Text of e-mail to Police dated March 31st 2004
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From: "William Finnerty" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: "Garda Commissioner Noel Conroy (Chief Commissioner of Police, Republic of Ireland)" <email@example.com>
CC: "Padraic.McCormack T.D." <Padraic.McCormack@finegael.ie>,"Assistant Police Commissioner (Galway area)" <firstname.lastname@example.org>,"Prime Minister Bertie Ahern" <email@example.com>,"Martin Cullen T.D. (Republic of Ireland Minister for the Environment and Local Government)" <firstname.lastname@example.org>,"Bord Pleanala" <email@example.com>,"Deputy Trevor Sargent T.D. (Republic of Ireland Leader of The Green Party)" <firstname.lastname@example.org>,"Councillor Mary White (Green Party Deputy Leader)" <email@example.com>,"01 Eir" <firstname.lastname@example.org>,"02 Yah" <email@example.com>,"03 Hot" <firstname.lastname@example.org>,"04 Hot" <email@example.com>,"05 Yah" <firstname.lastname@example.org>,"Margot Wallstrom (European Union Environment Commissioner)" <Margot.Wallstrom@cec.eu.int>,"Commission of the European Communities (Attn. Secretary-General)" <email@example.com>,"Kilconnell Anti-Dump Internet Group" <KilconnellAntiDump@groups.msn.com>,"CelticParty(Yahoo)" <TheCelticParty@yahoogroups.com>,"Galway County Councillor Michael Mullins" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Serious bribery allegations reported to Bord Pleanala not being investigated?
Date: Wed, 31 Mar 2004 15:54:23 +0100
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Dear Commissioner Conroy,
In a letter to me dated March 9th 2004, Galway T.D. (Member of Parliament) Deputy Padraic McCormack expressed the view that a serious bribe allegation (made in the presence of two witnesses) involving Celtic Waste (and the Chairman of the Kilconnell Anti-Dump Group) should be investigated by the Gardai.
To the very best of my knowledge no such Gardai investigation has yet taken place; and, if nothing is done about this fairly soon it appears to me that An Bord Pleanala may make an important decision (regarding a planned superdump very close to where I live) which completely ignores this extremely serious bribery allegation altogether.
The bribery matter in question was debated in the Dail (Irish Parliament) on July 1st 2003 by Deputy Trevor Sargent T.D. (Green Party Leader), and Martin Cullen T.D. (Minister for the Environment). The text of the debate in question can be seen at Internet page location:
On July 11th 2003, I sent a letter through the registered post to Minister Cullen (which was copied to Prime Minister Ahern T.D.) requesting that the Ä50,000 bribe allegation and certain other matters be investigated in a responsible manner. In so far as I can judge, it seems to me that Minister Cullen and Prime Minister Ahern are both completely ignoring my written request of July 11th 2003. The text of my letter, and Post Office details of the registered letters I used, can be viewed at:
More recently, I pointed out the Celtic Waste bribery allegation in the text of a written submission I made to An Bord Pleanala dated February 21st 2004. The text of this written submission, together with the Bord Pleanala appeal hearing reference numbers, can be viewed at:
I would like to stress to you that when I later tried to discuss the bribe matter at the An Bord Pleanala oral hearing on March 11th 2004 (in Oranmore, County Galway), I was prevented from doing so by the An Bord Pleanala Inspector (Mr Robert Ryan) - in the presence of dozens of witnesses. I was not given any reason which I would consider remotely satisfactory by Mr Ryan for his intervention .
I would also like to point out to you that (in case you do not already know) Celtic Waste is almost entirely owned by National Toll Roads, and that according to reports I have heard from a number of different sources, a certain Mr George Redmond (once a very senior local government official in Dublin I understand) is at present in jail partly because of a large bribe he took from National Toll Roads a few years ago. I further understand that all the details of this matter are to be found in the Tribunal Report associated with Mr Redmond's criminal conviction and imprisonment.
General background information relating to the planned Celtic Waste superdump in Kilconnell can be found at the following MSN web site: http://groups.msn.com/KilconnellAntiDump/messages.msnw ; and, backup copies of the information in question can be found in the messages section of the Yahoo site located at: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/TheCelticParty/
Later today I plan to send a signed copy of this letter to you through the registered post.
For your convenience, and for future reference purposes, I also plan to copy the text of this letter to the following Internet page location (sometime within the next 48 hours): http://www.finnachta.com/PoliceLetter31March2004.htm
It would be much appreciated if you could let me have a written acknowledgement of receipt for this letter within the coming 14 days (addressed to the postal address provided below please).
Mr William Finnerty
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