THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE have gathered at the National Stadium in Dublin for today’s national rally to protest the household charge payment introduced in the last Budget.
The flat-rate €100 charge has been described by the government as a first step towards the introduction of a property tax.
Nine TDs are backing the campaign calling for a boycott of the payment which is due by the end of this month. However, TheJournal.ie learned today that three of those TDs were unhappy about the Socialist Party being given “key” speaking slots at today’s rally.
The 2,000-seat venue was packed to capacity and a crowd of people who were unable to get into the stadium gathered outside: