Fluoride Action Network

Wexford County Council passes unanimous motion to cease and reverse Ireland’s mandatory fluoridation

Source: Press Release: Fluoride Free Towns in Ireland | January 13th, 2015 | By Owen Boyden
Location: Ireland

Yesterday, County Wexford Councillors passed a motion supporting an end to the outdated and dangerous practice of public water fluoridation in Ireland.

The motion tabled by Cllr Fionntán Ó Súilleabháin (SF) that Wexford County Council would be calling on the Government to cease and reverse Ireland’s Health (fluoridation of water supplies) Act 1960 with immediate effect received unanimous support from all delegates representing Sinn Fein, Fine Gael, Fianna Fail, Labour, People Before Profit and of Non Party affiliation noting that every political party in the State has outlined policy positions of opposition to mandatory water fluoridation including Fianna Fail who became the latest to do so during their annual Ard Fheis in 2014.

Wexford historically becomes the first major Irish Council to formally adopt a position of opposition to involuntary medication in 2015 and the sixth major Council to do so since the beginning of 2014 where Cork County, Cork City, Kerry, Laois and Dublin City have all thrown their weight behind the National Effort in recent times.

The Health (fluoridation of water supplies) Act 1960 continues to inflict irreversible cosmetic and structural pre eruption damage to the teeth (fluorosis) of hundreds of thousands of people throughout the country otherwise violating legally binding conditions as laid out by Justice John Kenny during a constitutional challenge to the mandatory water fluoridation legislation that took place in 1964.

Councillor’s have today vindicated the position that the country’s public water and by default, the national food chain should not continue to be used as vehicles to involuntarily and indiscriminately medicate the Irish populace, a position for not one other European Government endorse on a mandatory basis due to health, environmental, legal or ethical concerns as a result of ongoing scientific and medical objection.

A great vote of confidence for the National Effort, here’s to the Irish people’s fundamental constitutional right to bodily integrity being upheld and to us all having access to clean and safe drinking water in 2015 or the near future.