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Saturday, November 23, 2013

ENCOURAGECHANGE.

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Pope Francis' crusade against corruption in the Catholic Church, including an overhaul of the scandal-scarred Vatican Bank, has put the new pontiff in the Italian mafia's crosshairs, according to two organized crime experts.?

ENCOURAGECHANGE.

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: “He felt very human, Gondry said. “He had a great caring for people. He’s a very moral individual. His discourse, especially in politics, is very moral. It’s all about hypocrisy. You should not do to others what you do not want others to do to you. He lives by that. He lives a simple life.”?

Mahon tribunal witness Tom Gilmartin dies - Political News | Irish & International Politics | The Irish Times - Fri, Nov 22, 2013

Mahon tribunal witness Tom Gilmartin dies - Political News | Irish & International Politics | The Irish Times - Fri, Nov 22, 2013: Last year, in an article in The Irish Times, Thomas Gilmartin jnr said that without his father, “Ireland would never have found out about the corrupt activities of people like Frank Dunlop, nor the existence of a corruption ring at the heart of planning in Ireland.”?

Evening Echo — Key witnesses at the Mahon Tribunal, Gilmartin, dies

Evening Echo — Key witnesses at the Mahon Tribunal, Gilmartin, dies: In a statement his family described him as "a much loved husband, father and grandfather" and an honourable and courageous man.

Public Inquiry · Is the Data Protection Commissioner confused about the law?

Public Inquiry · Is the Data Protection Commissioner confused about the law?: In 2012 a whistleblower in the Garda Síochána submitted a report through official channels to the Garda Commissioner alleging serious abuses of the penalty points system.

No action was taken and the whistleblower suffered serious consequences as a result of his action.?

PADDYWANTSTOKNOW?

PADDYWANTSTOKNOW?: The rationale for a duty to give reasons was cogently put by Mr Justice Nial Fennelly in Mallak where he stated that “several converging legal sources strongly suggest an emerging commonly held view that persons affected by administrative decisions have a right to know the reasons on which they are based, in short to understand them”.?THE REAL REASONS PROJET?AND THE TRUE CAUSES OF CRIME?

Public Inquiry · Questions for the Data Protection Commissioner

Public Inquiry · Questions for the Data Protection Commissioner: Does the Commissioner believe that the handing over of documents to him in 2012 by a whistleblower alleging abuse of the penalty points system was legitimate and therefore not in breach of the law?

Does the Commissioner believe that the handing over of documents to the other named authorities by a whistleblower in 2012 alleging abuse of the penalty points system was legitimate and therefore not in breach of the law?

Yours Sincerely
Anthony Sheridan

Monday, October 21, 2013

Public Inquiry · DPP not to act against Mick Wallace

Public Inquiry · DPP not to act against Mick Wallace: The investigating officer informed me that my complaint had been submitted to the DPP who directed, in January 2013, that no prosecution should be taken.?

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Former Edmonton cop Derek Huff blows whistle on brutality, corruption | FAIR

Former Edmonton cop Derek Huff blows whistle on brutality, corruption | FAIR: "I stood up for what's right, and I just got run out of the police service,” said Derek Huff, 37. “I still can’t even really believe it.” Huff is a 10-year-veteran who resigned in February, three years after he said he and his partner watched — stunned — as three plainclothes officers viciously beat a handcuffed man while he was down?

The whistleblower who exposed SISO fraud in Hamilton | FAIR

The whistleblower who exposed SISO fraud in Hamilton | FAIR: An 18-month police investigation into a $4-million fraud at an agency meant to help newcomers to Canada began with one immigrant quietly raising his hand. Marius Carciumaru was worried as he headed to the Mountain police station on a Saturday afternoon in the fall of 2010. The SISO computer expert was carrying the two hard drives he'd secretly lifted as evidence from his bosses' offices and hidden in his garage.?

Monday, October 14, 2013

Right to oral hearing has become growth area in judical review cases - Crime & Law News from Ireland & Abroad | The Irish Times - Mon, Oct 07, 2013

Right to oral hearing has become growth area in judical review cases - Crime & Law News from Ireland & Abroad | The Irish Times - Mon, Oct 07, 2013: The rationale for a duty to give reasons was cogently put by Mr Justice Nial Fennelly in Mallak where he stated that “several converging legal sources strongly suggest an emerging commonly held view that persons affected by administrative decisions have a right to know the reasons on which they are based, in short to understand them”.?THE REAL REASONS PROJET?

Sunday, October 13, 2013

WHAT IF?

WHAT IF?: All Souls: I was just stunned that someone was taking notice. No one had ever seemed to believe me or to care when I told them about the amount of poverty and social problems where I grew up.?

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Public Inquiry · Senate referendum: A once in a lifetime chance to damage our corrupt political system

Public Inquiry · Senate referendum: A once in a lifetime chance to damage our corrupt political system: What I do know with absolute certainty is that it is the greatest opportunity Irish citizens have ever been granted to do serious damage to the corrupt system that has betrayed and destroyed their country.?

Sunday, September 22, 2013

European Commission - OLAF - OLAF - European Anti-Fraud Office

European Commission - OLAF - OLAF - European Anti-Fraud Office: OLAF investigates fraud against the EU budget, corruption and serious misconduct within the European institutions, and develops anti-fraud policy for the European Commission. ?


