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All groups on Dublin City Council must co-operate for good of citizens

6 June, 2019 - by Mícheál Mac Donncha


Commenting on the formation of a ruling group on Dublin City Council by Fianna Fáil, the Green Party, the Labour Party and the Social Democrats, Sinn Féin deputy leader on the Council Mícheál Mac Donncha said: 

"We talked to all parties and independents on the City Council on the basis of a five point plan, with priorities including housing, climate action and public transport. We also made clear that we would be voting for the full 15 per cent reduction in the Family Home Tax (Local Property Tax). We proposed a d'Hondt approach to the mayoralty and other positions. 

"We learned late on Thursday afternoon that Fianna Fáil and the Green Party had made an agreement with the Labour Party and the Social Democrats. As always we will approach all matters on the Council on their merits and where proposals in any agreed programme are consistent with our policy and mandate from the electorate we will support them. If not we will oppose them. 

"All groups on Dublin City Council need to co-operate for the good of citizens. This is especially the case when we have a Fine Gael led government acting so much against the rights and interests of the majority of Dubliners, especially in their housing policy."

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