|"If this situation does not represent 'legal profession
corruption' at its very worst, then I don't know what
Finnerty. Fri Aug 17, 2007
Vincent (Fri Aug 17, 2007 12:15
My recollection, and please correct me in this thread
if I'm wrong, is that there was a EUROS 600,000
bill for the High
Court "National Monuments (Amendment) Act 2004"
case which you were involved
with in the early part of 2006
, and which you were unable to pay - and
had not in fact ever expected to be asked to pay, I
Like yourself, and your legal team I imagine, I would
have assumed that the State would have picked up the bill - in full - for such
an important challenge involving constitutional law: which I, and I suspect many
other people are extremely grateful to you for attempting.
it is my understanding that the judge involved (Mr Justice Thomas Smyth
did something unusual and unexpected: in that he saddled you personally with a
VERY large bill.
I further understand that, in exchange for
having the EUROS 600,000 bill paid for on your behalf by the State, you entered
into an agreement with senior members of the legal profession NOT take your case
to the Supreme Court.
Consequently, none of us now know (for sure)
whether our National Monuments (Amendment) Act 2004 is constitutional or not:
though from Dr Gerard Hogan's "Daily Telegraph" remarks
in my posting above (at Fri Aug 17, 2007 09:58), it seems it is NOT
constitutional: and consequently UNLAWFUL.
In other words, the
whole matter of the very doubtful constitutional status of our "National
Monuments (Amendment) Act 2004" is STILL all "up in the air": but, at the same
time, the judge in Navan court who recently dealt with the Tara protestors has
acted as though it was all 100% lawful.
Personally, I fail to see
how any useful progress can be made regarding the protection of our heritage
sites until the constitutionality of our National Monuments (Amendment) Act 2004
has been checked and decided upon by the Supreme Court.
believe that the Tara protestors should not be tried for any offence until after
the constitutionality of our National Monuments (Amendment) Act 2004 has been
checked and decided upon by the Supreme Court.
My interest in all
this, though to some extent indirect, is nonetheless EXTREMELY serious and
important from my viewpoint: in that I have been living in forced exile in
Northern Ireland since December 2004, and I wish to able to return to my home in
County Galway without having to run the risk of being corruptly criminalised
(and possibly) imprisoned for an alleged "crime" which NEVER happened (as far as
Unless something of significance is done to
challenge the outrageous corruption in the legal profession in the Republic of
Ireland, I believe it will NEVER be safe for me to return to my home in County
Galway: allowing for the fact that I have been diagnosed as suffering from
Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (C-PTSD) "as the result of
traumas and stresses at the hands of individuals and public officials and bodies
that he has encountered in his struggles to try to correct environmental wrong
": as described by my GP (Dr Michael McCavert) in his "To Whom
It May Concern
" letter dated October 28th 2005
, and which ALL the
lawyers in the Republic of Ireland that I, and other members of my family, have
given copies to are COMPLETELY
Incidentally, I believe the way Mr Justice Thomas Smyth
handled the EUROS 600,000 fee business in your case is one of the very best
examples I can provide of outrageous corruption in the Republic of Ireland's
judiciary. First he unexpectedly saddled you with a huge bill, and then he used
the huge bill to get you to abandon your plan to take your very important and
very necessary constitutional challenge to the Supreme Court, as would have been
entirely normal in such cases.
By such tactics, Mr
Justice Thomas Smyth and his colleagues in the judiciary can continue
(indefinitely as things stand) to use National Monuments (Amendment) Act 2004
"law", which is in all probability ILLEGAL LAW, to support the construction of
PPP toll roads which have been designed to destructively plough
through places like Tara, County Meath (the Bronze Age Capital
of Ireland as far as I know) and
Turoe, County Galway (the Iron
Age Capital of Ireland as far as I know).
If the situation outlined
in the paragraph immediately above does not represent "legal profession
" at its very worst, then I don't know what
does? Related Link: http://www.europeancourtofhumanrightswilliamfinnerty.com/JohnGlynn14May2007/Letter.htm
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