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Gardai who whistle blow on corruption, sexual assaults involving senior gardai and the justice department are being intimidated , harassed, bullied, falsely arrested, falsely accused of trumped up charges by High Ranking Officers, so as to ruin their reputation and make people believe they are criminals, when in fact its the high ranking officers that are corrupt. Hundreds of gardai are suffering appalling intimidation at the hands of these high ranking political appointed bullies.These whistle blowers are being forced to retire, resign, take a care break etc

Senior gardai get NBCI to investigate and stitch up the members who are whistle blowing so as to drive them over the edge and drop their complaints of corruption. More then 20 gardai/sergeants have reported corruption and have been bullied and intimidated so badly, some even contemplated suicide.

Below a few recent bullying cases all of them covered up by the justice departments

Garda Whistle blower who reported a murder abused while senior gardai cover it up

http://www.breakingnews.ie/ireland/daly-tells-dail-of-garda-ordered-to-claim-he-did-not-witness-shooting-671968.html

http://www.independent.ie/irish-news/politics/gardai-covered-up-murder-of-civilian-by-member-of-force-claims-independent-td-31146559.html

https://www.sundayworld.com/news/gardai-covered-up-murder-of-civilian-by-member-of-the-force-says-td

Anyone who exposes the corrupt people in justice gets their character assassinated and ruined, no matter who they are.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bEWW1gALQZA&feature=share

Whistle blower assaulted and falsely imprisoned by Ass Comm Derek Byrne

http://www.rabble.ie/2014/02/18/silencing-the-garda-whistleblowers/

Gardai have no where to turn to, to report sexual assaults, harassment by corrupt senior gardai, their last resort is to send letters and emails around.

A witch hunt was set up by NBCI and senior gardai to catch the gardai who were reporting the true corruption being committed by commissioner Fintan Fanning , Derek Byrne and John O Mahoney.

http://www.sundayworld.com/news/crimedesk/poison-pen-letter-rocks-garda-siochana

A number of gardai have committed suicide as a result of senior garda bullying and it is not getting any better for garda whistle blowers. The continued abuse of garda whistle blowers has to stop by corrupt political appointed senior gardai.

Garda whistle blower John Wilson

http://www.rte.ie/radio1/doconone/2014/0110/647599-documentary-podcast-garda-limped-whistleblower-john-wilson/

http://www.irishexaminer.com/ireland/gardai-took-action-against-us-because-we-spoke-out-say-whistleblowers-255832.html

http://www.northernsound.ie/news/claims-that-judge-pressured-whistleblower-to-drop-complaint/

https://soundcloud.com/oceanfm/i-have-no-regrets-garda-whistleblower-john-wilson-nwt-tues-10th-nov?utm_source=soundcloud&utm_campaign=wtshare&utm_medium=Twitter&utm_content=https%3A%2F%2Fsoundcloud.com%2Foceanfm%2Fi-have-no-regrets-garda-whistleblower-john-wilson-nwt-tues-10th-nov

Every garda and sergeant that reported senior garda corruption to Oliver Connelly was warned off or ignored and then isolated and bullied/intimidated/harassed on the orders of senior garda management.

“John Wilson said he made a formal complaint on April 4th, 2012 to the then confidential recipient, Oliver Connolly, but he received no response” ignored just like a numerous other gardai.

http://www.irishtimes.com/news/ireland/irish-news/john-wilson-found-high-number-of-pulse-entries-on-ian-bailey-1.2041434

http://www.irishmirror.ie/news/irish-news/crime/whistleblower-john-wilson-reveals-hes-3412696

http://www.thejournal.ie/garda-whisteblower-john-wilson-allegations-corruption-1413664-Apr2014/

http://www.herald.ie/news/gardai-got-rid-of-100k-penalty-points-for-pals-28963540.html

“Don’t forget my proximity to the minister, and don’t think I didn’t have a word in his ear.”

