Evidence on DNW Labour and modern communications

Below is a copy of an e-mail from a local resident who is opposing a Meteor mast on a pub on Ballygall Road in East Finglas/Glasnevin area. It shows what I was referring to previously about the local Labour Party which actually disappoints me because this is not the activity of the usual Labour people in other constituencies. However, it is consistent with the populist anti-intellectual behaviour obvious for many years which is electorally highly successful. It is a microcosm of what is wrong with Irish politicians and Irish politics. It makes relevant Churchill’s observations in the quote on Fermanagh and Tyrone.

Then came the Great War: Every institution, almost, in the world was strained. Great Empires have been overturned. The whole map of Europe has been changed. The position of countries has been violently altered. The modes of thought of men, the whole outlook on affairs, the grouping of parties, all have en countered violent and tremendous changes in the deluge of the world. But as the deluge subsides and the waters fall short, we see the dreary steeples of Fermanagh and Tyrone emerging once again. The integrity of their quarrel is one of the few institutions that has been unaltered in the cataclysm which has swept the world. (1922)

For Shortall and Lyons, the world may move on but they will be enmeshed in the phoney pretenses of the last century when the people need fourth generation communications to survive personally and economically.

Cc Public Representatives for information

Re: Planning Issues:  Meteor plan to erect Antennae and Dish no Quarry House

Dear neighbours and friends,

I just wanted to update you all no the Planning Appeal related to the Meteor plan to erect Mobile Phone Antennae and a Satellite Dish on the Quarry House.   Im sorry for the generical nature of this mail-out but the response form the neighbourhood has continued to grow, so it has become difficult for me to keep up with individual personal responses or visits to all those who have expressed interest.

I have received confirmation by letter form An Bord Pleanala that the Appeal I lodged on behalf of a number of concerned residents is being considered.  It is also logged no the ABOP Website Pleanala.ie where it is stated that the Bord expects to make a decision no the Appeal by early August.

The deadline for receipt by the Bord of submissions or observations related to the Appeal is fast approaching.  By my calculations, this coming Friday, 30 April, will actually be te last day for submission, because of the weekend and Public Holiday.  So, if any other neighbours or friends wish to support the original Appeal, that ahs to be done by Friday.

We have, as I mentioned previously, received indications of support for our efforts form Councillor John Lyons and also from Roisin Shortall TD, and both of these have said that they will write to An Bord Pleanala.   They have both also undertaken to get in touch with Dublin City Council to seek clarification, in support of our own enquiry, in relation to the apparent presence on the site of other communications transmission equipment, for which there is no indication of Planning Permission having been granted.

Councillors Bill Tormay and Paul McAuliffe have declined to support our Appeal but both agreed to pursue this latter question with the Planning Enforcement of Dublin City Council.

I have had no substantive response to date from either Minister Pat Carey or Deputy Noel Ahern, but I will let you know if I hear anything.

Likewise, I have yet to receive a reply from Dublin City Council in relation to the queries about the equipment currently on the Quarry House site.

Regards for now,