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Saturday, December 29, 2012

Jemmy Hope and the Liberties « Come here to me!

Jemmy Hope and the Liberties « Come here to me!: "By force the poor were subdued and dispossessed of their interest in the soul; by fiction the titles of the spoilers were established; and by fraud on the productive industry of future generations, the usurpation continued."?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Poor Students Struggle as Class Plays a Greater Role in Success - NYTimes.com

Poor Students Struggle as Class Plays a Greater Role in Success - NYTimes.com: "“It’s becoming increasingly unlikely that a low-income student, "no matter how intrinsically bright", moves up the socioeconomic ladder,” said Sean Reardon, a sociologist at Stanford. "?CRIME AND ITS"TRUE"CAUSES?WORKING-CLASS PRISON AND INSTITUTIONAL FODDER?

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Poor Students Struggle as Class Plays a Greater Role in Success - NYTimes.com

Poor Students Struggle as Class Plays a Greater Role in Success - NYTimes.com: "Four years later, their story seems less like a tribute to upward mobility than a study of obstacles in an age of soaring economic inequality."?

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Ellis hits back at Flanagan statement | BreakingNews.ie

Ellis hits back at Flanagan statement | BreakingNews.ie: "He said it's ironic that Deputy Flanagan is calling for him to come before an Independent Truth & Reconciliation Commission, a body which he says, Sinn Féin proposed be set up, and yet which Deputy Flanagan's Government has so far failed to establish."?

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Sinn Fein denies Dessie Ellis murder claims - National News - Independent.ie

Sinn Fein denies Dessie Ellis murder claims - National News - Independent.ie: "He said it was ironic for Mr Flanagan to call for a truth commission in light of the allegations contained in British government files."?

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Hamilton Enquiry

Hamilton Enquiry: "To date, neither the RUC nor the Gardai have issued an apology for their role in protecting Seamus Ludlow's killers and the British authorities i"?

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MAGILL Ireland

MAGILL Ireland: "The identities of four Loyalists, who were only last year arrested for the murder of Seamus Ludlow, were known to Gardai two decades ago but "no action was taken". By Liz Walsh."?

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Voters drift away as Austria's political corruption carousel grows more crowded - The Irish Times - Sat, Dec 29, 2012

Voters drift away as Austria's political corruption carousel grows more crowded - The Irish Times - Sat, Dec 29, 2012: " Brimming with corruption scandals, Austria resembles GUBU-era Ireland"?

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Sunday, December 23, 2012

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Barrett Values Centre

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Barrett Values Centre: "The principal value that governs the quality of democracy is Trust. There are seven other values that must be in place before people will trust each other and their government. Each value is dependent on the adoption and practice of the previous value. The sequence of values that dictate the quality of democracy are as follows: freedom, Equality, Accountability, justice, fairness, Openness and Transparency. Once all these values are in place then trust can be found. Trust is the value that enables nations to become internally cohesive.?"

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Revealed: letters from suicide sister in the house of horrors - Analysis, Opinion - Independent.ie

Revealed: letters from suicide sister in the house of horrors - Analysis, Opinion - Independent.ie: "AS PART of her campaign to have justice for years of abuse inflicted on her at the Dalkey "house of horrors", Cynthia Owen is preparing to present Justice Minister Michael McDowell with a harrowing 35-page document written by her sister Theresa shortly before she killed herself in February last year."?

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'Sex assaults and drug offences also quashed by gardai' - National News - Independent.ie

'Sex assaults and drug offences also quashed by gardai' - National News - Independent.ie: "THE whistleblower at the centre of the quashed penalty points controversy has compiled a 350-page dossier alleging a litany of more serious offences that he believes have gone unpunished due to garda malpractice."?

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'Sex assaults and drug offences also quashed by gardai' - National News - Independent.ie

'Sex assaults and drug offences also quashed by gardai' - National News - Independent.ie: "THE whistleblower at the centre of the quashed penalty points controversy has compiled a 350-page dossier alleging a litany of more serious offences that he believes have gone unpunished due to garda malpractice."?

