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Finally a response on behalf of the Minister ( after 14 months )


Fr. Niall Molloy

Friday afternoon this is an email My cousin Henry and myself were sent from the Department of Justice. We had a meeting with the Minister last year and she promised to get back to us after the summer break. We heard nothing and both of us wrote to the Minister and got not reply. On the 8th of August a letter was sent to the  Ombudsman complaining about the Minister’s non response to our meeting and letters. As a result of which the following was received by email. Interesting to see if hard copies will follow

Minister’s Reference: 0718095057

26  August, 2016

Dear Mr. McCourt,

I  have  been  asked by the Tánaiste and Minister for Justice and Equality,
Ms.  Frances Fitzgerald T.D., to refer to her meeting with you and Mr. Bill
Maher  on 1 July 2015, the matters outlined in the documents which you gave
to her at the…

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Irish Red Cross whistleblower Noel Wardick to appeal decision to sack him


THE Irish Red Cross whistleblower whose anonymous blog made allegations about financial irregularities at the charity has been sacked. Noel Wardick, who was forced to out himself as the author of t…

Source: Irish Red Cross whistleblower Noel Wardick to appeal decision to sack him

Frances Fitzgerald – Still no reply


Fr. Niall Molloy

It is now going on 14 months since members of the Molloy family met with Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald. She promised to respond to the meeting after the Summer break. ( Last year’s Summer break ) We still have heard nothing and despite again promising Denis Naughten TD last November that she would be in contact with the family. NOTHING. Also not answering letters from the family over the past year.

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>ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Former Education Ministers ‘not made aware’ of abuse


Oconnellpadd13's Blog

>ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Former Education Ministers ‘not made aware’ of abuse: “Gemma Hussey, who was education minister between late 1982 and 1986, noted that the report’s ‘vague’ reference to the ‘early 1980s’ meant it was unclear if she was minister at the time.’?”

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Thought of the Day : Consciousness:

Three poems by Tim Dwyer


The Galway Review

my photoTim Dwyer has recent and upcoming publications in The Stinging Fly, Boyne Berries, Revival and Skylight. He is a psychologist in a correctional facility and lives in the Hudson Valley of New York State. His mother was from Gort and his father was from the farm country near Loughrea. He recently returned to writing after many years. tjdwyer@frontiernet.net.

Three poems by Tim Dwyer

ANGEL ON EARTH

Mary O’Hara
Irish Harpist and Singer

I don’t always know

which memories are imagined.

Her songs were lullabies

rising from the family phonograph.

I hear them now

through a stack of losses,

feel the soothing

as only a child can

from the pure voice

of the beautiful girl

with the flowing hair

playing on her harp

the music of the air

before the tragedy

of her young poet’s death

before joining the sisterhood

and leaving this world

to seek the comfort of God.

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1Yi The Official Launch video*


Machholz's Blog

The Irish political system has failed to address the concerns of a growing number of Irish citizens. This fact has been stated time and time again by our political parties, politicians and others throughout Irish society, to no avail or functioning recourse. As a result, the Irish people are facing crisis after crisis including our health service, our water supply, homelessness and evictions.

A change in Irish politics is therefore necessary. A rebalancing of political power is required in order to rebuild the people’s shattered confidence in government, which has in the past been all too readily abused by politicians, parties, public servants and lobbyists.

We are therefore calling for the implementation of people-initiated referendums; a mechanism that means nationwide petitions can trigger a national referendum. This change will put Irish people at the centre of an inclusive political system and decision-making.

This is a tried and tested mechanism that is enjoyed in other countries around the world. Introducing the…

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This is Ireland for the ordinary Joe ! Who is not equal in the eyes of the LAW ! Compassion missing in Ireland??

Garda treatment of victims of crime described as ‘disconcerting’

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