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In the Name of the Father Release Martin Corey
international / crime and justice / news report Wednesday June 26, 2013 07:17 by Brian Clarke   text 18 comments (last - tuesday july 02, 2013 23:13)   image 12 images   video 14 video files
On 9 February 2005, then Prime Minister Tony Blair issued a public apology for the miscarriages of justice known as the Guilford 4, saying that he was "very sorry that they were subject to such an ordeal and such an injustice", and that "they deserve to be completely and publicly exonerated." If all this injustice happened in an open court, what chance does a 63 year old Irishman like Martin Corey have in a secret court, with secret paid evidence, where he has no idea of charge or length of sentence and is not allowed to defend himself? Giuseppe Conlon went to London, to simply help his son, as any good father would do on hearing of his son's wrongful arrest for terrorist offences, below is the nightmare that followed read full story / add a comment
international / crime and justice / press release Monday June 24, 2013 22:59 by Sam Malone
On Thursday 20/6/13 a number of Protestors attended the Dail in Kildare Street to repeat their claims of widespread criminal wrongdoing and corruption within the Garda Siochana (police) and Legal System in Ireland. The Protestors met with members of the Dail (Parliament) who promised to do something about the shocking stories they heard. In addition many lay people enquired as to the reason for the protest and were largely shocked by the stories told. read full story / add a comment
international / crime and justice / news report Tuesday June 04, 2013 11:30 by Sam Malone   text 1 comment (last - monday june 24, 2013 23:53)
On Thursday 30/5/13 a number to protestors attended the Dail in Kildare Street to repeat their claims of widespread criminal wrongdoing and corruption within the Garda Siochana (police). The recent Wallace Shatter story was overshadowed by the stories of those people protesting for justice in their cases. The majority of the protestors have been protesting for years and have indisputable evidence of criminal wrongdoing against them. read full story / add a comment
national / crime and justice / opinion/analysis Tuesday May 28, 2013 17:48 by Congalltee   text 1 comment (last - tuesday may 28, 2013 17:56)
Should we abolish TDs' immunity from arrest (if coming to/from Dail)?

Article 15.13
"The members of each House of the Oireachtas shall, except in case of treason as defined in this Constitution, felony or breach of the peace, be privileged from arrest in going to and returning from, and while within the precincts of, either House, and shall not, in respect of any utterance in either House, be amenable to any court or any authority other than the House itself."

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international / crime and justice / news report Wednesday May 22, 2013 19:19 by maothail lad   text 66 comments (last - saturday may 25, 2013 22:35)   image 1 image   video 2 video files

Source: Metropolitan Police, BBC, ITN, Sky, etc

An incident in South East London this afternoon where a man was run over and then beheaded by the two men in the vehicle. The two guys then went for the armed response unit and were shot.

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national / crime and justice / opinion/analysis Sunday May 19, 2013 15:37 by maothail lad   text 15 comments (last - thursday may 23, 2013 07:36)   image 1 image
Justice Minister Alan Shatter and Mick Wallace were on Prime Time last night to talk about the penalty points report and the appearance of Commissioner Martin Callinan at a Public Accounts Committee meeting earlier that day.

During the chat, Mr Shatter accused Mr Wallace of having been stopped by the Gardaí last May.
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national / crime and justice / news report Thursday April 04, 2013 22:37 by RoyalDutchShellPlc.com   text 1 comment (last - tuesday april 09, 2013 15:53)   image 2 images
OSSL claim that their company was a supplier to Shell in respect of the Corrib Gas Project. They allege that acting on Shell’s instructions, OSSL has distributed bribes on Shell’s behalf to parties connected with the project, including the Irish police force (the Garda) who have been the subject of serious accusations of wrong doing by environmental activists protesting against the project. The main accusation being that the Garda has acted as an offshoot of Shell security. read full story / add a comment
Faisal Sergio Tapia
international / crime and justice / news report Tuesday March 19, 2013 21:06 by Palestine News   text 1 comment (last - wednesday march 20, 2013 15:17)   image 2 images   video 1 video file
(LATIN AMERICA/PALESTINE) A Latin American has begun a hunger strike to express solidarity with the Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails, which are objects of torture, even in several cases have been killed by the severity of injuries. read full story / add a comment
Internment Without Trial
international / crime and justice / opinion/analysis Tuesday March 12, 2013 18:40 by Brian Clarke   text 1 comment (last - wednesday march 13, 2013 10:56)   image 1 image   video 1 video file
"IMAGINE! THEY DID NOT WANT TO KNOW! THEY LOOKED THE OTHER WAY!". Not many British commoners or citizens of the Irish scum states, want to think about secret courts, secret trials or internment without trial, these days. How often were the German people accused, of reacting to the rise of Hitler and his persecutions in these precise terms. "IMAGINE! THEY DID NOT WANT TO KNOW! THEY LOOKED THE OTHER WAY!" read full story / add a comment
Clare Daly  "A Tin-Pot African Dictatorship" Occupied Ireland
international / crime and justice / news report Sunday February 24, 2013 10:21 by Brian Clarke   text 1 comment (last - monday february 25, 2013 15:30)   image 2 images   video 1 video file
After her recent harassment by the resurrected heavy gang of the Gardai in the unfree southern Irish State, parliamentarian Clare Daly asked the Tánaiste or Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, the steps he had taken in his dealings with the British occupiers to highlight the wide-spread concern, that exists in Ireland with regard to persons being in prison without knowing the charges against them and without an open transparent trial. Below is a summary of the article which hopefully the socialist Quill will permit without censorship. read full story / add a comment
dublin / crime and justice / opinion/analysis Thursday February 07, 2013 13:26 by anon   text 8 comments (last - friday february 08, 2013 21:07)
SPANISH chef lost his sense of taste and had his skull reinforced with screws after being struck with a golf club and wooden samurai sword in a savage street assault.