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Hillsborough: let its legacy be to rid our system of deceit | Observer editorial | Comment is free | The Observer

Hillsborough: let its legacy be to rid our system of deceit | Observer editorial | Comment is free | The Observer: "The servants of the state continue to invest corruptly to avoid culpability and evade the twin duties of accountability and responsibility that are an essential part of leadership."?

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Phil Scraton Hillsborough Archive (including full transcript of No Last Rights)

Phil Scraton Hillsborough Archive (including full transcript of No Last Rights): "Phil Scraton, member of the Hillsborough independent review panel and author of the highly acclaimed Hillsborough: The Truth,explores the review panel’s findings and their implications for truth, justice and accountability in this first public lecture since the publication of the panel’s report.

Phil Scraton is Professor of Criminology at Queen’s University’s School of Law."?

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Friday, December 21, 2012

Hillsborough report means Liverpool fans' calls of 'Justice for the 96' have finally been answered - Telegraph

Hillsborough report means Liverpool fans' calls of 'Justice for the 96' have finally been answered - Telegraph: "Until now, the mothers, fathers and bereaved sons or daughters have never been granted the courtesy of being allowed to weep for the dead as they were burdened by intrusions of the most abhorrent kind, a seemingly perpetual emotional and psychological torture."/

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Hillsborough disaster justice campaign sees High Court quash original 'accidental death' inquest verdicts on 96 innocent victims - Mirror Online

Hillsborough disaster justice campaign sees High Court quash original 'accidental death' inquest verdicts on 96 innocent victims - Mirror Online: "The original inquest verdicts on the deaths of the 96 innocent victims of the 1989 disaster have been quashed today"?

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Murder enquiry to be launched into Bloody Sunday deaths in Derry | Irish News | IrishCentral

Murder enquiry to be launched into Bloody Sunday deaths in Derry | Irish News | IrishCentral: "Police in Ulster are to launch a murder enquiry into the Bloody Sunday massacre in Derry 40 years ago."?

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HSE paid out €55m in travel expenses - irishhealth.com

HSE paid out €55m in travel expenses - irishhealth.com: "The HSE paid out a massive €55 million in travel and subsistence expenses to just under 29,000 staff last year, according to new figures.

A total of €55.32 million was paid out in 2011 in travel and subsistence allowances to 28,983 staff, according to information provided by the HSE to the Dail Public Accounts Committee (PAC)."?

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End of the 13th Baktun: Mayan people say it’s not a time to die | The News Tribe

End of the 13th Baktun: Mayan people say it’s not a time to die | The News Tribe: "The ancient people measured time in cycles called baktun of 394 years each, and the winter solstice due today marks the end of the 13th baktun. Those who have studied the calendar say the date for the end of the period is not Friday, but actually Sunday."?

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Wednesday, December 19, 2012

RTÉ.ie Radio1: Spirit Moves - Listen to the latest series

RTÉ.ie Radio1: Spirit Moves - Listen to the latest series: "This week, we asked what influence do or should religious believers have on the rules that govern our society?"

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ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Public Inquiry · Elaine Byrne and the thee political morons

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Public Inquiry · Elaine Byrne and the thee political morons: ""When reading this quote keep in mind that Harris never did a days political work in his life, he was appointed to the Senate solely for his unassailable ability of licking Bertie Ahern’s rear end"OUR UNHEALTHY MENTAL HEALTH SYSTEM?"

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ENCOURAGECHANGE.: ENCOURAGECHANGE.: irishhealth.com - Discussion History

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: ENCOURAGECHANGE.: irishhealth.com - Discussion History: ""'Well from my first hand experience,of our unhealthy mental health services since the year 2000 god help anyone and,their families needing practical help in a hurry from the irish mental health services.slan'?""

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ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Drug overdose woman failed by health system, says mother | Irish Examiner

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Drug overdose woman failed by health system, says mother | Irish Examiner: " "Her mother, Yvonne Byrne told the coroner she felt every system that should have been there failed her daughter, who was mentally ill for eight months."?OUR UNHEALTHY MENTAL HEALTH SYSTEM?"

