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# Abuse of Power

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September 2023
Aoife Barry: Clips of Brand and others from the mid-2000s show how change still needs to happen
In the wake of the accusations against Russell Brand, the journalist and writer questions how far we have truly come.
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Dáil hears allegation of "abuse of power" by a judge
Paul Murphy TD asked the Taoiseach about a case he was told about recently.
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.
'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.
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.
Gate Theatre appoints independent expert to examine Michael Colgan allegations
The theatre said it is taking the allegations “extremely seriously”.
Facebook does u-turn on censoring 'napalm girl' photo
Norway’s biggest selling newspaper had accused Facebook of censorship.
"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?”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.