Republic of Ireland government minister
 asked to investigate corruption ...

    Dear Minister Cullen,  

Sent: Friday, July 11, 2003 12:45 PM
Subject: Republic of Ireland government minister asked to investigate corruption

----- Original Message -----
Sent: Friday, July 11, 2003 11:29 AM
Subject: Turoe's Celtic Kingdom
Dear Minister Cullen,
According to one local landowner (who I consider to be reliable), the extremely important heritage site referred to below (under the "MEDIA INFORMATION" heading) as the "Rath of Fir Mhor" has already been completely destroyed. 
Please be aware that in some archaeological texts, the "Rath of Fir Mhor" is referred to as the "Rath of Feerwore". 
If true, the destruction of the Rath of Fir Mhor site must have happened sometime after is was examined in the 1940s by Mr. Joseph Raftery (who I understand was Director of the National Museum for a period). Please note I have reason to believe that Harvard University in the United States may (under the Harvard Archaeological Mission) have carried out large-scale excavations as well at the Rath of Fir Mhor site during the 1930s.
In a further effort to try and protect what is left of local heritage sites, and with due regard for the fact that the Turoe area is one of three locations in East Galway earmarked by the  GOVERNMENT  for the location of a huge new "Superdump for Connacht" (as reiterated on the front page of this week's edition of the Connacht Tribune Newspaper, dated July 11th 2003), it is my intention to send a printed and signed copy of this e-mail to you through the registered post later today, and addressed as follows:
Mr. Martin Cullen T.D. (Minister for the Environment and Local Government)
Custom House
Dublin 1.
Some of my earlier efforts at trying to protect local heritage sites can be seen in correspondence connected with European Parliament Petition 809/2001; and, in more recent EU Commission correspondence - which includes a letter that mentions the alleged €50,000 bribe the leader of the Green Party (Mr. Trevor Sargent T.D.) very recently raised with you in Parliament in connection with the local activities of a company named Celtic Waste, renamed Greenstar some months ago by the NTR (National Toll Roads) group.  For further information, please see:
Please note that I myself am also being subjected to what I consider a VERY severe and very insidious form of intimidation: which is ongoing, and which involves an attempt to criminalise me because I shouted at a Galway Council employee who refused to look an illegal sewage discharges coming from the primary school in the village where I live (in New Inn, County Galway).  As far as I know, the warrant issued for my arrest on October 9th 2002 is still in place: despite the fact that the Director of Public Prosecutions (Mr James Hamilton) and the Minister for Justice (Mr Michael McDowell T.D.) have both had the whole situation explained to them in writing.
I wish you to also know that in an effort to avoid being criminalised (corruptly) in connection with matter outlined in the paragraph above, I recently spent six months in England trying to find legal help (in circumstances where I could not find any here).  I also failed to find legal help in England as well, and though 10 Downing Street did reply to my letter of December 21st 2002 to UK Prime Minister Tony Blair M.P., I still have no idea (for example) of what happened to the registered letters I sent to the London Metropolitan Police Service and to Amnesty International last year (while I was staying in England).  For further information on this matter please refer to:
All things considered, and with due regard for the  €50,000 bribe  allegation mentioned above, I believe it is now time that you and your colleagues in government initiated a good quality investigation into all of the above matters: for the purpose of trying to keep some kind of check on what (for want of a better term) I have referred to in earlier correspondence as "rampant political, legal, and corporate corruption" - which those concerned are indulging themselves in at the expense of ordinary citizens such as myself. 
It would be much appreciated if you could let me have written acknowledgement of receipt for this letter within the coming 14 days please.
William Finnerty.
"St Albans"
New Inn
County Galway.

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----- Original Message -----
Sent: Monday, July 07, 2003 9:50 PM
Subject: Fw: Turoe's Celtic Kingdom

A new book is being launched at 7.30 pm on Sunday July 13th 2003 on the present site of the world famous Turoe Stone.

The present location of the Turoe Stone is just a mile or so from where it stood during the Iron Age period - which, for Ireland, can roughly be thought of as 500 B.C. to 500 A.D. 

The original location of the Turoe Stone is still referred to by some local people as the "Rath of Fir Mhor" (Fortress of The Great Men); and, there are those who believe that one of Ireland's most famous women - perhaps the MOST famous - may well have been married there: Queen Meave (
Medb) of Connacht.

It promises to be a very interesting evening, and it includes (among many other things) FREE entertainment and refreshments: together with an "EVERYBODY  WELCOME" type of completely open invitation.

There are plans for the musical section of the entertainment to be wide-ranging: from Celtic to orchestral, and mostly the product of long-established local musicians with a reputation for outstanding talent.

The title of the new book is: "Turoe & Athenry: Ancient Capitals of Celtic Ireland", and it is the result of an enormous amount of painstaking research work carried out over a 40 year period by Fr. Tom O'Connor. 

This new book, which is a slimmed-down version of Fr. O' Connor's much larger work, has been edited by Dr. Kieran Jordan.

Further information regarding the CONTENTS of the book can be found at a new web site which has been specially set up to promote the book launch on July 13th 2003.  The address of the new site is:
  Please note: In Fr. Tom O'Connor's new book, the above mentioned Rath of Feerwore is referred to as the "Rath of Ferach Mhor". Ferach Mhor was Queen Medb's father and he had his palace in the Turoe/Knocknadala area. He was a Fir Belg Overking and also know as Eochu Felech. (Reference: Page 95 of "Turoe & Athenry: Ancient Capitals of Celtic Ireland".)  

 Three registered letter receipts for printed (and signed) copies of the above
 e-mail posted on July 11th 2003 to Minister Cullen T.D., Prime Minister Ahern T.D.,
   and the Secretary-General of the Commission of European Communities in Belgium:


Post Office receipts for 3 registered letters (all dated July 11th 2003) requesting an investigation into corruption.



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