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In London alone 600 people a week more are now dying from heart attack because they were afraid to go to hospital.
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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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Safe Fracking - A Fairytale
international / crime and justice / news report Wednesday June 20, 2012 11:57 by Ban Fracking   text 10 comments (last - wednesday february 13, 2013 18:26)   image 1 image
Last week while covering the football in Poland, Pat Kenny's show on RTE radio 1, decided to interview Irish fracker, Oisin Fanning, chairman of San Leon, a company fracking for shale gas in Poland. People contacted the show and demanded the topic recieve balanced coverage and not just a pro-industry rant - eventually RTE agreed to allow Ewa Sufin of the Polish Green Party on air.

The usual industry spin and lies being repeated on RTE by Oisin Fanning were exposed by what Ewa Sufin had to say about fracking in her native Poland and why an EU wide ban must be put in place on this industry.

Below is a transcript of what Ewa Sufin said - you can listen to Oisin Fanning's interview via the RTE link below - iv starts at 1hr.27m read full story / add a comment
international / crime and justice / news report Friday June 15, 2012 19:29 by NFI   text 5 comments (last - monday february 04, 2013 06:59)
The media/gov and industry are not telling people that, in fact, fracking is a major 12 county national issue. This would result in rural Ireland being industrialised by the fracking industry and all the dangers and risks that come with this process.

This is also a huge cross-border issue, the same company that wish to frack in the north-west, want to begin operations in Fermanagh. Fermanagh is where the anti-fracking campaign will win or lose in Ireland.

Everyone on this island has a vested interest in ensuring that fracking does not proceed in Fermanagh.
We all have a duty to do something to help stop this destructive industry.

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national / crime and justice / press release Tuesday June 12, 2012 13:48 by RNU PRO   image 1 image
REPUBLICAN NETWORK FOR UNITY (RNU) Belfast Chairperson, Martin Óg Meehan has highlighted an upsurge of sectarian clashes in North Belfast. read full story / add a comment
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dublin / crime and justice / event notice Monday June 11, 2012 14:50 by Amnesty International Ireland   text 1 comment (last - monday june 11, 2012 19:30)   image 1 image
As part of Traveller Pride Week, Amnesty International Ireland, in collaboration with Pavee Point Travellers Centre and the Irish Network Against Racism are delighted to invite you to a screening of:

“A People Uncounted”

A powerful depiction of the racism experienced by Roma during the Holocaust and still today in Europe.

Following the screening we will have a panel discussion, including leading Romanian activist and academic, Eniko Vincze. read full story / add a comment
Human Rights Committee Faisal Sergio Tapia
international / crime and justice / news report Thursday June 07, 2012 06:11 by Palestine News   text 7 comments (last - sunday june 17, 2012 21:21)   image 1 image
European Committee for Human Rights Faisal Sergio Tapia complaint more of 600 children Killed by mercenaries in Syria since March 2011 read full story / add a comment
Dove motif on Talbot street memorial
national / crime and justice / event notice Thursday May 10, 2012 00:30 by Joe Murphy   text 9 comments (last - friday may 25, 2012 17:15)   image 23 images
Please find below the details of some of the upcoming public events to mark the 38th anniversary of the Dublin and Monaghan bombings read full story / add a comment
dublin / crime and justice / opinion/analysis Sunday April 22, 2012 22:11 by Shelly Shale   text 7 comments (last - thursday april 26, 2012 03:58)   video 3 video files
This is not a typical movie review describing the movie, plot, characters, and themes, as well as celebritizing each actor by naming every other movie appeared in, etc., and yet have very “little” to say about how the movie might relate to real life. We will refer to an American writer, namely Chris Hedges, Pulitzer Prize winning author of several important books, to help contextual this movie. Herein we visit a few major “themes” as related to social and political issues in the real life of the audience as drama of human history including that as compares to ancient Rome.
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international / crime and justice / other press Saturday April 07, 2012 01:13 by lefty   image 2 images
It's outrageous that John Kiriakou, a whistleblower, is the ONLY INDIVIDUAL TO BE PROSECUTED IN RELATION TO THE BUSH ADMINISTRATION'S TORTURE PROGRAM. read full story / add a comment
international / crime and justice / news report Thursday March 29, 2012 21:11 by Sam Malone   text 14 comments (last - wednesday april 04, 2012 18:36)
Well known crime journalist Paul Williams met with Kevin Tracey at Government Buildings today while the Dail debated for the last day the outfall of the Mahon Tribunal Report regarding corruption surrounding planning and involving high profile politicians such as ex Taoiseach Bertie Ahern and Padraig Flynn. What still needs to be addressed is the unlawful stripping of a full legal planning permission from Kevin Tracey in Dublin. Not only was his legal planning permission taken away from him but he was severely and cruelly punished for standing up for his rights to retain it and build his new house.

