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Thursday, November 29, 2012

Kenny defends ministerial tax perk he vowed to axe | Irish Examiner

Kenny defends ministerial tax perk he vowed to axe | Irish Examiner: "Enda Kenny has defended a Government tax perk that allows ministers to claim over €100,000 a year towards the cost of running a second home in Dublin."?

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Tuesday, November 27, 2012

"ENCOURAGECHANGE"paddoconnell8@gmail.com: August 2009

"ENCOURAGECHANGE"paddoconnell8@gmail.com: August 2009: ""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?""TAKE NOTE JOE DUFFY?

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"ENCOURAGECHANGE"paddoconnell8@gmail.com: August 2009

"ENCOURAGECHANGE"paddoconnell8@gmail.com: August 2009: ""It is generally only those who grow up in the most severe poverty that we send to our prisons.""?

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WHAT IF?

WHAT IF?: ""It shows courts and prison for the lower classes,tribunals for those in power and the well connected,there might be a tribunal set up to find out why it is that the prisons since the foundation of the state is only bursting at the seems with those from a working class background,(the causes of crime)is in fact socially engineered,"?"

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Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Avaaz - People power goes to court

Avaaz - People power goes to court: "Corrupt governments and big business hire big shot lawyers to buy justice when it's not deserved. It's a global problem that needs a global solution: a people-powered legal fund that hits way above its weight and takes on the big shots no one dares to cross. "?

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Call to 'confront lessons of the past' - The Irish Times - Wed, Nov 21, 2012

Call to 'confront lessons of the past' - The Irish Times - Wed, Nov 21, 2012: "Often they left no surviving family behind to remember them,""?

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President says Savita inquiry must satisfy her family - The Irish Times - Thu, Nov 22, 2012

President says Savita inquiry must satisfy her family - The Irish Times - Thu, Nov 22, 2012: "President Michael D Higgins has intervened in the continuing row over the inquiry into the death of Savita Halappanavar, saying it "must meet the needs of her family" as well as those of the State."?

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Saturday, November 17, 2012

Fatal guarantee by Finance was 'heroic': Hurley - Irish, Business - Independent.ie

Fatal guarantee by Finance was 'heroic': Hurley - Irish, Business - Independent.ie: "The Department of Finance refused to release Hurley's interview and others on so-called public interest grounds. The Information Commissioner rejected its position."?

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WHAT IF?: WOLF'S PACK OF LIES Sunday World Cover Story - Front Page News

WHAT IF?: WOLF'S PACK OF LIES Sunday World Cover Story - Front Page News: "TO QUOTE FATHER PETER MC VERRY"I AM QUITE SHOCKED AT THE GARDA RESPONSE TO "HER"DEATH COMPARED TO THEIR RESPONSE TO THE DEATH OF OTHER YOUNG PEOPLE FROM AN UNDERPRIVILEGED BACKGROUND UNQUOTE?"

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THE MEDICAL TERMINATION OF PREGNANCY ACT, 1971

THE MEDICAL TERMINATION OF PREGNANCY ACT, 1971: "The continuance of the pregnancy would involve a risk to the life of the pregnant woman or of grave injury to her physical or mental health;"?

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Thursday, November 15, 2012

National Archives: Census of Ireland 1911

National Archives: Census of Ireland 1911: "Residents of a house 7.4 in Rosemary Lane (Merchants Quay, Dublin)
Show all information
Surname Forename Age Sex Relation to head Religion Birthplace Occupation Literacy Irish Language Marital Status Specified Illnesses
Connell Patrick 34 Male Head of Family Roman Catholic Dublin City Builders Labourer Cannot read or write - Married -
Connell Thomas 6 Male Son Roman Catholic Dublin City Scholar Cannot read or write - Not Married -
Connell Ellen 28 Female Wife Roman Catholic Dublin City No Business Read and write - Married"

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National Archives: Census of Ireland 1911

National Archives: Census of Ireland 1911: "Residents of a house 7.3 in Rosemary Lane (Merchants Quay, Dublin)
Show all information
Surname Forename Age Sex Relation to head Religion Birthplace Occupation Literacy Irish Language Marital Status Specified Illnesses
Connell Mary Female Daughter R C Dublin City Nothing - - - -
Connell Bernard 23 Male Head of Family R C Dublin City Gas Labourer Read and write English Married -
Connell Annie 18 Female Sister R C Dublin City No Business Cannot read or write - Not Married -
Connell Mary 20 Female Wife R C Dublin City No Business Read and write - Married".COINCIDENCE?

