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Thursday, December 13, 2012

Media coverage of IBRC criticised - The Irish Times - Wed, Dec 12, 2012

Media coverage of IBRC criticised - The Irish Times - Wed, Dec 12, 2012: "“Essentially, the positive message of Neil’s future contribution to the bank was tarnished due to misplaced media commentary,” he wrote, adding that chief executive Mike Aynsley had counteracted the “inaccurate reportage” to staff."?

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Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Public Inquiry · Penalty points scandal: Only one certainty; nobody will be held to account

Public Inquiry · Penalty points scandal: Only one certainty; nobody will be held to account: "And because Ireland is an intrinsically corrupt state we can say with absolute certainty, and well before any investigation reaches a conclusion, that nobody will be charged, nobody will be held accountable.

We are already seeing the standard state response to such scandals.

Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan:

We’ve proved over the years that we’re well capable of investigating ourselves."?

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Public Inquiry · Penalty points allegations whittled down from 90,000 to zero?

Public Inquiry · Penalty points allegations whittled down from 90,000 to zero?: "Now who could blame our hard working commissioner if he threw the lot in a bin and got on with real police work like keeping the Mahon and Moriarty Tribunal Reports warm under his arse."?THE NAMES OF THE GARDI INVOLVED?

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Friday, December 7, 2012

ENCOURAGECHANGE.

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: """Mr.Dillon made a lot of suggestions in his article which i repeat here.there should be as wide a spectrum of organisations and interests as possible,not just lawyers prison staff police ,but social workers prisoners rights organisations drug addicts anyone at all who has experience of the problems but also a persons point of view.all the dimensions of the causes and cures needs to be brought into the open.(now heres the serious bit)The "fact" that powerful forces intimately concerned with these problems do not at all want any general discussion of these issues,as any such discussion would inevitably focus on their inadequacies."?AS IT HAS DONE IN THE BANKING CRISIS?"""

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ENCOURAGECHANGE.

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: """Professor Dillon belongs to a family which over generations has contributed much to Irish public life and education. His father Myles Dillon was a renowned Celtic scholar. His uncle, James Dillon, was the popular and colourful politician, leader of Fine Gael and Minister for Agriculture. His grandfather was the famous Roscommon land reform "agitator", John Dillon, MP and last leader of the Irish Parliamentary Party."?""

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Judges collect huge pensions after taking large golden handshakes - National News - Independent.ie

Judges collect huge pensions after taking large golden handshakes - National News - Independent.ie: "Seven judges who retired in the past five years are on whopping pensions of over €100,000.

And they left the public service on golden handshakes of anything up to €400,000"?

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Press Releases, Houses of the Oireachtas

Press Releases, Houses of the Oireachtas: "This programme uncovered that €81 million has been spent on the project to date, including €29 million on consultants, with 95% of this spending being carried by the taxpayer."?

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Audit in to Poolbeg incinerator | EoghanMurphy.ie

Audit in to Poolbeg incinerator | EoghanMurphy.ie: "The audit came to some serious conclusions regarding the financial management and the governance of the project since its inception – basically, it has been weak to non existent."?

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Thursday, December 6, 2012

Landmark USA whistleblower law passed by Senate | FAIR

Landmark USA whistleblower law passed by Senate | FAIR: "The Government Accountability Project (GAP) hailed today's Senate passage of S. 743, the Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act (WPEA), by unanimous consent. The legislation would provide millions of federal workers with the rights they need to safely report government corruption and wrongdoing."?

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Russian farmer fights corruption | FAIR

Russian farmer fights corruption | FAIR: "When Eduard Mochalov tried to have the people who stole his cattle and pig farm brought to justice, he spent eight months in jail on charges he says were cooked up. He appealed to Vladimir Putin and even set himself on fire outside the Kremlin in protest, but still couldn't draw attention to his cause as his farm slowly fell into disrepair.

Now, Mochalov has found a new life as a crusading journalist investigating corruption in his native region, fuelled by tips from disgruntled businessmen and government workers."?

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China's toxic milk whistleblower murdered | FAIR

China's toxic milk whistleblower murdered | FAIR: "The man who first alerted authorities about melamine-tainted milk powder in mainland dairy companies has died, barely two weeks after he was attacked by unidentified men in Xi'an city. Jiang Weisuo, 44, was an operator of a dairy company in Shaanxi province. He was assaulted on November 2 after attending a company meeting.

A suspect has been detained, but the motive of the attack remains unclear, mainland media said. Unconfirmed reports claimed Jiang had been fatally injured by paid killers."?

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‘Unexplained’ death of Russian whistleblower in UK | FAIR

‘Unexplained’ death of Russian whistleblower in UK | FAIR: "A Russian businessman helping Swiss prosecutors uncover a powerful fraud syndicate has died in unexplained circumstances near his mansion in Britain, in a chilling twist to a Russian mafia scandal that has strained Moscow’s ties with the West.

Alexander Perepilichny, 44, sought refuge in Britain three years ago and had been helping a Swiss investigation into a Russian money-laundering scheme by providing evidence against corrupt officials, his colleagues and media reports said."?

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Protecting Whistleblowers at the UN | FAIR

Protecting Whistleblowers at the UN | FAIR: "The United Nations promotes the rule of law around the world, especially in its peacekeeping missions.

But while the UN advocates for frameworks through which people, institutions, and nations are held accountable under laws that meet human rights standards, a new study has found that it needs to do more to uphold the rule of law effectively within the organization itself.

A new report by the Government Accountability Project (GAP), a leading whistleblower protection organization, analyzed the impact of the UN internal justice system on accountability practices in the UN’s peacekeeping missions. The study identified fundamental shortcomings in the UN’s accountability mechanisms, based on a review of two years of judgments from the organization’s internal justice system and interviews with key UN personnel, attorneys, and whistleblowers from eight different peacekeeping missions."?

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Informant was key to charges in CRA corruption case | FAIR

Informant was key to charges in CRA corruption case | FAIR: "A former official of the Canada Revenue Agency has become an RCMP informant, helping the Mounties go after an alleged network of corruption and fraud that has engulfed the tax-collection agency, sources say.

The RCMP has used the informant to collect information on officials at the CRA who have been accused of corruption and business people who are alleged to have offered them bribes to reduce their tax bills. The informant has worn a hidden microphone at times to obtain confessions from former colleagues and people alleged to have made kickbacks to CRA officials."?

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President signs whistleblower bill for US workers | FAIR

President signs whistleblower bill for US workers | FAIR: "President Barack Obama signed legislation Tuesday that affords greater protection to federal employees who expose fraud, waste and abuse in government operations."?

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Taxpayers across Canada funded projects cited for corruption | FAIR

Taxpayers across Canada funded projects cited for corruption | FAIR: "A search through public contracts tabled at the province's corruption inquiry has revealed numerous cases where federal money went to projects whose price tag was, according to witness testimony, inflated by scams."?SOUND FAMILIAR?

