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category galway | rights, freedoms and repression | news report author Thursday October 13, 2005 10:30author by Ciaran Hughes, on behalf of John Porterauthor email ciaran_hughes at yahoo dot co dot ukauthor address Caherawoneen, Kinvara, County Galwayauthor phone 087-9652992 Report this post to the editors

On several accounts Greenstar admit they were wrong

On Tuesday September 22 Local farmer Brendan Kelly, while on his way to his land via a right of way his family have used for generations, found his way blocked by a digger and dumper belonging to the developers of the proposed landfill site in Killconnell. He discovered to his surprise that Greenstar intended to remove part of the right of way and divert him through lands leased by Greenstar to gain access to his lands, in order to build a new access road for the dump. There was no consultation with Mr. Kelly prior to this, nor with any of the other dozen or so local people that used that right of way. Mr. Kelly immediately told the workers that they had no right to work on the right of way, citing his rights and duties under Local Agenda 21 and the Aarhus Convention.
Local people and politicians
Local people and politicians

On Tuesday September 22 Local farmer Brendan Kelly, while on his way to his land via a right of way his family have used for generations, found his way blocked by a digger and dumper belonging to the developers of the proposed landfill site in Killconnell. He discovered to his surprise that Greenstar intended to remove part of the right of way and divert him through lands leased by Greenstar to gain access to his lands, in order to build a new access road for the dump. There was no consultation with Mr. Kelly prior to this, nor with any of the other dozen or so local people that used that right of way. Mr. Kelly immediately told the workers that they had no right to work on the right of way, citing his rights and duties under Local Agenda 21 and the Aarhus Convention.

The right of way in question has been used for generations by the local community and leads directly to a Killeen (children's burial ground). It is interesting to note that the name of this area is Killaghmore which some people have taken to mean Big Burial Ground. There are also turbary access rights on this road and neither Mr Kelly, the local community or the people with turbary access new of Greenstar’s plans to cut off the right of way.

Mr Kelly was threatened with injunctions and jail but continued to stop Greenstar destroying his Right of Way. After failing to get any help from his local TDs and Councillors, Mr Kelly contacted Kathy Synnott MEP. Kathy visited the site on Sunday (Nov 27) morning and at very short notice was greeted by a group on concerned local people. Ms. Synnott promised to take this matter up in the European Parliament.

On Monday (Nov 28) again Greenstar attempted to destroy the ancient mass path. Again Mr. Kelly blocked them. The Gardaí were present and acted as liaison officers between Greenstar and the local community. Greenstar told the Gardaí that they owned the road, and there was an injunction against Mr Kelly and others from blocking them. Mr Kelly stood in front of the Greenstar machines regardless and in the presence of the Gardaí stopped them from working, again quoting Local Agenda 21 and the Aarhus Convention.

A full-scale stand-off then ensued, which resulted in Mr. Kelly and other community members blocking work on the right of way from 7am until 8pm, until Greenstar agreed to meet with concerned members of the community, Mr Kelly, and those with turbary rights. This meeting happened on Friday last (Oct 7). On the day of the meeting, several NGOs converged on the site of the dump in support of the local community, including the Woodland League, Shell to Sea, CELT, Derrybrien Development Society, People against Pesticides and local members of the Green Party.

At the meeting, Greenstar agreed that they had no right to hinder anyone from using this right of way. They failed to answer questions about their Public Consultations or their EIA. They refused to tell from whom they bought the right of way, or if they ever owned or could have owned the right of way. They refused to say whether their new access road was through leased land, or whether they could move the public road on to private land (an act that is illegal). The result of the meeting was that the local community agreed to allow Greenstar to bring a single JCB on to the right of way once to put up a fence for reasons of safety. Otherwise they could not disturb the surface of the road until the concerns of the Local Community were addressed to everyone’s satisfaction. Green star agreed to supply information and answer questions through the offices of the representatives of the Local Community present, being TDs Paul Connaughton (FG) and Joe Callanan (FF) and Councillors Michael Mullins (FG) and Dermot Connolly (Sinn Fein).

This is just a single step in a much larger issue. Watch out for more on Indymedia.

Other articles on the same issue:
http://www.indymedia.ie/newswire.php?story_id=72344

Related Link: http://www.finnachta.com

Right of Way in Question
Right of Way in Question

Trees illegally damaged by Greenstar
Trees illegally damaged by Greenstar

The proposed access road
The proposed access road

Members of CELT, Woodland League and People Against Pesticides with Brendan and Helen Kelly
Members of CELT, Woodland League and People Against Pesticides with Brendan and Helen Kelly

author by Ciaran Hughespublication date Thu Oct 13, 2005 10:32author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Right of way in question image above was wrong.

