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Tuesday, December 16, 2014

During the debate, Mr Wallace spoke about the events over the last year regarding the gardaí and how former Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan and the former Justice Minister Alan Shatter lost their positions. He also spoke about the role of the media in the Garda story.?

Thursday, November 27, 2014

The idea behind the party is simple, Iglesias told the Guardian on Tuesday. "It's citizens doing politics. If the citizens don't get involved in politics, others will. And that opens the door to them robbing you of democracy, your rights and your wallet."?PODEMOS HOPES TO CEMENT CITIZENS POLITICS IN SPAIN?

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

BBC News - Ferguson a stark reminder of US human rights issues - media   Class Or Colour“Channel Your Frustration In Ways That Will Make A Positive Change.”? - See more at: http://liberties13.blogspot.ie?

Friday, November 7, 2014

The history of An Garda Síochána is a long litany of violence against citizens, of indiscipline, insubordination and ineptitude, corruption and illegality, of ill-treating detainees, botched investigations and much more – wrongdoing revealed by tribunals of inquiry culminating in the extraordinary findings of the Morris Tribunal whose recommendations still blow in the wind, in court trials and in debacles like the latest one that brought down the Minister for Justice.
The right to dissent peacefully is a cornerstone of democracy. Nevertheless, since the foundation of the Irish state, police violence has been routinely used to suppress protest movements – most notably protests by the most marginalised in society.?

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

New rules for political lobbyists will improve transparency in decision-making

New rules for political lobbyists will improve transparency in decision-makingIn relation to this recent report, Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald said: “In the past, we have had plenty of reports but not enough implementation. I will not let this be the case with the Penal Policy Review”. Referring to the ignored Whitaker report of 30 years ago, she said there now exists “the deep-rooted determination and political will to make change happen in penal policy”. Unfortunately, the Strategic Review of Penal Policy fails to address many of the deep-seated problems in Ireland’s prisons, and in many instances fails to even acknowledge them.
In relation to this recent report, Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald said: “In the past, we have had plenty of reports but not enough implementation. I will not let this be the case with the Penal Policy Review”. Referring to the ignored Whitaker report of 30 years ago, she said there now exists “the deep-rooted determination and political will to make change happen in penal policy”. Unfortunately, the Strategic Review of Penal Policy fails to address many of the deep-seated problems in Ireland’s prisons, and in many instances fails to even acknowledge them.?

Monday, October 20, 2014

Monday, October 13, 2014

Speaking about the new authority, she said it will bring a new layer of public accountability and transparency to the administration and oversight of policing, including making appointments to senior Garda ranks.
“It will be set up as a pillar of integrity which will, I believe, greatly reinforce public confidence in the working of our police services,” she said. ?

‘Inside Probation’ goes behind the scenes at the Probation Service

‘Inside Probation’ goes behind the scenes at the Probation Service,“The most difficult groups I’ve worked with over the last 15 years would be young people. They’re very impulsive.Their brains haven’t fully developed, and they make very impulsive decisions.”?

Friday, October 10, 2014

“The results [of the settlement] are unsatisfactory and invisible. After 10 years of litigation and hundreds of thousands of words of testimony, everything [concerning the settlement] was done in secret. This is a bad way for us to deal with wrongful convictions. It’s a lost opportunity to learn and understand.”?
BANKRUPT solicitor Brian O’Donnell claims a bank's €71m judgment against him and his wife should be set aside because the judge who made the order had shares in the bank.?I Asked This Same Question In The 1990s,For Judges To Declare If They Had Shares In Banks And Financial Institutions. 

Thursday, October 9, 2014

One group has said it is “extremely disturbing” that the Inspector cannot rely on official prison records.
Using diplomatic language in the otherwise straightforward report, the Inspector of Prisons wrote:
There is a lack of appreciation in some quarters that accurate and truthful records must be kept.
I must point out, at this juncture, that prison records are official records and it is a very serious matter to falsify official records.?

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Amid the shocking allegations and controversies surrounding the Garda, for example, it’s worth remembering – as Conor Brady writes in his new history of the force – that “a police force is almost always a mirror image of society’s prevailing values”.? 

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

We are blessed, for the most part, with a judiciary whose independence is fiercely protected, internationally recognised and one that protects the citizen against the excesses of the State. - See more at: http://www.independent.ie/opinion/comment/prayer-for-reformed-judicial-appointment-process-has-fallen-on-deaf-political-ears?

Monday, October 6, 2014

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Lijit paddoconnell: “‘Basically i find it obnoxious that in this life cronyism comes before qualifications,Plus the fact that your class background defines what position you may be granted in life by the so-called elites.’?THE GREY-HAIRED MEN?”
“”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.”?” – See more at: http://paddoconnell.blogspot.com
The campaign for the Right2Water in Ireland is rapidly growing in strength and confidence. Working class communities have been staging determined and inspiring protests to prevent the installation of water meters in their areas, the best of the trade union movement has mobilised to help support and coordinate these efforts at the national level and the Irish political left has rallied to the cause. In response to the growth of the movement, the Irish State has let loose its dogs of war. As a result of which recent days have witnessed heavy handed and provocative policing from An Garda Síochána, concentrated mainly in Edenmore, Donaghmede and Coolock. - See more at: http://www.irishleftreview.org/2014/10/06/easy-victories?

