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Saturday, November 23, 2013

Animated documentary film brings Chomsky’s ideas to life and reveals his human side | The Raw Story

Animated documentary film brings Chomsky’s ideas to life and reveals his human side | The Raw Story: “He felt very human, Gondry said. “He had a great caring for people. He’s a very moral individual. His discourse, especially in politics, is very moral. It’s all about hypocrisy. You should not do to others what you do not want others to do to you. He lives by that. He lives a simple life.”?

Prosecutor: Pope faces threat from the mafia – CNN Belief Blog - CNN.com Blogs

Prosecutor: Pope faces threat from the mafia – CNN Belief Blog - CNN.com Blogs: - Pope Francis' crusade against corruption in the Catholic Church, including an overhaul of the scandal-scarred Vatican Bank, has put the new pontiff in the Italian mafia's crosshairs, according to two organized crime experts.?

Thursday, November 21, 2013

BBC News - Undercover soldiers 'killed unarmed civilians in Belfast'

BBC News - Undercover soldiers 'killed unarmed civilians in Belfast': Soldiers from an undercover unit used by the British army in Northern Ireland killed unarmed civilians, former members have told BBC One's Panorama.?

WHAT IF?

WHAT IF?: ON JUNE 26th Brazilian police issued an arrest warrant for Natan Donadon. Two days later the fugitive congressman turned himself in and was carted off to jail in Brasília, making him the first lawmaker in the country in more than three decades to be locked up while serving his mandate. Mr Donadon had been found guilty in 2010 of embezzling 8.4m reais ($3.6m) of public money by faking contracts with a shell advertising firm between 1995 and 1998, while he was working for the legislature in the northern state of Rondônia. But since then his lawyers filed appeal after appeal, until finally, no more were possible.?

Cunning Hired Knaves | a jelly-like mass of liquid corruption

Cunning Hired Knaves | a jelly-like mass of liquid corruption: So the suggestions circulating that John Larkin, the current Attorney General in Northern Ireland, might be going on a solo run with his remarks about ending prosecutions in relation to the Northern Ireland conflict pre-1998, are verging on fantasy.?

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WHAT IF?: Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan said there would be "bodies lying all over the country" if top secret intelligence on informants was not handled properly by the State’s police watchdog.?

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Reviews detail tragic deaths of ‘bubbly’, ‘charming’ children

Reviews detail tragic deaths of ‘bubbly’, ‘charming’ children: Reviews detail tragic deaths of ‘bubbly’, ‘charming’ children?

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WHAT IF?: The report concluded that the majority of the children who had died during the period examined had not received adequate protection from the State authorities. Investigators found records pertaining to children in “complete disarray” and, in some cases, not even a record of death could be found, the Irish Time reports.?

Monday, November 11, 2013

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Dublin People | Community youth leaders graduate

Dublin People | Community youth leaders graduate: One of the young graduates, Daniel Blake, is already thinking of his next steps and how he plans to use his leadership skills to benefit his community.

“I'm chuffed to bits, feeling really proud to be honoured with this certificate from NUI Galway,” he said. “The year went by really quickly and I enjoyed every single minute of it. I can't wait to use the skills that I have learned in the community now.”?

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Molloy killing probe to be reviewed - Independent.ie

Molloy killing probe to be reviewed - Independent.ie: The cleric's family have claimed that gardai mishandled the case for almost 30 years, failed to interview vital witnesses properly, if at all, and contaminated evidence.?

Monday, November 4, 2013

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WHAT IF?: oconnellpadd13, dublin ireland - Gravatar Profile: When one persons hurt is superior to anothers,it makes my blood boil.We are all equal in gods eyes,maybe not before the law or media?

'One day I'm enjoying life and the next, I'm gripped by dread and anxiety' - John Murray on his depression - Independent.ie

'One day I'm enjoying life and the next, I'm gripped by dread and anxiety' - John Murray on his depression - Independent.ie: 'One day I'm enjoying life and the next, I'm gripped by dread and anxiety' - John Murray on his depression?

