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Friday, December 2, 2011

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: January 2010

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: January 2010: "The defect or mischief in the law and the remedy adopted to cure that defect or mischief."THE DEFECTS IN ELITE IRISH SOCIETY AND HOW TO CURE"FIX"THAT DEFECT?AS SEEN BY THE PRESENT RECESSION.?

€500m legal expenditure should widen justice access: O'Loan - The Irish Times - Fri, Dec 02, 2011

€500m legal expenditure should widen justice access: O'Loan - The Irish Times - Fri, Dec 02, 2011: THE €500 million the State spends each year on legal costs should be spent more efficiently to make justice more accessible to more people, according to Nuala O’Loan, former Northern Ireland police ombudsman.?

Thursday, December 1, 2011

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: January 2010

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: January 2010: "Also indicted is Leroy King, the former chief executive officer of Antigua's Financial Services Regulatory Commission. King, accused of taking bribes from Stanford to overlook irregularities at his bank, is awaiting extradition to the United States. COULD OR WOULD THIS HAPPEN TO PATRICK NEARY?

Una hardester's mother speaks.

Una hardester's mother speaks.: Due to the recent articles in the Irish press and tabloids, I feel the necessity to speak in defense of my daughter and to clarify the situation. The unfortunate events that transpired over a decade ago were a tragedy for two families, the Hannon’s and my own. I feel that my daughter and Feichin Hannon were both failed miserably by their families the Garda and the justice system.

An Irish Childhood - Encounter - ABC Radio National (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

An Irish Childhood - Encounter - ABC Radio National (Australian Broadcasting Corporation): But most of them were children who came from poor big families and "that was their (only) distinguishing
factor".?

Deaf victims end 40-year silence on child sex abuse | Society | The Observer

Deaf victims end 40-year silence on child sex abuse Society The Observer: An Observer investigation has uncovered a horrific catalogue of sexual abuse at the school from 1958 to 1970. Smith attacked the most vulnerable children in society: those who could not hear or speak. "For deaf children, there can often be no cry for help". Until today, this story has remained a secret. Some fear it is just the tip of something much uglier and that the abuse of deaf children across the country is far more widespread.?AND WHEN THERE IS A CRY FOR HELP DO THEY GET IT?CHECK"ALL"IRELAND'S ABUSE HELP LINES?

The State of Surveillance: TBIJ

The State of Surveillance: TBIJ: A German company offers the ability to track ‘political opponents’; an Italian company claims it can remotely seize control of smartphones and use them to listen into conversations and photograph the owners; a US company allows users to ‘see what they [the target] see’; and a South African company offers tools for recording billions of phone calls and storing them forever.?THE"REAL"REASONS PROJECT?

Court told family accusing Quinn of criminal offence - The Irish Times - Thu, Dec 01, 2011

Court told family accusing Quinn of criminal offence - The Irish Times - Thu, Dec 01, 2011: The hearing of the case as advanced by the family would involve an extensive examination by the court of the conduct of the bank and Quinn companies. It could take up to nine months and cost millions of euro, including an estimated €1 million cost of discovering up to 900,000 documents being sought from the bank, Paul Gallagher SC, for the bank, said yesterday.?

Public Accounts Committee plans probe into financial collapse · TheJournal.ie

Public Accounts Committee plans probe into financial collapse · TheJournal.ie: TDs were told this morning that it had received legal advice affirming its power to carry out investigations, in spite of the rejection of last month’s referendum copperfastening the right of committees to hold inquiries.?

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

One priest convicted in 35 years - Republic of Ireland, Local & National - Belfasttelegraph.co.uk

One priest convicted in 35 years - Republic of Ireland, Local & National - Belfasttelegraph.co.uk: A total of 14 cases were reported to gardai, with one suspect never made known to diocesan officials, and nine were referred to the local health board.?

Bishop: Diocese worst for abuse - Republic of Ireland, Local & National - Belfasttelegraph.co.uk

Bishop: Diocese worst for abuse - Republic of Ireland, Local & National - Belfasttelegraph.co.uk: Asked about the prevalence of clerical child abuse cases in the diocese, Bishop Boyce accepted it was proportionately higher than many other dioceses and "probably" the worst in the country. "I haven't seen all the other dioceses to confirm that, but I would say it has one of the highest," he said.?

Brady in deal with abuse victim - Republic of Ireland, Local & National - Belfasttelegraph.co.uk

Brady in deal with abuse victim - Republic of Ireland, Local & National - Belfasttelegraph.co.uk: Cardinal Sean Brady has compensated a silenced victim of notorious paedophile Brendan Smyth as five bishops were criticised for mishandling clerical abuse allegations.?

