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Finders, keepers?

t has this neat citation: “A finder of property acquires no rights in mislaid property, is entitled to possession of lost property against everyone except the true owner, and is entitled to keep abandoned property”.

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Fraud Prevention (Whistleblowing “maxed”)

This blog has proposed a remedy for fraud of public funds in the past

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Hindsight again, Minister?

The musings by the Director of Public Prosecutions as reported HERE warrant a book written on them. He has pointed to the need for, and social value of whistleblowers. This being a blog, a posting will have to suffice. His musings were followed by a proposal from the Minister for Justice, the terms of which are currently obscure. Assuming that there is no co-ordination between the Minister for Justice and the DPP, and assuming them to be decent, well-meaning office […]

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The Prosecutor

Under the Prosecution of Offences Act 1974 most criminal prosecutions are in the charge of the Director of Public Prosecutions (“DPP”). Some offences are assigned to other legal persons (e.g. Government Ministers) for processing in prosecution by the statute under which they are created. In fact most criminal prosecutions are brought by members of the Garda Siochana in the name of the DPP. Before the 1974 act the prosecutor was the Attorney General. Consequently, it was, before 1974, a social […]

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Bloodhounds

The fact that the auditors in that case escaped by the skin of their teeth shows life is going to get difficult for the profession.

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Legal Advice

1. It was (arguably) beyond the remit of the High Court inspector to make exhaustive comment on the giving of legal advice to Mr. Jim Flavin (“Flavin”) on the legality of the sale by Flavin of Fyffes’ shares. 2. However, the advice was wrong, the inspector says. (He could hardly say anything else, given that the Supreme Court effectively said the same thing). 3. Consequently, the question as to whether the solicitor who gave that advice was negligent could arise. […]

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Advisors

The inspector found that, Mr. Jim Flavin, having received legal advice, broke the law as to insider dealing, but, in the light of the advice, did so inadvertently.

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Blasphemy

When you are finished, you may, at your discretion, help Michael O’Leary how to plan the operation of his pay toilets on Ryanair flights, assuming he is still engaged in that project when you are finished yours, if ever.

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An Arresting Experience

It is a criminal offence to resist a lawful arrest, but not an unlawful arrest. Some unlawful arrests are plainly that; more often than not they are seen to be unlawful with hindsight.

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Gangs

What has been happening in Ireland, after all in the case of the McCracken, Moriarty, Mahon, and Morris Tribunals, but the investigation of criminal conspiracies?

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