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national / crime and justice / opinion/analysis Monday September 05, 2011 09:13 by PrisonReporter
In 1981, the wishes of hunger strikers, including IRA prisoner Bobby Sands MP, were respected and doctors supervised political death-fasts in Occupied Ireland by political prisoners demanding their international rights as Irish POWs refused by Margaret Thatcher. However Marian Price and her sister Dolours Price were on hunger strike for 200 days while their comrades Michael Gaughan and Frank Stagg died, which Marian described as follows: read full story / add a comment
international / crime and justice / news report Friday August 26, 2011 00:04 by Fritz Watson   text 3 comments (last - saturday september 10, 2011 08:08)
He called aggressive war "the greatest menace of our times." International law defines crimes against peace as "planning, preparation, initiation, or waging of wars of aggression, or a war in violation of international treaties, agreements or assurances, or participation in a common plan or conspiracy for the accomplishment of any of the foregoing." All US post-WW II wars fall under this definition. ........
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international / crime and justice / other press Wednesday August 24, 2011 23:51 by No. 35   text 1 comment (last - thursday august 25, 2011 07:51)
According to an article in the Daily Mail the Allied Irish Bank gave "loans, guarantees and lines of credit" to the catholic church to enable them to pay more than $400m of compensation to victims of sexual abuse by catholic priests. read full story / add a comment
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national / crime and justice / press release Friday August 19, 2011 12:50 by RNU PRO   image 1 image
REPUBLICAN NETWORK FOR UNITY (RNU) Spokesperson MARTIN ÓG MEEHAN has welcomed the release of political Internee, Brendan Lillis. read full story / add a comment
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national / crime and justice / press release Monday July 25, 2011 20:32 by RNU PRO   image 1 image
RNU activists in Ireland, Scotland and America, have over the last few days been very proud to participate in the campaign and 4 day fast to call for the immediate release of Brendan Lillis. read full story / add a comment
dublin / crime and justice / opinion/analysis Saturday July 23, 2011 20:29 by Captain america
Forget so-called conspiracy theories. Instead look at reality. Dare ask yourselves who actually seems to have benefited from the 9-11 calamity. In light of the debt ceiling debates and continuous politics as usual of Washington D.C., it is time for the American people and individual states of this federation to look at a troubling set of facts. There seems to have been “several” beneficiaries of 9-11 that don’t exactly fit the story line we were constantly fed by the propaganda machine and mainstream media as to how to connect the dots (which we were rhetorically asked to do). read full story / add a comment
mayo / crime and justice / news report Thursday July 21, 2011 12:59 by Bob
Early Thursday morning at 3am Mayo County Council illegally removed a caravan from private property in Aughoose, opposite Shell's temporary compound. People from the Rossport Solidarity Camp were woken by the noise and ran down to the road in pyjamas to find their caravan being loaded onto a flatbed trailer. The gardaí present said to "take it up with the County Council" if there was a problem. When questioned as to why they were doing it at 3am if the removal of the caravan was lawful, there was no response. read full story / add a comment
national / crime and justice / news report Friday July 08, 2011 12:12 by Justin Morahan   text 3 comments (last - friday july 15, 2011 22:36)
Thirty one prosecutions of an innocent man, followed by perjury, cover up, scandalous conduct by judges, barristers, solicitors, Courts Service and DPP's office, assaults by Gardaí etc - there was a long story to tell about the shameless judicial system in Ireland outside our Houses of Parliament two days ago.

This story is one that could also come under the Rights and Freedom heading as well as under "Crime and Justice". Kevin Tracey has been the victim of criminal behaviour but he has also been deprived of his human rights and of freedom to live a normal life with his family in peace. read full story / add a comment
national / crime and justice / event notice Wednesday July 06, 2011 00:39 by Human rights
Kevin will sit outside the gates of Leinster House from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. read full story / add a comment
national / crime and justice / press release Tuesday July 05, 2011 23:36 by Kevin Tracey


INNOCENT ON ALL CHARGES BUT DENIED THE RIGHT TO PROSECUTE THE WRONGDOERS BEFORE A JUDGE AND jURY

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international / crime and justice / other press Monday July 04, 2011 23:59 by Nortsider   text 3 comments (last - friday july 08, 2011 12:15)
In March 2002, while police were investigating the disappearance of thirteen-year-old schoolgirl Millie Dowler, the "News Of The World" hacked into Millie's phone messages with the help of its own full-time private investigator, Glenn Mulcaire. read full story / add a comment
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dublin / crime and justice / other press Monday July 04, 2011 01:38 by Seán Ryan   text 1 comment (last - monday july 04, 2011 23:18)   image 1 image
On the 15th of May last year, Éirígí staged a protest on and outside the Anglo Irish Bank. The gardaí, led by Superintendent Joe Gannon (of Shell To Sea fame), were brutal in their response. The final trial has been heard.

