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Why Irish Water Will Be Sold Off
national | bin tax / household tax / water tax | opinion/analysis Wednesday June 04, 2014 15:18 by Luke Eastwood
Water is becoming a corporate resource - the sell off of Irish Water is almost certain Call me a cynic, but I am absolutely convinced that the current Irish government has created Uisce Éireann (Irish Water) with the sole purpose of selling Ireland’s water rights to the private sector within the next decade. Already Uisce Éireann has wasted over €80 million euro in consultancy fees paid to the private sector and it will continue to use private sector contractors to carry out its work, at as yet unknown cost. It is only the fact that it would be political suicide for the government right now that prevents a share issue in the near future.
So why would the government consider such a crazy and reckless thing as to sell our most vital national resource, that belongs to the people of Ireland, to any takers? If one looks at other industries – oil, gas and forestry for example the current and previous governments have been quite happy to play into the hands of corporate interests, quite obviously against the national interest. Only because of public embarrassment has there been any back-pedalling on handing over the nation’s resources for next to nothing to corporate vultures.
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The water of ireland,belongs to the people of this island and nobody else..
If enough people of ireland get together they can lodge legal action against this transaction..
The text of Article 1 of the United Nations Aarhus Convention Treaty, which the Republic of Ireland Government has ratified, reads as follows:
"In order to contribute to the protection of the right of every person of present and future generations to live in an environment adequate to his or her health and well-being, each Party shall guarantee the rights of access to information, public participation in decision-making, and access to justice in environmental matters in accordance with the provisions of this Convention."
In connection with "Irish Water", has the overall membership of three main branches of the Republic of Ireland Government (Executive, Legislative, and Judicial) complied with all of the main points in Article 1?
If not, then it seems to me that the Republic of Ireland Government -- which is a "Party" in the "Irish Water" Project for the reasons set out in Article 2 of the Aarhus Treaty -- has a case to answer; and, that it can be taken before the international law courts if it has violated Article 1 in any major way.
The full text (in over two dozen languages) of the United Nations Aarhus Convention Treaty is available via the following UN web page:
"World ominously close to nuclear war – Noam Chomsky to RT"
(Published time: November 07, 2014 00:15)
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"The world has come ominously close to a nuclear war in the past and it could happen again as Russia and the West have slipped back into what seems like another Cold War, world-renowned scholar Noam Chomsky tells RT’s Sophie&Co."
"Once NATO has expanded its borders all the way to reach Russia, its mission has very much changed since it was initially established, Chomsky said. Now, its aim is to take control of global energy systems (and WATER SYSTEMS?) rather than maintaining intergovernmental military balance."
"The world has never been closer to a nuclear war that could wipe out all of its initiators, and the threat is no longer a thing of history, according to Chomsky."
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The above excerpts are from:
(There is a short video interview with Noam Chomsky at the RT www location just above.)
"They" -- the entire membership of our Republic of Ireland Government (Executive, Legislative, and Judicial) -- now needs VERY CLOSE watching perhaps, ideally by ALL of "the people" of the Republic of Ireland?