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Allan Cutler after Adscam: ‘It has gotten worse’ | FAIR

Allan Cutler after Adscam: ‘It has gotten worse’ | FAIR: "Years after a nondescript public servant wouldn’t play ball with institutional sleaze (and became a national hero in the process), Allan Cutler still has Canada on his mind. He is as troubled now as ever he was when Jean Chretien had his name embossed on golf balls to keep Quebec in Canada.

“I had hoped after Gomery that things would change. If anything, it has gotten worse. We have an epidemic of corruption at the federal level. Whistleblowers are even more unwelcome now than they were then.”"?

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What you didn't see in the media | FAIR

What you didn't see in the media | FAIR: "Some of the most interesting and important news never gets into the mainstream media, leaving citizens poorly informed regarding issues that affect their lives. This isn't immediately evident to most people, but it can become blindingly obvious when you are knowledgeable about a specific topic or situation."

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Thursday, November 15, 2012

Seanad exchanges over murder of Fr Niall Molloy in 1985 - RTÉ News

Seanad exchanges over murder of Fr Niall Molloy in 1985 - RTÉ News: "He called for the establishment of a public inquiry, saying there had been a conspiracy of silence and cover up involving "So-Called Pillars Of Society", including in politics"?

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Tuesday, November 13, 2012

WHAT IF?: Sprit2008’s Weblog › Create New Post — WordPress « Sprit2008′s Weblog

WHAT IF?: Sprit2008’s Weblog › Create New Post — WordPress « Sprit2008′s Weblog: ""Patrick Connell married Ellen Nelson On The 4th June 1893 In Saint Mary Pro Cathedral, They Lived At The Time In No 5 Gardiner St.Patrick’s Parents Name Were Thomas And Mary Connell Nee McKenna .Ellens Parents Name Were William And Mary Nelson Nee Flood.Their Witness Were Daniel Mc Cabe And Alice Mc Caloe.So The Connell DNA Make Up Has The following Names In Their Blood,1900sJohn And Susan Hand Nee Cox,1911 John And Christina Lee Nee Keegan.Hand’s,Connell,Lee,Nelson,McKenna,Flood,Cox.I Was Quite Surprised To Discover I Have Some Northside Blood In Me.Im Still Searching In Order To Give Those Who Have Left This Earth Some Token Of Recognition And Respect.""

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Thursday, November 8, 2012

Public Inquiry · Minister for Justice, Alan Shatter, defends abuse of power by Government?

Public Inquiry · Minister for Justice, Alan Shatter, defends abuse of power by Government?: "Of course, such trivialities as obeying the law or respecting the Constitution has never prevented Irish politicians from doing exactly as they think fit."?

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Lowry forced to declare UK land after complaints | Irish Examiner

Lowry forced to declare UK land after complaints | Irish Examiner: "It also said the clerk of the Dáil had received 83 complaints from the public calling for a probe into the Tipperary North TD’s assets. The Wigan property, which was the centre of blackmail allegations investigated by the Moriarty Tribunal, has twice been considered for lucrative rezoning options in the last year[/url]. "?

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Friday, November 2, 2012

Public Inquiry · Economist frightened and surprised by banks behaviour

Public Inquiry · Economist frightened and surprised by banks behaviour: "Bankers have been giving the two fingers to politicians and by extension to the people of Ireland for decades with no fear whatsoever that they will be brought to account."?

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Thursday, November 1, 2012

ENCOURAGECHANGE.

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: ""Patrick Connell married Ellen Nelson On The 4th June 1893 In Saint Mary Pro Cathedral, They Lived At The Time In No 5 Gardiner St.Patrick’s Parents Name Were Thomas And Mary Connell Nee McKenna .Ellens Parents Name Were William And Mary Nelson Nee Flood"?"

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Public Inquiry · Pat Rabbitte: The banker’s defender

Public Inquiry · Pat Rabbitte: The banker’s defender: "Ah, god be with the days when Rabbitte was a socialist, a man who stood with the ordinary man and woman in the street, or at least pretended to."?

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Public Inquiry · When should the Gardai be called in – Well, it depends: "Take, for example, the thirty-seven pieces of state-owned art that recently went missing from Leinster House.

The Gardai were not called in and are, apparently, not interested."?

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Friday, October 19, 2012

HMIC » #017/2012 – A major step forward for children’s inspections

HMIC » #017/2012 – A major step forward for children’s inspections: "Radical proposals for a new approach to the inspection of child protection services are being published today. Ofsted, the Care Quality Commission, Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary, Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Probation, Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Prisons and where necessary Her Majesty’s Crown Prosecution Service Inspectorate will work together from 2013 to carry out no-notice inspections of multi-agency arrangements for the protection of children."?

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Whistleblower charity kicked off whistleblower watchdog committee for representing the views of whistleblowers – other groups call for immediate reinstatement | Democracy Watch

Whistleblower charity kicked off whistleblower watchdog committee for representing the views of whistleblowers – other groups call for immediate reinstatement | Democracy Watch: "Whistleblower charity kicked off whistleblower watchdog committee for representing the views of whistleblowers – other groups call for immediate reinstatement"?

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Federal judge slams shoddy probe into whistleblower complaints

Federal judge slams shoddy probe into whistleblower complaints: "“I am satisfied that in this case, the investigator failed to investigate obviously crucial evidence,”"?

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Ian O Donnell

Peter Mc Verry

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Thursday, October 18, 2012

Leading Human Rights Lawyers – Taylor & Kelly »

Leading Human Rights Lawyers – Taylor & Kelly »: "Taylor & Kelly is one of the country’s top human rights law firms.  Based in Coatbridge, we have represented clients from all over Scotland and even further afield.  Our main goal is to vindicate the rights of those long overlooked and often marginalised before the Courts in Scotland.  We fight for those who many people view as undeserving.  Many however have for too long been excluded from litigating to affirm their rights"?

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ENCOURAGECHANGE.

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: """We are not childcare workers. People have to remember that many of these guys are not your typical 17-year-old and have more life experience under their belt than you and I ever will.""?IM SURE THIS STATMENT SAYS IT ALL,I WISH TO CALL ON ALL THOSE "ALLEGED"TO BE CONCERNED ABOUT JUVENILES WELLBEING IN SAINT PATRICKS INSTITUTION TO CALL ON THE MINISTER FOR JUSTICE TO RELEASE THE FILES IN RELATION TO JUVENILES THAT WERE IMPRISONED IN PORTLAOISE IN THE 1960s.THIS WILL SHOW YOU HOW MUCH LIFE EXPERIENCE KIDS FROM A WORKING-CLASS BACKGROUND GOT IN THE 1940s,50s,60s,70s,80s, 90s,2000.OR GO TO THE SITE PUBLIC INQUIRY(PADDOCONNELL)."

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Wednesday, October 17, 2012

ENCOURAGECHANGE.

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: ""Ms Logan also said she was patronised and made fun of by prison officers when she inspected the institution last year.

"Effectively, if you have young people who have been in contact with the law, we are not expected to believe what they are saying," she told RTÉ.

Ms Logan noted that Department of Justice officials, up to the secretary general, told a United Nations committee the issues were about children's perception, not human rights abuse."?"