Conor Cusack: Depression nearly killed me – yet now it's become my friend - Independent.ie

Conor Cusack: Depression nearly killed me – yet now it's become my friend - Independent.ie: I had loved and excelled in school but it was the same with my hurling, it was the same with my friends, it was the same with my family, it was the same with the people of Cloyne, it was the same with life – I had lost interest in all of them.?

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WHAT IF?: Effects of cannabis drove Matthew Leahy insane then killed him | Mail Online: Matthew was a bright young boy who excelled at maths and science
But he started smoking cannabis and the 'harmless' drug took its toll
He began having hallucinations and became incredibly paranoid
Matthew's erratic behaviour turned violent, he started speaking of suicide
His parents put him in hospital but once there he tragically hanged himself

Matthew's doctors believe his suicide was triggered by smoking cannabis?

Cannabis suicide youngster thought drug was ‘harmless’ | News | The Christian Institute

Cannabis suicide youngster thought drug was ‘harmless’ | News | The Christian Institute: The mother of a young man whose suicide last year was ‘triggered’ by smoking cannabis has said her son thought the drug was harmless.

Melanie Leahy’s son Matthew, 20, hanged himself last November while he was an in-patient at a mental health hospital – he had been addicted to cannabis for a number of years.?

WHAT IF?

WHAT IF?: Dublin People | Community youth leaders graduate: Amongst the 23 graduates, the siblings included brothers Eric and Dean Brady, brothers Daniel and Anthony Blake, and siblings Shannon Baker, Danielle Baker and Dean Purdue.?

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

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WHAT IF?: For Christy - being a runner was not simply just about escaping - it was about, despite the systematic abuse that reigned in these institutions, about never giving up - never letting the authorities break you down.?

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WHAT IF?: Courts.ie is a pretty difficult website to navigate. As government-type websites go, it probably has more information than you might expect. There is lots of room for improvement though. Apparently, in line with guidance from the Data Protection Commissioner, Courts.ie blocks Google from indexing its website. This relates to the so-called “right to be forgotten”.?

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Monday, October 21, 2013

The man who lives without money - World Observer Online

The man who lives without money - World Observer Online: “Be The Change You Want To See In The World”?

Registrar seeks more details from banks in repossession cases - The Irish Times - Thu, Oct 17, 2013#.UmFdqs3VTOM.facebook#.UmFdqs3VTOM.facebook

Registrar seeks more details from banks in repossession cases - The Irish Times - Thu, Oct 17, 2013#.UmFdqs3VTOM.facebook#.UmFdqs3VTOM.facebook: Pádraig Burke, the county registrar for Kerry, also told the legal representatives for the various lending institutions seeking repossession orders at the Circuit Court in Tralee that they must furnish full details of the stress-test analysis they carried out on the applicants at the time of granting a mortgage.?

Sunday, October 20, 2013

New EU law to force disclosures on dropped cases - RTÉ News

New EU law to force disclosures on dropped cases - RTÉ News: A new EU directive will give victims of crime the right to be given reasons when a decision is taken not to prosecute.

Director of Public Prosecutions Claire Loftus said the directive will give victims the right to receive reasons in a range of offences - including rape, "child sexual abuse" and harassment.?

Thursday, October 17, 2013

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: February 2012

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: February 2012: Chief Justice Susan Denham said. The person authorising a search warrant is required to be able to assess the conflicting interests of the State and the person whose home is to be searched, the judge said. In this case, the detective superintendent was not independent, she added. Article 40.5 of the Constitution expressly provides that one’s home is inviolable and shall not be forcibly entered except in accordance with the law, she said. This meant entry had to be effected “without stooping to methods which ignore the fundamental norms” of the legal order as contained in the Constitution.?

WHAT IF?

