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The Minister Must Resign

  A convention is essentially a custom or tradition that has become so entrenched that it is obeyed almost as if it was a law. . The convention of individual ministerial responsibility requires that a minister be personally answerable to … Continue reading

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EirGrid Exposed

The story of EirGrid’s handling of public concerns over the harmful effects of EMF was exposed in this blog over two years ago, including the now infamous “reverse-quotation” used in the research study commissioned by EirGrid. Through the tireless efforts … Continue reading

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EirGrid ordered to disclose costings

The defence of “commercial or industrial confidentiality” is routinely abused by many enterprises to conceal a plethora of evils from the reach of legitimate requests for Access to Information on the Environment (AIE). . Article 9(1)(c) of the AIE Regulations … Continue reading

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The Suir Valley Environmental Conference 2016

A truly excellent conference was held by the Suir Valley Environmental Group on 20 January 2016. The three speakers were Fred Udo, Colm McCarthy and David Hughes. Their respective presentations are clear and concise, and well worth a viewing. They … Continue reading

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It’s “Academic Research”, it must be true!

  The Health Writers Hub rated these publications as the top medical journals in the world: . New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) Nature The Lancet The British Medical Journal (BMJ) Annals of Internal Medicine The Journal of the American … Continue reading

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Irish Wind Farm Neighbours Detail Unnecessary Daily Acoustic Misery

Originally posted on STOP THESE THINGS:
As the World reacts to the insane cost of backing an utterly pointless power source, by slashing subsidies and removing the only ‘reason’ for ‘investing’ in the greatest environmental and economic fraud of all…

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Wind Turbines and Human Rights

Many people harp on about their human rights but I am always amazed that most people do not know of the extent of their rights or where they come from. . If you are an Irish citizen then a lot … Continue reading

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INFRASOUND EMISSIONS FROM WIND TURBINES HAVE ADVERSE HEALTH EFFECTS

November 2015 NEWS RELEASE . Wind turbines generate infrasound that can cause serious health problems. The infrasound from wind turbines can carry through the air for tens of kilometres. This was verified in the measurements carried out in Finland. . … Continue reading

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EirGrid’s “new” Development Strategy – what it really means

In response to ever-increasing legal, political and economic pressure, the Department of Conservation, Energy and Natural Resources have released another glossy publication through their mouthpiece EirGrid. . The document is largely technical mumbo-jumbo on which I am not qualified to … Continue reading

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The Business Plan of the Wind Industry

The wind industry is here to make money. As we are in a capitalist economy, that is its prerogative. I just wish it would be honest about its true motive instead of portraying itself as an eco-warrior, which wind farmers … Continue reading

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EirGrid brings in the heavies

  In its glossy brochure, “Reviewing and improving our public consultation process”. one of the better satirical publications of 2014; EirGrid set out three themes as to how it needed to improve its dealings with the public. . Theme 2 … Continue reading

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Consultation on the Green Paper

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. See details at … Continue reading

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Are EirGrid overly “commercially sensitive”?

You will remember that in a previous blog “The ESB has insurance against EMF” I discussed the results of an Access to Information on the Environment (“AIE”) request made by a group of concerned citizens to the ESB concerning their … Continue reading

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The Great EIS Swindle

An environmental impact statement (EIS) should be carried out in such a way that it is a useful tool for decision-making on planning applications. It should accurately and fairly describe the positive and negative environmental effects of a proposed project, … Continue reading

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The ESB has insurance against EMF

  Two fundamental principles of insurance law When it comes to insurance, even those who are naturally inclined to tell porkies are forced to tell the truth. The first principle of insurance law is uberrimae fidei, which is interpreted to … Continue reading

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Are windfarms safe?

There is an old joke where a young lad asks “Grandad, did you have health and safety in your day?” to which grandad replies, “Of course. It was called common sense”. There is a lot of truth in that joke. … Continue reading

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Comment on “EirGrid and information to the public”

I received such a well-written comment from one of my regular followers, Mick Foley of Kildare Against Pylons, in response to my latest blog “EirGrid and information  to the public” that I thought I would publish it in full. I … Continue reading

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A Reply to Mr Rabbitte

In keeping with his personal style when engaging with members of the public, Mr Rabbitte issues this template answer whenever concerns are expressed by worried parents about the impact of overhead power lines on the health of their children: “My … Continue reading

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