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Monday, September 30, 2013

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin’s address at the Fordham Centre of Religion and Culture, New York, | Irish Catholic Bishops' Conference

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin’s address at the Fordham Centre of Religion and Culture, New York, | Irish Catholic Bishops' Conference: There is growing anxiety that the austerity measures introduced to respond to the economic crisis are now coming to a social breaking point. At a time of rapid change, ownership of social change is vital if change is to be accepted and fully embraced.?

A Big Heart Open to God | America Magazine

A Big Heart Open to God | America Magazine: At lunch on Wednesday, March 13, he felt a deep and inexplicable inner peace and comfort come over him, he said, along with a great darkness. And those feelings accompanied him until his election later that day.?

Pope attacks global economics for worshipping 'god of money' - Independent.ie

Pope attacks global economics for worshipping 'god of money' - Independent.ie: POPE Francis made one of his strongest attacks on the global economic system today, saying it could no longer be based on a "god called money" and urged the unemployed to fight for work.?

Hierarchies of privilege remain well protected - Independent.ie

Hierarchies of privilege remain well protected - Independent.ie: And last week the Pip squeaked. Jim stated, as though it was uncontroversial, that when the professional classes become insolvent they should be allowed keep their trophy houses, as befits their status.?

Court of Appeal is no substitute for radical reform of costly system - Crime & Law News from Ireland & Abroad | The Irish Times - Thu, Sep 19, 2013#.UkCOm4paF2w.twitter#.UkCOm4paF2w.twitter

Court of Appeal is no substitute for radical reform of costly system - Crime & Law News from Ireland & Abroad | The Irish Times - Thu, Sep 19, 2013#.UkCOm4paF2w.twitter#.UkCOm4paF2w.twitter: Mr Shatter does not mention some things we may need to know. One is that between 1992 and 2003 the amount spent on legal services in Ireland trebled, from about €320 million to €1 billion. The Minister does not give us any estimate of what increase in that figure a new court of appeal will cause.?

WHAT IF?

WHAT IF?: The Master of the High Court has said the proposed Court of Appeal is unnecessary, describing it as a “crude device” that will lead to a rise in appeals.

Edmund Honohan said the four-year delay in the Supreme Court – cited by the Government as the reason for setting up a new appeals court – could be reduced with better case management by the judiciary.?

Thursday, September 26, 2013

"ENCOURAGECHANGE"paddoconnell8@gmail.com

"ENCOURAGECHANGE"paddoconnell8@gmail.com: How can a stranger who makes decisions on other peoples lives imply they know what they are going through unless they have experienced the other persons problems themselves?A good example of that would be the story Dermot Bolger wrote in the irish daily mail about a man[human being]Peter Tyrrell who set himself on fire in 1967 in despair at trying to highlight the abuse he suffered in irish institutions.His plight has been ignored by those with the power to do something about it,as Mr Bolger states in his story the sense of trust and self-worth was beaten out of him by his lifes experience?

"ENCOURAGECHANGE"paddoconnell8@gmail.com: February 2013

"ENCOURAGECHANGE"paddoconnell8@gmail.com: February 2013: Harvard's Bruce Western advocates new prison, rehabilitation policies | Harvard Magazine Mar-Apr 2013
Harvard's Bruce Western advocates new prison, rehabilitation policies | Harvard Magazine Mar-Apr 2013: " Western is studying what happens to prisoners after their release and has come to interview Jerry about his experience."?"

"ENCOURAGECHANGE"paddoconnell8@gmail.com: February 2013

"ENCOURAGECHANGE"paddoconnell8@gmail.com: February 2013: SOCIAL CLASS AND ECONOMICS PLAYED A LARGE PART IN WHO WAS SENT TO THESE INSTITUTIONS,THEN AND NOW?"

Holocaust Education Trust - Press & Events

Holocaust Education Trust - Press & Events: Ninety-one-year-old Hilde lives quietly alone in Hamburg – a devout Roman Catholic, popular in her parish.?HILDE LISIEWICZ OR HILDE MICHNIA AS SHE IS KNOWN IS QUOTED AS SAYING"I DIDENT DO ANYTHING WRONG"UNQUOTE?

WHAT IF?

WHAT IF?: AN award-winning Irish investigative journalist was made redundant shortly after approaching the home of Garda commissioner Martin Callinan, seeking to confirm he had speeding penalty points wiped out.?

WHAT IF?

