Successive Governments have failed to seriously tackle the Issue of Illegal Dumping – Doherty

Sinn Féin Finance Spokesperson Deputy Pearse Doherty has sharply criticised what he’s described as the ‘fragmented’ nature of the state’s regulatory system and sanctions regime governing waste management activities here for having resulted in widespread illegal dumping by rogue private operators.

 

The Donegal TD was commenting in the wake of Monday night’s RTÉ Investigates programme which uncovered evidence of long-term illegal dumping at a facility in the county.

 

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Doherty Blasts Government over Ongoing Delays to Establish Disability Transport Support Schemes

 

Sinn Féin Finance Spokesperson Deputy Pearse Doherty has today (Monday) heavily criticised the Government over its ongoing failure to replace both the Motorised Transport Grant and Mobility Allowance Schemes.

 

The grants, which were previously paid to people with disabilities in order to help them meet their transport and mobility needs, were closed to new applicants back in 2013 with payments made to existing recipients of the latter to continue pending the establishment of a new dedicated Transport Support Scheme.  

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