|Brussels, 08 February 2002
MSH/CB/cf A(02)13604 D(02)
Mr William Finnerty
Dear Mr. Finnerty
I have read your letter with great interest regarding your concern
about preserving the old Celtic places in the eastern region of Galway as well as the
alleged raw sewage discharges in the river in New Inn village. I understand your anxiety
for the environment in which we are living, especially since it is taking place so close
to your home.
As your concerns are of both general and individual character aiming at
the environmental protection, submitting a Petition is the appropriate action. It is for
the European Parliament to declare your petition admissible and the European Commission
will provide information in the matter. As you are probably aware of both the European
Parliament and the European Commission receives a large number of petitions/complaints
regarding various topics from European citizens. An answer to your petition will be given
in due course.