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Taoiseach and Fine Gael hypocrisy over bin shambles – Cllr. Mícheál Mac Donncha

16 February, 2012

Sinn Féin Dublin City Councillor Mícheál Mac Donncha has described as "hypocrisy" the stance of Taoiseach Enda Kenny and his Fine Gael Councillor colleague Gerry Breen on the bin privatisation debacle in the city.

Cllr. Mac Donncha said:

“The shambles of bin privatisation was entirely predictable and was foreseen by the majority of City Councillors who repeatedly voted against privatisation. That did not include Fine Gael Councillor Gerry Breen who voted to sell off the service to Greyhound. His call now for the position of the City Manager to be considered is hypocritical.

“Equally hypocritical is the stance of Taoiseach Enda Kenny. While he has rightly called for a reprieve from Greyhound for the 18,000 householders who are faced with non-collection, his Environment Minister Phil Hogan presides over this mess and has defended it in the Dáil only this week. Not only that, but the Minister actually tried to claim that City Councillors voted for this privatisation.

“If the Taoiseach and his Fine Gael colleagues were sincere they would restore powers regarding waste management to local authorities and introduce a national waiver scheme.” ENDS

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