Email to Galway County & City Councillors dated November 26th 2004

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From: "William Finnerty" <>
To: "Galway Co.Cllr. Dr. Fidelma Healy-Eames" <>, "Co.Cllr. James Joyce" <>, "Co.Cllr. Tomas Mannion" <>, "Co.Cllr. Michael Mullins" <>, "Co.Cllr. Josie Conneely" <>, "Co.Cllr. Connie Ni Fhatharta" <>, "Co.Cllr Seamus Walsh" <>, "Co.Cllr. Michael Fahy" <>, "Co.Cllr. Pat Hynes" <>, "Co.Cllr. Michael Regan" <>, "Co.Cllr. Bridie Willers" <>, "Co.Cllr. Jim Cuddy" <>, "Co.Cllr. Mary Hoade" <>, "Co.Cllr. Jarlath McDonagh" <>, "Co.Cllr. Sinead Connaughton" <>, "Co.Cllr. Michael Connolly" <>, "Co.Cllr. Tom McHugh" <>, "Cllr. Michael Leahy" <>, "Cllr. Michael J. Crowe" <>, "Cllr. Tom Costello" <>, "Cllr. Daniel Callanan" <>, "Cllr. Colette Connolly" <>, "Cllr. Billy Cameron" <>, "Cllr. John Mullholland" <>, "Cllr. Donal Lyons" <>, "Cllr. Catherine Connelly (Mayor)" <>, "Cllr. Niall O'Brolchain" <>, "Cllr. Declan Mc Donnell" <>, "Cllr. Terry O'Flaherty" <>, "Cllr. Brian Walsh" <>
CC: "Turoe Stone Preservation Society" <>, "New Inn AntiDump Internet Group" <>, "Woodlawn House Preservation Society" <>, "Kilconnell Anti-Dump Internet Group" <>, "Charlie Bird (RTE Chief News Correspondent)" <>, "John Bowman (RTE Broadcaster)" <>, "Miriam O'Callaghan (RTE Broadcaster)" <>, "Pat Kenny (RTE Broadcaster)" <>, "Vincent Browne (RTE Broadcaster)" <>
Subject: Charlie Bird asked to investigate ...
Date: Fri, 26 Nov 2004 15:29:05 -0000

RTE's Chief News Correspondent, Charlie Bird, was asked recently to investigate why the PEOPLE of the Republic of Ireland are being kept in ignorance regarding the extremely important international Aarhus Convention Agreement signed in 1998.
A copy of the e-mail sent on November 23rd to Mr Bird can be seen at: .
The above e-mail to Mr Bird follows an earlier one regarding the AMAZING Aarhus Convention Agreement media censorship which is going on in Ireland.  It was sent to RTE's Pat Kenny Show on October 31st 2004 (the day before his radio debate on INCINERATION), and a copy can now be seen at: .
In the event, Mr Kenny made no mention at all of the Aarhus Convention Agreement during his lengthy radio discussion on incineration the following day.
For future reference purposes, a copy of this e-mail will be placed at:



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The Århus Convention Agreement
 (3 Main Points)

The Århus Convention establishes a number of rights of the public (citizens and their associations) with regard to the environment. Public authorities (at national, regional or local level) are to contribute to allowing these rights to become effective. The Convention provides for:

  1. The right of everyone to receive environmental information that is held by public authorities (“access to environmental information”). This can include information on the state of the environment, but also on policies or measures taken, or on the state of human health and safety where this can be affected by the state of the environment. Citizens are entitled to obtain this information within one month of the request and without having to say why they require it. In addition, public authorities are obliged, under the Convention, to actively disseminate environmental information in their possession;

  2. The right to participate from an early stage in environmental decision-making. Arrangements are to be made by public authorities to enable citizens and environmental organisations to comment on, for example, proposals for projects affecting the environment, or plans and programmes relating to the environment, these comments to be taken into due account in decision-making, and information to be provided on the final decisions and the reasons for it (“public participation in environmental decision-making”);

  3. The right to challenge, in a court of law, public decisions that have been made without respecting the two aforementioned rights or environmental law in general (“access to justice”).

Above text taken from:


National Development Plan

"The NDP is the largest and most ambitious investment plan ever drawn up for Ireland. It involves an investment of over  EUR 52 billion  of Public, Private and EU funds (in 1999 prices) over the period 2000-2006. The Plan involves significant investment in health services, social housing, education, roads, public transport, rural development, industry, water and waste services, childcare and local development."

The above quote was taken from on October 23rd 2004.



Bunreacht na hEireann:
(Constitution of the Republic of Ireland)

Draft Treaty establishing a Constitution for Europe:

Text of EU Constitution Draft Treaty:

Text of Environment Section of EU Constitution Draft Treaty:



Checking and correcting unconstitutional legislation (Republic of Ireland):

Legislation and the role of the President of the Republic of Ireland:

Irish Legislation (BAILII):

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