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ENCOURAGECHANGE.: ENCOURAGECHANGE.: ENCOURAGECHANGE.: ENCOURAGECHANGE.: The Global Political Awakening and the New World Order | Before It's News

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: ENCOURAGECHANGE.: ENCOURAGECHANGE.: ENCOURAGECHANGE.: The Global Political Awakening and the New World Order | Before It's News: "''God's Wheat Field: 'There will be a great 'time of trouble' for all nations, society, governments, financial institutions, etc. The wheat class will be saved from that 'time of trouble' by the resurrection change. ...'?"TIME TO"ENCOURAGECHANGE"?

Colm McCarthy: State should challenge legality of ECB's actions - Independent.ie

Colm McCarthy: State should challenge legality of ECB's actions - Independent.ie: All EU institutions are subject to legal provisions laid down in the treaties and can be brought before the European Court of Justice. The ECB's statute contains the following, at Article 35.1: "The acts or omissions of the ECB shall be open to review or interpretation by the Court of Justice of the European Union in the cases and under the conditions laid down in the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union."?

Trichet: I will not submit to bank probe - Independent.ie

Trichet: I will not submit to bank probe - Independent.ie: He also defended the ECB's ban on Ireland's desire to burn senior bondholders in Anglo Irish Bank in March 2011.?Who Are These Bond Holders And Is There Any Conflicts Of Interest's?

ENCOURAGECHANGE.

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: It would be far more effective for the Irish Government to initiate judicial review proceedings at the European Court, insisting on full discovery of all communications between Trichet, his executive directors and the German government and central bank and records of ECB contacts, if there were any, with holders of unsecured Irish bank bonds.?

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: April 2013

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: April 2013: "I Wish To Congratulate Our Son Paul On Getting The Fullbright Fellowship(And Scholarship) To Harvard University,All His Family Are Very Proud Of Him And Happy To Show That Kids From A Working Class Background Can Reach Their True And Full Potential If Given Enough Encouragement."?

The Scholarship - RTÉ Player

The Scholarship - RTÉ Player: Documentary charting the experiences of five disadvantaged boys applying for a place on Belvedere College's Social Diversity Programme?

ENCOURAGECHANGE.

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: "'In order to respect the independence of the judiciary, the individual arrangements between a judge and the Revenue Commissioners for the making of such payments will be confidential.'"?THE IRISH DAILY MAIL COMMENT PAGE(28/7/2011)JUDGES WHO ARE IN DEBT MUST BE NAMED?I HAVE BEEN CALLING FOR THIS FOR YEARS"A DECLARATION OF INTERESTS"BY JUDGES AND GARDI.AS STATED IN THE MAIL"A JUDGE WHO IS FINANCIALLY INSECURE IS ONE WHO IS CONCEIVABLY OPEN TO CORRUPTION AS A RESULT OF THAT VULNERABILITY.HOW CAN JUDGES WHO MAY BE FINANCIALLY COMPROMISED THEMSELVES BE ALLOWED TO BOOT STRUGGLING MORTGAGE DEFAULTERS OUT OF THEIR HOMES?UNQUOTE.THE SAME WOULD APPLY IF JUDGES HAD SHARES IN BANKS WHO ALSO SOUGHT TO EVICT PEOPLE THROUGH THE COURTS?

ENCOURAGECHANGE.

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: arrangements between a judge and the Revenue Commissioners for the making of such payments will be confidential.'"?THE IRISH DAILY MAIL COMMENT PAGE(28/7/2011)JUDGES WHO ARE IN DEBT MUST BE NAMED?I HAVE BEEN CALLING FOR THIS FOR YEARS"A DECLARATION OF INTERESTS"BY JUDGES AND GARDI.AS STATED IN THE MAIL"A JUDGE WHO IS FINANCIALLY INSECURE IS ONE WHO IS CONCEIVABLY OPEN TO CORRUPTION AS A RESULT OF THAT VULNERABILITY.HOW CAN JUDGES WHO MAY BE FINANCIALLY COMPROMISED THEMSELVES BE ALLOWED TO BOOT STRUGGLING MORTGAGE DEFAULTERS OUT OF THEIR HOMES?UNQUOTE.THE SAME WOULD APPLY IF JUDGES HAD SHARES IN BANKS WHO ALSO SOUGHT TO EVICT PEOPLE THROUGH THE COURTS?

Friday, August 30, 2013

Public Inquiry · UK Parliament: Real democracy in action

Public Inquiry · UK Parliament: Real democracy in action: It’s always refreshing to witness a real democracy at work.

The British Parliament defeated the Government on the question of military action against Syria.

It’s refreshing to see articulate, intelligent politicians debate the matter in front of a packed house without the crutch of zombie statements prepared by anonymous civil servants.

If the same situation existed in our gombeen parliament the decision would be made by three or four individuals behind closed doors covered by a blanket of absolute secrecy.

The Dail, Opposition and the people would then be informed of what action was going to be taken in their name.

And fuck anyone who had a problem with it.?

