A WASTE management company has been requested to ensure bins are not collected in Shannon as early as they are on Saturdays at the moment.
Local Sinn Féin spokesman Mike McKee said, “This company charges over €300 for 12 months bin collections and they should be treating their customers with more respect and dignity than driving through housing estates at such an early time on the weekend, creating a racket that wakes people unnecessarily.
“The company is collecting bins at 6am on a Saturday, while all other bin companies collect at a reasonable hour from Monday to Friday. Sinn Fein plan to pressure the company to cease its bin collection at an unacceptable time on a Saturday,” he said.
Mr McKee was speaking after he was re-elected as chairperson of Sinn Féin in Shannon.
In his address to the AGM, Mr McKee stated that during this year’s Clare County Council election campaign, he intends to hold public bodies to account, as they stand accused of creating mass emigration by failing on jobs. He also announced that life-long republican Frank McLaughlin, who was imprisoned during the Fifties Campaign, is to nominate him as a candidate.
He also said the party’s Munster-wide election convention in Mallow was a sign of the party’s professionalism and strength. “Sinn Féin feel confident that EU boundary changes to create a four-seat Ireland South Constituency will mean it is better placed for a European seat. The party only narrowly missed out last time when Toireasa Ferris polled very strongly. I am looking forward to explaining Sinn Féin’s alternative political way forward instead of the disastrous politics of the rest,” he said.