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ENCOURAGECHANGE.

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: ""Ms Logan also said she was patronised and made fun of by prison officers when she inspected the institution last year.

"Effectively, if you have young people who have been in contact with the law, we are not expected to believe what they are saying," she told RTÉ.

Ms Logan noted that Department of Justice officials, up to the secretary general, told a United Nations committee the issues were about children's perception, not human rights abuse."?"

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Sunday, October 14, 2012

ANO ANG?

ANO ANG?: """ Ang Untouchables '(2012) sa pamamagitan ng Shane Ross & Nick Webb kumikinang ng liwanag sa madilim na sulok ng Opisyal Ireland upang ipakita na ang mapanirang kultura ng cronyism na afflicts kaya magkano ng Irish buhay pa rin ang buhay at kicking. Ross at Webb siyasatin ang mga workings ng lobbyists; "hukuman appointment"; firm na batas at marami pang iba sa isang kagulat-gulat na sakdal ng modernong Ireland. "?"

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Friday, October 12, 2012

"ENCOURAGECHANGE"paddoconnell8@gmail.com: PADDYWANTSTOKNOW?: There needs to be a public inquiry into the events that led to the EU/IMF bailout. | Machholz's Blog

"ENCOURAGECHANGE"paddoconnell8@gmail.com: PADDYWANTSTOKNOW?: There needs to be a public inquiry into the events that led to the EU/IMF bailout. | Machholz's Blog: "Ms Burton says all those who sat around the Cabinet table of the last government need to come before a Dáil inquiry to answer questions about what happened.?"

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ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Search for inequality in our courts of law (KildareStreet.com)

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Search for inequality in our courts of law (KildareStreet.com): ""Interaction with these families is the means by which we can affirm to young people in difficulty that they have their own importance and worth. Many of those who end up in trouble cannot read, write or communicate properly. These are the young people who never received support in their family homes. It is possible to identify the children and families at risk at primary school level."???????"

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Wednesday, October 10, 2012

ENCOURAGECHANGE.

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: ""Care After Prison (CAP) is an information, referral and support service open to people who have left prison and their families living in Dublin. The service offers ex-prisoners a safe environment where they identify areas of need within there lives where they need support to continue with their goal of leading free lives.

CAP is open to both male and female ex-prisoners of any age."?"

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Monday, October 8, 2012

ENCOURAGECHANGE.

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: ""Yes, by the time of the moment of birth your body and "SOUL" had been impregnated by energies from the outside world for a full nine months. Once born and separated from your mother you became an individual being."?"

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Saturday, October 6, 2012

Thursday, October 4, 2012

ENCOURAGECHANGE.

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: "The Cybercrime Prevention Act, which just came into effect, is so broad and loophole-ridden that a wide range of online activity could be considered libelous. Even if you don't write the material, just sharing it with someone online could land you in prison."?

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Monday, October 1, 2012

Calling all police officers on duty at Hillsborough on 15.04.1989 « Hillsborough

Calling all police officers on duty at Hillsborough on 15.04.1989 « Hillsborough: "There were a great many junior officers on duty that day that did a fantastic job, without senior supervision, to try and help those who were trapped and dying in the Leppings Lane terraces.

Recent documentaries, in the light of the Hillsborough Independent Panel, have seen PC’s come forward and tell their side of the story.

It seems that no matter what depths senior officers were willing to sink, that there are a great number of more junior officers who were, honest, who tried their best and who were horrified at the way their statements were amended to remove any criticism of the police.

I would be forever grateful, if one such hero of the day would step forward and help me tell the story about the real truth of Hillsborough?"

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Wednesday, September 26, 2012

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 their 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."?"

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Garda Representative Association takes action over ban on lobbying - RTÉ News

Garda Representative Association takes action over ban on lobbying - RTÉ News: "The Garda Representative Association claims the directive, issued last June, is unlawful and goes beyond the powers of the Commissioner.
The association says the directive is in breach of the Garda Síochana Act of 2005, which gives gardaí the right to communicate with the GRA and for the GRA to represent their interests."?

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Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Monday, September 24, 2012

Simon Harris: Time to end catch-all pay agreements - Analysis, Opinion - Independent.ie

Simon Harris: Time to end catch-all pay agreements - Analysis, Opinion - Independent.ie: "In difficult and challenging economic times, the job of the Government and all of us involved in political life must be to protect the most economically vulnerable people -- regardless of whether they are public sector or private sector."?

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Dáil public accounts committee to examine public sector allowances

Dáil public accounts committee to examine public sector allowances: "Following a request by the Fine Gael TD and PAC member Eoghan Murphy, the committee will now scrutinise the allowances itself and has said it will call the heads of public bodies to explain allowances and their payment to staff."?

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Saturday, September 22, 2012

Public Inquiry · The curious case of Alibrandi’s bank accounts

Public Inquiry · The curious case of Alibrandi’s bank accounts: "So-called law enforcement authorities, who should have been doing what Department of Foreign Affairs personnel, were, "apparently doing", simply held their collective noses as they stepped over the rotten sewer."?

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Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Public Inquiry · Herr Waters suggests final solution for welfare recipients?

Public Inquiry · Herr Waters suggests final solution for welfare recipients?: And Waters is not just talking about the tiny minority of social welfare recipients who abuse the system, he’s talking about everybody including the vulnerable who, he suggests, should be strangled.?

Those ECB letters – The Story

Those ECB letters – The Story: In a matter that appears to have some similarity to the Irish letter, on July 19 2012 the European Ombudsman made a decision on a request by a Spanish lawyer in relation to a letter sent by the ECB to the Spanish government. The lawyer sought a copy of the letter because he wanted to know if the ECB had sought an amendment to the Spanish constitution. The lawyer was refused access by the Ombudsman, “however, with the consent of the ECB President, he confirmed to the complainant that the letter did not suggest any amendments to the Spanish Constitution. The lawyer was satisfied with this outcome”.?

Thursday, August 30, 2012

WOMAN CLAIMS DONEGAL GARDAI IMPRISONED AND ASSAULTED HER AUTISTIC NEPHEW | Donegal Daily

WOMAN CLAIMS DONEGAL GARDAI IMPRISONED AND ASSAULTED HER AUTISTIC NEPHEW | Donegal Daily: The court heard his mother frantically searched for him and was shocked to find him detained at a garda station under the Mental Health Act where Gardaí refused to immediately release him.
It is claimed the Garda Ombudsman has received no response to a complaint lodged by his mother 18 months ago.?

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

New plan needed for North Inner City - Costello » Joe Costello TD » The Labour Party

New plan needed for North Inner City - Costello » Joe Costello TD » The Labour Party: "The North City Centre has been black spot since the foundation of the State and it is imperative that we as Government now break this cycle of poverty and deprivation?AND PIGS WILL FLY?

Friday, August 10, 2012

Inquiry severely critical of McManus/Brosnan hospital company

Inquiry severely critical of McManus/Brosnan hospital company: A PRIVATE hospital, owned by Irish investors including J.P.McManus, Denis Brosnan, Dermot Desmond and John Magnier, where vulnerable patients were allegedly encouraged to commit suicide, “failed to address corporate responsibility’ an inquiry has found.?