Public Inquiry · Morgan Kelly: Straight talking and accurate

Public Inquiry · Morgan Kelly: Straight talking and accurate: While looking at the Village Magazine website I came across a very interesting clip from RTE’s Prime Time in which Professor Morgan Kelly valiantly warns of the impending economic disaster that was about to hit the country.

His warnings were summarily dismissed by economists Brendan Keenan and Jim Power.

It’s noteworthy that we now seldom hear from Professor Kelly while Keenan and Power, who got it so wrong, are a constant presence on the airwaves analysing the disaster that they didn’t see right in front of their eyes.

It’s well worth having a look at the short clip for the full impact of Professor Kelly’s accurate forecast.?

Monday, August 12, 2013

Brendan Howlin “had to fight a battle” for new Freedom of Information law

Brendan Howlin “had to fight a battle” for new Freedom of Information law

Access to foreign state papers only real way to look at Ireland’s sealed years of 1984-1998 - Political News | Irish & International Politics | The Irish Times - Sat, Aug 10, 2013

Access to foreign state papers only real way to look at Ireland’s sealed years of 1984-1998 - Political News | Irish & International Politics | The Irish Times - Sat, Aug 10, 2013

Politicians’ perks must go now | Irish Examiner

Politicians’ perks must go now | Irish Examiner: Politicians’ perks must go now?

How OPW squandered your money - National News, Frontpage - I

How OPW squandered your money - National News, Frontpage - I

Public Inquiry · AIB: Grotesquely hilarious

Public Inquiry · AIB: Grotesquely hilarious: AIB: Grotesquely hilarious?

Public Inquiry · The most deadly animal of all: The raging elephant of corruption

Public Inquiry · The most deadly animal of all: The raging elephant of corruption: The most deadly animal of all: The raging elephant of corruption?

Saturday, August 3, 2013

ENCOURAGECHANGE.

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: This indeed will be the republic of 2016 – for politicians, bankers, the legal profession, senior civil servants, property developers and all the other individuals and groups who enjoy state protection as they plunder the State’s resources, legally and illegally.?

Challenging corruption - Why are we pathetically complacent? | Irish Examiner

Challenging corruption - Why are we pathetically complacent? | Irish Examiner: Challenging corruption - Why are we pathetically complacent?

Holding parties to account - Oireachtas News Updates | The Irish Times - Mon, Jul 29, 2013#.UfkFDJx-l-8.blogger

Holding parties to account - Oireachtas News Updates | The Irish Times - Mon, Jul 29, 2013#.UfkFDJx-l-8.blogger: The Standards in Public Office Commission is one of the least-loved State bodies. Its job is to supervise and enforce the provisions of the Ethics in Public Office Acts and, insofar as possible, ensure that politicians, public servants and political parties do not abuse their positions for financial gain.?

Fighting corruption - Inaction is destroying our country | Irish Examiner

Fighting corruption - Inaction is destroying our country | Irish Examiner

Thursday, August 1, 2013

ENCOURAGECHANGE.

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Edward Thornley’s book is much more than a study of his brother’s career; it is an attempt to rescue him from "unjust oblivion" and explain how he was effectively the inventor of the so-called peace process – at a time when any move in that direction was not merely frowned upon, but was surpressed by all the forces of the two states in this island.?

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

ENCOURAGECHANGE.

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: ""Their accounts are sometimes tragic and emotionally wrenching but equally they are an inspiring chronicle of struggle and survival."?"AS ONE WIT SAYS"THE PEOPLE WHO LIVED IN THEM,THOSE WHO SURVIVED,WILL NEVER FORGET THEM"?

Monday, June 24, 2013

IPRT Annual Lecture 2013: "Solitary confinement: necessity, convenience or inhumanity?" | Irish Penal Reform Trust (IPRT)

IPRT Annual Lecture 2013: "Solitary confinement: necessity, convenience or inhumanity?" | Irish Penal Reform Trust (IPRT): "We are delighted that Judge Gerard Hogan of the Irish High Court will chair the event, and leading social justice campaigner Fr. Peter McVerry will respond to the lectu?

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Bishops: Ireland is now a nation of 'pagans' | Irish Examiner

Bishops: Ireland is now a nation of 'pagans' | Irish Examiner: "Most Irish bishops believe we have become a “nation of pagans” who bought in to the “evils of materialism and consumerism” of the Celtic Tiger era."?

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Is Financial Globalisation in Retreat?

Is Financial Globalisation in Retreat?: "Is Financial Globalisation in Retreat?"

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EFSF loan repayment term extended - RTÉ News

EFSF loan repayment term extended - RTÉ News: "The EFSF has committed €17.7 billion for Ireland out of a total bailout of €85 billion. For Portugal, the EFSF has committed €26 billion which represents one third of its €78 billion programme."?

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‘Rage and anger’ over Anglo tapes understandable, says Kenny - Financial Services News | Business News | The Irish Times - Mon, Jun 24, 2013

‘Rage and anger’ over Anglo tapes understandable, says Kenny - Financial Services News | Business News | The Irish Times - Mon, Jun 24, 2013: "“For the avoidance of doubt, I am not nor have I ever been aware of a strategy or intention on the part of Anglo Irish Bank to mislead the authorities in relation to the forecasted funding position of Anglo Irish Bank,” he said."?

