O'Cuiv on the side of the plain people again. Hogan now the bad man.
Ó Cuív prefers jail to paying septic tank chargehttp://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/ireland/2011/0827/1224303060668.html
LORNA SIGGINS, Western Correspondent
FIANNA FÁIL deputy leader Éamon Ó Cuív has said he would “go to jail” rather than pay proposed new charges for inspection and maintenance of septic tanks in rural areas.
Mr Ó Cuív told The Irish Times yesterday he had a septic tank and could afford to pay the charge, but many could not.
“There is a matter of principle here,” he said. “This represents an inequitable levy on rural dwellers.”
A European Court of Justice ruling two years ago stipulates that the Department of Environment must ensure “performance standards” and a system of monitoring and inspection for on-site waste water treatment.
Households must ensure their systems are maintained correctly, are regularly serviced, and must carry out remedial works.
I imagine there is a copy of this article from a year ago with O'Cuiv and Hogan's names transposed.
If you find this theatre credible then you are a fool. That is all.