He said Mr Connolly told her to “play the political game and she might get preferential treatment elsewhere”.
http://www.irishexaminer.com/ireland/garda-warned-to-drop-her-sex-attack-complaint-260225.html

Whistle blower Garda Keith Harrison

http://www.irishtimes.com/news/crime-and-law/courts/high-court/garda-whistleblower-claims-disciplinary-inquiry-malicious-1.2038725

http://www.independent.ie/irish-news/new-garda-whistleblower-claims-drinkdrive-coverup-30278877.html

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9rtBuKzDtmM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dUUNX9wIC0k

https://www.irishtimes.com/news/crime-and-law/garda-inquiries-were-an-insult-to-whistleblowers-td-says-1.2334231

https://www.rte.ie/news/2015/0830/724497-garda-internal-inquiry/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=drv5ZDtyN-8

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PlwbCq51LfY

http://www.irishexaminer.com/ireland/garda-sexual-harassment-claims-investigated-by-force-369164.html

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ApCNE0puIG0

http://www.thesundaytimes.co.uk/sto/news/ireland/article1644634.ece?CMP=OTH-gnws-standard-2015_12_12

http://www.irishmirror.ie/news/irish-news/garda-whistleblower-keith-harrison-left-8028893

http://www.thesundaytimes.co.uk/sto/news/ireland/article1641711.ece

“refusing to co-operate and would not supply documents he was looking for, or comply with his requests”.

Trying to shut him up and hide corruption

http://www.rte.ie/news/2016/0410/780791-gsco-whistleblower/

Management needs reform

http://www.breakingnews.ie/ireland/recommendations-to-be-made-regarding-the-management-of-an-garda-siochana-709997.html

Whistle blower Garda Nicky Keogh

http://www.irishexaminer.com/ireland/flanagan-claims-whistleblower-links-high-ranking-gardai-to-heroin-dealing-268000.html

http://www.irishmirror.ie/news/irish-news/politics/mick-wallace-garda-whistleblower-being-4701691

http://www.irishmirror.ie/news/irish-news/pat-flanagan-whistleblower-scandal-shows-8012139

Sergeant whistle blower Michael Buckley

http://www.independent.ie/irish-news/gardai-face-probe-over-allowances-29821078.html

http://www.irishexaminer.com/ireland/probe-into-fraudulent-pay-claims-by-gardai-252070.html

http://www.thejournal.ie/gardai-overtime-1211823-Dec2013/

http://www.independent.ie/irish-news/courts/cold-case-unit-garda-gets-injunction-blocking-transfer-29208727.html

https://www.irishtimes.com/news/crime-and-law/courts/woman-admits-sending-valentine-s-card-and-g-string-to-garda-1.1924464

http://www.independent.ie/irish-news/courts/retired-garda-found-guilty-of-lying-in-gsoc-investigation-into-valentines-day-card-containing-bullet-and-thong-34665690.html

Sergeant whistle blower Christopher Power

http://www.independent.ie/irish-news/garda-i-was-bullied-after-exposing-phonetape-abuse-30147067.html

Sergeant whistle blower Maurice Mc Cabe

http://www.irishexaminer.com/viewpoints/columnists/michael-clifford/maurice-mccabes-noble-attempt-to-police-gardai-256419.html

http://www.irishexaminer.com/ireland/whistle-blower-harassed-by-fellow-gardai-265174.html

http://www.irishexaminer.com/ireland/mccabe-gardai-falsified-hundreds-of-crime-records-266638.html

http://www.irishmirror.ie/news/irish-news/garda-whistleblower-maurice-mccabe-makes-3496288

http://www.independent.ie/irish-news/garda-whistleblower-destroyed-29944120.html

“The treatment of Sergeant Maurice McCabe shows us that the Ireland of 2016 remains a cold house for whistleblowers and truth-telling.” Character assassination.

http://www.thejournal.ie/readme/tom-clonan-whistleblower-report-2776726-May2016/

http://www.breakingnews.ie/ireland/gardai-are-allegedly-illegally-wiping-penalty-points-from-their-work-and-personal-cars-711631.html

