Can’t Pay Won’t Pay campaign says people should ignore council letters

Campaigners in Donegal say people should not be alarmed by the Minister for the Environment's instruction to local authorities to start sending out letters to people who haven't paid the household charge - within weeks.

The Can't Pay, Won't Pay campaign in Donegal says what they call the latest threats from Minister Phil Hogan should be ignored, claiming that he is overstating the percentage of households which have paid.

Francis McCafferty of the campaign steering committee said this afternoon that such a letter does not constitute an official notice, and should be ignored.

He also noted that Phil Hogan was silent during the referendum campaign, particularly in Donegal......