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Doolan welcomes Court victory for Dublin Anti Bin Tax Camapign

7 December, 2004

Sinn Féin Environment spokesperson in Dublin City Council Councillor Daithí Doolan has applauded and welcomed today's, "historic court victory by the Dublin City Campaign Against Bin Tax. Justice Lindsay found that the management of Dublin City Council illegally imposed the bin charges for the years 2001 & 2002. The court has indicated that Dublin City Council defied their own criteria by imposing a flat rate while not providing proper recycling facilties for residents."

Cllr. Doolan said, "Today's findings have serious implications. This double tax must be scrapped immediately. It totally vindicates those of us who have campaigned to overturn this unjust tax and must be clearly seen as a victory for all residents who worked together with us to reverse this double taxation.

"Only last week the Labour/Fine Gael alliance in City Council voted to increase the bin tax by a massive 74%. In light of today's findings serious questions must be asked of all these councillors and indeed of the city management that has continued to promote and impose these charges."

Cllr. Doolan concluded by demanding, "the City Manager clarify the situation as a matter of urgency and call off his boot boys in Legal & Trade debt collectors who are threatening 1000's of non payers with legal action in the run up to Christmas." ENDS

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