Garda whistle blowers who reported more illegal phone Taps

http://www.irishexaminer.com/ireland/ex-gardaiacute-claim-they-saw-bugging-315445.html

http://www.independent.ie/irish-news/politics/garda-commissioner-noirin-osullivan-sends-bugging-allegations-to-gsoc-31031531.html

http://www.thejournal.ie/state-surveillance-ireland-gardai-wiretapping-email-monitoring-gardai-2099537-May2015/

http://www.thejournal.ie/ireland-state-surveillance-wiretapping-gardai-crime-transparency-2105584-May2015/

GSOC Bugged by senior gardai

http://www.irishexaminer.com/viewpoints/analysis/gsoc-controversy-highlights-the-joke-of-a-democratic-ireland-258710.html

http://www.breakingnews.ie/ireland/ombudsman-investigates-claim-that-gardai-sought-sunday-world-reporters-phone-records-626137.html

Garda whistle blower John Kelly

http://www.irishexaminer.com/ireland/supreme-court-overturns-gardas-dismissal-248647.html

Garda whistle blower William Browne

http://www.independent.ie/irish-news/courts/leading-garda-awarded-85000-damages-after-intimidation-and-harassment-28943262.html

Garda whistle blower Jack Doyle

http://www.irishexaminer.com/election2014/election2014-news/whistleblower-senior-garda-beefed-up-finds-268885.html

http://www.missingpersons-ireland.freepress-freespeech.com/primetimeonurlingforddrugs.html

http://www.rabble.ie/2014/05/16/serpico/

Garda whistle blower Andrea Fitzharris

http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1G1-288575327.html

Garda Whistle blower Christine Kehoe

http://www.wexfordpeople.ie/news/former-wexford-garda-brings-bullying-case-to-the-high-court-27709132.html

Garda whistle blower Kieran Jackson

http://www.donegaldemocrat.ie/news/donegal-news/former-garda-claims-dismissed-superintendent-bullied-him-1-2004797

http://www.derryjournal.com/news/garda-claims-bullied-and-harassed-by-senior-officer-1-2146058

Garda whistle blowers reported embezzlement

http://www.irishmirror.ie/news/irish-news/two-gardai-embezzled-hundreds-thousands-5113437

http://www.irishtimes.com/news/politics/oireachtas/clare-daly-alleges-garda-embezzlement-case-not-investigated-1.2093184

A number of female Gardai/sergeants whistle blowers e.g Mary T O Connor, reported false arrests, corruption, sexual assaults,perjury, forgeries, fraud,destruction of evidence, theft, perverting the course of justice and conspiracy within the justice departments, all by senior garda officers and DPP officials.

http://www.irishmirror.ie/news/irish-news/garda-whistle-blower-claims-suffered-7192798

Sergeant whistle blower Eve Doherty

She wrote to the confidential recipient and TD s reporting serious garda corruption and fraud by senior garda management and instead of investigating them they raided her house. This witch hunt against her as with all garda whistle blowers, by Top senior management has been going for years. While falsely accusing her of harassment .

Dublin Garda Roisin Farrell

Reported bullying, harassment and intimidation, she had a number of miscarriages as a result of it, she
was paid off by senior garda management and resigned on medical grounds.

http://www.irishexaminer.com/ireland/whistleblowers-garda-warned-off-pursuing-claim-of-sexual-harassment-260251.html

http://www.irishmirror.ie/news/irish-news/dail-hears-female-cop-told-3187770

http://wellbeingfoundation.com/bgarda.html

Garda whistle blower Maire O Reilly

https://thepeninsulairelandblog.wordpress.com/2012/09/13/behaviour-in-tribunals-an-garda-siochana-v-ms-marie-oreilly/

http://www.breakingnews.ie/ireland/garda-quits-force-because-of-bullying-campaign-235653.html

http://article.wn.com/view/2006/05/14/Garda_claims_he_was_bullied/

Garda whistle blowers in Athlone

http://www.irishtimes.com/news/politics/oireachtas/serious-garda-malpractice-in-athlone-claims-td-mick-wallace-1.2160333

