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A very lively discussion took place at a public meeting held in the Carnegie Court in Swords last night. It was clear from the input from those in attendance that the government agenda of privatisation is what lies behind the current round of cut backs to the Home Help services.
The government are planning a cut of another 600,000 hours to the service before the end on 2012. This is on top of a cut of over 500,000 hours already made this year.
- DALY CALLS ON EIRGRID TO QUANTIFY COST OF INTERCONNECTOR DEFERRAL TO STATE & CONSUMERS
- “PLANS MUST BE IMMEDIATELY HALTED IN LIGHT OF MAGNETIC FIELD INTERFERENCE”
- MINISTER RABBITTE MUST MAKE STATEMENT
Dublin North ULA TD Clare Daly has called on Eirgrid to immediately disclose full information regarding the costs of their confirmation of the deferral of the Interconnector operation.
Priory Hell was displayed on many posters on Saturday’s demonstration by the families and supporters of the Priory Hall residents, who were forced to evacuate their homes one year ago this week. It was generally accepted by those in attendance that failure of Government and Council has played a huge role in the plight of the Priory Hall evacuees.
Speaking to the crowd at Saturday’s protest, outside the railings of their former homes, Graham Usher, of the campaign group, described how the system had failed them. For the last twelve months, 256 residents have been in limbo with regard to the homes they purchased from developer Tom McFeely. Usher was eager to stress that it was too simplistic to merely point the finger at McFeely, who walked away scot free from this debacle. The government, banks, and city council have all been complicit in the speculation that drove the housing boom.