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A ROYAL PERVERT OF JUSTICE IN IRELAND
international / crime and justice / news report Thursday March 29, 2012 04:08 by BrianClarke   text 2 comments (last - saturday march 31, 2012 16:41)   image 1 image
Perverting the course of justice is common practice with un-elected Englishmen on Her Majesty's service, ruling autocratically in Occupied Ireland. For example, as Eamonn McCann pointed out recently; "Former Secretary of State Peter Hain gets to tell a judge who delivered a verdict he disapproved of that he's "off his rocker", while current incumbent, Owen Paterson, orders someone into prison because he reckons we'd all be better off with her out of the way.. read full story / add a comment
national / crime and justice / news report Saturday March 24, 2012 20:08 by Larry Kelly   text 3 comments (last - friday april 06, 2012 18:29)
The Mahon Tribunal Report exposes endemic corruption in public life which was very evident for many years. Bertie Ahern had to deal with corruption surrounding the Charles Haughey era and now Micheal Martin has to deal with the corruption surrounding the Bertie Ahern era. The question is - is Micheal Martin going to break the systemic line of corruption or will the next leader of FF be dealing with his corruption?
The most disturbing endemic corruption in this country is what happens to hundreds of people sucked into the legal system and it needs to be dealt with immediately. It is far more important as peoples lives are being detroyed. No ones life has been detroyed or will be destroyed with regard to the Mahon Report Corruption. read full story / add a comment
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national / crime and justice / press release Saturday March 17, 2012 13:15 by RNU Activist   image 1 image
REPUBLICAN NETWORK FOR UNITY (RNU) Spokesperson, MARTINÓG MEEHAN has slammed the brutal beating of an Armagh man last Friday night (9/3/12) by the unchanged RUC. read full story / add a comment
national / crime and justice / press release Monday March 12, 2012 17:53 by Andy Logan   text 8 comments (last - tuesday march 12, 2013 16:41)   1 attached file
Following his Requisition for a Sworn Publin Enquiry into Corruption in Ireland on the 28 Jan 2012 Daniel Doherty was jailed on the 24 Feb 2012, once again without any summons or court hearing. This has happened to him on at least 7 occasions and has been done to keep him quiet.
Minister Shatter you have a lot of work to do to clear up the corruption in the legal and justice system. It is simply not good enough. read full story / add a comment
national / crime and justice / news report Monday March 05, 2012 18:58 by Lurgan
As new details emerge which show that eight armed undercover British soldiers were targeting Sam Marshall at the time of his death in March 1990, a book to be launched this week will reveal further details.
The murdered man's relatives say , "As a result of information and facts concerning Sam’s killing which we have discovered in recent times, we are now convinced that members of British state forces, including British military intelligence and the Special Branch, were directly involved in the planning and commission of his murder. We also believe that British government ministers are aware of that fact.
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international / crime and justice / other press Friday March 02, 2012 14:17 by Sam Malone   text 10 comments (last - tuesday april 03, 2012 23:26)
Congratulations to Ian Bailey who eventually scored a victory in the Supreme Court yesterday, ultimately at a huge cost to the State. The questin is what will happen to the perpetrators of the frame up of Ian Bailey, particularly the Gardai. Surely this frame up can not become another cover up. Minister Alan Shatter you need to take focus of what is going on in the Justice and Legal System.

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The Political Interment Of Marian Price
international / crime and justice / news report Saturday February 04, 2012 11:35 by BrianClarkeNUJ   text 1 comment (last - saturday february 04, 2012 11:42)   image 1 image
A sectarian bigoted debate on the re-introduction of political internment without trial in the instance of Marian Price in British occupied Ireland with video. read full story / add a comment
national / crime and justice / news report Thursday February 02, 2012 02:26 by Justin Morahan   text 59 comments (last - saturday february 11, 2012 11:36)   image 1 image
The website www.rate-your-solicitor.com. has been shut down without trace. read full story / add a comment
international / crime and justice / press release Monday January 30, 2012 19:42 by scotish law reporter
INFORMATION likely to implicate Scottish Ministers & other figures in the Scottish Government involved in the awarding of ‘Dame’, the female equivalent of a “knighthood” to the Scotland’s former Lord Advocate Dame Elish Angiolini DBE QC (nee McPhilomy), has been angrily withheld from Freedom of Information requests by Scottish Government Civil Servants, after leaks to the media suggested Scottish Ministers were involved “via the backdoor” in ensuring recommendations were made to London that the controversial former Lord Advocate received a knighthood for ‘her services’ to Scots law.
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dublin / crime and justice / feature Saturday January 28, 2012 14:05 by Indyjourno   text 5 comments (last - wednesday january 02, 2013 14:01)   image 3 images   video 1 video file
Today's occupation is happening at 66-67 Great Strand Street, Dublin 1. Come down and support the occupation - get involved in the debate during the day. Today one of NAMA’s properties in Dublin has been opened to the public. The building will host a series of talks and workshops engaging the public in the questions that surround debt, property speculation and asking how we can use NAMA buildings for social and community purposes.
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