What’s happening in Ireland now 2019:
The three main telecoms companies – Eir, Vodafone, Three – are all increasing the installation of 3G and 4G masts and antennae across Ireland with the intention of increasing mobile and wireless coverage to 99% in Ireland. (Tesco mobile, Virgin Mobile and Lycamobile all run off Three’s network). ESB Telecoms are also installing masts and antennae. Check your County Council Planning Permissions regularly for new telecommunication masts, monopoles, smart poles, addition of antennae and dishes to existing mast structures, so that you can object.
Dense Air (Airspan) are installing small cell 4G and 5G antennae
Towns, villages and cities are installing free Wifi in towns, villages, public parks and tourist and public areas, with grants from the EU.
Many private Wireless Broadband companies are already providing wifi coverage in rural areas across the country, working off mobile phone masts. These companies are also increasing their coverage.
Smart meters are to be installed in homes and businesses across the country.
LED street lights are being installed across the country. As well as the white/blue light from these being harmful to health and wildlife, some will have smart technology installed in them. Whether they use 5G frequencies or not isn’t known, but again, if 2G, 3G, 4G, wifi or 5G, the increase in harmful wireless radiation is extremely concerning.
Broadband over Powerlines (BPL) – Siro, which is a collaboration between Vodafone and ESB. are installing what they call Fibre to the House. Broadband over Powerlines a method of bringing broadband internet to the home or office through electrical wires coming into the building. While not wireless, it can significantly increase Dirty Electricity in the building which itself is detrimental to health. It differs from other Fibre to the House broadband connections which use fibre cables to the home but are safer as they do not go through the electrical system.
5th Generation – More on 5G in Ireland Page
“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 been archived by RTE but some details are available here Philip Boucher Hayes report).
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 Archives 1998 – “What are the health implications of living next to a mobile phone mast?”. Report from people living close to mobile phone masts who experienced headaches, migraine, nausea, and pain since installation of the 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
2005 Irish Doctors Environmental Association – Position on Electromagnetic Radiation
2006 Irish Doctors Environmental Association (IDEA) – IDEA Sensitivity to NIR
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 Irish Government and Department of Education are fully supportive of children being exposed to industrial strength wireless radiation in schools despite warnings.
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