WHAT IF?: However, the job of Ombudsman continues to be to identify illegalities, inequities and unfairness. The job of public services is to listen when an Ombudsman points to an injustice and to act quickly to find effective ways of resolving the problem, not to bury their heads in the sand and hope the problem will go away.”?THATS RIGHT EMILY "INJUSTICE'S"UNLESS THEY ARE PROPERLY INVESTIGATED HAVE A HABIT OF NOT GOING AWAY?

Sunday, September 22, 2013

European Commission - OLAF - OLAF - European Anti-Fraud Office

European Commission - OLAF - OLAF - European Anti-Fraud Office: OLAF investigates fraud against the EU budget, corruption and serious misconduct within the European institutions, and develops anti-fraud policy for the European Commission.?


Judicial review of ECB actions better than seeing Trichet before Oireachtas - Independent.ie

Judicial review of ECB actions better than seeing Trichet before Oireachtas - Independent.ie: It would be far more effective for the Irish Government to initiate judicial review proceedings at the European Court, insisting on full discovery of all communications between Trichet, his executive directors and the German government and central bank and records of ECB contacts, if there were any, with holders of unsecured Irish bank bonds.?

Friday, September 20, 2013

Hörður Torfason speech 18th September 2013

WHAT IF?

WHAT IF?: The Director of Public Prosecutions, Claire Loftus, has just published her annual report.

In the Foreword she issued the following warning to the media.


I want to take this opportunity to say something generally about the risks of pre-trial publicity interfering with the right of an accused person to a fair trial.?The"General"Idea Is?

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Class bias in law challenged by new education project - Social Affairs & News from Ireland & Abroad | The Irish Times - Mon, May 06, 2013

Class bias in law challenged by new education project - Social Affairs & News from Ireland & Abroad | The Irish Times - Mon, May 06, 2013: Class bias in law challenged by new education project?

Future Voices Ireland

Future Voices Ireland: Future Voices Ireland (FVI) are committed to first and foremost empowering all the young people we work with through increasing their confidence and self-esteem to pursue their dreams regardless of their backgrounds. Secondly, we also equip them with the professional skills , practical experience and building up their knowledge of the legal and political systems within Ireland in order that they have the practical skills needed to realise their ambitions?

Monday, September 16, 2013

The Secret Millionaire - RTÉ Player

The Secret Millionaire - RTÉ Player

John Rawls’s ‘Justice as Fairness’ and the Pluralistic Society: A Christian Critique | Tsun-En Lu

John Rawls’s ‘Justice as Fairness’ and the Pluralistic Society: A Christian Critique | Tsun-En Lu: Equality in the assignment of basic rights and duties, while the second holds that social and economic inequalities…are just only if they result in compensating benefits for everyone, and in particular for the least advantaged members of society.’?

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

WHAT IF?

WHAT IF?: A solicitor should have a bigger house that accords with his professional status in society,?Should They Have A Bigger Cell When Caught With Their Grubby Hands In The Cookie Jar?

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Class Is Seen Dividing Harvard Business School - NYTimes.com

Class Is Seen Dividing Harvard Business School - NYTimes.com: When Christina Wallace, now the director of the Startup Institute, attended Harvard Business School on a scholarship, she was told by her classmates that she needed to spend more money to fully participate, and that “the difference between a good experience and a great experience is only $20,000.”?

Class Is Seen Dividing Harvard Business School - NYTimes.com

Class Is Seen Dividing Harvard Business School - NYTimes.com: When Christina Wallace, now the director of the Startup Institute, attended Harvard Business School on a scholarship, she was told by her classmates that she needed to spend more money to fully participate, and that “the difference between a good experience and a great experience is only $20,000.”?

Monday, September 9, 2013

NAMA sues wife of Priory Hall's McFeely - Independent.ie

NAMA sues wife of Priory Hall's McFeely - Independent.ie: Mr McFeely and Mr O'Mahony were substantial borrowers from Michael Fingleton's Irish Nationwide Building Society before it had to be bailed out by taxpayers. They borrowed almost €30m from the building society to build Priory Hall.?

WHAT IF?

WHAT IF?: Any person who by any deception (whether or not such deception was the sole or main inducement) dishonestly obtains for himself or another any pecuniary advantage shall be guilty of an offence and shall be liable on conviction upon indictment to imprisonment for 10 years.?IRELAND AND THE REAL REASONS PROJECT?

