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From: "William Finnerty" <>
Subject: Atlantic Philanthropies, Minister Michael McDowell TD, and The Media
To: "The Registrar, European Court of Human Rights, Council of Europe, Strasbourg. (Re: ECHR Case Reference: 25077/05)" <>
CC: "Dick Marty (PACE Rapporteur of the Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights)" <>, "Northern Ireland Criminal Justice Minister David Hanson MP" <>, "Caroline Nolan (Solicitor, Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission)" <>, "Michael Farrell (Solicitor, Irish Human Rights Commissioner)" <>, "Gerard J Madden (Senior Social Worker)" <>, "Commissioner for Human Rights of the Council of Europe (Alvaro Gil-Robles)" <>, "Jose Manuel Barroso (President of EU Commission)" <>, "Josep Borrell Fontelles (President of the European Parliament)" <>, "Prime Minister Tony Blair MP (Council of European Union President)" <>, "Margot Wallstrom (Vice President of EU Commission)" <>, "Stavros Dimas (EU Commissioner for Environment & Social Affairs)" <>, "David Cameron MP (Leader of UK Opposition Party)" <>, "Charles Kennedy MP (Leader of the Liberal Democrats)" <>, "Chief Constable Sir Hugh Orde OBE" <>, "Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams" <>, "Cardinal Cormac Murphy O'Connor" <>, "Prime Minister Bertie Ahern" <>, "Deputy Prime Minister Mary Harney" <>, "Minister for Justice (Michael McDowell TD)" <>,,,,, "Gearoid Geraghty (Lawyer, Fair Murtagh, Ballinasloe)" <>, "Ciara Macklin (Lawyer, Fair-Murtagh)" <>, "Martin Egan (Principal Lawyer, Fair-Murtagh Law Firm)" <>, "Garda Commissioner Noel Conroy (Chief Commissioner of Police, Republic of Ireland)" <>,,,,,, "Marian Harkin TD & MEP" <>, "Senator Jim Higgins MEP" <>, "Vercingetorix (Ireland)" <>, "King Ollamh Fodhla (Tara / Turoe / Ulster)" <>, "Patrick Cullinane" <>, "Kofi Annan (Secretary-General of the United Nations)" <>,,,,,, "Dr John Kirby (Bishop of Clonfert)" <>, "Sir Anthony O'Reilly" <>, "Sir Bob Geldof" <>, "The Atlantic Philanthropies" <>, "Guardian of Republic of Ireland Constitution (President Mary McAleese)" <>, "President George W. Bush" <>
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Dear Sir / Madam,
In connection with my case (ECHR Reference: 25077/05), I would be very grateful to you if you would please take careful note of the information I have provided below.
Mindful of your organisation's recent investigations relating to the United States “extraordinary rendition program", concerning which the media is referring to the Council of Europe as a "watchdog" for human rights abuse, please note that in spite of the fact I have been charged with a criminal offence in 2002, I still cannot find a lawyer to help me to prepare my legal defence.  I feel this is extremely abusive in terms of my rights under human rights law: especially when I am having to live in forced exile in the UK to avoid being corruptly criminalised (and possibly imprisoned) in the Republic of Ireland. In so far as I can establish, my present situation is due to the activities of Justice Minister Michael McDowell TD (Republic of Ireland), and other "public officials" in the Republic of Ireland (and elsewhere) who are supporting him.
As I have mentioned below, Justice Minister McDowell appears to me to be enthusiastically using the United States as a role-model for his "public official" duties in the Republic of Ireland; and, in addition, he also seems to suffer from the delusion that anybody who challenges him in any kind of major way is a "subversive" - who has to be severely punished at all costs, and regardless of whether his punishments are lawful or not.  As can easily be seen from a study of Republic of Ireland newspapers of recent days, I am by no means alone in this view of Minister McDowell.
I also believe my well-documented European Court of Human Rights case readily demonstrates the bullying, abusive, and unlawful tendencies of Minister McDowell (and those who support him). In the interests of preventing further major human rights violations of the kind I am being subjected to, I wish you to investigate his very cowardly actions towards me at your earliest convenience please - particularly in relation to the fact I cannot find a lawyer, either in the UK or in the Republic of Ireland - who is willing to help me to legally defend myself.  I would ask you to please note very carefully this last fact leaves me feeling that the shocking situation relating to rampant corruption in the United States legal profession, as described by US lawyer Teddy Moore via the Internet link I have provided below, is by no means restricted to the United States jurisdiction. 