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'I Am Adam Lanza's Mother': A Mom's Perspective On The Mental Illness Conversation In America

'I Am Adam Lanza's Mother': A Mom's Perspective On The Mental Illness Conversation In America: "It’s time to talk about mental illness."?

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Oconnellpadd13's Blog

Oconnellpadd13's Blog: "“Mr Shatter said members of the gardaí ranking inspector or higher have the authority to cancel notices – usually when there would not be enough evidence to prosecute or when prosecution would be unfair or disproportionate.”?SO WHATS THE NAMES OF THESE GARDI?"

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PAC examines 108 garda allowances - RTÉ News

PAC examines 108 garda allowances - RTÉ News: "Labour TD Gerald Nash questioned why four Inspectors earned €60,000 in allowances and overtime."?

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Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Department of Taoiseach contracts in relation to EU presidency – The Story

Department of Taoiseach contracts in relation to EU presidency – The Story: "There are the contracts awarded by the Department of the Taoiseach as a direct result of the planning and administration of Ireland’s Presidency of the EU 2013. Costs include the website http://www.eu2013.ie/, which cost €244,741.71."?

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Saturday, December 15, 2012

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

Elaine Byrne: We are not all cherished equally in this benighted republic of ours - Analysis, Opinion - Independent.ie: "WE live in a Republic. It was once proclaimed that Irishmen and Irish women have equal rights and that the children of the nation are cherished equally.

Bullshit."?AGREE TOTALLY FROM EXPERIENCE?

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Juveniles for Justice | Juvenile Law Center

Juveniles for Justice | Juvenile Law Center: "Juveniles for Justice, one of our youth engagement programs, includes young people who have been involved in the juvenile justice system and offers the youth an opportunity to assess the system's strengths and weaknesses, and then develop and implement advocacy projects to improve the system."?

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"ENCOURAGECHANGE"paddoconnell8@gmail.com

"ENCOURAGECHANGE"paddoconnell8@gmail.com: "I THINK IT IS NOW TIME FOR THE DPP'S POWER TO BE QUESTIONED IN RELATION TO ABUSE CASES"THE REASONS PROJECT?"AS EVERYONE KNOWS NOW IT WAS POWER THAT ALLOWED ALL THIS NOW EXPOSED ABUSE CARRY ON FOR SO LONG BECAUSE CERTAIN PEOPLE COULDNT BE QUESTIONED ABOUT THEIR ACTIONS."?

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Friday, December 14, 2012

Role and Function of the Chief State Solicitor's Office

Role and Function of the Chief State Solicitor's Office: "It is anticipated that responsibility for the provision and management of the local State solicitor service will transfer soon from the CSSO to the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions."?

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Office of the Attorney General

Office of the Attorney General: "The Attorney General represents the State in all legal proceedings involving the State."?

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ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Suspicions of corruption first printed here in 1974 - National News, Frontpage - Independent.ie

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Suspicions of corruption first printed here in 1974 - National News, Frontpage - Independent.ie: " It has taken 28 years but on Thursday Mr Justice Feargus Flood finally nailed Ray Burke. It's reassuring to know that sometimes, just sometimes, the truth will out.?I LIKE SOME OF TERRY MC GEEHAN'S ARTICLES IN THE DAILY STAR NEWSPAPER,BUT TODAY(19/9/2011)TRANSPARENCY,ACCOUNTABILITY,ACCESSIBILITY ,HE SEEMS TO THINK THAT THE IRISH PUBLIC ARE NOW ONLY AWARE OF A CORRUPT"ELITE"IN THIS COUNTRY BECAUSE OF RECENT PUBLIC EXPOSURES AND ITS NOW TOO LATE TO DO ANYTHING ABOUT WHAT WENT BEFORE?WHAT HAS HAPPENED SINCE 1974,WHEN JOE MAC ANTHONY EXPOSED WHAT WAS"REALLY" GOING ON?WHO WAS MADE A MINISTER FOR JUSTICE?AND TODAY YOU HAVE AS STATED BY JOHN WATERS(irish mail on sunday 18/9/2011)65 YEAR OLD WOMAN IN MOUNTJOY FOR HER PRINCIPLES,YOU HAVE A FATHER AND SON LAURENCE AND LARRY CARLYON RATHFARNHAM EVICTED FROM THEIR HOME BY THE DUBLIN COUNTY SHERIFF AND GARDI.I HAVENT SEEN THIS PARTICULAR CASE MENTIONED ANY-WHERE IN THE IRISH MEDIA OR THE INTERNET? SO IN FACT NOT MUCH HAS CHANGED SINCE 1974(37 years ago)ITS NOT THAT ITS TOO LATE AS TERRY SAYS BUT WHE WHOLE"SYSTEM"IS SO CORRUPT THERE IS NOT ENOUGH TRULY HONEST PEOPLE AROUND TO CHANGE IT."?

