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Tuesday, April 30, 2013

WHAT IF?

WHAT IF?: ""The Garda Commissioner has said it was not true to say that crimes reported to gardaí were not investigated without a formal statement."?VERY INTERESTING?"

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Monday, April 29, 2013

JOHN LONERGAN’S CIRCUS | RTÉ Presspack

JOHN LONERGAN’S CIRCUS | RTÉ Presspack: "We also continue to gain an insight into the real lives of these young people and this week we meet 16-year-old Anton from Finglas who has been expelled from school."?

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H.E. Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu Addresses Media Freedoms In Nigeria As Fundamental Human Right | Arcadia Foundation

H.E. Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu Addresses Media Freedoms In Nigeria As Fundamental Human Right | Arcadia Foundation: "“The fundamental freedom to voice one´s opinion without persecution or
consequence is not a luxury to be granted but a human right in any modern society."?

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Irish have more degrees than rest of EU - survey - Education News | Primary, Secondary & Third Level | The Irish Time - Mon, Apr 29, 2013

Irish have more degrees than rest of EU - survey - Education News | Primary, Secondary & Third Level | The Irish Time - Mon, Apr 29, 2013: "More young people are determined to achieve their full potential."?If Allowed And Encouraged?

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WHAT IF?

WHAT IF?: ""More than 150 people and staff had to be evacuated from the Tivoli Theatre in Dublin after the man began spraying the chemical as children performed on the stage."?THE SPOTLIGHT KIDS INCHICORE DUBLIN 8?"

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Gok supports Kids Company in secret Lottery bid : Big Lottery Fund

Gok supports Kids Company in secret Lottery bid : Big Lottery Fund: "Over the course of the pilot, the participating young people will receive specialist training designed to give them the necessary skills to develop a product from beginning to end as well as learn how to hold down a job whilst overcoming their own challenging situations."?

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Sunday, April 28, 2013

Reams of raw data are the tools of transparency - Technology News | Business IT, Consumer Tech, Gadgets | IrishTimes - Sat, Apr 27, 2013

Reams of raw data are the tools of transparency - Technology News | Business IT, Consumer Tech, Gadgets | IrishTimes - Sat, Apr 27, 2013: "Gavin Sheridan of thestory.ie, an Irish website dedicated to publishing documents and data as a way to promote transparency in public life, has long advocated the idea that the Government should be publishing data, which he says leads to greater transparency and accountability."?

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ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Social Mobility and Social Class in Ireland: Richard Breen: 0717120554

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Social Mobility and Social Class in Ireland: Richard Breen: 0717120554: "Based on original research by the Economic and Social Research Institute, the authors show that class barriers in Ireland are substantially more rigid than in other countries. They go on to argue that the introduction of free education has not reduced educational inequalities. Rather than observing a movement towards equality of opportunity, research has shown a continued capacity of those in privileged positions to maintain their relative advantages against the encroachment of outsiders.?

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ENCOURAGECHANGE.: WHAT IF?

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: WHAT IF?: " "I Wish To Congratulate Our Son Paul On Getting The Fullbright Fellowship To Harvard University,All His Family Are Very Proud Of Him And Happy To Show That Kids From A Working Class Background Can Reach Their True And Full Potential If Given Enough Encouragement."?WE WOULD ALSO LIKE TO GIVE A HEART FELT THANK YOU TO THE UNIVERSITY OF LEICESTER For All Their Support.THANK YOU."?NOT FORGETTING THE VERY IMPORTANT TRINITY ACCESS PROGRAMME?""

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About us - BE OPEN. CREATIVE THINK TANK

About us - BE OPEN. CREATIVE THINK TANK: "Make Change Happen."?

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Saturday, April 27, 2013

Watchdog Elliott played key role in Catholic Church child safety reform - Social Affairs & News from Ireland & Abroad | The Irish Times - Thu, Apr 25, 2013

Watchdog Elliott played key role in Catholic Church child safety reform - Social Affairs & News from Ireland & Abroad | The Irish Times - Thu, Apr 25, 2013: " “Ian Elliott just doesn’t understand us.” Mr Elliott was not alone."?NO NOEL BROWNE THOUGHT LIKEWISE?

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Trial of publican collapses after witness says he lied - Independent.ie

Trial of publican collapses after witness says he lied - Independent.ie: "Before the collapse of the trial yesterday, Mr Simpson said he had lied about the allegations to gardai because Irish Independent Special Correspondent Paul Williams told him he was going to be shot."?

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Seanad Éireann - Volume 110 - 20 November, 1985 - Report on Prison Reform: Motion.

