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From: "Greg - P. Hogan & Co." <email@example.com>
To: "'William Finnerty'" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: RE: Council of Europe asked to investigate Justice Minister Michael McDowell TD (Republic of Ireland).
Date: Thu, 22 Dec 2005 09:43:22 -0000
Dear Mr. Finnerty,I write in reference to your email of the 25 November 2005 which was received here whilst I was away on annual leave and to your email of the 20th inst. the contents of which I note.You are aware that I am currently acting on behalf of Gerald Finnerty and Marjorie Dolan pursuant to my meeting with them in our office on the 13th October 2005 last.At the end of our above mentioned meeting Marjorie and Gerald mentioned the fact that you were living in Northern Ireland and that you had encountered some difficulties with the Authorities in the Republic of Ireland. I understood from the conversation that a bench warrant had issued for your arrest as you had failed to appear in Court pursuant to a summons which had been served on you. It was also mentioned to me that you were attending a psychiatric hospital in Northern Ireland and that you were afraid to return to the Republic due to the bench warrant. It was also mentioned that you were "appealing the summons to the European Court of Human Rights" although no notice of appeal appeared to have been filed in respect of the alleged Court Order.Having heard the brief facts from Marjorie and Gerald I offered to assist your predicament by offering to contact the Gardai to clarify what exactly you were charged with and to take the necessary legal steps to have your case heard and resolved. At no stage did I say that "human rights law is a waste of time or words to that effect". Your attempt to misconstrue the facts of our conversation and copy same to third parties is an extremely serious matter which is tantamount to defamation. I kindly advise you against issuing such correspondence in the future to avoid exacerbating your already difficult situation.On the basis of my instructions and the facts outlined to me, you have at present no legal or beneficial interest in the lands the subject matter of your email of the 25th November 2005. My clients in this instance are Gerald Finnerty and Marjorie Dolan and I am not in a position to discuss any further private matter of theirs with you. Any further instructions in this matter are to come from Gerald and Marjorie and I am writing to them to confirm same.You will please note the above.Yours sincerely,Greg Nolan.
From: William Finnerty [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: 20 December 2005 10:25
To: Mr Greg Nolan (Solicitor, Patrick Hogan & Co., Ballinalsloe, County Galway, Republic of Ireland.)
Cc: Dick Marty (PACE Rapporteur of the Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights); Commissioner for Human Rights of the Council of Europe (Alvaro Gil-Robles); The Registrar, European Court of Human Rights, Council of Europe, Strasbourg. (Re: ECHR Case Reference: 25077/05); Minister for Justice (Michael McDowell TD); Gerard J Madden (Senior Psychiatric Social Worker); Gerald Finnerty & Margie Dolan (New Inn, County Galway.)
Subject: Fwd: Council of Europe asked to investigate Justice Minister Michael McDowell TD (Republic of Ireland).
Dear Mr Nolan,
Please note that I have not received any reply from you to my e-mail letter of November 23rd 2005.
For your convenience, and for future reference purposes, I have reproduced a copy of my e-mail to you (of November 23rd) at the following Internet address:
I understand that my brother (Mr Gerald Finnerty) and my half-sister (Ms Margie Dolan) have contacted you on a number of occasions in recent weeks regarding the fact that I have not heard anything at all from you.
As I trust you will accept, I believe that I stand to lose a great deal of money - perhaps as much as a million Euros, or even more perhaps - if satisfactory progress cannot be made regarding the sale of the 30 acre site at Lisnamult (beside Roscommon town). Similarly, for my brother and half-sister.
Correctly or otherwise, I cannot help feeling that the unexplained delays and obstacles I keep running into regarding this matter are in some way connected with the issues referred to below relating to Justice Minister McDowell TD.
Very regrettably, I have to say that matters have not been helped (for me) by a report I received several weeks ago from my half-sister Margie to the effect that you advised them both (i.e. my brother and half-sister), during a meeting you held with them in your office on October 13th 2005, that "human rights law was a complete waste of time" - or something very similar to that.
It would be much appreciated if you would please clarify your position as soon as you reasonably can please.
Printed Copy to:
Dr Michael McCavert GP (Omagh Medical Centre, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland).
William Finnerty <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:Date: Tue, 20 Dec 2005 08:59:50 +0000 (GMT)
From: William Finnerty <email@example.com>
Subject: Council of Europe asked to investigate Justice Minister Michael McDowell TD (Republic of Ireland).
To: 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, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, "Polly Toynbee \(Journalist & Broadcaster\)" <Polly.email@example.com>, "Mary Kenny \(Journalist\)" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, "Charlie Catchpole \(Journalist\)" <email@example.com>, "Virginia Blackburn \(Journalist\)" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, "Spectator Magazine, Editor" <email@example.com>, Michael Grade - BBC <firstname.lastname@example.org>, BBC Breakfast <email@example.com>
CC: "Dick Marty \(PACE Rapporteur of the Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights\)" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, "Commissioner for Human Rights of the Council of Europe \(Alvaro Gil-Robles\)" <email@example.com>, "The Registrar, European Court of Human Rights, Council of Europe, Strasbourg. \(Re: ECHR Case Reference: 25077/05\)" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, "Minister for Justice \(Michael McDowell TD\)" <Michael.McDowell@oireachtas.ie>, "Gerard J Madden \(Senior Psychiatric Social Worker\)" <email@example.com>, "Gerald Finnerty & Margie Dolan \(New Inn, County Galway.\)" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Council of Europe asked to investigate Justice Minister Michael McDowell TD
by W. Finnerty. Thursday, Dec 15 2005, 5:27pm
In connection with the European Court of Human Rights Case Number 25077/05, the Council of Europe has been asked to investigate the "public official" activities of Republic of Ireland Justice Minister Mc Dowell - and those who are supporting him.
Full details of this request can be found in the text of a registered letter dated December 15th 2005 to the Council of Europe at:
The above text has been taken from the Indymedia "comment" at the following address:
Other media outlets have recently been informed regarding the above matter via:
Happy Christmas (& Saturnalia!!) To All
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Constitution of Ireland:
Bunreacht na hEireann
CONVENTION AGAINST TORTURE
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
CRIMINAL JUSTICE (UNITED NATIONS CONVENTION AGAINST TORTURE) ACT, 2000 (Republic Of Ireland):
on Human Rights (Council of Europe):
Universal Declaration of Human
Rights (United Nations):
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