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Public Inquiry
Interested in maladministration. Estd. 2005

offsite link Garda corruption: the stripped down truth

offsite link Will Pat Hickey turn up for his trial? Anthony

offsite link Garda breath tests letter Anthony

offsite link Daniel McConnell: Happy to wear establishment blinkers Anthony

offsite link State failing in its duty to enforce law Anthony

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The Saker
A bird's eye view of the vineyard

offsite link The Eurozone has likely entered its final calendar year, contraction coming Mon Oct 23, 2017 05:10 | The Saker
by Ramin Mazaheri The historical trend of the euro and its previous incarnations has followed this historical pattern, when we take a leftist view: The Eurozone is dominated by France

offsite link Putin?s answers a US journalist on the Ukraine Sun Oct 22, 2017 18:58 | The Saker
Thanks to Eugenia for translating and subtitling this interesting exchange! (please give the player a few seconds to load) UPDATE: I know that some have problems loading this video –

offsite link The Ben Stimson Case: Prosecuted For Fighting Fascism in Ukraine Sun Oct 22, 2017 15:38 | The Saker
by Christopher Black for the Near Eastern Outlook On July 14 this year a British man from the Manchester area named Benjamin Stimson, aged 41, a man the London Times

offsite link Catalonia and the rest of us Sun Oct 22, 2017 05:10 | The Saker
by Robert Scarcia This article follows a heartfelt email message regarding the political developments in Catalonia, which I sent both the Saker and Ramin Mazaheri, the only ?sakerista? I had

offsite link CrossTalk travels to Sochi to attend Valdai Discussion club EXTENDED VERSION Sun Oct 22, 2017 04:49 | Scott
CrossTalk: Imagining Russia (EXTENDED VERSION)   CrossTalk has travelled to Sochi to attend Valdai Discussion club. On this edition of the program we discuss Russophobia and its impact on U.S.-Russia

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Human Rights in Ireland

offsite link What Ireland can gain from international guidance on Article 19 UNCRPD Mon Oct 23, 2017 12:53 | Eilionoir Flynn

offsite link Repeal or Replace? Tue Oct 03, 2017 06:31 | Fiona de Londras

offsite link An Abortion Law Immune from Constitutional Review? Thu Sep 28, 2017 20:14 | Fiona de Londras

offsite link Should the pro-choice movement support a new constitutional provision on abortion? Wed Sep 27, 2017 16:19 | Eoin Daly

offsite link Replace v Repeal and the Politics of Legal Certainty Thu Sep 21, 2017 10:57 | Máiréad Enright

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Cedar Lounge
For lefties too stubborn to quit

offsite link ? a hard border ?. 15:16 Mon Oct 23, 2017 | irishelectionliterature

offsite link Culture wars, politics and other diversions? 11:59 Mon Oct 23, 2017 | WorldbyStorm

offsite link Unconscionable 07:44 Mon Oct 23, 2017 | WorldbyStorm

offsite link The Republican Tradition ? Des O Hagan, Repsol Pamphlet No. 16, Official Sinn Féin, 1975 03:44 Mon Oct 23, 2017 | WorldbyStorm

offsite link This week was the anniversary of one of the first recorded accounts of alien abduction? 13:51 Sun Oct 22, 2017 | WorldbyStorm

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irishelectionliterature - 15:16 Mon Oct 23, 2017
“…. I am calling for a hard border to be implemented to protect our local and national economy and to protect the influx migration entering Europe in my country, Europe?s back door. Who could have uttered these words? Arlene Foster? Sammy Wilson? John Taylor? ….. No it was Louth Fianna Fail Councillor Emma Coffey who […]A
WorldbyStorm - 11:59 Mon Oct 23, 2017
Always liked Tim Bale?s work, the British political historian wrote a fantastic book on the Tory party and has been invited to FF ardfheiseanna to talk about political parties and the journeys they conduct back from disaster. In the IT last week he offered ten lessons to FG and FF drawn from the recent UK […]A
WorldbyStorm - 07:44 Mon Oct 23, 2017
From RTÉ this morning… The Minister for Education has dismissed a claim that State-run second level schools in Co Tipperary have a Catholic ethos. Uh-huh? In 2015, Fionuala McGeever (head of Tipperary Education and Training Board) told local ETB school principals that “the Christian belief, ethos, and spirit of our schools is Catholic and this […]A
WorldbyStorm - 03:44 Mon Oct 23, 2017
To download the above please click on the following link. des-ohagen.pdf Please click here to go the Left Archive. Many thanks to the person who forwarded this to the Archive. This pamphlet, issued by Official Sinn Féin, was based on a lecture delivered at the University of Bangor, Wales. As the Introduction notes: …he traces […]A
WorldbyStorm - 13:51 Sun Oct 22, 2017
Thanks to the Bugle podcast for noting this, the curious story of a Brazilian farmer… Antônio Vilas-Boas (in many English sources misspelled “Villas-Boas”) (1934?1991) was a Brazilian farmer (later a lawyer) who claimed to have been abducted by extraterrestrials in 1957. Though similar stories had circulated for years beforehand, Vilas Boas’ claims were among the […]A
guestposter - 10:17 Sun Oct 22, 2017
Here’s one statement that really stood out for me this weekend. The whole emphasis now will be on painting those who want abortion on demand, and those who want no abortion, as similarly extreme, and the fallacy of the middle ground will be trotted out again and again. In this view, the ?moderate? position is […]A
WorldbyStorm - 19:34 Sat Oct 21, 2017
Another weekend another poll… FG 29% -1 FF 25% -1 SF 14% -2 IND 12% +2 IND ALLIANCE 4% +2 LP 6 +1 SOLIDARITY-PBP 4% NC GP 4% +2 SD 2% -2 3% MOE Hardly worth the effort I’d have thought given the MOE. The only real conclusion I’d have of any note is that […]A
WorldbyStorm - 13:31 Sat Oct 21, 2017
Seeing as I’ve mentioned John Christopher, I have been rereading his trilogy – The Tripods, and it?s extremely readable as well as thought-provoking. Christopher is now better known for that work and other of his what is these days termed YA fiction than his John Wyndhamesque, albeit not too cosy, catastrophe fiction that he in […]A
WorldbyStorm - 12:26 Sat Oct 21, 2017
This was reported earlier in the week… Using a radar sounder system that can examine underground structures, the orbiter initially found an opening 50 metres wide and 50 metres deep, prompting speculation that there could be a larger hollow. This week scientists at the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (Jaxa) confirmed the presence of a cave […]A
WorldbyStorm - 11:00 Sat Oct 21, 2017
IEL pointed to this a short while back? UK government papers from 1987 that reveal: Margaret Thatcher was briefed by civil servants when she was prime minister that punk was ?the most extreme form of ?pop? rebellion? and had peaked under the previous Labour government, newly released private papers reveal. Thatcher was also told before […]A

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