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

[Lunchtime Bite] Daughter awarded €375,000 for father’s sex abuse - Newstalk.ie

[Lunchtime Bite] Daughter awarded €375,000 for father’s sex abuse - Newstalk.ie: Gerard Smith – "tried to hide behind the Statute of Limitations"” he said.
“But he’s been flushed out of his last hiding place – the curtains have been drawn back, and her abuser stands exposed” he added.?

Monday, August 6, 2012

ENCOURAGECHANGE.

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: The judiciary consigned thousands of children to incarceration in institutions they knew were abusive without batting an eyelid or even consulting the Irish Constitution?

Friday, August 3, 2012

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Millennium Plot Memorial | ALONE

Millennium Plot Memorial | ALONE: Willie Bermingham was at a funeral in Glasnevin, in 1984, when he saw a wooden box on a wheelbarrow. When he enquired he was told it was the body of somebody who had nobody to bury them, bound for a ‘paupers grave’. This meant burial in an unmarked piece of ‘poor ground’ between the other graves. Poor ground was also used to inter victims of famine and disease epidemics and these burials were done under cover of darkness.
According to an ALONE Bulletin from that year, “Willie swore from then on that nobody in Dublin would ever be buried in an unmarked grave again.” ALONE began looking after these kinds of burials, either people who died without friends or family, or unidentified, or homeless people.?

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: A wonderfully intense study of fear - The Irish Times - Sat, Jul 24, 2010

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: A wonderfully intense study of fear - The Irish Times - Sat, Jul 24, 2010: "This is a study of fear; fear of death, of loss, of losing the freedom to act and most of all losing "The Right To Be Listened To""?

Gene Kerrigan: Radio is a Savage world -- now Anton must prove he's tuned in - Gene Kerrigan, Columnists - Independent.ie

Gene Kerrigan: Radio is a Savage world -- now Anton must prove he's tuned in - Gene Kerrigan, Columnists - Independent.ie: As O'Reilly arrives at RTE, he will be under the shelter of the RTE Authority, the chairman of which is Tom Savage, Anton's daddy. Tom is co-founder of the Communications Clinic, a PR firm. As is Anton's mammy, Terry Prone. Terry's CV says she "has advised nearly every Taoiseach since Jack Lynch. Her services have been retained by all of the major parties in the Dail", and she "provided consultancy to hundreds of the top companies in the country".?

Sprit2008′s Weblog

Sprit2008′s Weblog: I have always wondered why it was that those who worked the hardest all their lives could end up in a paupers grave?

Monday, July 30, 2012

Judge hits at colleague over priest killing case - National News - Independent.ie

Judge hits at colleague over priest killing case - National News - Independent.ie: He should never have said what he said to the jury.?

is it the case that some family units are more sacrosanct than others paddoconnell - Yahoo! Search Results

is it the case that some family units are more sacrosanct than others paddoconnell - Yahoo! Search Results: Is it the case that some family units are more sacrosanct than others under our irish constitution?2007?

Gene Kerrigan: Before a judge? Wear a pinstripe suit via @independent_ie

http://www.independent.ie/opinion/columnists/gene-kerrigan/gene-kerrigan-before-a-judge-wear-a-pinstripe-suit-3175292.html

Gene Kerrigan: Before a judge? Wear a pinstripe suit - Gene Kerrigan, Columnists - Independent.ie

Gene Kerrigan: Before a judge? Wear a pinstripe suit - Gene Kerrigan, Columnists - Independent.ie: By the way, would it be fair to expect the DPP to consider these matters, in reference to the law of perjury?)

Gene Kerrigan: Search for closure goes on three decades after priest's violent end - Gene Kerrigan, Columnists - Independent.ie

Gene Kerrigan: Search for closure goes on three decades after priest's violent end - Gene Kerrigan, Columnists - Independent.ie: The parish priest awoke the local garda sergeant, after 3am. "There's a priest dead in the bedroom at Kilcoursey House", Fr Deignan said. He added that this was a terrible scandal in the parish, was there any way it could be covered up? There'd have to be an inquiry, the sergeant said.?

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Memories of life in Mountjoy Prison.

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Memories of life in Mountjoy Prison.: "'The Middle Classes Rarely(IF EVER) Found Themselves Exposed To Prison Life'?"

Public Inquiry · Sean Quinn joins Bertie Ahern in la la land

Public Inquiry · Sean Quinn joins Bertie Ahern in la la land: The other Sean Quinn sees himself as an innocent victim of Anglo’s evil activities and is appealing to the people, who are picking up his massive bill, for sympathy and support.?

Harte and Fr D'Arcy among crowd out in support of beleaguered family - National News - Independent.ie

Harte and Fr D'Arcy among crowd out in support of beleaguered family - National News - Independent.ie: "The main reason I'm here is because as "Christians" and good neighbours we have a right and a duty to stand by our families and neighbours when they are in trouble and nobody will take that away from us," he said.?RIGHT?

Sunday, July 29, 2012

The Irish Times - Sat, Jul 28, 2007 - Judgment reserved in Quinn Direct challenge

The Irish Times - Sat, Jul 28, 2007 - Judgment reserved in Quinn Direct challenge: Judgment reserved in Quinn Direct challenge
The High Court has reserved judgment on a challenge by insurance company Quinn Direct to the power of the Financial Services Ombudsman to direct it to refund certain charges imposed on customers over a six-year period.
Quinn Direct initiated the action over a decision by ombudsman Joe Meade to direct the company to return a €25 "administration charge" imposed on consumers who transferred motor insurance from one vehicle to another. Mr Meade directed that consumers who had paid such charges in the six years prior to his decision of April 2nd, 2007, should be refunded that money within three months.?

Elaine Byrne: Male, over 50, overpaid -- Official Ireland still rules - Analysis, Opinion - Independent.ie

Elaine Byrne: Male, over 50, overpaid -- Official Ireland still rules - Analysis, Opinion - Independent.ie: Official Ireland ostracised heroes like the social worker Frank Crummey, who confronted the abuse of children head on. Joe McAnthony, the Sunday Independent investigative journalist who first uncovered payments to politicians back in 1973, also suffered. A troublemaker whose persistence was rewarded with emigration.
"My life was pretty much over as a journalist. Everything I worked on was closed down," Joe said in an interview some years ago. "Nobody would hire me. I had four children. So we had to go. I was essentially expelled from Ireland."
That's what Official Ireland has done to individuals who have tried to speak the truth. To avoid rather than confront. The refusal to recognise the fundamental difference between right and wrong which poisons public life. Excuses are made for erroneous behaviour, often to protect a reputation.?

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Charges dispute minister accused - National News, Breaking News - Herald.ie

Charges dispute minister accused - National News, Breaking News - Herald.ie: Environment Minister Phil Hogan has been accused of "monumental hypocrisy" after it emerged he is in a dispute over management fees at his apartment in Portugal.
The minister, who has been heavily criticised for his handling of the controversial 100 euro household charge, is believed to owe about 4,000 euro in service charges at the property on the Algarve.?