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Sprit2008’s Weblog › Create New Post — WordPress « Sprit2008′s Weblog

Sprit2008’s Weblog › Create New Post — WordPress « Sprit2008′s Weblog: "Patrick Connell married Ellen Nelson On The 4th June 1893 In Saint Mary Pro Cathedral, They Lived At The Time In No 5 Gardiner St.Patrick’s Parents Name Were Thomas And Mary Connell Nee McKenna .Ellens Parents Name Were William And Mary Nelson Nee Flood.Their Witness Were Daniel Mc Cabe And Alice Mc Caloe.So The Connell DNA Make Up Has The following Names In Their Blood,1900sJohn And Susan Hand Nee Cox,1911 John And Christina Lee Nee Keegan.Hand’s,Connell,Lee,Nelson,McKenna,Flood,Cox.I Was Quite Surprised To Discover I Have Some Northside Blood In Me.Im Still Searching In Order To Give Those Who Have Left This Earth Some Token Of Recognition And Respect"

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National Archives: Census of Ireland 1911

National Archives: Census of Ireland 1911: "Hand Susan 3 Female Daughter Roman Catholic Dublin None Cant read or write - Not Married -
"Hand Patrick 1 Male Daughter Roman Catholic Dublin None Cant read or write - Not Married -"MY GRANDFATHER.
Hand John 28 Male Husband Roman Catholic Dublin Grain Labourer Read write - Married -
Hand Hugh 5 Male Son Roman Catholic Dublin Scholar Cant read or write - Not Married -
Hand Matthew 7 Male Son Roman Catholic Dublin Scholar Read write - Not Married -
Hand Susan 28 Female Wife Roman Catholic Dublin Housekeeper Read write - Married"

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National Archives: Census of Ireland 1911

National Archives: Census of Ireland 1911: "Lee John 29 Male Head of Family R Catholic City of Dublin Dealor Fruit Read and write - Married - - - -
Lee Christina 25 Female Wife R Catholic City of Dublin Dealor Fruits Flower Cannot read - Married - 9 5 3
Lee Mary 6 Female Daughter R Catholic City of Dublin Scholar Read only - Single - - - -
Lee Christina 3 Female Daughter R Catholic City of Dublin Scholar Read only - Single - - - -
Lee Catherine Female Daughter R Catholic City of Dublin - Cannot read - Single - - - -
Keegan Catherine 31 Female Sister R Catholic City of Dublin Dealer Flowers Cannot read - Married"

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National Archives: Census of Ireland 1911

National Archives: Census of Ireland 1911: "Connell Patrick 40 Male Head of Family Roman Catholic City of Dublin Builders Labourer Read only - Married - - - -
Connell Ellen 36 Female Wife Roman Catholic City of Dublin - Read and write - Married - 18 5 2
Connell Thomas 15 Male Son Roman Catholic City of Dublin Scholar Read and write - Single - - - -
Connell Ellen 7 Female Daughter Roman Catholic City of Dublin Scholar - - Single"

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National Archives: Census of Ireland 1911

National Archives: Census of Ireland 1911: "1901.
Surname Forename Age Sex Relation to head Religion Birthplace Occupation Literacy Irish Language Marital Status Specified Illnesses
Connell Patrick 34 Male Head of Family Roman Catholic Dublin City Builders Labourer Cannot read or write - Married -
Connell Thomas 6 Male Son Roman Catholic Dublin City Scholar Cannot read or write - Not Married -
Connell Ellen 28 Female Wife Roman Catholic Dublin City No Business Read and write - Married"

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PADDYWANTSTOKNOW?

