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Friday, February 24, 2012

Why the Banks Are Too Big to Jail | Truthout

Why the Banks Are Too Big to Jail Truthout: Even the terminology used to frame the discussion is wrong. Kelleher, an attorney with extensive experience in private practice and the public sector, tells it like it is: “‘robo-signing’ is massive, systematic, fraudulent, criminal conduct.” Alternatively, as he points out, we could just call it “lying, cheating, and stealing.”?

Many homeless women were abused - study - The Irish Times - Thu, Feb 23, 2012

Many homeless women were abused - study - The Irish Times - Thu, Feb 23, 2012: Researcher Paula Mayock found that early school-leavers and young girls brought up in poverty were also more likely to become homeless.?

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Constitution Halts Sheriff

The Irish Times - Readers Letters and Feedback

The Irish Times - Readers Letters and Feedback: We, 57 teachers and researchers from a wide range of Ireland’s third-level institutions, therefore call on the Government to immediately suspend these repayments so that Ireland is viewed as a challenging negotiator by the relevant parties, including the ECB, and to ensure that this unjust debt is written down. – Yours, etc,?

Sean Quinn wins right to challenge Irish bank action against him | Business | The Guardian

Sean Quinn wins right to challenge Irish bank action against him Business The Guardian: The court has now ruled that Patricia Quinn and the couple's five children are entitled to argue that the IBRC breached market abuse regulations and company legislation in its loans to the family.?

We should not stay silent over China | Irish Examiner

We should not stay silent over China Irish Examiner: The action of gardaí in tearing up Sinead’s placard with its "Free Tibet" slogan offers us a glimpse of what can happen when democracy and human rights are deemed expendable in the pursuit of political supremacy or alleged economic progress. This was a blatant denial of the right to free speech, of the freedom to engage in peaceful protest.?

We should not stay silent over China | Irish Examiner

We should not stay silent over China Irish Examiner: The action of gardaí in tearing up Sinead’s placard with its "Free Tibet" slogan offers us a glimpse of what can happen when democracy and human rights are deemed expendable in the pursuit of political supremacy or alleged economic progress. This was a blatant denial of the right to free speech, of the freedom to engage in peaceful protest.?

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Global Voices · About

Global Voices · About: Global Voices is a community of more than 500 bloggers and translators around the world who work together to bring you reports from blogs and citizen media everywhere, with emphasis on voices that are not ordinarily heard in international mainstream media.?

Rate-Your Solicitor website closed down - Indymedia Ireland

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.
In a lecture given to students in Cork, the Master of the High Court Edmund Honohan SC advocated independent regulation of the profession saying that no spinning by the Society could disguise the systemic failure of self-regulation. He said most solicitors must now realise they had been let down, not just by a few rogue negligent solicitors, but by the Law Society itself.
A website launched in February 2006 by the Victims of the Legal Profession, www.Rate-Your-Solicitor.com has become an increasingly popular place for people to vent their frustrations with solicitors.?

We're Still Sinking With The Titanic

We're Still Sinking With The Titanic: The real story of the RMS Titanic that goes "unmentioned" in Western public schools is, of course, one of extreme wealth inequality, class warfare and, ultimately, the complete and utter disdain that the richest people had for the lives of the poorest people in a time of crisis.?

EU treaty designed to avoid vote - German minister - The Irish Times - Thu, Feb 23, 2012

EU treaty designed to avoid vote - German minister - The Irish Times - Thu, Feb 23, 2012: GERMANY’S MINISTER for European Affairs has confirmed that European Union negotiators sought to design the euro zone fiscal compact in such a way to avoid a referendum in Ireland.?

Monday, February 20, 2012

Public Inquiry · Terry Prone sermon

Public Inquiry · Terry Prone sermon: Assuming that Ms Prone is actually aware of the deep hardships being suffered by the majority of citizens is it reasonable to conclude that her hardline views stem from someone who is well insulated against such hardships?

Bully For Them | Broadsheet.ie

Bully For Them Broadsheet.ie: Swept back under the carpet so as not to upset the interests of an all powerful corporate entity. It really is "profit before people" and a clear sign of who really controls the subject and tone of discourse in Ireland today. I cant help feeling every sound bite and speech Enda Kenny utters is filtered by this TCC having read of Terry Prone’s links to the government in this comment section?

Bully For Them | Broadsheet.ie

Bully For Them Broadsheet.ie: Distinguishing Fact and Comment
2.3 Readers are entitled to expect that the content of a publication reflects the best judgment of editors and writers and has not been "inappropriately influenced by undisclosed interests". Wherever relevant, any significant financial interest of an organization should be disclosed. Writers should disclose significant potential conflicts of interest to their editors.?

Spailpín

Spailpín: Writing a book is a horrible, exhausting struggle, like a long bout of some painful illness. One would never undertake such a thing if one were not driven on by some demon whom one can neither resist nor understand.?

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Public Inquiry · Is John Waters becoming an embarrassment to the Irish Times?

Public Inquiry · Is John Waters becoming an embarrassment to the Irish Times?: Shoot The Messenger?