Right of way in question
Right of way in question

author by Ciaran Hughespublication date Thu Oct 13, 2005 10:49author address author phone Report this post to the editors

The photos here are of a souterrain that was on the site of the dump. It is now nothing but a pile of "recorded" rubble at the entrance to the site.

The Souterrain from the outside before it was destroyed
The Souterrain from the outside before it was destroyed

The souterrain from the inside before it was destroyed
The souterrain from the inside before it was destroyed

The souterrain as it stands at this point in time
The souterrain as it stands at this point in time

author by Ciaran Hughespublication date Thu Oct 13, 2005 10:54author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Niall Harnett of the Shell to Sea campaign was there to support Brendan Kelly and the local community

Niall Harnett of the Shell To Sea Campaign
Niall Harnett of the Shell To Sea Campaign

author by Ciaran Hughespublication date Thu Oct 13, 2005 10:58author address author phone Report this post to the editors

"The sculpture I am working on here is of a face turning away into the wood. It reflects our turning away from nature highlighted by the dump with the damage to trees recorded there, as well as the damage caused by years of unsustainable developments in name of greed and profit. My artistic protest on the right-of-way was a public creative demonstration in contrast to the private destructive demonstration of the dump. We cannot replace our wild places, they are priceless, and we have already lost too much. We forget we are dependent on these life supporting systems found in nature for our physical, mental and spiritual wellbeing. By destroying our natural heritage we are destroying ourselves."
--Andrew St. Ledger

andrew1_indymedia.jpg

andrew2_indymedia.jpg

author by William Finnertypublication date Sun Oct 16, 2005 15:53author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Why did An Bord Pleanala completely ignore the entire contents of the Appeal sent to them on February 21st 2004 regarding the Kilconnell Superdump?

The full text of the February 21st 2004 Appeal (Bord Pleanala Reference: Appeal  PL 07.205181) can be seen at:
http://www.finnachta.com/BordPleanalaAppeal.htm

Related Link: http://www.finnachta.com/
author by mini dictionarypublication date Sun Oct 16, 2005 17:15author address author phone Report this post to the editors

I doubt Mr Finn that you want "Celtic Waste landfill-site at Kilconnell, County Galway, Ireland" to be translated as something like "full land place of useless celts near Kilconnell".
or maybe you do. But your site's computerised translations to all languages has completely changed the sense of what you wrote in English.
Hope no-one's drawing checks off your account for that.

author by William Finnertypublication date Mon Oct 17, 2005 11:35author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Message for "Mini Dictionary":

I don't know who you are, and I don't know what it is exactly that you are trying to say.

author by mini dictionarypublication date Mon Oct 17, 2005 14:08author address author phone Report this post to the editors

your website
http://www.finnachta.com/BordPleanalaAppeal.htm
your translation service:-
http://babelfish.altavista.com/babelfish/tr?doit=done&url [next line]
=http://www.finnachta.com/BordPleanalaAppeal.htm&lp=en_ [8 language choices]

result = utter crap.
Question =
are you paying money for that link Mr Finnerty?

Are you paying so that other non-english speakers on the internet read about the "full land place of useless celts near Kilconnell". Becuase thats how the program translates your page, Willie. Now this is important. The internet is dominated by the english language, and this works to damage competition and unfairly hamper the commercial and cultural efforts of the vast majority of internet users. anyone who chooses to use a "machine translation" is carelessly continuing that blazé dominance. Is that what you're doing Willie?
Being blazé dominant with your dogey Korean?
We met in Winchester i bought you a cup of coffee. you told me all about the corruption. its a small world I said to ye. & it is.

author by W. Finnerty.publication date Tue Oct 18, 2005 11:18author address author phone Report this post to the editors

I still don't know who you are, and I still don't know why you seem to need to hide behind a cloak of anonymity?

Neither do I follow your arguments - which appear very strange to me.

author by Ciaran Hughespublication date Tue Oct 18, 2005 13:47author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Babelfish is a free translation service provided by Altavista, http://babelfish.altavista.com. Is very useful, but can often misleadingly translate - translates literal meanings and does not take into account local dialects.

Mini Dictionary, why are you hiding behind a veil of anonymity? Why are you being ignorant over William's use of free internet based services? Please have the common decency to check facts before you assault.

Related Link: http://babelfish.altavista.com
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