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.?

Friday, July 20, 2012

Deputies wary of Higgins as they agreed it's not a holiday but a recess - The Irish Times - Fri, Jul 20, 2012

Deputies wary of Higgins as they agreed it's not a holiday but a recess - The Irish Times - Fri, Jul 20, 2012: There is no way we can reflect the views of the people in this House if we are not out among the people around the country.”?

Senator: New info links Lowry to club | Irish Examiner

Senator: New info links Lowry to club | Irish Examiner: Diarmuid Wilson used Seanad privilege yesterday to raise questions about the evidence of some of the tribunal witnesses.

In particular, he said he had information to suggest one TD attended "well in excess" of 50 meetings relating to the 1998 purchase of Doncaster Rovers football club in England.?

Tom Gilmartin: The people I was up against would do anything to wipe me out and they did. I can cope but my wife is now disabled | Mail Online

Tom Gilmartin: The people I was up against would do anything to wipe me out and they did. I can cope but my wife is now disabled | Mail Online: When he asked the Garda to investigate, it did nothing.?

ENCOURAGECHANGE.

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: All I can see is Mary O’Rourke, Nora Owen, Gay Byrne, Mícheál Ó Muircheartaigh, and now Mike Murphy, on every time I turn on my TV. Is there no end to them? Our young people are leaving the country in droves. ?

John Murphy
Liscarroll
Mallow

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Ridge quits FG over fall-out of Tribunal - News, Frontpage - Herald.ie

Ridge quits FG over fall-out of Tribunal - News, Frontpage - Herald.ie: The party's disciplinary committee found the Clondalkin politician's relationship with Dunlop "severely compromised her role as a public representative".?

BBC News - Bright pupils from poor backgrounds lag two years behind rich

BBC News - Bright pupils from poor backgrounds lag two years behind rich: He called for action to help clever children from poor homes succeed.?

How the US Government, Banks, Prison-Industrial Complex, Corrupt Officials, Businesses, Law Enforcement, Racists and the CIA Profit From Illegal Drugs

How the US Government, Banks, Prison-Industrial Complex, Corrupt Officials, Businesses, Law Enforcement, Racists and the CIA Profit From Illegal Drugs: It's taboo to go after the big banks," added Gaviria's co-researcher Daniel Mejía. "It's political suicide in this economic climate, because the amounts of money recycled are so high."?

Public Inquiry · E-Voting machines scrapped

Public Inquiry · E-Voting machines scrapped: So, €55 million down the drain on the e-voting machine scandal and those responsible have nothing to say.
Speaking from his art gallery in Florida former minister Martin Cullen said;
I had nothing to do with that. I don’t want to get into that.
Former minister Dempsey also refused to make comment saying he was now a private citizen.
Former Taoiseach Bertie Ahern also refused to answer any questions.
Three gombeens still as arrogant as ever.?

Public Inquiry · John Bruton: The financial crisis was caused by technology

Public Inquiry · John Bruton: The financial crisis was caused by technology: And here’s me thinking it was caused by the greed, corruption and criminality of politicians and bankers.?

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Public Inquiry · Wallace corruption confirms Ireland as an intrinsically corrupt state

Public Inquiry · Wallace corruption confirms Ireland as an intrinsically corrupt state: The current body politic, that introduced and allowed the disease to fester, is still in power and is still putting its own interests and the interests of its friends and supporters before the interests of the Irish people.?

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Rate-Your Solicitor website closed down - Indymedia Ireland

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Rate-Your Solicitor website closed down - Indymedia Ireland: "A special Committee of the Law Society has said it was utterly appalled at reports that some solicitors had double-charged for work done for victims of institutional abuse.?

Report into child deaths “harrowing” says Fitzgerald » Inside Ireland

Report into child deaths “harrowing” says Fitzgerald » Inside Ireland: Minister for Children Frances Fitzgerald described a new report into the deaths of children in care as “harrowing”?

Abuse survivor criticises papal envoy | Irish Examiner

Abuse survivor criticises papal envoy | Irish Examiner

Monday, June 11, 2012

Harvard-bound homeless grad 'overwhelmed' by ovation – This Just In - CNN.com Blogs

Harvard-bound homeless grad 'overwhelmed' by ovation – This Just In - CNN.com Blogs: Most rose in a standing ovation to honor the first person from Lawndale, North Carolina, to ever be accepted to Harvard.?AND I HOPE AND PRAY THAT MANY MORE FROM A SIMILAR BACK-GROUND FOLLOW IN HER FOOTSTEPS?

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

CONNECT TO MY ANGELS

CONNECT TO MY ANGELS: ""This was highlighted recently when Mr. Justice Peter Kelly was firmly and publicly rebuked by the DPP for having the temerity to challenge the ODCE’s handling of the ‘investigation’ into Anglo Irish Bank."?THE"REAL"REASONS PROJECT?"

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ENCOURAGECHANGE.

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: The Government has nominated barrister Colm MacEochaidh, a former Fine Gael election candidate, for appointment to the High Court.
Mr Mac Eochaidh ran unsuccessfully for the party in the 2002 Dáil and 2007 Seanad elections.

He was also one of the two men behind the placing of a newspaper advert in 1995 offering a £10,000 reward for information that led to a conviction or indictment for planning corruption.

The advert, and the information received, led to the establishment of the planning tribunal.

At its weekly meeting yesterday, the Cabinet decided to nominate Mr Mac Eochaidh to fill the vacancy on the High Court arising from the appointment of Mr Justice John MacMenamin to the Supreme Court.

The Government said the appointment followed receipt of a list of suitable candidates from the Judicial Appointments Advisory Board.?SINCE THE FOUNDATION OF THE REPUBLIC OF IRELAND STATE,HOW MANY JUDGE'S WERE APPOINTED FROM A WORKING-CLASS "DISADVANTAGED"BACKGROUND?OR WHERE COULD I FIND THE STATISTICS FOR SUCH APPOINTMENTS?

Children pay price in flats full of mould and damp - National News - Independent.ie

Children pay price in flats full of mould and damp - National News - Independent.ie: However, Rory Hearne, a group spokesman, said there was still a level of dissatisfaction among residents as out of 49 flats surveyed with mould just eight of those have so far been relocated by DCC.
Residents have also called on the Department of the Environment to honour its commitments to regenerate the area.
- Louise Hogan

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Nine out of 10 children in damp Dublin housing complex have missed school due to sickness - National News - Independent.ie

Nine out of 10 children in damp Dublin housing complex have missed school due to sickness - National News - Independent.ie: A survey of living conditions in Dolphin House, Dublin, found more than half the residents have suffered respiratory problems, stomach upsets or nausea - all of which have been linked to the poor conditions in the flats.
The complex is owned by Dublin City Council.?

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

ENCOURAGECHANGE.

