Proposed Extension of Part 3 of the Health (Preservation and Protection and Other Emergency Measures in the Public Interest) Act 2020
Thank you for taking the time to read this very important information in relation to the current severe restrictions which have been made possible due to the enactment of the Health (Preservation and Protection and Other Emergency Measures in the Public Interest) Act 2020 which came into operation on 20th March 2020 (hereinafter referred to as the “Act”).
Part 3 of the Act has been utilised by the Irish Government over the past 12 months to restrict the most basic fundamental human rights of every citizen of this country, such as making it an arrestable offence to leave your home unless you have a government mandated excuse permitting your travel.
The next vote to extend Part 3 of the Act must take place before the 9th of June 2021, noting that if this Part 3 is not extended, all restrictions around freedoms (with the exception of mandatory quarantine upon entry into the state) will cease.
We therefore have a very short window of opportunity to lobby TD’s to vote against the extension of Part 3 of the Act – noting that if we are successful, this would mean that on the 10th of June 2021 all businesses and churches could legally reopen, you will no longer be legally required to wear face coverings, the Gardai will no longer be able to question you under this Act as to your movements, limits will no longer apply to weddings or funerals and you can once again visit with family and friends without fear of being arrested and jailed.
We would strongly recommend that you only send letters to the TD’s who represent your constituency, as TD’s outside of your constituency will have little regard for your views. We would recommend that all of your focus and energy should be spent lobbying only those TD’s who will want and need your vote again (as your continued support for any such TD is vital for them to retain their position in future elections). We would also strongly recommend that you send these letters by EMAIL AND POST.
This campaign has the single biggest chance of reversing the erosion of fundamental freedoms in the shortest space of time, but to stand any chance of success, we need thousands and thousands of people to write to their TD’s today and to persevere over the next few weeks, until an assurance is secured that they will vote not to extend Part 3 of the Act.
Thank you in advance of your co-operation, “An injury to one is the concern of all”