Get an inside look at the whole scandal. read full story / add a comment
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international / crime and justice / feature Thursday June 30, 2011 23:34 by indyjourno   image 6 images
The Force Research Unit (FRU) was a covert military intelligence unit set up by the British Military of Defence sometime between 1979 and 1981. Its motto was ‘Fishers of Men’. Its remit was to recruit and run double agents in the paramilitary groups in the 6 counties. At its peak the FRU had up to 80 officers and about 100 support staff dealing with hundreds of informers. The FRU were in collusion with loyalist paramilitaries during the 1980’s and 90’s that led to the murder of dozens of catholics including high profile solicitor Pat Finucane. Despite having been exposed in British Tribunals and in the press of collusion with loyalist paramilitary gangs, a rebranded FRU has been involved in illegal operations in Iraq and Libya showing that the British establishment not only knew about the collusion but also actively encouraged it and rewarded those of its officers who were engaged in these activities.
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national / crime and justice / press release Thursday June 30, 2011 16:07 by RNU PRO   image 1 image
Speaking in support of the Loughisland victims, CARL REILLY, Chairperson of the REPUBLICAN NETWORK for UNITY (RNU) said; "The Loughinisland Report will be remembered far longer for Al Hutchinson’s Houdini like twists to escape finding RUC collusion, than for any truths revealed about the victims marked for death by the UVF for watching an Ireland World Cup match. read full story / add a comment
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national / crime and justice / press release Wednesday June 29, 2011 13:01 by RNU PRO   image 1 image
REPUBLICAN NETWORK for UNITY Spokesperson, MARTIN ÓG MEEHAN has expressed his disgust at the joint MI5/British Army and PSNI intimidation of Republican families outside Banbridge on Sunday 26 June, 2011. read full story / add a comment
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dublin / crime and justice / event notice Monday June 27, 2011 23:34 by 1 of Real Democracy Now! Ireland   text 3 comments (last - friday july 01, 2011 16:02)   image 7 images
Real Democracy Now! Ireland Public Assembly
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national / crime and justice / other press Monday June 27, 2011 03:20 by Skippy
It has now been revealed that the order of nuns who ran the notorious Magdalene laundry in Drumcondra were receiving thousands of pounds through wills and legacies during the period while hundreds of women and young girls were forced to work six days a week for no pay and no pension.
On a number of occasions they had radio appeals made on their behalf by several priests. read full story / add a comment
national / crime and justice / other press Monday June 13, 2011 02:15 by Gavin R. Putland   text 17 comments (last - friday august 12, 2011 08:51)
The reversal of the onus of proof in drug-possession cases is incompatible with the rule of law and is therefore unconstitutional in all jurisdictions. read full story / add a comment
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dublin / crime and justice / press release Sunday June 12, 2011 16:23 by JUSTICE FOR RACHEL PEAVOY CAMPAIGN   image 1 image
Rachel Peavoy was a 30 year old mother of two young boys. On Jan 11 2010 Rachel froze to death in her home which she had pleaded with her landlords Dublin City Council to be moved for 3 years without success.

Her living conditions were of inhumane standards. She was isolated in a derelict block of flats with major anti social and drug dealing problems and also major maintenance problems. We want answers to why she was left to die in such conditions by Ireland's biggest landlord Dublin City Council. Many more still live in such conditions and this should never be allowed happen again. The human rights of these people need to be respected. read full story / add a comment
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dublin / crime and justice / event notice Sunday June 12, 2011 16:12 by Justice For Rachel Peavoy   text 5 comments (last - wednesday july 13, 2011 17:23)   image 1 image
17 June · 02:30 PM - 04:30 PM - Dublin City Council Ballymun Civic Centre read full story / add a comment
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