Seanad Éireann - Volume 110 - 20 November, 1985 - Report on Prison Reform: Motion.: "I recall the establishment of the Whitaker Committee. On that occasion I recall, as a member of the MacBride Committee of Inquiry into the Penal System in Ireland, criticising the narrowness of the terms of reference particularly the omission from the terms of reference of the causes of crime."

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Seanad Éireann - Volume 110 - 20 November, 1985 - Report on Prison Reform: Motion.

Seanad Éireann - Volume 110 - 20 November, 1985 - Report on Prison Reform: Motion.: "I recall the establishment of the Whitaker Committee. On that occasion I recall, as a member of the MacBride Committee of Inquiry into the Penal System in Ireland, criticising the narrowness of the terms of reference particularly the omission from the terms of reference of the causes of crime."

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WHAT IF?

WHAT IF?: "urprisingly, Murphy is the first Fine Gael TD to publicly state that he feels that the so-called Michael Lowry Tape — a recorded conversation with property agent Kevin Phelan about a €250,000 payment to the disgraced TD — ‘damages the Dáil and politics’."?UNQUOTE. AND THE LEGAL"SYSTEM"?
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Interview with Eoghan Murphy, Fine Gael TD… | The Cedar Lounge Revolution

Interview with Eoghan Murphy, Fine Gael TD… | The Cedar Lounge Revolution: "‘I think it’s wrong to tax people on the notion of value of what the house might be worth put on the market at any given time. ‘I would like a Local Services Charge that reflected the actual services that you get. I don’t think it’s fair to tax people on the perceived market value of their house. I don’t think it’s fair to tax people on assets they have bought with their aftertax income because it’s double taxation. I think we’re penalizing people then.’"?

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WHAT IF?

WHAT IF?: ""Browne's resignation speech to the Dáil was made on 12 April 1951, giving his version of events. In particular he deplored that the government had passed on his Scheme to the Church for approval, taking care to describe it to the Church as his plan and not as government policy, giving him no option but to resign as minister.[3] The Taoiseach, John A. Costello, immediately retorted that - ".. I have seldom listened to a statement in which there were so many—let me say it as charitably as possible—inaccuracies, misstatements and misrepresentations", and delivered his full reply several hours later.[4]"?"

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WHAT IF?

WHAT IF?: "surviving-prostitution | Reclaiming Human Dignity
surviving-prostitution | Reclaiming Human Dignity: "Many Become Desensitised To The Pain Of Others, "?"

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Statements on the Report of the Expert Group on the Judgement of AB&C versus Ireland | EoghanMurphy.ie

Statements on the Report of the Expert Group on the Judgement of AB&C versus Ireland | EoghanMurphy.ie: "Do I Have A Right To Tell A Woman What She Must Do With Her Body?"NO.

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WHAT IF?

WHAT IF?: ""Many Become Desensitised To The Pain Of Others, "?"

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Friday, April 26, 2013

Great Southern Railways Stocks Tribunal Report – The Story

Great Southern Railways Stocks Tribunal Report – The Story: "This is the Report of the Tribunal of Inquiry into Dealings in Great Southern Railways Stocks between January 1943 and November 1943. With thanks to Conor Ryan of the Irish Examiner for scanning."?

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Witness Protection Programme failed me, says man suing State | Irish Examiner

Witness Protection Programme failed me, says man suing State | Irish Examiner: "A man who was formerly in the witness protection programme is suing the State claiming it failed to deliver on promises for a new identity, a new car and a new house."?

Fifteen staff at NTMA earn more than Kenny | Irish Examiner

Fifteen staff at NTMA earn more than Kenny | Irish Examiner: "In a written response to independent deputy Finian McGrath, Mr Noonan confirmed that a further 10 employees earn between €201,000 and €300,000; 32 earn between €150,001 and €200,000, and 105 earn between €100,001 and €150,000. "?

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Workers 'vindicated' but await coalition move - Independent.ie

Workers 'vindicated' but await coalition move - Independent.ie: "The ECJ has insisted that the Government has an obligation to protect the pensions of workers whose employers have gone bust."?

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Wednesday, April 24, 2013

WHAT IF?

WHAT IF?: """ENCOURAGECHANGE.?
 97135 pageviews encouragechange""3402 pageviews what if?"

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Cold case unit Garda gets injunction blocking transfer - Independent.ie

Cold case unit Garda gets injunction blocking transfer - Independent.ie: "Detective Sergeant Michael Buckley claims he is being moved from his role at Serious Crime Review Team at Harcourt Square Dublin to the Motor Vehicle Investigation Unit because of allegations of bullying and harassment he has made against a number of his superiors."?

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Public Inquiry · Will judge Kelly fold under state pressure?

Public Inquiry · Will judge Kelly fold under state pressure?: "Last May a very disturbing event occurred in this country which went almost completely unnoticed by the media.