Jody Corcoran: 'Frontline' and that bogus tweet: you can't defend the indefensible - Analysis, Opinion - Independent.ie

Jody Corcoran: 'Frontline' and that bogus tweet: you can't defend the indefensible - Analysis, Opinion - Independent.ie: His elaboration, basically, boils down to this: RTE is relying on the word of a convicted fuel smuggler to defend its broadcast of a bogus tweet which effectively dictated who would be the Head of State for the next seven years.?

UK professions dominated by the wealthy; Nepotism and networking restricts access to top jobs according to official report

UK professions dominated by the wealthy; Nepotism and networking restricts access to top jobs according to official report: UK Professions were urged on Tuesday to end the nepotism and networking, which restricts access to top jobs in professions such as the law, accountancy, media and the City, after an official report warned that the professional classes had become even more dominated by the wealthy in the past two decades.?

ENCOURAGECHANGE.

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: PROFESSOR JERUSHA McCORMACK ALSO SAID 'CHINA'S RECORD ON HUMAN RIGHTS IS GREATLY MISUNDERSTOOD?

Marc Coleman: Government for the elite, by the elite - Analysis, Opinion - Independent.ie

Marc Coleman: Government for the elite, by the elite - Analysis, Opinion - Independent.ie: Some advocates of a property tax even seem more interested in helping the squeezers than the squeezed.?

eamonn mac thomais the liberties part 4

Ruairi Quinn's mystery mystery ¿1,400 mileage claim: Minister says he drove 5,100kms but his diary shows only 1,000kms | Mail Online

Ruairi Quinn's mystery mystery ¿1,400 mileage claim: Minister says he drove 5,100kms but his diary shows only 1,000kms Mail Online: Speaking about the role of online and traditional media, he asked: 'If politicians are to be more frank with their admissions and their apologies, why not also the media?'He said the media's job was to hold the most powerful in society to account but said they must also 'accept an appropriate level of accountability themselves'.?

Saturday, February 18, 2012

ENCOURAGECHANGE.

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: It has taken 28 years but on Thursday Mr Justice Feargus Flood finally nailed Ray Burke. It's reassuring to know that sometimes, just sometimes, the truth will out.?

Friday, February 17, 2012

Wicklow council faces €3m land deal inquiry - The Irish Times - Thu, Feb 16, 2012

Wicklow council faces €3m land deal inquiry - The Irish Times - Thu, Feb 16, 2012: WICKLOW COUNTY Council agreed to pay €3 million for 3.5 acres of land it acquired by compulsory purchase order (CPO) despite being told by legal advisers an offer of less than half that “would represent reasonably good value”.?

Garda accused of theft sent forward for trial - The Irish Times - Thu, Feb 16, 2012

Garda accused of theft sent forward for trial - The Irish Times - Thu, Feb 16, 2012: A garda accused of stealing over €3,000 through false allowance claims, was yesterday sent forward for trial to Limerick Circuit Criminal Court.?

Bid by Anglo to jail Sean Quinn, his son and nephew for contempt of court is adjourned - Courts, National News - Independent.ie

Bid by Anglo to jail Sean Quinn, his son and nephew for contempt of court is adjourned - Courts, National News - Independent.ie: THE High Court has adjourned the contempt of court application against Seán Quinn, his son Seán Quinn Junior and his nephew Peter Quinn until March 22.?

German President Christian Wulff Resigns - WSJ.com

German President Christian Wulff Resigns - WSJ.com: German President Christian Wulff resigned on Friday, bowing to enormous pressure in the wake of a string of disclosures over his personal financial dealings and acceptance of financial favors from political backers that prompted prosecutors this week to seek to strip him of presidential immunity and open a criminal investigation?

Italian PM defends Greece remarks - The Irish Times - Wed, Feb 15, 2012

Italian PM defends remarks - The Irish Times - Wed, Feb 15, 2012: A country of “corruption, nepotism and tax evasion”.?IF THIS WAS A QUIZ IN A DUBLIN PUB,WHAT DO YOU THINK THE ANSWER WOULD BE?

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

The Mega-Rich Have Declared War Against Ordinary Americans | BuzzFlash.org

The Mega-Rich Have Declared War Against Ordinary Americans BuzzFlash.org: It is the Mega-Rich who have declared and are waging this war. To do so they have bought politicians from both political parties, in order to change laws and regulations, so that they are free to do as they wish. And what they wish is to make as much money as possible and to increase their power in every way possible, even when that means sending ordinary Americans into poverty, destroying the environment, and gutting democracy. They will stop at nothing, and they take no responsibility for the terrible consequences of their greed.?THE MARKETS?

The Globalization of Big-Brother Electronic Surveillance: Just Take a Look at Canada, Yes Canada | BuzzFlash.org

The Globalization of Big-Brother Electronic Surveillance: Just Take a Look at Canada, Yes Canada BuzzFlash.org: He questioned whether the government could be "trusted" with such "sweeping powers" and suggested they could be misused to intimidate Canadians gathering to protest issues such as a pipeline or pension cuts.?

