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Friday, June 28, 2013

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: SSRN-The Due Diligence Principle Under International Law by Robert Barnidge

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: SSRN-The Due Diligence Principle Under International Law by Robert Barnidge: "This overview focuses on the due diligence principle, a principle which, it is argued, can be restrictively or expansively interpreted, as the particular facts and circumstances require, to "hold states responsible for their actions" or omissions"THE REASONS PROJECT?

WHAT IF?

WHAT IF?: “They show the contempt and the arrogance and the insolence of senior personnel working in that bank towards everybody, towards government, towards citizens, the impact on every company, every community, every family in our country,”?

Thursday, June 27, 2013

‘Dublin Tenement Life: An Oral History’ by Kevin C. Kearns | The Resident Judge of Port Phillip

‘Dublin Tenement Life: An Oral History’ by Kevin C. Kearns | The Resident Judge of Port Phillip: "Simply put, there exists no first-hand authentic chronicle of Dublin tenement life as experienced by one-third of the city’s population during the first half of this century…to reconstruct historical reality we must seek to record the personal “missing portions of the picture of life” within a social community. In the case of Dublin’s tenement enclaves what is conspicuously missing from the historical scene is credible verbal testimony about daily life patterns by those who were looking out from behind the grim brick walls….By contrast, the avowed purpose of this book is to create an authentic and wholly original chronicle of Dublin tenement community life based on the oral histories of the last surviving dwellers"?

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WHAT IF?

WHAT IF?: ""Their accounts are sometimes tragic and emotionally wrenching but equally they are an inspiring chronicle of struggle and survival."?"AS ONE WIT SAYS"THE PEOPLE WHO LIVED IN THEM,THOSE WHO SURVIVED,WILL NEVER FORGET THEM"?

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ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Public Inquiry · State sponsored legal rackets

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Public Inquiry · State sponsored legal rackets: ""Ruthless and corrupt politicians, bankers and other white collar criminals all rest easy in their beds in the secure knowledge that they and their ill gotten gains are well protected by a myriad of state sponsored legal rackets."?THE REAL REASONS PROJECT?"

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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: ""Call this condition ‘deceit’ - a condition when taken to its ultimate results in the destruction of the ‘victim’."?THE VICTIM BEEN THE CITIZENS OF IRELAND AND THEIR IRISH SOVEREIGNTY?"

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Brazil's Protests Are Not Just a Class War - Room for Debate - NYTimes.com

Brazil's Protests Are Not Just a Class War - Room for Debate - NYTimes.com: "It’s Not Just a Class War Anymore"?

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A dark, cruel comedy at the expense of the Irish taxpayer - Irish News, World News & More | The Irish Times - Thu, Jun 27, 2013

A dark, cruel comedy at the expense of the Irish taxpayer - Irish News, World News & More | The Irish Times - Thu, Jun 27, 2013: " One executive, when asked how he came up with that amount, boasts that it was “picked out of my arse”."?

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Government’s fine words about reform of governance have faded away to nothing - Political News | Irish & International Politics | The Irish Times - Tue, Jun 18, 2013

Government’s fine words about reform of governance have faded away to nothing - Political News | Irish & International Politics | The Irish Times - Tue, Jun 18, 2013: "It is not that this failure is unrecognised: Enda Kenny wrote before the general election that “we have a governance structure that causes systems to fail and fail and fail again”. It is, rather, that the Coalition parties have clearly decided that changing that failed system in ways that create real openness and accountability is too risky. A functioning democracy would get in the way of the Home Rule project that we must learn to accept."?

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Kenny not quite Clint at High Noon in Seanad | Irish Examiner

Kenny not quite Clint at High Noon in Seanad | Irish Examiner: "“Neville Chamberlain blaming the Mexicans for failing to stop the Germans invading Poland.” "?

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Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Matina Devlin: Behind the banter and bravado, this was an enormous fraud on us all - Independent.ie

Matina Devlin: Behind the banter and bravado, this was an enormous fraud on us all - Independent.ie: "Emigration is at famine levels because Anglo bankers lied. Workers are on the dole because Anglo bankers lied. Homeowners can't pay their mortgages because Anglo bankers lied. Public service cutbacks, especially in health and education, are causing suffering because Anglo bankers lied. And Ireland lost its economic sovereignty because Anglo bankers lied."?THEY WERENT THE ONLY ONES,AND THATS THE PROBLEM?

