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#Abuse of Power

# abuse-of-power - Thursday 30 January, 2020

Trump's defence claims trading US military aid for political favours isn't impeachable offence

The White House, meanwhile, is seeking to block the publication of former national security adviser John Bolton’s book.

# abuse-of-power - Saturday 25 January, 2020

'The President did absolutely nothing wrong': Trump's lawyers tell impeachment trial

White House counsel have begun outlining their case against the charges laid against the president.

# abuse-of-power - Friday 9 February, 2018

Michael Colgan has 'case to answer' over claims of inappropriate behaviour at Gate Theatre, report finds

The Gate Theatre commissioned an independent review in the wake of claims made last year.

# abuse-of-power - Thursday 9 November, 2017

Gate Theatre appoints independent expert to examine Michael Colgan allegations

The theatre said it is taking the allegations “extremely seriously”.

# abuse-of-power - Friday 9 September, 2016

Facebook does u-turn on censoring 'napalm girl' photo

Norway’s biggest selling newspaper had accused Facebook of censorship.

# abuse-of-power - Thursday 25 September, 2014

"Should the gardaí get discretion?": Ross rounds on 'bent' guards abusing the points system

“We should ask the really radical question — should the gardaí get discretion? If so many of them are abusing it – why should they have it?”

# abuse-of-power - Friday 18 July, 2014

Silvio Berlusconi underage prostitute conviction overturned

The former Italian PM has been acquitted of charges of paying for sex with an underage prostitute and of abuse of power.

# abuse-of-power - Wednesday 4 December, 2013

Column: Ireland could learn a lot from Hong Kong

Unlike other small open economies, Ireland does not have a single agency dedicated to fighting corruption; our failure to hold people to account for manifest wrongdoing sends a clear message to citizens and international investors.

# abuse-of-power - Wednesday 26 June, 2013

Column: "They put a gun to my head and told me to shut up or they would blow it off"

Miriam Isaura López Vargas was a mother and housewife going about her daily business when she was grabbed off the street by soldiers, tortured and raped. She is just one of the many caught in the crossfire between Mexico’s police and drug gangs.

# abuse-of-power - Wednesday 17 October, 2012

Minister for Justice: All teenagers to be removed from St Patrick's by 2014

The Inspector of Prisons has reported incidents of forced stripping of prisoners, excessive punishment, and bullying and intimidation of young and vulnerable inmates by staff at the facility.

# abuse-of-power - Sunday 10 April, 2011

Mubarak makes first public statement, denies abuse of power

The former president of Egypt Hosni Mubarak has broken his silence to insist that he did not abuse his postition of power – and he invited the country’s authorities to investigate his financial affairs.

# abuse-of-power - Monday 28 February, 2011

Silvio Berlusconi faces tax fraud charges as trial resumes

The Italian prime minister faces four trials – with charges including fraud, embezzlement, tax evasion and paying for sex with an underage prostitute.