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Sunday, May 26, 2013

NAMA -vs- TheStory.ie – The Story

NAMA -vs- TheStory.ie – The Story: "This week will see the culmination of more than three years of work on the part of TheStory.ie to try and obtain information from the National Asset Management Agency (NAMA) and Anglo Irish Bank (now the defunct IBRC) through a legal process called an Access to Information on the Environment request (AIE). Those of you who have been following this saga since 2010 will be familiar with the arguments at play but for those who have not this is the story so far.

The Supreme Court will hear arguments on Friday May 31, about whether a stay should be granted or refused on the judgment of the High Court that NAMA is a public authority, pending an appeal to the Supreme Court. We are asking the court not to grant a stay, NAMA are asking for a stay."?

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WHAT IF?

WHAT IF?: ""Oliver Connolly is the official “Confidential Recipient” appointed under law by the Minister for Justice to receive complaints from garda whistle-blowers.

One of the whistle-blowers has become concerned about advice that he claims to have received from Mr Connolly."?"

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Tuesday, May 21, 2013

WHAT IF?

WHAT IF?: ""JUSTICE Minister Alan Shatter said Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan passed confidential information on Independent TD Mick Wallace to him."?"

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Monday, May 20, 2013

Ireland's community mothers take the pressure off family life | Prevention Action

Ireland's community mothers take the pressure off family life | Prevention Action: "Ireland's community mothers take the pressure off family life"?THE NEED FOR COMMUNITY MOTHERS FOR TEENAGERS WHO'S MOTHER IS ABSENT OR DIED?

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More than just stimulating minds | Prevention Action

More than just stimulating minds | Prevention Action: "Evidence-based programs that attempt to reduce achievement gaps between disadvantaged children and their better-off counterparts in the early years are effective, but their impact is, at best, modest. The director of Harvard’s Center on the Developing Child argues that new interventions should shift their focus – from just stimulating the minds of these children to also protecting their brains."?

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Sunday, May 19, 2013

Colum Kenny: Penalty-points investigation can't be left to the gardai themselves - Independent.ie

Colum Kenny: Penalty-points investigation can't be left to the gardai themselves - Independent.ie: " is not possible to say from the internal garda report how many times gardai have let off friends, family, colleagues or influential members of society when other citizens were pursued with fines and penalty points that also resulted in insurance hikes and sometimes in serious consequences for their employment."?

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Saturday, May 18, 2013

WHAT IF?

WHAT IF?: "It took a registered Letter to Garda HQ and the Dail to get this. That is how the Pen becomes mightier than the Sword."
TO SERVE THE PEOPLE OF IRELAND WITHOUT FEAR "FAVOUR" MALICE "OR"ILLWILL" ?TO QUOTE PJ STONE"INJUSTICES ARE NOT OVERTURNED IN A DAY ,THEY TAKE A "HELL"OF A LONG TIME.(HOW VERY TRUE)."?2002/2013.?

Corruption: The Kieran Boylan File | ARCHIVE: Citizens Free Press Ireland.com

Corruption: The Kieran Boylan File | ARCHIVE: Citizens Free Press Ireland.com: "The GNDU’s request to have the charges reinstated went unanswered for almost a year."?

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Callinan's last-minute talks stopped publication of informants' names Martin Callinan: concerned - Independent.ie

Callinan's last-minute talks stopped publication of informants' names Martin Callinan: concerned - Independent.ie: "As a result of the discussions, it was decided that the names and intelligence should be deleted from the report.?

Irish Independent"

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Callinan's last-minute talks stopped publication of informants' names Martin Callinan: concerned - Independent.ie

Callinan's last-minute talks stopped publication of informants' names Martin Callinan: concerned - Independent.ie: "As a result of the discussions, it was decided that the names and intelligence should be deleted from the report.?

Irish Independent"

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Boylan case shows Garda use of informants shrouded in darkness | National News - eircom.net

Boylan case shows Garda use of informants shrouded in darkness | National News - eircom.net: "The investigation examined the relationship between the unit and the informant, whether it was part of the official system or "off book", whether Boylan was allowed to conduct his own operations unhindered and what senior management knew about it. "?

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WHAT IF?

WHAT IF?: ""Last December, the ombudsman sent a file to the DPP, who directed in April that no charges should be brought against any gardaí involved."?THE"REAL"REASONS PROJECT?"

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Friday, May 17, 2013

WHAT IF?

WHAT IF?: ""The Minister for Justice abused his position of power by disclosing on national TV the details of a Garda discretionary decision"?
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Shatter: Wallace stopped for using phone in car | Irish Examiner

Shatter: Wallace stopped for using phone in car | Irish Examiner: "Justice Minister Alan Shatter claimed fellow TD Mick Wallace had been stopped for speaking on his mobile phone while driving but that the garda had used his discretion.?
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Thursday, May 16, 2013

Maher: Class inequality may have helped Cleveland kidnapper hide victims | The Raw Story

Maher: Class inequality may have helped Cleveland kidnapper hide victims | The Raw Story: "Class dialectics play into every aspect of society. “Virtually every single institution,” he said, “has radically different treatment for people based upon your socioeconomic status and especially your race.”"?AND SOCIAL CLASS?

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

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: 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?: ""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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Irish Politics, Current Affairs and Magazine Archive - Politico.ie | The fingerprint affair is alive and well and living in the Department of Justice

Irish Politics, Current Affairs and Magazine Archive - Politico.ie | The fingerprint affair is alive and well and living in the Department of Justice: "THE FINGERPRINT AFFAIR has now assumed far larger proportions than hitherto suspected and has raised quesstions of the utmost seriousness not alone about the conduct of very senior Garda officers, past and present, but of the Department of Justice itself."?