The Director of Public Prosecutions, James Hamilton, publicly rebuked a High Court judge.

Some weeks earlier the judge in question, Mr. Justice Peter Kelly, had strongly criticised the long delay in the Anglo Irish Bank investigation."?

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WHAT IF?

WHAT IF?: ""The judge also found a breach of "fair procedures" in that the former senator was not afforded a reasonable opportunity to defend himself on a charge of breach of political ethics."?"

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Sunday, April 21, 2013

NoleenBetrayed40Years

NoleenBetrayed40Years: "Mr Shatter in the interest of justice and fairness, you need to meet with Cynthia Owen and listen to her, she wont be going away any time soon, you of all people should know that. Seeing as you represented her for four years as her lawyer."?

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"ENCOURAGECHANGE"paddoconnell8@gmail.com: July 2009

"ENCOURAGECHANGE"paddoconnell8@gmail.com: July 2009: ""The spirit of inquiry is the engine of democracy. The democratic process is nothing less than citizens regularly asking what kind of society they want to live in and whom they want to lead them. But more and more people are avoiding the whole messy business of questioning"EXCEPT THOSE ON PUBLIC INQUIRY AND MAYBE FRANK CONNOLLY."?

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"ENCOURAGECHANGE"paddoconnell8@gmail.com: July 2009

"ENCOURAGECHANGE"paddoconnell8@gmail.com: July 2009: "I HAVE A LETTER FROM THE MASTERS REGISTRAR DATED 15thJAN.1992 SAYING THE MASTER CANNOT ADVISE YOU,I RETURN HEREWITH THE PAPERS FORWARDED BY YOU FOR HIS ATTENTION.I SIMPLY WANTED TO KNOW WHAT HAPPENED ON 21thDEC 1990,17thJAN1991,AND WHAT HAPPENED ON THE STAY OF 10 WEEKS FROM THAT DATE.THERE WAS A BARRISTER AND SOLICITOR INVOLVED ON MY BEHALF I NEVER HAD TO APPEAR.I WAS GIVEN TWO CONFLICTING VERSIONS IN WRITING AS TO THE OUTCOME OF THIS CASE,ONE FOR £5,702-65,MY SIDES VERSION,AND THE BANK INVOLVED £12,971.65 THEIR VERSION?PLUS YOUR CHARGED 8%INTREST UNTIL THE DISPUTE IS SETTLED.AND IM A LOT LIKE TOM O;CONNELL IN KERRY VERY CONFRONTATIONAL WHEN WRONGED.DUE TO SEVERE FAMILY PRESSURES I HAD TO RECULANTLY AND AGAINST MY WILL SETTLE WITH THIS BANK ONLY A COUPLE OF YEARS AGO.BUT MY GREVIENCE REGARDING THE COURTS HAVE NEVER BEEN SETTLED"?I NOTICE IN TODAYS IRISH MAIL ON SUNDAY 21/4/2013.THE MASTER OF THE HIGH COURT EDMUND HONOHAN STATES HIS "DUTY"INCLUDED MAKING SURE THAT THE T'S ARE CROSSED AND THE I'S ARE DOTTED BY THE BANKS -AND THEY DONT LIKE IT?WONDER WHAT HE WOULD THINK ABOUT THE ABOVE MATTER IN 2013,AND I HAD A SOLICITOR AND BARRISTER.?

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The Sunday Business Post

The Sunday Business Post: " They expect to be able to give evidence in court but they find that they are not allowed to do so."?

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Saturday, April 20, 2013

Public Inquiry · Unanswered questions

Public Inquiry · Unanswered questions: " Justice as we were thought in school and church to beleive in,Paul Singer anybody rember him?It was him who showed up the irish legal system to be bias against the working classes the majority of whom couldnt read or write"?

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

WHAT IF?: Public Inquiry · Who’s watching the watchers?: ""So i hope to bump into some of these experts on crime and the causes of crime to explain my logic against their ideology which hasent worked since the foundation of the state,"?AND THIS WAS WRITTEN IN MAY 2007?"

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WHAT IF?

WHAT IF?: ""“Why are the workingclass always first to suffer because of the incompetence and mismanagement in the public sector?Not forgetting their inefficiency and wasteful practices,to boot."?"

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Public Inquiry · Corruption? Not in Ireland

Public Inquiry · Corruption? Not in Ireland: "The despair of silence by the not so well connected?What sort of influence does a persons environment have on them in relation to future prospects in a corrupt society.It is alleged the weak,are as important as the strong and powerful,in Michelle LaVaughn Robinsons thesis she is quoted as saying 43% of those she interviewed believe that god influences the way society is organised?God played a big part in irish society for a very very long time does that mean we can blame him for all thats wrong in irish society today?"