WHAT IF?: In February of this year a most significant decision was handed down by the Supreme Court in the area of criminal procedure. This decision, Damache v DPP [2012] IESC 11 (discussed here), found that s.29(1) of the Offences Against the State Act 1939, which had been in operation for the past 36 years having been inserted by s.5 of the Criminal Law Act 1976, was contrary to the Constitution?

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

When He Was In Justice | Broadsheet.ie

When He Was In Justice | Broadsheet.ie: “He was told by a TD from Laois/Offaly at the time that no-one ever will stand trial for this murder. I won’t name that person now but the Minister told me himself. He was so concerned he went to the Secretary General of the Department of Justice to report what was said to him,” Senator Leyden said.”?

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

No political cover-up in Fr Molloy case – Leyden | Fr Niall Molloy

No political cover-up in Fr Molloy case – Leyden | Fr Niall Molloy: He said that the church hierarchy had sought to “hush-up” the Fr Molloy case and refuted any political involvement: “It was the judiciary and the hierarchy that were involved in this case as opposed to politicians, which it is alleged. Politicians were not involved to my knowledge”.?VERY INTERESTING?

Monday, October 14, 2013

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Paul O'Connell | Papers - Academia.edu

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Paul O'Connell | Papers - Academia.edu: "This article looks at the approach of the Irish superior courts to challenges to administrative decisions makers on the basis of “reasonableness”, in particular the courts historical resistance to adopting “variable standards” of reasonableness review, and more recent developments which may indicate a departure from the position"?

WHAT IF?

WHAT IF?: The rationale for a duty to give reasons was cogently put by Mr Justice Nial Fennelly in Mallak where he stated that “several converging legal sources strongly suggest an emerging commonly held view that persons affected by administrative decisions have a right to know the reasons on which they are based, in short to understand them”.?

WHAT IF?

WHAT IF?: The rationale for a duty to give reasons was cogently put by Mr Justice Nial Fennelly in Mallak where he stated that “several converging legal sources strongly suggest an emerging commonly held view that persons affected by administrative decisions have a right to know the reasons on which they are based, in short to understand them”.?

Sunday, October 13, 2013

"ENCOURAGECHANGE"paddoconnell8@gmail.com: On Reconciling Irreconcilables: Neo-liberal Globalisation an

"ENCOURAGECHANGE"paddoconnell8@gmail.com: On Reconciling Irreconcilables: Neo-liberal Globalisation an: Be what you are  not what i would have you be.For the you that i want would not be you but a stranger to me,and all i hold true,For there are none better than you are now or could ever hope to be,Fortune shines on those who are themselves and not the projected image of the desires of others.?

All Souls

All Souls: I was just stunned that someone was taking notice. No one had ever seemed to believe me or to care when I told them about the amount of poverty and social problems where I grew up.?

Monday, October 7, 2013

WHAT IF?

WHAT IF?: Dr Diarmuid Martin also appealed to all involved in the administration of justice to strive to ensure justice is available to all, not just those with "elevated" financial means.?

Justice delayed is justice denied | Irish Examiner

Justice delayed is justice denied | Irish Examiner: Justice delayed is justice denied?IT SURE IS?

Saturday, October 5, 2013

WHAT IF?

WHAT IF?: Shortly afterwards the judiciary was convulsed by the Sheedy affair, which led to the resignation of a Supreme Court and a Circuit Court judge, and it appeared a system for regulating judicial conduct was imminent. Over a decade later nothing has been done, despite a further report from a committee chaired by then chief justice Ronan Keane and including Mrs Justice Denham. It recommended the setting up of a judicial council on a statutory basis, providing for the representation, education and training of judges as well as a disciplinary mechanism. This has still to be legislated for, though the last government published the heads of a Judicial Council Bill last year and it features in the programme for government.?GARDA COMPLAINTS BOARD CHAIRMAN SUSAN DENEHAM,FRANK SMYTH,CHIEF SUPT.JAMES P O SULLIVAN,ABUSE OF AUTHORITY AGAINST PROFOUNDLY DEAF PERSONS,STRIP SEARCHING.DECISION?AN INCLUSIVE SOCIETY?

