On foot of the meeting above, a letter of appeal was forwarded from the European Parliament to the present Irish Justice minister, Mr Ahern, who succeeded the then minister, Mr Brian Joseph Lenihan, in 2009.
The letter appeals to take into consideration the three and a half years the petitioner awaits substantive response.
The United Kingdom authorities have, since the meeting, verified the applicability of the Schengen articles on Police and Judicial Co-operation, arts 75 & 76 Schengen. This leaves the Republic of Ireland the only state of the Union and EEA that does not participate in Police and Judicial Co-operation, potentially voiding all legal actions that have since 2002 taken place between the Gardai and any other police force in the EU26. The Garda Siochana, or literally 'The Guardians of Peace', is a government organisation that was led to believe by their political leaders that Police and Judicial Co-operation with full EU26 member-states was fully legal, ratified and all above board.
This was indeed "the perception" among the Irish police force, as was published in the 2002 Annual Report by the Irish Garda Siochana Commissioner, the locality's chief police-force-officer : http://bit.ly/77d9nx
- EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT DEC 1: VIDEO
Noel McCullagh (33) moved to Netherlands in 1998 for research purposes, thanks to an EU study-grant. 8 yrs later, MS rot was discovered in his brain and CNS, after 5-years of intermittent, serious illness including back-surgery and a plethora of other misdiagnoses along the way.
Unfortunately being repeatedly misdiagnosed is an all too common feature of multiple sclerosis, which is located in the brain and therefore effects every conceivable aspect of a person's health as it develops, grows and expands inside their skulls and along their spinal chords.
Ever since that (successful) diagnosis in 2006 revealed the underlying medical brain-disorder was MS, medical treatment began with Bedrocan® and Bediol®. Other medicines prescribed beforehand proved unworkable due to the harsh pharmacokinetic interactions persons being administered multiple drugs experience and the adverse affects that such practises cause for the individuals concerned.
After successful treatment commenced, and the blindness subsided, McCullagh was once again healthy and fit enough to make the long journey home to visit his parents for the Christmas holidays; the first trip to his mother and his father in western Ireland since the diagnosis earlier that year in the summer of 2006.
However, he was halted from entering Ireland under the authority of Dublin's ever-dubious minister of health and children, Mary Harney TD. Her departmental officials, under her orders, have stated in no uncertain terms that they will endeavour to have McCullagh arrested and locked-up as a common criminal should he attempt to set foot in the jurisdiction of the southern-Irish republic for whatever reason (including democratic elections).
BACKGROUND TO PETITION No.590 of 16 April, 2008
On 08 April 2008, the Irish minister for justice, equality and law reform, Mr BJ Lenihan TD, revealed to the Irish parliament, and on the record, that McCullagh was chronically-ill with a clinical condition serious enough for him to be medicated with cannabis-derived medical products. There are only 5 illnesses for which Bediol® and Bedrocan® (dronabinol-based medicines) are legally prescribed as medical healthcare within the Union and all are chronic, potentially-deadly diseases. Persons diagnosed with any of these serious illnesses have a right to keep the diagnosis in the private, personal domain.
BJ Lenihan TD's actions, placing privy and confidential details -- facts taken directly from the official Schengen Medical Certificate documentation (part of McCullagh's private Netherlands medical-dossier) -- into the public domain on 08 April 2008 in the Irish parliament was wrong and ill-conceived by the minister's informants and various assistants.
McCullagh, therefore, had no option but to take immediate action in the EU institutions to seek a resolution to the issue before even more of his private medical-details were revealed in public by the members of the Dublin government.
Denied the right to appear in the Irish republic by threat of unlawful arrest from officials of the Irish minister for health Mary Harney TD, of the Dublin government, and therefore unable to commence any manner of procedure in her republic, the European Union institutions were (and remain) the only organs from which McCullagh is physically able to seek redress. Travel to Brussels, or to Strasbourg (the states where those cities are located are full-members of the European Union), is fully in accordance with the Law of the Union and the Rights of Citizens of the Union.
One year and eight months after the petition was submitted on April 16, 2008, the matter was heard before the European Parliament on 01 December, 2009 [the day that the European Reform Treaty entered into legal effect]. This video contains those proceedings. It must be noted, however, that the interpretation does not constitute an authentic record of proceedings.
The original version of the petition is in the (general) Nederlands language; as this is the working and daily-language of the petitioner. http://bit.ly/4FFOZT
An English-language version is located here:
MEDICAL MATTERS - related general information.
Palliative care refers to medicines and treatments not aimed at curing the disease, (that is not humanly possible) but rather to treat the manifold and various symptoms of this neurological and autoimmune disease. Take diabetes for example: insulin does not cure the underlying condition but is a vital prescription nonetheless.
In other life-threatening illnesses, such as AIDS and CANCER, the prescribed medicines both increase the calorific intake of the patients as well as staving-off the nausea and vomiting that make it impossible for CANCER and AIDS patients to ’hold-down’ and ’digest’ their vital, daily, prescription medicines.
Full details relating to this element of medical intervention may be located at the following address: