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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”.
The Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government Phil Hogan set out the Government’s proposals for the registration and inspection of septic tanks earlier this week with good news for those who intend registering their tanks on time.
Amidst confusion on the introduction of a Government Bill setting out standards for domestic septic tanks, one local councillor is appealing for financial assistance for those who are required to upgrade their septic tanks.
Fine Gael TD for Mayo, Michelle Mulherin, has welcomed confirmation given to her by Minster for the Environment, Phil Hogan, that homeowners who face difficulties in paying for upgrades to their septic tank could receive financial assistance from the State.
The septic tank charge is nothing else than a way of forcing “householders to once again foot the bill of Government negligence”.
“I’ve always believed and told people that if they have an issue with the way things are being run, they should write a letter to their local TDs, senators, the relevant Minster, and the Taoiseach of the day and let them know.”
A large group of Connemara protesters took their grievances regarding the introduction of septic tank charges and inspections straight to the gates of the Leinster House yesterday.
Sinn Féin councillor Rose Conway-Walsh has strongly criticised the decision of the Government to guillotine a debate on the Water Services Bill. “The important issues raised by constituents at the public meetings I arranged here in Belmullet and Newport need to be discussed in the Dáil,” she said.
The Government has been accused of “seriously misleading the Dáil and the public” by claiming that fines will be by imposed the State if the Septic Tank Bill is not passed by February 3.
Some 300 people attended the septic tank public meeting organised by Sinn Féin councillor Rose Conway-Walsh, in the Broadhaven Bay Hotel, Belmullet, on Monday evening last. The resounding message from the meeting was that people are not going to register their septic tanks or pay any fees at least until the long awaited Belmullet Sewerage Scheme is completed.