Waste Management (Amendment)  Act 2001

Waste Management (Amendment)  Bill 2002

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Subject :  Important CORRECTION (?) >>> re: Waste Management (Amendment) Act 2002

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As some of you will know, I wrote recently to Fair-Murtagh (law firm) to find out about the cost of having the constitutionality of Waste Management (Amendment) Act 2002 checked by the High Court.
I did so partly because of a particular reference in a letter I received from Deputy Padraic McCormack TD (dated December 19th 2003) which states: " .. I think this validity was given to him in the Waste Management Amendment Act 2002 when ..."
When I searched the Internet yesterday for the text of Waste Management Amendment Act 2002, I failed to find anything.
Later in the day, a very helpful lady in the legal reference library of Galway University confirmed that she could find nothing about it in the reference material available to her either.  She did however find information on a Waste Management (Amendment) Bill 2002 - which does not appear to have ever actually become law at any time??? 
I'm copying this e-mail to Deputy McCormack so that he can (hopefully ?) look into the whole matter outlined above some more, and get back to me.
In the meantime, I have now added a note regarding the above situation to the top of following Internet page:
Finally, I would like to state that I found Deputy McCormack's letter to me dated December 19th 2003 to be very helpful in a number of ways: and still do, even if it did contain an accidental error of some kind (which is as yet far from clear to me). 
As some of you may already know, Deputy McCormack was on the Environment Committee in the Dail at the time the Government removed powers of decision-making - regarding the location of huge rubbish dumps and incinerators - from the democratically elected local government representatives. 
With reference to the legal Act which accomplished this (whatever its exact name and number), Deputy McCormack has also expressed the view that: "it may well be unconstitutional" (in his letter to me dated December 19th 2003).  He has also given me to understand that he vigorously opposed this section of the Bill; but, in his words: "it was supported by the majority of the Committee which was made up of Government TD's".

Acknowledgement of receipt from EPA (Environment Protection Agency)
for above e-mail of July 23rd 2004 can be seen at:




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