Jorge Roca (40), from Valencia in Spain, insisted he still loves Ireland and Cork despite the unprovoked attack that left him fighting for his life.
Shane Cotter (20) of Annmount Cross, Friars Walk, Cork, who has 49 previous convictions, was jailed for three years for assault causing serious harm.

''Danny O'Brien (20) of Brandon Court, Dillons Cross, Cork, who produced the golf club used by Cotter to attack Mr Roca and who has 84 previous convictions, was jailed for 18 months for violent disorder.

The Spaniard told the Irish Independent he was disappointed with the sentences. "I am not a judge. I am a chef. But that was not really very good," he said.

Cotter later told Gardai: "I wanted to do damage. I was in a temper. I wanted to kill him."
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national / crime and justice / press release Monday January 21, 2013 19:02 by CPIR   text 5 comments (last - sunday january 27, 2013 20:32)
Statement of the Communist Party of the Irish Republic: Deformed Justice from Two Deformed States read full story / add a comment
dublin / crime and justice / opinion/analysis Wednesday December 12, 2012 21:34 by Con Carroll
do we remember some years ago. a African youth who with his friends was out playing football. if my mind recall it was during the Easter holidays. some years ago. today in Dublin the jury gave its verdict into the murder of this youth. we cant afford to be smug and sit back and say what can we do about it. becoming full with apathy. we cant afford to remain indifferent. with attitude it doesn't affect me. I'm ok to hell with the rest read full story / add a comment
Human Rights Lawyers Rosemary Nelson and Pat Finucane Murdered by British Government
international / crime and justice / news report Tuesday December 11, 2012 22:41 by Brian Clarke   text 13 comments (last - wednesday december 26, 2012 04:19)   image 8 images   video 4 video files
Murder of two leading International Human Rights Lawyers, sanctioned at the highest level, by the British Government in Occupied Ireland read full story / add a comment
national / crime and justice / opinion/analysis Monday December 10, 2012 15:17 by concerned citizen   text 4 comments (last - tuesday may 13, 2014 13:37)
''A deaf man has apologised for the death of a man who was hit by a bus following an alleged roadside altercation, a court has heard.

Edward Connors, who is profoundly deaf, has been charged with the manslaughter of Eoghan Dudley.

The 28-year-old died last Thursday evening after suffering severe head injuries in the incident in Dublin city centre.

Connors, 29, who has been living in a homeless hostel in Dublin, was brought before the city's District Court where proceedings were translated through a sign language interpreter.

Cahir O'Higgins, defending, requested that his client have an interpreter present when booked in to prison. He told the judge that Connors also relied on a methadone prescription and asked that all medical assistance be given to him in prison. No application was made for bail. The judge granted legal aid and requested the appropriate authorities to ensure whatever medical assistance is needed.''
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Poster for the 40th Anniversary with pictures of the three busmen who were killed. Please feel free to distribute.
national / crime and justice / feature Tuesday November 27, 2012 12:02 by Joe Murphy   text 11 comments (last - tuesday december 04, 2012 01:50)   image 26 images
A wreath-laying ceremony to honour and remember the three busmen who were killed will take place in Sackville Place at the site of the pavement memorial: ‘A Fallen Bouquet’.

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Marian Price Political Hostage
international / crime and justice / news report Saturday November 17, 2012 15:18 by BrianClarke   image 3 images   video 2 video files
A Public Meeting took place last night, Friday 16 of November 2012, in the House of Commons for the Promote Justice Campaign.

The Justice Campaign

is for Gerry McGeough, Marian Price and Martin Corey.

The Public meeting took place to examine and discuss the justice issues surrounding the imprisonment of Irish prisoners Gerry McGeough, Marian Price and Martin Corey in the House of Commons, Committee Room 15 20, November at 7 pm read full story / add a comment
dublin / crime and justice / opinion/analysis Friday November 16, 2012 07:08 by Carolyn Lambert   text 4 comments (last - thursday july 11, 2013 08:50)   image 1 image   1 attached file
This is the memoir of an Ordinary Person. A memoir that:
spans from December 2006 to May 2011;
describes the author's struggle against an "alleged" constructive dismissal by one of Ireland's leading law firms;
tells of the author's challenge to the Employment Appeals Tribunal to remain impartial;
outlines the author's application to the Legal Aid Board to provide assistance;
questions the validity of the Courts' Customer Service Strategic Plan, the internal systems and the treatment of people who cannot afford legal counsel; and
gives an account of the author's challenge to the Law Courts when she self-represented agains the Firm.

It is the story of a system that is protected by self-regulation and the separation of powers and which has thrived because of the unwritten Code of Practice.

It is the story of The Judiciary - An Ordinary Person's Perspective.

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national / crime and justice / news report Wednesday November 14, 2012 22:50 by Shelver
There were eight people due to appear in Belmullet district court today for charges arising from protest against the Corrib gas Project.

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