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Oconnellpadd13's Blog

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Oconnellpadd13's Blog: "“Degrading Treatment in Ireland”?JUSTICE FOR THE FORGOTTEN,JUSTICE FOR THE IGNORED,JUSTICE FOR THE EXCLUDED AND MARGINALISED,JUSTICE FOR THE HOMELESS,JUSTICE FOR THOSE WHO DONT FIT IN TO IRISH SOCIETY.?"

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Mary Raftery, Christian Brothers, Irish Times Controversy, Brother Edmund Garvey

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Mary Raftery, Christian Brothers, Irish Times Controversy, Brother Edmund Garvey: And the outcome of probably the largest child sex abuse investigation ever in the history of the State? One single solitary charge, brought back in 1999 during the earliest stages of the operation, and which has yet to come to trial. Only a few months ago, the DPP made his final decision that there would be no further charges laid against any brother in Artane. This is despite the fact that in some cases, Brothers had actually admitted during the investigation that they had sexually abused boys. Needless to say, neither gardaí nor the DPP were aware of the existence of records detailing no fewer than 11 internal trials of Brothers in Artane for child sexual abuse."?KEEP DIGGING?

A private estate called Egypt | Salwa Ismail | Comment is free | The Guardian

A private estate called Egypt Salwa Ismail Comment is free The Guardian: There is a lot more behind Hosni Mubarak digging in his heels and setting his thugs on the peaceful protests in Cairo's Tahrir Square than pure politics. This is also about money. Mubarak and "the clique surrounding him have long treated Egypt as their fiefdom" and its resources as spoils to be divided among them.?

Banking System Rotten to the Core | William K Black PhD | FINANCIAL SENSE

Banking System Rotten to the Core William K Black PhD FINANCIAL SENSE: The group that has the audacity to refer to itself as the productive class is the largest destroyer of lives, jobs, and of wealth of any group ever produced in this world.?

BBC News - Enda Kenny to make political push for Finucane inquiry

BBC News - Enda Kenny to make political push for Finucane inquiry: The Irish Prime Minister, Enda Kenny, has said he will tell the UK government, European leaders and American politicians there is a need for a public inquiry into the murder of Belfast solicitor Pat Finucane.?

Enda Kenny not promising abuse inquiry - RTÉ News

Enda Kenny not promising abuse inquiry - RTÉ News: Taoiseach Enda Kenny has stopped short of giving a commitment to hold an inquiry into the alleged sexual abuse of boys at a Drogheda hospital.?

Six child protection reports due | Irish Examiner

Six child protection reports due Irish Examiner: It is understood the long-awaited reports will not focus on historical complaints of clerical sex abuse, leaving victims of one of Ireland’s most notorious paedophile priests, Raphoe-based Eugene Greene, searching for answers.?

RAPHOE AUDIT TO BE PUBLISHED NEXT WEEK | Donegal Daily

RAPHOE AUDIT TO BE PUBLISHED NEXT WEEK Donegal Daily: "In addition, I thank Bishop Hegarty for his work with the Irish Council for Prisoners Overseas, and especially for his unwavering commitment to the welfare of prisoners and assistance to their families?

Ex-garda lifts lid on decades of child abuse in Gaeltacht - National News - Independent.ie

Ex-garda lifts lid on decades of child abuse in Gaeltacht - National News - Independent.ie: But the book also reveals complaints that went unheard and unheeded, leaving the perpetrators free to abuse with impunity for decades.?

Catholic clergy 'abused children for decades in County Donegal' | World news | The Guardian

Catholic clergy 'abused children for decades in County Donegal' World news The Guardian: "A local guard was outraged that I was naming such a fine upstanding member of the community as a child rapist. The officer slapped me on the face and told me to get out. He said to me that I was adopted and not worth anything. From that day on I never fully trusted a member of the Garda Síochána."?

Public Inquiry · For Marian Finucane’s information…

Public Inquiry · For Marian Finucane’s information…: She must know (or maybe she doesn’t) that the Dept. of Finance, the Financial Regulator and senior politicians knew about the DIRT fraud, knew about the Ansbacher fraud and knew about dozens of other frauds within the Irish financial sector over the decades.?

