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We as, Ireland for Safe Technologies (IST) do not find sound scientific evidence to support the hypothesis that 5G is the cause of the COVID-19 pandemic. Our organisation is based upon the great wealth of peer-reviewed scientific research that links clear biological harm from wireless, non-ionizing radiation. The theories circulating the internet about the link between 5G and Covid-19 are from non-scientific sources—they do not reflect the perspective of our organisation, or any of the thousands of scientists and doctors that have been speaking up about the biological harm from 5G and other RF radiation emitting technologies.

There are in excess of a thousand peer reviewed scientific research papers that show clear harm from wireless non-ionizing radiation (including 5G, 4G, 3G, phone towers, etc). * Most recently, the 2018 National Toxicology Program (NTP) concluded a $30 million 19-year study that found clear evidence that the non-ionizing radiation from wireless technology causes cancer and breaks DNA. This study confirmed what other studies, in international military, EPA, NASA, etc have shown since 1971. In the World Health Organisation, the classification of wireless non-ionizing radiation is currently a class 2B carcinogen; and, unfavorably to the Telecoms industy, this classification is under review to be considered a Class 1 carcinogen due to the growing research of biological harm. And still the safety standards here in Ireland for non-ionizing radiation have not been updated for 23 years and therefore do not acknowledge the wealth of growing research. The health of our communities are being overlooked for corporate progress and economic gain.

We are concerned that these conspiracy theories, that are being echoed in the mainstream media, are misrepresenting this serious topic, and distracting people from the wealth of science that already shows clear harm. Our public, local and national broadcasting should be focusing on the peer-reviewed scientific findings and interviewing experts in the field that have studied the peer-reviewed science. False and misleading reporting is a threat to Truth and our Republic.

During this pandemic, modern technology is proving invaluable for many of us to keep in touch with loved ones-- to work and educate remotely. However, we must not lose sight of the fact that there is indeed a cost to wireless connection--people must be educated about ways to mitigate the significant health risks to our loved ones and children. We are lucky to live in a time where we can have access to this amazing connection of the internet also have the technology to do so safely, through wired connection. There does not need to be a trade off.

* On our websiste you can access over 100 of the most recent studies from the past couple years that show clear links between non-ionizing radiation and cancer, DNA damage, ADHD, infertility, newborn development, implanted devices like pace-makers, and much more.

To follow up for an interview or to ask any relevant questions to this topic please contact Professor Tom Butler at




Cork County Council questions 5G Safety

-Councillors call for independent investigations into radiation effects on public health -

Today Cork County Council passed motions questioning the safety of 5G wireless technology and calling on RTÉ to organise and conduct a national debate on the safety of 5G technology. [1]

The motions were tabled by Councillor Kevin Murphy and Karen Coakley who represent the Bandon/Kinsale and West Cork electoral areas respectively. Speaking outside the council chambers Councillor Murphy said

"It is my duty and responsibility as a public representative and Councillor, to make sure the public are fully informed about the potential health risks and benefits of 5G technology. Does Irish society have a necessity for 5G technology? Why do we need it so soon? Especially considering there are health concerns? I request that RTÉ our national broadcast service hosts a thorough public debate on prime-time about the pros and cons, risks and benefits of 5G technology with experts representing all sides."

The move was welcomed by new campaign group Ireland for Safe Technology. Group member Paul Lynch said: "We welcome today's move by our Councillors in advocating for the health of our communities and future generations. We are concerned about the lack of safety testing for 5G as we know that the World Health Organisation classify the radiation from this technology as cancer-causing. The people of Cork and more widely of Ireland have nothing to be gained by being used as guinea pigs in trialing 5G for the telecoms companies." [2]

Principal Investigator of Ireland's Governance Risk and Compliance Technology Centre Tom Butler said: "Scientific studies conclude that microwave radiation from wireless radio frequency sources, including 5G, poses an existential threat to humanity and the environment. Wireless microwave radiation is a toxin that scientists, epidemiologist and medical practitioners link with the recent significant increase in brain tumours and other cancers in teenagers and young adults and, also, significant increases in neuropsychiatric, neurodegenerative and reproductive issues in children, adolescents and adults. The evidence is there in the scientific literature, and the truth will out, but now is the time to act before irreparable harm is visited upon our children and grandchildren."

He continued: "Children are at a growing risk of present and future ill-health due to weak governments, captured government departments and agencies, corrupt institutions, a compliant press and unethical or ignorant academics. As with tobacco smoking and climate change, the scientific evidence has existed for some time and is growing by the year. The problem is that industry are winning the battle for hearts and minds by war-gaming academics, corrupting governments, manipulating the press, and leading the public by the nose. As is always the case with adult misconduct, the losers are the current generation of children.” [3]

Cork County Council is the 6th Council in Ireland to pass motions concerning 5G technology following Wicklow, Roscommon, Sligo, Leitrim, and Clare. The roll-out of 5G technology has been stopped in Brussels, Geneva, Israel, parts of Italy, the Netherlands, and many parts of Australia due to health concerns over radiation, and France has banned wireless internet in Schools altogether. [4]



For more information and verification contact:

Paul Lynch: 089 2553096

Tom Butler: 087 9865629

Councillor Kevin Murphy: 087 2417843

Councillor Karen Coakley: 0872360323


[1] Link to wording of Cork motions:

[2] Campaign group website:

[3] Links to scientific studies:

[4] International Policy Briefing: