5G Inishowen Awareness and Buncrana Garda Mast Action Group to launch streering group

Following on from last week successful launch of Buncrana Garda Mast Action Group both 5G Inishowen Awareness and BGMAG group are meeting in The Exchange, Buncrana on Mon 13 at 7pm. Members who put their name forward at last weeks meeting are invited to attend. However, the group also invite anyone in the community who would be willing to help to contact Maria McMenamin, 5G Inishowen Awareness or Kim McMenamin and James Quigley who are spearheading BGMAG.

Kim McMenamin demonstates EMF waves sound coming from the ESB mast West End, Buncrana

Agenda for Meeting
The agenda of the meeting will concern the formation of a steering committee going forward to highlight, inform and develop protests and other strategies around the health hazards of wireless telecommunications infrastructure locally.

The group asks the community to give input into what should be included on Mon night's agenda or future meetings e.g campaigns, financing, protest, education, community organisation and invite anyone willing to contribute their time and effort to contact them.

One particular goal according to Kim will be to appeal to teachers, parents and hopefully get them informed and the children involved. Children are particularly vulnerable to electromagnetic waves frequencies (EMF) that come from wireless technology. The group feels that the onus should be on teachers and health officials to inform themselves about the known dangers of this technology.

An interesting landmark case took place in an Italian court last November, which ordered the Italian Government to launch a campaign to advise the public of the health risks from mobile and cordless phones. The campaign has to start by July 16 and should have implications for the whole EU.

5G Awareness Inishowen
5G Awareness Inishowen is a Facebook group that was formed recently to hopefully reach as many people online in Inishowen as possible. The group was founded by Maria McMenamin, Rosina McLaughlin, Mary Mack, and Helena McCarron and so far it has gone from strength to strength. Kim's recent Youtube video has gone, what is called in the trade, viral with over 15000 viewings. It is an audible representation of the silent noisy emissions from the ESB mast at the West End, Buncrana (see above).

Buncrana Garda Mast Action Group
BGMAG was launched last week at a public meeting in Buncrana. This was in response to the Office of Public Works (OPW) granting a license to Shared Access Ltd to erect wireless antenna on the existing Garda mast in the centre of town. The plan is an “Exempted Development'“ which means it is exempt from the normal planning process. Residents, as the group is learning, have no say in this process. In fact the Irish Government has relaxed Telecommunications Antennae and Support Structures Guidelines (1996) to such an extent that they have given telecommunications companies carte blanche to slowly and silently make us sick. Believe it or not residents have no right to object in planning on health grounds.

Sources:
Italian Case - https://microwavenews.com/short-takes-archive/italian-decision-precaution?fbclid=IwAR3LFdnz5Kpop9gS4B0f8JgvrKrIw36Tl7J2wNs6bYNzyxOK90PO1GIsidA
5G Inishowen Awareness - https://www.facebook.com/groups/2128292017255770/?multi_permalinks=2187222134696091&notif_id=1557434441495221&notif_t=group_activity
Buncrana Garda Mast Action Group - http://buncranatogether.com/home/2019/4/29/buncrana-residents-object-to-opw-license-for-mobile-phone-antennae-on-garda-mast
Telecommunications Guidlines 1996 - https://es-ireland.com/masts-antennae/
Youtube video -https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TWJNN2FyGec&feature=youtu.be