Monday, November 28, 2011

The Death of Socio‐Economic Rights by Paul O’Connell :: SSRN

The Death of Socio‐Economic Rights by Paul O’Connell :: SSRN: Over the last decade, apex courts in Canada, India, and South Africa – which have traditionally been viewed as socio‐economic rights friendly – have issued judgments fundamentally at variance with the meaningful protection of socio‐economic rights. This jurisprudential turn can be understood as part of a de facto harmonisation of constitutional rights protection in the era of neo‐liberal globalisation. These national courts, although dealing with idiosyncratic domestic constitutional systems, have nonetheless begun to articulate analogous conceptions of fundamental rights which are atomistic, ‘market friendly’ and, more broadly, congruent with the narrow neo‐liberal conception of rights, and consequently antithetical to the protection of socio‐economic rights. This view of rights is becoming, well established as the hegemonic view and the pre‐eminence of this view, taken with the entrenchment of neo‐liberal policy prescriptions – and tacit judicial approval of such policies – signals the end, in substantive terms, for the prospect of meaningful protection of socio‐economic rights.?EQUALITY?

Two Takes on Two Migrations - Harvard University Press Blog

Two Takes on Two Migrations - Harvard University Press Blog: And that some of them should fall into a life of crime is more our fault than theirs, because we haven’t given them a fair opportunity. We stigmatize them, and our nativist proclivities make it very difficult for immigrants to live the lives that they came here to pursue.” And basically they never put black people into that equation. They left black people out of that kind of very structuralist, environmental critique of the origins of white European or white ethnic criminality.?

Seán Quinn ordered to repay further €1.7bn - RTÉ News

Seán Quinn ordered to repay further €1.7bn - RTÉ News: He said: "Anglo's attempt to overturn my Bankruptcy is further evidence of their disregard for public funds.?

Lying lawyers are 'at it again' - Court Master - News, Frontpage - Herald.ie

Lying lawyers are 'at it again' - Court Master - News, Frontpage - Herald.ie: "It's almost as if solicitors think the legal system belongs to them and that they can disrespect the oath without real fear of criticism or sanction," he wrote in a published letter?SO WHY IS IT THAT THE MAJORITY OF PEOPLE SENT TO PRISON,BORSTALS,REFORM SCHOOLS,ETC,ARE FROM A WORKING-CLASS BACKGROUND?

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#!article/89127228-1884-ed29-0de2-137f26923731: Bertie Ahern got up on the stump in Donegal in the middle of 2007 and said anyone who talks Ireland down should actually kill themselves.?

Cardiff's intervention in taxing matter saw his stock soar in 2006 - The Irish Times - Sat, Nov 26, 2011

Cardiff's intervention in taxing matter saw his stock soar in 2006 - The Irish Times - Sat, Nov 26, 2011: “Kevin, I would like to thank you for getting the CFD problem resolved. We had the very clear impression that you were the one who fixed it.
“I will contact you soon to propose lunch.”?

Saturday, November 26, 2011

EU incumbent 'lobbied against Cardiff' - The Irish Times - Thu, Nov 24, 2011

EU incumbent 'lobbied against Cardiff' - The Irish Times - Thu, Nov 24, 2011: He added that he believed there would be “further details” in respect of the appointment “because of the Irish prosecutorial interest in whether or not the State condoned the window-dressing of the financial accounts of Irish financial institutions in respect of €7bn”.?

Friday, November 25, 2011

Angela Merkel: The little communist who grew up to be the world's most powerful woman | Mail Online

Angela Merkel: The little communist who grew up to be the world's most powerful woman Mail Online: ‘People in the East see her as a traitor,’ says Matthias Matussek, an author and influential commentator. ‘They see her as part of the capitalist system and heartless when it comes to unemployment and subsidies for the poor.’?

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Public Inquiry · RTE is in the process of making the biggest mistake in its history

Public Inquiry · RTE is in the process of making the biggest mistake in its history: It could have decided to creep into the dank cave of darkness where bankers, politicians, higher civil servants and the Catholic Church thrive on a diet of secrecy, obfuscation, denial and arrogance.?

Sunday, November 13, 2011

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

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Public Inquiry · Who’s watching the watchers?: .Over the years there has been many a speech made by public officials well published to the effect for example(attorney general)Paul Gallagher”it is the hallmark of a modern civilised and democratic society that it strives for wisdom,truth,and justice.they must be the fundamental aims of any legal system we adopt in our society.(tell that to the parents of what the state refers to as boy !d!}dead at 14years of age in the land of the celtic tiger?"EQUALITY?

Áras an Uachtaráin - Speeches

Áras an Uachtaráin - Speeches: I will "seek" to achieve an inclusive citizenship where every citizen participates and everyone is treated with respect.?AS JOHN WATERS SAYS IN TODAYS IRISH MAIL ON SUNDAY(13/11/2o011)DOE'S THAT INCLUDE THE MAN HE MET OUTSIDE LEINSTER HOUSE WHO HAS HAD HIS LIFE TURNED UPSIDE DOWN BECAUSE HE CAME INTO CONFLICT WITH A SENIOR MEMBER OF THE ESTABLISHMENT?