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Gardai informed about abuse claim against Limerick priest - Leader Local - Limerick Leader

Gardai informed about abuse claim against Limerick priest - Leader Local - Limerick Leader: "The allegation is one of sexual impropriety involving a minor and dates back to the 1990s when the priest was serving in a parish in the city."?

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Department backs increase in garda attempts to access email | Irish Examiner

Department backs increase in garda attempts to access email | Irish Examiner: "The Department of Justice has defended the growing number of cases of gardaí accessing emails and said existing laws allowed for the practice."?

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BBC News - Smithwick: Senior Garda makes 'outlandish claims'

BBC News - Smithwick: Senior Garda makes 'outlandish claims': "Ernie Waterworth, solicitor for the Buchanan family, said there appeared to be a lack of trust between the PSNI and the Garda at a senior level.

"This begs the question whether there can ever be full disclosure between both forces.""/

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Friday, April 19, 2013

Government accused of targeting youth work budgets | BreakingNews.ie

Government accused of targeting youth work budgets | BreakingNews.ie: "Paul Hansard, said the cuts are effectively "binning" young people's future in disadvantaged areas."?

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Ian Bailey addresses Cork Philosophical Society - Irish News, World News & More | The Irish Times - Fri, Apr 19, 2013

Ian Bailey addresses Cork Philosophical Society - Irish News, World News & More | The Irish Times - Fri, Apr 19, 2013: "“An Introduction to Jurisprudence: The Philosophical Basis of Law: Aristotelian Distributive Justice to Post Modern Distributive Justice” was the the title of his paper"?

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Public Inquiry · Examining corruption in Ireland

Public Inquiry · Examining corruption in Ireland: "Why should I go on being an honest taxpayer, coughing up hard-earned money for more than 40 years of my working life, paying every cent (and pingin before the euro) in income tax and PRSI and VAT and Dirt and youth levies and health levies and all the other taxes and levies and deductions, and now this house tax and the water tax next, in order to pay for the mistakes of corrupt politicians, greedy bankers and golden circle who have scammed us since so-called “independence”? "

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ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Public Inquiry · Special arrangements for special people

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Public Inquiry · Special arrangements for special people: ""What kind of change?Well for one the perks that are “enshrined”in legislation for the benefit of the political class.To quote Diarmuid Martin”laws and regulations are needed to protect the poor and curb the natural tendency to arrogance of the powerful.When the regulatory authorities are not functioning that natural ARROGANCE emerges.”unquote""?

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Martin Foran fitted up by WMSCS in 1985 Cleared After 28-Year Battle

Martin Foran fitted up by WMSCS in 1985 Cleared After 28-Year Battle: "The Bishop of Leicester has revealed that chaplains at Gartree prison have become deeply concerned about Foran's case and that some of them have become fully convinced that he was wrongly imprisoned."?

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Commissioner had penalty points erased while on duty - Independent.ie

Commissioner had penalty points erased while on duty - Independent.ie: "He declined to say whether this matter was an emergency or why Mr Callinan believes he was justified in breaking the speed limit."?

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Thursday, April 18, 2013

JUDICIAL INDEPENDENCE –THE BEST WE CAN DO? | Vote NO to the 29th and 30th Amendments

JUDICIAL INDEPENDENCE –THE BEST WE CAN DO? | Vote NO to the 29th and 30th Amendments: "In the general course of human nature, a power over a man’s subsistence amounts to a power over his will.”"?AND HERS?

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WHAT IF?

WHAT IF?: ""Global discontent surrounding power and money."?
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ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Con Horan - Irish, Business - Independent.ie

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Con Horan - Irish, Business - Independent.ie: " Documents leaked to the Irish Times last year said Horan was aware in 2008 of a €169m loan that Anglo Irish Bank gave Sean Quinn to invest even further in the bank's own shares. That loan is part of the €2.8bn debt the Quinn family still owes.
Central Bank Governor Patrick Honohan's report on the banking crisis pointed to "major failure" of bank regulation as one of its key causes.
Horan was appointed special adviser to incoming Financial Regulator Matthew Elderfield in 2009. He would also be deputy chairman of the Central Bank's Supervisory Risk Committee.
Earlier this year he took a senior job as a "national expert" at the European Banking Authority (EBA), the new body in charge of supervising European financial institutions, based in London.?"

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ENCOURAGECHANGE.: About Us - Trinity Access Programmes : Trinity College Dublin, The University of Dublin, Ireland

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: About Us - Trinity Access Programmes : Trinity College Dublin, The University of Dublin, Ireland: "I KNOW THAT TAP HAS LOST ABOUT 60% OF ITS FUNDING,BUT I WILL BE A HAPPY CAMPER WHEN"MAY"BECOMES WILL?"

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PADDYWANTSTOKNOW?

