WORKER’S Party city councillor Ted Tynan has said that the adoption of the 2012 budget by Cork City Council “would further devastate services in the areas of housing maintenance, roads, footpaths, street lighting and a whole range of other tasks the council is responsible for”.
Cllr Tynan said that the three main establishment parties on the City Council, Fine Gael, Labour and Fianna Fáil “had acted with a single voice proving that the pact formed over 30 years ago is still active.”
He described the three parties as “Cork’s own Troika – ruthlessly cutting council services at the behest of the country’s new EU/IMF and ECB masters”.
“Despite their grandstanding in the Dáil on a weekly basis, there was no difference between the three main parties last night, they were a coalition for cutbacks, and true to form they also united to protect their lucrative perks in the form of conference expenses, the Lord Mayor’s totally inflated salary and other pet projects”, said the Workers’ Party councillor.
Cllr Tynan voted against the City Council budget in opposition to the new Household Charge which his party strongly opposes and against “under funding of key council services”.
He described the budget as “a charter for further job losses, privatisation and the neglect of citizens and their needs”.