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

So who's afraid of Denis O'Brien? Enda Kenny is - National News - Independent.ie

So who's afraid of Denis O'Brien? Enda Kenny is - National News - Independent.ie: It was Mitchell who organised O'Brien's first meeting with Lowry in January 1995, just 21 days after Lowry was appointed as minister. Mitchell happened to have more or less the same ministerial portfolio in the 1980s.?

Monday, October 10, 2011

Ireland rejects UN recommendations - The Irish Times - Mon, Oct 10, 2011

Ireland rejects UN recommendations - The Irish Times - Mon, Oct 10, 2011: At the hearing the Government came under pressure regarding the poor condition of the State’s prisons. Under questioning by fellow member states as part of the UN’s universal periodic review, Mr Shatter defended the Government’s performance in areas such as children’s rights and mental health.?

Monday, June 13, 2011

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Deaforward Advocacy Issues « Oconnellpadd13's Blog

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Deaforward Advocacy Issues « Oconnellpadd13's Blog: "''“Many Deaf people live in areas of social exclusion, poverty and most of them are oppressed by society.”HOW VERY TRUE?''"

Friday, May 20, 2011

Friday, April 29, 2011

Irish News, June 15, 1998

Irish News, June 15, 1998: "Neither the Department of Justice nor Deputy O'Keeffe would support a system similar to that in Britain where police must notify their superiors if they are purchasing property, moving residence or living with other people."?

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Public Inquiry · Captured Irish media: They just don’t get it

Public Inquiry · Captured Irish media: They just don’t get it: "It is our corrupt political system that is directly responsible for the immense suffering and misery inflicted on the Irish people, for the return of mass immigration, for the imposition of severe poverty on this and many generations to come, for the shaming of the nation on the world stage and not least for the many, who in absolute despair, could not deal with the catastrophe and decided to end it all."?

Thursday, February 17, 2011

A crisis in the prison system - The Irish Times - Wed, Feb 16, 2011

A crisis in the prison system - The Irish Times - Wed, Feb 16, 2011: "The results of this dysfunction are to be seen in the inappropriate imprisonment of people with mental illness, the inhumane imprisonment of the chronically ill, the unacceptable detention of children, the lack of sentence planning, the holding of non-Irish nationals awaiting deportation, and the dismantling of family life."?

Ned O'Keefe says army coup is a real possibility - Political World Irish Political Forums & International Political Forums

Ned O'Keefe says army coup is a real possibility - Political World Irish Political Forums & International Political Forums: "In 1995, he called for the film ‘Babe’ to be banned because it could harm Christmas ham sales.'"?AND TURKEYS WILL BE ALLOWED VOTE FOR XMAS?

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Dublin: Allegations Of ‘Corrupt Gardai’ Involved In Cover-Up Of Drug-Taking By Rich People To Be Investigated By Gardai: UPDATED « Citizen's Free Press Ireland: News Line

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Dublin: Allegations Of ‘Corrupt Gardai’ Involved In Cover-Up Of Drug-Taking By Rich People To Be Investigated By Gardai: UPDATED « Citizen's Free Press Ireland: News Line: "Dublin: Allegations Of ‘Corrupt Gardai’ Involved In Cover-Up Of Drug-Taking By Rich People To Be Investigated By Gardai: UPDATED'?"AND PIGS WILL FLY?

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Padd O'connell

Padd O'connell: "I hope every politictian and their canvassers who call to peoples doors in the 2011 election are made aware of the criminal neglect by the state and society as a whole in the tragic unncessary death of a young mother Rachel Peavoy"?

Friday, February 11, 2011

Wearing Somebody Else's Shoes

Wearing Somebody Else's Shoes: "They always say that you can't judge someone until you've 'walked a mile in their shoes'!! It gives you empathy and appreciation for what that person deals with. How very true this is, let me tell you why."?

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: east.wood: Manifesto

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: east.wood: Manifesto: "'White-Collar Crime and Abuse of Public Office: Those involved in these types of activities should be treated with the full rigor of the law as applied to normal citizens. Current Government members have totally failed in their responsibility to respect taxpayers incomes, operating under the illusion that they were entitled to use and abuse tax revenues as they saw fit. These kinds of offences should be exposed and publicised, prosecutions initiated and punishable by jail, fines or a combination of both.'?THE REASONS PROJECT?"
 
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