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WHAT IF?

WHAT IF?: " "Some of the reforms put in place after the Morris tribunal around the handling of informers are likely to be put under close scrutiny. The workings of the office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) will also be examined.

At the end of July the State entered a nolle prosequi in the case against Boylan, a 37-year-old from Rockfield Park, Ardee, Co Louth. The dropped charges related to the seizure of €1.7 million of cocaine and heroin in October 2005."?WHY WOULD ANY SOCIETY IN ITS RIGHT MIND SEND A CRIMINAL FILE BACK TO THE SAME OFFICE THAT DROPPED THE ORIGINAL CHARGES IN THE FIRST INSTANCE?THE REAL REASONS PROJECT?"

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Thursday, December 13, 2012

PADDYWANTSTOKNOW?

PADDYWANTSTOKNOW?: "Only one certainty; nobody will be held to account"?

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Matt Taibbi: After Laundering $800 Million in Drug Money, How Did HSBC Executives Avoid Jail?

Matt Taibbi: After Laundering $800 Million in Drug Money, How Did HSBC Executives Avoid Jail?: "After Laundering $800 Million in Drug Money, How Did HSBC Executives Avoid Jail?"

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GARDAI TO PROBE 38 GANGLAND MURDERS. - Free Online Library

GARDAI TO PROBE 38 GANGLAND MURDERS. - Free Online Library: "Gardai brought their first murder charge in more than six years in relation to the killing two weeks ago of drug dealer and Garda informant Declan Griffin who was gunned down in an Inchicore pub."?

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GANGLAND HIT VICTIM KILLED MY BROTHER; Grass Griffin 'helped murder'. - Free Online Library

GANGLAND HIT VICTIM KILLED MY BROTHER; Grass Griffin 'helped murder'. - Free Online Library: "Although he never faced charges over the killing of William "Jock" Corbally, Jock's brother Eddie claimed gardai acted like his "bodyguards" because Griffin had inside information on Dublin's criminal underworld.

Mr Corbally said yesterday: "Griffin made no secret of the fact that he helped kill my brother. This man had total immunity. He had gardai acting as if they were his bodyguards." "?

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Garda Ombudsman sends file to DPP after Kieran Boylan inquiry

Garda Ombudsman sends file to DPP after Kieran Boylan inquiry: "The investigation looked into accusations of collusion between gardaí and convicted drug dealer in the movement and supply of controlled drugs."?

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North needs to confront past quickly, says DPP - The Irish Times - Fri, Feb 03, 2012

North needs to confront past quickly, says DPP - The Irish Times - Fri, Feb 03, 2012: "SOCIETY SHOULD speedily find a way of dealing with the past, the North’s Director of Public Prosecutions Barra McGrory, QC, has told a human rights group in Belfast. He also questioned whether politicians had the will to confront the issue"?

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Plot to kill Belfast lawyers revealed | UK news | The Guardian

Plot to kill Belfast lawyers revealed | UK news | The Guardian: "The Northern Irish lawyers targeted were Patrick McGrory and his one-time pupil, Oliver Kelly.

The former Canadian supreme court judge, Peter Cory, arrives in London next week to launch a wide-ranging review of cases of collusion in Northern Ireland."?

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Journalist claims govts knew of threat to Finucane - RTÉ News

Journalist claims govts knew of threat to Finucane - RTÉ News: "Speaking on RTÉ’s Morning Ireland, Mr Moloney claimed that the Irish and British governments were informed of threats to Mr Finucane months before he was murdered."?

