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Pat Swords sends this report on the most recent hearing in his case to halt the Irish government's renewables policy in its tracks.

Went in this morning and the state of play was reviewed between myself and the Barrister for the State, as it was set for preliminary review with both Parties before the High Court. We are now adjourned until the 13th March; they want to submit a written defense that there was undue delay, which I then have to prepare a written reply to before the 13th March. It's their only out of the case, so they are going to prepare it in writing, i.e. that Justice Peart should not have granted me leave back in November 2012 for the case to be heard. Their only hope is to get it thrown out on a technicality, i.e. they knowingly bypassed the necessary steps of assessment and democratic accountability back in 2010 and as nobody went straight into the High Court within a narrow timeframe (where access to justice procedures had not been implemented), then de facto it is legitimate to continue to implement the programme. This naturally ignores the later ruling now achieved in the UN that this whole process was non-compliant.

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Audio update on this is here

Jan 16, 2013 at 9:26 AM | Unregistered CommenterWind Wise Radio

If the Irish government wins on a technicality then they, and the judicial system, can be really proud of themselves, can't they?

Jan 16, 2013 at 9:37 AM | Unregistered CommenterRoy

"A technicality is the last resort of a scoundrel" ?(sic)

Jan 16, 2013 at 9:37 AM | Unregistered CommenterAdam Gallon

How does one 'achieve' a ruling in the UN, and why would anyone else pay any attention if they did?

Jan 16, 2013 at 12:22 PM | Unregistered CommenterChuckles

Please, please, please look at this:

It is 37 minutes of hard-core destruction of the AGW myth, the best I have yet found. Tell me if you think that it should be going viral (though I am not sure what that really means...).

Jan 16, 2013 at 12:56 PM | Unregistered CommenterRadical Rodent

Good video, RR! Prof Carter has been a valiant worker for good sense and good science in the climate change arena. Well worth watching while we wait for the 13th of March to arrive ;).

And talking of valiant workers, let me raise a virtual cheer for Pat Swords. Hip hip hooray for such as him!

Jan 16, 2013 at 2:29 PM | Unregistered CommenterJohn Shade

This is the same as saying that a bank robber who is not challenged when coming out of the bank with the money can get off because the gardai did not arrive on time. ?

Jan 16, 2013 at 5:56 PM | Unregistered CommenterOwen Martin

To Owen Martin - Sounds that way to me, too. I sure hope the judge won't allow that nonsense.

Jan 16, 2013 at 7:44 PM | Unregistered CommenterA.D. Everard

Radical Rodent writes:

Please, please, please look at this:

It is 37 minutes of hard-core destruction of the AGW myth, the best I have yet found. Tell me if you think that it should be going viral (though I am not sure what that really means...).

Good talk, I liked it. But it will not go viral, because it is too long and because the average person will tune out after 30 seconds because of "complicated" graphs and stuff. It needs to be seriously shortened and the quality (of picture and sound) beefed up before a large audience will latch on, in my opinion.
But still, good talk, I liked it.


Jan 16, 2013 at 8:54 PM | Unregistered CommenterWijnand

I'm surprise that Bishop Hill hasn't got anything about the new organisation " Scotland Against Spin".

Jan 16, 2013 at 10:04 PM | Registered CommenterMikeHaseler

Just in from the JPL Nasa so I haven't had a chance to read it...nor have I had a chance to listen/watch the Radical Rodent post

I'll think about it tomorow. Tomorrow's another day"

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Jan 16, 2013 at 10:04 PM | Registered Commenterpeterwalsh

@Pat Swords

Thank you for the update ... an enthralling battle

So, the Irish Govt ignored the Convention requirements 2 years ago, then ratified the very Convention that they ignored, then had an EU Court point that dereliction out, but now claim that passage of time relieves them of any responsibility in this issue

I doubt that even John Cleese could have made this up. It's a pity that Monty Python is disbanded :)

Please keep us up to date

Jan 17, 2013 at 1:07 AM | Unregistered Commenterianl8888

Thanks for the Bob Carter video, which I had not seen before.
Of course we are all familiar with the points he raised, but it was heart warming to hear them put so precisely and accurately.
For me, an added bonus was the total contempt he reveals for the intellectual and moral bankruptcy of the warmists, and that is exactly how I feel about them.

Jan 17, 2013 at 6:59 AM | Unregistered CommenterLevelGaze

Is there any update on the latest appearance?

Apr 9, 2013 at 6:21 PM | Unregistered CommenterRobin Larder

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