Government Wins FF Support To Set Up Waste Charges Watchdog

Consumer Protection Authority will decide whether waste regulator is needed

Government Wins FF Support To Set Up Waste Charges Watchdog

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The government's struck a deal with Fianna Fáil to ward off an embarrassing Dáil defeat on bin charges.

It's won Fianna Fáil support for its plan to set up a waste charges watchdog, within the current Department of Communications.

The Competition and Consumer Protection Authority will also be asked to examine whether a full regulator is needed for the sector.

Fianna Fáil's Timmy Dooley says it's clear that without a regulator, the problem falls to the government - who won't do anything: