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.?

Monday, December 15, 2014

Áras Attracta a symptom of malaise in Irish society, says dean Áras Attracta a symptom of malaise in Irish society, says dean,But, there was “no ‘them’ and ‘us’. There is only ‘us’, ” he said. There was “the universal human capacity for corruption, inhumanity and cruelty. All it takes is a particular set of circumstances. All it takes is a context of unaccountable power,” he said. “Whether it is the politician faking mobile phone bills, the clergy abusing children or the cruelty of the staff in Áras Attracta; we, as a society, need to rethink our relationship with power: how we do it and how we allow others to do it in our midst.” ?ITS THE WATCHERS WHO ALLOW IT? - See more at: http://paddoconnell.blogspot.i?

Monday, December 8, 2014

Whistleblower McCabe ‘lost six years of life’

Whistleblower McCabe ‘lost six years of life’Alan Shatter told Taoiseach Enda Kenny in a confidential letter after he resigned as justice minister that he was "stymied" by Department of Justice officials at looking into whistleblower allegations against gardaí.?
He was at that time an anonymous whistleblower, enduring the usual treatment meted out to those who break rank to point out wrongdoing. Vicious rumours about his motives and character were spread like manure, through the force, across the media. Every effort was made to discredit his allegations..MAURICE Mc CABE. 

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? - See more at: http://paddywantstoknow.blogspot.ie?

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.?
 
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