Top: Louise Bayliss of Single Parents Acting For The Rights of Our Kids (SPARK). Above: Brian Stanley (left) Sinn Fein’s Enviornment spokesman with General Secretary of Mandate, John Douglas in Buswell’s Hotel, Dublin earlier.
Deputy Stanley said the €160m the charge raises for local authorities could be replaced by other measures, such as higher income tax on those earning over €100,000, and a cap on public service wages of €100,000.
The Bill is backed by trade unionists Jimmy Kelly of Unite and John Douglas of Mandate, and by Louise Baylis of the single parents’ group SPARK.
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