PADDYWANTSTOKNOW?: ""He called for the establishment of a public inquiry, saying there had been a conspiracy of silence and cover up involving "So-Called Pillars Of Society", including in politics"?"

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Seanad exchanges over murder of Fr Niall Molloy in 1985 - RTÉ News

Seanad exchanges over murder of Fr Niall Molloy in 1985 - RTÉ News: "The matter was raised by Labour Senator John Whelan, who was standing in for the Labour leader in the Seanad, Ivana Bacik."?

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Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Judge tries to shift blame for error in deception case onto secretary | Irish Examiner

Judge tries to shift blame for error in deception case onto secretary | Irish Examiner: "Judge tries to shift blame for error in deception case onto secretary"?

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Judge steps back from CRH case - The Irish Times - Tue, Nov 13, 2012

Judge steps back from CRH case - The Irish Times - Tue, Nov 13, 2012: "A High Court judge has said he will cease managing a long-running action by Goode Concrete against cement giant CRH and other companies over alleged anti-competitive practices after the Goode firm expressed concern that the purchase of CRH shares on behalf of the judge raised a reasonable apprehension of objective bias."?

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Sprit2008’s Weblog › Create New Post — WordPress « Sprit2008′s Weblog

Sprit2008’s Weblog › Create New Post — WordPress « Sprit2008′s Weblog: "The Connell DNA Make Up Has The following Names In Their Blood,1900sJohn And Susan Hand Nee Cox,1911 John And Christina Lee Nee Keegan.Hand’s,Connell,Lee,Nelson,McKenna,Flood,Cox.I Was Quite Surprised To Discover I Have Some Northside Blood In Me.Im Still Searching In Order To Give Those Who Have Left This Earth Some Token Of Recognition And Respect."

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Monday, November 12, 2012

When a Celebrated Activist Turns Out To Be an FBI Informant

When a Celebrated Activist Turns Out To Be an FBI Informant: "These weren’t just any records. In a remarkable turn of events, Rosenfeld was able to use the courts to compel the FBI to do something that it almost never does: release its file on an informant."?

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Rampant phone trade in youth jail | Irish Examiner

Rampant phone trade in youth jail | Irish Examiner: "Meanwhile, the Prison Service said St Pat’s would remain a detention centre for 18 to 21-year-olds. This appears to contradict a statement by Mr Shatter that he plans to introduce legislation ending the detention of offenders under 21 at St Pat’s."?

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Sunday, November 11, 2012

Anglo 'public interest' man sitting on €8m AIB pension - Irish, Business - Independent.ie

Anglo 'public interest' man sitting on €8m AIB pension - Irish, Business - Independent.ie: "GARY Kennedy, the former AIB executive turned public interest director of taxpayer-owned bank IBRC, has a whopping pension that would cost €8m to fund, according to pension experts. Actuarial calculations show just how hefty Kennedy's pension is from AIB which is now 99 per cent State-owned after a €20bn taxpayer bailout."?

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Truthful Irish: Max Keiser destroys Michael Noonan and Irish Banks

Friday, November 9, 2012

Children's vote rushed before budget cuts, says No coalition - The Irish Times - Thu, Nov 08, 2012

Children's vote rushed before budget cuts, says No coalition - The Irish Times - Thu, Nov 08, 2012: "An alliance of campaigners against the children’s rights referendum has said Saturday’s vote has been hurried so it could take place before cuts affecting children are introduced in next month’s budget."?

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Thursday, November 8, 2012

Cherishing all the children of the nation equally «

Cherishing all the children of the nation equally «: "Almost 100 years ago, the 1916 proclamation called on the Republic to cherish all her children equally. In that time, the children of Ireland have been physically, mentally and sexually abused at home, in school, in state care; they have suffered poverty, illiteracy, ill health, inequality; they have been neglected, abandoned; they have died in state care."?