Fr Molloy and Freedom of Information Act.

A request by the family for information from the Department of Justice has come back after two months with information only relevant to the years 2010 -2014.We had naturally requested information going back to the time of Niall’s murder in 1985. No explanation has been given for excluding the previous 25 years.
We are now in the position where we have to lodge an appeal to obtain information which is our legal right to have under the Freedom of Information Act.
We have made similar requests to other relevant Government Departments and they have all responded with information dating back to 1985 and even earlier.Why is the Department of Justice holding back ?

Friday, October 3, 2014

The appeal court heard that after the brothers were convicted, a key prosecution witness claimed he was pressurised by gardaí to say he saw the two men at the door of the hotel room where the alleged rape occurred.?
Authorities in the new Irish Free State harassed and murdered Honor Bright before maligning her as a prostitute and acquitting her assassin. The newly founded Garda Siochana spread deceitful rumours and coerced witnesses to conceal Honor's true identity and the real reason for he death. False evidence, perjury and the silencing of potential witnesses led to hug he public demonstrations, but newspapers were coerced into printing only authorised stories or else face the consequences from the Garda or Ministry of Justice.? 

Sunday, September 28, 2014

The Sunday Independent has established that the source of the intelligence was not a registered informant or covert human intelligence source, but rather a retired garda. - See more at: http://www.independent.ie/irish-news/extradition-case-sparked-controversial-gsoc-report?

Thursday, September 25, 2014

THE CAUSES OF CRIME AND SECRECY?

The Dail’s spending watchdog has criticised the practice of gardai conducting internal reports into contentious issues in the aftermath of the penalty points debacle.  Chairman of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) John McGuinness said: “The day of internal reports or secret reports is over.”He made the comments at a meeting of the PAC this morning after another committee member, Shane Ross, described an internal report on the penalty points issue by Assistant Commissioner John O’Mahony as being “soft on the gardai”.Mr Ross said gardai should “never again” be able to do an internal report, suggesting serious issues should be the subject of outside scrutiny.Mr O’Mahony’s report found no evidence of corruption or deception, but recommended three senior members of the force face disciplinary proceedings. – See more at: http://www.independent.ie/irish-news/pac-member-internal-garda-penalty-points-report-was-soft-on-the-force?

Monday, September 22, 2014

How corruption costs us more than just money - Independent.ie

How corruption costs us more than just money - Independent.ieOnly a handful of errant politicians and public officials have ever been jailed. The cost to the people of Ireland is more than money. The apparent immunity of people engaged in corruption has undermined public confidence in the rule of law and the effectiveness of government and administration. - See more at: http://www.independent.ie/opinion/columnists/john-downing/how-corruption-costs-us-more-than-just-money?
- See more at: http://paddoconnell.blogspot.ie?

Friday, September 19, 2014

Committee urged to fight Kerins' legal action - Independent.ie

Committee urged to fight Kerins' legal action - Independent.ie,Separately, the committee is also to re-invite former Dublin Docklands Development Authority Chairman Prof Niamh Brennan before it in relation to its investigation of the failed €412m Irish Glass Bottle site purchase - See more at: http://www.independent.ie/irish-news/politics/committee-urged-to-fight-kerins-legal-action?

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

The former Secretary General at the Department of Justice, Brian Purcell, resigned from his office on 28 July last.
Purcell resigned following a damning report that found a ‘closed, secretive, silo-driven culture’ at the department with ‘significant leadership and management problems.’
I rang the Dept. of Justice today for an update on Mr. Purcell’s position and experienced that closed, secretive culture at first hand.
I eventually got on to a civil servant who has not yet being infected with the secrecy virus.?

Thursday, September 11, 2014

ENCOURAGECHANGE.

ENCOURAGECHANGEMr Pringle told the minister that not only had the judge used confidential information obtained from gardai to sway a court, but that the information used was incorrect. - See more at: http://www.independent.ie/irish-news/judge-received-garda-leaks-on-private-citizens? - See more at: http://paddoconnell.blogspot.ie?.

"ENCOURAGECHANGE"paddoconnell8@gmail.com: Warning of problems | Gavin's Blog

"ENCOURAGECHANGE"paddoconnell8@gmail.com: Warning of problems | Gavin's BlogThe Department of Justice representative on the committee signed the final Kennedy report only on condition that the Daingean punishments ceased. The published report contained no reference to the practice. Peter Berry, secretary of the Department of Justice, deemed that such disclosure would have caused "A Grave Public Scandal"?.

