Friday, March 30, 2012
Public Inquiry · John Waters: Becoming more bizarre by the day: I have a deep affection for Fianna Fail. When I became a journalist I noticed all this stuff about Fianna Fail in articles and analysis and thought; this is all mad stuff, even I could see it was mad so I started to hang around with them a bit and found that I quite like them.?
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Public Inquiry · Rank hypocrisy of Micheál Martin: Another Minister of State, Martin Mansergh, was aghast that Ahern had to appear before the tribunal at all: “No other head of state in the EU has to appear before tribunals… In France, the president is immune from prosecution. It’s a ridiculous way to conduct public affairs.”?
Monday, March 26, 2012
Sunday, March 25, 2012
ENCOURAGECHANGE.: The area where the Iveagh Trust buildings stand now was once among the worst slums in the city. It’s a great irony in Dublin’s history that right next to the fortified home of political power in Ireland, Dublin Castle, one found many of the poorest Dubliners.?
Scholars analyze the evolution of anti-discrimination law: They're reacting mostly to public pressure and what's going to make them look good in the papers the next day.”?
Public Inquiry · Bertie Ahern is a liar: Over the last three decades or so politicians, senior civil servants, gardai, solicitors, bankers, property developers and a whole host of other individuals from the so called professional classes have lied under oath.?
Jody Corcoran: Not the full truth, but a version of the truth - Analysis, Opinion - Independent.ie: The tribunal was bound by terms of reference.?WHO DREW UP THE TERMS OF REFERENCE,WAS IT THE GARDI,WAS IT A JUDGE,WAS IT AN "INDEPENDENT OMBUDSMAN?NO IT WAS NOEL DEMPSEY?HOW MANY KIDS FROM A WORKING-CLASS BACKGROUND DIED IN STATE CARE WHILE ALL THIS WAS GOING ON?HOW MANY WERE ABUSED IN DIFFERENT INSTITUTIONS DURING THE SAME PERIOD?
ENCOURAGECHANGE.: ENCOURAGECHANGE.: accused of kidnapping paddoconnell public inquiry - Google Search
ENCOURAGECHANGE.: ENCOURAGECHANGE.: accused of kidnapping paddoconnell public inquiry - Google Search: THE PEOPLE WHO IT IS SAID KIDNAPPED JIM LACEY WERE SENT BEFORE THE SPECIAL CRIMINAL COURTS.OTHERS WHO WERE "ACCUSED IN THE WRONG" WERE LEFT TO SWING,JUST LIKE ALL THOSE MENTIONED IN THE RYAN REPORT.?
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: He traces her "physical deterioration" to a raid on his house in Luton by the British revenue, which was based on false information from unnamed sources in Dublin.?
ENCOURAGECHANGE.: In one sense, Peter Charleton, S.C., comes to the conclusion that the fundamental reason why people hate (a source of evil) which leads to violence and other deviant behaviour is because of ‘a perversion of the truth’. Call this condition ‘deceit’ - a condition when taken to its ultimate results in the destruction of the ‘victim’.?HOW IRONIC?
Friday, March 23, 2012
ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Throughout that period, corruption in Irish political life was both endemic and systemic. It affected every level of Government from some holders of top ministerial offices to some local councillors and its existence was widely known and widely tolerated. Although that corruption was occasionally the subject of investigation or adverse comment, those involved operated with a justified sense of impunity and invincibility. There was little appetite on the part of the State’s political or investigative authorities to take the steps necessary to combat it effectively or to sanction those involved.
All I would add is this: Nothing has changed.?VERY TRUE,BUT WHAT HAS CHANGED FOR THE WORSE IS THE LIVES OF ORDINARY CITIZENS?
All I would add is this: Nothing has changed.?VERY TRUE,BUT WHAT HAS CHANGED FOR THE WORSE IS THE LIVES OF ORDINARY CITIZENS?
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
High Court gives leave for challenge to English-only household charge legislation · TheJournal.ie: THE HIGH COURT has granted leave for a challenge to be made against the household charge because the necessary legislation and the statutory instruments are in the English language only – and have yet to be published in Irish.?
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
EU treaty designed to avoid vote - German minister - The Irish Times - Thu, Feb 23, 2012: Michael Link, who was visiting Dublin yesterday for talks with Ministers, officials and members of the Oireachtas, added that Ireland’s constitutional requirements will also help to determine the drafting, at next week’s EU summit, of rules governing the role of the European Court of Justice in enforcing the new pact.?
