Donegal Councillors to write to Minister Phil Hogan opposing water charge plan

Donegal County Council has backed a motion calling for the abandonment of plans to impose domestic water charges. The issue was raised by Cllr Jack Murray, who moved a lengthy motion condemning the lack of investment in water infrastructure, and stating that the central taxation system is the only equitable way to get people to pay for water.

Anything else, he argued, is putting further pressure on people who are already struggling as a result of the recession and cuts in wages and benefits.

Cllr Murray says a similar motion is being brought to every local council in the country, and he's hopeful a clear demand from local councils will prompt Environment Minister Phil Hogan to change his mind...............