Garda Commissioner expresses ‘regret’ at handling of abuse claims in Murphy report - Religious News & Affairs | The Irish Times - Mon, Jul 15, 2013

Garda Commissioner expresses ‘regret’ at handling of abuse claims in Murphy report - Religious News & Affairs | The Irish Times - Mon, Jul 15, 2013: It found that no notes or files were available following McCabe’s interview by gardaí in connection with a 1986 allegation. McCabe was accompanied to the interview by a friend, a retired local Garda sergeant. That evening McCabe visited Chief Superintendent Joe McGovern at his home, where he made “certain limited admissions”. He had been staying in a house belonging to the chief superintendent. The chief superintendent brought these “admissions” to the local parish priest rather than gardaí. Copies of the abused boy’s statement were made available to church authorities.?

Garda Commissioner expresses ‘regret’ at handling of abuse claims in Murphy report - Religious News & Affairs | The Irish Times - Mon, Jul 15, 2013

Garda Commissioner expresses ‘regret’ at handling of abuse claims in Murphy report - Religious News & Affairs | The Irish Times - Mon, Jul 15, 2013: “It is a matter of regret to me that people did not receive the appropriate attention and action from the Garda Síochána to which they were entitled. The policies and structures now in place are very much victim-focused and designed to ensure that no one has a similar experience today.”?

Thursday, October 3, 2013

WHAT IF?

WHAT IF?: One thing that has haunted the children is why they are being listened to now when they were ignored for so long?

WHAT IF?

WHAT IF?: The veteran republican has been accused of waiting almost a decade to tell investigators what he knew about Liam Adams, who was convicted recently of abusing his daughter Aine from when was she aged four until she was nine.?Whats That Saying"Let Those Without Sin Cast The First Stone?So All Those In The Republic Of Ireland Who Did Not Act On Their Moral Responsibilities(CONSCIENCE) When They Were Informed Of Abuse Or Alleged Abuse Put Their Hands Up?Garda

WHAT IF?

WHAT IF?: Children with disabilities have a right under Article 19 of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child to be protected from all forms of physical or mental violence, injury or abuse, neglect or negligent treatment, maltreatment or exploitation, including sexual abuse?

WHAT IF?

WHAT IF?: "THE HANDLING OF COMPLAINTS BY THE GARDI IN RELATION TO ABUSE AT ST.JOSEPHS?"Parliamentary Question No.720,12 th April 2005.Question No.1052,18th Sept 2013?

WHAT IF?

WHAT IF?: ".”ITS ONE THING TO LISTEN; ITS QUITE ANOTHED THING TO ACTUALLY DO SOMETHING ABOUT WHAT YOUR BEEN TOLD, OR WRITTEN TO ABOUT."?

WHAT IF?

WHAT IF?: Many social work files were in no particular order, while in some cases key records were missing.?

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

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WHAT IF?: Such failure may amount to negligence, the Ombudsman stated.MAY,MAY,MAY?

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"?

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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.?

Friday, August 30, 2013

WHAT IF?

WHAT IF?: As usual I was treated with barely concealed contempt particularly when I asked some questions about procedures within the office of the Clerk of the Seanad?

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

WHAT IF?

WHAT IF?: Be what you are and not what i would have you be,for the you that i want would not be you but a stranger to me and all i hold true,for there are none better than you are now or could ever hope to be,fortune shines on those who are themselves and not the projected "image"of the desires of others.?

Monday, August 26, 2013

'This woman is part of a cover-up': Hillsborough mum's family furious at lawyer's new role | Real Life | Life & Style | Daily Star. Simply The Best 7 Days A Week

'This woman is part of a cover-up': Hillsborough mum's family furious at lawyer's new role | Real Life | Life & Style | Daily Star. Simply The Best 7 Days A Week: THE family of the late Hillsborough campaigner Anne Williams has called for the incoming Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) to be barred from any new investigation into the disaster.

