European Union help sought ...

EVERY citizen of the European Union has the right to send in a
request for help (or lodge a complaint) to the European Parliament
regarding aspects of European life which the Parliament has influence over.

Matters relating to the preservation and
protection of the environment are included.

Such requests for help to the European Parliament are normally referred to as "petitions".

For further information please see the e-mail text reproduced below.

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From: William Finnerty
To: Mr. Jacques Raybaut (European Parliament) ; R Fritsch (European Parliament) ; European Parliament Mailbox
Cc: Assistant Police Commissioner (Galway area) ; Police Commissioners Office ; Mr. Declan Ivory (Head of Eircom Operations and Delivery) ; Mr. Justice Thomas Smyth
Sent: Sunday, August 12, 2001 9:30 PM
Subject: Internet location of European Parliament petition submission form (electronic)?

Dear Mr. Raybaut,

I was very pleased to hear from you.

A few hours after sending my first e-mail to you (on August 6th 2001) I received a message saying it was undeliverable.  Consequently, I tried to contact other EU personnel.  (A copy of the "undeliverable" message I received is given at the very end below.)

I still cannot find the European Parliament electronic petition form referred to in my first e-mail to you of August 6th 2001.

Please note that one aspect of the petition I plan to make to the European Parliament involves the ancient monument shown in the first photograph at the following www page address:

Leading front-page headlines on the Friday July 20th edition of The Connacht Tribune Newspaper (which is local weekly paper) claim that this project - which is being run by the State-owned Electricity Supply Board - is going ahead (exactly as planned I assume); and, that the ESB have stated that site work actually began on June 8th 2001.  As far as I know, there has not been any digging done yet in the areas shown in the photographs at the above www page.  However, it might not be long now before this actually happens: unless there is some kind of well-defined legal intervention to prevent it.

The above mentioned ESB matter is one of a number of environmental issues which I have tried to bring to the attention of the Police (and others) here in The Republic of Ireland during the past few years; but, as I have not heard anything definite from anybody regarding the monument shown directly beneath the planned ESB power line, I do not know what the present situation is regarding its future.  

I look forward to hearing from you about the Internet location of the European Parliament electronic petition form - so that I can fill it in with regard to all of the local environmental issues which concern me. 

While I am waiting to hear from you, I trust that you and your colleagues at the European Parliament will keep in mind what I have said above regarding the fact that there might not be much time left for preventing the ancient monument shown in the ESB page from being damaged - or COMPLETELY DESTROYED possibly - as recently happened in the case of another local site shown at the following www page:

Later today, I intend to place a copy of the text of this e-mail on a www page which has easy-to-use facilities for making translations into a number of the most popular European languages.  I hope this might make it easier for you and your colleagues to help with the problems I am contacting you about.  From early tomorrow morning (Monday August 13th 2001) onwards, the translation facility I refer to in this paragraph should be available at the following www address:

Allowing for the possibility of further e-mail delivery problems, it is also my intention to send a printed copy of this e-mail to the European Parliament tomorrow (Monday August 13th 2001) using the following address which I have taken from an EU Internet page:

European Parliament
Members' Activities Division


Mr. William Patrick Finnerty. 

Postal address:  "St Albans", New Inn, Ballinasloe, County Galway, Republic of Ireland.


----- Original Message -----

From: RAYBAUT Jacques (OPOCE)
To: 'William Finnerty'
Cc: Fritsch Reinhard (EP)
Sent: Wednesday, August 08, 2001 2:25 PM
Subject: RE: Petition submission form (electronic)

Thanks a lot for your email I just get

I transfer it to the EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT

Sincerely yours

Jacques Raybaut
Office des Publications Officielles. Direction Production
2 rue Mercier. L  2985 Luxembourg.
Tél: (352) 2929-42408 Fax (352) 2929-42750

-----Original Message-----
From: William Finnerty []
Sent: lundi 6 août 2001 22:34
To: Mr. Jacques Raybaut (European Parliament Information)
Subject: Petition submission form (electronic)

Dear Mr. Raybaut,

I am unable to find the EP/Petition site  referred to in the text provided between the " ==== " symbols below - which comes from your www page address:

It would be much appreciated if you could let me have the link to the site in question please - as I would like to file a petition using the electronic on-screen form that is mentioned.

Yours faithfully,

Mr. William Finnerty.


From your www page address:



(b) Electronic procedure

If you wish to submit a petition via the Internet you should: go into the EP/Petition site, read the instructions that will appear on the screen,
complete the on-screen form.

Where a field is compulsory, the system will not allow you to proceed until you have filled it in correctly.

As soon as you have sent your petition by E-mail, you will receive electronic confirmation that it has been received.

In any further correspondence concerning action taken on the petition, the European Parliament will communicate by post.

If you wish to attach any annexes to your petition, please send them to the following address:
European Parliament
Members' Activities Division

To fill in the form in Greek you will need the Internet Explorer navigator (version 4.0 or higher) and the Pan-European Language Support add-on. You must also indicate on the form that you have selected Greek.


----- Original Message -----

From: <>
To: <>
Sent: Monday, August 06, 2001 9:19 PM
Subject: Message status - undeliverable

The message that you sent was undeliverable to the following: (user not found).

Possibly truncated original message follows:


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Receipt for letter containing a printed copy of the above e-mail sent through the registered post on August 13th 2001:

Registered letter receipt date-stamped August 13th 2001 by Post Office in Ballinasloe, County Galway.

For above letter, enter I.D. number  rr224884947ie   in form at bottom of following page:
On-Line letter tracking (Republic of Ireland Irish national postal service)


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