PADDYWANTSTOKNOW?: ""It appears that the standard strategy for dealing with complaints - especially when they concern important or ‘connected persons’ is to target the complainant regardless of the complainant’s personal integrity - or of the legitimacy of their complaint. In the course of I-I members’ collective experiences with particular agencies and institutions, certain tactical patterns have emerged that are clearly designed to wear down, exhaust and intimidate the citizen, and thereby suppress the truth and frustrate justice."?"

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PADDYWANTSTOKNOW?

PADDYWANTSTOKNOW?: " "As a result we witness, time after time, corrupt individuals, groups and organisations commit serious crimes with no fear whatsoever that they will be brought to justice."?YOU CAN ASSURE YOURSELF THEY ARE NOT FROM A WORKING-CLASS BACKGROUND?
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The High Court, NAMA and a stay – The Story

The High Court, NAMA and a stay – The Story: "Overall the point we were making, and which Mr Murray did not address, is that the State has obligations under international treaties, under the Convention, under European law and under Irish law that citizens have timely processes in judicial and access to information procedures. These obligations are not voluntary – that’s why they’re called obligations. The rights of all Irish citizens are being infringed when processes such as this take this long."?

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Wednesday, April 17, 2013

WHAT IF?

WHAT IF?: ""The judge in the case, Judge Colm Mac Eochaidh, invited myself as the requester, to make a submission to the court, as he was concerned about the impact on my rights in the
event that a stay is put in place."?"

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Tuesday, April 16, 2013

WHAT IF?

WHAT IF?: ""Judicial independence is the "lifeblood of constitutionalism in democratic societies"… An independent judiciary is absolutely necessary to ensure that the power of the state is exercised in accordance with the rule of law and the provisions of our Constitution. In this capacity, courts act as a shield against unwarranted deprivations by the state of the rights and freedoms of individuals… Judicial independence further represents the cornerstone of the common law duty of procedural fairness, which attaches to all judicial, quasi-judicial and administrative proceedings, and is an unwritten principle of the Constitution. The twin aspects of judicial independence and impartiality are relevant to this appeal. The first is the requirement that the judiciary function independently from the executive and legislative branches of government… The second is the recognition that judicial independence is necessary to uphold public confidence in the administration of justice."?"

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Row over judicial independence deepens - RTÉ News

Row over judicial independence deepens - RTÉ News: ""Now all of this brouhaha seems to be about some sort of sense of entitlement that judges are entitled to be consulted when the minister or the Government proposes new legislation of one sort or another. Sorry, but that's just not correct.""?

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PADDYWANTSTOKNOW?

PADDYWANTSTOKNOW?: "Earlier, the Master of the High Court Edmund Honohan was criticised for his contribution to the debate, in which he said concerns about judicial independence were over the top."?"

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Judges' group backs Kelly in Shatter row - RTÉ News

Judges' group backs Kelly in Shatter row - RTÉ News: "It said the abolition of the Seanad renders the removal of judges subject only to a majority-only resolution in the Dáil, while at present a resolution of both houses is required.
"All of these matters have implications for judicial independence," the statement read."?

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PADDYWANTSTOKNOW?

PADDYWANTSTOKNOW?: ""“I would not go there.”"?WHY?TO QUOTE SOME UNKNOWN SOURCE"WE APPOINT YOU,SO WE TELL YOU WHAT YOU CAN AND CANNOT SAY?"

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We need an investigation into Ó Lubhlaí’ - Ó Clochartaigh | Sinn Féin

We need an investigation into Ó Lubhlaí’ - Ó Clochartaigh | Sinn Féin: "“There was to have been a court case at the beginning of the last decade regarding these abuses, but this apparently was thrown out because evidence that had been given to An Gárda Síochána was lost.”"?

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Father Peter McVerry - Dual Diagnosis Ireland

Father Peter McVerry - Dual Diagnosis Ireland: "To quote the National Action Plan For Social Inclusion 2007 – 2016, “Access to quality health services is a prerequisite for participation in the social and economic life of society. Working to improve the health status of all, and particularly vulnerable groups such as people with disabilities including those with mental illness, drug users, the homeless and Travellers, is an essential element of social inclusion.” "?

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WHAT IF?

WHAT IF?: " "Fiona Neary, Rape Crisis Network Ireland executive director, said gardai should review all their files in relation to O Lubhlai."?I'M SURE THERE ARE A LOT MORE FILES THAN O'LUBHLAI'S THAT SHOULD BE REVIEWED?"

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Sunday, April 14, 2013

WHAT IF?

