Council Letters About Sky Dishes

Cllr  Martin Browne
Sinn Fein Councilor Martin Browne is calling for the Town council to withdraw letters which went out this week to residents around the town, requesting the removal of sky dishes from the front of houses.

Sinn Fein Councilor Martin Browne is calling for the Town council to withdraw letters which went out this week to residents around the town, requesting the removal of sky dishes from the front of houses.

Sinn Fein Councilor Martin Browne is calling for the Town council to withdraw letters which went out this week to residents around the town, requesting the removal of sky dishes from the front of houses.

Cllr Browne is asking for common sense to prevail in this situation, and is asking the council to take into account that people are under severe pressure with paying everyday bills and trying to keep their heads above water and that this request is just petty and unecessary.

He wonders why in these times, such pressure is being put on people and wants to know what can be gained by removing them from the front wall and placing them on the chimneys of peoples houses. Cllr. Browne also wants to know did they consider that this could cost home owners up to €100 charge from Sky.

The perception is that, because a dish is up on peoples front walls is that they have Sky channels, this he claims is not the case and in a lot of these situations families are receiving just the free channels which can be picked up through the dish. This Cllr Browne is putting untold stress on home owners who in some cases have these dishes up for over ten years and are now wondering why they are been asked to remove them.

Cllr Browne intends to raise this issue through a motion at the next council meeting, and if the council continue to pursue this issue he is asking that they cover the cost of the work to be undertaken.