"ENCOURAGECHANGE"paddoconnell8@gmail.com: Unanswered questions at Public Inquiry

"ENCOURAGECHANGE"paddoconnell8@gmail.com: Unanswered questions at Public InquiryThe Department of Justice representative on the committee signed the final Kennedy report only on condition that the Daingean punishments ceased. The published report contained no reference to the practice. Peter Berry, secretary of the Department of Justice, deemed that such disclosure would have caused "A Grave Public Scandal".?

Monday, September 8, 2014

For Deaf Children |  | Oconnellpadd13's Blog,“For deaf children, there can often be "No Cry For Help”. Until today, this story has remained a secret. Some fear it is just the tip of something much uglier and that the abuse of deaf children across the country is far more widespread.?AND WHEN THERE IS A CRY FOR HELP DO THEY GET IT???????CHECK”ALL”REPUBLIC  OF  IRELAND’S ABUSE HELP LINES? - See more at: http://liberties13.blogspot.ie?

Friday, September 5, 2014

THE RIGHT TO BE HEARD,etc.how can you go off topic if it relates to life?and life starts from when your born and what experiences you have on your journey to the next life,hence as you say i have in your opinion gone off topic,but the topic is and has always been about life and how a persons life experience is crucial to how they and their family unit turn out in whats known as “society”and the society i see not just in working class communities but from the top down is rotten.so if bishop martin wants to do something about the causes of crime he should start at the top.its one thing been oppressed most of your life its another when your oppressors try and write your history.as one former garda commissioner once said “THE PERCEPTION IS MORE SERIOUS THAN THE ACTUALITY”is it?slan" - See more at: http://encouragechange.blogspot.ie?
http://encouragechange.blogspot.com/search?updated-max=2009-08-16T13%3A54%3A00-07%3A00&max-results=7: "'How can kids from a disadvantaged background who spend years studying cope in irish society against a culture of 'legal corruption'that involves favours,vested interests,patronage,and personal relationships?'"
"This is a comprehensive piece of legislation that has evolved and developed after much consideration and consultation. Human rights considerations were very much to the fore throughout this process. I was acutely aware of the need to strike an appropriate balance between the use of the DNA database in the investigation of crime in the public interest and of the individual’s constitutional right to fair process, privacy and their good name. I am confident that this Bill, with its many safeguards, particularly in relation to children and protected persons, achieves that balance."?

Monday, September 1, 2014

The segregation of prisoners in jail is important. It is a great mistake from every point of view to permit young prisoners who have lapsed for the first time to get into the company of those who are regular customers of our prisons. - See more at: http://paddoconnell.blogspot.ie?1964/2000.? - See more at: http://liberties13.blogspot.ie?
GIVEN the scalp rate to date, you'd think the worst was over for the various arms of the State's security apparatuses. The scandals that swamped the Department of Justice and the gardai earlier this year have taken out a Garda Commissioner, a justice minister and came close to toppling the garda watchdog, while a senior civil servant is walking wounded and the Department he presided over got a kicking for being secretive with the public and obsequious with gardai. And it's not over yet. - See more at: http://www.independent.ie/opinion/comment/trouble-ahead-for-gardai-and-justice-minister-as-inquiries-findings-due?

Sunday, August 31, 2014

He has systemically warned that the public believes the inner workings of our 'democracy' consists of an incompetent and self-satisfied autocracy who have cast the citizen "a long way from power and influence". - See more at: http://www.independent.ie/opinion/columnists/john-drennan/chairman-john-busy-sparking-fear-amongst-friends-and-foes?

Friday, August 29, 2014

Public Inquiry · Be very afraid

Public Inquiry · Be very afraid, 12th May 2007 Over All These Years I Have Never Once Bumped Into Any Of These "Researchers" Who Are Experts On Crime And Its Causes?

Police corruption and reform high on conference agenda | Irish Examiner

Police corruption and reform high on conference agenda | Irish Examiner,Prof Walsh said: “It is still the case, for example, that standing orders covering all aspects of Garda management and practices are not publicly accessible. The same applies to the existence and contents of Garda policies. For as long as such basic information is kept secret, transparent governance and accountability will remain elusive and the Garda will continue to be one of the most secretive police forces in the Western world.” ?

Thursday, August 28, 2014

The Donegal-based garda, who made damning allegations of corruption against high-ranking superiors, said the accountability legislation is currently useless and rife with shortcomings.?
Professor Walsh, who organised the Police Governance and Accountability: Challenges and Outlook, said he had issues with the confidential Garda Code, said he had issues with the confidential Garda Code, how individual garda use their discretion and Freedom of Information which does not apply to the force.?
The Department of Justice and Equality: Government Consultation on Justice Reform - Proposal to establish an independent Policing AuthorityThe Government agreed that it is important that there be a "full public debate on the issue of policing and justice reform". The intention is to have new structures, including the establishment of a new independent Policing Authority, in place before the end of the year? - See more at: http://paddoconnell.blogspot.ie/ENCOURAGECHANGE.? - See more at: http://liberties13.blogspot.ie?

