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McDonald - Sinn Féin stage protest while debate rages on Environment Bill

1 July, 2003


At 7:00 this evening, Sinn Féin will be staging a protest outside the gates of Leinster House. The protest will coincide with the debate on the Environment Bill.

Dublin EU Candidate Marylou McDonald, said that if passed the Bill will overturn the Supreme Court decision that Councils must collect household waste from those who have not paid the Bin Charges.

Ms McDonald said:

"If passed this Bill will overturn a Supreme Court decision stating that Councils must continue to collect household waste from those who have not paid the bin charges.

"It will also transfer more powers away from elected councillors to unelected city and county managers. Sinn Féin have put down a number of amendments to the Bill, and these need to be implemented.

"We will be protesting tonight against this Bill, and we are asking all those opposed to the bin taxes to join us." ENDS

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