Garda whistle blower

http://www.breakingnews.ie/ireland/mick-wallace-claims-fg-backbencher-has-penalty-points-quashed-669835.html

This is what corrupt senior gardai cause and get away with it

http://www.independent.ie/irish-news/ombudsman-probes-suicide-of-young-garda-26674123.html ;

“Garda Brian Canavan, stationed at Pearse Street in Dublin, was suspended from duty on May 23, 2014, for allegedly failing to prosecute cases in 2012 and 2013, two days after he had informed a Garda Inspector he wished initiate a grievance procedure against two other superior officers.”

http://www.independent.ie/irish-news/courts/garda-under-investigation-suspended-from-duty-two-days-after-indicating-he-wanted-to-make-complaint-against-superiors-court-hears-34183814.html

Another whistleblower Framed

“The garda also faces disciplinary action – which could lead to dismissal – for failing to have informed senior management before searching the field where the bomb was located.
The whistleblower claims gardai received complaints about the same suspect being in possession of a firearm but the allegations were never followed up.
It is also alleged the individual was twice caught in possession of drugs while awaiting trial.”

http://www.independent.ie/irish-news/garda-whistleblower-is-disciplined-over-pipebomb-find-34674605.html

Joe Doocey and others like Ian Bailey,Pascal Dolan, Stephen Manning, Mc Brearties Stephen Kerr, Cathriona Barker, John McDonald intimidated , harassed, bullied, falsely arrested, falsely imprisoned by corrupt detectives from NBCI Harcourt square for exposing corruption in the justice departments.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UVGEFsBlbEQ

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C1ELHruY7hg

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XVH678HEQTc

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p848CPN0VWs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5GJdxegjtM8

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cLecGywCcpU&spfreload=10

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ntdyh3CL25o

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wPM7eT16-wM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kOrKZSEIgIk

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TVC6OSi2VW0

http://www.thejournal.ie/teenager-whipped-1464799-May2014/

http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=425_1434573501&comments=1

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WXZttLqEehI

www.irishinjustice.com

http://www.independent.ie/irish-news/11m-in-payouts-for-55-victims-of-donegal-garda-corruption-26469346.html

http://thepressnet.com/2015/03/19/allegations-of-police-brutality-made-by-dr-richard-oflaherty/ ;

“Ian Bailey considered suicide after arrest over murder”
“High Court hears claim death threat made to journalist by
Garda as he was driven to station”

http://www.irishtimes.com/news/crime-and-law/courts/ian-bailey-considered-suicide-after-arrest-over-murder-1.1990707

http://www.irishtimes.com/news/crime-and-law/courts/high-court/farrell-says-garda-asked-her-to-accuse-ian-bailey-of-harassment-1.2025602

http://www.irishtimes.com/news/crime-and-law/courts/high-court/marie-farrell-family-left-schull-after-garda-bullied-children-1.2027087

http://www.irishtimes.com/news/politics/oireachtas/wallace-in-new-claims-of-garda-harassment-over-kilkenny-pub-1.1950976

http://www.irishtimes.com/news/crime-and-law/courts/high-court/farrell-says-garda-asked-her-to-accuse-ian-bailey-of-harassment-1.2025602

http://irishinjustice.com/index.htm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uB5wCjL-Sl8

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sizTnK4MGig

http://www.irishtimes.com/news/crime-and-law/mick-wallace-claims-garda%C3%AD-involved-in-drugs-trade-1.2034029

http://www.indymedia.ie/article/104668

http://www.swp.ie/content/new-garda-allegations-expose-rotten-system

https://foolscrow.wordpress.com/2010/07/22/cops-charge-irish-government-with-treason/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?t=58&v=B5ItE4B5rWQ

Hundreds of people assaulted, raped and abused while in Garda custody even a young disabled boy

http://www.thejournal.ie/teenager-whipped-1464799-May2014/

http://www.irishmirror.ie/news/irish-news/health-news/outrage-politicians-hear-special-needs-3540134

