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Burke responds to Bin Charges vote

30 November, 2004

Sinn Féin Group Leader on Dublin City Council, Cllr Christy Burke has described himself disappointed at the passing of the Estimates last night by a combined Fianna Fail, Fine Gael and Labour alliance, but pleased at the unanimous vote against from the ten Sinn Féin councillors.

Cllr Burke said: "The margin of 32 votes to 15 was an overwhelming one in the end and I am delighted that our councillors once again stood firm in the face of mounting pressure to oppose these Charges.

"The Bin Tax is set to be increased by 75% this year. When it was first imposed we made it clear that we could expect it to rise again and again and we have been vindicated in this stand. No doubt it will be increased next year, and on and on until the Council privatises the service.

"We stood by our convictions and on the mandate to oppose the Bin Charges we received in June and I am extremely proud of that."

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