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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 gardaĆ­ 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