Deputy Pringle:Agency collecting Household Charge cost 7million in 2012

Donegal South West Deputy Thomas Pringle has hit out at the Local Government Management Agency after it emerged that over €7 million euro collected through the household charge has been used to finance the agency this year

Deputy Pringle says the fact that such a large proportion of the intake from the Household Charge is being used to fund the agency responsible for its collection is a disgrace, at a time when so many communities are facing cuts to essential services.

He says it's another indication of how people and services are losing out because of the charge: