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    Is the Rule of Law respected in Ireland?

    The Rule of Law was defined by Judge Anthony Kennedy, US Supreme Court as follows:
    “The Law is superior to and thus binds, the Government and all its officials.
    The Law must respect and preserve the dignity, equality and human rights of all people. To these ends, the Law must establish and safeguard the constitutional structures necessary to build a free society in which all citizens have a meaningful voice in shaping and enacting the rules that govern them.
    The Law must devise and maintain systems to advise all persons of their rights and it must empower them to fulfil just expectations and seek redress of grievances without fear of penalty or retaliation.”

    Breaches of the McKenna judgment (including not removing factual error by time of the appeal)
    The State clearly disregarded laws - TV3

    The X case Supreme Court decision being ignored for 20 years
    A, B and C v Ireland - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Penalty points being wiped clean without a Court order on appeal.
    Minister - 197 cases of penalty points allegations - RTÉ News

    The Dept of Health breaching equality legislation for 12 years (4 years after they were informed)
    Disability age limit illegal - O'Reilly - The Irish Times - Thu, Oct 25, 2012

    Elaine Byrne: For our ruling 'law and order' party, rules are optional - Analysis, Opinion - Independent.ie

    The failure to act on a finding of incompatibility with ECHR on recognition of transgender rights
    Dr Lydia Foy's Case : Recognition : TENI

    Use of Shannon for rendition flights
    Government ignored the rule of law and misled the Irish public | Amnesty International

    The (failed) Oireachtas Committes referendum
    Government ignored the rule of law and misled the Irish public | Amnesty International

    Almost 124,000 garda warrants still to be acted on - National News - Independent.ie

    Any other examples?
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    Too many examples to list.
    The rule of law is generally held in contempt in Ireland.
    Endemic corruption prevails.


    Penalty points scandal: Only one certainty; nobody will be held to account
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    All right children, "The rule of law is respected by those who earn their living from it" - Discuss
    McTell tCurrently, I am missing certain information. That has been requested and will be added as soon as it is available available availableavailable

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    laws are generally suspended in a Police State!!

    "You are free!" (To do what we tell you!)

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    How many households have not paid the household charge? Granted there are many valid reasons why it is an objectionable charge but the charge is being flouted. We have government, quangoes, companies and individuals all flouting the law - the cute hoor mentality is alive and well.
    “Still paying, still to owe. Eternal woe! ” ― Paradise Lost, John Milton

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    Quote Originally Posted by Howya View Post
    How many households have not paid the household charge? Granted there are many valid reasons why it is an objectionable charge but the charge is being flouted. We have government, quangoes, companies and individuals all flouting the law - the cute hoor mentality is alive and well.
    Its illegal to sell or rent a property without a BER certificate.

    Show me 1 advert on daft.ie with a ber !!!
    I believe that children are the future

    Unless we stop them now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by carlovian View Post
    Its illegal to sell or rent a property without a BER certificate.

    Show me 1 advert on daft.ie with a ber !!!
    You probably don't have to advertise it. I would suggest that it should be included in all advertisements along with the band of property tax for house sales!

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    i asked about this back in April too...

    http://www.politics.ie/forum/tribuna...r-country.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by toxic avenger View Post
    i asked about this back in April too...

    http://www.politics.ie/forum/tribuna...r-country.html
    Good thread, accurately predicted.
    How many of the actual recommendations of the two Tribunals, or other investigations have ever been implemented?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Howya View Post
    How many households have not paid the household charge? Granted there are many valid reasons why it is an objectionable charge but the charge is being flouted. We have government, quangoes, companies and individuals all flouting the law - the cute hoor mentality is alive and well.
    How many TDs have not paid it?
    Put a thief among honest men and they will eventually relieve him of his watch. Flann O'Brien

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