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national / crime and justice / feature Thursday June 27, 2013 23:00 by ciara 31 comments (last - sunday september 29, 2013 13:31) 3 images 1 video file
The astonishing tapes show senior manager John Bowe, who had been involved in negotiations with the Central Bank, laughing and joking as he tells another senior manager, Peter Fitzgerald, how Anglo was luring the State into giving it billions of euro. Mr Fitzgerald had not been involved in the negotiations with the Central Bank and has confirmed he was unaware of any strategy or intention to mislead the authorities. Mr Bowe, in a statement last night, categorically denied that he had misled the Central Bank.
The audio recordings are from the bank's own internal telephone system and date from the heart of the financial crisis that brought the State to its knees in Sept 08.
Anglo itself was within days of complete meltdown – and in the years ahead would eat up €30bn of taxpayer money. Mr Bowe speaks about how the State had been asked for €7bn to bail out Anglo – but Anglo's negotiators knew all along this was not enough to save the bank. read full story / add a comment
international / crime and justice / news report Wednesday June 26, 2013 07:17 by Brian Clarke 18 comments (last - tuesday july 02, 2013 23:13) 12 images 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
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
A memoir based in Dublin, Ireland. read full story / add a comment
international / crime and justice / news report Tuesday June 04, 2013 11:30 by Sam Malone 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 1 comment (last - tuesday may 28, 2013 17:56)
Should we abolish TDs' immunity from arrest (if coming to/from Dail)?
"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 66 comments (last - saturday may 25, 2013 22:35) 1 image 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 15 comments (last - thursday may 23, 2013 07:36) 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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Next Friday there are a couple of commemorative public events taken place on the anniversary of the 1974 Dublin and Monaghan bombings.
The annual wreath laying and oration at the Talbot Street memorial in the morning and a mass in the afternoon. read full story / add a comment
dublin / crime and justice / event notice Tuesday April 23, 2013 20:42 by anon 3 comments (last - saturday november 29, 2014 14:34)
This Fri Apr 26th there is a meeting to discuss corruption in Irish Society. This meeting will be dealing with Garda malpractice.
This meeting is being hosted by four Independent TDs. It will be held in the Red Cow Hotel, Dub 22 read full story / add a comment
national / crime and justice / other press Friday April 19, 2013 16:11 by Joe Mc 2 comments (last - saturday april 20, 2013 12:13)
A couple sent to prison in connection with the 1989 murder of alleged IRA informer, Joe Fenton , have asked that the contents of a "secret dossier" seen by prosecutors be made public. read full story / add a comment
national / crime and justice / news report Thursday April 04, 2013 22:37 by RoyalDutchShellPlc.com 1 comment (last - tuesday april 09, 2013 15:53) 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
international / crime and justice / news report Tuesday March 19, 2013 21:06 by Palestine News 1 comment (last - wednesday march 20, 2013 15:17) 2 images 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
Things are starting to happen, and we are organising ourselves to be an effective anti-corruption movement.
NOTICE OF MEETING - TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN. You are cordially invited to attend a meeting of INTEGRITY IRELAND
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international / crime and justice / opinion/analysis Tuesday March 12, 2013 18:40 by Brian Clarke 1 comment (last - wednesday march 13, 2013 10:56) 1 image 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
international / crime and justice / news report Sunday February 24, 2013 10:21 by Brian Clarke 1 comment (last - monday february 25, 2013 15:30) 2 images 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 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 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
national / crime and justice / other press Sunday January 13, 2013 18:39 by SM 2 comments (last - wednesday january 16, 2013 14:47) 1 image
The continuing opposition by loyalists to the decision by Belfast city council to limit the flying of the Union Jack (bringing it into line with other council chambers) is a product of a deeply sectarian colonial settlement that smothers the importance of class. read full story / add a comment
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
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