Readers may note a link to this site, and some comments on posts, entered in cyrillic typeface. I have, currently no control over that link and intend to sever the link when I can. Edward McGarr
French Big Brother awards
This posting is a blatant act of plagiarism. It is also a paean to the French Big Brother awards 2006 and French politicians, whose mission seems to include bringing laughter to the world, or the francophone section of it in any event, surely with the best of intentions. The awards, as the title suggests, goes to the persons promoting acts or policies generally familiar to the readers of Orwellâs â1984â?. Nicholas Sarkozy was disqualified from admission to the awards this […]
This is a very risky posting. Itâs about words, and how we use them. The subject word is ârefuteâ?. This is a word which politicians and lawyers (or policemen; Sir Ronnie Flanagan being the latest) have use for, but it is its misuse that is the focus of attention. It is sometimes used as a substitute or synonym for âdenyâ? or âcontradictâ?. I contend that this misuse is not accidental. It is chosen because at some level of consciousness the […]
Magna Carta repealed!
This web site is not intended to be an academic forum (although, if leather armchairs are on offer, it aspires to resemble an academic common room). No apologies are offered therefore for the earlier failure to alert the nation to the repeal by Ireland of Magna Carta (25 Edw. 1 Magna Carta) According to Wikipedia England (Britain) had already repealed it. Nevertheless, why have our barons and churchmen permitted this abrogation of their rights immemorial? It is instructive that this […]
RSS feeds now working again
After a considerable time spent chin stroking and scratching my head, I discovered what was stopping our RSS feeds from working and have fixed it. It was all my fault, of course. We have a number of interesting articles coming up this week, including one on how to deal with a management company, of an estate or apartment complex, which you don’t feel is doing its job properly.
The Medical Defence Union “MDU”
Our website has been criticised, indeed severely criticised, if not actually attacked. The criticism comes from the Medical Defence Union through its Dublin solicitors. It alleges it has been defamed in our article (now deleted) and that the article contained several inaccurate statements. We see, from the solicitorsâ letter (to which we have made reply), there are a number of matters in our article with which the MDU do not take issue. They are: a) â[MDU]â¦ offers membership to doctors […]
Corrib Gas case – 22nd November 2006
THE HIGH COURT Record No: 840P/2005 BETWEEN: SHELL E & P IRELAND LIMITED Plaintiff And PHILIP MCGRATH, JAMES PHILBIN, WILLIE CORDUFF, MONICA MULLER, BRID MCGARRY, PETER SWEETMAN Defendants And THE MINISTER FOR COMMUNICATIONS MARINE AND NATURAL RESOURCES, IRELAND AND THE ATTORNEY GENERAL Defendants to the counterclaim of second and fifth defendants Update (22nd November 2006) 1. The hearing of the privilege issue motion concluded before Judge Smyth. 2. He reserved his judgement and nominated the 5th December 2006 for delivery […]
The Corrib Gas case – 10th November 2006
THE HIGH COURT Record No: 840P/2005 BETWEEN: SHELL E & P IRELAND LIMITED Plaintiff And PHILIP MCGRATH, JAMES PHILBIN, WILLIE CORDUFF, MONICA MULLER, BRID MCGARRY, PETER SWEETMAN Defendants And THE MINISTER FOR COMMUNICATIONS MARINE AND NATURAL RESOURCES, IRELAND AND THE ATTORNEY GENERAL Defendants to the counterclaim of second and fifth defendants Update (10th November 2006) 1. The privilege issue Motion came on for hearing before Judge McMenamin in court 3 in the Four Courts on 10th November 2006. 2. The […]
Submission to The Balance in the Criminal Law Review Group
The Balance in the Criminal Law Review Group Submission of Edward McGarr McGarr Solicitors 12 City Gate Lower Bridge St. Dublin 8 Phone: 6351580 That the “Balance in the Criminal Law Review Group” was established following a speech by the Tanaiste and Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform undermines its credentials. We already have the Law Reform Commission whose publications do not generally exhibit the realpolitik which is the survival imperative of Government Ministers. Why, then, the need for the […]