Noel O'Gara on The Late Late Show

Noel O'Gara on The Late Late Show

Postby GrahamH » Fri Apr 03, 2009 8:25 pm

O'Gara gets a national platform tonight, 9.35, RTÉ One.
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Re: Noel O'Gara on The Late Late Show

Postby PVC King » Fri Apr 03, 2009 9:22 pm

I want Noel to have access all areas to defend himself on this forum
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Postby sw101 » Mon Apr 06, 2009 2:52 am

how did this go?
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Re: Noel O'Gara on The Late Late Show

Postby wearnicehats » Mon Apr 06, 2009 9:09 am

well Pat must have said something because I walked past Dartmouth Square today and all the hedges and grass is cut and the undergrowth totally cleared. Looks like a park again - is he putting it up for sale?
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Re: Noel O'Gara on The Late Late Show

Postby Maxwiggan » Mon Apr 06, 2009 12:31 pm

Saw a bit of the late late interview. Did any body think he got an easy run from pat?
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Re: Noel O'Gara on The Late Late Show

Postby lawyer » Mon Apr 06, 2009 2:29 pm

Maxwiggan wrote:Saw a bit of the late late interview. Did any body think he got an easy run from pat?


Did anyone ever get anything else?
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Re: Noel O'Gara on The Late Late Show

Postby lostexpectation » Mon Apr 06, 2009 3:35 pm

well i guess the new thing is some cooperation with the residents through the guy in the audience, i guess a screw you to the council from both of them, but he could have done that years ago.
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Re: Noel O'Gara on The Late Late Show

Postby GrahamH » Mon Apr 06, 2009 7:56 pm

There's nothing really to comment on this, as it was just more of the same ramblings. It was deeply disheartening to see that, having been on the radio programme numerous times, he was given a free ride on the Late Late - presumably on account of his by-now familiarity with Pat. Essentially his story was painted as the little guy getting one over on 'the system'. If there's one ugly fault in the Irish, it is surely their love affair with such fables.

One can thus be hardly surprised at the populist, ill-informed warm applause he received at the end. As if any of the audience supported his wild notions of Irish heritage revolving around Celtic burial grounds and misty castles, while urban Ireland is trashed by mé-féinist, second-rate, 1970s, ironically British, planning ideology - or should that be lack thereof.

The best line of the interview referred to his living in a listed building, and needing planning permission to change the wallpaper. As if this wasn't bad enough, luckily for those more receptive to such misinformation, they were quickly dealt a welcome insight into Noel's thinking when hearing his objections to being legally obliged to wear a seatbelt in a car (and thus saving the lives of those who would rather not be extinguished by the dead weight of a couple of sacks of spuds from the back seat).

Fair enough, by all means give the man a platform, but doing so entirely unopposed does a grave injustice to any concept of civic life, and indeed rational thinking for that matter.

The video can be seen here:

http://www.rte.ie/tv/latelate/av_20090403.html?2521198,null,228
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Re: O'Gara rails against Athlone court

Postby KerryBog2 » Sun Dec 11, 2011 6:49 pm

O'Gara rails against Athlone court

Wed, Dec 07, 2011

THE CONTROVERSIAL owner of Dartmouth Square in Dublin, Noel O’Gara (66), had a five-year driving ban upheld in the Circuit Court in Athlone yesterday after he declared it had “no jurisdiction” and was “run by gangsters”.

O’Gara, of Ballinahown Court, Ballinahown, Athlone, was appealing the ban and a €1,500 fine handed down in the District Court in June after he was convicted of careless driving.

His initial four-year ban had been extended by an extra year after he told the judge on that date he was “making a big mistake” if he thought he would put him off the road for four years.

In court yesterday, O’Gara was accompanied by UK anti-establishment activist Patrick Cullinane.

Together they tried to get Judge Anthony Hunt to accept a self-penned, 30-page manifesto invoking God, the EU and the Magna Carta as grounds for a trial by jury.

After his attempt to make a speech earlier in the day had been quickly stopped by the judge, Mr Cullinane was told to hand in the document “in the normal way, like a solicitor”, but again he attempted to read from it instead.

Judge Hunt asked Mr Cullinane whether he was a solicitor, and when he discovered he was not, told him: “If you’re not a lawyer, I’ve no interest in you.”

“You have no jurisdiction to hear this case,” said Mr Cullinane.

“I have every right,” said the judge, before asking O’Gara to represent himself.

However, O’Gara protested at what he alleged was the cursory attention Judge Hunt gave his defence document. “You’ve just quickly looked at that document before putting it away,” said O’Gara.

“Proceed with your appeal or I’ll affirm the District Court Order,” said the judge.

“You have no jurisdiction over this, and I’ll take it to a higher court,” said O’Gara.“You haven’t even read it. What kind of judge are you? This isn’t a court of law, it’s run by gangsters,” said O’Gara as he was escorted from the court. The judge affirmed the driving ban of the District Court and rejected the appeal.

© 2011 The Irish Times
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Re: Noel O'Gara on The Late Late Show

Postby PVC King » Mon Dec 12, 2011 10:51 pm

This did make me laugh; I really hope they put this guy on reeling in the years as the stereotypical property investor, just before the clip where Bertie told the nay sayers to kill ourselves....
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Re: Noel O'Gara on The Late Late Show

Postby Paul Clerkin » Tue Dec 13, 2011 1:51 pm

He's his own worst enemy but there's possibly a reason behind it. Thinking aloud, if you can manage a way to not acknowledge the authority of the court on a minor issue, it opens up legal opportunity on something larger.
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