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Ferris thrown out of Dáil for defending rural communities

26 January, 2012 - by Martin Ferris TD

Sinn Féin’s Martin Ferris TD was thrown out of the Dáil this morning during Leaders’ Questions for demanding the Tánaiste Eamonn Gilmore answer questions on whether grants will be made available for remedial works to septic tanks.
Deputy Ferris said:
“The government is rushing through the legislation which will introduce septic tank charges. Fifty amendments have been tabled by all parties but the government guillotined the debate last night.
“This morning my party colleague Mary Lou McDonald challenged the Tánaiste to say whether or not there would be grant aid for people to upgrade their septic tanks. The Tánaiste refused to answer the question.
“It is absolutely shameful that the day after the government allows the hand over of €1.25 billion of taxpayers’ money to Anglo bondholders, yet another tax will be foisted on already struggling people.
“This is a bare-faced attack on rural communities and my party will fight it every step of the way.”

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