This is good. It is good for two reasons; firstly, the Council’s ruling (although not entirely selfless) will allow injured persons to access legal advice promptly after an error (and retrieve evidence before it is lost).
The Right to Know
The editorial of the Irish Times of 1st August 2009 claims the public has “a right to know”. If there is such a right, it is so vague as to be difficult to prove it exists. Ireland has Freedom of Information legislation that addresses the right (circumscribed) of persons to gain access to documentation under the control of some public bodies. Other legislation addresses the right (equally circumscribed) of persons to gain access to information under the control of most […]
I, Me, Myself
The readers of this blog are self-selecting and would be very unlikely to mispronounce “crisps”, as in; “A packet of cheese and onion crips, please”.
An Inspector calls
Having been cavalier about its “regulatory�? function, it was forced to cede that responsibility to the Legal Services Board. The Board is one of those independent bodies to which there is always appended the word “independent�? when it is mentioned by its spokespersons and mentors.
Clean up your act!
In Wicklow County Council v. Fenton & Ors  IEHC 102 (31 July 2002) the High Court likened the owner of an illegal dump to a receiver of stolen property. Without a receiver there can be no profit in theft; without an illegal dump there can be no illegal dumping. The court accepted the principle advanced by the applicant Council that it did not have to prove negligence; that the state of mind of the Respondents was not required to […]
According to the Return of the Owners of Land of 1872, nobody in Ireland of my surname was the owner of one acre of land or more.
At Swim Two Coves
I have just learned of Fuzzy Logic, bringing me to read the Wikipedia article on Bart Kosko and am struck by the familiarity of it all. Surely Bart Kosko is a character created by Flann OâBrien? Evidence? Here it is: He is a leading researcher of fuzzy logic, neural networks, and noise, and author of several trade books and textbooks on these and related subjects..â? Kosko has a distinctive minimalist prose style, not even using commas in his last several […]
The world should be alerted to something styled The Global Deception Research Team; hence this post. After all, global deception is a serious matter. It would be nice to think that we could uncover it all in one place or by one action. For me, the alert came from reading the UK newspaper âThe Guardianâ? of 12th June 2007. Readers can access the Research HERE, for a day, for US$35.00, or they can read on. Lawyers, as a body, tend […]