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Speaking Truth To Power

Threat Level

Justice minister Dermot Ahern says membership of a criminal gang will become a scheduled offence, to be tried in the Special Criminal Court. In the last chapter of Chaos and Conspiracy, when I considered the lessons to be learned from what happened in Donegal a decade ago, I wrote this: “The Gardaí need effective oversight […]

The Shannon Stopover

Omar Khayd was fifteen when he was arrested. He was sixteen when a video  – recently released by his lawyers – was recorded after he was deprived of sleep, not in some dictatorial hellhole that no one ever heard of, but in the Land of the Free. Omar was captured in Afghanistan, accused of throwing […]