I do hope the Council of Europe has what it takes to investigate human rights abuses in Western Europe (as well as elsewhere): especially those forms of abuse such as mine which are very obviously being vigorously sustained by rampant corruption in the legal profession here.
Later today, I plan to send a printed and signed copy of this e-mail to you through the registered post.  I would be very grateful if you could please send me a  written acknowledgement of receipt to the address provided below, which I will ask one of my relatives in County Galway to look out for and forward to me.
For future reference purposes, I also plan to place a copy of this e-mail at the following Internet address later today:
In the hope that you will help me in a substantial way, I look forward to hearing from you at your earliest convenience please.
Yours faithfully,
William Finnerty
"St Albans"
New Inn
County Galway
Republic of Ireland. 

Atlantic Philanthropies, Minister Michael McDowell TD, and The Media
by W. Finnerty. Tuesday, Dec 13 2005, 6:00pm 
In the hope that it might help funding for "The Centre for Public Inquiry" in Dublin to continue, which is now under very serious threat, an effort has been made to point out to "Atlantic Philanthropies" (and the Media) that Minister McDowell is neglecting a part of his senior "public official" duties in a way which may yet land him in very serious trouble with regard to certain aspects of human rights law.
Further information can be found at: 
Part of the e-mail at the above address shows that under Minister McDowell's guidance, the Republic of Ireland's Waste Management Act has been altered in a way which many believe is entirely repugnant to the Constitution of the Republic of Ireland - and consequently completely unlawful of course.  How's that for subversion?
The e-mail at the above address also contains a link to an 8 minute video interview with United States lawyer Teddy Moore on corruption in the US legal system - a system he claims is absolutely rotten to the core and completely out of control - and which (to me) Minister Mc Dowell appears to be using as a model for the Republic of Ireland.
The interview with Mr Moore can be viewed by clicking on the following link:
The above Indymedia "comment" has come from the following location:
 --- Original message ---
Date: Fri, 9 Dec 2005 15:37:34 +0000 (GMT)
From: William Finnerty <>
Subject: Serious criminal issues relating to United Nations "CONVENTION AGAINST TORTURE and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment"
To: Northern Ireland Criminal Justice Minister David Hanson MP <>

