As leader of the Fianna Fail group on Dublin City Council I have, on behalf of the Fianna Fail Group, called on the Lord Mayor of Dublin to urgently convene a special meeting of Dublin City Council to discuss and agree how Councillors can prevent the City Manager from withdrawing the Domestic Waste Collection Service in Dublin City.
In a report to Dublin City Councillors the Dublin City Manager has indicated that he will withdraw from the provision of domestic waste collection services on December 5, 2011.
Myself and the Fianna Fail group on Dublin City Council are extremely concerned over this proposal and believe Councillors from other political groups share our concerns. The fact is that Dublin City Council has been collecting domestic waste for more than 100 years in the capital. Any decision to cease providing the service raises concerns for city residents and the decision should be given serious debate by the City Councillors.
The Fianna Fail group consists of Cllr Tom Brabazon, Cllr Julia Carmicheal, Cllr Deirdre Heney, Cllr Paul McAuliffe, Cllr Jim O’Callaghan and Group Leader Cllr Mary Fitzpatrick.
The photo shows myself, Cllr Paul McAuliffe, Cllr Tom Brabazon after our meeting with Union Representatives John Judge from SIPTU, Thomas Murtagh from the Municipal Workers Union, Tara Robertson & John Fox from IMPACT, all of whom represent DCC Waste Management Staff.
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