[Fsfe-ie] patent letter

teresahackett at eircom.net teresahackett at eircom.net
Sat May 8 20:01:05 CEST 2004

I like stupid questions cos they're easy to answer ;-)
You'll see the members on the Dail link. For quick ref, they're listed below. The docs for this week's meeting is not yet available, so we should watch out for them. Otherwise, call the secretariat, phone no. on the same link. I can do this on Tues, if you like?

The irishpres_programme.pdf are the planned agendas for the EU Competetiveness Council Jan-June, chaired by Mary Harney under the Irish Presidency. Here you can see that they plan to get political agreement on the patents directive at their meeting in Brussels on 17-18 May. This can be changed if they don't see any prospect of agreement, but it's not looking that way at the moment.

Sub-Committee on European Scrutiny
Pat Carey (FF)
Marian Harkin (Ind)
Gay Mitchell (FG)
Michael Mulcahy (FF)
Mae Sexton (PD)

John Dardis (PD)
Paul Bradford (FG)

Barry Andrews (FF)
Séan Haughey (FF)
Séamus Kirk (FF)
Jim O’Keeffe (FG)
Aengus O’Snodaigh (SF)
Ruairi Quinn (Lab)

Don Lydon (FF)
Derek McDowell (Lab)
Ann Ormonde (FF)
Feargal Quinn (Ind)


> Y'know the way "some companies" met with a Dail committee: how would we find
> out who was on that committee?
> is that a stupid question? was the answer two lines above the question? or
> is the answer in http://www.compsoc.com/~coriordan/irishpres_programme.pdf
> which teresa posted yesterday?  (I'm not sure how to read these documents,
> and I'm a bit lost in Irish gov procedure)
> Everyones letters should cc those politicians when we find out their names.
> less important: if anyone knows where we'd find the list of companies that
> met said committee, that'd be interesting.

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