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#levies

# levies - Wednesday 9 August, 2017

'A blight on the countryside': Minister pledges money to clean up thousands of tyres dumped around Ireland

Latest estimates from local authorities suggest there are more than 750,000 tyres dumped around the country.

# levies - Tuesday 1 August, 2017

Johnny Healy Rae: 'Kerry farmers work for €2 to €3 an hour with no pension scheme or social welfare'

I own a small farm at the bottom of Mangerton Mountain. It’s far from the land in the Curragh but I wouldn’t give it away for all the gold in China, writes Johnny Healy Rae.

# levies - Thursday 7 May, 2015

If the banks continue to 'gouge' mortgage-holders, maybe it's time to gouge them back...

AIB aside, Ireland’s main banks have refused to drop their rates despite record numbers of mortgages being in trouble.

# levies - Monday 8 September, 2014

What do people think of Leo's big plan to tackle health insurance?

The recently-installed health minister wants companies to freeze their prices. But can his big idea work? Here’s what people think of it…

# levies - Tuesday 19 August, 2014

Developers owe local councils over €570 million

Development levies are used to offset the cost of developments to the public.

# levies - Thursday 24 April, 2014

Poll: Should people living in areas with more businesses pay less property tax? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should people living in areas with more businesses pay less property tax?

Reports today suggest that Fine Gael could be committing to this as part of their local elections manifesto.

# levies - Wednesday 11 December, 2013

Column: Our fragile health insurance market faces collapse if age groups aren’t balanced

Clearly insurers are not building a mixed age profile of customers under their own steam, writes Patricia Conboy, who says those that don’t should be penalised.

# levies - Saturday 12 October, 2013

Budget 2014: What could be this year's Wine Tax Factor?

Yes, the distracting levies that put the WTF in the Budget announcement.

# levies - Wednesday 18 January, 2012

Varadkar says no new tolls on Irish roads

The Transport Minister has said that proposals to impose new tolls on roads in Ireland have been scrapped.

# levies - Tuesday 10 January, 2012

Column: I don't have political leanings - but neither, it seems, has Labour

This week, former trader Nick Leeson explains how he left London believing all UK political parties were the same – and how it looks like Ireland’s Labour party is also losing its Robin Hood status.