Monday, August 25, 2014

 All these institutions are linked and leaving any out will only tell us one thing — the State still doesn’t want the truth to come out.? 
Mother-and-baby homes: Ireland wants nothing but the truth,As anybody campaigning for justice on any issue here will tell you, the terms of reference for any investigation are everything. After all the platitudes about truth and transparency fade from newspapers and airwaves, what you are left examining is the small print of what will and what will not be open for inquiry and investigation.?1964/2014? - See more at: http://liberties13.blogspot.ie/#sthash.3vQJyxH1.dpuf

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Let’s stand up and be counted

“Encouraging openness, transparency and justice in the institutions of the Irish State, and serving as a support network for wronged citizens.”

Challenging corruption, cronyism, and criminal cover-ups..

 ..and encouraging openness, transparency and justice in Irish institutions

Friday, August 15, 2014

A Department of Justice review into numerous claims of Garda misconduct has been described as meaningless by one of the families whose complaint it is examining.
Lucia O’Farrell, whose son Shane, 23, was killed in a hit and run in 2011, said there is a conflict of interest because the review of how gardaí handled his case will be overseen by the barrister who represented her son’s killer in the subsequent trial.
She has written to Justice Minister Frances Fitzgerald to say it is “totally unfair” that Conor Devally has been appointed as one of two senior counsel overseeing the review.
There will be five junior counsel on the seven-person panel, which will examine 220 allegations of Garda misconduct.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Review of over 200 garda complaints ‘inadequate’

 """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?""

Forgotten families

I have always wondered why it was that those who worked the hardest all their lives could end up in a paupers grave?

PERSONAL EFFECTS: a history of possession – Alan Counihan Visual Artist

PERSONAL EFFECTS: a history of possession – Alan Counihan Visual Artist?A great cultural richness is to be found within this material that might tell us much about ourselves and about our society?THEN AND NOW?
- See more at: http://paddoconnell.blogspot.com.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

As custodian and operator of the Data Protection Acts your decisions on this issue could have serious consequences for the rights of citizens regarding access to information in respect of elected representatives and political parties.
Yours sincerely
Anthony Sheridan
Frances Fitzgerald (FitzgeraldFrncs) on TwitterSpeaking at #macgill14 tonight on 'Law and Justice- Openess, Transparency and Accountability Required' ?TRANSPARENCY,ACCOUNTABILITY,OPENESS??? - See more at: http://liberties13.blogspot.ie

Monday, August 11, 2014

13 May, 2014

Dear Mr Maher,

I write to acknowledge receipt of your email and confirm the issue is being
investigated and a response will issue as soon as possible.

Yours sincerely,
Chris Quattrociocchi
_______________________
Chris Quattrociocchi
Private Secretary to the
Minister for Justice and Equality?Michael Finucane Letter Of 20/4/1999,Solicitors,Barristers And The Working -Class?
Various TD’s and Government Ministers have been stating that the Molloy family are kept up to date. This is the latest letter I have received from the Department of Justice. Which as you can see does not say very much as usual. Is this what we are to expect from the new Minister for Justice.????? Things don’t seem to have changed much in the Department.?Well There Is Only One Way To Find Out?PJ Fitzpatrick Ceo Courts Services Letter 13/2/2003,18/2/2003.Mr Justice Gannon 13/4/1973,Bob Eagar 2/12/1994,Gay Mitchell 20/8/1993,Complaint One Of Many 890587 Garda Complaints Board 18/12/89,Augest 1989 Wrote To Attorney General,Dpp's Office,Department Of Justice.President Of High Court Judge Costello 13/4/1995.Eithne Fitzgerald And Merv Taylor.Maura Butler Sol,Niall Browne,Brian Lynch,19/10/1990.Michael Staines 11/11/1991.Mary Ellen Ring 25/3/1993.President Of Ireland 13/2/1992.Mr Morris Sol Evening Herald 9/4/1992.Pat Mc Cartan,State Side Files 265 ss/1979 277 ss/1979 278 ss/1979 280 ss/1979 289 ss/1979.January 1980 P.Quinn Registrar.Sol Penrose 1960s Kevin St Garda Station???26/9/2000 Mount Joy No.2390.10/4/1964,11/2/1966,14/7/1966,31/5/67.? - See more at: http://liberties13.blogspot.ie

Sunday, August 10, 2014

1) There is a pressing national need for excellent journalism about the U.S. court and prison systems. The U.S. has the highest rate of incarceration in the world. From spiraling costs, to controversial drug laws, to prison violence, to concerns about systemic racial bias, there is a growing bipartisan consensus that America’s criminal justice system is in dire need of reform. As traditional media companies cut back on enterprise reporting, the Marshall Project will serve as a dynamic digital hub for information and debate on the legal and corrections systems

Friday, August 8, 2014

We are called to speak for the weak, for the voiceless, for victims of our nation and for those it calls enemy.... --ML King "Beyond Vietnam"
 I feel that my daughter and Feichin Hannon were both failed miserably by their families the Garda and the justice system. 
“”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.”?” - See more at: http://paddoconnell.blogspot.com

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Press Releases, Houses of the OireachtasThe Committee on Justice, Defence and Equality is inviting written submissions from interested groups or individuals in relation to the Effects of Gangland Crime on the communities throughout Ireland.? - See more at: http://liberties13.blogspot.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

 “”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.”?”