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Sunday, June 23, 2013

"ENCOURAGECHANGE"paddoconnell8@gmail.com: Deaforward Advocacy Issues

"ENCOURAGECHANGE"paddoconnell8@gmail.com: Deaforward Advocacy Issues: "White collar crime has taken on a new meaning since the judge Ryan report on all kinds of abuse.Nobody either in or with"AUTHORITY" wants to accept responsibility,accountability,or liability?In other words pass the buck and nobody in the professions will be arrested,charged,or sent to prison.All these institutions where our courts send the most vulnerable
working-class kids are not for us "elite"no we run the show.We cant be named or exposed like the riff-raff from working class backgrounds."?

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ENCOURAGECHANGE.

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: ""The penalty-point whistleblower has written a letter to Taoiseach Enda Kenny claiming he is being "ground down to exhaustion" through "isolation and exclusion"."?
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Saturday, June 8, 2013

Thursday, May 30, 2013

UK report captures the experiences of 1,000 whistleblowers | FAIR

UK report captures the experiences of 1,000 whistleblowers | FAIR: "The UK whistleblowing charity Public Concern at Work has published a report Whistleblowing: the Inside Story with the University of Greenwich, which analyses the experiences of 1,000 whistleblowers"?

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Tuesday, May 21, 2013

"ENCOURAGECHANGE"paddoconnell8@gmail.com: June 2009

"ENCOURAGECHANGE"paddoconnell8@gmail.com: June 2009: "DETERMINING A FAMILY UNITS FUTURE IN A CORRUPT SOCIETY?WHO CAN TRULY LEAD BY EXAMPLE AFTER ALL THE ABUSE AND OTHER EXPOSURES?SHOULD ACTIVE CITIZENSHIP COST YOU YOUR MENTAL HEALTH?"A LOT OF PEOPLE WILL KNOW WHAT I MEAN BY THIS?

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Public Inquiry · Joan Burton abandons her political principles

Public Inquiry · Joan Burton abandons her political principles: "And because it is corruption on a massive scale the lies and hypocrisy surrounding the issue are also on a massive scale."?COMPARE?

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Friday, May 10, 2013

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Public Inquiry · Penalty points scandal report to be published

Public Inquiry · Penalty points scandal report to be published: "Dear Mr Sheridan,

I am directed by the Minister for Justice, Equality and Defence, Mr Alan
Shatter, T.D. to refer further to your recent email concerning allegations 
relating to the processing of fixed charge notices by An Garda Síochána. 



The Garda Commissioner’s report of the examination into allegations 
concerning the enforcement of road traffic legislation was received in the
 Department.

The Minister intends to bring the report to Government at the
 earliest opportunity and to publish the findings thereafter. 


Yours sincerely

Here’s a mad guess – the report will be published on the last day of this Dail term, just before they all head off for a long, long summer holiday."?MANDRAKE?

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Field Theory | Christoph Haug - Academia.edu

Field Theory | Christoph Haug - Academia.edu: "This tension among scholars reflects a tension among activistsregarding their strategy for making the world a better place for all. While some aim to organizethe masses in order to force power holders to yield (some of) their power to them, others engagein prefigurative politics and cultural resistance, aiming to change the very way we organize."?

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Friday, April 26, 2013

Man sues gardai over witness protection pledge - Independent.ie

Man sues gardai over witness protection pledge - Independent.ie: "He alleges he never received what he was promised and claims gardai made the promises knowing them to be false or reckless and did not care whether they were true or false."?

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Thursday, April 25, 2013

SNC-Lavalin unit barred from World Bank projects for 10 years | FAIR

SNC-Lavalin unit barred from World Bank projects for 10 years | FAIR: "The World Bank Group has debarred SNC-Lavalin Group’s key subsidiary from bidding on World Bank projects for 10 years following the company’s misconduct in two projects, including a $1.2-billion bridge project in Bangladesh."?

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Why no-one blew the whistle: the answer is… | FAIR

Why no-one blew the whistle: the answer is… | FAIR: "Canada is a dangerous place for whistleblowers, who seldom succeed in getting wrongdoing exposed, and typically suffer devastating, life-changing reprisals. Unlike the U.S., U.K. and Australia, our laws do virtually nothing to protect them."?

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Thursday, April 18, 2013

Public Inquiry · Ireland: An intrinsically corrupt state

Public Inquiry · Ireland: An intrinsically corrupt state: "As a result we witness, time after time, corrupt individuals, groups and organisations commit serious crimes with no fear whatsoever that they will be brought to justice."?YOU CAN ASSURE YOURSELF THEY ARE NOT FROM A WORKING-CLASS BACKGROUND?

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Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Row over judicial independence deepens - RTÉ News

Row over judicial independence deepens - RTÉ News: "Earlier, the Master of the High Court Edmund Honohan was criticised for his contribution to the debate, in which he said concerns about judicial independence were over the top."?

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Deaf and hearing-impaired offenders in the prison system. - Free Online Library

Deaf and hearing-impaired offenders in the prison system. - Free Online Library: "Some states are placing their deaf inmates in one location, but that does not always solve the problems. In one state, a deaf inmate committed suicide in protest of how the deaf are being treated throughout the prison system."?How Does Ireland Fair With Profoundly Deaf Inmates,And How Many Profoundly Deaf Prisoners Are There In Irish Prisons?

