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sligo | anti-capitalism | press release Thursday March 18, 2010 23:05 by Dungloe and proud - Too independent for any
éirígí attack Fianna Fáil TD in relation to the giveaway of the states natural resources and the Deputies financial interest in Shell
Sligo éirígí activist Gerry Casey has accused local Fianna Fáil Deputy Jimmy Devins of hypocrisy following recent comments in which he called for the extension of the Corrib Gas Field to Sligo and the north-west.
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Nothing surprises me with FF politicians. This mans wife is the judge who jailed Maura Harrington. Does this mean she had a financial incentive in convicting and jailing shell to sea demonstrators?
At an early stage in the criminalisation of Shell to Sea activists Judge Devins was asked to recuse herself from hearing such cases on the grounds of 'perception of bias'. This was argued successfully in the neighbouring juristiction when one of the Law Lords had to recuse himself from the Pinochet extradiction hearing because the wife of the Law Lord in question had once worked as a secretary for Amnesty International.
Judge Devins refused and in a manner that led one visiting barrister to feel that a written complaint to the President of the District Court was warranted.
The behaviour of Judge Devins in subsequent Shell to Sea cases led to Judicial Review procedures being taken against her which were upheld and other successful applications to the High Court in relation to her remand of some activists to jail.
There has since been a typical 'Irish solution' to this mess - Devins still sits at the regular Court on the second Wednesday of each month; Shell to Sea cases are now heard at Special Courts, usually lasting a week at a time for which special roving District Court judges are brought in (like bussed-in cops and Shell mercenary security) to spread the judicial participation in the political criminalisation of Shell to Sea.
Surely now that Devins has been shown to have a financial interest in this project, those convicted by Devins wife have a case for appealing their convictions based on a conflict of interest
Devins has totally worn out credability but that won't matter to Fianna Fail they have just appointed another bunch of their cronies to be circuit court judges so their crimes will continue.
The opposition parties know full well what is going on but choose to stay silent just as they did with the complaints of S2S that they were denying the rights of Irish people to international law by not ratifying the Aarhus agreement.
An accurate archive needs to be kept of all politicians, Gardai, and judges that have commited crimes against the Irish people and some day we can hold them accountable.
Devins office in Sligo should be site of protests against Shell
This is the calibre of people running this country. Its all about feathering their own nests