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EU/US trade agreement could lead to privatisation of Irish water supply

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Fears that Irish Water and the water supply network could eventually be privatised are increasing in the wake of major international trade agreements the EU is conducting with the USA and Canada.

Council urged not to do Irish Water’s ‘dirty work’ of installing meters

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Galway City Council workers are being called on to down tools and refuse to carry out preparatory work for the installation of water meters on behalf of Irish Water.

Relevant contract tax – are you aware of the changes?

Relevant contract tax is a withholding tax which applies to all those involved in construction, forestry, and meat processing operations. The legislation obliges the principal contractor to deduct 35 per cent tax from the amount payable to contractors/subcontractors engaged to carry out activities for which he/she does not hold a relevant payment card. In general, a principal contractor may include property developers, building companies, construction trades. Local authorities and public utilities companies established under statute are also deemed to be principal contractors. The principal contractor is also obliged to maintain records of all payments regardless of whether they have a relevant payment card on file for them.

Kenny criticises gov over Mayo’s unemployment figures

Fine Gael Leader Enda Kenny TD has criticised the Fianna Fáil/Green Government for what he calls “their reckless approach to job security and creation” as Mayo’s unemployment figures went through the roof over the past two years. The figures obtained from the Minister for Social and Family Affairs for January 2007 shows 4,760 people signing on in the county. This is compared to 12,114 in September 2009 and demonstrates the seriousness facing a substantial part of Mayo’s population.


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