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We did not mistreat report, says department | Irish Examiner

We did not mistreat report, says department | Irish Examiner: "Their comments follow Emily Logan’s revelation that she believed the department "were sneering" at a report she had published on St Patrick’s Institution two years ago"?

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Proposed amendment not an issue of child protection - The Irish Times - Wed, Oct 31, 2012

Proposed amendment not an issue of child protection - The Irish Times - Wed, Oct 31, 2012: "The aim is always to reunite the family at the first opportunity and in the shortest possible period of time. In reality there are not enough social workers or placements in care for children, so services are fire-fighting all of the time, crisis managing a dysfunctional system that has never actually worked properly. If you are in any doubt about the reliability of this statement, please see the Prime Time Investigates programme In Harm’s Way, broadcast on May 12th, 2008."?

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Prime Time Investigates: In Harm’s Way (Week 20) | RTÉ Presspack

Prime Time Investigates: In Harm’s Way (Week 20) | RTÉ Presspack: "In Harm’s Way reveals how an under-resourced and overstretched service is unable to protect children who are being abused and neglected in their own homes. Senior management within the HSE have been made aware of this, but through lack of sufficient provisions in staffing and funding, the services remain powerless to respond."?

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Atheism and the Class Problem » Counterpunch: Tells the Facts, Names the Names

Atheism and the Class Problem » Counterpunch: Tells the Facts, Names the Names: "When most of the progressive gliterrati, from The Nation, Bruce Springsteen and Michael Moore to Rebecca Solnit and Bill McKibben, turned tail and began frantically urging their readers to swallow their bile and support Obama, CounterPunch stood firm. And we’ve paid a savage price. We’ve lost big donors. We’ve lost subscribers. We’ve been rejected by liberal foundations. But we didn’t back down. We’ve never backed down. And you can count on us not to back down now that Obama and his neoliberal claque are returning for another four years of budget cuts, bailouts and kill lists. But we need your help. Now."?

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Debt collector restrained from watching and besetting dwelling house

Debt collector restrained from watching and besetting dwelling house: "High Court grants injunction restraining debt collector from parking van outside house of alleged debtor, and from contacting her directly, arising from unlawful conduct calculated to cause alarm, distress and humiliation."?

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Insufficient evidence that property and accounts were proceeds of crime

Insufficient evidence that property and accounts were proceeds of crime: "High Court refuses orders against property and bank accounts alleged to be proceeds of crime, on the grounds that hearsay and opinion evidence concerning alleged criminal activity was not sufficiently corroborated."?

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Tuesday, November 6, 2012

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Mother of girl at centre of care report criticises HSE | Newstalk - Ireland's National Independent Talk Radio Broadcaster

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Mother of girl at centre of care report criticises HSE | Newstalk - Ireland's National Independent Talk Radio Broadcaster: ""Tracey’s mother Doreen has denied a claim in the report that she knocked out her daughter’s teeth and that Tracey suffered domestic abuse at the hands of her stepfather."I WAS WONDERING IF ALAN SHATTER OR ANY OF HIS CONCERNED COLLEAGUES HAVE SPOKEN TO DOREEN CURLEY OR EVEN MET IN PERSON ANY OF HER FAMILY AND FRIENDS?FORGET ABOUT PROTOCOL,SYSTEM FAILURES,LEGAL PROCESS,CHAOTIC,REVIEW,OFFICIAL,COMPILED,JURISDICTION,SENSITIVITY,INSENSITIVITY.THE LIVING CHILD IS JUST AS, IF NOT MORE IMPORTANT THAN THE UNBORN CHILD.IF A PARENT CAN BE CHARGED WITH NEGLECT WHY NOT HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS?"

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Children's rights - how come nobody asked us? - The Irish Times - Tue, Nov 06, 2012

Children's rights - how come nobody asked us? - The Irish Times - Tue, Nov 06, 2012: "It is perhaps ironic then that the views and wishes of children in this referendum are nowhere to be heard, never mind taken into account."?