WHAT IF?: ""Mr Shatter promised the Dail: "There will, on my watch, be no special treatment afforded to any individual whether he or she is a celebrity, a pal of someone or for any other reason. On my watch, the law will be properly applied.""?ITS APRIL?
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Colum Kenny: Who guards the gardai, who watches the watchmen? - Independent.ie

Colum Kenny: Who guards the gardai, who watches the watchmen? - Independent.ie: "A garda source who contacted the Sunday Independent last week is concerned about the impact on the careers of those whistle-blowers, one of whom claims to have been assaulted. Another garda is said to have heard a serious threat made internally against one of the whistleblowers."?

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Judge Peter Kelly claims government is attacking judicial independence

Judge Peter Kelly claims government is attacking judicial independence: "Judge Peter Kelly claims government is attacking judicial independence"?

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Rick Dalton: Occupiers should help poor get into college | This New England Blog | providencejournal.com | The Providence Journal

Rick Dalton: Occupiers should help poor get into college | This New England Blog | providencejournal.com | The Providence Journal: "Global discontent surrounding power and money."?

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Native Son - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Native Son - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: "Wright is sympathetic to the systemic inevitability behind them. As Bigger's lawyer points out, there is no escape from this destiny for his client or any other black American, since they are the necessary product of the society that formed them and told them since birth who exactly they were supposed to be."?

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ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Crime and Punishment - Retribution or Rehabilitation By Ivana Bacik - Bar Council of Ireland

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Crime and Punishment - Retribution or Rehabilitation By Ivana Bacik - Bar Council of Ireland: ""O'Mahony writes that in 1992, Ireland imprisoned a greater proportion of its citizens than any other country in the Council of Europe.""?

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ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Crime and Punishment - Retribution or Rehabilitation By Ivana Bacik - Bar Council of Ireland

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Crime and Punishment - Retribution or Rehabilitation By Ivana Bacik - Bar Council of Ireland: ""O'Mahony writes that in 1992, Ireland imprisoned a greater proportion of its citizens than any other country in the Council of Europe.""?

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Saturday, April 13, 2013

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Changing links in "Garland" template "Misc" section « WordPress.com Forums

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Changing links in "Garland" template "Misc" section « WordPress.com Forums: ""'In a world marked by profound class divisions and social inequality, to talk about “democracy”— without talking about the class nature of that democracy and which class it serves—is meaningless, and worse. ?

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Margaret Thatcher's legacy: roundup of the best writing | Politics | guardian.co.uk

Margaret Thatcher's legacy: roundup of the best writing | Politics | guardian.co.uk: "They're happy to share big windfall bonuses with their cronies, they'll stick up for deposed dictator chums when they're down on their luck, they'll find opportunities in business for people they care about. I hope I'm not being reductive but it seems "Thatcher's time in power was solely spent diminishing the resources of those who had least for the advancement of those who had most". I know from my own indulgence in selfish behaviour that it's much easier to get what you want if you remove from consideration the effect your actions will have on others."?

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Friday, April 12, 2013

Politicians must not be above the law says Higgins

Politicians must not be above the law says Higgins: " “Politicians should not be exempt from the full rigours of the law."?

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Leading politicians had penalty points written off – senator - Independent.ie

Leading politicians had penalty points written off – senator - Independent.ie: "A LABOUR senator who had penalty points written off twice has claimed that "people at the highest level of Government" have benefited from the practice as well."?

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Thursday, April 11, 2013

WHAT IF?

WHAT IF?: " " "I Wish To Congratulate Our Son Paul On Getting The Fullbright Fellowship To Harvard University,All His Family Are Very Proud Of Him And Happy To Show That Kids From A Working Class Background Can Reach Their True And Full Potential If Given Enough Encouragement."?WE WOULD ALSO LIKE TO GIVE A HEART FELT THANK YOU TO THE UNIVERSITY OF LEICESTER For All Their Support.THANK YOU."?NOT FORGETTING THE VERY IMPORTANT TRINITY ACCESS PROGRAMME?"

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Tuesday, April 9, 2013

(5) Growing up in the Liberties

(5) Growing up in the Liberties: "I Wish To Congratulate Our Son Paul On Getting The Fullbright Fellowship To Harvard University,All His Family Are Very Proud Of Him And Happy To Show That Kids From A Working Class Background Can Reach Their True And Full Potential If Given Enough Encouragement."?WE WOULD ALSO LIKE TO GIVE A HEART FELT THANK YOU TO THE UNIVERSITY OF LEICESTER For All Their Support.THANK YOU.

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Column: Ireland’s educational system is the most unjust structure in our society today

Column: Ireland’s educational system is the most unjust structure in our society today: "Ireland’s educational system is the most unjust structure in our society today"?

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Liberties

Liberties: "The education and training programmes of the College develop key skills and enrich capacity for critical thinking, creativity and expression.  We seek to create a learning culture that promotes personal responsibility and self-determination as cornerstones of Further Education.