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: It is not often that one finds smoking gun reports which refute all claims, such as those by EuroStat and Angela Merkel, in which the offended parties plead ignorance of the fiscal inferno raging around them, kindled by Lies, Deceit, and blatant mutually-endorsed Fraud, and instead, now facing themselves in the spotlight of public fury, put the blame solely on related party participants, such as, in a recent case, Greece and Goldman Sachs.?TURNING A BLIND EYE BY SO-CALLED RESPECTED LEADERS OF EUROPE?AND NOW THEY ON THEIR INFLATED WAGES AND PENSIONS WANT ORDINARY CITIZENS OF EUROPE TO PAY FOR "THEIR"MISTAKES?

PADDYWANTSTOKNOW?: ENCOURAGECHANGE.

PADDYWANTSTOKNOW?: ENCOURAGECHANGE.: TO QUOTE EAMONN GILMORE"SOON TD'S WOULD HAVE TO GO AROUND COVERED WITH A CLOAK TO AVOID MEETING"CERTAIN"PEOPLE.UNQUOTE.SO READING TODAYS SUNDAY WORLD 15/5/2012,page 4,IN RELATION TO MS.BUCKLEY IT WOULD APPEAR BECAUSE OF THE WORK SHE DOES THE"CLOAK"MIGHT NOT BE A BAD IDEA,EVEN THOUGH MS.BUCKELY HAS NEVER BEEN MENTIONED IN ANY OF THE TRIBUNALS IMPOSED ON THE CITIZENS OF IRELAND BY THE SO-CALLED RULING ELITE.?CRIME AND ITS "TRUE"CAUSES?

Public Inquiry · Another question for the Data Commissioner

Public Inquiry · Another question for the Data Commissioner: In other words, the facility acts as a protection for politicians and, I presume, the Data Commissioner, so that they can serve the public interest by making pubic, information which could not otherwise be made available outside of absolute privilege.?

Monday, May 21, 2012

CONNECT TO MY ANGELS

CONNECT TO MY ANGELS: Sacerdotal privilege is and was recognised as part of our domestic Constitutional law, ie a “rule of law” as far back as 1945 in a case titled Cook V. Carroll. I am unable, at present, to provide an open source access to it, so you will have to trust me on that particular issue. It’s not controversial anyway. Now, one argument made is that Judgment was given when the special position of the Catholic church was recognised constitutionally and, since it’s removal, the Judgment is no longer of such strength in terms of jurisprudence. However, the Supreme Court has held that that particular, now removed, provision of the Constitution had never any Constitutional effect. Johnston v Church of Scientology [2001] 1 IR 682 at 687, refers.?TO QUOTE SOLICITOR RICHARD KENNEDY"LEGISLATION WHICH IS UNENFORCEABLE IS BAD LEGISLATION,AND APART FROM THE"FACT"THAT IT FAILS TO ACHIEVE ITS PURPOSE,IT DIMINISHES CONFIDENCE AND RESPECT FOR THE LEGAL SYSTEM?

Saturday, May 19, 2012

EUROPA - Press Releases - TREATY ESTABLISHING THE EUROPEAN STABILITY MECHANISM (ESM)

EUROPA - Press Releases - TREATY ESTABLISHING THE EUROPEAN STABILITY MECHANISM (ESM): Immunities of persons
1. In the interest of the ESM, the Chairperson of the Board of Governors, Governors, alternate Governors, Directors, alternate Directors, as well as the Managing Director and other staff members "shall be immune from legal proceedings with respect to acts performed by them in their official capacity" and shall enjoy inviolability in respect of their official papers and documents.
2. The Board of Governors may waive to such extent and upon such conditions as it determines any of the immunities conferred under this Article in respect of the Chairperson of the Board of Governors, a Governor, an alternate Governor, a Director, an alternate Director or the Managing Director.
3. The Managing Director may waive any such immunity in respect of any member of the staff of the ESM other than himself or herself.
4. Each ESM Member shall promptly take the action necessary for the purposes of giving effect to this Article in the terms of its own law and shall inform the ESM accordingly.?

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Minister in EU treaty poll blunder - National - Limerick Leader

Minister in EU treaty poll blunder - National - Limerick Leader: "Jobs Minister Richard Bruton said he made a mistake when claiming the Government could hold another referendum, should the deal be defeated in the May 31 public vote."?

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Padd O'connell (encouragechange) - Digg

PaddO'Connell (encouragechange) - Digg:

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Michael D Higgins attends 1916 Rising commemoration at Arbour Hill - RTÉ News

Michael D Higgins attends 1916 Rising commemoration at Arbour Hill - RTÉ News: In his sermon, the Bishop of Ferns Dr Denis Brennan said he hoped a renewal of the national spirit would follow from the "current changes in society".?
He said some of the changes, including the economic downturn, cause pain and confusion but he prayed that in its own time a new age of creativity would be released.?

Friday, May 11, 2012

ENCOURAGECHANGE.

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Not merely that but I am dealing with applicants who quite apart from having disabilities which place them at risk also have a legal disability in that they cannot assert their own constitutional rights, this has to be done on their behalf either by a next friend or a guardian ad litem.?

ENCOURAGECHANGE.

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: 1 I.R. 409 held that a child has a constitutional right to be fed and to live, to be reared and educated and to have the opportunity of working and realising his or her "Full Potential" and dignity as a human being and that those rights "MUST" be protected and vindicated by the State.?

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

"ENCOURAGECHANGE"paddoconnell8@gmail.com

http://encouragechange.blogspot.com/: Former Education Ministers 'not made aware' of abuse
In sept 1993 two boys were said to have,made, allegations against a school worker in st josephss school for deaf boys cabra,?

ENCOURAGECHANGE.

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: McCabe had told the boy’s parents that the victim had misbehaved at school and the teenager’s father did not believe him when he later told him that McCabe had abused him.?

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

ENCOURAGECHANGE.

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: The public has a right to know the identity of its employees - politicians, political staff, appointees or public servants - who break the rules, and so all the good government watchdog agencies must be required by law to identify exactly which person broke which rule in each situation.?

Canada’s integrity commissioner: in full pursuit of the inconsequential | FAIR

Canada’s integrity commissioner: in full pursuit of the inconsequential | FAIR: This is the story of how Canadian authorities suck up to a powerful industry that has a track record of bad behaviour, how public servants who get in the way are punished, and how the watchdog that’s supposed to investigate suspected wrongdoing is turning a blind eye.?SOUNDS A BIT IRISH TO ME?

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Protection of sources now has courts' imprimatur - The Irish Times - Mon, Feb 15, 2010

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Protection of sources now has courts' imprimatur - The Irish Times - Mon, Feb 15, 2010: "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"?

Public Inquiry · Éamon Ó Cuív: Standing by long established Fianna Fail hypocrisy

Public Inquiry · Éamon Ó Cuív: Standing by long established Fianna Fail hypocrisy: Abandon my principles, act in my own interests, do what I’m told and shut my mouth.?

My Fiscal Compact Woes

My Fiscal Compact Woes: We need to examine it carefully and choose a course that will serve the interests of the common good and the plain people of Ireland and not the banks and powerful financial lobbies of Europe.?