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Taoiseach: Dail inquiry will be powerful enough for bank probe - Independent.ie

Taoiseach: Dail inquiry will be powerful enough for bank probe - Independent.ie: "TAOISEACH Enda Kenny is insisting Oireachtas inquiries will be enough to carry out the banking inquiry – and says former politicians should answer questions."?PROMISES,PROMISES,PROMISES?

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Taoiseach: Dail inquiry will be powerful enough for bank probe - Independent.ie

Taoiseach: Dail inquiry will be powerful enough for bank probe - Independent.ie: "TAOISEACH Enda Kenny is insisting Oireachtas inquiries will be enough to carry out the banking inquiry – and says former politicians should answer questions."?PROMISES,PROMISES,PROMISES?

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The Strange SIlence Over Phil Hogan's Soft Loans

The Strange SIlence Over Phil Hogan's Soft Loans: "It is interesting that while there a lot of attention has been paid has to the personal financial difficulties of Mick Wallace TD and Dr James Reilly that little political attention has been given to the case of Phil Hogan’s "soft" loan. (Now Minister) Hogan availed of nearly €900,000 worth of interest-only loans that were personally approved by Michael Fingleton the boss of the failed Irish Nationwide Building Society. The loans financed the purchase of an apartment in Portugal and a house in Dublin."?

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Proposed changes could hurt our rights - News Debate | Opinion & Discussion |The Irish Times - Wed, Sep 21, 2011

Proposed changes could hurt our rights - News Debate | Opinion & Discussion |The Irish Times - Wed, Sep 21, 2011: " The terms of reference will be such as to ensure either that there will be no investigation at all of the actions of the present Government, or at best that such inquiry will be severely constrained. This is because the terms of reference will be framed or at least approved by this Government, even though it itself might be the subject of the investigation."?

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ENCOURAGECHANGE.: The official website of the Garda Review magazine - Head to head

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: The official website of the Garda Review magazine - Head to head: "The Ombudsman has a large staff that must justify its existence"?"

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OT BY THEM ANYWAY?

Deeply disturbing Anglo tapes must be referred to An Garda Síochána - McGrath | Fianna Fáil: "“At this point, we don’t know whether the Gardaí, DPP or Director of Corporate Enforcement is in possession of this or other tapes from around the time of the bank bailout though one would assume all tapes are available to the authorities. The content of this tape is unquestionably relevant to the various investigations that are underway and it needs to be referred to Gardaí and the ODCE immediately."?ANOTHER JOKE,WHO ARE THE PEOPLE THAT WERE ALLOWED BORROW MILLIONS KNOWING THEY WOULD NOT HAVE TO PAY IT BACK?NOT BY THEM ANYWAY?

Dukes criticises Varadkar for insulting IBRC - RTÉ News

Dukes criticises Varadkar for insulting IBRC - RTÉ News: "IBRC Chairman Alan Dukes has criticised Minister for Transport Leo Varadkar for "gratuitously insulting" senior management at the bank."?PUBLIC INTEREST MY ARSE?

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Former Anglo Irish Bank boss Alan Dukes causes fury after defending top bankers mega-bucks salaries - Irish Mirror Online

Former Anglo Irish Bank boss Alan Dukes causes fury after defending top bankers mega-bucks salaries - Irish Mirror Online: "Former Anglo boss Alan Dukes has sparked fury by telling taxpayers to stomach fatcat salaries if they want our banks to recover."?

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Moriarty Tribunal What did Alan Dukes say in evidence? «

Moriarty Tribunal What did Alan Dukes say in evidence? «: "In his evidence to the Tribunal on Day 285 (1 April 2004), Mr Alan Dukes described how he carried out his own investigation into the second mobile phone licence process following his appointment as Minister for Transport, Energy and Communications.  He stated that he discussed the matter with Senior Departmental Officials John Loughrey, Martin Brennan and Sean Fitzgerald and examined the process which had been followed by the Department for the awarding of the licence, the criteria applied, the requirements to be fulfilled by the applicants, the evaluation methodology, the milestones to be observed in the process, the involvement of the external assessors, the composition and makeup of the project subcommittee involved in the evaluation process and how the winning applicant was ultimately chosen."?