As a College of Further Education we will work in a spirit of respect and tolerance to create a positive, inclusive atmosphere and provide learners with the opportunity to achieve their full potential."?

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ENCOURAGECHANGE.

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: "" "AN OUTLET TO TRY AND ENCOURAGE WORKING-CLASS KIDS TO REACH THEIR TRUE AND FULL POTENTIAL."?THE DA VINCI CODE,CONGRATULATIONS WORKING CLASS KID FROM BARRYSTOWN ON MAKING IT TO HARVARD ON YOUR OWN STEAM,WE ARE VERY PROUD OF YOU.?

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Trinity Access Programmes : Trinity College Dublin, The University of Dublin, Ireland

Trinity Access Programmes : Trinity College Dublin, The University of Dublin, Ireland: "
Our mission is to work in partnership across the education sector and with students, teachers, families, communities and businesses to widen access and participation at third-level of under-represented groups."?

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Broadcasting authority seeks law on register of interests for presenters - Media News | The Irish Times - Tue, Apr 09, 2013

Broadcasting authority seeks law on register of interests for presenters - Media News | The Irish Times - Tue, Apr 09, 2013: "New code precludes presenters from expressing personal opinions"?

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Sunday, April 7, 2013

Crime & Law News from Ireland & Abroad | The Irish Times

Crime & Law News from Ireland & Abroad | The Irish Times: ""We are not just coming forward now. We have been talking about this for the last 20 years, it's just no one was listening.""?

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Charities warn homeless will suffer if HSE cuts continue - Social Affairs & News from Ireland & Abroad | The Irish Times - Sun, Apr 07, 2013

Charities warn homeless will suffer if HSE cuts continue - Social Affairs & News from Ireland & Abroad | The Irish Times - Sun, Apr 07, 2013: "The HSE was “sabotaging State policy” by imposing the cuts since Government’s policy was aimed at ending long-term homelessness by 2016,"?

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HSE PROBES HOUSE OF HORROR PAEDO RING Sunday World - investigating and reporting on Irish Crime

HSE PROBES HOUSE OF HORROR PAEDO RING Sunday World - investigating and reporting on Irish Crime: "It is understood that the HSE will now conduct a risk assessment on six men living in the south Co Dublin area including three former members of the Garda Siochana who have been named by Cynthia Owen."?

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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: "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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Colm McCarthy: Scathing report should be a wake-up call for Irish banks - Independent.ie

Colm McCarthy: Scathing report should be a wake-up call for Irish banks - Independent.ie: " They were delusional to the end about the scale of potential losses, and the report's language borders on the unparliamentary, accusing board and management of "wilful blindness". The catastrophe should be seen as "a case study of how not to run a bank"."?

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Carol Hunt: Integrity a cornerstone of Colm Mac Eochaidh's colourful career - Independent.ie

Carol Hunt: Integrity a cornerstone of Colm Mac Eochaidh's colourful career - Independent.ie: ""There had been a failure of the gardai and a failure of investigative journalism. That was a huge problem. When these two branches of society fail, what's left?" "

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Friday, April 5, 2013

The rise of inequality - Stabroek News - Georgetown, Guyana

The rise of inequality - Stabroek News - Georgetown, Guyana: "While US President Barack Obama may have intended his remarks about inequality in the USA he could have been speaking of anywhere when he said, “over the last few decades, the rungs on the ladder of opportunity have grown farther and farther apart, and the middle class has shrunk.” That widening inequality is often the result of the "choices governments make" in how they allocate resources, their perception of reality and their own personal circumstances. It is also the result of a powerful and troubling shift in market rewards for a small minority relative to the rewards available to most citizens."?

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WHAT IF?

WHAT IF?: ""“Class Warfare” "?"

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Let Them Eat Cake: Socio-Economic Rights in an Age of Austerity by Paul O'Connell :: SSRN

Let Them Eat Cake: Socio-Economic Rights in an Age of Austerity by Paul O'Connell :: SSRN: "To put it slightly differently: in the context of an economic and social system which invariably privileges numerically small, elite groups within society, both at the domestic and global level, commitments to socio-economic rights are only ever formal, and honoured in the most grudging and limited of ways. Or, returning to the title of this chapter, in an economic and political order premised on the privileging of the few at the expense of the many, governments are happy to agree to allow everyone to “eat cake”, so long as each atomistic market actor is ready to secure it for his or herself. "?

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ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Let Them Eat Cake: Socio-Economic Rights in an Age of Austerity by Paul O'Connell :: SSRN

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Let Them Eat Cake: Socio-Economic Rights in an Age of Austerity by Paul O'Connell :: SSRN: ""Let Them Eat Cake: Socio-Economic Rights in an Age of Austerity?"

