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#Levy

# levy - 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.

# levy - Tuesday 20 December, 2016

Green Party thinks taxing vacant sites could help tackle housing shortage

The proposal aims to “incentivise development and discourage land speculation”.

# levy - Thursday 24 March, 2016

Should businesses help to fund higher education? The TUI thinks so Cold Hard Cash This post contains a poll

Should businesses help to fund higher education? The TUI thinks so

The union said a 1% levy on profits could be used to remove the €3,000 student registration fee.

# levy - Monday 5 October, 2015

UK in 'chaos' over plastic bag levy. What's all the fuss about? We did that 13 years ago...

The year of Saipan and Nadine Coyle forgetting her age we began paying for our plastic bags.

# levy - Monday 20 October, 2014

Easy now - Farmers start breaking milk quotas before they're supposed to

The EU’s milk quota regime will end next March – but it seems farmers may have jumped the gun in anticipation of the change.

# levy - Tuesday 29 July, 2014

Customers in 'a no-win situation' with electricity levy PSO

Customers in 'a no-win situation' with electricity levy

The CER has announced an increase in the Public Service Obligation levy.

# levy - Friday 9 May, 2014

Pharmacists warn that €2.50 prescription levy is hitting patients hard

Medical card holders are being affected by the €2.50 charge per item, pharmacists say.

# levy - Sunday 6 April, 2014

Dublin city has 300 vacant sites despite needing over 37,000 housing units

Will Dublin City Council be liable for the undeveloped site levy? They’re not sure.

# levy - Tuesday 18 March, 2014

Insurance levy on the horizon to help pay for flood repairs

A spokesperson for Minister Hogan said he was “expressing his frustration” with the insurance industry when he spoke about the levy in a recent interview.

# levy - Tuesday 11 February, 2014

Government 'knew bank levy could be passed onto consumers'

Sinn Féin’s Pearse Doherty says that new figures from the Minister of Finance showed that the Central Bank has approved seven full applications for hikes in charges.

# levy - Saturday 1 February, 2014

Aaron McKenna: Why do the Irish courts not care about women?

Our courts seem to have affected an uncaring view towards violent and sexual crimes against women – allowing offenders to escape jail sentences by simply giving their victims a payoff. It is horrific and unacceptable.

# levy - Monday 2 December, 2013

Aviva health insurance to increase its premiums by 5.2%

The increases will be imposed from 1 January 2014, with Aviva stating the government’s recent decision on rates means the new bed charge is 10.8 times the old charge.

# levy - Sunday 18 August, 2013

Here's What Happened Today: Sunday

Everyone’s talking about the four Irish people detained in Cairo, arrests at Eminem’s Slane gig, and Clare getting through to the All Ireland hurling final.

# levy - Thursday 16 May, 2013

Poll: Would you support a smartphone tax to fund suicide prevention? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Would you support a smartphone tax to fund suicide prevention?

A Senator has suggested that a one to four per cent levy would raise major funds for these resources. Would you support it?

Senator: Tax the smartphone, and use the money for suicide prevention

Senator Catherine Noone said she will be bringing her idea – inspired by a recent development in France – to the Finance Minister.

# levy - Saturday 23 March, 2013

How the Cyprus bank closure is crippling business on the island

“We cannot buy, we cannot sell.”

# levy - Wednesday 20 March, 2013

Alcohol Forum chairman calls for levy on drinks industry

The National Alcohol Conference was told by Pat Harvey that Ireland’s drinking “is of epidemic proportions” and that parents should ask if their drinking impacts their family.

# levy - Tuesday 19 March, 2013

Cyprus to exempt small savers from deposit tax ahead of crucial vote

Accounts with balances under €20,000 will be exempted from a controversial levy if it is approved by MPs today.

# levy - Monday 18 March, 2013

Poll: Is Cyprus right to tax people's savings? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Is Cyprus right to tax people's savings?

Cyprus is trying to push ahead with the EU bailout deal which will see people’s savings taxed – but is this fair?

Cyprus postpones crucial vote on unpopular bailout until Tuesday

The president is trying to get parliamentarians to back the bailout deal that slaps a hugely unpopular levy on bank savings.

# levy - Thursday 22 November, 2012

How many Irish tax exiles have paid the 'rich tax' this year? Tax

How many Irish tax exiles have paid the 'rich tax' this year?

The tax was introduced in 2010 to target wealthy Irish exiles who earn more than €1 million a year and also have assets of over €5 million in Ireland.

# levy - Tuesday 23 October, 2012

10 EU states to bring in financial transaction tax legislation

Its estimated the tax could yield as much as €57 billion if introduced on a EU-wide basis but concerns remain in Ireland that its introduction could see jobs transferred abroad.

# levy - Saturday 18 August, 2012

Column: Should the rich give back their benefits? No – it’s the wrong question.

This idea is a cover for the Government’s ineptitude, writes Aaron McKenna. Have we forgotten the point of social welfare?

# levy - Monday 2 July, 2012

Poll: Have you paid the Household Charge? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Have you paid the Household Charge?

The first letters reminding householders to pay the charge have been sent out. Have you paid?

# levy - Saturday 31 March, 2012

POLL: Will you have paid the household charge by end of the day? Your Say This post contains a poll

POLL: Will you have paid the household charge by end of the day?

It’s the last day to pay the household charge of €100. If you are one of those told they must pay it, will you have done so by the end of today?

# levy - Tuesday 31 January, 2012

Plastic bag levy on way to Northern Ireland

A similar – but more expensive – levy has been in place in the Republic of Ireland since 2002.

# levy - 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.

Independent radio stations praise calls for 'broadcasting charge'

The Independent Broadcasters of Ireland wants the new revenue to be split among other broadcasters, not just RTÉ.

Poll: Should a broadcasting charge replace the TV licence? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should a broadcasting charge replace the TV licence?

A new household-based charge is being proposed by Government to address TV licence evasion and the use of online television viewing. What do you think, is it a good idea?

# levy - Tuesday 13 December, 2011

Calls for clarification as Dunnes Stores loses plastic bag levy case

The supermarket chain today lost its court battle to overturn a tax assessment for €36.4 million.

# levy - Friday 28 October, 2011

Wealth tax could raise €500million for State, say unions

The Irish Congress of Trade Unions has also proposed a minimum levy on high earners in its pre-Budget submission.

# levy - Wednesday 11 May, 2011

Noonan defends pension levy in face of 'hysterical' criticism

The Finance Minister has said the government’s introduction of a levy on private pension funds will help to restart the economy – and accused the pensions industry of acting in a “quasi-hysterical” manner.

# levy - Wednesday 30 March, 2011

Ryanair puts €2 levy on all passengers from Monday

Airline says passengers will have to pay for costs of compensation the company is legally obliged to pay under EU law in case of flight cancellations and delays.

# levy - Monday 11 October, 2010

Commuters given temporary reprieve on parking levy

Enjoy it while it lasts – €200 levy is due to be introduced in January.