Consultation on the Green Paper

Alex White - Oyster

The Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources (DCENR) is holding its final regional workshop on the Green Paper on Energy Policy next Friday, 27th February at the Brandon House Hotel in New Ross, commencing at 09.30am.

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There are at least 59 anti-pylon and anti-wind groups in the South East. Huge numbers of these members made submissions on Grid 25. If the groups are serious and mean to convince Minister White that they have not gone away, they need to demonstrate a show of strength at this DCENR circus pretending to be a consultation. A lot of difficult questions must be asked and answers demanded.

By registering just five delegates each the South East community groups will ensure an attendance of 295, which will send the DCENR and the Minister a far stronger message than any amount of placards. When they cannot answer our questions, this mad energy policy will be exposed as the nonsense that it is.

Please talk amongst yourselves and ensure that each group sends at least five delegates to this final meeting before they shove the Green Paper down our throats. A poor attendance will allow the DCENR and the Minister to claim victory. Do not let that happen. Register and attend!

About Neil van Dokkum

Neil van Dokkum (B. SocSc; LLB; LLM; PGC Con.Lit) Neil is a law lecturer and has been so since arriving in Ireland from South Africa in 2002. Prior to that Neil worked in a leading firm of solicitors from 1987-1992, before being admitted as an Advocate of the Supreme Court of South Africa (a barrister) in 1992. He published three books in South Africa on employment law and unfair dismissal, as well as being published in numerous national and international peer-reviewed journals. Neil currently specialises in employment law, medical negligence law, family law and child protection law. He dabbles in EU law (procurement and energy). Neil retired from full-time practice in 2002 to take up a lecturing post. He has published three books since then, “Nursing Law for Irish Students (2005); “Evidence” (2007); and “Nursing Law for Students in Ireland” (2011). His current interest is the area of disability as a politico-economic construct. Neil is very happily married to Fiona, and they have two sons, Rory and Ian.
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