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Deaf and hearing-impaired offenders in the prison system. - Free Online Library

Deaf and hearing-impaired offenders in the prison system. - Free Online Library: "Some states are placing their deaf inmates in one location, but that does not always solve the problems. In one state, a deaf inmate committed suicide in protest of how the deaf are being treated throughout the prison system."?How Does Ireland Fair With Profoundly Deaf Inmates,And How Many Profoundly Deaf Prisoners Are There In Irish Prisons?

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Ross questions manner of judges' appointments - Oireachtas News Updates | The Irish Times - Fri, Nov 23, 2012

Ross questions manner of judges' appointments - Oireachtas News Updates | The Irish Times - Fri, Nov 23, 2012: "“I would not go there.”"?WHY?TO QUOTE SOME UNKNOWN SOURCE"WE APPOINT YOU,SO WE TELL YOU WHAT YOU CAN AND CANNOT SAY?

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Judge Pat McCartan

Judge Pat McCartan: "Pat Rabbitte helped to bring down the Fianna Fail/Labour coalition government by falsely suggesting that there was a conspiracy betewen the Catholic Primate Cardinal Cahal Daly and the Attorney General to protect a paedophile priest. Democratic Left then joined in a new coalition with Fine Gael and the Labour Party. This government subsequently appointed McCartan to the bench as a Circuit Court judge. ( A special "Super-Junior" Ministry was created for Pat Rabbitte to enable him to to participate in cabinet meetings; party leader Proinsias De Rossa had already been made a full Minister.)"?

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Will ALL new judges have ties to FG/Lab? – NewsScoops.Org - Irish Newspaper Investigations

Will ALL new judges have ties to FG/Lab? – NewsScoops.Org - Irish Newspaper Investigations: "Judge White is a former Workers’ Party colleague of Labour leader Eamon Gilmore and represented him as a solicitor. And Judge Cross made a political donation of €1,200 to European Affairs Minister Lucinda Creighton prior to February’s general election."?
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Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Senior officers retiring to escape Hillsborough discipline is shameful! | Hillsborough Disaster

Senior officers retiring to escape Hillsborough discipline is shameful! | Hillsborough Disaster: "Two senior officers retired out of harms way. Two senior officers with a huge role in the story of the Hillsborough Disaster, who are retiring their way out of justice. That cannot be right can it?

If you agree that Bettison should still face up to his past actions, please sign the petition:"

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WHAT IF?

WHAT IF?: " ""I Wish To Congratulate Our Son Paul On Getting The Fullbright Fellowship To Harvard University,All His Family Are Very Proud Of Him And Happy To Show That Kids From A Working Class Background Can Reach Their True And Full Potential If Given Enough Encouragement."?WE WOULD ALSO LIKE TO GIVE A HEART FELT THANK YOU TO THE UNIVERSITY OF LEICESTER For All Their Support.THANK YOU."?"

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Public Inquiry · Corrupt system still supporting the vermin

Public Inquiry · Corrupt system still supporting the vermin: "The same support system that rendered them untouchable during the boom still prevails."?TELL ME ABOUT IT?

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Monday, April 8, 2013

Paddy McKillen issues statement | NAMA Wine Lake

Paddy McKillen issues statement | NAMA Wine Lake: "Paddy has now gone to the Gardai and good luck to him with that, they’re still examining the Moriarty Tribunal report with the Director of Public Prosecutions to see if they should launch a full investigation, and they’ve had that report for more than two years!"?

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Sunday, April 7, 2013

Irish Catholic | Gabriel Byrne, an ignoramus on history

Irish Catholic | Gabriel Byrne, an ignoramus on history: "The actor Gabriel Byrne must have a movie to promote, as he’s off on one of his publicity-seeking rants again. The last time, he chose to attack The Gathering, of which he was appointed a patron, describing it as a “scam” and a racket to attract revenue. "?

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Friday, April 5, 2013

Tendering rules ‘set aside’ to speed up Waterford project | Irish Examiner

Tendering rules ‘set aside’ to speed up Waterford project | Irish Examiner: "Mr Walsh accepted the findings in an internal auditor’s report that found a significant number of cases where proper procurement procedures were not followed. "?

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FOI implementation review panel – The Story

FOI implementation review panel – The Story: "Last month we were asked by the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform to participate in a review of the implementation of FOI (NOT related to the legislation, but rather to how the legislation is implemented)."?

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Adscam whistleblower still waiting for apology | hilltimes.com

Adscam whistleblower still waiting for apology | hilltimes.com: "He also says no one has ever fixed the "root" of the problem."?

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Child Care Law Reporting Project

Child Care Law Reporting Project: "Child Care Law Reporting Project"?

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Monday, April 1, 2013

Tactics & Dirty Tricks

Tactics & Dirty Tricks: "It appears that the standard strategy for dealing with complaints - especially when they concern important or ‘connected persons’ is to target the complainant regardless of the complainant’s personal integrity - or of the legitimacy of their complaint. In the course of I-I members’ collective experiences with particular agencies and institutions, certain tactical patterns have emerged that are clearly designed to wear down, exhaust and intimidate the citizen, and thereby suppress the truth and frustrate justice."?

