Sunday, January 22, 2012

Wexford Sinn Féin at Anti Household Charge meetings

Members of Wexford Sinn Féin attended the recent Anti Household Charge meetings in County Wexford. Cllr Anthony Kelly led the Sinn Féin delegations which attended the last Thursday night’s meeting in Whites Hotel and last night’s meeting in the Scaville Lodge in Duncormick. Cllr Kelly, who recently brought a motion calling for the full reversal of the Household Charge before Wexford Borough Council, was delighted with the high attendances at both meetings and said that the fight to force the government to reverse this unjust tax is well and truly on.

Cllr Kelly reminded people in attendance that while the government was saying revenue generated from the household tax was needed to fund local government, they were happy to hand over money to pay off unguaranteed, unsecured bondholders. Before attending last night’s meeting in Duncormick, Cllr Kelly led a protest against the handing over of this money in Wexford towns Bullring.

Cllr Kelly said;
“Last Autumn the Fine Gael and Labour government handed over €700 million to an unguaranteed Anglo bondholder. Next Wednesday they are going to hand over €1.25 billion to another unsecured bondholder. This money could have been used by the state to fund services as an alternative to the Household Charge.”

Further charges are coming down the line.

Wexford Sinn Féin have already organised county wide meetings against water charges and we intend to meet with frightened rural communities about the septic tank tax in the coming weeks. Sinn Féin is also intent on overturning the Household Charge. Our TDs are fighting to have the unfair tax reversed in the Dail and to aid this our local councillors are bringing motions before the town and county councils of Ireland.

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