I got a letter this morning from the Irish Director of Public Prosecutions, dated 2 June but arrived 9 June - after much consideration? It says "Dear Ms Hughes, I refer to your letter of 16th May 2020. You ask whether we could suggest a way forward in this matter. I am afraid having regard to the limited role of the Office I am not in a position to do so. Yours sincerely Pauline Brady, Private Secretaries Office."
It was sent by the Director of Public Prosecutions. I had rung the Dublin Criminal Court to ask if I could bring a private prosecution, and was told no; it had to go to the Garda first. I explained that the Garda did not get on with me and had been withholding this prosecution for years, and was told unofficially to go to the top level, the DPP. And the above letter is their reply.
I've already written respectfully to the Taoiseach and the Minister for Justice, who told me the Garda takes care of all crime in the Irish Republic, and since 2017 the Honor Bright murder case (never resolved) has been the responsibility of their Special Crimes Unit. But all they do is sit on it. I believe they are also responsible for suppressing all my planned, welcomed talks to Irish university conferences on the subject. Now I'd like YOUR suggestions please.
What should I do next?
PS On the subject of Anne Lister, I'm hoping to talk in Halifax Minster on 14th July. I'll keep you posted.