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Dublin City Council demands meeting with Minister Coveney to discuss hike in bin charges - Doolan

4 July, 2016 - by Daithí Doolan

Dublin City Council has tonight voted to adopt a Sinn Féin motion demanding a meeting with Minister Coveney to discuss proposed increase in bin charges.

Speaking tonight, Sinn Féin Cllr Daithí Doolan said:

“The proposal by private companies to impose a hike in bin charges is unacceptable and should be opposed. While the increase will punish families, the Councillors on Dublin City Council also feel the proposed increased may well lead to even more illegal dumping. This will prove to be a costly consequence for this city.

“It is essential that Minister Coveney meets with a cross party delegation from Dublin City Council to discuss the matter. We need intervention at the highest level of government to assist in the battle against these outrageous price increases.

“I am delighted that tonight’s motion was passed unopposed. It is a clear sign of cross party unity on this important matter.”

Note: The motion in question is below.

Emergency Motion:

Dublin City Council views with deep concern private waste management companies attempts to increase domestic waste collection charges. This imposes added financial pressure on households and may lead to further illegal dumping on our streets. This will have a negative effect on the City Council budget.

We call on the CEO to immediately meet with the minister to express the concerns of the council over increased illegal dumping.

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