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Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Rogue bankers must be jailed -- ex-watchdog - News, Frontpage - Herald.ie

Rogue bankers must be jailed -- ex-watchdog - News, Frontpage - Herald.ie: "ROGUE bankers need to be jailed in order to restore public faith in the system, says ex-corporate watchdog Paul Appleby.

He has called for tougher penalties for white collar crime, including longer jail terms."?

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Pat Finucane's widow calls de Silva report 'a whitewash' | UK news | The Guardian

Pat Finucane's widow calls de Silva report 'a whitewash' | UK news | The Guardian: "After watching David Cameron deliver his statement to the House of Commons, she told a press conference at Westminster that the latest report into the killing was a "sham" and a "whitewash".

"It's a report into which we have had no input," she said. "The British government has engineered a suppression of the truth behind the murder of my husband. At every turn it is clear that this report has done exactly what was required – to give the benefit of the doubt to the state, its cabinet and ministers, to the army, to the intelligence services and to itself."?

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Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Welcome to dailwatch.ie | dailwatch.ie

Welcome to dailwatch.ie | dailwatch.ie: "Luke ´Ming´ Flanagan, Independent
to a question from Thu, 25/10/2012 - 08:19"?

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Monday, December 10, 2012

The Ragged Wagon

The Ragged Wagon: " AN IRISH RECESSION…THE RICH GET RICHER AND THE MEDIA DON’T REPORT IT.Ode To Gordon Hudson »
Budget 2013- The Winners, The Losers, The Liars.?
December 5, 2012 by theraggedwagon"

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Nobel Peace Prize: Archbishop Desmond Tutu and two other laureates say European Union is not worthy of being given the award | Mail Online

Nobel Peace Prize: Archbishop Desmond Tutu and two other laureates say European Union is not worthy of being given the award | Mail Online: "Archbishop Desmond Tutu and two other Nobel Peace Prize winners say European Union is not worthy of being given the award"?

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Higgins hails human rights 'honour' - National News, Breaking News - Herald.ie

Higgins hails human rights 'honour' - National News, Breaking News - Herald.ie: ""It will allow Ireland to play an even more active role in the promotion and protection of human rights worldwide. Given our own complex history we bring uniqueness and a long tradition in the field of human rights protection.""?

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'Row over loose change led to son's horror death under bus' - Courts, News - Herald.ie

'Row over loose change led to son's horror death under bus' - Courts, News - Herald.ie: "The suspect, who is deaf and mute, was expected to be charged with manslaughter"?

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Sunday, December 9, 2012

Civil servant cabal 'trying to block bank probe' - National News - Independent.ie

Civil servant cabal 'trying to block bank probe' - National News - Independent.ie: "Mr McGuinness told Mr Watt that when it came to the taxpayer paying out for public sector inefficiencies "there is a price to pay for beating up a compliant Peter to pay Paul" and that this consists of having "strangers telling us to do what we should have done many years ago with the public service"."?

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Friday, December 7, 2012

WHAT IF?

WHAT IF?: ""Mr.Dillon made a lot of suggestions in his article which i repeat here.there should be as wide a spectrum of organisations and interests as possible,not just lawyers prison staff police ,but social workers prisoners rights organisations drug addicts anyone at all who has experience of the problems but also a persons point of view.all the dimensions of the causes and cures needs to be brought into the open.(now heres the serious bit)The "fact" that powerful forces intimately concerned with these problems do not at all want any general discussion of these issues,as any such discussion would inevitably focus on their inadequacies."?AS IT HAS DONE IN THE BANKING CRISIS?""

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ENCOURAGECHANGE.: April 2011

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: April 2011: ""Professor Dillon belongs to a family which over generations has contributed much to Irish public life and education. His father Myles Dillon was a renowned Celtic scholar. His uncle, James Dillon, was the popular and colourful politician, leader of Fine Gael and Minister for Agriculture. His grandfather was the famous Roscommon land reform "agitator", John Dillon, MP and last leader of the Irish Parliamentary Party."?"