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (1948) states: “Everyone has the right to a standard of living adequate for the health and well-being of himself and of his family, including food, clothing, housing and medical care and necessary social services, and the right to security in the event of unemployment, sickness, disability, widowhood, old age or other lack of livelihood in circumstances beyond his control”.?
Taylor & Francis Online :: Reflections on state obligations with respect to economic, social and cultural rights in international human rights law - The International Journal of Human Rights - Volume 15, Issue 6
Taylor & Francis Online :: Reflections on state obligations with respect to economic, social and cultural rights in international human rights law - The International Journal of Human Rights - Volume 15, Issue 6: Was it really necessary to adopt in 2008 an Optional Protocol to the ICESCR to provide for the competence of the committee monitoring the obligations of states parties under the ICESCR, the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, to receive and consider communications alleging violations of any of the rights protected by the ICESCR? And should states parties to the ICESCR sign and ratify this Optional Protocol without delay?
Monday, March 12, 2012
Public Inquiry · Politicians comfortable within a corrupt political/administrative system: In a deeply corrupt state like Ireland, where barefaced lying is the norm among the political class it is simply unbelievable.?
Friday, March 9, 2012
Roscommon Herald: Family of murdered cleric angered by Garda silence: Mr Williams claims in the book that the file contained notes and statements that certain people in power did not want in the public domain and that the authorities wanted the file back at all costs.?
Thursday, March 8, 2012
Public Inquiry · Ceann Comhairle abuses Dail privilege?: I was always under the impression that Dail privilege was extended to politicians precisely so that they could raise issues and make allegations in the "public interest" without having to worry about being hauled into a court of law.?
ENCOURAGECHANGE.: CONNECT TO MY ANGELS: Banking System Rotten to the Core | William K Black PhD | FINANCIAL SENSE
ENCOURAGECHANGE.: CONNECT TO MY ANGELS: 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.?
Shock as Bundoran Mayor is branded an ‘asshole’ - Local - Donegal Democrat: There seems to be very little here outlining the procedure for follow up of issues raised at meetings. I think this document should also make it clear that members should make clear their hidden agendas, their cronies and their vested interests, to protect whistle blowers.”?
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
Public Inquiry · Irish Stock Exchange operates in total secrecy: Irish Stock Exchange operates in total secrecy?WELL AS JOHN DILLON FORMER IFA BOSS SAID"STAND UP TO THIS TYPE OF SOCIETY BE COUNTED AND HAVE A BACK BONE"UNQUOTE?AND A CAR IMPORTER IN CORK IS SUEING THE STATE FOR 20 YEARS ILLEGAL VRT SAYING"THE WAY VRT IS CALCULATED IS ILLEGAL"SECRETIVE"AND ARBITRARY?
Witness told to perjure herself in du Plantier murder case - TV3: She was in fear of her life of them she said.?
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
Monday, March 5, 2012
The Government should stop targeting and harassing human rights defender Dr. Nada Dhaif and her family
The Government should stop targeting and harassing human rights defender Dr. Nada Dhaif and her family: The Gulf Centre for Human Rights would like to express in the strongest possible terms its profound concern following the interrogation, at the Criminal Investigation Directorate (CID), of Human Rights Defender Dr. Nada Dhaif, spokesperson of the Doctors and Medics Group in Bahrain, who have been prosecuted for carrying out their duties toward wounded protesters during peaceful demonstrations.?
ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Claire Loftus: Claire Loftus, Head of Directing Division, received a BA from University College Dublin in 1987. She qualified as a Solicitor in Ireland in 1992, and joined the Chief State Solicitor's Office as a prosecutor in 1993. There she prosecuted a range of offences in Dublin with particular interest in fraud and extradition matters. In 1996 / 1997 she acted as Solicitor to the Tribunal of Inquiry into the Irish Blood Bank following the contamination of blood and blood products with Hepatitis C.?
The World Today - Bahraini doctors sent to jail after protests 30/09/2011: The World Today spoke to one of those doctors in August when she told us she feared giving us her name. Now Dr Nada Dhaif has received a 15-year-sentence and says there's no point hiding her identity.?
'No one is responsible for anything' - The Irish Times - Mon, Mar 05, 2012: But perhaps it’s too simple to blame public servants. Is the Civil Service, for example, taking the flak for the failures of politicians or ministers, who have been all too keen to spend millions on half-baked schemes or ill-conceived vanity projects such as the so-called Bertie Bowl, e-voting or the Ppars computer project? For Bill Kingston, who lectures in business at Trinity College Dublin, the answer is simple: the lack of accountability in the public sector.?
