1 Aug 2008

Just a quick update on that situation regarding the appeal to An Bord Pleanala against approval of the Limerick hospital co-location project. Remember now, the appellant was told this week that his (he was representing a larger group of people) appeal was invalidated for the most frivolous of reasons. Well, it seems that the Bord may not have been completely accurate in leading the appellant to believe this was the case.

After some confusing exchanges in recent days between the Bord and the appellant, during which time there were hints that the appellant’s submission may have been accepted without proper authorization by someone on the Bord’s security staff (except this wouldn’t explain how the appellant’s application fee had been drawn from his bank account) and so on, it turns out that the submission may have arrived in the usual way and then misfiled.

Hopefully, this will eventually mean that an Bord now considers the appeal valid and that any fears some of us may have had that someone was hoping an inconvenient appeal could be pushed to one side are without grounds.

Seems to me that the Bord needs a little bit of a shake up. Can’t believe this isn’t front page.

Friday, 01 August 2008 12:01:42 (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)
gary the situation is an bórd pleanála have told us verbally that the appeal is invalid becuse we did not send them our full copy of our objection to limerick coco as our receipt we sent them our receipt of our objection which we claim is all that was asked for. because we heard our appeal was invalid " through the grapevine" we contacted the bord and they asked us to send an explanation of our actions and our interpretation of their rules. we did last week by registered post and fax. it was accepted by the security gaurd as is normal when we rang back this week to see if they git it we were told no and the security gaurd is not correct procedure ( we all know he signs for almost everything else) anyway she went looking for letter addressed to her and claims to have found it filed in tipperary file instead of limerick file. what is going on here. the question is how much will it cost us to take a court action ( cant see them admitting their mistake otherwise) and is there anyone out there to help us legally as we are fairly ordinry poeple standing up for the public health system here
cllr. séamie morris
Friday, 01 August 2008 12:02:52 (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)
bye the way as of today we still have not oficially recieved confirmation that our appeal is invalid despite two newspapers reporting that it is
cllr. séamie morris
Friday, 01 August 2008 12:07:46 (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)
Does this mean the Bord still considers the appeal invalid?
Garry
Friday, 01 August 2008 19:13:29 (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)
yes but we still havent recieved confirmation by post
cllr. séamie morris
Friday, 01 August 2008 19:16:14 (GMT Standard Time, UTC+00:00)
Good lord. Have you been in touch with the papers?
Garry
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