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Thursday, December 6, 2012

WHAT IF?

WHAT IF?: "UNLESS YOU HAVE A SET OF DEEDS TO THE PROPERTY YOU ARE NOT THE OWNER?"

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Wednesday, December 5, 2012

TD names judge as a penalty points VIP in controversy - National News - Independent.ie

TD names judge as a penalty points VIP in controversy - National News - Independent.ie: "A JUDGE was named in the Dail for having allegedly benefited from the removal of penalty points from her driving licence."?

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WHAT IF?

WHAT IF?: ""He said the new tax will be collected by the Revenue Commissioners and owners of residential properties, including rental properties, will be responsible for payment of the tax."?THE OWNERS OF MOST OF THE PROPERTIES ARE FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS,UNLESS YOU HAVE A SET OF DEEDS TO THE PROPERTY YOU ARE NOT THE OWNER?"

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Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Why You Can’t Understand the Constitution Without the Common Law | Online Library of Law and Liberty

Why You Can’t Understand the Constitution Without the Common Law | Online Library of Law and Liberty: "The sovereignty of the people that vests the power to legislate in elected representatives. "?FOR THE GOOD OF THE "PEOPLE" AND THEIR COUNTRY?WHEN WAS PEOPLE CHANGED TO POLITICIANS?

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Clare Daly – Will She Keep Her Word & Name The Names? | Unitedpeople's Blog (www.clearandgraphic.com)

Clare Daly – Will She Keep Her Word & Name The Names? | Unitedpeople's Blog (www.clearandgraphic.com): "Clare Daly is planning to use Dail privilege this week to name public officials and celebrities who had penalty points erased from their driving licences by gardai. She has stated she will use “every means possible” to raise the matter in the Dail, as the issue is of national importance. “I will be naming names,” "?

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The Struggle for Legislative Independence

The Struggle for Legislative Independence: "He maintained the entire independence of the Irish Parliament and its right to make its own laws. "?SHOULD POLITICIANS BENEFIT FROM THEIR OWN LAWS,RULES,AND REGULATIONS?

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Thank God for Vincent Browne! | Machholz's Blog

Thank God for Vincent Browne! | Machholz's Blog: "Ordinary people are left to fend for themselves, the old and the sick are been tossed aside ,critical social services are been cut back and I have no doubt that people have died as a result. We have an obligation to look after the less well off in our society .The social services and community services are crucial to the well being of any community "?

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Monday, December 3, 2012

Martina Devlin: TDs should concentrate on exposing corruption – not flesh - Martina Devlin, Columnists - Independent.ie

Martina Devlin: TDs should concentrate on exposing corruption – not flesh - Martina Devlin, Columnists - Independent.ie: "SOME of the most self-serving crooks, chancers and hypocrites in Irish politics have turned up to Leinster House in impeccably cut suits, tailored shirts and tasteful ties."?

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Martina Devlin: Begging letters fiasco highlights how all is sacrificed to pay huge wage bill - Martina Devlin, Columnists - Independent.ie

Martina Devlin: Begging letters fiasco highlights how all is sacrificed to pay huge wage bill - Martina Devlin, Columnists - Independent.ie: "That's why government employees are sending begging letters to the Society of St Vincent de Paul (SVP), suggesting the charity might rustle up taxis to take an elderly patient to hospital appointments or pay the cleaning bill at a sick woman's home."?

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Martina Devlin: Begging letters fiasco highlights how all is sacrificed to pay huge wage bill - Martina Devlin, Columnists - Independent.ie

Martina Devlin: Begging letters fiasco highlights how all is sacrificed to pay huge wage bill - Martina Devlin, Columnists - Independent.ie: "A service that's tottering, in part, because of a Cabinet decision to designate the Croke Park Agreement as bulletproof."?

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Revealed: full extent of Lenihan's capitulation to Trichet and Europe - Analysis, Opinion - Independent.ie

Revealed: full extent of Lenihan's capitulation to Trichet and Europe - Analysis, Opinion - Independent.ie: "Revealed: full extent of Lenihan's capitulation to Trichet and Europe"?

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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)
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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)
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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: "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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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

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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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