Riordan calls for increase in Household Charge compliance

Riordan calls for increase in Household Charge compliance

The head of the country's largest local authority is defending his salary despite a threat to local services.

The manager of Cork County Council Martin Riordan is encouraging people to pay the €100 Household Charge because services such as local libraries and street lighting may be cut because of the massive shortfall to the councils budgets.

Mr Riordan says the Government has slashed the funding for all local authorities by €170m and that local council's are relying on income from the €100 tax.

New figures from the Local Government Management Agency indicate that an additional 6,185 people have registered for the Household Charge in the last seven days which is increase of just 0.6% on the figures at the end of last week.

Mr Riordan who earns €162,000 a year, argues that the charge is small price to pay for the services offered by city and county councils.

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