Category Archives: Regulatory Agencies

Government introduces fake legislation on media mergers

I wrote recently about how our state is populated by fake regulatory authorities created to give the impression that Ireland is a functional democracy while at the same time allowing white-collar criminals free rein to plunder and rob at will. … Continue reading

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Ansbacher: Alan Dukes and Mary Lou McDonald’s naming of names

Who is Alan Dukes referring to in this quote? That particular intervention, in my view, was unprincipled, it was unscrupulous, it was despicable. Is it the brutal terror group ISIS? Is it the US policeman up on a murder charge … Continue reading

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Irish cowboy town and fake regulatory agencies

It’s not often a minister for justice makes me laugh but the latest comment on police reform from Frances Fitzgerald had me in stitches. Making excuses for her complete failure to establish a police authority the minister said that, in … Continue reading

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Vincent Browne: Captured by the bankers

US banking expert Professor Bill Black recently gave evidence at the Oireachtas Banking Inquiry where he pulled no punches. He effectively stated, correctly, that at the time, Ireland was a country without a financial regulator, governed by a bunch of … Continue reading

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Data Protection Commissioner: Citizens have no right to know the names of law breaking politicians

My question to the Data Protection Commissioner was very simple – do citizens have the right to know the names of politicians who are in breach of the Litter Pollution Act. The reply from the Data Commissioner is equally clear: … Continue reading

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Further questions for the Data Protection Commissioner regarding election poster fines

Dear… Thank you for responding to my query regarding the publication by local authorities of persons fined for not removing election posters. Unfortunately, your reply has not been very helpful. Your reply consists of two parts: Name and Shame Schemes … Continue reading

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Update: Secrecy still protecting law breaking politicians

Fingal County Council has responded to my second request (See first here) as to why the authority is keeping secret the names of candidates and political parties who have been fined for failing to remove election posters in the recent … Continue reading

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Secrecy still protecting law breaking politicians

Dublin local authorities have issued more than 90 fines to political candidates who failed to remove posters on time after the local and European elections last May (Irish Times). But once again it has been decided that the great unwashed … Continue reading

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Is the Iona Institute guilty of intellectually abusing schoolchildren?

Last April, religious militant and director of the Iona Institute David Quinn, delivered a lecture to fifth and sixth year students falsely informing them that the origin of the universe had nothing to do with science but was strictly a … Continue reading

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Leo Varadkar storms into the mid 1980s

Congratulations to Leo Varadkar. Riding on his trusty steed the young buck has stormed into the mid 1980s, looked around and immediately summed up the dire situation – I quote. The Department of Justice is not fit for purpose, it … Continue reading

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