Ivor Callelly and the expenses regime

Ivor Callelly and the expenses regimeIn a culture that has seen even recently the amount claimed by high-profile politicians come into question, is it not time to have a full investigation to examine every detail of the legitimacy of all expenses claimed by all politicians both past and present? The initiation of such an appropriate inquiry would be in the public interest and would ensure that Ivor Callelly was not just sacrificed on the altar of political expediency and hyprocrisy in a perceived purgation of the political process?

Ed FitzGerald decries 'personal attack' against famly

"The question is whether the optics of it will trump reality."?PRIME EXAMPLE?

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Almost 100 years ago, the 1916 proclamation called on the Republic to cherish all her children equally. In that time, the children of Ireland have been physically, mentally and sexually abused at home, in school, in state care; they have suffered poverty, illiteracy, ill health, inequality; they have been neglected, abandoned; they have died in state care. - See more at: http://paddoconnell.blogspot. - See more at: http://liberties13.blogspot.ie/#

Monday, July 28, 2014

Review recommends fundamental change at ‘closed, secretive’ Department of Justice

Review recommends fundamental change at ‘closed, secretive’ Department of Justice?The report also found “ significant leadership and management problems” as well as “ineffective management processes and structures to provide strong strategic oversight of the key agencies both to hold them accountable and to ensure their effectiveness is maximised.”?

Department of Justice 'has not changed or adapted to modern world' | BreakingNews.ie

Department of Justice 'has not changed or adapted to modern world' | BreakingNews.ieCivil servants in charge of the country’s policing and justice system have a closed, secretive and “silo driven” culture, a hard-hitting review has revealed.

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Mission Statement | Justice4all

Mission Statement | Justice4all: Other groups such as IntegrityIreland.ie and corruptioninireland.com support people in their cases. Many Integrityireland.ie and Corruptioninireland.com members are members of Justice4All.ie.?

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

In search of a long-lost boy | Irish Examiner#.U5b9SvoZhs0.facebook

In search of a long-lost boy | Irish Examiner#.U5b9SvoZhs0.facebook: Done with full official sanction and facilitated by the state,?

“Free to those that can afford it, very expensive to those that can’t”* Creating the Luxury of Freedom of Information | The Irish Politics Forum

“Free to those that can afford it, very expensive to those that can’t”* Creating the Luxury of Freedom of Information | The Irish Politics Forum: The overriding philosophy of such legislation is to open up the institutions of government to the scrutiny of the public in the public interest. If anything the legislation, to be truly reforming, should place a duty on public bodies to make public interest information openly accessible and not just accessible due to a journalist or campaigner asking right questions in a request. Real reform of Freedom of Information would be to place all information that is deemed in the public interest in the public domain instead of waiting for someone to ask the right questions.?

Dáil Éireann - 13/Feb/2014 Written Answers Nos. 112-121

Dáil Éireann - 13/Feb/2014 Written Answers Nos. 112-121: 114. Deputy Clare Daly asked the Minister for Education and Skills the reason the Linden Home in Blackrock was excluded from the residential institutions redress scheme; and the steps that are open to former residents to obtain redress. [7365/14]?

Dáil Éireann - 13/Feb/2014 Written Answers Nos. 112-121

Dáil Éireann - 13/Feb/2014 Written Answers Nos. 112-121: 114. Deputy Clare Daly asked the Minister for Education and Skills the reason the Linden Home in Blackrock was excluded from the residential institutions redress scheme; and the steps that are open to former residents to obtain redress. [7365/14]?

Monday, June 9, 2014

An illegitimate child could sink a family further into poverty - Independent.ie

An illegitimate child could sink a family further into poverty - Independent.ie: Broadly speaking, if you were down the social hierarchy, and became an unmarried mother, the Catholic Church, and society at large, determined you and the child had to be removed from the mainstream of Irish life.?

ENCOURAGECHANGE.

ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Daingean: Minister describes steps to uncover abuse in 1960s



Daingean: Minister describes steps to uncover abuse in 1960s: It is important that the response of the State and the public to abuse should be both "adequate and courageous", Labour's education spokesman, Mr Michael D Higgins, said.?