Friday, September 6, 2013

Gemma ODoherty fired from Irish Independent for questioning Garda Commissioner - boards.ie

Gemma ODoherty fired from Irish Independent for questioning Garda Commissioner - boards.ie: Gemma O'Doherty a 16 year veteran reporter and senior features writer has been fired from the Irish Independent recently by senior management. I know that the standard of reporters at INM is woeful but ODoherty is an old school exception.

She has in recent years forced the gardai to reopen a murder file into the infamous Father Niall Molloy due to startling new evidence which she uncovered which pointed to a GUBU case of crazy proportions which involved collusion and/or incompetence by the Gardai, the medical profession, the DPP, the Judiciary and prominent members of Fianna Fail and Fine Gael.This case really is bizarre and O'Doherty has been relentless and dogged in pursuing it.The cold case squad has now wrapped up and sent a file to the DPP who (surprise surprise have stated that no charges are to be brought against anyone). The Molloy family are not surprised and stated that given the behaviour by both bodies over the years they would never properly investigate a matter which would implicate them in gross misconduct. They are pushing for an independent enquiry.?

Bertie and the Sindo: An affront to democracy | Irish Examiner

Bertie and the Sindo: An affront to democracy | Irish Examiner: Bertie and the Sindo: An affront to democracy?

Indo journalist Gemma O'Doherty forced out after Garda Commissioner penalty points doorstep

Indo journalist Gemma O'Doherty forced out after Garda Commissioner penalty points doorstep: 16 year Indo veteran Gemma O'Doherty recently achieved the distinction of being the only Independent journalist to be made redundant compulsorily.
According to this week's Phoenix her sacking was linked to her coverage of the penalty points story earlier in the year.
As the penalty points scandal rumbled on in April it seems that O'Doherty went to Garda Commissioner Callinan's house to check that he had been issued with penalty points that had been cancelled. Callinan's wife confirmed that the address was correct and the Commissioner lived there.
O'Doherty was quickly hauled in by management and given a dressing down, in particular by Stephen Rae, former editor of The Garda Review and recently promoted Editor in Chief of the combined Independent titles.
The Commissioner's penalty points story remained in limbo for a week until TV3 got wind of it and the Indo decided to publish the story. ?
However, O'Doherty some weeks later was offered voluntary redundancy and was then sacked after refusing to take the offer.
Her single minded pursuit of the cover up behind the Father Niall Molloy murder probably didn't endear her to the Garda Siochana either.

Meanwhile, On Talbot Street | Broadsheet.ie

Meanwhile, On Talbot Street | Broadsheet.ie: A small protest outside the Irish Independent offices. Signs point to dispute over [Irish Independent journalist] Gemma O’Doherty being "forced" out…?

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

WHAT IF?

WHAT IF?: Garda McDonnell had sought compensation for the anxiety and distress?

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

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Suspicions of corruption first printed here in 1974 - National News, Frontpage - Independent.ie: " It has taken 28 years but on Thursday Mr Justice Feargus Flood finally nailed Ray Burke. It's reassuring to know that sometimes, just sometimes, the truth will out.?I LIKE SOME OF TERRY MC GEEHAN'S ARTICLES IN THE DAILY STAR NEWSPAPER,BUT TODAY(19/9/2011)TRANSPARENCY,ACCOUNTABILITY,ACCESSIBILITY ,HE SEEMS TO THINK THAT THE IRISH PUBLIC ARE NOW ONLY AWARE OF A CORRUPT"ELITE"IN THIS COUNTRY BECAUSE OF RECENT PUBLIC EXPOSURES AND ITS NOW TOO LATE TO DO ANYTHING ABOUT WHAT WENT BEFORE?WHAT HAS HAPPENED SINCE 1974,WHEN JOE MAC ANTHONY EXPOSED WHAT WAS"REALLY" GOING ON?

Ex-PD boss McDowell brands the Dail 'a joke' - Independent.ie

Ex-PD boss McDowell brands the Dail 'a joke' - Independent.ie: "You lose your career as a politician if you stand up for what you believe in,"?ITS NOT JUST POLITICIANS?