Fury at Burton intervention - The Irish Times - Mon, Mar 05, 2012: “Joan has deliberately created unnecessary difficulties for the Government and you would have to wonder what game she is playing,” said one senior Labour Party figure.?
Sunday, March 4, 2012
“Citizen Reporter” Machholz's Blog: The country is now facing huge challenges and the established news media is totally in the control of government agencies and the general public must make do with the spin that is the government spews out on a Daly bases.?
Nessa Childers Machholz's Blog: You are representing the people who voted you into this position of thrust .The people of Ireland have placed their faith in you and your promise that you would stand up for their interests. You are a credit to the Name of Childers and may God bless you .?
There needs to be a public inquiry into the events that led to the EU/IMF bailout. | Machholz's Blog
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.?
Public Inquiry · Irish Mail on Sunday reports on SIPO complaint: I received a call from Irish Mail on Sunday journalist Ken Foxe during the week regarding my complaint to SIPO on the scandal surrounding Minister Quinn’s expenses.?
Dearbhail McDonald and Ralph Riegel: Ten reasons why the DPP refused to prosecute Ian Bailey - Analysis, Opinion - Independent.ie
Dearbhail McDonald and Ralph Riegel: Ten reasons why the DPP refused to prosecute Ian Bailey - Analysis, Opinion - Independent.ie: Have given cash, clothes and hash to Martin Graham -- a destitute drug abuser -- in order to obtain incriminating evidence against Bailey.?
Will Greece Be Ruled by the Bankers - or Its People? Truthout: Most recently, they have demanded written guarantees from all political parties in Greece that the austerity programs will be continued regardless of any future elections.?
Friday, March 2, 2012
Priest stands by call for household charge boycott - National News - Independent.ie: "I believe this is an unjust law and I am advising people not to pay it. It is wrong," said the priest, who is based at Derrybeg in Gweedore.?
Thursday, March 1, 2012
Ian Bailey wins extradition appeal - The Irish Times - Thu, Mar 01, 2012: Mr Justice John Murray had previously remarked that, if it proved unnecessary to address the new material, it would be "a relief" to the entire Garda not to have to deal with it. The DPP had said this was a "thoroughly flawed" investigation, he said.?
Crown settles suit for malicious prosecution FAIR: Judge Aitken reflected further in March 2010 when she gave supplementary reasons for forcing the Crown to bear 80 per cent of the costs. She devoted nearly one-third of her 15-page analysis to criticizing the Crown's presumption that Parent was guilty of fraud, even though the charges had been withdrawn years ago.?
Letter on open government for the President of the Treasury Board FAIR: Open government has the potential to empower citizens to participate in a collaborative dialogue with government, to promote innovation and to facilitate more efficient delivery of programs and services. It leads to enhanced accountability and ultimately generates trust in government.?TELL ENDA KENNY?
Courts stepping up for aggrieved investors FAIR: Earlier this month, another Ontario Superior Court judge gave the go-ahead to a class action against BMO Nesbitt Burns involving allegations of hidden fees on foreign exchange transactions in registered accounts, such as Registered Retirement Savings Plans. And an Ontario Court of Appeal judge has also cleared the way for a class-action suit against Investors Group subsidiary IG Investment Management Ltd. over losses suffered by investors due to alleged “market timing” of mutual funds.?WILL IRISH COURTS FOLLOW SUIT?
Whistleblower Bob Gale saved Ontario taxpayers $300 million: will the government finally thank him for his efforts? | FAIR
Whistleblower Bob Gale saved Ontario taxpayers $300 million: will the government finally thank him for his efforts? FAIR: Had he been in the position of the typical whistleblower – a regular, vulnerable employee – he would surely have been crushed and silenced and the rigged contract would probably still be a secret. But he was a member of the NPC board, a prominent local businessman and philanthropist, and a former cop. He had the means, the moxie and the know-how to take on the Commission – and when necessary the government. After investigations instigated by Ontario’s Integrity Commissioner found nothing amiss, Gale went public. It was this relentless publicity, not ‘official channels’, that exposed the magnitude of the problem and finally forced corrective action.?WILL IRELAND EVER HAVE A PROPER INVESTIGATION INTO "WHO"CAUSED THE COUNTRYS FINANCIAL COLLAPSE?AND WILL THEY BE PUNISHED?