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u3K1ZTnszNY

http://www.indymedia.ie/article/104668

http://www.swp.ie/content/new-garda-allegations-expose-rotten-system

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UZ4_TZQTj3Y

http://www.irishexaminer.com/breakingnews/ireland/brendan-smyth-victims-to-take-gardai-to-court-683754.html

http://www.thejournal.ie/gsoc-garda-rape-2212171-Jul2015/

Senior gardai Commissioner Derek Byrne, John O Mahony and Fintan Fanning try to shut gardai up, with assaults, intimidation, harassment, bullying and ruining their character by reporting a false allegation to their drinking buddy journalist Paul Williams to publish.

http://www.irishexaminer.com/ireland/end-leaks-to-media-judge-tells-gardai-317684.html

http://www.irishexaminer.com/ireland/graham-dwyer-trail-information-was-leaked-like-a-sieve-by-gardaiacute-318372.html

http://www.breakingnews.ie/ireland/dwyer-defence-claims-gardai-were-leaking-like-a-sieve-667433.html

http://www.irishexaminer.com/ireland/bailey-asks-for-garda-malice-documents-224717.html

http://www.irishstatutebook.ie/2005/en/act/pub/0020/sec0062.html

http://www.independent.ie/irish-news/judge-received-garda-leaks-on-private-citizens-30136859.html

Nothing has changed in 10 years for whistle blowers

http://www.breakingnews.ie/ireland/garda-corruption-laws-useless-says-whistleblower-316065.html

Corruption at the Top being ignored because they are all political appointments

http://www.anarkismo.net/article/1006

http://www.irishexaminer.com/viewpoints/columnists/michael-clifford/strange-tale-of-shatter-and-whistleblower-258830.html

http://www.indymedia.ie/article/75873

http://article.wn.com/view/2006/05/14/Garda_claims_he_was_bullied/

http://www.rte.ie/news/2016/0410/780791-gsco-whistleblower/

Gardai have no where to turn to, to report corrupt senior gardai, their last resort is to send letters and emails around.
A witch hunt was set up by NBCI and senior gardai to catch the gardai who were reporting the true corruption being committed by commissioner Fintan Fanning , Derek Byrne and John O Mahoney.

http://www.breakingnews.ie/ireland/garda-quits-force-because-of-bullying-campaign-235653.html

How whistle blowers are treated by this corrupt justice system

http://www.tv3.ie/3player/show/276/90644/1/Specials

http://www.rte.ie/news/2016/0410/780791-gsco-whistleblower/

The area of procurement corruption in AGS is so rotten with cronyism, its unbelievable, this is just one there are hundreds
of cases like this in the same situation.

http://www.independent.ie/irish-news/courts/translation-service-brings-legal-action-against-garda-commisioners-after-interpreter-contract-awarded-to-rivals-31138930.html

The People of Ireland and whistle blowers need a public inquiry into corruption .
Every serving, retired,gardai on career breaks, resigned and suspended Garda member needs to be asked to talk about the corruption that is epidemic in the force, but it needs to be totally independent of senior gardai.

https://justiceforpanelreviewvictims.wordpress.com/2015/02/14/a-number-of-gardai-have-committed-suicide-as-a-result-of-senior-garda-bullying-and-it-is-not-getting-any-better-for-garda-whistle-blowers-please-share-and-help-expose-this/

No reform for senior gardai who are corrupt they are just moved to another area, just like the priests that were moved. Corruption continues in the top ranks of the garda force.

http://www.villagemagazine.ie/index.php/2015/04/get-on-with-it/

How many more suicides does this justice system want on its hands?

http://awaken-longford.com/2015/07/30/i-believe-the-irish-public-have-shown-huge-restraint-in-the-face-of-all-this-hypocrisy-letter-to-the-irish-times/

“Six people in the gardaí have died by suicide in the past 12 months alone.”

