Deputy Doherty accuses Environment Minsiter of ‘bully-boy’ tactics

The Environment Minister is being accused of using "bully boy" tactics in a bid to get more people to pay the Household Charge.

Sinn Féin finance spokesperson Pearse Doherty says Phil Hogan has announced he is going to withhold millions of euros from Local Councils.

The Donegal South West Deputy says this will have a serious impact on the provision of services for hundreds of thousands of families.

Pearse Doherty says there was no mention of the charge when councils were given their 2012 allocations from the local government fund last December....