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HSE report was a whitewash, say Savita Halappanavar’s parents - Health News | Irish Medical News | The Irish Times - Mon, Jun 24, 2013

HSE report was a whitewash, say Savita Halappanavar’s parents - Health News | Irish Medical News | The Irish Times - Mon, Jun 24, 2013: "“I have read the news reports about it and they are very clear. It is only a clinical report. There is no responsibility in it. It is a whitewash for everyone. The Government is hiding behind the doctors and the hospital, and the doctors and hospital are hiding behind the law."?
AND WHO MAKES THE LAW IN THE REPUBLIC OF IRELAND?
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June | 2011 | Oconnellpadd13's Blog | Page 3

June | 2011 | Oconnellpadd13's Blog | Page 3: "“‘Former Education Ministers ‘not made aware’ of abuse’?"

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Ministers were 'unaware' that Anglo tapes existed | Irish Examiner

Ministers were 'unaware' that Anglo tapes existed | Irish Examiner: "Ministers were 'unaware' that Anglo tapes existed"?

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Sunday, June 23, 2013

NoleenBetrayed40Years

NoleenBetrayed40Years: "Alan shatter is responding to  people who write in about my case asking for a public inquiry telling them that that a thourgh review was done in my case, by an independant person. (Patrick Gageby QC) How can he say that, when in May 2005 Patrick Gageby gave a speech at a conference demanding that a time limit of 15 years was put on child sexual abuse cases, anyone who was sexaully abused and those in the field of child abuse, know that its simply not that cut and dried when it comes to the complexities of recovering memories of child abuse to be able to remember everything within a set period of time. "?

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PADDYWANTSTOKNOW?

PADDYWANTSTOKNOW?: ""White collar crime has taken on a new meaning since the judge Ryan report on all kinds of abuse.Nobody either in or with"AUTHORITY" wants to accept responsibility,accountability,or liability?In other words pass the buck and nobody in the professions will be arrested,charged,or sent to prison.All these institutions where our courts send the most vulnerable
working-class kids are not for us "elite"no we run the show.We cant be named or exposed like the riff-raff from working class backgrounds."?"

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Garda whistleblower is being 'ground down' - Independent.ie

Garda whistleblower is being 'ground down' - Independent.ie: "The penalty-point whistleblower has written a letter to Taoiseach Enda Kenny claiming he is being "ground down to exhaustion" through "isolation and exclusion"."?

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Friday, June 21, 2013

Stafford scandal: Let’s face the truth about our uncaring, selfish and cruel NHS - Telegraph

Stafford scandal: Let’s face the truth about our uncaring, selfish and cruel NHS - Telegraph: "Criminal charges would be brought. In many cases, the offending institution would close down."?

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Stafford scandal: Francis report - the recommendations - Telegraph

Stafford scandal: Francis report - the recommendations - Telegraph: "“To cause death or serious harm to a patients by non-compliance with fundamental standards should be a criminal offence.”"?WORLD-WIDE?

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Cover-up over 16 baby deaths: Health bosses ignored damning warnings on hospital neglect | Mail Online

Cover-up over 16 baby deaths: Health bosses ignored damning warnings on hospital neglect | Mail Online: "'Are you kidding me? This can never be in the public domain nor subject to a freedom of information request – read my lips'

What senior manager said in accounts of discussion between officials about what to do with findings"?

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Wednesday, June 19, 2013

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

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: >Search Results justice delayed is justice denied « Oconnellpadd13′s Blog « Oconnellpadd13's Blog: " "Statement’READ MY LIPS,THERE IS NO ‘PROACTIVE ADVOCACY’ FOR CERTAIN PROFOUNDLY DEAF PEOPLE IN IRELAND?’THE REASONS PROJECT?JUSTICE DELAYED IS JUSTICE DENIED?”NOW MARCH 2011?’FROM 2003 to 2011?DISMAYED?””"I DONT SEE ANY HELPLINES FOR DEAF PEOPLE THAT WERE ABUSED?"

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Public Inquiry · Who’s watching the watchers?

Public Inquiry · Who’s watching the watchers?: "Reminded me of Pat Mc Cartan years ago when he said:as a td {1987}my goal is to break the conservative monopoly that has stifled irish politics for over 60 years im not afraid to take on the vested interests im on the side of the people,"?