Monday, September 2, 2013

"ENCOURAGECHANGE"paddoconnell8@gmail.com: September 2008

"ENCOURAGECHANGE"paddoconnell8@gmail.com: September 2008: fr.brian darcy thinking in print that the family unit is vital to our society,he goes on to say he was never comfortable being part of a society where big business,money and powerful institutions bullied the individual?fr.brian goes on to quote a mr.clifford longley who questions the powers that are given to certain sections in society to be used against other sections of society [mainly the working class,my quote]he speaks about family breakdown in modern society and says it is so deep-rooted that the very basic values and beliefs of society have to be questioned and "CHANGED"?

WHAT IF?

WHAT IF?: "'In order to respect the independence of the judiciary, the individual arrangements between a judge and the Revenue Commissioners for the making of such payments will be confidential.'"?THE IRISH DAILY MAIL COMMENT PAGE(28/7/2011)JUDGES WHO ARE IN DEBT MUST BE NAMED?I HAVE BEEN CALLING FOR THIS FOR YEARS"A DECLARATION OF INTERESTS"BY JUDGES AND GARDI.AS STATED IN THE MAIL"A JUDGE WHO IS FINANCIALLY INSECURE IS ONE WHO IS CONCEIVABLY OPEN TO CORRUPTION AS A RESULT OF THAT VULNERABILITY.HOW CAN JUDGES WHO MAY BE FINANCIALLY COMPROMISED THEMSELVES BE ALLOWED TO BOOT STRUGGLING MORTGAGE DEFAULTERS OUT OF THEIR HOMES?UNQUOTE.THE SAME WOULD APPLY IF JUDGES HAD SHARES IN BANKS WHO ALSO SOUGHT TO EVICT PEOPLE THROUGH THE COURTS?

WHAT IF?

WHAT IF?: Mr Yates, who has now emerged from bankruptcy, said he had been through a harrowing six months during which he “found solace in the bottom of a glass”. He added that on two occasions he felt so low that he would have preferred to have been dead.?

Anglo disclosure hearing adjourned - Independent.ie

Anglo disclosure hearing adjourned - Independent.ie: Mr FitzPatrick (65) of Whitshed Road, Greystones, Mr McAteer (62) of Auburn Villas, Rathgar and Mr Whelan (51) of Coast Road, Malahide have been charged with 16 counts of

allegedly providing unlawful financial assistance to individuals to buy shares in the bank.?

Solicitor's relative accuses judge of bias over family mortgage | Irish Examiner

Solicitor's relative accuses judge of bias over family mortgage | Irish Examiner: Today as Mr Justice Peter Charlton was about to finalise that order he was stopped by the solicitor’s brother-in-law Rory O’Byrne who spoke of a "whiff of bias" and said the judge’s relationship with the bank needed to be clarified.?

Judge describes O'Donnell bias claim as 'absurd' - RTÉ News

Judge describes O'Donnell bias claim as 'absurd' - RTÉ News: It came after a member of the O'Donnell family disclosed publicly in court that the judge has a mortgage with Bank of Ireland?

WHAT IF?

WHAT IF?: As you watch and listen, consider what we know from research about disease and illness patterns among groups with lower income, more stress, and less control of their lives. Consider how investment decisions in neighborhoods, over transportation, school facilities, parks, location of grocery stores, quality of affordable housing, etc. influenced by powerful interests, affect the quality of life for large segments of the population?

Moyross revamp must be followed up: Priest | Irish Examiner

Moyross revamp must be followed up: Priest | Irish Examiner: "There are those who have considerable responsibility for the circumstances and situation of life here in Moyross and they too need to be challenged on their behaviour and neglect, which shows a disregard for the community of Moyross.?While I Welcome Fr.Tony O'Riordan's Sermon I Feel He And The Catholic Church Are A Hundred Years Too Late In Doing Gods Work As It Was Meant To Be.?

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Eilis O'Hanlon: Smug echo chamber for received opinions - Independent.ie

Eilis O'Hanlon: Smug echo chamber for received opinions - Independent.ie: Labour has finally justified its time in Government. Soon no "working class" people will go to jail for not paying the licence fee. Instead they'll be hanging out with murderers and drug dealers behind bars for not paying the broadcasting charge.?

Priory Hall mother urges solution after partner suicide - Social Affairs & News from Ireland & Abroad | The Irish Times - Fri, Aug 30, 2013

Priory Hall mother urges solution after partner suicide - Social Affairs & News from Ireland & Abroad | The Irish Times - Fri, Aug 30, 2013: Ms Meehan said she had emailed the Taoiseach’s office on many occasions regarding the situation in Priory Hall, and received only a single reply.?