Donegal County Council unaware of bogus caller claims

Donegal County Council says it has received no reports of people calling to houses in Donegal seeking to collect the household charge.

It's been alleged by the Can't Pay Won't Pay campaign that a number of homes in the west of the county have been called to by people claiming to be from the council. The authority's Director of Finance Garry Martin says they've received no such reports, and is asking anyone who is approached to contact the council and the gardai.

Garry Martin says while calling to homes may be an option in the future, it is not being done at the moment.............

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The Can't Pay Won't Pay campaign is urging people who haven't paid the charge to ignore letters if they receive them.

Speaking ahead of a protest in Glenties where the Envioronment Minister Phil Hogan is due to address the MacGill Summer School this afternoon, Spokesperson Michael Mc Giolla Easpaig said he believes people in Donegal will stand firm...................

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