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Seanad Eireann - 25/Jun/1986 Garda Síochána (Complaints) Bill, 1985: Second Stage (Resumed).

Seanad Eireann - 25/Jun/1986 Garda Síochána (Complaints) Bill, 1985: Second Stage (Resumed).: "I do not like the idea of the Commissioner or his nominee being on the police complaints board in the Republic."?

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Public Inquiry · April 2006

Public Inquiry · April 2006: "This is probably the most under reported story in recent times. It appears to have gone completely under the radar. The repurcussions of this, if true, are absolutely staggering.

Det Sgt White said bugging in Garda stations was a well-kept secret. He had told two senior officers, Assistant Commissioner Kevin Carty and Chief Supt Austin McNally, of the internal Garda investigation team, about it in 1999 but they both told him they were not going to investigate it."?

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

Garda corruption claims borne out, says internal report - Independent.ie: "The Minister was particularly disturbed to learn that one garda at the centre of the allegations is threatening that, if he is charged, he will produce a document purporting to prove that corruption extends beyond the Donegal area and into the senior ranks of the gardaí."?

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Digital Rights Ireland » Search Results » garda

Digital Rights Ireland » Search Results » garda: "Gardaí leaking details of an assault on Michael McDowell’s son;
Gardaí providing case files to the insurance industry;
Social welfare leaks about Dolores McNamara; and
Garda leaks forcing a family to move home"?

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Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Monday, May 13, 2013

The cost of private schools - Letters | The Irish Times - Thu, Apr 18, 2013

The cost of private schools - Letters | The Irish Times - Thu, Apr 18, 2013: "Sir, – The argument that parents are taxpayers and deserve the support of the State towards the private education of their children is fallacious. In the past few years, more than 90 per cent of the top 10 feeder schools to both Trinity and UCD, our highest-ranked universities by international measures, have been in the “fee-paying” category. These schools, comprising 1.3 per cent of the national total, accounted for 16 per cent of first-year entrants. This is State-sponsored elitism. – Yours, etc,
CLIONA HANNON,"

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Friday, May 10, 2013

KUNG ANO?

KUNG ANO?: ""Van Turnhout:" Oo Ano ramifications ay mayroong Iyon ay, para sa akin, malinaw naman mayroon kang kasong ito ngunit ano pa ay may "" iyon ANG milyong dolyar tanong, DIN PAANO MANY buhay ay nawasak sa panahon ng tinaguriang PAGPAPATAKBO? 'sa "

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WHAT IF?

WHAT IF?: " "So there’s a lot duplicity going on at the moment and a lot of, sort of, lots of people running for cover, particularly in the Government, because very senior figures within the Government screamed very loudly, over the years, about what was happening with this case.”"?"

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“Black Ops Being Run Off The Books” | Broadsheet.ie

“Black Ops Being Run Off The Books” | Broadsheet.ie: "In the course of their conversation, Mr Mooney, who has been at the forefront of this story since it began, said Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan (top right), had questions to answer. He also said Justice Minister Alan Shatter, (top left), was politically compromised."?

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WHAT IF?

WHAT IF?: ""A High Court judge has said “very disturbing” and “unusual” matters related to the Garda investigation into the murder of French film-maker Sophie Toscan du Plantier justify orders requiring the State to discover a wide range of documents to Ian Bailey for his civil action over that investigation."?
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Thursday, May 9, 2013

Ombudsman says gardaí delayed Boylan investigation - RTÉ News

Ombudsman says gardaí delayed Boylan investigation - RTÉ News: "The Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission has accused gardaí of delaying its investigation into the case of Kieran Boylan, a convicted drug dealer against whom further drugs charges were dropped in July 2008."?

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Tuesday, May 7, 2013

German euro founder calls for ‘catastrophic’ currency to be broken up | AgainstCronyCapitalism.org

German euro founder calls for ‘catastrophic’ currency to be broken up | AgainstCronyCapitalism.org: "Regardless the euro experiment now appears to be dying with even one of its chief architects Oskar Lafontaine throwing in the towel."?

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40 Years In The Desert: Oskar Lafontaine Realizes the Error of His Ways

40 Years In The Desert: Oskar Lafontaine Realizes the Error of His Ways: ""The Germans have not yet realised that southern Europe, including France, will be forced by their current "misery" to fight back against German hegemony sooner or later," he said, blaming much of the crisis on Germany's wage squeeze to gain export share."?

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Friday, May 3, 2013

WHAT IF?

WHAT IF?: ""In his address to the European Parliament in Strasbourg on the 18th April last to celebrate the Irish Presidency President Michael D Higgins received a standing ovation from mostly left-wing MEPs for his critique of the austerity approach of European leaders to the Economic crisis. Is this the sign of a President who is prepared to step outside the normal conventions in order to protect those sections of society who have been so harshly disadvantaged by Government economic measures?"AS JOE HIGGINS WOULD SAY LESS TALK AND MORE ACTION MR.PRESIDENT?"

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President Higgins | Thomas McGibney & Company Chartered Accountants

President Higgins | Thomas McGibney & Company Chartered Accountants: "The Act was signed into law by President Michael D. Higgins last month. The speed of its enactment, within weeks of its unveiling in the aftermath of last month’s Budget, demonstrates just how important the new Property Tax is to the Government."?

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Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Another Government Is Necessary: The People Can Rule Better Than the Elites

Another Government Is Necessary: The People Can Rule Better Than the Elites: "More people are taking action in their communities to meet their basic needs because of government corruption at all levels that protects the status quo when urgent change is needed. People are moving on many fronts to challenge the system and create the world they want to see."?

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Class in the Classroom

Class in the Classroom: "They are very aware of class and of place and position, and often feel a need to hide their background."?

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