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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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Peace Process Ireland Shredded by MI5
international / crime and justice / opinion/analysis Friday November 02, 2012 03:49 by BrianClarkeNUJ   image 1 image
The shooting dead yesterday, at 7.30 a.m of a senior prison officer of Maghaberry jail while a major security alert was in progress, just a little further along the motorway, at a shopping centre in Sprucefield, near Lisburn, as bomb disposal experts were checking a car, confirms that MI5 have succeeded in finishing the Peace Process in Ireland with their return to internment. While politicians on all sides went through the synthetic motions of condemning the killing, most of them ignored in the last couple of years, the underlying work needed to address justice, to bring real peace.
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national / crime and justice / opinion/analysis Friday October 19, 2012 12:40 by Gale Vogel   text 7 comments (last - sunday november 04, 2012 17:50)
Children have been protected in our constitution. Protecting our young is reflected in how our laws are enforced and not only in our legislation. The topic is symptomatic of our society today and is reflected in other areas too and how we all consider one another. read full story / add a comment
Map of oil and gas exploration in Irish territory
national / crime and justice / feature Wednesday September 19, 2012 23:33 by WSM   text 3 comments (last - thursday october 11, 2012 22:51)   image 2 images   video 1 video file   1 attached file
€1,600 billion. That is the figure for Irish Oil & Gas reserves already licensed revealed this morning in a detailed report from Shell to Sea using the energy corporations own reports and estimates. People in Ireland will see almost no benefits from this incredible wealth because the Irish state gives these reserves to the corporations at the cheapest terms in the world. read full story / add a comment
international / crime and justice / other press Saturday August 25, 2012 13:08 by Jordan Shilton   text 3 comments (last - wednesday november 21, 2012 10:48)
The Oslo District Court returned a verdict this week finding Anders Behring Breivik guilty of murder over the twin July 2011 terrorist attacks in Norway that led to 77 deaths . The Islamophobe killer was found to be sane at the time of the attacks and sentenced to twenty-one years in prison . Jordan Shilton argues in WSWS today that the political establishment’s attempt to portray the killer as an insane “lone wolf” was part of a cover-up that started on the day the fascist was arrested. read full story / add a comment
national / crime and justice / opinion/analysis Wednesday August 15, 2012 16:03 by Gale Vogel   text 2 comments (last - saturday august 18, 2012 19:10)
Ongoing, challenging and confrontational development of justice faces many obstacles. The development of Law faces few. Who are the beneficiaries of decisions made by our leaders? read full story / add a comment
international / crime and justice / other press Sunday August 05, 2012 19:51 by pat c
Reminds me of how Andreas Baader committed suicide in his prison cell by shooting himself in the back of the head. Full text at link.

A 21-year old man was fatally shot in the head while handcuffed in the back of a police car in Arkansas. The police claim it was a suicide but victim's family has a hard time believing it.

Chavis Carter was arrested by two officers for carrying marijuana, after being detained at a traffic stop last Saturday. The officers say they searched him twice before placing him in the back of a police car wearing “double locked” handcuffs.
Carter allegedly called his girlfriend while at the traffic stop, telling her he’d call later from jail.

But shortly thereafter, the young man was found slumped over in the back of the police car with a fatal gunshot wound to the head. The officers claim they were nowhere near the car when the gun was fired. read full story / add a comment
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national / crime and justice / other press Friday August 03, 2012 12:14 by lefty   text 2 comments (last - monday august 06, 2012 14:41)   image 1 image
Ooooops!...Judge Mary Devins, notorious judge in many cases against shell to sea activists, is finally seen for the right wing racist she is as she trips over her own bigoted remarks read full story / add a comment
national / crime and justice / opinion/analysis Thursday July 26, 2012 19:34 by I. Greene
On Monday 18th June 2012, a group representing some of the bereaved Omagh families presented Northern Ireland Secretary of State Owen Patterson with a specially commissioned report claiming that the atrocity could have been prevented by both governments. After the meeting, a spokesperson for the families in a delicately veiled threat called on both governments to respond positively or face a court challenge. The relatives also told the waiting media “we have brought together all available evidence on the case and showed where the authorities on both sides of the border could have prevented the bomb attack on Omagh.” The report was commissioned from a group of London-based-consultants and is said to contain ‘fresh information’ on the Omagh bombing. There are some issues surrounding the report that are questionable and it would be in the public interest to know exactly who financed the commissioning of the report. read full story / add a comment
Up yours taxpayers. I'll still be living the high life, even when I eventually go to prison!
national / crime and justice / other press Tuesday July 24, 2012 23:52 by lefty   text 4 comments (last - friday august 03, 2012 12:55)   image 1 image
Fintan O'toole penned a rather interesting piece in the times regarding the privileged treatment of Sean Quinn who was imprisoned for contempt for 3 months. However evidently prison has a slightly different meaning for Mr Quinn and his ilk compared to the rest of us...plus ca change! read full story / add a comment
national / crime and justice / press release Sunday July 15, 2012 20:50 by Leo Malone
On Wednesday 11th July 2012 further truths were revealed regarding endemic corruption in the planning process. The Mahon tribunal revelations were only the tip of the iceberg and did nothing to resolve some serious issues. Minister Phil Hogan has a lot of work to do to clean up the planning process. in fact the minister for justice will also need to make sweeping changes too. read full story / add a comment
Justice for Eric Oliver!
international / crime and justice / press release Friday July 06, 2012 05:05 by Kefira Baron   image 1 image
On June 12th a group of over 10 local white residents stormed onto the property of the Oliver family home, shouting racial epithets and demanding that the family hand over Eric Oliver’s 16-year-old friend Mikey Vasquez.
The family refused and came under assault by the white mob, Eric came to his family’s defense and drove the mob away. The defeated mob members called the police to continue the attack on Eric Oliver. While Oliver was initially held on $100,000 bond, no arrests were made of the more than 10 white people who intruded onto the Oliver family’s property and assaulted its inhabitants. Police refused to take statements from neighbors who witnessed the attack. This Saturday July 7th, community members and activists will march in Bronson, Florida to demand justice for Eric Oliver. read full story / add a comment
international / crime and justice / other press Thursday July 05, 2012 13:17 by Tony Greenstein   text 2 comments (last - monday december 10, 2012 19:09)
3 years ago I carried the report that Farrouk Khaddoumi, the ex-PLO Foreign Secretary and deputy to Arafat, had alleged that Abu Mazan (Abbas) had co-operated in an Israeli plot to murder Arafat
. http://azvsas.blogspot.co.uk/2009/08/arafat-murdered-by....html read full story / add a comment
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national / crime and justice / feature Tuesday July 03, 2012 12:45 by One of NFI   text 1 comment (last - wednesday july 04, 2012 23:16)   image 1 image   video 1 video file
"Is there a safe way to frack? Probably: but not profitably; and
certainly not within the geology of a little emerald isle. " - Greg Palast, investigative Journalist read full story / add a comment
national / crime and justice / event notice Wednesday June 27, 2012 13:22 by One of No Fracking Ireland   text 5 comments (last - sunday july 01, 2012 02:57)   image 2 images
Enniskillen (No.6 Cafe Merlot) - Monday 2nd July 1pm
Carrick-On-Shannon (Bush Hotel) - Monday 2nd July 8pm
Dublin (Connolly Books, Temple Bar) - Tuesday 3rd July 1pm
Dublin (The Ireland Institute, Pearse St) - Tue 3rd July 7.30 pm
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