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Irish Water rates cut leaves council with financial emergency

  • 01-11-2019 7:44am
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    Registered Users Posts: 5,457 ✭✭✭


    From WLRFM Facebook page last night

    Big news tomorrow in Waterford will be this:
    Councillors have just been informed Waterford Council is facing a financial emergency after being told of a potential cut of €3.3 million in rates payable by Irish Water.
    If this goes ahead there will be a massive loss of revenue that would force Waterford City and County Council to cut expenditure on Roads, Festivals, Arts and Community Grants - and maybe more!
    We’ll have the latest on #wlr news and current affairs in morning. #waterford #politics

    Shin


Comments

  • Registered Users Posts: 28,551 ✭✭✭✭Wanderer78


    Ah shur just privitise it, and watch the money flow in


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 40,061 ✭✭✭✭Harry Palmr


    Public ownership is working for Waterford!


  • Registered Users Posts: 28,551 ✭✭✭✭Wanderer78


    Public ownership is working for Waterford!


    Would privatising it work any better, defunding public services that some wish to privatise is common practice


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 40,061 ✭✭✭✭Harry Palmr


    Nope, public ownership in Ireland just means you're getting shafted by the state rather than private "enterprise"


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,139 ✭✭✭hardybuck


    Nope, public ownership in Ireland just means you're getting shafted by the state rather than private "enterprise"

    Public ownership means a portion of society will pay for others, and all will continue to waste the 'free' resource.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 28,551 ✭✭✭✭Wanderer78


    hardybuck wrote: »
    Public ownership means a portion of society will pay for others, and all will continue to waste the 'free' resource.

    a perfect response in fairness, theres no easy solution here, but id think id rather keep it in public ownership, but with conservation methods in place, including metering
    Nope, public ownership in Ireland just means you're getting shafted by the state rather than private "enterprise"


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,871 ✭✭✭BBM77


    Councillors also blocked any increase in property tax because they were afraid of losing votes. So councillors are making decisions on what gets them votes instead of what is best for the city and county. This fixed property tax rate has been detrimental to services for years now.


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