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Sunday, August 31, 2014

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Children with no mental issues on psychiatric wards - The Irish Times - Tue, Jun 22, 2010

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Children with no mental issues on psychiatric wards - The Irish Times - Tue, Jun 22, 2010Children with no mental issues on psychiatric wards - The Irish Times - Tue, Jun 22, 2010: "CHILDREN WITHOUT mental health problems are being admitted to beds in psychiatric services because there is “nowhere else for them to go”." - See more at: http://paddoconnell.blogspot.ie/2010/06/children-with-no-mental-issues-on.?

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Drug overdose woman failed by health system, says mother | Irish Examiner

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Drug overdose woman failed by health system, says mother | Irish ExaminerENCOURAGECHANGE.: Drug overdose woman failed by health system, says mother | Irish Examiner: " "Her mother, Yvonne Byrne told the coroner she felt every system that should have been there failed her daughter, who was mentally ill for eight months."?OUR UNHEALTHY MENTAL HEALTH SYSTEM - See more at: http://paddoconnell.blogspot.ie/2012/12/encouragechange-drug-overdose-woman.?

Speech at Please talk.org 3rd annual please talk forum

Speech at Please talk.org 3rd annual please talk forum“If mental health becomes more of an everyday issue that matters to us all then the stigma attached to getting help can be reduced. While Irish society will continue to experience considerable change and face new challenges ahead, a mentally healthier Irish society will be much better able to cope.” (Mental Health in Ireland:Awareness and Attitudes, 2007)Today In The Irish Sunday World 31/8/2014.In An Article Written By Alan Sherry "I Begged To Have Peter Put In Care ,But Nobody Listened...He Was Fished Out Of The River Boyne?His Mother Myra Carr Lashed Out At The Mental Health Services In The Republic Of Ireland After Spending Years Trying To Get The Help Her Son Peter Required.Everybody Has Let Peter Down In My Eyes-Society,The Mental Health System,The Whole Lot.ALL The Years I Was Looking For"HELP"For Peter I Was Getting The Deaf Ear.She Now Feels That People Will Look At Peter As Just "Another Statistic"And Nothing Will Be Learned From His Death.?  

WHAT IF?

WHAT IF?

Access to Garda records

Access to Garda records,You have a number of other rights under the Data Protection Acts, in addition to the right of access described above These additional rights include the right to have any inaccurate personal information about you corrected or erased and the right to complain to the Data Protection Commissioner?
- See more at: http://liberties13.blogspot.ie?

WHAT IF?

WHAT IF?

Chairman John busy sparking fear amongst friends and foes - Independent.ie

Chairman John busy sparking fear amongst friends and foes - Independent.ie,In particular amongst the Coalition there has been much self-satisfied clucking about the evils of a committee chairman over-reaching his powers and going beyond appropriate boundaries.You might think it odd, but politicians believe it is inappropriate for a Dail Committee to ask too many questions.However, this is a State that has almost made public-sector incompetence a constitutional right. - See more at: http://www.independent.ie/opinion/columnists/john-drennan/chairman-john-busy-sparking-fear-amongst-friends-and-foes-?
- See more at: http://liberties13.blogspot.ie?

WHAT IF?

WHAT IF?Chairman John busy sparking fear amongst friends and foes - Independent.ie,In particular amongst the Coalition there has been much self-satisfied clucking about the evils of a committee chairman over-reaching his powers and going beyond appropriate boundaries.You might think it odd, but politicians believe it is inappropriate for a Dail Committee to ask too many questions.However, this is a State that has almost made public-sector incompetence a constitutional right - See more at: http://liberties13.blogspot.ie?

Friday, August 29, 2014

Public Inquiry · Be very afraid

Public Inquiry · Be very afraid, 12th May 2007 Over All These Years I Have Never Once Bumped Into Any Of These "Researchers" Who Are Experts On Crime And Its Causes?

Police corruption and reform high on conference agenda | Irish Examiner

Police corruption and reform high on conference agenda | Irish Examiner,Prof Walsh said: “It is still the case, for example, that standing orders covering all aspects of Garda management and practices are not publicly accessible. The same applies to the existence and contents of Garda policies. For as long as such basic information is kept secret, transparent governance and accountability will remain elusive and the Garda will continue to be one of the most secretive police forces in the Western world.” ?

An Garda Siochana, transparency and access to information – The Story

An Garda Siochana, transparency and access to information – The Story

Following another month passing by, and time limits being breached, I then received a follow up email:

The formulation of a policy for An Garda Síochána in relation to its obligations under the Access to Information on the Environment (AIE) Regulations 2007/2011 has commenced.

