Archive for the ‘Justice’ Category
By Jacob Richards
What a strange world we live in! Who would have thought that someone who sheds light on the most heinous of war crimes would face 35 years in prison while those responsible should face no justice at all? Yet that is exactly the situation the United States Government has allowed come to pass.
The announcement by The Minister for Justice, Alan Shatter, that survivors of Bethany Home would not be included in a redress scheme has been met with great anger and disappointment. Mr Shatter, speaking on RTE radio one on 24th July stated that children who had been fostered out to inappropriate care were not the responsibility of either Bethany Home or of the State. Furthermore the role of the Home as a mother and baby home was another reason for its exclusion from the redress scheme.
Clare Daly TD has welcomed the Minister for Transport Leo Varadkar’s calls for a Garda Ombudsman investigation into the Penalty Points Controversy. Speaking on the matter Clare said, “The minister’s calls for an ombudsman investigation clearly vindicate the argument put forward by myself and others that there are still questions left unanswered regarding the Penalty Points issue and that Assistant Commissioner, John O’ Mahony’s investigation left much to be desired.”
Response to Assistant Commissioner’s Internal Review (“the Internal Review”) and Garda Professional Standards Unit report (“GPSU Report”) regarding the Penalty Points Controversy & Garda Malpractice
Mick Wallace TD, Luke Ming Flanagan TD, Clare Daly TD, Joan Collins TD