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Corrib Gas case update

Due to a scheduling clash in the Court calendar the Issue is provisionally fixed for hearing on 18th November 2008.

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Identity

Possibly, identity is not coincidental with the person. A person may have several “identitiesâ€?. Some commentators deny that “identity theftâ€? is possible. In their view, what happens is the deception of a person or persons other than the person whose “identityâ€? was stolen.

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Democracy and Free Speech

In Ireland, we have difficulty understanding broad concepts, or so it seems. Currently, the Irish Times (one, at least, of its “opinion columnistsâ€?) and the Sunday Business Post (the editorial) are citing the principle of democracy to accord respect (and, possibly, equality with the Irish referendum verdict) to the “viewsâ€? of other EU member states on the Lisbon Treaty. The Government itself (the Taoiseach) defends Mr. Sarkozy’s “rightâ€? to express his reaction to the rejection of the Lisbon Treaty by […]

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A Judge may (sometimes) look at a cat

Hmm. Is there a gap? How should one prove the “…declaration, decision,…â€? etc. of which the judge will take judicial notice? Where is the authoritative copy available? Are all copies authoritative?

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Digital Rights Ireland Ltd – Judgment reserved

At time of writing, no reply has been received from Hans-Gert Pottering, the President of the EU Parliament to the letter McGarr Solicitors sent to him.

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Digital Rights case (continued)

Three Motions are (or were) before the High Court. One, that of the Irish Human Rights Commission, was promptly decided by the judge in favour of the IHRC. The IRHC is now a “party” to the proceedings as “amicus curiae”.

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Digital Rights Ireland case

See the letter to Dr. Hans-Gert Pöttering for the context for this.

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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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No!

Ireland has previously cast a veto (in the EU Council of Ministers) and it was denied that it had that effect.

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