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Justice delayed is justice denied - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Justice delayed is justice denied - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: ""Justice delayed is justice denied" is a legal maxim meaning that if legal redress is available for a party that has suffered some injury, but is not forthcoming in a timely fashion, it is effectively the same as having no redress at all. This principle is the basis for the right to a speedy trial and similar rights which are meant to expedite the legal system, because it is unfair for the injured party to have to sustain the injury with little hope for resolution. The phrase has become a rallying cry for legal reformers who view courts or governments as acting too slowly in resolving legal issues either because the existing system is too complex or overburdened, or because the issue or party in question lacks political favour."?

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ENCOURAGECHANGE.: RTÉ News: Gardaí to resume recruitment this year

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: RTÉ News: Gardaí to resume recruitment this year: ""JUSTICE DELAYED IS JUSTICE DENIED?"

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Garda cocaine inquiry halted - Independent.ie

Garda cocaine inquiry halted - Independent.ie: "Gardai Richard Galvin and Gerard Newman, stationed at Togher in Cork, challenged an internal disciplinary board of inquiry into the allegation because two of the investigators had previously been appointed to carry out the probe under Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan's predecessor."?

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Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Sentencing of journalist’s killer adjourned for two weeks - Crime & Law News from Ireland & Abroad | The Irish Times - Tue, Jun 18, 2013

Sentencing of journalist’s killer adjourned for two weeks - Crime & Law News from Ireland & Abroad | The Irish Times - Tue, Jun 18, 2013: "“His death was both senseless and unnecessary in a society where random violence is sadly becoming the norm,” he said."?AN ALLEGED QUOTE FROM MR SEAN.MOLONEY IS"OUR GENERATION "CREATED"THIS SOCIETY WE HAVE TODAY,WITH ALL ITS VIOLENCE AND ALL ITS AGGRESSION?

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Sharp exchanges between Martin and Gilmore over tobacco lobbying - Oireachtas News Updates | The Irish Times - Thu, May 23, 2013

Sharp exchanges between Martin and Gilmore over tobacco lobbying - Oireachtas News Updates | The Irish Times - Thu, May 23, 2013: "There were heated exchanges in the Dáil between the Tánaiste and the Fianna Fáil leader over a meeting between the Taoiseach, Minister for Finance and Minister for Justice with tobacco industry members. Micheál Martin described as “disturbing” reports of the meeting earlier this month “given that the industry’s sole objective in life is to sell cigarettes and to target young people in particular so that they will become addicted at a very young age”."?

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Charities protest over Kenny tobacco meeting - Independent.ie

Charities protest over Kenny tobacco meeting - Independent.ie: "The Irish Cancer Society and the Irish Heart Foundation were responding to reports that Mr Kenny, along with Finance Minister Michael Noonan and Justice Minister Alan Shatter, met with the Irish Tobacco Manufacturers Advisory Committee (ITMAC) earlier this month."?

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Legal services 'a drag on Ireland's competitiveness' - Irish Economy News & Headlines | The Irish Times - Mon, Jun 17, 2013

Legal services 'a drag on Ireland's competitiveness' - Irish Economy News & Headlines | The Irish Times - Mon, Jun 17, 2013: "The Government has been warned by the European Commission that the legal profession is a “drag on the economy’s competitiveness” because it remains “sheltered from competition”.
The message is contained in the Commission’s unpublished spring 2013 review of Ireland’s bailout programme, which also stresses “worryingly large” levels of long-term unemployment could endanger the State’s fiscal adjustment prospects."?

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The McCracken Tribunal report – The Story

The McCracken Tribunal report – The Story: "Following on from the earlier publication of this report, we are now republishing it as a single page OCR version for easier searching and printing. Thanks again to Conor Ryan at the Irish Examiner for scanning the original."?