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EncourageChange (paddoconnell) on Twitter

EncourageChange (paddoconnell) on Twitter:

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Tuesday, March 26, 2013

RTÉ.ie Radio 1: Documentary on One - The Runners

RTÉ.ie Radio 1: Documentary on One - The Runners: "For Christy - being a runner was not simply just about escaping - it was about, despite the systematic abuse that reigned in these institutions, about never giving up - never letting the authorities break you down."?

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Thursday, March 7, 2013

Public Inquiry · Trinidad and Tobago: Ahead of Ireland in challenging corruption?

Public Inquiry · Trinidad and Tobago: Ahead of Ireland in challenging corruption?: "Trinidad and Tobago: Ahead of Ireland in challenging corruption?"

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Oconnellpadd13's Blog | Just another WordPress.com weblog | Page 3

Oconnellpadd13's Blog | Just another WordPress.com weblog | Page 3: " “Shortly afterwards the judiciary was convulsed by the Sheedy affair, which led to the resignation of a Supreme Court and a Circuit Court judge, and it appeared a system for regulating judicial conduct was imminent. Over a decade later nothing has been done, despite a further report from a committee chaired by then chief justice Ronan Keane and including Mrs Justice Denham. It recommended the setting up of a judicial council on a statutory basis, providing for the representation, education and training of judges as well as a disciplinary mechanism. This has still to be legislated for, though the last government published the heads of a Judicial Council Bill last year and it features in the programme for government.?GARDA COMPLAINTS BOARD CHAIRMAN SUSAN DENEHAM,FRANK SMYTH,CHIEF SUPT.JAMES P O SULLIVAN,ABUSE OF AUTHORITY AGAINST PROFOUNDLY DEAF PERSONS,STRIP SEARCHING.DECISION? “"

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"ENCOURAGECHANGE"paddoconnell8@gmail.com: Deaforward Advocacy Issues

"ENCOURAGECHANGE"paddoconnell8@gmail.com: Deaforward Advocacy Issues: "White collar crime has taken on a new meaning since the judge Ryan report on all kinds of abuse.Nobody either in or with"AUTHORITY" wants to accept responsibility,accountability,or liability?In other words pass the buck and nobody in the professions will be arrested,charged,or sent to prison.All these institutions where our courts send the most vulnerable
working-class kids are not for us "elite"no we run the show."?

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ENCOURAGECHANGE.

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: ""AN OUTLET TO TRY AND ENCOURAGE WORKING-CLASS KIDS TO REACH THEIR TRUE AND FULL POTENTIAL."?THE DA VINCI CODE,CONGRATULATIONS WORKING CLASS KID FROM BARRYSTOWN ON MAKING IT TO HARVARD ON YOUR OWN STEAM,WE ARE VERY PROUD OF YOU.?""

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Monday, March 4, 2013

That €1bn that the State recently loaned to IBRC… | NAMA Wine Lake

That €1bn that the State recently loaned to IBRC… | NAMA Wine Lake: "It is unacceptable that we have been waiting more than three weeks for Minister for Finance, Michael Noonan to publish the Directions he issued to NAMA on 7th February 2013 which included a direction to make €1bn available to Irish Bank Resolution Corporation, the insolvent bank now in special liquidation. "?

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The Weekend Interview with Bernard Connolly: Why the Euro Crisis Isn't Over - WSJ.com

The Weekend Interview with Bernard Connolly: Why the Euro Crisis Isn't Over - WSJ.com: "Seventeen years ago, Bernard Connolly foretold the misery that awaited the European Union. Given that he was an instrumental figure in the EU bureaucracy and publicly expressed his doubts in a book called "The Rotten Heart of Europe," he was promptly fired. Mr. Connolly takes no pleasure now in having seen his prediction come true. "?

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Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Public Inquiry · Tallaght Hospital scandal: No need for accountability

Public Inquiry · Tallaght Hospital scandal: No need for accountability: "When suspicions of corruption are raised in functional jurisdictions there usually follows an investigation by an independent authority.

If the suspicions are confirmed consequences follow such as sackings, heavy fines or perhaps a trial followed by appropriate punishment."?

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Do Penance or Perish: Magdalen Asylums in Ireland: Frances Finnegan: 9780195174601: Amazon.com: Books

Do Penance or Perish: Magdalen Asylums in Ireland: Frances Finnegan: 9780195174601: Amazon.com: Books: "Unbelievably, the last of these asylums was closed only in 1996."?SOCIAL CLASS AND ECONOMICS PLAYED A LARGE PART IN WHO WAS SENT TO THESE INSTITUTIONS,THEN AND NOW?

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Monday, February 18, 2013

Defame game « NAMA Wine Lake

Defame game « NAMA Wine Lake: "The most superior people in the country are at it. Minister for the Environment, Phil Hogan is suing the Mail over a couple of photographs taken in Dubai during Budget week,"?

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Saturday, February 16, 2013

ENCOURAGECHANGE.

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: """“Perhaps new forms of research-based investigation might better address such issues as the Magdalene Laundries or the quality of care in some mother-and-baby homes "and other institutions,”"?"ALL INSTITUTIONS WITHIN THE STATE OF THE REPUBLIC OF IRELAND?

