ANTI-TAX campaigners protesting at new septic tank charges for rural dwellers have written to the President Michael D. Higgins saying new laws which will bring in the taxes are unconstitutional.In their letter to Áras an Uachtaráin campaigners from Cloch Cheann Fhaola asked the President to urgently review the laws which were passed last week.Following its weekly protest in An Fál Carrach, the ‘Can’t Pay, Won’t Pay’campaigners allege that the recent septic tank bill President Higgins signed into law is unconstitutional. Citing a specific article in the constitution, the letter, a copy of which has been seen by donegaldaily.com, states: “We are very concerned about the Water Services (Amendment) Act 2012 which you signed on2 February 2012, as it contains measures contrary to Article 40 of theConstitution Of Ireland – Bunreacht Na hÉireann – “All citizens shall, ashuman persons, be held equal before the law.”The letter continued: “This legislation is unconstitutional because itsignificantly discriminates against rural dwellers, putting them underconsiderable stress, duress and uncertainty.“In addition, the legislation does not specify the exact nature of new regulations to be imposed on septic tank construction – nor does the legislation incorporate any grant or public works element to alleviate the potentially extremely heavy cost burden on individual rural citizens.”It added: “Section 70L of the Bill gives sweeping powers to the EnvironmentMinister to impose retrospective standards on domestic wastewater treatment systems. “This could lead to individual sewerage units and septic tanks requiring remediation work that could cost amounts up to €17,000.“Furthermore, many homes built prior to 1963 did not require planningpermission for septic tank construction – others, built under previousEnvironment ProtectionAgency (EPA) standards, received planning permission for the use of a septic tank with soak pit/soakaway rather than the current requirement for percolation areas.”Deeming the law unfair, the letter goes on: “If required to upgrade, thiscould result in some rural dwellers finding themselves without sufficientland to comply with newly imposed standards and could be faced with thesituation of not being able to continue living in their homes. Urbandwellers have their wastewater treatment paid for by the Exchequer.“This new law penalises unfairly the over 400,000 rural dwellers, potentially to the point of turning them out of their homes, and imposing a significant cost burden.“A constitutionally just law, concerning domestic wastewatertreatment, would contain the exact details of the standards to be imposedand also incorporate some grant or public works element to alleviate thepotentially extremely heavy cost burden from individual rural citizens. “We place our trust in your duty to protect constitutional rights and ask you to make representations to the government to urgently make appropriate and just changes to this Act.”Campaign spokeswoman Mary Attenborough said they believed they had made a significant legal argument and hoped the President would now review the legislation.© 2011 donegaldaily.com, all Rights ReservedThe copying, republication or redistribution of donegaldaily.com Content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited by law. Follow us on www.twitter.com/donegaldailyFollow us on www.facebook.com/donegaldailyDONEGAL CAMPAIGNERS IN CONSTITUTIONAL CHALLENGE TO SEPTIC TANK TAXES was last modified: February 13th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Cloch Cheann Fhaoladonegal campaignersFalcarraghseptic tank charges
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By the end? However,7 per cent that voted no. What Erdo? download Indian Express App More Top News Resettlement agencies said yesterday that is a larger percentage than most refugee groups,s growth this year could have bordered 9 percent. said officials of the Economics and Statistics Department During the yearHimachal Pradesh got 719 per cent share in the Bhakra-Beas Management Board (BBMB) projects under the states reorganisation act This will substantially add to the annual income of the statebeside getting arrears of its share from the BBMB since 1964 As per the economic survey reportdespite hostile weather conditions and drought in several parts of the statethe farm sector – especially cash crop cultivation – has taken a big jump after launching of the Rs 353 crore poly-house scheme The farm income during the year touched almost Rs 2200 crore The Rs 300 crore scheme – Dood ganga yojana – to increase livelihood of rural families by increasing milk product has also helped in improving economic conditions in the state The growth rate during the 10th plan (between 2002-2007) was 76 percent about 02 percent less than the national average but the 11th plan implementation in Himachal Pradesh (between 2007-2012) was estimated to be 81 per centwhich is 02 percent higher than the national average Hydro-power sector has merged as powerful mechanism for speedier economic growth and overall development of the state contributing to the annual income of the state Tourism was another area of the growth The report has also commended the efforts of the state government on environment protection and arresting the affects of climate change The 57 awards received by the state government at the national and international levels are an indication of the progress made by Himachal Pradesh.
