A public meeting has been called for those from the North Wexford area who are concerned about a number of "Government attacks on Rural Ireland" including the contentious issue of septic tanks.
North Wexford Sinn Féin have organised the meeting for the Coolgreany Inn (The Top Shop) this Wednesday at 8pm.
"that rural householders should not have to foot the potentially massive bill for the upgrading of septic tanks. This is grossly unfair. In urban areas it is funded through general taxation" adding that
"It is just one of a whole a series of assaults on rural Ireland which has included post office and garda station closures, water and household taxes, increases in school transport costs, among others. Banks in villages are closing. Government policy is exiling people to the far side of the world, once again, which is also affecting GAA clubs. Closing the local school-the heart of the local community, would be the final nail in the coffin"
“Just like in similar meetings across the county people will have a forum to air their views and discuss ways that they can campaign locally against such measures, which are affecting the lives of people in rural Ireland"
Fionntán O Suilleabháin,