As previously advised, Assistant Commissioner Jack Nolan is willing to meet with you to discuss whatever issues you wish to raise.

Any future correspondence in the matter should be forwarded directly to Assistant Commissioner Nolan commissioner_ST@garda.ie ?

Thursday, August 28, 2014

ENCOURAGECHANGE.

ENCOURAGECHANGEThe Department of Justice and Equality: Government Consultation on Justice Reform - Proposal to establish an independent Policing AuthorityThe Government agreed that it is important that there be a "full public debate on the issue of policing and justice reform". The intention is to have new structures, including the establishment of a new independent Policing Authority, in place before the end of the year? - See more at: http://paddoconnell.blogspot.ie?

The Department of Justice and Equality: Government Consultation on Justice Reform - Proposal to establish an independent Policing Authority

The Department of Justice and Equality: Government Consultation on Justice Reform - Proposal to establish an independent Policing AuthorityThe Government agreed that it is important that there be a "full public debate on the issue of policing and justice reform". The intention is to have new structures, including the establishment of a new independent Policing Authority, in place before the end of the year?

More red tape or a better thin blue line? | Irish Examiner

More red tape or a better thin blue line? | Irish ExaminerA Cabinet committee chaired by Taoiseach Enda Kenny is to research and consider the structure of a new Garda Authority. Not only does this mark a major change in policing, it also seems to herald the end of the old regime in terms of the control wielded by the Department of Justice and its minister?

Monday, August 25, 2014

Mother-and-baby homes: Ireland wants nothing but the truth,As anybody campaigning for justice on any issue here will tell you, the terms of reference for any investigation are everything. After all the platitudes about truth and transparency fade from newspapers and airwaves, what you are left examining is the small print of what will and what will not be open for inquiry and investigation.?1964/2014? - See more at: http://liberties13.blogspot.ie?

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Integrity Ireland homepage

Integrity Ireland homepage

Challenging corruption, cronyism, and criminal cover-ups..

 ..and encouraging openness, transparency and justice in Irish institutions

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Dáil Éireann - Volume 250 - 16 December, 1970 - Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - County Dublin Reformatory School.

Dáil Éireann - Volume 250 - 16 December, 1970 - Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - County Dublin Reformatory School.

Dr. O'Connell: The Parliamentary Secretary said that he has read from the 1970 report but has he read the statement in the report that this school is not fulfilling the purpose for which it was founded?

Friday, August 15, 2014

Portlaoise Prison - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Portlaoise Prison - Wikipedia, the free encyclopediaTom Hoare strongly criticized conditions within the prison stating that staff were forced by senior management in the prison to use excessive force against prisoners. He also criticized the then Governor of Portlaoise Prison, William Reilly, and the Minister of Justice Michael Noonan stating "I accuse the minister of negligence in this area. I accuse the management of Portlaoise Prison of being indifferent to complaints. I would hate to be a prisoner making a complaint".[6] At the Prison Officers Association 1984 conference a delegate from Portlaoise Prison, Larry O'Neill, told the conference: "If Hitler wanted generals today he would find plenty of them in Portlaoise. After the war the Nazis said many of them were doing their duty and that is what the management in Portlaoise are saying today".[7]?

Dáil Éireann - 29/Jun/1960 Criminal Justice Bill, 1960—Second Stage (Resumed).

Dáil Éireann - 29/Jun/1960 Criminal Justice Bill, 1960—Second Stage (Resumed)The segregation of prisoners in jail is important. It is a great mistake from every point of view to permit young prisoners who have lapsed for the first time to get into the company of those who are regular customers of our prisons.?.
A Department of Justice review into numerous claims of Garda misconduct has been described as meaningless by one of the families whose complaint it is examining. Lucia O’Farrell, whose son Shane, 23, was killed in a hit and run in 2011, said there is a conflict of interest because the review of how gardaí handled his case will be overseen by the barrister who represented her son’s killer in the subsequent trial.?

Thursday, August 14, 2014

WHAT IF?

WHAT IF?Text Only | Irish Examiner.Fianna Fáil’s justice spokesperson, Niall Collins, said people will lose confidence in the review process and its integrity if the concerns of families are not taken into account.

“The minister needs to recognise this inadequacy, remember her earlier promise to take these complaints seriously and put it right.

“Simply carrying out a paper exercise will not suffice.

