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category dublin | bin tax / household tax / water tax | press release author Friday September 19, 2003 20:28author by little latin - 23 Report this post to the editors

General Prisons Board was established in Ireland in 1878. Following the foundation of the State, its functions were absorbed by the Department of Justice. The Board was abolished in 1928. In 1969 the Public Services Organisation Review Group recommended the establishment of executive agencies assigned to Ministers but operating under the general supervision of part time boards.
¿does he have a get out of jail card?
¿does he have a get out of jail card?

non exercitus neque thesauri praesidia regni sunt verum amici.

I declare Wesley Clark.

je dois declarer Wesley Clark

Joe is somewhere is unfamiliar.
Deputy J. higgins T.D. elected representative of his like electors is in Mountjoy Prison.

Why did the little rascals and their judges send him to our square?

oderint dum metuant.

oh dear little rascals Ireland's own,
you have sent him with Kevin Barry's memory.

oh you Ministry of Justice

equality of esteem?

I declare Wesley Clark.
va tacito...

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author by poet iosaf - rising to the challengepublication date Sat Sep 20, 2003 12:04author address author phone Report this post to the editors

The Tv bzzzt
I declare Wesley Clark
Oh I do declare Wesley Clark.

There as less ways of
Getting out of Mountjoy
than getting in.

But we really have to remind the public of one of the most impressive escapes of might I add a long list of impressive prison escapes.

30 years ago this Hallowe'en [31 Oct 1973 at at 3.40pm], JB O'Hagan, Seamus Twomey and Kevin Mallon escaped from Mountjoy.
They went up and over the wall of the exercise wing of D yard with the assistance of a hellicopter, to the applause of other inmates and the utter embarrassment of officialdom.
Cosgrave the man who was Taoiseach at the time was in the midst of a "law and order" campaign.

Unfortuantely for later tacticians this hellicopter escape left restricitions on use of the airspace above Mountjoy which last to today.

%-) Joe & Clare this is your anecdote for day 2.
We anarcho-dudes can't offer you a helli, but sure there's a few ballads a propio....

author by iosafpublication date Sat Sep 20, 2003 16:57author address author phone Report this post to the editors

I'm not sure if you missed The Joint Committee on Health and Children, Thursday at 9.30 a.m. in Committee Room 2, Leinster House.
and you probably didn't get to meet Dr. Sin Win, Prime Minister of Burma (in exile).
Terrible what's happening in Myanmar isn't it?

I reckon you'd agree that is past time we had a drugs debate.

Would you do us a favour and ensure that there's enough paper and computer access, printing, freedom of expression and that sort of stuff "in the Joy"?
so that all may move to full participation in society and the rehabilitation that promises?

I'll look after the little rascals now, so neither Dep. Lowry T.D. or Sinn Fein need worry about the technical grouping be crimalised.

Hello Little Rascals.
Bertie, you seem like a friend.

author by doh!publication date Sat Sep 20, 2003 17:01author address author phone Report this post to the editors

for crimalised read criminalised.

it's terrible to be illiterate but you know me.

author by pat cpublication date Sat Sep 20, 2003 19:41author address author phone Report this post to the editors

i dreamt i saw joe higgins last night
as free as you and me.
said i but joe you're 10 hours inside.
i was never incarcerated said he.

and standing there as big as life
and smiling with his eyes
said joe what they forgot to imprison
went on to organise;
ernt on to organise.

the ff, pd, green & fg framed you joe
they put you in a prison cell
takes more than laws to imprison an idea
said joe and the campaign is fighting free

from sallynoggin up to balbriggans
in every call centre and sweatshop
its there you'll find joe higgins
and clare daly

(am working on a clare daly ditty!)

author by abolishonistpublication date Sun Sep 21, 2003 06:23author address author phone Report this post to the editors

No Prison no prisoners
prisoners no prison no
no prisoners no prisons
prisons no prisoners no
no prison no prisoners

author by %-) i had two chickens - poets club. the real revolutionary cadre!publication date Sun Sep 21, 2003 14:08author address author phone Report this post to the editors

It's still a little tent of blue.
& men still stare up at it.
& the chapel bell still tolls
but the lime long did its work.
Did God come in to this place ever?
Does he leave with the priest at five?
It's sill a little tent of blue.

author by iosafpublication date Mon Sep 22, 2003 12:40author address author phone Report this post to the editors

I got out of bed late today.
I can get out of bed late today.
the bed.
zzzt. tzzz.

Joe! my old man, how you doing?
Today the Oireachtas discusses:

The Joint Committee on Justice, Equality, Defence and Women’s Rights will meet at 2.30 p.m in CR2, Leinster House.

Discussion with representatives of the financial institutions on crime prevention measures.

That's seem the most interesting, but the rural housing seems a bit "topical" as well. But to be honest I'll be doing my best to stay in bed as often as I can, you know, this week. It's a habit.

Now back to TIME.

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author by by smelling your own shitpublication date Tue Sep 23, 2003 13:40author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Habeus Corpus
little Latin
nice screws
tent of blue
do you have a smoke Joe?
seven arrested in Fingal today
prison-open or closed
drugs debate

author by iosafpublication date Tue Sep 23, 2003 23:08author address author phone Report this post to the editors

time flies.
you are not alone.
& more they come a day.

author by ipsiphipublication date Wed Sep 24, 2003 13:43author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Time doesn't fly.
it slows.

by now you are used to the smell.
Your olafactory receptors have attained "aclimatisation".
Your sleep pattern is approaching normal for incarceration.
Your digestive system has not however adjusted.
Debate on Prison. Open or Closed.

In Japan we (the anarchists) lost one of our finest minds for three years to the doctors of spin. But you may sing if you want.
It took us four months to take him back.
But your hands are unbound when you eat.
It took us 300,000$ of lobbying to send in Amnesty, but your constituents are joining you.
They're losing power in the real world.
And in prison conspiracy reigns.
it is still a tent of blue.
do you have a smoke Joe?
paper-pen-book & candle
computer access
freedom of expression
debate on drugs.
housing for those who need it.
conjugal visits.
Access to childcare.
review of catagories.

author by o as ifpublication date Wed Sep 24, 2003 16:52author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Joe the nice screw who told you
the first 24 hours are the worst
was a liar.
You know that now.

There are no nice screws.

The sixth day is the day the before the seventh day.
One week.
All day you've thought and are thinking now:
tomorrow a week.

Didn't you used to say
I take it a day at a time?
well now you do.

Prison debate:
Open or Closed
Access to your children or not?
access to your family or not?
Constant degradation or not?

author by sofiapublication date Wed Sep 24, 2003 16:54author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Everyone counts the days.
Everyone is innocent.
Everyone smells.
Everyone makes noise.
Everyone wanks.
Everyone dreams.

Bertie counts the days.
Bertie is innocent.
Bertie smells.
Bertie makes noise.
Bertie has a wife.
Bertie of what does he dream?
After the Trilateral Bertie, what do you dream?

author by ~å - simplifying our symbols.publication date Wed Sep 24, 2003 16:59author address author phone Report this post to the editors


author by iosaf mac diarmada - on my 7th I rest.publication date Fri Sep 26, 2003 13:47author address author phone Report this post to the editors

19 ix 2003
26 ix 2003

·written for those who suffered the ignobility of incarceration for protest·


Deputy Joe Higgins T.D.
Cllr. Clare Daly

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