FF septic tank information meetings continue this week

Fianna Fáil is stepping up its information campaign on septic tank registration this week with a series of information meetings across Co Donegal.


According to Donegal Seantor Brian Ó Domhnaill, there is still a lot of confusion about the impact of the Government’s new septic tank legislation and the aim of the meetings is to answer the questions of septic tank owners.


“The Government has failed completely to provide the proper information about the septic tank registration process, the grant aid available and the inspection standards that will apply.  I have spoken to many septic tank owners here who are still confused about what this all means for them.  That is why Fianna Fáil has stepped in to provide people with the information they need as the deadline for registration approaches,” said Senator Ó Domhnaill.


Meetings were held in Glenties, Donegal Town and Falcarragh over the weekend, and were addressed by Senator Brian Ó Domhnaill, Councillor Paul Canning (Architect and Qualified Site Assessor) and Local Councillors David Alcorn and Seamus Ó Domhnaill.


“Fianna Fáil has appealed to the Environment Minister Phil Hogan to extend the deadline for septic tank registration to April, to give rural dwellers a proper chance to have their questions answered and scrutinise the inspection standards which have not yet been published.  Unfortunately Minister Hogan is pushing ahead with his February 1st deadline without communicating properly with septic tank owners.  This is deeply disappointing.  Through the , and Fianna Fáil is endeavouring to answer the questions that the Government has so far failed to answer,” said Senator Ó Domhnaill.


Cllr Paul Canning added, “We want to provide local homeowners with the information they need about these new laws and to assist them with the registration process. It is unacceptable that the Government has failed to do this while imposing a deadline of February 1st in order to avail of grant aid of up to €4,000 and escape huge fines put in place by the Environment Minister.”


Cllr Canning, who is providing a very detailed information presentation at each meeting, continued, “Everyone is very welcome to attend these meetings. Many householders are rightly worried about this new law which was rammed through the Dáil by Fine Gael and Labour. We hope these meetings will help inform people of the implications attached to the Septic Tank Legislation ahead of the pending deadline.”




Note to Editors


The meetings and venues/dates are as follows:


  • Monday 21st January– Castlefin, McBride’s Bar 8pm
  • 23rd January            – Fanad Area 8pm
  • 24th January – Burt Area 8pm
  • 25th January  – Malin Area 8pm
  • 27th January  – Buncrana Area 8pm
  • 28th January – Moville/Redcastle Area 8pm
  • 29th January  – Letterkenny Area 8pm

For further information on the meetings contact Cllr Canning on 086 3839004


Posted: Jan 21, 2013     |     Categories: Uncategorized