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Julia Gillard's adoption apology comes after an abyss of trauma | Andie Fox | Comment is free | theguardian.com

Julia Gillard's adoption apology comes after an abyss of trauma | Andie Fox | Comment is free | theguardian.com: The national apology was one of the more beautiful and principled speeches given by a prime minister in Australia. "We deplore the shameful practices that denied you, the mothers, your fundamental rights and responsibilities to love and care for your children. You were not legally or socially acknowledged as their mothers. And you were yourselves deprived of care and support. To you, the mothers who were betrayed by a system that gave you no choice and subjected you to manipulation, mistreatment and malpractice, we apologise."?EVIL KNOWS NO BOUNDARIES?

Friday, June 6, 2014

History Ireland

History Ireland: Personal Histories is an initiative by History Ireland, which aims to capture the individual histories of Irish people both in Ireland and around the world. It is hoped to build an extensive database reflecting Irish lives, giving them a chance to be heard, remembered and to add their voice to the historical record.?

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Tuam mother-and-baby home is a scandal of church and state | Irish Examiner

Tuam mother-and-baby home is a scandal of church and state | Irish Examiner: At worst, we may be viewing systemic instances of infanticide and/or neglect not just at one such home but repeated throughout others, because the people paid for and tasked with caring for these vulnerable but ultimately invisible children regarded them as sub-human because of their non-marital status.?

Punishing Infanticide in the Irish Free State | Irish Journal of Legal Studies

Punishing Infanticide in the Irish Free State | Irish Journal of Legal Studies: The court records show that a notable aspect of sentencing practice in these Irish infanticide cases is the use of non-penal religious institutions, mostly convents, as an alternative to traditional custody.?

New evidence that Irish children were murdered | The Ragged Wagon

New evidence that Irish children were murdered | The Ragged Wagon: Marion was placed in St. Joseph’s industrial school, Summerhill outside Athlone, County Westmeath in 1937. She was only a baby. She recalls “a girl who had her appendix out.” The nuns made the girl get up to work, despite the fact that when she came back from hospital she was ordered to rest. “A few days after they forced her to get up, she died. She was a lovely girl and she was only 15 years old.” There are similar reports from most of the industrial schools.?

The stench of an Irish rat - Harvesting the Fruit of the Vatican II

The stench of an Irish rat - Harvesting the Fruit of the Vatican II: The grave itself, in spite of the tenor of media reports, is not some recent “shocking discovery;” in fact, it’s not even news. According to a Reuters News Service video on the Washington Post site (linked above), the grave was discovered some 39 years ago.?

Saturday, May 31, 2014

The Freedom Party of Austria and the Rise of Euroscepticism

The Freedom Party of Austria and the Rise of Euroscepticism: The so-called sanctions were swiftly dropped in September 2000, but instead of lambasting the EU, former leader Jörg Haider announced that the Party would attempt to reform it. He stated that “the structure of the EU has to be changed so that self-appointed bullies cannot trample over the smaller states” (cited in Leidig, 2000).?

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Favela NG

Favela NG: Non-governmental organizations in Rio’s favelas that work with art, culture, sport and civic engagement provide structures that allow young people to escape a career of crime and, by actively showing that drugs, violence and crime are far from dominant elements in favela culture, challenge dominant stereotypes in mainstream society. These are some of the findings of Underground Sociabilities, an inter-institutional research project from London School of Economics with AfroReggae and CUFA. Sociability refers to the “play-form of social life and the joy and imagination that accompany the experience of the social.”?

Boys Town founder Fr. Flanagan warned Irish Church about abuse - IrishCentral.com

Boys Town founder Fr. Flanagan warned Irish Church about abuse - IrishCentral.com: Father Edward Flanagan, founder of “Boys Town” made famous by the Spencer Tracy movie, was a lone voice in condemning Ireland’s industrial schools back in the 1940s –and he was viciously castigated by church and government for doing so.?

FAIR | Protecting WhistleblowersWho Protect The Public Interest

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

Ganley bid to include tribunal findings in action challenged | Irish Examiner

Ganley bid to include tribunal findings in action challenged | Irish Examiner: In an affidavit prepared by Donough McGuinness on behalf of the Chief State Solicitors Office, the State is looking to prevent Mr Ganley from using any of the findings of Moriarty Tribunal.?

Whistleblower on sick leave after lodging 13 complaints - Independent.ie

Whistleblower on sick leave after lodging 13 complaints - Independent.ie: "We welcome all members of An Garda Siochana who raise issues with us. They are not a problem, they are a catalyst for change," she said.?DOUBLE SPEAK?

Whistleblower on sick leave after lodging 13 complaints - Independent.ie

Whistleblower on sick leave after lodging 13 complaints - Independent.ie: "If there has been constant contact there should be logs registered of all the interactions," a source said. "It's complete rubbish – he was forced to take stress leave again."?

Garda chief denies McCabe claims - Independent.ie

Garda chief denies McCabe claims - Independent.ie: Also appearing before the hearing, journalism lecturer Ronan Brady accused the Garda Press Office of acting as a "bulwark against openness".

He added: "And frankly that's what most journalists feel about it."