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Gathering supporters reject criticisms - The Irish Times - Tue, Nov 06, 2012

Gathering supporters reject criticisms - The Irish Times - Tue, Nov 06, 2012: "A claim by former cultural ambassador Gabriel Byrne that the Gathering project is a “scam” was rejected by organisers today. "?THEY CAN REJECT GABRIEL BYRNE'S CRITICISM IT BUT IT DOSENT MEAN ITS NOT TRUE?JUST LIKE THE NO SIDE IN THE CHILDRENS REFERENDUM.

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Display of defiance that underpinned an empire - The Irish Times - Sat, Nov 03, 2012

Display of defiance that underpinned an empire - The Irish Times - Sat, Nov 03, 2012: "The Pit in the Four Courts"?

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Sunday, November 4, 2012

WHAT IF?

WHAT IF?: " """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."?" 'via Blog this' CLASS INEQUALITY IN IRELAND."?"

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ENCOURAGECHANGE.: October 2009

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: October 2009: ""This institution needs to change it's requirements because it has the potential to cause great anxiety for young graduates whose dreams are being dashed and it stays silent."?"

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ENCOURAGECHANGE.: October 2009

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: October 2009: ""The Lord forbids our using our education merely to buy our way into middle-class security.”""?

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ENCOURAGECHANGE.: October 2009

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: October 2009: ""He expressed concern that there were many people who did not want the truth to come out and who 'will work against the commission to make sure that the truth does not come out'."SECRECY AND CRONYISM ARE THE TWO BIGGEST CANCERS IN IRISH SOCIETY,THEN AND NOW."?

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ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Memories of life in Mountjoy Prison.

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Memories of life in Mountjoy Prison.: "The Middle Classes Rarely(IF EVER) Found Themselves Exposed To Prison Life"?"

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WHAT IF?

WHAT IF?: " "Within months, Maria's children were taken from her and placed in industrial schools. Bruno, then 12 years old, ended up in Artane, which at that time housed up to 800 other boys, and was of course run by the Christian Brothers. As Bruno tells the Pope in his letters, it was here that his personal tragedy began."?I TOTALLY AGREE WITH JOHN WATERS(irish mail on sunday 4/11/2012)ERIN GALLAGHER AND ALL OTHER CHILDREN JUST LIKE HER,DID NOT NEED A CHILD REFERENDUM:SHE NEEDED "ACTUAL"HELP.AND IT WOULD APPEAR IN A LOT OF CASES NONE EVER COMES WHEN IT IS MOSTLY NEEDED?"

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Thursday, November 1, 2012

Sprit2008’s Weblog › Create New Post — WordPress « Sprit2008′s Weblog

Sprit2008’s Weblog › Create New Post — WordPress « Sprit2008′s Weblog: "Patrick Connell married Ellen Nelson On The 4th June 1893 In Saint Mary Pro Cathedral, They Lived At The Time In No 5 Gardiner St.Patrick’s Parents Name Were Thomas And Mary Connell Nee McKenna .Ellens Parents Name Were William And Mary Nelson Nee Flood"?

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Man appeals after High Court rejects claim of bias in Government's referendum campaign - RTÉ News

Man appeals after High Court rejects claim of bias in Government's referendum campaign - RTÉ News: "Mr Justice Kearns also advised that a new approach should be considered in relation to information campaigns."?

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Speak Up Helpline | Transparency International Ireland

Speak Up Helpline | Transparency International Ireland: "It's for anyone who wants to see an end to corruption, cronyism and unchecked conflicts of interest."?

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Poverty, hunger and inequality grow in Spain

Poverty, hunger and inequality grow in Spain: "According to the latest statistics of Eurostat, social inequality as measured by the Gini coefficient (where 0 expresses perfect equality and 100 expresses maximal inequality), showed that Spain went from 31.3 in 2008 to 34 in 2011. The EU average is 30. Only 16 countries have issued their statistics for the Gini index for 2011. Of these, Spain has one of the highest levels of inequality, only outstripped by Latvia with 35.2."?

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