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In a message dated 1/2/2006 4:49:21 AM Hawaiian Standard Time, firstname.lastname@example.org writes:
You appear to be making things up, and for what purpose I do not know. ........
However, I do nevertheless now find myself wondering how do you might explain why Minister for Justice Michael McDowell TD is failing to reply to the letter sent to him on November 7th 2005 by Northern Ireland Senior Social Worker Gerard Madden, and which contained an attachment from Dr Michael McCavert GP?
Your well-being has always been, and still is, important to me. However, your emails to me beg to be answered as I believe you have been wasting your time with government agencies who have no interest in your plight.
situation has been gleaned from three years of emails I have received from you. I have made nothing up, as you say, and mean you no harm. My intention is to help.
While I agree that the letters from social worker Gerrard Madden and your physician Dr. Michael McCavert correctly represent your mental status, and your fear of appearing in Court, I believe the letters should have been directed at the Court and Judge who ordered the warrant for your arrest rather than the Minister of Justice, President or Prime Minister. I know little about Irish Courts, but in the United States a Defendant must appear in Court and ask for time to prepare their case, and it is the Judge who grants time and appoints attorneys for defendants who cannot afford them. This is not normally negotiated prior to appearing.
Minister McDowell provides funding of Euro 110,000 to the Irish Refugee Council
The Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform, Mr. Michael McDowell, T.D., today announced the provision of a grant of Euro 110,000 to the Irish Refugee Council (IRC) to assist the Council in undertaking its core activities during 2006. This is the sixth consecutive year in which a substantial grant for the IRC has been approved from Exchequer funds.The IRC was established in 1992 as a non-governmental organisation and brings together a large number of organisations throughout the State as well as individual members who work with asylum seekers and refugees. In announcing the grant, the Minister stated that "I am pleased to provide funding to the Irish Refugee Council in 2006 which I hope will assist the Council in undertaking its work on behalf of asylum seekers and refugees. This work complements the work undertaken by the relevant statutory agencies". 29 December, 2005
organisation (NGO) which was set up in 1992. It is registered in Dublin as a company limited by guarantee No. 188693. Chy No. 10153. It has its head office in Dublin and a sub-office in Ennis. The IRC is a membership organisation whose membership is open to individuals and organisations which support the organisation's aims. If you would like to become a member of the Irish Refugee Council please complete a membership form (in Word format) and return to the Dublin office. An Executive Committee, which is elected at the Annual General Meeting, manages the organisation and sub-committees function in a variety of areas including social policy, legal policy and outreach. Key Areas of Work The work of the IRC on a national level includes policy, research, legal, networking and information components while the Ennis sub-office deals with the broad range of issues affecting the local refugee community.
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