Mr Brady said the Garda Press Office was seen universally as a problem and a body set up to prevent information being distributed.?

Garda chief denies McCabe claims - Independent.ie

Garda chief denies McCabe claims - Independent.ie: Independent TD Finian McGrath told the same hearing of the Oireachtas Justice Committee that he has been informed that no officer has spoken with Sgt McCabe or offered him support.?

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Top Justice official to be quizzed by Dáil committee | Irish Examiner

Top Justice official to be quizzed by Dáil committee | Irish Examiner: The Guerin report criticised the lack of a paper trail in the Department of Justice in how it handled Garda complaints - and wondered, at some levels, whether the department fully realised its responsibility to investigate.?

Garda whistleblower still being abused, says Wallace - Oireachtas News Updates | The Irish Times - Wed, May 28, 2014

Garda whistleblower still being abused, says Wallace - Oireachtas News Updates | The Irish Times - Wed, May 28, 2014: Ian Bailey’s team reckoned it had cost the State €40 million to €50 million “in trying to fit him up in the 18 years since this has started”.?

Garda Commissioner says whistleblowers must be listened to - Independent.ie

Garda Commissioner says whistleblowers must be listened to - Independent.ie: Speaking at the same hearing, Baroness Nuala O’Loan, who served as Northern Ireland’s first Police Ombudsman from 1999 to 2007, said the role of Garda Commissioner must be made subject to GSOC oversight.

“GSOC cannot currently investigate complaints or allegations against the Commissioner.?

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Gerry Adams Speech : First Dáil

Gerry Adams Speech : First Dáil: But those who were here were fulfilling the Sinn Féin manifesto pledge of 1918 that it would establish a national parliament able to “speak and act in the name of the Irish people, and to develop Ireland’s social, political and industrial life, for the welfare of the whole people of Ireland”.?AND AS HE SAYS HIMSELF"NOT JUST THOSE THAT VOTED SINN FEIN"?

Public Inquiry · Sinn Fein: Will they cooperate with the corrupt political/administrative system?

Public Inquiry · Sinn Fein: Will they cooperate with the corrupt political/administrative system?: Sinn Fein: Will they cooperate with the corrupt political/administrative system?

Elections 2014: Labour woe continues with initial European results - Political News | Irish & International Politics | The Irish Times - Sun, May 25, 2014

Elections 2014: Labour woe continues with initial European results - Political News | Irish & International Politics | The Irish Times - Sun, May 25, 2014: Speaking a short time ago, she said the vote showed the electorate is looking to send a candidate to Europe that would not be part of a “cosy consensus”.?

‘They’ll Emerge Unscathed And Unsullied’ | Broadsheet.ie

‘They’ll Emerge Unscathed And Unsullied’ | Broadsheet.ie: One night he received a telephone call in Luton, at home, from someone purporting to be a Garda Burns. We don’t know whether it was a guard or it wasn’t but he was told to ‘stop making allegations of this nature against people whose names will emerge unsullied and unscathed’ and ‘eff off back to England’. This was the guards in the country. He’d gone to the police, he was essentially crying for help at this point because he was being messed around at every corner by corrupt politicians and officials and this was the response that we believe came from the guards.”?LEST WE FORGET?

Lowry and inaction of Garda/Revenue | Irish Examiner

Lowry and inaction of Garda/Revenue | Irish Examiner: We don’t do things that way. Instead of a criminal justice process without-fear-or-favour, we have waffle; point scoring; a political culture that is concerned only with what interests the public, rather than the public interest; and a criminal justice system that freezes whenever a politician appears on its radar.?LEST WE FORGET?

Monday, May 26, 2014

‘From scumbag to student’: The power of prison education

‘From scumbag to student’: The power of prison education: If people start with a distorted image of prison and a distorted image of the people in prison, it’s very hard [to change their minds]. People need to accept that prison damages people severely, in all sorts of ways.?

Anthony Kelly claims his mother was denied treatment in custody - Limerick Leader

Anthony Kelly claims his mother was denied treatment in custody - Limerick Leader: The man, who spoke to the Pat Kenny Show on Newstalk on condition of anonymity, claimed his son, who was then 16, had been “beaten to a pulp” after being arrested for driving with no insurance.

“They [gardai] pulled his pants down and beat him with his belt. They took his gold chain off his neck and shoved it into his mouth. They stood on his neck and doing that damaged his spine,” the father alleged.

He also claimed that paperwork relating to a complaint made by the family relating to his treatment had been lost in the transition from the Garda Complaints Board to the Garda Siochana Ombudsman Office.?

Homeless man casts a long shadow over Gilmore | Irish Examiner

Homeless man casts a long shadow over Gilmore | Irish Examiner: “It was disgusting. They were laughing. They were full of the joys, actually; as a parent with a disabled son it was very belittling seeing the attitude of those people in there.

“It’s frightening the way they go on.”?

