Monday, November 23, 2015

Irish Supreme Court re-opens Lisbon Treaty case:

Four Courts, Dublin, seat of the Irish Supreme Court.
IRISH SUPREME COURT
REVIVES CITIZEN 
CHALLENGE TO 
LISBON TREATY :

Profound International implications;

Panic in Government circles;

State caught by surprise; 

 
The Irish Supreme Court in Dublin today ruled that the State had a case to answer in a public interest petition first entered in 2009 on questions on abridgement of citizens’ rights in the holding of the second Lisbon Treaty referendum that year following the rejection of the Treaty by the Irish people in 2008.



Since the State didn’t bother to send any representatives to the hearing this morning, the Judges, Chief Justice, Ms Susan Denham, Mr Justice Hardiman and Mr Justice Charleton, ordered that the State immediately deliver all relevant documents in their possession to the petitioner and further ordered that the State prepare a case to answer the concerns of the petitioner in three weeks’ time from today’s date.


This is a profound shock to an arrogant State bureaucracy which has consistently ignored concerns for citizens’ rights in the continuous power grabs by the Brussels dictatorship in various treaties culminating in the Lisbon Treaty which is now the basic legal document of the EU having consolidated all previous treaties into the Lisbon provisions. Panic has broken out in official circles as the international implications of a ruling against the State on the validity of the Lisbon 2 referendum in the full hearing in three weeks time are profound. If the Irish Treaty referendum is ruled void, the legal basis of the entire EU ceases to exist and the Euro ceases to exist as a legal currency.

Since we are not in the business of offering free legal advice to the State we will not discuss the legal grounds of the petitioner’s case here and presume the State will set their legal hacks to work on their own behalf and we will only discuss the general implications of this case for Irish Constitutional rights of citizens against State negligence. Presumably, large quantities of headache pills will be delivered to Government offices overnight and plans for Christmas shopping trips and holidays will have to be revised.


During the Lisbon Treaty referendum campaigns in 2008 and 2009 the ‘NO’ Campaign repeatedly warned of the implications for democracy and citizen’s rights throughout the EU if the Treaty were adopted but, obviously these were ignored by the mad rush of the political elite here, and the corporate monopolies who fund them, to sign up to Brussels’ latest power-grab at the time. When the people rejected the Treaty in the first referendum in 2008, Sarkozy himself came to Dublin to “listen” to the Irish people; fat lot of good it did us however big Sarkynoze’s ears were. In the Europarliament, Martin Schulz, leader of the so-called “socialists” described the Irish people as “idiots”. We shall see soon enough who the idiots were. In the second referendum in 2009, the corporate monopolies and their lackeys spent €40M to sway the vote in their direction while the ‘NO’ campaign was restricted by law to a budget of €4,000.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Were you at the hearing? What is your source for the Government's dismay

Mairead Lonergan said...

Many thanks for this blog post. This case was not reported anywhere except by yourself and a local newspaper, Local.ie, and was copied to Global Research, Canada. I have ascertained this morning through the Supreme Court office that what you say is true, except that there has been as yet no date fixed for the hearing, so where the date of 14th December came from, I am not sure.
While the citizens of Ireland play and sleep their way into Christmas and beyond, thank goodness you at least are awake.
Many thanks again.
Mairead Lonergan

9 said...

Anymore on this please

9 said...

Anymore on this please

Eamonn said...

Update?

Eamonn said...

Update?

Mairead said...

Hi, what has happened or is happening about the Lisbon Treaty challenge? Any chance of an update? Many thanks.
Margaret

Unknown said...

Awaiting a Supreme Court judgement

Mairead said...

And now we know how it went. Congratulations to Harry Rea . Thanks, Blagaroon, for highlighting this. I haven't seen it in the papers and it wasn't on broadcast news, they have obviously have more important things to report on
than Ireland's sovereignty.