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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.?