“Ireland’s electromagnetic field policy is not to allow the electromagnetic field health issue effect the growth and prosperity of the Irish economy.
A statement of government policy on mobile phones by a chief technical adviser to the Department of Communications, January 2008
This statement was made during an interview with Philip Boucher-Hayes of The RTE Radio Investigative Unit for a piece on The Pat Kenny radio show, entitled “Worried about Wifi”. The broadcast highlighted the point that despite some studies saying we have nothing to fear from the radiation from mobile phone masts, there is however a growing body of scientific evidence confirming serious health implications that never receives this kind of publicity. (This report, including interviews with electrosensitivity sufferers, has since expired from RTE website and is currently unavailable).
The RTE Radio Investigative Unit revealed how the government’s policy has been to protect the interests of the multi-billion euro mobile phone industry, and ignore the health concerns associated with electromagnetic radiation. Currently, we are seeing this same attitude with the government’s downplaying of the valid health concerns with regard to pylons, powerlines and wind turbines.
RTE Report 1998 – Opposition to Phone Mobile Masts https://www.rte.ie/archives/2018/0227/943945-telephone-masts-a-public-health-issue/
1998 Joint Committee on Public Enterprise and Transport Report on Non-Ionising Microwave Radiation Emissions from Communication Masts – including testimonies from campaigners and people suffering ill health since mast installations near their homes. http://archive.oireachtas.ie/1998/REPORT_26111998_0.html
May 1999 – “Gardai have called for no further mobile telephone antennae to be situated on radio masts in Garda stations and for an independent inquiry into possible health side-effects from microwave emissions. The GRA, which represents 8,500 members of garda rank, yesterday voted to oppose any further Esat Digifone antennae on Garda radio masts.The association also heard criticism of the deal struck between the Garda, Department of Justice and Esat over the siting of telephone antennae in return for the free use of mobile telephones by senior officers.
There was unanimous backing for a motion calling for no further telecommunications antennae on stations and for an independent survey of the effects of emissions.” https://www.irishtimes.com/news/telephone-antennae-on-station-masts-opposed-1.183749
February 2006 – Members of Irish Electromagnetic Radiation Victims Network (IERVN) recount their daily sufferings at Joint Committee on Health and Children in Leinster House https://www.breakingnews.ie/ireland/phone-masts-affecting-health-nationwide-claim-campaigners-242903.html
July 2007 – Vodafone removes mobile mast from Tipperary farmer’s field after family become sick https://www.irishtimes.com/news/vodafone-removes-mobile-mast-from-tipperary-farmer-s-field-1.951509
Did you know that since 2005 Ireland has been as a test bed for wireless communications and technology industries from all over the world to come here, for a small fee, to experiment with RF radiation frequencies in various areas throughout the country? Test and Trial (ComReg) Read more here
The Government and Department of Education are fully supportive of children being exposed to industrial strength wireless radiation in schools.
There is huge opposition to the proposed installation of hundreds of pylons and overhead powerlines, and wind turbines across our countryside. These are potentially dangerous to the local environment and those living near them. Pylons & Powerlines Wind Turbines
Lectures given in Ireland by visiting Experts on EMFs
DR GERD OBERFELD, from Salzburg, who addressed the Irish Doctors Environmental Association (IDEA) April 2009, parallels the prediction by the Royal College of Physicians last year which predicted that half the Irish population will have “some form of cancer” by the year 2025. Read More HERE and HERE
BARRY TROWER – Presentation to the Irish Doctors Environmental Association on the Danger of Microwave-Based Communications Systems (Dublin, April 2013) Read HERE