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national / crime and justice / press release Tuesday January 19, 2010 10:38 by Ardoyne Republican   text 1 comment (last - tuesday january 19, 2010 15:28)
Media Statement on behalf of the victim of abuse by person named “X” by the Sunday Tribune:
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A survivor comes down to the GPO to give his support.
dublin / crime and justice / news report Sunday January 17, 2010 19:59 by John Ayres   image 5 images
Kevin Flanagan protests out side the GPO in Dublin, highlighting the lack of response from the government after the 3 reports have been published. read full story / add a comment
galway / crime and justice / opinion/analysis Tuesday January 12, 2010 01:02 by donkylemore
On the 61st anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. - (UDHR)
I quote Oscar wilde more than all the others; he more than anyone would have appreciated

this charter . It is just that it is not binding .it is not a law. It is aspirational ; but it is

inspirational . You don’t need to read it through. The language is turgid in places. Its meant to

endure . After 60 years the wording may seem esoteric .but if you re read it , ask yourself ;

how else could this be written to relate to all society.
I believe it is written for all the children of the womb of the Universe .
But , I will confess that I quote Oscar not only because he is one of the most quoted people in

the history of English language .
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international / crime and justice / news report Monday January 11, 2010 07:30 by Rose Kelleher
This is a story about problems of security faced by former members of the royal Nepali family. A former princess was threatened and the perpetrators are being brought to justice in Kathmandu This article covers the details of the court case. read full story / add a comment
international / crime and justice / news report Friday January 01, 2010 09:50 by vinyl   video 1 video file
I set out to find what the law was in China with regard to diminished responsibility and mental illness. There is provision, but it seems not to have been followed. So much for the judical process. read full story / add a comment
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mayo / crime and justice / news report Saturday December 19, 2009 18:44 by Rudiger   text 5 comments (last - tuesday december 22, 2009 14:17)   image 4 images
Maura Harrington stated in court "the reality at Glengad is that Justice and the Law are mutually exclusive" and as the general secretary of the Garda Representative Association (GRA), PJ Stone eloquently put it this week, sometimes “justice is worth fighting for”. read full story / add a comment
national / crime and justice / news report Tuesday December 15, 2009 14:32 by damh   text 8 comments (last - thursday december 17, 2009 18:59)
Justice in erris.

Is clean water and fresh air and a safe enironment to live in now considered a passionate belief ?

One would wonder how to interprate judge Haughton's concluding words in court on thurs, last before he sent Maura Harrington to jail for 9 months. read full story / add a comment
national / crime and justice / press release Tuesday December 08, 2009 22:41 by Mairtin Og Meehan
Last month in it's 22ND report, the Independent Monitoring Commission (IMC) alleged that Concerned Families Against Drugs (CFAD) were, 'a vigilante group who was responsible for a number of punishment shootings and pipe-bombings of suspected Drug Dealers' in the North Belfast area.
Although, we were surprised and dismayed at these unfounded allegations, given that the IMC had not contacted CFAD before issuing its report. CFAD complained to the IMC through our legal representative and were subsequently invited to meet with the IMC today (8/12/09).

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national / crime and justice / press release Wednesday December 02, 2009 23:57 by Ardoyne Republican
Throughout the past year or so, CFAD has taken a large amount of dangerous narcotics off the streets, highlighted the scourge of drugs in working-class communities and exposed dozens of drug barons to the wider public. Our record speaks for itself and people who live in Nationalist areas of North Belfast know only too well, the positive impact our anti-drug campaign has had.
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national / crime and justice / opinion/analysis Thursday November 26, 2009 23:56 by jolo
background to a serious fraud in Irish banking and investment read full story / add a comment
national / crime and justice / press release Monday November 16, 2009 00:21 by Ardoyne Republican
“Earlier today a Republican Network for Unity Ard Comhairle delegation, returning from a series of meetings in Glasgow, was detained at Belfast International Airport arrivals by a group of approximately twenty (20) uniformed and plain clothed RUC/PSNI members. As one an Ard Comhairle member from Derry was being questioned, the plain clothed RUC/PSNI man menacingly told him that he was well aware of the make up of the individual’s family and of the details and names of his children. The same plain clothed RUC/PSNI man then inquired if he had any information on those he was travelling with and/or of the RNU in general.
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national / crime and justice / press release Tuesday November 10, 2009 12:55 by CFAD   text 1 comment (last - tuesday november 10, 2009 13:27)
IMC claimed last week that CFAD was involved in shootings and pipe-bombings in Belfast. read full story / add a comment
cork / crime and justice / press release Thursday November 05, 2009 13:04 by Blissett   text 2 comments (last - thursday november 05, 2009 19:52)
Ógra Shinn Féin in Cork have responded to the growing drugs crisis in the city, with seven drug related deaths in recen months, by launching a New anti-drugs campaign.

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Willie O'Dea admits lying to High Court
limerick / crime and justice / news report Sunday November 01, 2009 16:16 by Limerick Born   text 2 comments (last - monday november 02, 2009 14:10)   image 3 images
Willie O'Dea,Irish Minister for Defence admits giving false evidence to High Court after tape of what he really said emerged. Makes you wonder he much truth he is telling about Irish neutrality. read full story / add a comment
international / crime and justice / press release Saturday October 24, 2009 11:15 by Brendan Butler   text 1 comment (last - saturday october 24, 2009 13:50)
The rejoicing at the release of Sharon Commins and Hilda Kawuki must be tempered with the behind scenes in negotiations with war criminals read full story / add a comment
international / crime and justice / opinion/analysis Thursday October 22, 2009 13:49 by Hans Scholl   video 1 video file
Amnesty International has just released a new video of activists taking to the streets of Dublin demanding justice for those killed in the Gaza/Southern Israel conflict last January and says that the human rights situation in the Occupied Palestinian Territories must not become an obstacle to investigations into serious violations of international law reported during the conflict in Gaza and southern Israel.

Join their facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/home.php#/pages/Amnesty-Ireland...ef=nf read full story / add a comment
Blocking the gate
mayo / crime and justice / feature Thursday October 15, 2009 11:54 by Jen Debender   text 25 comments (last - saturday october 24, 2009 15:57)   image 20 images   video 2 video files
This morning the 14 October, a local resident blocked the entrance gate to a Shell construction site for which there is no planning permission, refusing to move until some proof that Shell's actions are legal were provided. read full story / add a comment
Family and supporters of Camp Ashraf detainees outside Iraqi Embassy in London
international / crime and justice / news report Thursday October 15, 2009 09:31 by Rose Kelleher   image 1 image
How international solidarity and a 73 day hunger strike brought the Iraqi government to release illegally held Iranian opposition members read full story / add a comment
national / crime and justice / opinion/analysis Monday October 12, 2009 12:48 by Sean Matthews- personal capacity
Early this year, members of Belfast WSM and ex Black Panther Ashanti Alston met representatives from Concerned Families against Drugs (CFAD) read full story / add a comment
dublin / crime and justice / news report Monday September 28, 2009 19:49 by Red & Black   text 11 comments (last - wednesday september 30, 2009 20:03)   image 1 image
Last night a man wearing dark clothes threw a petrol bomb through the window of the Dept. of Finance on Merrion Street in Dublin. There was little damage done to the building itself, although the window was smashed and the window-frame was seriously damaged. read full story / add a comment
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