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Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Sex abuse survivor slams canonisation of Pope John Paul II - Irish Daily Star | Irish Daily Star

Sex abuse survivor slams canonisation of Pope John Paul II - Irish Daily Star | Irish Daily Star: Brave campaigner Michael O’Brien (81) suffered years of rape and physical abuse at a Co Tipperary industrial school.

And he said the victims of clerical child sex abuse should be made saints, not the late pontiff.?

'My dad and uncle were gunned down...and my mum and cousin took their own lives' - Irish Daily Star | Irish Daily Star

'My dad and uncle were gunned down...and my mum and cousin took their own lives' - Irish Daily Star | Irish Daily Star: Conor (17) said: “Before I sit my Leaving Cert in June I’ll already have lost my mother Frances to suicide, my father and uncle were both shot dead, and my cousin and good friend Glen to suicide.?

Sunday, April 27, 2014

"ENCOURAGECHANGE"paddoconnell8@gmail.com: EncourageChange's Bookmarks on Delicious

"ENCOURAGECHANGE"paddoconnell8@gmail.com: EncourageChange's Bookmarks on Delicious: "How can kids from a disadvantaged background who spend years studying cope in irish society against a culture of 'legal corruption'that involves favours,vested interests,patronage,and personal relationships"AND DONT FORGET "NOBLE CAUSE CORRUPTION"ANOTHER PART OF OUR CRIMINAL LEGAL[NOT JUSTICE]SYSTEM THAT THE PUBLIC AT LARGE ARE NOT EVEN AWARE EXISTS.?

"ENCOURAGECHANGE"paddoconnell8@gmail.com: EncourageChange's Bookmarks on Delicious

"ENCOURAGECHANGE"paddoconnell8@gmail.com: EncourageChange's Bookmarks on Delicious: "How can kids from a disadvantaged background who spend years studying cope in irish society against a culture of 'legal corruption'that involves favours,vested interests,patronage,and personal relationships"AND DONT FORGET "NOBLE CAUSE CORRUPTION"ANOTHER PART OF OUR CRIMINAL LEGAL[NOT JUSTICE]SYSTEM THAT THE PUBLIC AT LARGE ARE NOT EVEN AWARE EXISTS.?

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

NoleenBetrayed40Years

NoleenBetrayed40Years: NoleenBetrayed40Years.

WHAT IF?

WHAT IF?: Context for, and focus on, the Garda | Village Magazine: After a number of trials and having served their sentences, Joseph Grogan and Joseph Meleady, were granted certificates of miscarriage of justice although they are still, all these years later, awaiting the compensation due to them for their wrongful imprisonment?

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

WHAT IF?

WHAT IF?: Cover-up of priest's murder 'aided by State' – TD - Independent.ie: Michael Creed TD named those forces as "the senior political establishment, the judiciary, the church, senior medical personnel and the gardai".

He said it was "imperative" that Justice Minister Alan Shatter now establish an independent judicial inquiry.?

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

CONNECT TO MY ANGELS

CONNECT TO MY ANGELS: "'In a world marked by profound class divisions and social inequality, to talk about “democracy”— without talking about the class nature of that democracy and which class it serves—is meaningless, and worse. So long as society is divided into classes, there can be no “democracy for all”: one class or another will rule, and it will uphold and promote that kind of democracy which serves its interests and goals?

Monday, April 14, 2014

"ENCOURAGECHANGE"paddoconnell8@gmail.com

"ENCOURAGECHANGE"paddoconnell8@gmail.com: The Story: This blog has long held the view that the force should be subject to the Freedom of Information Act. The current FOI bill before the Oireachtas contains provisions that will include the force under the Act for the first time, but only in relation to “administrative” records.?

"ENCOURAGECHANGE"paddoconnell8@gmail.com

"ENCOURAGECHANGE"paddoconnell8@gmail.com: Struggling to maintain his composure, he quoted an email he received from the nephew of murdered priest, Fr Niall Molloy. “For almost 30 years people have hidden behind a wall of silence, deceit, corruption and cover-up; time for the light of justice to shine on them and reveal them to the people for what they are. Many, many people have gone to their graves overshadowed by this heartache.”?

CONNECT TO MY ANGELS

CONNECT TO MY ANGELS: The minister is currently seeking legal advice on what to do about the claim that Mr Wilson was pressurised. But the latest disclosure raises further questions about the judge's relationship with the gardai.

The Irish Independent has learnt that the judge, who cannot be named for legal reasons, was involved in a dispute which ended up in court several years ago.?

WHAT IF?

WHAT IF?: ‘Controversies and revelations of a serious and negative nature in relation to the conduct of some police officers, both past and present, have hurt public confidence in the police, and the morale of the very great majority of honest, hardworking, committed and brave police officers has suffered as a consequence.’?

WHAT IF?

WHAT IF?: All accounts from the Police Federation should be published – including so-called ‘No2’ secret accounts within branch boards?

WHAT IF?

