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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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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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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
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
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
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
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
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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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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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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
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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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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national / crime and justice / opinion/analysis Tuesday January 17, 2012 15:42 by PAW
We Need To Be the Change that we want, we can complain all day long but that will achieve nothing, we need to take direct action against these bullies, these criminals, if we are too scared to do it for ourselves then we should do it for our children, any parent worth their salt would do whatever it takes to protect their child and that is exactly how we need to see this situation, what are we doing to protect our kids from what is being taken from them now and what will be increasingly taken from them as they grow up? read full story / add a comment
international / crime and justice / news report Tuesday November 29, 2011 19:55 by Sam Malone   text 1 comment (last - wednesday november 30, 2011 18:34)
Kevin Tracey is recuperating from an illness and while he is ill four national newspapers have taken a motion to have his libel case against them struck out. The reasons given by them which are all too common is striking out bona fide cases are that his case is unsustainable, bound to fail and/or frivolous or vexatious. There is no ground taken by them that Kevin Tracey’s case be struck out for “want of prosecution”, due to inactivity on the case due to his illness. This was the previous ground used for striking out six other cases taken by Kevin Tracey for damages against the State where it had been proven that Kevin Tracey had been wrongfully and maliciously prosecuted. see www.indymedia.ie/article/99369 read full story / add a comment
international / crime and justice / press release Tuesday November 08, 2011 13:56 by robert green
Robert Green stands ALONE in a Stonehaven Court accused of "breach of the peace" for reporting the TRUTH. If you can get there please attend your presence and support is NEEDED in this landmark case. read full story / add a comment
international / crime and justice / news report Monday October 31, 2011 19:48 by PAW
Does MINISTER for JUSTICE Alan Shatter really want secrecy to surround the costs involved in Family Law Cases? Does he Have a reason to want Solicitors to have a wall of protection around them when desperate families could be getting swindled at the hands of a corrupt member of the Law Society? read full story / add a comment
national / crime and justice / press release Friday October 28, 2011 10:29 by PAW   text 2 comments (last - saturday october 29, 2011 18:42)
Open Letter to AnTaoiseach Enda Kenny T.D., Alan Shatter T.D. And all concerned parties in the Raphoe Report: After many delays of the Raphoe report, which is being investigated by The National Board for Safeguarding Children in the Catholic Church (NBSCCC), we are requesting that the abuse survivors do not have to wait any longer for their findings. This report when it is finally completed will be forwarded to the Bishop of Raphoe who will decide when to make it public. read full story / add a comment
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