Stop the Murder in Syria - The Petition Site

Stop the Murder in Syria - The Petition Site: If "Made in China" equates to allowing death squads kill more Syrians, then global citizens can put their strong global ethical convictions into play.?

Greek president attacks German minister's taunts

Greek president attacks German minister's taunts: "We always had the pride to defend not only our freedom, but also that of Europe," said Papoulias, a "former youth resistance fighter during Greece's wartime occupation by Nazi Germany" who later studied law in Munich and Cologne.?

Friday, February 10, 2012

Lowry loses High Court action - The Irish Times - Fri, Feb 10, 2012

Lowry loses High Court action - The Irish Times - Fri, Feb 10, 2012: Mr Smyth denied defamation and said he was referring to Mr Lowry being engaged in tax fraud and, inappropriately in the context of a senior politician such as Mr Lowry then was, having your bills picked up by a businessman.?

High Court seeks arrest of ex-Revenue tax inspector - The Irish Times - Fri, Feb 10, 2012

High Court seeks arrest of ex-Revenue tax inspector - The Irish Times - Fri, Feb 10, 2012: A HIGH Court judge has issued a warrant for the arrest of a former Revenue tax inspector after he failed to turn up in court hours after allegedly seeking urgently to transfer €451,282 to a Spanish bank account.?

Thursday, February 9, 2012

A failure to protect - The Irish Times - Fri, Feb 03, 2012

A failure to protect - The Irish Times - Fri, Feb 03, 2012: A REPORT by the Garda Inspectorate into consistent failures by members of the force to properly investigate, record and prosecute cases of child sex abuse makes for disturbing reading?

Public Inquiry · Witholding information to save embarrassment is always wrong

Public Inquiry · Witholding information to save embarrassment is always wrong: This is the standard response when serious failures are revealed within the Garda, the political system, the church or the financial sector.?

Monday, February 6, 2012

Angry Haughey hit out at garda chief - National News - Independent.ie

Angry Haughey hit out at garda chief - National News - Independent.ie: The then Justice Minister questioned whether there was not something "very defective" in the way large numbers of petty criminals were unidentified?THE MORAL OF THE STORY IS?

ENCOURAGECHANGE.

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Enda Kenny was at his colourful best in responding in the Dail to the 1994 changes. "All Irish people believe that a man's house is his castle. It is morally unjust and unfair to tax a person's home [This tax] reminds me of a vampire tax in that it drives a stake through the heart of home initiative, and sucks the life blood of people who want to own their own home."?

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Jeff Clements Discusses "Corporations Are Not People"

What can people do? | freespeechforpeople.org

What can people do? freespeechforpeople.org: Whenever the American people have realized that our democracy is threatened, and voting and elections are no longer fair, we have always amended the Constitution to fix it.?

Senators claim €1.65m expenses in just 8 months - News, Frontpage - Herald.ie

Senators claim €1.65m expenses in just 8 months - News, Frontpage - Herald.ie: As the furore over the scale of the Oireachtas gravy train continues, the spotlight has now shifted to those in the Upper House?

Eirheads

Eirheads: Has Tony Gregory represented a working-class constituency in the legislature of the land for 18 years without ever forming a view about the essential nature of the capitalist system?

Sligo Today News for Sligo County - Sligo 'secret' €2m profit deal before Court

Sligo Today News for Sligo County - Sligo 'secret' €2m profit deal before Court: Three businessmen, through their solicitor, Damien Tansey claim they suffered a loss of €2.4m on the purchase of the Hazelwood House site from Saehan Media Group by Foresthaze Developments, a company of which former EU Commissioner Ray Mac Sharry was chairman.?

Siptu asks gardaí to investigate payments - The Irish Times - Sat, Feb 04, 2012

Siptu asks gardaí to investigate payments - The Irish Times - Sat, Feb 04, 2012: The Dáil Public Accounts Committee was told in December that there was evidence of two payments sanctioned by the Department of Health in 2001 and 2002 for €190,000 to be channelled through the former office of health management to Siptu for frontline personnel training.?

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Solicitors From Hell removed from internet as UK High Court grants injunction to Law Society of England & Wales to censor client reviews of lawyers « A Diary of Injustice in Scotland

Solicitors From Hell removed from internet as UK High Court grants injunction to Law Society of England & Wales to censor client reviews of lawyers « A Diary of Injustice in Scotland: “There is clearly a problem with the legal system when lawyers and their lobby groups can use the courts to prevent clients talking freely about the level of service they receive from their legal representatives.”?

Department of Taoiseach expenditure data 2010 – The Story

Department of Taoiseach expenditure data 2010 – The Story: The data contains spending of all types, including telephones, post, lunches, travel, bus fares, road tolls, flights, hotels, taxis, ferries, catering, photography, books, newspapers, bank charges, couriers, tea/coffee, legal charges, uniform cleaning, footwear, mobile phones, photocopying, office equipment, stationery, cleaning, cleaning supplies, and more.?