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Publications | Child Care Law Reporting Project

Publications | Child Care Law Reporting Project: "Case Histories"?

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Protocol for reporting child care law proceedings | Child Care Law Reporting Project

Protocol for reporting child care law proceedings | Child Care Law Reporting Project: "Protocol for reporting child care law proceedings"?

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Wednesday, April 3, 2013

ENCOURAGECHANGE.

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: ""Who Prosecutes the Prosecutors?"THEY THINK THEY ARE BEYOND PROSECUTION, A BIT LIKE DOCTORS IN IRELAND?THE REASONS PROJECT?
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Live Chat: Who Prosecutes the Prosecutors? - ProPublica

Live Chat: Who Prosecutes the Prosecutors? - ProPublica: "Who Prosecutes the Prosecutors?"THEY THINK THEY ARE BEYOND PROSECUTION, A BIT LIKE DOCTORS IN IRELAND?

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Austerity Can Kill You - Literally

Austerity Can Kill You - Literally: "Some of the effects are already clear. Cases of mental disorders have increased in Greece and Spain, and the number of suicides in the EU has grown since 2007, reversing a sustained decrease in many European countries in the years before 2007. The report notes that in England, the surge in suicides in 2008 to 2010 was "significantly associated with increased unemployment and resulted in an estimated 1,000 excess deaths.""?

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Judges to investigate Cyprus chaos | Irish Examiner

Judges to investigate Cyprus chaos | Irish Examiner: "President Nicos Anastasiades said that ordinary citizens who were shouldering the burden of “actions and omissions” by officials want to see those responsible punished."?

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Tuesday, April 2, 2013

The Lion and the Unicorn: Socialism and the English Genius | The Orwell Prize

The Lion and the Unicorn: Socialism and the English Genius | The Orwell Prize: "The English electoral system, for instance, is an all-but open fraud. In a dozen obvious ways it is gerrymandered in the interest of the moneyed class. "?

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WHAT IF?

WHAT IF?: ""Hitler and Mussolini rose to power in their own countries very largely because they could grasp this fact and their opponents could not."?
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Judiciary unhappy as phone and laptop perks go - Independent.ie

Judiciary unhappy as phone and laptop perks go - Independent.ie: "JUDGES are angry at Courts Service cutbacks that are affecting mobile phone allowances and their spend on legal textbooks."?

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Government policy slammed in review - Independent.ie

Government policy slammed in review - Independent.ie: "Government continues to protect the rich at the expense of the rest of us while failing to address issues such as unemployment and emigration. Real recovery requires macroeconomic stability, just taxation, enhanced social protection, improved governance and real sustainability - none of which are part of current Government policy.""?

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Govt 'creating fractured society' - justice group - RTÉ News

Govt 'creating fractured society' - justice group - RTÉ News: "Its Director Seán Healy said that, with more than 730,000 people currently living in poverty, the Government is going the wrong way about delivering economic recovery."?

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Monday, April 1, 2013

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: March 2013

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: March 2013: " "AN OUTLET TO TRY AND ENCOURAGE WORKING-CLASS KIDS TO REACH THEIR TRUE AND FULL POTENTIAL."?THE DA VINCI CODE,CONGRATULATIONS WORKING CLASS KID FROM BARRYSTOWN ON MAKING IT TO HARVARD ON YOUR OWN STEAM,WE ARE VERY PROUD OF YOU.?"""

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PADDYWANTSTOKNOW?

PADDYWANTSTOKNOW?: ""It appears that the standard strategy for dealing with complaints - especially when they concern important or ‘connected persons’ is to target the complainant regardless of the complainant’s personal integrity - or of the legitimacy of their complaint. In the course of I-I members’ collective experiences with particular agencies and institutions, certain tactical patterns have emerged that are clearly designed to wear down, exhaust and intimidate the citizen, and thereby suppress the truth and frustrate justice."?"

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The New Pope. The Old Machine. | StudentLoanJustice.Org | causes.com

The New Pope. The Old Machine. | StudentLoanJustice.Org | causes.com: "The new Pope has said that he wants the Church to refocus on the plight of the poor going forward, and has specifically discussed wealth disparity as one of his major concerns."?

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Chomsky warns austerity policy has left European democracy in tatters - World News | Latest International News Headlines | The Irish Times - Mon, Apr 01, 2013

Chomsky warns austerity policy has left European democracy in tatters - World News | Latest International News Headlines | The Irish Times - Mon, Apr 01, 2013: "“I’m not a great admirer of the [Federal Reserve], but I think they’ve been much more constructive and thoughtful and progressive than the ECB has been. I mean, take Ireland. It was a crisis of the banks. It wasn’t the Government; it wasn’t the population. "It’s fundamentally bank corruption,” he said."?

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