Your report on the intention of Cork County Council to introduce new waste management by-laws states: “Under the new regime, people who can not prove how they are disposing of their waste could face fines of up to €2,500.” (‘Possible prosecutions for illegal dumping in Cork’s Ellis’s Yard’, Irish Examiner, 13/4)
Sat, 16 Mar, 2019
Having read through your reports on the Siteserv controversy (Irish Examiner, April 24) — which seems to consist of little more than a ‘pass-the-parcel’ exercise by the central players — I was left with that familiar sense that ministers in Irish governments carry responsibility for nothing and are accountable to no-one.
Wed, 29 Apr, 2015
AS Phil Hogan spelled out the details of his household charge in the Dáil, with the stress and emphasis on fines and punishment for non-pay, it became worrying that the failure to relate liability for the new tax to “ability to pay” will expose many to the rigours of those same draconian enforcement plans.
Sat, 17 Dec, 2011
“I’M sure Ms McClean will agree that the relief of removing the arrogance and the utter incompetence that was FF in office far outweighs any concerns about the shape of the next government,” wrote James McGrath (March 7) on your letters page.
Thu, 10 Mar, 2011
THE story last week that the state is to resort to bringing out the begging bowl to meet a €110m shortfall for the long-promised National Children’s Hospital followed on from the previous day’s statement from Health Minister Mary Harney that the “public” health service will have to endure much deeper cuts next year.
Thu, 21 Oct, 2010