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From: "William Finnerty" <>
Subject: Suspension of arrest warrants
To: "Prime Minister Bertie Ahern" <>, "Garda Commissioner Noel Conroy (Chief Commissioner of Police, Republic of Ireland)" <>, "Deputy Prime Minister Mary Harney" <>, "Minister for Justice (Michael McDowell TD)" <>, "Mr James Hamilton (Director of Public Prosecutions, Republic of Ireland)" <>, "Mr. Rory Brady, S.C. (Attorney General, Republic of Ireland)" <>, "The Chief State Solicitor (Republic of Ireland)" <>, "Guardian of Republic of Ireland Constitution (President Mary McAleese)" <>
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Dear Prime Minister Ahern,
                        RE:  SUSPENSION  OF  ARREST  WARRANTS

This is a request for information on the suspension of arrest warrants, for the reason I have stated below.

I have already found some information on the Internet relating to this subject. However, it all seems to relate to states which are a long way away from the Republic of Ireland and the United Kingdom of Great Brittan and Northern Ireland, as, for example, with the following piece which has to do with an event that took place in Eastern Europe earlier this year:
"Serbian officials suspended an arrest warrant for Slobodan Milosevic's widow today, increasing speculation that the former president's funeral may be held in Belgrade." (This piece of text has been copied from the following location:,,1730681,00.html .)
Basically, and among a number of other things, I am trying to gain SAFE access to legal papers in my home in County Galway in the Republic of Ireland for the purpose of defending myself in court; but, so far, I have failed to find any way of having the warrant for my arrest suspended while I do so.
In an e-mail dated June 12th 2006, which was copied to you, I wrote to the Chief Commissioner of Police in the Republic of Ireland (Mr Noel Conroy) in connection with the extant warrant for my arrest issued in 2002.  However, I have not received any reply of any kind at all from Commissioner Conroy, even though I also sent a signed and printed copy of the e-mail in question to him on June 12th 2006 as well. The matter of the extant warrant for my arrest was mentioned to Commissioner Conroy at the following text location in the e-mail: 
Also, a senior social worker in Northern Ireland (Mr Gerard Madden) wrote on my behalf to Chief Commissioner Conroy three days later, on June 15th 2006, as can be seen at the following address: 
Unfortunately, and in so far as the actual resolution of my legal difficulties is concerned, Mr Madden's efforts have also failed to produce any useful results that I know of.
Allowing for the above, it would be very much appreciated if you could please advice me as to what exactly the legal situation is regarding the suspension of arrest warrants in the Republic of Ireland: in relation to my particular case, which I have already written to you and your senior colleagues about on several occasions during recent years.
With regard to the matter outlined in the paragraph immediately above, I hope to receive a written reply from you, or from one of your senior colleagues, within the coming 21 days please.
For future reference purposes, I intend to place a copy of this e-mail at the following address later today: 
I also intend to send a printed and signed copy of this e-mail to you through the registered post later today.
Yours sincerely,
William Finnerty 
St Albans
New Inn
County Galway
Republic of Ireland.
PRINTED COPY:   Dr Michael McCavert, Omagh Health Centre, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland.

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