In their first interview since Alison Saunders was unveiled as the new DPP, relatives say Anne would have been “absolutely ­disgusted” by the appointment.?

Sunday, August 25, 2013

WHAT IF?

WHAT IF?: In The Politics of Hope Jonathan Sacks proposes a new politics of responsibility in which families, neighbourhoods, communities, voluntary organisations and religious groups have all part to play, a politics not of interest, but of involvement.?

Saturday, August 24, 2013

PADDYWANTSTOKNOW?

PADDYWANTSTOKNOW?: I had never seen a sheet this clean in investigative research. Either these people - who were running the largest sustained smuggling racket in human history, mind - were snow pure. Or the rest of us were Simple Simons?

3player | Print And Be Damned - Thursday, 22 August 2013

3player | Print And Be Damned - Thursday, 22 August 2013

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Dublin People | Southsider scoops top US study award

Dublin People | Southsider scoops top US study award: Speaking at the launch of this year’s Fulbright Awards, Patrick McDermott, Chair of the Fulbright Commission Board, said: “Year after year, the Fulbright Awards attract Ireland’s top researchers, professionals, and graduates.?

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Public Inquiry · Who’s watching the watchers?

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Public Inquiry · Who’s watching the watchers?: The next generation of working class children wont be as illiterate as the previous maybe then "The Class Structure" of our prison population will change?

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Taoiseach's nephew jailed for burglary, drugs and car theft - Independent.ie

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Taoiseach's nephew jailed for burglary, drugs and car theft - Independent.ie: "He has now enrolled to complete his leaving certificate and had been offered scholarships in Trinity and in Galway."?

Teenagers reassured that exam results count less than social class

Teenagers reassured that exam results count less than social class: If you are poor and bright you will always struggle to compete and might decide to give up.?

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Not Too Big to Jail: Why Eliot Spitzer Is Wall Street's Worst Nightmare

Not Too Big to Jail: Why Eliot Spitzer Is Wall Street's Worst Nightmare: Before Eliot Spitzer’s infamous resignation as governor of New York in March 2008, he was one of our fiercest champions against Wall Street corruption, in a state that had some of the toughest legislation for controlling the banks.?

WHAT IF?

WHAT IF?: The former French socialist mayor Gerard Dalongeville of Henin-Beaumont in northern France has been sentenced to four years in prison on charges of embezzlement and accepting bribes.?

Saturday, August 17, 2013

WHAT IF?

WHAT IF?: CAN THEY BE TRUSTED TO MESS WITH THE CONSTITUTION?IN 2013?

Sunday, August 11, 2013

What "Orange Is the New Black" Gets Right about the Prison System - and What It Leaves Out

What "Orange Is the New Black" Gets Right about the Prison System - and What It Leaves Out: It isn't as gritty or nakedly political as The Wire, but it has no fear about revealing that the good guys aren't always good, the bad guys aren't always bad, and the system is setting all of them up to fail.?

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Unnatural deaths of children in care double | Irish Examiner

Unnatural deaths of children in care double | Irish Examiner: The number of children and teenagers who died of unnatural causes while in the care of the HSE more than doubled last year.?

Friday, August 9, 2013

"ENCOURAGECHANGE"paddoconnell8@gmail.com: Public Inquiry · Victory for corruption

"ENCOURAGECHANGE"paddoconnell8@gmail.com: Public Inquiry · Victory for corruption: .THE PRESIDENT WHO HAS BEEN SPEAKING RECENTLY IN DUBLIN CASTLE AND ELSE WHERE ABOUT ABUSES OF POWER AND AUTHORITY.DOES IT FOLLOW SINCE THE PRESIDENT IS THE PERSON THAT SIGNS THE LEGISLATION INTO LAW AND IF THAT LAW IS USED TO ABUSE HUMAN RIGHTS OR CIVIL LIBERTIES THEN HAS A RESPONSEABILITY TO THAT LAW?