“These cases represent people’s real life experiences and many feel that the justice system has failed them, they deserve at a minimum to be heard by this legal panel at least once,” Mr Collins said. - See more at: http://liberties13.blogspot.ie
Forgotten families I have always wondered why it was that those who worked the hardest all their lives could end up in a paupers grave? - See more at: http://paddywantstoknow.blogspot.ie
"""Unbelievably, the last of these asylums was closed only in 1996."?SOCIAL CLASS AND ECONOMICS PLAYED A LARGE PART IN WHO WAS SENT TO THESE INSTITUTIONS,THEN AND NOW?""

PERSONAL EFFECTS: a history of possession – Alan Counihan Visual Artist

PERSONAL EFFECTS: a history of possession – Alan Counihan Visual Artist?A great cultural richness is to be found within this material that might tell us much about ourselves and about our society?THEN AND NOW?

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

"How Stands the Republic?" - The Office of the Ombudsman

"How Stands the Republic?" - The Office of the Ombudsman.As recently as last week, the State and the Catholic Church were still squabbling over who should pick up the tab for the distinct" non-cherishing" of the nation's children that endured for much of the lifetime of this republic.? AMEN?

WHAT IF?

WHAT IF?Man freed on bail in error before murderMr Justice Reilly said in his report his investigation was non-statutory and as such did not have the power to make findings in relation to matters upon which a decision had already been taken in the Garda disciplinary proceedings.?HOW VERY CONVENIENT? - See more at: http://liberties13.blogspot.spot.

Monday, August 11, 2014

BBC News - Martin Conmey conviction over Una Lynskey 'miscarriage of justice'

BBC News - Martin Conmey conviction over Una Lynskey 'miscarriage of justice'A court in the Republic of Ireland has declared that a man's conviction for
killing his teenage neighbour over 40 years ago was a miscarriage of justice.?40 Years And Not A Tribunal In Sight?

Fr Molloy latest from Dept of Justice | Fr Niall Molloy

Fr Molloy latest from Dept of Justice | Fr Niall MolloyFr Molloy latest from Dept of Justice

Various TD’s and Government Ministers have been stating that the Molloy family are kept up to date. This is the latest letter I have received from the Department of Justice. Which as you can see does not say very much as usual. Is this what we are to expect from the new Minister for Justice.????? Things don’t seem to have changed much in the Department.?Well There Is Only One Way To Find Out?PJ Fitzpatrick Ceo Courts Services Letter 13/2/2003,18/2/2003.Mr Justice Gannon 13/4/1973,Bob Eagar 2/12/1994,Gay Mitchell 20/8/1993,Complaint One Of Many 890587 Garda Complaints Board 18/12/89,Augest 1989 Wrote To Attorney General,Dpp's Office,Department Of Justice.President Of High Court Judge Costello 13/4/1995.Eithne Fitzgerald And Merv Taylor.Maura Butler Sol,Niall Browne,Brian Lynch,19/10/1990.Michael Staines 11/11/1991.Mary Ellen Ring 25/3/1993.President Of Ireland 13/2/1992.Mr Morris Sol Evening Herald 9/4/1992.Pat Mc Cartan,State Side Files 265 ss/1979 277 ss/1979 278 ss/1979 280 ss/1979 289 ss/1979.January 1980 P.Quinn Registrar.Sol Penrose(ringrose?) 1960s Kevin St Garda Station???26/9/2000 Mount Joy No.2390.10/4/1964,11/2/1966,14/7/1966,31/5/1967.

Fr Molloy latest from Dept of Justice | Fr Niall Molloy

Fr Molloy latest from Dept of Justice | Fr Niall Molloy

13 May, 2014

Dear Mr Maher,

I write to acknowledge receipt of your email and confirm the issue is being
investigated and a response will issue as soon as possible.

Yours sincerely,
Chris Quattrociocchi
_______________________
Chris Quattrociocchi
Private Secretary to the
Minister for Justice and Equality?Michael Finucane Letter Of 20/4/1999,Solicitors,Barristers And The Working -Class?

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Dáil Éireann - Volume 368 - 24 June, 1986 - Death of Member. - Malicious Injuries (Amendment) Bill, 1986: Second Stage (Resumed).

Dáil Éireann - Volume 368 - 24 June, 1986 - Death of Member. - Malicious Injuries (Amendment) Bill, 1986: Second Stage (Resumed). A man lies dead with a pall hanging over his name and the Church, the establishment, the DPP and this House have covered it up.?