CC: "Gerard J Madden \(Senior Psychiatric Social Worker\)" <>, "Jose Manuel Barroso \(President of EU Commission\)" <>, "Josep Borrell Fontelles \(President of the European Parliament\)" <>, "Prime Minister Tony Blair MP \(Council of European Union President\)" <>, "Commissioner for Human Rights of the Council of Europe \(Alvaro Gil-Robles\)" <>, "Kofi Annan \(Secretary-General of the United Nations\)" <>, "The Registrar, European Court of Human Rights, Council of Europe, Strasbourg. \(Re: ECHR Case Reference: 25077/05\)" <>
Dear Minister Hanson,
I am writing to you because I am experiencing serious difficulties in connection with several letters sent to public officials, whereby the contents of the letters in question are not being handled in a responsible or lawful way.
The most recent incidence of this long running problem (of several years standing) involves a letter sent on November 7th 2005 to Justice Michael McDowell TD in the Republic of Ireland, scanned copies of which can be viewed at
The nature of the most pressing difficulties for me just now, in connection with the latter shown at the above address, have been outlined in an e-mail I sent earlier today to Mr Gerard Madden (Senior Psychiatric Social Worker), which I have reproduced below under the text of this letter, and which I believe are self-explanatory.
Basically, and for the purpose of explaining the nature of my overall long-term problem to you, I am being very severely (and illegally) punished by public officials in the Republic of Ireland, in a manner which seriously violates the United Nations "CONVENTION AGAINST TORTURE and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment", and which is happening mainly because of issues relating to the following two matters:
a) I have been trying hard for a number of years to protect certain heritage sites in the Republic of Ireland which I - and indeed many others all over the world - believe are very important to the Nation, and which are now in great danger of being completely destroyed or seriously damaged. One of a number of examples of such heritage sites now under threat (and I could easily provide you with several more please note) involves some of the ancient monuments in and around the Hill of Tara area of County Meath, many of which are believed to be very closely connected with King Ollamh Fodhla and other kings of ancient Ireland. Further information on heritage sites now under threat around the Hill of Tara can be found at .  As can be seen at this last address, and among many other interesting things, King Ollamh Fodhla is closely linked with the origin of the word "Ulster", and with Brehon Law. By coincidence, please note there is also a direct link between my family name ("Finnerty") and King Ollamh Fodhla's son who was named King Finnachta, and who is believed to have reigned over Ireland for the 20 year period between 1277 to 1257 BC. Hardly surprisingly, knowledge of this family-name connection has heightened my personal interest in this particular set of ancient monuments, and further historical information relating to this connection can be found at .
b) I have been trying to prevent the construction of two huge rubbish dumps within a mile or so of my home in County Galway, both of which are unlawful I believe on constitutional grounds (directly connected with Article 28A.1 of the written Constitution of the Republic of Ireland).  Although I have formally appealed against the first (to be built) of these two planned dumps (located at Killaghmore, Kilconnell, County Galway), the five points I raised in my appeal appear to have been completely ignored by all concerned. Further information relating to the appeal in question can be found at . Please also note that a local young law student named Ann Marie Kelly tried last year to get Legal Aid to have the constitutionality of the alterations (made around 2001) to the Republic of Ireland's Waste Management Act checked by the High Court, and that she was refused; further information relating to Ms Kelly's failed attempt to get Legal Aid can be found at . Please also note that, according to several reports I am receiving from people who I know well, in and around the Kilconnell area of County Galway, construction of this dump is now being rushed ahead at great speed by a company called Greenstar, which I understand is largely owned by a big company named National Toll Roads, and which in turn is possibly owned I believe by a still bigger multi-national company named "Cement Roadstone Holdings".  At least one ancient heritage site appears to have been smashed to smithereens (so far) at the Kilconnell site by Greenstar; and, local people do not seem to be able to find out whether or not the destruction in question was carried out lawfully - further information on this point can be found at  
Much more information relating to my long running set of difficulties with public officials, now heading into its 8th year, can be found via the "Front Page" of the following web site
I would like to stress that by far the most difficult of all the practical problems I face just now, is that I remain unable to find a lawyer willing to advise me properly on any of the matters I am writing to you about in this letter.  As Mr Madden and Dr McCavert will readily confirm to anybody who needs to know I believe, I have discussed this matter with both of them many times since last May; and, despite our combined best efforts, we have so far failed completely to find a lawyer who is willing to act on my behalf and in my best interests. 
Consequently, it would be very much appreciated if you could take steps to ensure I am provided with the services of a suitably experienced lawyer who is willing and able to act on my behalf and in my best interests, as soon as you reasonably can please. 
I look forward to hearing from you in the hope you will be able to help me.
Later today I plan to send a printed and signed copy of this e-mail to you through the registered post to your address at:
Stormont Castle
Stormont Estate
Northern Ireland
BT4 3TT 
It is also my intention to place a copy of this e-mail at the following Internet page address later today, which will include language translation facilities: 