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Monday, June 17, 2013

Ombudsman seeks €240k European post | Irish Examiner

Ombudsman seeks €240k European post | Irish Examiner

Referendum allows us to tackle a legacy of failure - News Debate | Opinion & Discussion |The Irish Times - Tue, Oct 16, 2012

Referendum allows us to tackle a legacy of failure - News Debate | Opinion & Discussion |The Irish Times - Tue, Oct 16, 2012: "NOT ALL Irish children have been well served by this country. In fact, so pervasive and awful was the mistreatment of some of our vulnerable citizens, that we have become somewhat immune to mention of it. Nationally we have become so emotionally calloused by the reports of suffering and abuse and neglect that many of us are no longer shocked by revelations that should rock us to our core.
We have become used to horror. We have come to accept as reality that which should be nightmare. We know some Irish children were repeatedly raped by those meant to be caring for them. We know some Irish children were deserted and abandoned by those on whom they depended. We know Irish children were starved and tortured by those closest to them. The thing we sometimes forget is that not all of these horrors are relegated to the distant past."?

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Pay packets of senior executives at Law Society under scrutiny - Independent.ie

Pay packets of senior executives at Law Society under scrutiny - Independent.ie: "The review follows demands by several local solicitors' groups for the pay of top officials, including director general Ken Murphy, to be revealed to members.

The society, which is funded exclusively by member subscriptions, has never published details of the remuneration of individual members of staff."?

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Lawyers’ concerns to be reflected in amended draft law, says Shatter - Irish News, World News & More | The Irish Times - Mon, May 13, 2013

Lawyers’ concerns to be reflected in amended draft law, says Shatter - Irish News, World News & More | The Irish Times - Mon, May 13, 2013: "Mr Shatter published the Legal Services Regulation Bill within six months of becoming minister in 2011, but its passage was delayed amid protests from lawyers’ groups and it never reached committee stage in the Oireachtas."?

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Shatter vows to 'sweep out cobwebs' from legal system - Independent.ie

Shatter vows to 'sweep out cobwebs' from legal system - Independent.ie: "JUSTICE Minister Alan Shatter says he is "revolutionising" the legal system and has accused the legal profession of resisting change."?

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Paddy Doyle: Newspaper Articles

Paddy Doyle: Newspaper Articles: ""We believe that any overcharging of an applicant is reprehensible and we categorically condemn that practice.""?

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Chapter 6  Conclusions and Recommendations - The Referendum Commission

Chapter 6  Conclusions and Recommendations - The Referendum Commission: "That the Referendum Commission "alone" produce a State funded information guide during the campaign period."?

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Referendum not required on EU banking union treaty, says academic - Political News | Irish & International Politics | The Irish Times - Sat, Jun 01, 2013

Referendum not required on EU banking union treaty, says academic - Political News | Irish & International Politics | The Irish Times - Sat, Jun 01, 2013: "John O’Hagan, professor of economics at Trinity College, Dublin, told a seminar in Dublin yesterday that last year’s Supreme Court decision in the Pringle case had significantly modified the Crotty judgment of 1987 which has resulted in referendums on EU treaties since then."?

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Ireland must cede more control over Budget to EU -- Sutherland - Independent.ie

Ireland must cede more control over Budget to EU -- Sutherland - Independent.ie: ""If the dilemma that Europe is facing at the moment is either to integrate or disintegrate, then we must firmly stand on the side of integration, even though that demands greater ceding of sovereignty in terms of control of fiscal and budgetary policy than we would have envisaged some time ago," he said."?

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The next step towards catastrophe: a European Banking Union (Statement on EU summit meeting) | NationalPlatform.Org: Fiscal Compact Treaty & Irish Referendum Information

The next step towards catastrophe: a European Banking Union (Statement on EU summit meeting) | NationalPlatform.Org: Fiscal Compact Treaty & Irish Referendum Information: "“That in what pertains to the control of credit the constant and predominant aim shall be the welfare of the people as a whole”  – Irish Constitution, Article 45, Directive Principles of Social Policy"?

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Sutherland criticises judges over decisions | OneWorldChronicle

Sutherland criticises judges over decisions | OneWorldChronicle: "Former attorney general Peter Sutherland has criticised Irish judges in relation to a range of decisions made on EU treaty changes and the manner in which referendums are held."?

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Saturday, June 15, 2013

Ming 'almost came to blows' with rival TD in Dail bust-up - Herald.ie

Ming 'almost came to blows' with rival TD in Dail bust-up - Herald.ie: "Luke 'Ming' Flanagan was dubbed a hypocrite by Dublin TD Finian McGrath as the pair rowed over the leadership.

"Things got to a new level of nastiness. There was almost fisticuffs, it was that bad," said a source at the meeting."?

