Moville/Greencastle WWTP Marian Harkin Update

From: marianharkin
To: endacraig
Subject: FW: Re: Moville/Greencastle WWTP
Date: Wed, 16 Dec 2015 16:27:12 +0000

Hi Enda,

Further to your recent telephone conversation with Marian, please see below a copy of Marian’s correspondence with Cian O’Lionain for your information.  As soon as Marian receives his reply, we will be in further contact with you.

I am also attaching for your information a copy of a reply received from the Commission – Paul Speight – in response to Marian’s enquiry in regard to your complaint.   reply Marian Harkin 3 Dec 2015 re Greencastle Movile WWTP Marian will keep you updated on any further correspondence she receives.

In the meantime, if there is anything further you wish Marian to do, please do not hesitate to contact her.

Kind Regards


Marie Henry

Office of Marian Harkin MEP


From: Marian Harkin
Sent: 16 December 2015 16:12
To: cian.olionain
Subject: Re: Moville/Greencastle WWTP


Dear Mr. Ó Lionáin,


I write in support of the most recent letter sent to you by Enda Craig  on behalf of Moville/Greencastle WWTP.  This letter states that proceeding with SI 684/2007 would be an infringement of Directive 85/337 as clarified by ECJ Ruling C50-09 (Paragraph 76).  In short this Directive States and the ECJ ruling confirms that the ‘environmental impact assessment must take place before the giving of consent’.


I have been involved in this case for a number of years, have had several meetings with Liam Cashman, Antoinette Long and Paul Speight during that time frame.  I have also been in email contact on a regular basis with Antoinette Long in order to keep updated on the progress of the case.  I am aware of the meeting on 17th November.   last between yourselves and Commission officials


Therefore I would ask you not to proceed with SI 684 as I believe this would be a breach of C50-09 Judgement.  I do not believe it would serve anyone’s  interest for this case to be reopened.


I thank you for your time and attention in this matter and I look forward to your response in due course.


Kind Regards


Marian Harkin MEP



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