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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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