SF to hold public meeting on septic tank charge and turf cutting ban
By Kernan Andrews
Septic tank charges, the household tax and the ban on bog cutting are all part of a concerted attack on rural Ireland and it is “time to shout stop”.
This is the view of Galway Sinn Féin, which is holding a public meeting in The Arches Hotel, Claregalway on Tuesday February 21 at 8.30pm, focusing on “the growing attacks on rural Ireland.”
Speaking at the meeting will be Sinn Féin county councillor Dermot Connolly and Padraig an Táilliúra Ó Conghaile from the anti-septic tank tax campaign in Conamara.
SF spokesperson Mairéad Farrell said the purpose of the meeting is to rally support for the demonstration on March 7 in Dublin against the ban on turf cutting and against the septic and household taxes.
“The Government is sheepishly implementing the diktats from Brussels,” said Ms Farrell. “The centuries long tradition of domestic turf cutting is under attack and the septic tank tax and household tax are coming into force at the behest of the EU. It is time to shout stop!”
All are welcome to the meeting.