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Shamed 'Don leak' garda is living with gangster's ex wife - Herald.ie

Shamed 'Don leak' garda is living with gangster's ex wife - Herald.ie: "It is understood that the pair first became friendly when he was involved in garda protection duty at the house in the aftermath of her estranged husband's evidence at the dramatic Veronica Guerin murder trials well over 10 years ago."?

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WHAT IF?

WHAT IF?: " "“I am determined to uphold the integrity of the planning system,” Ms O’Sullivan said. “It is vital that scrutiny and evaluation of the planning process is not only fair and objective, but is also seen to be so by the public.”"?"

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Planner sues over Minister's findings - Irish News, World News & More | The Irish Times - Sat, Sep 08, 2012

Planner sues over Minister's findings - Irish News, World News & More | The Irish Times - Sat, Sep 08, 2012: "However Mr Convie, Lower Main Street, Letterkenny, Co Donegal, claims his detailed complaints “were not investigated at all” and that the conclusions contained in the Minister’s report were based entirely on submissions made by the council."?

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WHAT IF?

WHAT IF?: ""Now, Planning Minister Jan O'Sullivan is to appoint outside experts to carry out an examination on how planning policies are enforced in six counties – Galway, Cork city and county, Dublin City, Carlow, and Meath.

Attorney General Maire Whelan has also been asked to advise on how corruption claims in Donegal can be investigated, and whether gardai or the Standards in Public Office Commission has a role to play."?COUNCIL REJECTED PLANS DUE TO LACK OF BRIBES,CLAIMS HOTELIER GERALD BRESNAN FORMERLY OF THE CLARE MANOR HOTEL IN NORTH COUNTY DUBLIN?"

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Friday, June 14, 2013

Man slashed in prison awarded €150,000 damages - RTÉ News

Man slashed in prison awarded €150,000 damages - RTÉ News: "However when there were "systems" or practices which have obvious deficiencies and foreseeable risks to the safety of prisoners, it behoves the court to intervene, he said."?

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McGuinness 'powerful forces' claim has damaged him – TDs - Independent.ie

McGuinness 'powerful forces' claim has damaged him – TDs - Independent.ie: "Mr McGuinness again repeated there may be people in the civil service and banking sectors who did not want him, as head of the PAC, chairing a banking inquiry.

He also said he was "damn sure" civil servants from the Department of Enterprise, where he served as a junior minister, were leaking against him."?

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Thursday, June 13, 2013

Government Case Against Whistleblower Thomas Drake Collapses | The Nation

Government Case Against Whistleblower Thomas Drake Collapses | The Nation: "The Department of Justice had been pursuing Drake for alleged violations of the Espionage Act that might have sent him to prison for up to 35 years. But the government withdrew the evidence supporting several of the central charges after a judge ruled Drake would not be able to defend himself unless the government revealed details about one of the National Security Agency’s telecommunications collection programs. "?

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WHAT IF?

WHAT IF?: ""Drake took his oath to support and defend the U.S. Constitution seriously. He steadfastly refused to look the other way upon discovering that NSA had instituted a program that sacrificed Americans' security and privacy, and was laden with massive waste. He did what was right and reported the wrongdoing through proper channels."?"

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Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Gardaí to face disciplinary proceedings after internal report, says commissioner - Political News | Irish & International Politics | The Irish Times - Tue, Jun 11, 2013

Gardaí to face disciplinary proceedings after internal report, says commissioner - Political News | Irish & International Politics | The Irish Times - Tue, Jun 11, 2013: "RSA chairman Gay Byrne said the board was “unhappy” with the findings of the internal Garda inquiry and will be asking for an independent review."?

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The Challenge of Globalization to American Public Law Scholarship : Theoretical Inquiries in Law

The Challenge of Globalization to American Public Law Scholarship : Theoretical Inquiries in Law: "American public law scholarship views law as a purposive instrument for the achievement of democratic purposes. It has analyzed how this instrument can best be employed within the historical context of the legal institutions and traditions of particular nation-states. Emerging forms of international law, articulated by international tribunals, challenge these fundamental premises of American public law scholarship."?

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Shatter breath-test row garda seeks legal advice - Independent.ie

Shatter breath-test row garda seeks legal advice - Independent.ie: "The Irish Independent has learned that the officer may make a request to be interviewed by her superintendent where she will detail how she filed a report on the incident five years ago."?

