The Seanad and members of the Dáil must petition President Higgins NOT to sign new Bill

The Seanad and members of the Dáil must petition President Higgins NOT to sign new Bill

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Byron Jenkins started this petition to The Seanad and members of the Dáil

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Do we withdraw our petition and declare a thundering loss?

We lost, you lost, Ireland’s fundamental law on hearsay evidence, the swearing of an Affidavit, looses.

The farmers will lose, commercial mortgages will lose, commercial loans will lose and any loan bought up by a Vulture Fund.

The coalition snuck it in under Civil Law and Criminal Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2020………………….. and, no politician spotted it: BUT WE DID! It took a lot of connection to get word to certain politicians to get to their feet and make waves.

We are not going to withdraw our petition?
We are not going to put our tail between our legs and say “we were Too Late”, we want you guys to keep sharing and keep signing, this is for the history books: “we will not go quietly into the night, we will not give up without a fight”.

Please sign our petition: “members of the Seanad and members of the Dáil must petition President Higgins NOT to sign the Civil Law and Criminal Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2020, in its present form. Whilst the Civil Law and Criminal Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill 2020 cover needed legislation to cope with Covid19; there was a back-door movement to allow Vulture funds to use hearsay evidence, which goes against the very grain of our laws:

In Promontoria (Aran) Ltd v Burns [2020] IECA 87, the Court of Appeal ruled that averments as to debt made by deponents other than those involved in the original loan transaction (in this case a debt servicing agent) will be inadmissible as hearsay if it cannot be demonstrated that the deponent had access to the historical records of the debt, and there is insufficient evidence of a true ongoing course of dealing between the parties.

What can be done?  Before President Higgins signs the Bill into Law:

In short; in proposals of national importance: Under Article 27 of the Constitution, the President may refuse to sign a Bill if a majority of the members of the Seanad and at least one-third of the members of the Dáil petition the President not to sign it, on the grounds that the Bill contains a proposal of such national importance that the will of the people should be found out. The President must consult with the Council of State before deciding whether or not to sign the Bill.

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