Thursday, January 30, 2014


PADDYWANTSTOKNOW?: Change in procedure for appointing Judges | SouthernStar | News

Change in procedure for appointing Judges | SouthernStar | News: Certainly, the people of Ireland, who are sick to the teeth of FG/Labour shenanigans in other areas of public life, would welcome a change to the procedure for appointing judges; and there is no doubt that Chief Justice Denham's criticism of a situation in which wannabe judges might have a possible link with one or other of the government parties has hit home.?


ENCOURAGECHANGE.: “The deliberate and orchestrated use and abuse of taxpayers’ money to undermine the constitutional role of elected deputies is completely unacceptable.?

Sunday, January 26, 2014


WHAT IF?: Garda group-think: the force has form - The police put an innocent man, Frank Shortt, in jail for three years.?

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Ministers apologise to murdered RUC officers’ families | Irish Examiner

Ministers apologise to murdered RUC officers’ families | Irish Examiner: T├ínaiste and Foreign Affairs Minister Eamon Gilmore said the country must confront the grave findings of collusion.

"I am appalled and saddened by this finding. It is a matter of grave public concern," he said.

"On behalf of the Government and the people of Ireland, I apologise without reservation to the Breen and Buchanan families for any failings identified in the report on the part of the state or any of its agencies."?

Friday, January 17, 2014


WHAT IF?: Caranua is an independent Irish state body for survivors of institutional abuse.

We will use funds from Irish religious congregations to address the health, housing and education needs of survivors living in Ireland and other parts of the world.

We will also promote understanding of the effects of institutional abuse and build the capacity of public services to recognise and respond to the needs of survivors.?

Friday, January 10, 2014


WHAT IF?: The 1912 Bread and Roses Strike in Lawrence, Mass., was one of the most significant struggles in U.S. labor history due to its level of organization and collaboration across ethnic and gender lines. Thousands of largely female workers engaged in a lengthy, well-organized, and successful walkout, standing firm against an entrenched group of mill owners and their hundreds of militia and police.?
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