This Just Bin


Samantha Libreri tweetz:

Anti waste charge protestors wait for the arrival of Minister Simon Coveney at South Dublin County Council offices.

Meanwhile, in Glasnevin…


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This won’t end well.

Thanks John Nisbet 

Previously: Another Phil Mess

30 thoughts on “This Just Bin

  1. Eoin

    Well fly tipping is already a massive problem in my area. I can’t see how ramping up the charges is going to make that any better. Glad to see Ireland has remembered how to protest. Shame we couldn’t manage that during FFs reign. We might have less problems to deal with today. I suppose we can thank Alan Kelly and Phil Hogan for this newfound activism. Every cloud……;)

    1. MoyestWithExcitement

      If people could *also* start protesting greedy CEOs, as well as politicians, that’d be swell. It does my head in when you hear some people talking about “market forces” when it comes to extortionate prices/rates as if my mate’s landlord had no choice but to increase his rent by about 40% from the previous *12 month* lease.

        1. MoyestWithExcitement

          *woosh* It’s about the general culture of greed and how we excuse it in this country.

          1. dav

            Leave him be, he has to defend the rights of greedy ceo’s, like uncle tom arguing in favour of his masters

          2. MoyestWithExcitement

            I’ll never take your title of Broadsheet’s King Troll though, Rotide.

      1. Owen O'F

        Hang on, how is protesting against a minimum-50% price hike by privately-run utility companies (no cartel here, so sir) a bad thing? Can’t we have both?

        I also don’t think people participating in water charges protests would consider the jettisoning of either John Tierney or Jerry Grant into outer space a bad thing. Isn’t criticism of the CEO implicit when you’re protesting a specific company?

        1. MoyestWithExcitement

          “Hang on, how is protesting against a minimum-50% price hike by privately-run utility companies (no cartel here, so sir) a bad thing? Can’t we have both?”

          I never said it was a bad thing. I did say we could say we could have both. “If people could *also* start protesting greedy CEOs, *as well as politicians*, that’d be swell.”

          “Isn’t criticism of the CEO implicit when you’re protesting a specific company?”

          Implicit isn’t good enough.

      1. Wayne.F

        Do we operate at a surplus? Is our budget balanced? Does out tax take match our public expenditure, find out the answers to this and more with basic economics!

        1. MoyestWithExcitement

          Basic economics? Like people paying taxes for public services? Good man.

          1. Wayne.F

            Yeah a public that expects Nordic levels of social welfare and public service while paying have the tax! 2+2 = 4 4-10 means you either pay more or get less

          2. MoyestWithExcitement

            And all the pre-election polls were saying that people favoured public services *over* tax cuts. What are you basing your claim that these Irish citizens don’t want to pay for services on then?

        2. Charley

          There’s money to throw grants at golf clubs and theatres that nobody goes to, but they can’t figure out how to collect the bins?

      2. Charley

        Household charges? development charges? money paid for a service to be provided, if not give it back

    1. some old queen

      @ Wayne.F
      What do we want public services, when do we want to pay for them never

      It is not unreasonable that when people pay for a public service they have some level of accountability as to how their money is spent. A bunch of chancers hiding under the invisible cloak of privatisation should be brought to heel, otherwise the cost of paying for that service will continue to rise.

      Gettit now?

  2. rotide

    “What do we want?”:


    1. Charley

      Irish politicians on a whole are rubbish, lazy,ignorant, greedy little shytes who care for nothing or no one but themselves. Wanting to be a politician should automatically ban you from being one.

  3. topsy

    I have a good bin service from my “bin collectors”, however this new intended regime ( brought in by AK47 Kelly) is simply an attempt at price gouging by private companies. The same will eventually happen with water charges.

    1. some old queen

      Welcome to the world of ‘for profit’ provision of public services. It is the new religion and you are not allowed to ask common sense questions of it.

    1. Original Cynic

      They might even think of spending/wasting €40million+ on a postcode system that nobody uses!

      1. TheDude

        How about reactivating the evoting system. If you vote against our local and EU betters wishes the machine simply reboots and ask you to vote again until you get it right

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