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Harvard's Bruce Western advocates new prison, rehabilitation policies | Harvard Magazine Mar-Apr 2013
Harvard's Bruce Western advocates new prison, rehabilitation policies | Harvard Magazine Mar-Apr 2013: " Western is studying what happens to prisoners after their release and has come to interview Jerry about his experience."?"

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Public Inquiry · Ireland: A land of political plunder

Public Inquiry · Ireland: A land of political plunder: "“When plunder becomes a way of life for a group of men living together in society, they create for themselves, in the course of time, a legal system that authorises it and a moral code that glorifies it.”"?

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Public Inquiry · O’Brien’s victory likely to result in a media cowering before the shadows

Public Inquiry · O’Brien’s victory likely to result in a media cowering before the shadows: "In what appears to be a contradictory decision the jury accepted that the article was based on the honest opinion of the writer but that it was not an opinion based on fact and was not in the public interest."?

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Thursday, February 14, 2013

Public Inquiry · Catholic Church and burning bodies

Public Inquiry · Catholic Church and burning bodies: "The identity of these women is still not known and no attempt has been made by the State or by the religious institution who interred these women, stripping them not only of their names but of their identity and of their existence, to find out who they were."?

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Wednesday, February 6, 2013

O'Brien: Newspaper article reached 'crescendo of nastiness' | Irish Examiner

O'Brien: Newspaper article reached 'crescendo of nastiness' | Irish Examiner: "He has called it "spiteful", "kind of grubby" and later, under cross-examination, he called it "malicious".

He said the article reached a "crescendo of nastiness" by wrongly implying that he had been following RTÉ's Charlie Bird around Port-au-Prince like a lapdog for PR reasons.

The jury has heard journalist Paul Drury maintains this was not a news story but an opinion piece containing his honestly held views."?

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Dáil debating emergency legislation to liquidate IBRC - The Irish Times - Thu, Feb 07, 2013

Dáil debating emergency legislation to liquidate IBRC - The Irish Times - Thu, Feb 07, 2013: "I vested the powers of the Board temporarily in an employee of KPMG and a KPMG team is now in control of the Bank on my behalf," he said.

"Once the legislation is passed joint Special Liquidators will be appointed to IBRC with immediate effect to wind up its business and operations."

"It is intended that the net debt owed by IBRC to the Central Bank and its associated floating charge security will be purchased by NAMA, using NAMA bonds, in a way that ensures that there is no capital loss for the Central Bank. The Ministerial Guarantee underpinning the net debt owed to the Central Bank will also be transferred to NAMA. Eligible depositors, bondholders and counterparties will be repaid under the Deposit Guarantee Scheme and Eligible Liabilities Guarantee Scheme," he added."?

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Information Commissioner welcomes Freedom of Information reform

Information Commissioner welcomes Freedom of Information reform: "Speaking on RTE’s Morning Ireland O’Reilly said the devil would be in the detail and “until we see the legislation we won’t know just how deep the penetration goes into accountability and transparency”.
The government has proposed to extend the act to include the Gardaí, NAMA and several other public bodies that were not previously covered."?

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Banks could be subject to Freedom of Information requests under new regime

Banks could be subject to Freedom of Information requests under new regime: "Details of the proposed expansions came as the government said bodies like the National Asset Management Agency and the Central Bank would also be made subject to FOI requests from early next year."?

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Freedom of information legislation to be extended - The Irish Times - Sat, Jul 07, 2012

Freedom of information legislation to be extended - The Irish Times - Sat, Jul 07, 2012: "Minister for Reform Brendan Howlin said significant work had been undertaken to create a “legal mechanism which will achieve once and for all the application of freedom of information to all public bodies”. He said the Government “is determined that our legislation in this area should rank alongside the best of such legislation” internationally."?

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Public Inquiry · The ignorance of corruption that makes us a banana republic

Public Inquiry · The ignorance of corruption that makes us a banana republic: "Since the early 1980s I have been writing, some would say ranting, about corruption in Ireland.

One of the things that has always struck me is just how deeply ingrained the corrupt system of government is within our culture."?

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Saturday, February 2, 2013

ENCOURAGECHANGE.

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: ""Stressing that he was not making observations behind the DPP’s back, Mr Justice Moriarty said there was no doubt from the evidence the pair and their family were demoralised and bewildered when it was indicated no prosecution was to be brought and, according to practice, no reason was given. "?THE"REAL"REASONS PROJECT?
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Friday, February 1, 2013

Businessman awarded part of legal costs in promissory notes case | Irish Examiner

Businessman awarded part of legal costs in promissory notes case | Irish Examiner: "In his ruling on Thursday High Court President Mr Justice Nicholas Kearns found the businessman lacked the legal standing to bring such a challenge which would be better if it were taken by a member of the Dáil. "?

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Thursday, January 31, 2013

Autistic Teen Presumed Drunk, Held For 10 Hours | Care2 Causes

Autistic Teen Presumed Drunk, Held For 10 Hours | Care2 Causes: "Jones is autistic and also has ADHD and communication disabilities and was studying culinary arts in college. When her mother, Christine Evans, told police about her being autistic and her other disabilities, they “didn’t want to hear about it.”"?

