levels of Consciousness: "Yes, by the time of the moment of birth your body and "SOUL" had been impregnated by energies from the outside world for a full nine months. Once born and separated from your mother you became an individual being."?

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Saturday, October 6, 2012

MEA MAXIMA CULPA SILENCE IN THE HOUSE OF GOD Trailer | TIFF Festival 2012

Wikileaks: Children under care of Irish government ended up in brothels | Irish News and Politics spanning the US, Ireland and the World | IrishCentral

Wikileaks: Children under care of Irish government ended up in brothels | Irish News and Politics spanning the US, Ireland and the World | IrishCentral: "US embassy cables, revealed via Wikileaks, show that children who have gone missing from Irish state care over the last three years have ended up working as sex slaves in brothels. During a private briefing with diplomats from the American Embassy, in Dublin, the Health Service Executive (HSE) made this shocking admission."?CLAIRE MC ALPINE(RIP) 1971.IRELAND 2012?

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