Thursday 29 September 2016

Renua pledge to restore town councils

Published 19/01/2016 | 02:30

Renua Senator Paul Bradford Photo: Tom Burke
Renua Senator Paul Bradford Photo: Tom Burke

Renua Ireland Senator Paul Bradford has said restoring town councils is a red line issue for his party ahead of the upcoming general election.

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The sentor, elected from the agricultural panel, criticised the move to axe the local authorities in a statement yesterday calling it one of the "most regressive measures of the last coalition."

"This may seem a minor issue in Dublin. But in rural Ireland it is a matter real matter of importance and source of genuine anger," Mr Bradford said.

"Returning power and control to local communities over their lives is a red line principle for Renua Ireland."

Irish Independent

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