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Friday, January 25, 2013

Public Inquiry · The 24 million documents lie

Public Inquiry · The 24 million documents lie: "I simply refuse to believe the claim by the State that 24 million documents have to be examined before the Anglo Irish Bank trial can proceed."?

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Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Jesuit Centre for Faith and Justice - Contradictions in prison oversight reports, say Jesuit Centre

Jesuit Centre for Faith and Justice - Contradictions in prison oversight reports, say Jesuit Centre: "he situation revealed in the report on St Patrick’s shows that there is an urgent need for more effective monitoring of what goes on in our prisons and for "Thorough Investigation" of complaints regarding breaches of prison rules and human rights. The Jesuit Centre for Faith and Justice calls for the following:"?

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Jesuit Centre for Faith and Justice - Contradictions in prison oversight reports, say Jesuit Centre

Jesuit Centre for Faith and Justice - Contradictions in prison oversight reports, say Jesuit Centre: "CONTRADICTIONS IN PRISON OVERSIGHT REPORTS, SAY JESUIT CENTRE"?

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Shatter releases report by visiting committee on St Patrick's Institute - The Irish Times - Wed, Jan 23, 2013

Shatter releases report by visiting committee on St Patrick's Institute - The Irish Times - Wed, Jan 23, 2013: "The significant discrepancies in the findings between the committee’s and those of Judge Reilly may undermine the visiting committee process.

In his report in St Patrick’s publish three months ago, Judge Reilly said some children and young adult prisoners described as “vulnerable” were being especially targeted in the jail."?

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ENCOURAGECHANGE.: >Search Results justice delayed is justice denied « Oconnellpadd13′s Blog « Oconnellpadd13's Blog

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: >Search Results justice delayed is justice denied « Oconnellpadd13′s Blog « Oconnellpadd13's Blog: ""’READ MY LIPS,THERE IS NO ‘PROACTIVE ADVOCACY’ FOR CERTAIN PROFOUNDLY DEAF PEOPLE IN IRELAND?’THE REASONS PROJECT?JUSTICE DELAYED IS JUSTICE DENIED?”NOW MARCH 2011?’FROM 2003 to 2011?DISMAYED?””""

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WHAT IF?

WHAT IF?: """“I only found out after I made the complaint in 2010 there wasn’t even any record of my first complaint… it was on my HSE file but there was no record of my having made a criminal complaint.

“I’m so angry about that — it could have saved me 20 years of suffering if all this had been done back then.” "?UNANSWERED QUESTIONS,THIS WARRANTS THROUGH INVESTIGATION?""

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Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Ireland 2016 The European Rising Documentary

Self-represented litigants ‘treated with contempt’ by many judges, study finds | FAIR

Self-represented litigants ‘treated with contempt’ by many judges, study finds | FAIR: "It’s just a vortex of confusion and delays and expenses.”"?

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Whistle where you work? Hollywood and Canada | FAIR

Whistle where you work? Hollywood and Canada | FAIR: "‘Thou shalt never confront major moguls on any kind of corruption or thou shalt not work.’ ”"?

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Whistleblowers need legal protection in B.C., says privacy body | FAIR

Whistleblowers need legal protection in B.C., says privacy body | FAIR: "Freedom of Information and Privacy Association executive director Vincent Gogolek says his society has been pushing for whistleblower protection laws for years."?

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FAIR | Protecting WhistleblowersWho Protect The Public Interest

FAIR | Protecting WhistleblowersWho Protect The Public Interest: "Protecting Whistleblowers Who Protect The Public Interest"?

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Manitoba whistleblower assigned to “non-job” after warning of government fraud | FAIR

Manitoba whistleblower assigned to “non-job” after warning of government fraud | FAIR: "He was ready and willing to work, but with almost no assignments, he took to reading Tolstoy, Twain, Atwood and Dickens, among others. He made his way through 1984 and Brave New World, two books following protagonists trapped in bureaucracy-heavy dystopias."?

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Public Inquiry · Minister Coveney may have helped bankers get off the hook

Public Inquiry · Minister Coveney may have helped bankers get off the hook: "Incredibly, the judge in charge of the case agreed with this argument and the case was postponed indefinitely."?

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Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Ben Gilroy and People for Economic Justice Serve Court Papers on Irish Government | Musicians 4 Freedom

Ben Gilroy and People for Economic Justice Serve Court Papers on Irish Government | Musicians 4 Freedom: "Ben Gilroy and People for Economic Justice Serve Court Papers on Irish Government"?

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WHAT IF?

WHAT IF?: """Essentially, Leo XIII had two concerns. Firstly, he opposed the atheistic philosophy of communism but recognised its appeal to workers. Communism offered workers a socio-economic and political alternative to the self-interested alliance between aristocratic privilege and capital-industrial interests. In short, it was an influential part of a growing movement for political and economic equality. This was a movement the Church could not ignore.

Secondly, he took issue with what he saw as the excesses of liberal-capitalist development in Europe. Central to these excesses was the exploitation and dire poverty of workers and the concomitant concentration of privilege and wealth in the hands of a few"?1891/2013?"

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