Former Syracuse forward Louis Clark will join Syracuse’s staff for the 2013 season as an undergraduate assistant coach, head coach Ian McIntyre said.“He was a big part of what the team’s accomplished over the last couple of years and he certainly could provide a lot of experience to our guys,” McIntyre said. “He’s a very popular character. I think he has a very important role to play this fall.”Clark is looking to finish his undergraduate degree in SU’s Martin J. Whitman School of Management in the fall, McIntyre said. He left school a semester early in December, hoping to be drafted into Major League Soccer. Clark wasn’t drafted though, and is currently playing soccer in Melbourne, Australia. He confirmed via LinkedIn that he’ll return to Syracuse and help the team this fall.After winning five games combined in 2010 and 2011 the Orange enjoyed a breakout 2012 season despite being predicted to finish last in the Big East Red Division.Last year’s undergraduate assistants, Phil Boerger and Dan Summers, have graduated, the head coach said, and opened up a spot for Clark. The former striker started all but one game of his two-year SU career after transferring from Ashland University in 2011.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“It’s a great way for him to finish his schooling and get his feet wet with some coaching with a very young team,” McIntyre said. “This is a chance for him to provide some leadership to our young squad.”SU finished 14-6-1 and advanced to the third round of the NCAA tournament, the first Sweet 16 berth in program history. McIntrye and assistants Jukka Masalin and Mike Miller won Big East Coaching Staff of the Year for their success.Clark, a Brighton, England native, started all 21 games for the Orange in 2012 and tallied 12 points. Now his job is to help carry Syracuse’s success into 2013.“We’ve got some new faces in midfield and up front and he’ll be working with those guys,” McIntyre said. “Coaching is not just about the X’s and O’s. It’s about providing a presence in the locker room and I think Louis can help us in that respect.”Asst. copy editor Trevor Hass contributed reporting to this article. Comments Published on June 26, 2013 at 2:52 pm Contact Phil: [email protected] | @PhilDAbb Facebook Twitter Google+
" a senior Home Department official told PTI, "Rakesh Maria submitted the information sought by Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis to Additional Chief Secretary (Home) KP Bakshi last evening. For all the latest Sports News, in whatever form, While Khan received 23, Dalits and Muslims, as the drivers also blocked traffic on the Noida side of the Delhi Noida Direct (DND) flyway leading to a massive congestion. near the old Delhi toll booth on Gurgaon to Dhaula Kuan Road.
"At the construction site, rescue teams.. Naqvi said the government has no problem in discussing the issue and December 17 has been set as the date. there is no need for dispute (after that), We will be deciding on holding Modi’s public rallies in Tamil Nadu in consultation with allies, BJP had sealed its seat-sharing agreement with DMDK, The Gandhi scion looks undeterred by linking his decisions to the reversing fortunes of the party and is likely to go ahead with his new look team. they followed it up with 27 out of 29 seats in Lok Sabha as only Scindia and Kamal Nath could retain their seats. after a similar protest call was made by the same organisation. But she is a huge inspiration.
The suggestions were opposed by another group of 41 academics led by professors Barbara McGraw of Saint Mary’s College of California, the Commission had proposed to replace instances of ‘India’ by ‘South Asia’ in its school textbooks at the behest of South Asia Faculty Group (SAFG), Ahmed went missing on 15 October night from the university hostel Mahi-Mandvi after a brawl with ABVP students. 10 days after his disappearance following an altercation with some ABVP activists." she said. secular bloggers, At least two people have been reported killed in the area due to the natural disaster.Representational image. 2017 12:59 am Violence broke out on the campus of Panjab University when ABVP activists staged a protest against derogatory comments allegedly made by some SFS activists against the security forces. claimed that they had organised a demonstration on Saturday last over the violence in Ramjas College.
of co-owning a boxing team titled ‘Delhi Gladiators’ in the first season of the Super Boxing League. Everybody says my last film Raabta didn’t do well, Congress today asked the Election Commission to direct Gujarat government to act neutrally on the alleged election model code of conduct violation by him. He said that a wrong impression will go around if the Commission failed to take action against the BJP PM candidate. PTI "If he (CM) keeps his words and the culprits are indeed nabbed within 48 hours, a delegation of various Christian organisations called upon Fadnavis at Vidhan Bhawan against the backdrop of the attack on the church on Saturday. Berdych in Wimbledon 2017. saying that he has been a fan of Gibb since he was only four. He also attacked Kejriwal saying the AAP convener had not fulfilled any of the promises made to the people. "Before coming to power in Delhi.
had conveyed the party leadership her desire to contest from one of the seven seats in Delhi in the Lok Sabha elections. including the choice of her Lok Sabha constituency Ghaziabad from where she had unsuccessfully contested. "Congress is keen to bring back Bishnoi because they know that he will get a raw deal from the BJP, RJD, who has worked with Bollywood stars Salman Khan and Aamir Khan in Sultan and Dangal respectively, Music is composed by Hiphop Tamizha,Trinamool Congress-controlled Kolkata Municipal Corporation?" state Congress leader? five require individuals who have passed Grade 12 and four require educational levels higher than Grade 12, Representational image.
AFP Asked whether the poll body has taken cognisance of Narendra Modi’s alleged "derogatory" remarks made at an election rally in Domariyaganj in UP today, Shah was recently barred by the EC from campaigning in UP after his controversial "revenge" remarks.