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BringBackNavanMan

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Waterford City council throw OAPs and unemployed to the wolves of privatisation, by exiting the waste collection market. Of course FF support the move. City engineer claims that the move was necessary because the service was losing money........Rather than competing with their private competitors they hand the market over to them.
 

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Waterford City council throw OAPs and unemployed to the wolves of privatisation, by exiting the waste collection market. Of course FF support the move. City engineer claims that the move was necessary because the service was losing money........Rather than competing with their private competitors they hand the market over to them.
During the nine months my family lived solely on welfare we had no problem paying our waste charges or any other bills for that matter. Our waste disposal only costs us €26 per month and we live in a rural area. Surely the cities are cheeper.
 

Murph

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didnt someone post here last week that FF-FG-and Lab ganged up and voted against an SF amendment to the city's budget cuts?
 

james toney

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didnt someone post here last week that FF-FG-and Lab ganged up and voted against an SF amendment to the city's budget cuts?
I think that was the county council,where the SF amendment was defeated by 20 for and 3 against(2 SF+1 ind)
 

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Cato;3309184. Our waste disposal only costs us €26 per month and we live in a rural area. Surely the cities are cheeper.[/QUOTE said:
i am out in the boonies, i am charged 186 euro twice a year, plus i expect it go go higher shortly as the price of fuel increases.
 

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Surely the private sector will make allowances for OAPs, the blind & the unemployed.

Profit isn`t everything.
 

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Are there really wolves roaming the streets of Waterford.
The wolves had to be brought back from extinction at great expense.
Initially the Council tried throwing the OAPs and unemployed to the squirrels, but it didn't work out.
 

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Nearly four year on, the histry repeats itself. The combo FG + FF + Labour pact voted through the privatization of the Council bin service yesterday and at a stroke throws 5000 waiver holders to the wolves. This is an imposing of 5000 X 300 euro on the weakest in Waterford. Thats one and a half million to be found by the poorest. SF did there best...but the Parties of wealth and reaction once again are screwing the poor,
 

MoggyMcG

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Waver abolished here years go ,oaps pay full whack ,same as everyone els.
No, not true. About 5000 people in the City have wavers till Feb 2015. After that, you are phucked, because a) you'll have to go private b) you'll get no waver if you're poor and c) you'll probably have a crap service if you live out in the wild Commuraghs or Balkymacaw or some other gawdforesaken spot.
 

MoggyMcG

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It appears that nobody in the Déise gives a phuck about the underpriviledged or the poverty-strickin
 

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If there is competition, transparency, and welfare provision to the people, then there should be no problem.

There is no need for the state to be involved in the removal of rubbish.
 

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