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Businessman gets 15 years for importing cocaine - Crime & Law News from Ireland & Abroad | The Irish Times - Tue, Jun 11, 2013

Businessman gets 15 years for importing cocaine - Crime & Law News from Ireland & Abroad | The Irish Times - Tue, Jun 11, 2013: "Judge says former Trinity sudent who imported €29m in drugs not usual type before the courts"?THE"USUAL"TYPE?

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WHAT IF?

WHAT IF?: ""His work powerfully explores and reframes crucial issues; he finds and deploys cutting edge work from other fields, always with a fresh eye, weighing points of view from many angles and disciplines.”"?"

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Monday, June 10, 2013

WHAT IF?

WHAT IF?: ""He says she also encouraged him to applaud Gilchrist as a handler and denounce certain senior gardai who were working on the investigation into the CIRA activists."?"

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Thursday, June 6, 2013

Association of Working Class Academics

Association of Working Class Academics: "To establish a collective voice in solidarity for WCAs seeking to raise important class-related issues throughout higher education, including the improvement of working conditions for WCAs and admissions for students of poverty- or working-class backgrounds, as well as encouraging institutions of higher education to hire more poverty/working class academics."?

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Wednesday, June 5, 2013

WHAT IF?

WHAT IF?: ""Americans are confronted daily with the violence of inequality. The rich have longer life spans, better health care, access to better educational opportunities and an abundance of food. [1] Many live in palatial homes in gated communities and wield a disproportionate amount of control and power over the major social, cultural, and political apparatuses that shape everyday life."?"

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Gardai probe after rabbit killed in front of children - Independent.ie

Gardai probe after rabbit killed in front of children - Independent.ie: ""But one neighbour who saw what was going on reported it to the gardai in Blanchardstown and the place was turned into a crime scene all of a sudden."?

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Gardai probe after rabbit killed in front of children - Independent.ie

Gardai probe after rabbit killed in front of children - Independent.ie: "But after the matter was reported by a neighbour, gardai dug up the rabbit as part of its investigation into cruelty."?

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ENCOURAGECHANGE.: ENCOURAGECHANGE.: ENCOURAGECHANGE.: ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Public Inquiry · Unanswered questions

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: ENCOURAGECHANGE.: ENCOURAGECHANGE.: ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Public Inquiry · Unanswered questions: ""You must remember that Susan Denem now supreme court judge once sat on the garda complaints board”A YOUNG PROFOUNDLY DEAF MAN WAS BEATEN TO A PULP WHILE IN GARDA CUSTODY,TO ADD INSULT TO INJURY HE WAS GIVEN HIS RIGHT TO A PHONE CALL"?THE MORAL OF THE STORY "SOCIETY" COULDN'T CARE LESS ONCE IT DOSENT HAPPEN TO THEM OR THEIRS,YOUR ANSWER TO MORAL BREAKDOWN?"

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UN watchdog criticises Magdalene report for lack of independence - Irish News, World News & More | The Irish Times - Mon, Jun 03, 2013

UN watchdog criticises Magdalene report for lack of independence - Irish News, World News & More | The Irish Times - Mon, Jun 03, 2013: "Speaking on RTÉ radio yesterday, Ms Gaer said that while the committee was pleased to see the Government set up an inquiry and apologise to the women, the McAleese report did not constitute “an independent investigation in all ways”.
She said the McAleese inquiry, while headed by “an extremely well-regarded and independent individual”, comprised civil servants drawn from Government departments whose involvement in the Magdalene laundries was under examination."?

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Saturday, June 1, 2013

Irish Government's foolish tax letter to US senators

Irish Government's foolish tax letter to US senators: "The era of the strong Irish presence on Capitol Hill with Thomas P. "Tip" O'Neill as speaker of Congress together with leading senators, Edward Kennedy and Daniel Patrick Moynihan, who had formed the 'Friends of Ireland' group in Congress in 1981, is past."?

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A NAMA update – The Story

A NAMA update – The Story: "This is a victory of sorts, as it was quite possible that the case might not have been heard for several years – it will now be heard in just over 4 months time. We argued strongly about the right to a timely process given by the Regulations and Aarhus."?

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