The Irish Council for Human Rights [a non-governmental, non-profit organisation founded last year] writes:
The next vote to extend the Health (Preservation and Protection and Other Emergency Measures in the Public Interest) Act 2020 must take place before June 9.
If it is not extended, all restrictions around freedoms (with the exception of mandatory quarantine upon entry into the state) will cease.
We therefore have a window of eight weeks inside which to lobby TDs to vote against the extension of Part 3 of the Act.
If we are successful, this would mean that on June 10 all businesses and churches could legally reopen, you will no longer be legally required to wear face coverings, the Gardai will no longer be able to question you under this Act as to your movements, limits will no longer apply to weddings or funerals and you can once again visit with family and friends without fear of being arrested and jailed.
As part of this campaign, we have reviewed the voting records of all TDs for the past seven months in order to determine which TD’s would seek to preserve your fundamental freedoms and which TD’s would seek to exercise more control over your family, your business, your health and your life. Please click here if you would like to review this spreadsheet of information – noting that your TD’s do not expect you to be armed with this information.
You will note that the spreadsheet stipulates which TD’s we recommend that you lobby (noting that recommended TDs are colour coded in green and yellow). For each of the TDs we are recommending you lobby, we have prepared individual letters which specifically addresses each such TD’s voting record (please, therefore, do not use the same letter for every TD).
We would also encourage you to edit the letter to address any specific concerns or experiences you have encountered over the past 12 months arising from the erosion of your freedoms.
This campaign has the single biggest chance of reversing the erosion of fundamental freedoms in the shortest space of time, but to stand any chance of success, we need thousands and thousands of people to write to their TD’s today and to persevere over the next eight weeks, until an assurance is secured that they will vote not to extend Part 3 of the Act.
Click here to download letters.