Monday, May 7, 2012

CONNECT TO MY ANGELS

CONNECT TO MY ANGELS: "The IT is not immune to the Garda “flow of information” that so heavily informs tabloid newspapers’ coverage of crime. Just one of the scandalous examples recounted in the DPP document refers to the Gardaí’s delivery of hash to a potential witness,Martin Graham, against Bailey.But another potential witness was also involved in drugs – to a far greater extent than Graham– in the West Cork area and was also presented by the IT as a key witness against Bailey"?

Public Inquiry · Be very afraid

Public Inquiry · Be very afraid: CRIMINALS ARE NOT BORN THEY ARE CREATED,SO BISHOP MARTIN SHOULD NOT WAIT ON FIGURE HEADS TO GIVE HIM THE GO AHEAD FOR A NATIONAL SUMMIT ON CRIME?

BBC News - Dublin archbishop in Brendan Smyth inquiry call

BBC News - Dublin archbishop in Brendan Smyth inquiry call: It would be in the public interest that the full story came out, "not bits and pieces", he told RTE Radio 1 on Sunday.?

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Obama again talks up hope and change

Obama again talks up hope and change: You tell them it's still about change."?

Shatter accuses Palestine group of cyberbullying - National News - Independent.ie

Shatter accuses Palestine group of cyberbullying - National News - Independent.ie: Ms Jordan wrote on the band's Facebook page: "In hindsight, it was very naive of me to think our motives would not be misunderstood and misrepresented."?

The Associated Press: Armenia's parliamentary vote a test for Sarkisian

The Associated Press: Armenia's parliamentary vote a test for Sarkisian: International observers from the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe said the Armenian government has taken steps in recent years to foster free and fair elections, including changes to electoral laws and the introduction of a new online election monitoring program.?

ENCOURAGECHANGE.

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Just as in those countries, visceral indignation with joblessness and an "arrogant political establishment" is expected to benefit nationalist parties, including former allies of Serbian strongman Slobodan Milosevic, the former Yugoslav president who plunged the country into war and more than two decades of international isolation.?

The Associated Press: Angry Greeks vote in key parliamentary election

The Associated Press: Angry Greeks vote in key parliamentary election: Public anger has been so high that politicians have been forced to maintain low-profile campaigns for fear of physical attacks on the streets in a country battered by business closures and hundreds of thousands of job losses.?

1,600 Palestinians on hunger strike and the world doesn¿t even bat an eyelid: Compelling eye witness dispatch from the Israeli internment jails threatening a new Arab Spring | Mail Online

1,600 Palestinians on hunger strike and the world doesn¿t even bat an eyelid: Compelling eye witness dispatch from the Israeli internment jails threatening a new Arab Spring | Mail Online: 'My detention has so far been renewed seven times and they still haven't charged me with anything,'?

Restoration of rights to Smyth beggars belief - The Irish Times - Sat, May 05, 2012

Restoration of rights to Smyth beggars belief - The Irish Times - Sat, May 05, 2012: Those faculties were removed following the inquiry conducted by then Fr Seán Brady, "Fr Francis Donnelly" and Fr Oliver McShane with 14-year-old Brendan Boland in Dundalk on March 29th, 1975. He told them of his abuse and that of five other young people by Smyth?

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Commission denies getting its facts wrong - The Irish Times - Sat, May 05, 2012

Commission denies getting its facts wrong - The Irish Times - Sat, May 05, 2012: In a letter to the chairman, Mr Justice Kevin Feeney, the Dublin MEP said the commission incorrectly suggested Ireland could not gain access to ESM funding if it voted against what he calls the “austerity treaty”.?

E-Health Insider :: iSoft plot 'uncovered by whistleblower'

E-Health Insider :: iSoft plot 'uncovered by whistleblower': A plot by former senior executives of iSoft to make millions by misleading the stock market was uncovered when an employee blew the whistle, a court has been told.?

CONNECT TO MY ANGELS

CONNECT TO MY ANGELS: Therefore, were Ireland to apply for a second bail-out prior to July 1st 2013, it would be granted if such an application were accompanied by a Memorandum of Understanding negotiated between Ireland, the EU and the IMF – similar to the first bail-out. This funding is "not" contingent upon the ratification of the Fiscal Treaty.?

ENCOURAGECHANGE.

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: A disorderly Irish default would threaten the stability of the "European" banking system.?

Thursday, May 3, 2012

ENCOURAGECHANGE.

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: In an emotional interview on RTE’s Marian Finucane Show, Fr D’Arcy said that if there is secrecy, and no questioning mind within the Catholic Church, then no child will be protected.?

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

BBC News - New claims over Cardinal Brady's role in sex abuse inquiry

BBC News - New claims over Cardinal Brady's role in sex abuse inquiry: It found Cardinal Sean Brady had the names and addresses of those being abused by paedophile priest Brendan Smyth, but did not ensure their safety.?

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Minister Brian Lenihan Announces New Office of the Minister for Children - Historic Development Which Places Children at the Heart of Government

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Minister Brian Lenihan Announces New Office of the Minister for Children - Historic Development Which Places Children at the Heart of Government: "The Minister also confirmed that the Government has approved the appointment of Ms. Sylda Langford as Director General of the Office of the Minister for Children. Ms. Langford, who is currently Assistant Secretary with the Department of Justice, Equality and Law Reform, will transfer to the Department of Health and Children."?

ENCOURAGECHANGE.

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: But Monsignor Scicluna said he did not know whether that had become a widespread practice among local bishops. “I have no statistics to be able to answer that question,” he said Tuesday in an interview. “I know what we say, but whether they do it or not is another question.”?GOD HELP CHILDREN IF THIS IS THE "OFFICIAL"ATTITUDE?

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Public Inquiry · Garda Ombudsman: Rape threat, what rape threat?

Public Inquiry · Garda Ombudsman: Rape threat, what rape threat?: His departure is greeted with a huge sigh of relief by all those highly paid officials who labour day and night to maintain the farce of accountability in Ireland.?

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

ENCOURAGECHANGE.

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Every one of us is getting older, which is a natural process. Time is constantly moving on, second by second. Nothing can stop it, but what we can do is use our time properly; that is in our hands. Whether we believe in a spiritual tradition or not, we need to use our time meaningfully. If over days, weeks, months and years, we have used our time in a meaningful way – when our last day comes, we'll be happy, we'll have no regrets.

Sullivan: Ombudsman investigation 'about protecting Gardaí' | Irish Examiner

Sullivan: Ombudsman investigation 'about protecting Gardaí' | Irish Examiner: "We need a culture in Ireland where people - including whistleblowers within the Gardaí - can bring matters to public attention without fear.?

Monday, April 23, 2012

Sunday World Cover Story - Front Page News

Sunday World Cover Story - Front Page News: Shamed politician Michael Lowry tried to slap me as he refused to answer questions about a secret land deal. We reveal that the TD owes taxpayers more than €300,000 for the deal he failed to declare to the Dail. Mr Lowry (59) was given a €600,000 loan by Irish Nationwide Building Society in 2006 to purchase the land?

