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#Household charge

# household-charge - Sunday 25 March, 2012

Awesome people and political corruption: The week in quotes Said And Done This post contains images

Awesome people and political corruption: The week in quotes

“I was honest with the Tribunal and I gave it truthful evidence and I reject completely any suggestion that I did otherwise.”

# household-charge - Saturday 24 March, 2012

The Daily Fix: Saturday

All the biggest news stories from the day, as well as any of the bits and pieces you may have missed.

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In pictures: Household charge protesters rally in campaign against payment

The 2,000-seater National Stadium wasn’t able to hold all of those who gathered for today’s protest.

Poll: Have you paid the household charge? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Have you paid the household charge?

There’s exactly one week to go before the deadline for paying the charge and the government insists there’ll be a last minute rush. So we’re asking – have you paid it?

Three anti-household charge TDs unhappy with national rally Exclusive

Three of the nine TDs involved in the campaign against the household charge have criticised the Socialist Party TDs for taking key speaking slots at today’s rally in Dublin.

# household-charge - Thursday 22 March, 2012

Higgins says Government delusional on a “Marie Antoinette scale”

Socialist Party leader says that the government are in denial over the household charge – and says that people are not going to pay.

# household-charge - Wednesday 21 March, 2012

The Daily Fix: Wednesday

Your essential news round-up, including the day’s biggest stories plus a few bits and pieces you may have missed along the way.

Postmasters 'mystified' that Household Charge cannot be paid at Post Office

The Department of the Environment has said it was not possible as a procurement process would have been needed, which would have delayed the forthcoming property tax.

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Nine things to know this morning…

Unite urges members not to pay household charge

The trade union has dismissed the charge as unfair and called on its members not to pay – all 60,000 of them.

# household-charge - Tuesday 20 March, 2012

Household charge: 286,000 register to pay as union urges boycott

The latest figures show that around 36,000 properties have registered to pay since last Thursday evening but that’s less than fifth of the number eventually expected to pay.

# household-charge - Monday 19 March, 2012

Government ministers' homes not exempt from household charge

An answer to a parliamentary question posed to Environment Minister Phil Hogan raised concerns that ministers’ homes are exempt from the household charge – but the government says this is not the case.

People using household charge "to express their anger", says Wallace

Independent TD Mick Wallace said today that people are showing their anger at the government through refusing to pay the household charge.

# household-charge - Sunday 18 March, 2012

The Daily Fix: Sunday

All the biggest news stories from the day, as well as the bits and pieces you may have missed along the way.

Govt may change data protection law to collect household charge - Hogan

The Minister for the Environment said that people who don’t pay “won’t get away with it”.

# household-charge - Saturday 17 March, 2012

Buses, oil and Facebook passwords: the week in statistics

Plus: An all-time record for Irish exports, and how many of the government’s 109 TDs were in the Dáíl on Wednesday night…

# household-charge - Friday 16 March, 2012

The 5 at 5: Friday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

Household Charge registrations pass 250,000 mark with two weeks to go Household Charge This post contains a poll

Household Charge registrations pass 250,000 mark with two weeks to go

As of yesterday evening, 251,458 properties had been registered – but that’s still less than a sixth of the liable households.

# household-charge - Wednesday 14 March, 2012

High Court gives leave for challenge to English-only household charge legislation

The challenge will be brought by Fianna Fáil councillor and Gaeilgeoir Thomas Brabazon.

# household-charge - Sunday 11 March, 2012

Poll: Should utility bills be used to ensure Household Charge is paid by all? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should utility bills be used to ensure Household Charge is paid by all?

In today’s poll we ask what you think of the Government plans to use certain means available to it to ensure everyone who is liable pays?

The 9 at 9: Sunday

Nine things to know this morning…

# household-charge - Saturday 3 March, 2012

Column: Ignore the conspiracy theories - the household charge must be paid

There is an increasing amount of gibberish masquerading as legal fact about things like the household charge, writes Fergal Crehan. It’s dangerous and it needs to end.

# household-charge - Thursday 1 March, 2012

TD calls for extension and flexibility on household charge

Earlier this week, Dept of the Environment figures showed that fewer than one in ten homes have registered to pay.

# household-charge - Wednesday 29 February, 2012

Fewer than one in ten homes have registered for Household Charge

Today is the deadline for signing up to a direct debit payment for the €100 charge.

# household-charge - Saturday 25 February, 2012

Protests against Household Charge to take place today

Nationwide protests against the Government’s proposed €100 Household Charge are to take place today, with the Campaign Against Household & Water Taxes urging householders to boycott the charge.

# household-charge - Saturday 18 February, 2012

Prime numbers: the week in stats

Greek MPs, Irish jobs, German cable ties, and all the other news from the week in handy numerical format…

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GALLERY: Single parents protest at 'discriminatory' Budget cuts

The SPARK (Single Parents Acting for the Rights of Kids) group took to the streets against cuts to allowances and schemes.

# household-charge - Friday 17 February, 2012

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The Daily Fix: Friday

In the Fix tonight: Eircom Studyhub hacked; unvouched expenses; and Chris O’Dowd v Miss Piggy…

The 5 at 5: Friday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

93 per cent of homes haven’t paid household charge yet

Figures provided by the Department of the Environment show that only one out of every 15 households has paid up so far.

SIPTU calls for suspension of 'unfair' household charge

The country’s largest trade union said that the €100 household charge penalises low and middle income families and called on the government to suspend it.

# household-charge - Wednesday 15 February, 2012

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Daily Fix: Wednesday

In today’s Fix: household charge campaign; health service ‘reduction’; and the best way to get onto a crowded bus…

In pictures: TDs take to the streets to urge boycott of household charge Household Charge This post contains images

In pictures: TDs take to the streets to urge boycott of household charge

Homeowners are expected to have arrangements in place to pay the €100 flat charge by next month.

# household-charge - Tuesday 7 February, 2012

Hundreds join County Galway campaign against household and septic charges

They gathered at a meeting organised by the No Household Tax group in Galway last night. The news comes after the Environment Minister said there is ‘no excuse’ to not pay the septic charge.

Hogan says there is 'no excuse' not to pay septic tank charge

The Environment Minister was speaking after he announced that the mandatory inspection fee for owners of septic tanks was reduced to €5 for the first three months.

# household-charge - Wednesday 1 February, 2012

The Daily Fix: Wednesday

In tonight’s Fix: Body discovered in Rudo Mawere case; computer-guided bullets; and Ray D’Arcy gets a new job…

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

Over 68,000 have now registered to pay the household charge

The goverment is hoping the interim tax can raise €160 million in revenue.

# household-charge - Tuesday 31 January, 2012

Property tax to replace household charge 'as soon as possible'

The Government hopes the new tax will bring in three times as much revenue as the €100 household charge.

# household-charge - Thursday 19 January, 2012

Column: Why the household charge is a ‘gateway tax’

Socialist TD Clare Daly is suggesting that it might be time to revive the Irish-coined concept of boycott instead of complying with the €100 household levy.