Dear Sir / Madam,
RE: Council of Europe Case Reference:
25077/05 (European Court of Human Rights)
An attempt by me to send an e-mail yesterday to the
Commissioner for Human Rights of the Council of Europe (Mr Alvaro
using the address
shown in the copy of yesterday's e-mail reproduced below), appears to have
failed for some reason.
Please see the failure message from your email@example.com
which I have also
I would like to take this opportunity to let your organisation
know that I have received your letter dated July 12th
; and, mostly for the purpose of trying to find a lawyer who
will help me to lodge an application with the European Court of
, using the papers you have sent me, I have now placed
a scanned copy of your letter of July 12th at the following Internet
Please note that your letter of July 12th was considerably delayed on
its way to me. This is because I cannot safely collect mail myself directly
from my home in County Galway (which is in the Republic of Ireland
jurisdiction), and that consequently I have to depend on a relative in Galway to
forward my letters to my present temporary address (which is in the
Northern Ireland jurisdiction).
This ongoing postal situation exists for me on account of the
risk of I being arrested (and possibly imprisoned) in connection with a warrant
which was issued for my arrest in the Republic of Ireland in October 2002, and
which remains extant.
I plan to answer your letter of July 12th 2005 more fully within the coming
Your letter (and enclosures) to me of July 12th 2005 are very much
appreciated. Thank you.
PRINTED COPY (by hand) to: Dr Michael Mc
Cavert GP (Omagh Health Centre).
This is an automatically generated Delivery Status
Delivery to the following recipients failed.
Date: Fri, 12 Aug 2005 14:18:40 +0100 (BST)
From: William Finnerty
Subject: Text of July 6th 2005 letter from
EU relating to planned new N6 Upgrade Road, and East Galway heritage sites
To: "Jose Manuel Barroso (President of EU Commission)" <firstname.lastname@example.org>,
"Josep Borrell Fontelles (President of the European Parliament)" <email@example.com>,
"Prime Minister Tony Blair MP (Council of European Union President)" <firstname.lastname@example.org>,
"Marcin Libicki (Chairman of European Parliament Committee on Petitions)" <email@example.com>,
"Margot Wallstrom (Vice President of EU Commission)" <Margot.Wallstrom@cec.eu.int>,
"Stavros Dimas (EU Commissioner for Environment & Social Affairs)" <firstname.lastname@example.org>,
"Michael Howard MP (Leader of the Conservative Party)" <email@example.com>,
"Charles Kennedy MP (Leader of the Liberal Democrats)" <firstname.lastname@example.org>,
"Chief Constable Sir Hugh Orde OBE" <email@example.com>,
"Rosemary Henderson (Complaints Manager, Northern Ireland Western Health &
Social Services Board)" <Rosemary.Henderson@whssb.n-i.nhs.uk>, "Archbishop of
Canterbury Rowan Williams" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, "Cardinal
Cormac Murphy O'Connor" <email@example.com>, "Prime Minister Bertie Ahern"
<firstname.lastname@example.org>, "Deputy Prime Minister Mary Harney" <email@example.com>,
"Minister for Justice (Michael McDowell TD)" <Michael.McDowell@oireachtas.ie>,
Enda.Kenny@oireachtas.ie, Pat.Rabbitte@oireachtas.ie, Trevor.Sargent@oireachtas.ie,
Arthur.Morgan@oireachtas.ie, "Gearoid Geraghty (Lawyer, Fair Murtagh,
Ballinasloe)" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, "Ciara Macklin (Lawyer,
Fair-Murtagh)" <email@example.com>, "Martin Egan (Principal Lawyer,
Fair-Murtagh Law Firm)" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, "Law Society (Republic of
Ireland)" <H.Mountaine@LawSociety.ie>, "Garda Commissioner Noel Conroy (Chief
Commissioner of Police, Republic of Ireland)" <email@example.com>, firstname.lastname@example.org,
email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com,
firstname.lastname@example.org, "Marian Harkin TD & MEP" <email@example.com>,
"Senator Jim Higgins MEP" <Jim.Higgins@oireachtas.ie>, "Vercingetorix (Ireland)"
<firstname.lastname@example.org>, "King Ollamh Fodhla (Tara / Turoe / Ulster)" <email@example.com>,
"Kofi Annan (Secretary-General of the United Nations)" <firstname.lastname@example.org>,
email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org,
email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, "Marian Finucane (RTE)" <email@example.com>,
"Dr John Kirby (Bishop of Clonfert)" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, "Sir Anthony O'Reilly"
<email@example.com>, "Sir Bob Geldof" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, "Guardian of
Republic of Ireland Constitution (President Mary McAleese)" <email@example.com>,
"President George W. Bush" <firstname.lastname@example.org>,
"Commissioner for Human
Rights of the Council of Europe (Alvaro Gil-Robles)" <email@example.com>
CC: Martin Cullen TD (Minister for Transport)" <Martin.Cullen@oireachtas.ie>
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Some people have asked to see the full text of the letter from the
European Parliament Committee on Petitions relating to the
planned new N6 Upgrade Road, which was designed to go
through the Celtic heritage site in the Turoe / Knocknadala
area of East County Galway (Republic of Ireland).
Scanned copies of the two separate texts, a letter dated July 6th
2005, and an attachment dated October 21st 2004, can
now be viewed at the Internet address provided below.
There is a statement in the EU texts which reads: " ... it is not expected that the
construction of the project will be funded (by the European
Regional Development Fund)".
This may mean the new N6 Upgrade road will not now go through the
Turoe / Knocknadala area as planned?
This EU statement about funding may also have very important implications
for the protection of the Battle of Aughrim heritage site? -
which is located approximately 5 miles to the west of Ballinasloe.
As some will already know, the Battle of Aughrim (July 12th
is considered by many to be the bloodiest and most decisive
battle in recorded Irish history. It is often referred to by reputable
historians as "Ireland's Gettysburg
", and it very firmly cleared up
certain doubts regarding the Catholic / Protestant
conflict which remained after the Battle of the Boyne
a year earlier in July 1690
. Further information
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Friday 12th August 2005