ABUSE CASE No.763978.
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
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
Mystery man ‘made Mafia look like monks’,The Mahon Tribunal was unable to identify a mystery man who “made the Mafia look like monks” by demanding a €5m bribe from developer Tom Gilmartin in the ministerial corridors of Leinster House.
The report concluded that the demand was made by a person who approached Mr Gilmartin in a “threatening” manner after he emerged from a meeting with the then taoiseach Charles Haughey and a number of senior ministers in Feb 1989.?
Irish Water staff bonuses ‘jarring’, says Alex White,It emerged at the weekend that Irish Water is to apply call-out fees of €188 for the first hour when repairing a suspected leak on a householder’s property and €94 an hour thereafter. Out-of-hours charges will be higher, at €282 for the first hour and €141 thereafter.?
Monday, October 13, 2014
‘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.
Wednesday, October 8, 2014
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
“”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?
Friday, October 3, 2014
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.?