WHAT IF?: The Irish Examiner editorial describes the latest revelations in the Ian Bailey case as mind boggling.

That Gardai may have considered paying someone in order to frame a man for murder is described as not only corrupt but almost unbelievable.

The Irish Times speaks of an appalling vista and grave national concern that Gardai may have acted illegally in securing convictions in the courts.?

Public Inquiry · Garda/political corruption – Nothing will change

Public Inquiry · Garda/political corruption – Nothing will change: The then Justice Minister McDowell and his civil servants who drafted and introduced the ‘this must never be allowed to happen again’ legislation must have been complete morons or they deliberately drafted the law to ensure the minister and Gardai remained unaccountable.?

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Anne Driscoll | Staff | About the Institute | Schuster Institute | Brandeis University

Anne Driscoll | Staff | About the Institute | Schuster Institute | Brandeis University: In 2013, Driscoll was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to work with the Irish Innocence Project. She will be in Ireland for the academic year 2013-2014 teaching investigative journalism tools to law students from Griffith College, Trinity College and Dublin City University as they pursue 20 cases of presumed innocence for the Irish Innocence Project.?

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Peaches’ final column: ‘I had the perfect life’ | Irish Examiner

Peaches’ final column: ‘I had the perfect life’ | Irish Examiner: “However, this new earth-mother me came with an unexpected consequence — I found myself friendless. My five closest friends were understanding… but many others revealed themselves to be of the fair-weather variety.?MAY SHE REST IN PEACE.

WHAT IF?

WHAT IF?: No justice for bankers | Irish Examiner: Yet, we are continually reminded how great a job our Government is doing, in spite of the fact all they have done is ease the short-term borrowing costs by inflicting the equivalent of a sub-prime national debt mortgage on future generations. Justice in Ireland is seen to be undone.

Edward Horgan
Newtown
Castletroy
Limerick?

WHAT IF?

WHAT IF?: Frank Flannery cancels PAC appearance, after Kerins does same | Irish Examiner: Mr Flanney said: "My basic rights seem to have been disregarded in the pursuit of a partisan political agenda designed to damage the Party I have been associated with for many years (Fine Gael) rather than to elicit further information on the matters under consideration and I would urge the committee to reconsider their entire approach."?BOLLIX?WHAT ABOUT THE RIGHTS OF THE PEOPLE THEY WERE SUPPOSED TO LOOK AFTER THE DISABLED AND PROFOUNDLY DEAF?

Monday, April 7, 2014

Banking corruption and injustice – the focus of Tom Darcy’s European campaign

Banking corruption and injustice – the focus of Tom Darcy’s European campaign: Darcy said he found the legal system in this country to be “very archaic” with “draconian structures” designed to stop people from defending themselves and their families.?IN MOST CASES POOR PEOPLE?

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Locked room filled with secrets, lies and hidden tapes - Independent.ie

Locked room filled with secrets, lies and hidden tapes - Independent.ie: Locked room filled with secrets, lies and hidden tapes?

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: WHAT IF?

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: 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?

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: WHAT IF?

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: 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?

WHAT IF?

WHAT IF?: Latest news from the Omagh Support and Self Help Group: Michael Gallagher, whose son Aidan was killed in the bombing, outlined the contents of the report with Mr Bridger at a briefing for TDs and Senators in Leinster House yesterday. Mr Gallagher repeated a call for a full cross-Border independent judicial inquiry into the circumstances surrounding the attack.


Public inquiry
"To date we have not heard from either government on the report and the call for a public inquiry. We say the information contained within the report is sufficient material for a public inquiry,"?

WHAT IF?

WHAT IF?: Omagh - Do We Need To Know Who Did It? - Relatives Seeking Inquiry - Page 5: "We asked minister to withhold Omagh report from Callinan - but he didn't"

Campaigners for an inquiry into the Omagh bomb have asked why Alan Shatter handed a report about Garda failings before the atrocity to then-Garda-Commissioner Martin Callinan - although they had specifically asked the Minister for Justice not to"?

Friday, April 4, 2014

The Facts | The unPrison Project

The Facts | The unPrison Project: Freedom on the Inside: To empower, inspire, and cultivate critical thinking, life skills, self-reflection, and peer mentoring for women and girls in prison.?

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Student bounces back from bullying to scoop press award - Independent.ie

Student bounces back from bullying to scoop press award - Independent.ie: "Writing is my way of getting my feelings out," she told the Irish Independent,adding that she was bullied as a child.

"My social skills were really stunted afterwards; I had no idea how to talk to people.?

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Tom Gilmartin - Frank Connolly - 9780717160471 - O'Mahony's Booksellers

Tom Gilmartin - Frank Connolly - 9780717160471 - O'Mahony's Booksellers: Tom Gilmartin
[9780717160471]
by Frank Connolly


Paperback
Published: 14/04/14

This is a compelling narrative of official wrong-doing and abuse of office. The book exposes the roots of the political and financial disaster that has wreaked such havoc in the lives of so many Irish people.?