Public Inquiry · Victory for corruption

Public Inquiry · Victory for corruption

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Archive papers reveal Derry interrogation centre - RTÉ News

Archive papers reveal Derry interrogation centre - RTÉ News: It is claimed London misled two official inquiries and the European Court of Human Rights about the existence of the centre and its operations.?

Thursday, August 1, 2013

WHAT IF?

WHAT IF?: Edward Thornley’s book is much more than a study of his brother’s career; it is an attempt to rescue him from "unjust oblivion" and explain how he was effectively the inventor of the so-called peace process – at a time when any move in that direction was not merely frowned upon, but was surpressed by all the forces of the two states in this island.?

Public Inquiry · State corruption subverting the Constitution?

Public Inquiry · State corruption subverting the Constitution?: This indeed will be the republic of 2016 – for politicians, bankers, the legal profession, senior civil servants, property developers and all the other individuals and groups who enjoy state protection as they plunder the State’s resources, legally and illegally.

For ordinary citizens 2016 and beyond will mean continuing to pay the cost of such state corruption?

WHAT IF?

WHAT IF?: The Guineapigs - Chapter 5: Salmon had recommended that all future inquiries be conducted in public in order that the public could have confidence and justice 'could be seen to be done'.? Compton sat in secret

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

WHAT IF?

WHAT IF?: Founder Profile & Vision « Jobcare: I say that these services are effective, that each course or programme has been tailored to ensure it is "relevant" to our clients’ needs?When A Lost Soul Shares Their Burden With Such Organisations,How Are They Treated?

WHAT IF?

WHAT IF?: I say that these services are effective, that each course or programme has been tailored to ensure it is "relevant" to our clients’ needs?When A Lost Soul Shares Their Burden With Such Organisations,How Are They Treated?

Monday, July 29, 2013

WHAT IF?

WHAT IF?: He also saw the graves of Sergeant Patrick Dunne and Volunteer Edward Ennis, two young men who died within months of each other in 1916, one fighting for Ireland and the other Britain.

Sgt Dunne was wounded at the Somme and returned to Ireland where he died and Vol Ennis was found dead on railway lines at Connolly station. Both were 19?Unknown Quote,They Were Dirt Poor Dubliners And Of Little "IMPORTANCE"To Anyones Official Account?

Potential conflict of interest was not declared - Independent.ie

Potential conflict of interest was not declared - Independent.ie: Mr Costello awarded a contract to a UK firm even though he and the principal of that company were co-directors in a separate business.

An intellectual heavyweight ko’d by people politics | Irish Examiner

An intellectual heavyweight ko’d by people politics | Irish Examiner

Thursday, July 4, 2013

WHAT IF?

WHAT IF?: “We’ve had to fight 7½ years to get the truth,” said the deceased’s daughter Lisa Acton-Burke. “There’s nowhere independent for ordinary people like us to go in situations like this.”?

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Diarmaid Ferriter: History will ask how we could be so docile in face of such betrayal - Independent.ie

Diarmaid Ferriter: History will ask how we could be so docile in face of such betrayal - Independent.ie: The tapes provide, in great detail, one of the contrasts that historians can build much around – in this case, the great gulf between Ireland's Celtic Tiger elite and those below who had to pay for the consequences of their greed. In the chapter entitled 'Boom to Bust', historians will document the extremes that were experienced in the decade.?

Disgraced judge's €1m in legal fees paid by taxpayer - Independent.ie

Disgraced judge's €1m in legal fees paid by taxpayer - Independent.ie: The settlement is just over half the almost €1.9m the lawyers were claiming in costs arising from their work in defence of the judge.?

Monday, July 1, 2013

WHAT IF?

WHAT IF?: Chinese Communist Party officials are banned from having mistresses, and the video came to symbolize to many people "the excesses and corruption of the ruling elite"?

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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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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