Fundamental Rights do NOT extend to Irish Citizens
Published on 16 Jan 2013
The first EU Citizens Dialogue of 2013, took place on January 10th in Dublin. Billed by Taoiseach Enda Kenny in the event brochure as 'this European Year of Citizens' he wrote "We want to raise public awareness of the extent of EU citizen rights and how they can have a direct impact on our daily lives. He went on to assure citizens of his "fullest attention in what citizens are saying about what it means to be a citizen of the European Union". So much for the promises ... the reality was rather different.
Outside Dublin's famous City Hall a few intrepid EU campaigners for Ireland Against Fluoridation and The Girl Against Fluoride wanted to discuss these same EU citizen rights and their direct impact on our daily lives. They braved the rain for hours in their futile attempt to engage with Commissioner Viviane Reding, Taoiseach Kenny or Tanaiste Gilmore about the daily impact of their EU citizen rights being denied.