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Sinn Féin standing with local residents in opposition to service charges

10 September, 2003


Sinn Féin Dublin EU candidate and representative for Dublin West, Marylou McDonald has described the confrontational approach being adopted by Fingal County Council as wholly wrong and irresponsible. She said that Sinn Féin would continue to support local residents and to campaign for the overturning of unfair service charges.

Ms. McDonald said:

"The confrontational approach being adopted by Fingal County Council, not just today but over the last number of years, is wrong and irresponsible. Sinn Féin is supporting the peaceful protests being organised by local residents and we support council workers who are collecting all bins this morning.

"This issue is not just about the introduction of bin charges, it is also about the wider issue of ongoing attempts to privatise the service and the failure of central Government to fund local government. Sinn Féin will continue to support local residents and to campaign for the overturning of unfair service charges."ENDS

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