https://www.thejournal.ie/gardai-pay-and-conditions-2547557-Jan2016/

“Gardai doctor their electronic records in a bid to hide their “failure to prosecute” people suspected to have committed offences and this is not corruption ”
“The reason for this Garda harassment is most likely Deputies Daly and Wallace highlighting the case of whistleblower Sgt Maurice McCabe and the efforts by the force to discredit him.”
“Most of the shocking incidents highlighted by Sgt McCabe took place within the Cavan/Monaghan division – what would emerge if the other 27 Garda divisions were investigated?” This is what whistelblowers and the people of Ireland want.

http://www.irishmirror.ie/news/irish-news/pat-flanagan-whistleblower-scandal-shows-8012139

http://www.irishexaminer.com/viewpoints/columnists/alison-oconnor/protection-of-institution-trumps-a-properly-run-an-garda-siochana-400550.html

https://www.thejournal.ie/readme/tom-clonan-whistleblower-report-2776726-May2016/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bEWW1gALQZA&feature=share

http://www.irishmirror.ie/news/irish-news/politics/td-mick-wallace-claims-whistleblower-7987406

https://web.archive.org/web/20160305084023/https://goodpointsite.wordpress.com/

https://goodpointsite.wordpress.com/articles/d-ring-block/

Thousands Protest In Paris Against Ongoing State Of Emergency In France

Thousands protest in Paris over the weekend over France's ongoing 'state of emergency'

Thousands took to the streets of Paris over the weekend to protest the French government’s ongoing “state of emergency” – accusing the government of allowing France to become a police state. 

Protestors on Saturday expressed concern that emergency measures introduced by President Francois Hollande following the November 13 Paris Attacks, have stripped away the rights of citizens and turned France into a tyrannical police state with no due process.

Aljazeera.com reports:.

Backed by the new powers, authorities have carried out about 3,400 raids on mosques, homes, and businesses with more than 300 people placed under house arrest.

The French government extended the state of emergency in February, saying the threat of “terrorist violence remained very high”.

Al Jazeera spoke to a number of those attending the rally on Saturday who said the government was unfairly targeting Muslims and using the pretext of preventing new attacks to crackdown on dissent generally.

Leading a line of activists at the front of the protest, the Left Party’s Eric Coquerel condemned the state of emergency for having “no effect on terrorism” and posing a threat to civil liberties.

“The state of emergency cannot become permanent because it effectively means citizens giving up their rights,” Coquerel told Al Jazeera, adding that government plans to strip nationality from dual-national terrorism suspects created a tiered citizenship system.

Government policies following the attacks have drawn strong condemnation from Muslim groups, who accuse it of treating the entire community as responsible for the actions of a few.

Activist Yasser Louati from the Collective Against Islamophobia told Al Jazeera the government was pushing forward with “counterproductive” strategies despite no proof that they worked.

“There have been only four enquiries [since November] directly linking people with terrorism, meaning this is a permanent state of emergency and a permanent coup,” he said.

Sophie, a French civil servant of North African descent, said she feared the state of emergency could make conditions harder for Muslims.

“I’m here today in solidarity with the people who have been treated unfairly as a result of the state of emergency,” she said.

“Although I was born in France, I don’t feel like I’m seen like everybody else… I think things could get worse for Muslims, but I’m hoping it won’t be the case.”

Present at the rally were pro-Palestinian campaigners, many worried about the government’s crackdown on anti-Israel activities, such as the BDS (Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions) movement, which seeks grassroots divestment from Israel over its activities in the occupied Palestinian territories.

Since October last year, more than a dozen BDS activists have faced trial or have been convicted for promoting “discrimination, hatred, or violence” on the basis of ethnicity.

BDS campaigner Mohamed Paz told Al Jazeera the situation had intensified since the state of emergency came into force.

“There has been a government clamp down on BDS with the intention of criminalising our movement… [Prime Minister] Manuel Valls is equating anti-Zionist criticism to anti-Semitism,” Paz said.

“He puts [BDS] within the context of the fight against radicalisation and terrorism, while we have nothing to do with either.”

