Sinn Fein activists call on Dublin City Council to answer question on personal information passed to Greyhound Waste Services

Dessie Ellis TD and Local Representative Noeleen Reilly have called Dublin City Council to clarify exactly what customer details it has provided to Greyhound following the Office of the Data Protection Commission announcement that it is investigating the Council.

Deputy Ellis said:

“Sinn Féin consistently opposed the privatisation of Dublin City Council’s waste collection service and many of our reasons for doing so have come to pass.

My constituency office has been inundated with calls from very angry residents whose bins were not collected and who were also alarmed to hear that Dublin city council had passed on their details without permission.

Local Sinn Féin representative Noeleen Reilly further added “Increased charges are on the horizon, the waiver scheme is in jeopardy, the company’s payment method is causing a problem and, to rub salt into the wounds, it appears the Council management may have provided information about debts owed to Greyhound Recycling and Recovery.

“Dublin City Council management need to publically clarify, as a matter of urgency, exactly what customer details it has provided to Greyhound about its 140,000 customers and, if debt information was provided, the Data Commissioner must ensure that Greyhound does not add this information to its customer database.”

No Pain, No Gain – Greyhound Recycling

Greyhound recycling has given Dublin City Council residents just four weeks to pay a €100 bin charge forced on them. Struggling families will be told next week to either pay up by 15th February or face non collection of your bins. This is in contrast to Dublin City Council whereby homeowners paid €25 a quarter.

Ballymun Sinn Féin Local Representative Noeleen Reilly has slammed Dublin City Council for leaving residents at the mercy of Greyhound Recycling. She further added ‘January is typically a tight month for families and this is just another example of pressure being put on hard working people With the Household Charge of €100 also now due the early part of 2012 looks like it will be very costly for home owners.

Dumping is already a problem in Ballymun and surrounding areas; it will become a massive issue when these draconian charges are imposed on top of all the other regressive charges that this anti-worker FG/Labour government is using to bail out greedy incompetent bankers.