Are the Gardaí a changing police force or another convenient political football? - Independent.ie

Are the Gardaí a changing police force or another convenient political football? - Independent.ie.                                                                       This is what Frances Fitzgerald on 21st July at the Magill Summer School. The speech was made ten days after she received the Review Report of the Department of Justice chaired by Kevin Tolan, seven days before the Report was published on the 28th July. The review group had been asked to examine concerns expressed by Seán Guerin SC in respect of the Department of Justice's governance practices and its oversight of external organisations.The report itself is highly critical of the relationship between the Department of Justice and An Garda Síochána. It cited a "deferential relationship" which the Department has developed towards an organisation that it purports to preside over. Given the level of criticism reserved for the force within the speech, Frances Fitzgerald's words were clearly designed to counteract any suggestion of continuing deference under her stewardship - See more at: http://www.independent.ie/opinion/columnists/mandy-johnston/are-the-garda-a-changing-police-force-or-another-convenient-political-football?

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: May 2012

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: May 2012. "Mr Justice Walsh rejected the concept of privilege against disclosure: “Journalists and reporters are not any more constitutionally or legally immune than other citizens from disclosing information received in confidence"? - See more at: http://paddoconnell.blogspot.ie/2012/05/?SOCIAL-CLASS?

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: ENCOURAGECHANGE.: ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Oconnellpadd13's Blog

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: ENCOURAGECHANGE.: ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Oconnellpadd13's Blog.ENCOURAGECHANGE.: ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Oconnellpadd13's Blog: "“In The Eyes Of The Law”, the long-running column which resulted, was a devastating demystification of the judicial system. It showed the unfairness, the prejudice, the class bias?THEN AND NOW?" - See more at: http://paddoconnell.blogspot.com/2012/05/?CLASS- BIAS,PREJUDICE,UNFAIRNESS?

Public Inquiry · What’s new?

Public Inquiry · What’s new?There Might Be A Tribunal Set Up To Find Out Why It Is That The Prisons Since The Foundation Of The State Is Only Bursting At The Seems With Those From A Working- Class Background?

Gemma O’Doherty | Broadsheet.ie

Gemma O’Doherty | Broadsheet.ie.He said the eyewitness told him that when he was interviewed by gardaí in 1985, he said they were more nervous than he was in case he would ‘say the wrong thing, which would be the truth’?

Friday, August 8, 2014

Public Inquiry · Be very afraid

Public Inquiry · Be very afraid”OUR CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM IS NOT FACILITATING JUSTICE NOR IS IT FACILITATING TRUTH”SUPT DECLAN COBURN WOULD KNOW ALL ABOUT THAT”?

WHAT IF?

WHAT IF?"We Didn't Get Any Help When We Needed It"; we ended up paying €100 each at the hospital even though it wasn't our fault that we were attacked". - See more at: http://liberties13.blogspot.com?

I sensed my cold case unit was set up to fail: Sir Hugh Orde - BelfastTelegraph.co.uk

I sensed my cold case unit was set up to fail: Sir Hugh Orde - BelfastTelegraph.co.uk.I sensed my cold case unit was set up to fail: Sir Hugh Orde?

Has gangland crime affected you or your community? · TheJournal.ie

Has gangland crime affected you or your community? · TheJournal.ieAnyone submitting material to the committee should be aware that the information they provide could be published as part of McGrath’s report or separately by the committee. They should also note that the committee may invite contributors to public hearings, if they consider it necessary.?

Has gangland crime affected you or your community? · TheJournal.ie

Has gangland crime affected you or your community? · TheJournal.ieAnyone submitting material to the committee should be aware that the information they provide could be published as part of McGrath’s report or separately by the committee. They should also note that the committee may invite contributors to public hearings, if they consider it necessary.?

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

“”It appears that the standard strategy for dealing with complaints – especially when they concern important or ‘connected persons’ is to target the complainant regardless of the complainant’s personal integrity – or of the legitimacy of their complaint. In the course of I-I members’ collective experiences with particular agencies and institutions, certain tactical patterns have emerged that are clearly designed to wear down, exhaust and intimidate the citizen, and thereby suppress the truth and frustrate justice.”?”

Ivor Callelly and the expenses regime

Ivor Callelly and the expenses regimeIvor Callelly was a victim of a culture which promoted expense claims – “Of the politicians, for the politicians, by the politicians” – which it was open to politicians of all hues to exploit.?WHAT KEPT YOU SO LONG MR.O'HANRAHAN?

Ed FitzGerald decries 'personal attack' against famly

Ed FitzGerald decries 'personal attack' against famly."The question is whether the optics of it will trump reality."?PRIME EXAMPLE?