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The Garda Síochána Guide (2)

A well-wisher has directed me to page E-137 of the Garda Síochána Guide

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The Garda Síochána Guide

The latest edition of the Garda Guide has been published. The Guide is a compendium of the Criminal law of Ireland.

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Oops!

The Supreme Court held that this could only be read prospectively (into the future) and did not avail the State in its arguments. (The Supreme Court also found that the Act, as so read, was constitutional. It also found that the offence “assault occasioning actual bodily harm” was a common law offence.)

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A protester is not just for Christmas

n 1984 President Ronald Reagan visited Ireland. There were public protests and demonstrations at his visit. He stayed for a time in the residence of the US ambassador in the Phoenix Park. A number of women took up position in a grassy area across the road from the entrance to the ambassador’s residence with the apparent intention of signaling their protest to President Reagan as he entered and left. He never saw them.

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Website homework

It retains its date order in the website but can be seen HERE.

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À la recherche du temps perdu

It’s easier to forget than to remember. If a witness has forgotten things it is permissible, sometimes, for the witness to check a written record of what has been forgotten.

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Money Laundering

Is it proper, therefore, to convict a person of a criminal offence having simply established that that person believed the property was the proceeds of a criminal offence? Or, even more so, having simply established that the circumstances of the arrest of the person is the basis of an inference of the belief or thoughts of the person; that is, it is not established either that the property is the proceeds of criminal activity or that the person thought so.

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Private Investigators

Exemptions aside, anyone who “conducts investigationsâ€? for a client, for remuneration is required to have a licence.

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Circumstantial evidence

There is a perception that circumstantial evidence is inferior to direct evidence. That perception is wrong but its articulation often conceals a deeper problem; the ability to understand the relationship of one fact to another fact is a variable and is dependent on the discovery of that factual relationship, by society, and, fortuitously, intelligence in the individual to make the discovery his/her own.

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Criminal Legal Aid

The court found that as a matter of probability, a defendant will be afforded a fair trial in summary proceedings in the District Court while represented solely by a solicitor.

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