Finally, I would like to make it entirely clear to all concerned that I personally have no objections whatsoever, now, or at any time in the past, to new infrastructure projects involving such things as new roads and waste-disposal facilities (for example): provided that all such projects are carried out - from start to finish - within the limits of the law.
Yours sincerely,
William Finnerty.
COPY: Printed copy to Dr Michael McCavert (GP in Omagh, County Tyrone).
William Finnerty <>
Date: Fri, 9 Dec 2005 02:58:53 +0000 (GMT)
From: William Finnerty <>
Subject: Draft letter to Northern Ireland Minister Hanson MP
To: "Gerard J Madden \(Senior Psychiatric Social Worker\)" <>
Dear Gerry,
Thank you very much for your efforts of yesterday relating to your discussion with Ms Elaine O'Brien in Republic of Ireland Justice Minister Michael McDowell's office (as described in your e-mail to me of yesterday).
Unfortunately, and after waiting patiently for over a month now, I still do not know whether or not Justice Minister Mc Dowell TD is even aware of the contents of your letter (and Dr Michael McCavert's letter) to him dated November 7th 2005 - and it is this fact of not knowing, and not being able to find out for sure, which is causing the huge build up of pressure in my brain.
Allowing for all that has happened to me during my past 12 months of unlawful forced-exile from the Republic of Ireland, particularly the fact I have been diagnosed as having Complex PTSD, and very prone to the "explosive anger" symptom of that particular medical condition, if I was to allow this build-up of negative psychological pressure to keep on growing in the run up to the lengthy Christmas holiday period just ahead, I believe it could have extremely serious consequences for me - and possibly for others as well.
For the purpose of relieving the mental pressure in question, the first thing I feel I need to do now is to abandon all hope of Minister McDowell ever helping me; and, from now on, to think of him strictly as part of the problem, and definitely not as part of the solution: unless and until such time of course that he himself provides me with tangible evidence to the contrary.
The second thing I feel need to do now is to seek assistance from a new potential source of help, without delay - particularly delays of the kind that are based on extremely vague, verbal hopes and promises (via third parties) that Minister McDowell MIGHT help me at some future date - in spite of the fact that he and his senior colleagues have already completely ignored many letters I have sent to them through the registered post over a period of several years. In several cases I have not even received an acknowledgement of receipt for the registered letters in question - which I find extremely degrading, in addition to being cruel and inhuman - plus unlawful I believe.
Consequently, and by way of seeking help from a potential new source, I now feel I must write to Northern Ireland Justice Minister David Hanson MP later today.
Please note that the MAIN purpose of my letter to Minister Hanson (from my viewpoint at this particular time) is to relieve the painful, dangerous, and worrying build up of pressure mentioned above (in a lawful way) - which, and although it might not always have been obvious, is something that I have had to do many, many times in recent years: as a direct result of all of the ongoing "cruel, inhuman, degrading treatment and punishment" I have been receiving at the hands of people such as Minister McDowell and his colleagues.
I will try and get a few hours sleep now, and I then hope to do a draft of the letter I plan to send to Minister Hanson later today - which I hope to be able to let you have an e-mail copy of before 10 am this morning, and which I also hope we will be able to briefly discuss on the phone before deciding on the final version. 
I still believe it would be better for you to write to Minister Hanson than I.  However, and as I suspect this could take several days to organise (at a time when I'm under pressure to try and do something about the "Lisnamult" problems as well), the TOP PRIORITY for me just now is to deal with the very worrying psychological pressure that has been building up for me during the past few days - which I believe is in large part due to the new, powerful, shocking, and very hard evidence of rampant legal corruption (and rampant plutocracy dressed up to supply phoney "democracy") provided by United States lawyer Teddy Moore in his recent video, combined with the new knowledge (for me) of the contents of the United Nations "CONVENTION AGAINST TORTURE and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment". (Mr Moore's 8 minute video interview can be seen by clicking on the following link: )
Please note that although I only found out a few days ago (after a series of long and difficult Internet searches) that the Republic of Ireland Government had actually ratified the UN Convention Against Torture, Justice Minister McDowell and his lawyer colleagues in Government have no doubt known all about this since it entered into force in the Republic of Ireland on April 11th 2002.  I feel these people have got an awful lot to answer for, and that they may yet live to regret the appalling mental torture they have knowingly been subjecting me to for the past several years, and which is ongoing of course: for no good reason whatsoever that I know of.
Please also note that if you think it might help in any way, that I have no objections at all to you forwarding this e-mail to anybody you wish before we discuss the final draft of the letter I plan to send to Minister Hanson later today.
Best wishes,

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  A printed and signed copy of the above e-mail was sent to the European Court of Human Rights through the Royal Mail "Priority Handling & Registered Delivery" service on December 16th 2005.  Scanned copies of the Post Office receipt are provided below:  

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Constitution of Ireland:
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and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (United Nations): 

"Date of entry into force (Republic of Ireland)" United Nations Document: May 5th 2002


European Convention on Human Rights (Council of Europe):

Universal Declaration of Human Rights (United Nations): 


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