Joining in the chants of “liberty” and “the state of emergency is a coup” were a group of undocumented migrant workers, who said they had been targeted by police under the expanded “stop and search” powers brought in under the emergency laws.

One man named Koet Lassana from West Africa told Al Jazeera he was frequently stopped under the new measures, and faced detention and deportation because he did not have the correct papers to stay in the country.

“We are sick of the situation… The police are everywhere, they harass us and stop and search us all the time asking for papers,” Lassana said.

The French government also faces opposition to the extension of the state of emergency from within the judicial system.

Among those marching with the activists and members of the public were magistrates associated with the second largest judicial trade union in the country, the “Union of Magistrates”.

Al Jazeera spoke to the union’s General Secretary Laurence Blisson who said the state of emergency was a threat to democracy and the rule of law.

“The [measures] go against the separation of powers and grant the minister of interior the power to put people under house arrest, to raid houses outside the framework of criminal investigation,” Blisson said.

“There are means within the current legislation to deal with the issue of terrorism. We should not have fallen into the state of emergency.”

source:http://yournewswire.com/thousands-protest-in-paris-against-ongoing-state-of-emergency-in-france/

Ireland: Oblivious ! ( Mick Blake)

How can the HSE be allowed to cancel all future recruitment of hospital staff ??

Thomas,

Sent to Simon Harris today.

Sir,
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Congratulations on your appointment as Minister of Health.

I wish you the very best as I know public service takes vast courage and commitment in the
current environment. You work hard and deserve your wonderful success.

Could you please ask your department to explain something. How can the HSE be allowed to cancel

all future recruitment of hospital staff, in particular nurses? Such a decision if allowed to “hold” will

collapse the “system”.

Kind regards,

Christopher M. Quigley,

B.Sc.,M.I.I., Grad., M.A., QFA.

Bray,

County Wicklow.

Real Education !

By Will Stanton

Guest Writer for Wake Up World

What if kids knew themselves – I mean really knew themselves?

Ask the average school leaver who they are at the core of their being and they’ll likely say they haven’t the faintest clue. Heck, ask me eight years ago when I was in my final year of high school and I’d have shrugged my shoulders too. I, like many others I’ve spoken to, didn’t find myself until after I’d run the school gauntlet.

Why is it that so many kids go through over a decade of ‘education’, yet come out the other end without a sense of who they truly are? Surely, the education system hasn’t done its job. Or, perhaps, the education system was never geared at helping children learn who they are. If that is the case, as I daresay it is, what a tragedy…

But it doesn’t have to be this way.

Right now, we have an opportunity to change the game – to rewrite the rules of education to suit the needs of the children, not the needs of the economy. It’s time to start seeing education as a means for self-discovery. Children need to have their passions, talents and interests nurtured from a young age, and the system needs to stop restricting teachers so they can facilitate this process – in the same way a gardener facilitates the growth of a flower. Everything a child needs to be who they are is already there, it just needs to be given the chance to come out. (For more information, please see my article: It’s Time to Unleash Creativity in Our Schools.)

Meditation plays a key role in the self-discovery process – it gives one a looking glass into the true nature of one’s being. When you meditate, you turn inwards to meet with parts of yourself that you might not have otherwise connected with. Imagine if children all over the world started doing this… what a difference that would make. Practiced in schools, meditation would allow children to find their sense of belonging in the world, but more importantly, it would allow them to find their sense of belonging with themselves. (For more information, please see my article: Why We Should Bring Meditation Into Schools.)

 

Wouldn’t it be nice to create a world in which children no longer hide from who they are, but wholly embrace themselves in totality? I believe we can create such a world. We just have to change our perception of education, and recognise that each and every child has a unique gift to give to this world. Now is the time to leave behind the old ways – ways that stifle self-expression, self-reflection and self-connection… and instead, to step forward into a new education paradigm – one in which children are not only given the chance to go inwards, but are understood, appreciated and empowered to be who they are.

http://wakeup-world.com/2016/01/05/self-discovery-the-key-to-real-education/

 

 

 

What is thought? J. Krishnamurti

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