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From: "William Finnerty" <newinngalway@yahoo.co.uk>
Subject: "Non-implementation" of the Aarhus Convention Agreement by the Republic of Ireland
To: "Liam Cashman (Environmental Directorate, The European Commission)" <Liam-Joseph.Cashman@cec.eu.int>
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Dear Mr Cashman,

I have recently received reports via the Internet which indicate
you are at present working on matters relating to the "non-implementation" of the Aarhus Convention Agreement by the Republic of Ireland, and that the Republic of Ireland can soon expect to be in receipt of a "final warning" letter from the European Commission regarding this particular issue.

Although I have long ago lost count of the number of times I have tried to raise the "Aarhus Convention Agreement" issue outlined below (regarding the "Kilconnell SuperDump" in County Galway) during recent years - with various people in the European Parliament, Commission, and Council -  I can find no evidence in the reports I have recently received (relating to your work) that you are at all aware of the problem I have outlined in an Indymedia Newswire publication this morning - which is reproduced below, and which is self-explanatory I believe.

Indymedia Publication:
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Best wishes

by W. Finnerty Wed Feb 01, 2006 09:29


This looks like a really good idea to me - particularly when it seems to be very much in keeping with the United Nations Aarhus Convention Agreement principles - which the Republic of Ireland signed in 1998. (Some basic information on this unusually important and socially benign international agreement can be found at
http://www.finnachta.com/TheAarhusConvention.htm )

In case The Irish Environmental Forum might not be fully aware of the situation, please note that outline information on some really dreadful wrongdoing by senior public officials - in the form of an application for Legal Aid dated November 3rd 2004 by a young law student (Ms Ann Marie Kelly), who is a neighbour of mine in County Galway, and which relates to a truly MASSIVE piece of undermining of the Aarhus Convention Agreement, can be viewed at the following location:
http://www.annmariekelly.org/LegalAidApplication/3November2004.htm

Some may also be interested to know that Ms Kelly's application for Legal Aid, to challenge the huge National Toll Roads / Greenstar rubbish dump in our community, was copied to Minister for Justice Michael McDowell TD, Prime Minister Bertie Ahern TD, and Deputy Prime Minister Mary Harney TD - as can clearly be seen at the address immediately above.

Sadly, and as some readers will already know, all of the senior public officials concerned appear to have completely ignored Ms Kelly's requests - with the result that the huge National Toll Roads / Greenstar rubbish dump in Kilconnell - or "The Kilconnell SuperDump" as it is normally referred to locally - opened for business a few weeks ago.

More recently, and as can be seen at the address provided immediately below, the matter of Ms Kelly's application for Legal Aid has been mentioned in connection with the European Court of Human Rights Case Number 25077/05 - under "Item 9)" in the e-mail sent yesterday to senior lawyer Robert McCartney QC MLA:
http://www.constitutionofireland.com/RobertMcCartneyQC31January2006/Email.htm 

Related Link:
http://www.constitutionofireland.com/

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The above article was published this morning at the following Indymedia Newswire location:
http://www.indymedia.ie/article/74019?comment_limit=0&condense_comments=false#comment136706

You may also wish to be informed that I wrote to lawyer Gearoid Geraghty (Ballinasloe, County Galway) on December 21st 2004 with a request to take legal action (on my behalf) against public officials (in the Republic of Ireland) regarding the way they were ignoring the Aarhus Convention Agreement. A copy of the letter text in question, together with a copy of the associated Post Office "Registered Delivery" receipt, can be seen at the following address:
http://www.constitutionofireland.com/FairMurtaghEmail21Dec2004.htm

For reasons which I trust you (and others) will easily understand, it seems very important to me that I never received any reply of any kind from Mr Geraghty to the letter reproduced at the address immediately above - which, as can also be seen at the same address, was copied to Margot Wallstrom (Vice President of EU Commission), Stavros Dimas (EU Commissioner for Environment & Social Affairs), and Jose Manuel Barroso (President of EU Commission).

With the European Court of Human Rights Case Number 25077/05 in mind (referred to above), it would be much appreciated if you could take very careful note of the information I am providing you with in this e-mail, which I hope you will be able to let me have an acknowledgement of receipt for as soon as you reasonably can please.

For future reference purposes a copy of this e-mail will be placed at the following address later today:
http://www.constitutionofireland.com/LiamCashmanEuropeanCommission1February2006/Email.htm

Yours sincerely,

William Finnerty
"St Albans"
New Inn
Ballinasloe
County Galway
Republic of Ireland.
 


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Constitution of Ireland:
Bunreacht na hEireann

CONVENTION AGAINST TORTURE
and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (United Nations):

http://www.google.com/search?q=CONVENTION+AGAINST+TORTURE&btnG=Google+Search 

CRIMINAL JUSTICE (UNITED NATIONS CONVENTION AGAINST TORTURE) ACT, 2000 (Republic Of Ireland):
http://www.irishstatutebook.ie/ZZA11Y2000.html

European Convention on Human Rights (Council of Europe):
http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&lr=&q=European+Convention+on+Human+Rights&btnG=Search

Universal Declaration of Human Rights (United Nations):
http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&lr=&q=Universal+Declaration+of+Human+Rights&btnG=Search 


 
 
     
 

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