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Despite claims by Environment Minister Alan Kelly that the public is coming around to support the Government’s water tax, new figures reveal that fewer than half of households paid water charges by the due date.
Tommy Holohan will stand for the Anti-Austerity Alliance in Galway West at Election 2016. The Claddagh man was selected by a majority of delegates at the recent AAA Galway selection convention.
With ‘application packs’ from the controversial organisation Irish Water arriving in houses across Galway, householders are being encouraged to boycott the letter and not pay the tax.
Independents, female candidates, and Fianna Fáil stand poised as the main winners when the votes for the 2014 Local Elections in Galway city are counted this weekend; but Labour is fearful it could be reduced to just two councillors in City Hall.
With three weeks to go to polling, there is much to play for across each of the three Galway city electoral wards. Poster campaigns are now in full flow and candidates are falling over each other for the affections of voters on the doorsteps.
The Taylor’s Hill/Threadneedle Road junction is a danger to schoolchildren and pedestrians, while displays of bad temper from motorists is create “noise pollution 24 hours a day”.
Election candidates cannot dismiss issues such as water taxes, property taxes, and the proposed universal medical charge as national, governmental issues, as they affect the day to day lives of ordinary people.
Government candidates in the local elections must “come clean” about the expected costs water charges will impos to householders.
The Anti-Austerity Alliance, which is running two candidates in Galway city in next year’s local elections, is to hold a public meeting entitled Building The Alternative.
Despite Galway city having the State’s third highest Household Tax compliance rate, anti-Household Tax candidates believe they can still “mount a serious challenge” at the next local elections.