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national / crime and justice / press release Wednesday September 11, 2013 23:22 by ShellToSea   image 1 image
Eight campaigners are due to appear in Belmullet District Court this Wednesday (11th Sept) charged in relation to protesting against the Corrib Gas project.

Included among the eight campaigners are both Shell to Sea spokespersons Maura Harrington and Terence Conway along with Pobail Chill Chomin spokesperson John Monaghan.

Also due to appear in court is Gerry Bourke, the farmer who provided the field for the Rossport Solidarity Camp for the last two years. [1] read full story / add a comment
national / crime and justice / opinion/analysis Sunday September 08, 2013 21:38 by I.Green
The British and Irish governments are facing fresh demands for a new inquiry into their police and intelligence agencies including the involvement of the FBI in the withholding vital information on the Omagh bombing. One of the most disturbing pieces of information to emerge refers to an e-mail sent between David Rupert and his MI5/FBI handlers which warned of a bomb attack in Omagh. read full story / add a comment
national / crime and justice / opinion/analysis Sunday September 08, 2013 08:20 by M. O hAnluain
Unfortunately, it appears that Ireland has become increasingly more interested in hanging onto the shirt tails of the US than ever before, allowing agents from that country to work within the boundaries of this state without adequate clearance. For years, this so called neutral state has continuously been abused by the covert activities of the British Security Services and now we have additional interference by the US, impinging here at will. The rendition flights at Shannon are one typical example, another case in point was the involvement of US agents in the McKevitt trial in 2003, where it emerged that MI5 and the FBI were running an informer within the jurisdiction for up to a decade. read full story / add a comment
#ReleaseMartinCorey
international / crime and justice / news report Thursday September 05, 2013 18:14 by Brian Clarke   image 1 image   video 1 video file
The proof that Britain's Secret Services MI5 in British Occupied ireland, are hell bent on undermining the Irish Peace Process, can be found in the contrasting treatment of Orange Order Loyalist Stephen Irwin, perpetrator of the Greysteel Massacre and the internment without charge or trial of traditional irish Republican, Martin Corey. If the Irish Peace Process works, MI5 will be out of their multi-million pound, State of the Art Palace Barracks in Holywood, County Down, minus their multi million pound budget, the prize of their turf wars with competing Secret Service MI6. read full story / add a comment
national / crime and justice / news report Monday August 12, 2013 18:02 by ciara   text 4 comments (last - tuesday august 13, 2013 19:17)
Pat Rabbitte is the Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources has walked away with a pension more than those working 30 years could save up for..

4 years service in the dail,means pat rabbitte of labour will walk away with a staggering 150 k pension per year,at a low 5% rate of tax,and he had the cheek to call us freeloaders when it came to the television license.

This man gets a whopping 150k a year -for a measly 4 years service in the dail,which begs the question how many other ministers are availing of overblown pensions like these and under what wafer thin conditions?

If we are to talk about people taking cuts,surley ministers pensions should be also laid out on the table,like nurses pay,teachers pay and garda pay and those on the state pension and welfare.

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national / crime and justice / news report Sunday August 04, 2013 15:20 by Ernie O'Malley   text 2 comments (last - tuesday august 06, 2013 07:18)   image 1 image   video 1 video file
those who oppose the take over of republicanism by 'former' pia men of newco are being threatened and shot. soe of those shot were involved in crime, crime that was supported by those who now claim the are involved in a 'clean up'. those being shot and threatened also not coincidently oppose the take over by outside forces. thos ebeing threatened include a mother of a fallen volunteer. read full story / add a comment
international / crime and justice / opinion/analysis Friday August 02, 2013 19:51 by Mattie Lennon
Switch care-homes with prisons read full story / add a comment
Price of Injustice
international / crime and justice / opinion/analysis Thursday July 18, 2013 08:07 by Brian Clarke   text 8 comments (last - tuesday july 23, 2013 14:34)   image 7 images   video 6 video files
Two co-ordinated gun attacks on 4 January 1976 in British Occupied Ireland, shot dead two unarmed members of the Reavey family and three members of the O'Dowd family, with another two wounded, one of them died a month later. These murders were part of a string of sectarian attacks on Catholics and Irish nationalists by an alliance of British soldiers and British police officers. Billy McCaughey from the police Special Patrol Group, admitted taking part and accused another British police officer, of being involved. His colleague, John Weir, said two British police officers and a British soldier were involved The O'Dowd and Reavey murders, in what became known as the murder triangle, were a major factor, in young men and women like 19 year old Martin Corey from nearby Lurgan, joining the IRA, to defend their communities from British State terrorism. read full story / add a comment
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international / crime and justice / news report Tuesday July 09, 2013 05:26 by Brian Clarke   text 11 comments (last - tuesday july 16, 2013 13:27)   image 6 images   video 2 video files
The power of the Executive to cast a man into prison without formulating any charge known to the law, and particularly to deny him the judgment of his peers, is in the highest degree odious and is the foundation of all totalitarian government whether Nazi or Communist. - Winston Churchill - Internment

Research commissioned by a group of British, backbench, Tory MPs conclude, that European judges have ruled more than 270 cases taken against Britain, has breached a Convention right. The final report, written by Robert Broadhurst, a legal researcher, found that since Britain signed up to the European Court of Human Rights jurisdiction in 1966, there are more than 350 rulings on UK violation of human rights.The number of judgments made against the UK violating human rights stands at 271, against only 86 ruling otherwise. read full story / add a comment
The guards lifting me by the arms and pulling me by the handcuffs
dublin / crime and justice / news report Monday July 08, 2013 15:20 by Shane   text 17 comments (last - monday december 30, 2013 10:49)   image 8 images   video 1 video file
At the counter-demonstration to Youth Defence's "Rally for Life" march, I was manhandled and arrested for no reason by plain clothes police. In the van, I was pepper sprayed several times while handcuffed behind my back and pinned to the ground. I was kept in a cell for about two hours before being released without charge. This is my account of what happened. read full story / add a comment
national / crime and justice / opinion/analysis Sunday June 30, 2013 21:50 by I. Greene
Despite the multiple cover-ups between the Garda Commissioner and the Justice Minister there still lingers an undercurrent of malpractice and deceit, which could only be resolved with an independent investigation. Lurking beneath the surface there appears to be dishonesty and cover-up and some within the Garda organisation are of the view that the Garda Commissioner should stand aside rather than be pushed later. read full story / add a comment
David Drumm: Contempt for the little people
national / crime and justice / feature Thursday June 27, 2013 23:00 by ciara   text 31 comments (last - sunday september 29, 2013 13:31)   image 3 images   video 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
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 Garda 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 Shells instructions, OSSL has distributed bribes on Shells 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
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