McGuinness ‘disappointed’ with government failure to address budget crisis

Sinn Féin group leader on Waterford City and County Council Conor D. McGuinness has expressed his disappointment at the failure of Government to address the budget crisis facing the local authority. He made the comments following a meeting with local government minister John Paul Phelan this afternoon.

“Government created this crisis and are content to see Waterford take a net cut of €14.5 million over the lifetime of this council.

“How long can Waterford be expected to bear the brunt of indifference and disdain from Government buildings?

“I met with the Minister today as part of a cross-party delegation of Waterford Councillors and I challenged John Paul Phelan to address the mess that his Government created.

“It’s become clear that there is no political will amongst the confidence-and-supply Government to do right by Waterford. Fine Gael, the Independent Alliance andFianna Fáil are content for our communities and our employers to take a hit due to the Irish Water fiasco.”