One of the most important Irish Judgment’s you will ever read ……. | Awaken Longford

One of the most important Irish Judgment’s you will ever read ……. | Awaken Longford: The High Court has a special procedure for reviewing the legality and processes of the acts of administration bodies. In every one of these so-called judicial reviews, the court will double-check that the procedures employed by the statutory body in question comply with the requirements of natural justice. Yet curiously, the process of the High Court itself in the procedures it follows in these fast track summary judgment cases seems never to have been rigorously scrutinised to confirm due process.?

One of the most important Irish Judgment’s you will ever read ……. | Awaken Longford

One of the most important Irish Judgment’s you will ever read ……. | Awaken Longford: This decision concerns due process.?

Phone transcripts to go to others before Bailey - RTÉ News

Phone transcripts to go to others before Bailey - RTÉ News: Mr Justice John Hedigan today ruled that the four gardaí who were represented in court – retired Detective Garda Jim Fitzgerald, Garda Michael Coughlan, Garda William Byrne and Superintendent Liam Hogan who were all attached to the West Cork garda division – are to be allowed inspect the part of the transcripts which relates to them.

The judge said it was unusual but it seemed to follow a logic as the rights of privacy of those mentioned in the transcripts would be protected.?

[ARCHIVED CONTENT] About the Judicial Appointments and Conduct Ombudsman

[ARCHIVED CONTENT] About the Judicial Appointments and Conduct Ombudsman: To seek redress in the event of maladministration. 'Maladministration' includes (among other things) delay, rudeness, bias, faulty procedures, offering misleading advice, refusal to answer questions and unfair treatment;?

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Communist Party of Ireland

Communist Party of Ireland: As a people, we are excluded from any share in framing the laws by which we are governed. The higher ranks usurped the exclusive exercise of that privilege, as well as many other rights, by force, fraud, and fiction. By force the poor were subdued, and dispossessed of their interests in the soil; by fiction the titles of the spoilers were established; and by fraud on the productive industry of future generations the usurpation was continued.?

Public Inquiry · Who’s watching the watchers?

Public Inquiry · Who’s watching the watchers?: Have a blog http://EncourageChange.Blogspot.com.

Ex-garda hired to manage Corrib pipeline security | Irish Examiner

Ex-garda hired to manage Corrib pipeline security | Irish Examiner: “For a person who had a function in the public realm and the administration of the state, and using information for such purposes, there should be very defined rules on the period of time which elapse before taking up employment linked to that area and the distance between the area in which they functioned and in which they might now be making a new life,” he said.?MICHAEL D.HIGGINS SAID THIS?

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Meet Paddoconnell! : I Am a New Member At Experience Project Story & Experience

Meet Paddoconnell! : I Am a New Member At Experience Project Story & Experience: Be what you are and not what i would have you be, For the you that i want would not be you but a stranger to me and all i hold true,For there are none better than you are now or could ever hope to be,Fortune shines on those who are themselves and not the projected image of the desires of others.?Take Note Tara Erraught,You Are A Beautiful Young Woman.You Could Change The "I" To "They" As In Your Critics.?TARA ERRAUGHT.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

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Contact Us - Viper Debt Recovery & Repossession Services | Debt Collection Ireland, Debt Recovery Dublin, Martin Foley Debt Collection, UK Debt Collection, Legal Advice, Financial, Industrial, Retail, Medical: There may be cases that can only be resolved by heading to court. Viper Debt Recovery & Repossession can aid you with legal advice to ensure you get payment no matter how complex a case.?

Woman (90) pursued by debt collectors for €14 council bin fine - Independent.ie

Woman (90) pursued by debt collectors for €14 council bin fine - Independent.ie: It also stated that in the event that the woman did not pay the debt, the agency had “instructions to obtain judgment and once obtained, to publish same in the various trade gazettes, register same as a judgment mortgage, remit the judgment to the Sheriff for enforcement and to take whatever additional legal action is necessary to protect our client’s interests.”?

A True Life Story of Life in an Irish Industrial School

A True Life Story of Life in an Irish Industrial School: Because of the grammar??? Are you serious???? This man tells the story as he knows it and YOU are more concerned with the grammar than the words… Shocked really! These boys were taught how to break rocks, how to hold their breath under water long enough to not drown under the “brothers” hands, how to survive on morsels, how to not tell of the sexual violence they endured, how to wake up every morning feeling un-loved and forgotten by their families. These boys were NOT taught grammar in their “school”. My father was in Letterfrack from 12-16 years of age, sadly he has suffered to this day having never dealt with his childhood… Nobody should ever correct a suffering, dying inside man! Shame on you!!!?

Monday, May 19, 2014

Garda corruption rife claims lobby body Justice4all - Irish Mirror Online

Garda corruption rife claims lobby body Justice4all - Irish Mirror Online: The body was was set up by TDs Clare Daly, Luke “Ming” Flanagan, Joan Collins and Mick Wallace to highlight injustices within the legal system, the judiciary and the gardai.?