Anti-Euro Le Pen’s Record Vote to Weigh on French Election - Businessweek

Anti-Euro Le Pen’s Record Vote to Weigh on French Election - Businessweek: “The horrible stability pact condemns us to pay endlessly for the countries that are victim of the euro.”?

Union calls for no vote in treaty referendum | Irish Examiner

Union calls for no vote in treaty referendum | Irish Examiner: General secretary John Douglas said that a yes vote would "copper-fasten" austerity and could tip the country over into depression.?

AFP: Dutch PM to 'tender cabinet's resignation'

AFP: Dutch PM to 'tender cabinet's resignation': Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte is to tender his cabinet's resignation to Queen Beatrix after the collapse of talks on austerity measures,?

CONNECT TO MY ANGELS

CONNECT TO MY ANGELS: "These revelations are the strongest case to date as to why an inquiry into what went on is so desperately needed."?QUOTE MARY ELLEN SYNON(irish daily mail p12.23/4/2012)YOU HAVE TO ASK YOURSELF HOW"COURAGEOUS"DOES A CIVIL SERVANT HAVE TO BE ,INDEED IS SHE "ISOLATED"AT ALL,TO REPEAT WHAT INDEPENDENT ECONOMISTS AND JOURNALISTS WERE SAYING AT THE TIME?

Sunday, April 22, 2012

The “Great Vermont Uprising” Wins « CitizenVox

The “Great Vermont Uprising” Wins « CitizenVox: Vermont’s legislature has now become the third in the nation to approve a resolution demanding a constitutional amendment that ensures the rights of We the People.?

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: October 2010

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: October 2010: NO THE PEOPLE FAILING THESE CHILDREN ARE THOSE"ELITE"WHO MAKE AND PASS LEGISLATION?

Dáil Éireann - 30/Mar/2011 Moriarty Tribunal Report: Statements (Resumed)

Dáil Éireann - 30/Mar/2011 Moriarty Tribunal Report: Statements (Resumed): The tribunal’s terms of reference, as passed by resolutions of Dáil Éireann and Seanad Éireann on 11 September 1997 and 18 September 1997, respectively, provided that the tribunal was required to inquire urgently into and report to the Clerk of the Dáil and to make such findings and recommendations as it saw fit concerning the specific factual matters of urgent public importance relating to alleged payments to Charles J. Haughey and Michael Lowry. Although the terms of reference made no mention of the second GSM licence, after certain private investigations, the sole member determined to have public sittings concerning Deputy Lowry and the GSM competition.?

Shatter likens questions over Lowry meetings to 1950s McCarthyism · TheJournal.ie

Shatter likens questions over Lowry meetings to 1950s McCarthyism · TheJournal.ie: This, he said, is a “slippery slope” with “echoes of the discredited McCarthy era of the 1950s in US politics”.?

ireland.com - The Irish Times - SPECIAL

ireland.com - The Irish Times - SPECIAL: Inquiry into payments made
to Fine Gael Representatives?

Myanmar opposition postpones parliamentary debut over oath wording - latimes.com

Myanmar opposition postpones parliamentary debut over oath wording - latimes.com: The government, which is dominated by former military officials, has so far rejected the party’s request to change the oath’s wording from “safeguard” to “respect” the constitution.?

Friday, April 20, 2012

MEPs vote on social security - The Irish Times - Wed, Apr 18, 2012

MEPs vote on social security - The Irish Times - Wed, Apr 18, 2012: MEPs have voted to close a legal loophole that allows low-cost airlines such as Ryanair to avoid paying social security contributions in some of the countries in which they operate?

ENCOURAGECHANGE.

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Bipartisan Political Elite Implicated in For-Profit Education Fraud?

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Shocking Footage - Dublin Home Eviction - April 18th 2012 by Anglo Irish...

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Justine McCarthy - "Sharon Grace walked into a Wexford hospital in 2006. She asked for help. None was forthcoming. It was out-of-hours for the HSE"

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Justine McCarthy - "Sharon Grace walked into a Wexford hospital in 2006. She asked for help. None was forthcoming. It was out-of-hours for the HSE": "Throughout last October, November and most of December, children's minister Barry Andrews sat on two disturbing reports commissioned by the state which showed that our youngest citizens were in danger. And he sat, and he sat, and he sat."?WILL HE BE SITTING AFTER 25th, FEBRUARY?

Announcement on prison death investigations must be matched with adequate resources and legal powers | Irish Penal Reform Trust (IPRT)

Announcement on prison death investigations must be matched with adequate resources and legal powers | Irish Penal Reform Trust (IPRT): Announcement on prison death investigations must be matched with adequate resources and legal powers?

Garda Enda Clifford fined €900 for offences following fatal accident outside Limerick - RTÉ News

Garda Enda Clifford fined €900 for offences following fatal accident outside Limerick - RTÉ News: He was described in court as being a member of the Traffic Corps, but Henry Street Garda station has said he was never a member of the corps.?

How the Goldman Vampire Squid Just Captured Europe

How the Goldman Vampire Squid Just Captured Europe: By December 2011, European Central Bank President Mario Draghi, former vice president of Goldman Sachs Europe, was able to approve a 500 billion euro bailout for European banks without asking anyone's permission. And in January 2012, a permanent rescue funding program called the European Stability Mechanism (ESM) "was passed in the dead of night" with barely even a mention in the press. The ESM imposes an open-ended debt on EU member governments, putting taxpayers on the hook for whatever the ESM's eurocrat overseers demand.?

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Shatter hits back at Garda claims - National News, Breaking News - Independent.ie

Shatter hits back at Garda claims - National News, Breaking News - Independent.ie: Shatter hits back at Garda claims?

'Gentrified' Dunlop made better witness, court told - Courts, National News - Independent.ie

'Gentrified' Dunlop made better witness, court told - Courts, National News - Independent.ie: THE State deliberately waited for lobbyist Frank Dunlop to be sentenced for bribery so that he could be made to "look better" as a witness in the corruption trial of businessman Jim Kennedy, the Supreme Court heard yesterday.
This tactic was effectively the "gentrification" of Mr Dunlop "to make him a better looking prospect in front of a jury", according to Martin Hayden, lawyer for Mr Kennedy.?

Public Inquiry · Examining corruption in Ireland

Public Inquiry · Examining corruption in Ireland: A copy of the report was sent to the DPP, the Revenue Commissioners, the Garda Commissioner and to the Standards in Public Office Commission.?TOUGH ON THE "CAUSES"OF CRIME?

M.I.T. Game-Changer: Free Online Education For All - Forbes

M.I.T. Game-Changer: Free Online Education For All - Forbes: For Wall Street Occupiers or other decriers of the “social injustice” of college tuition, here’s a curveball bound to scramble your worldview: a totally free college education regardless of your academic performance or background.?

M.I.T. Game-Changer: Free Online Education For All - Forbes

M.I.T. Game-Changer: Free Online Education For All - Forbes: For Wall Street Occupiers or other decriers of the “social injustice” of college tuition, here’s a curveball bound to scramble your worldview: a totally free college education regardless of your academic performance or background.?