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,.Mr 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: - See more at:

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:

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: - See more at:
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:

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:

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.” ?
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