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#Levy

# levy - Wednesday 6 November, 2019

Coffee cups to be hit with levy of up to 25 cent under new plastic crackdown plans
# Recycling
# Recycling

Coffee cups to be hit with levy of up to 25 cent under new plastic crackdown plans

Updated Nov 6th 2019, 9:02 AM 28,151 Views 130 Comments

A levy on fast-food takeaway containers is also on the way.

Money from drivers paying 2c levy on petrol will soon be used for government climate action plans
# OIL PRICE
# OIL PRICE

Money from drivers paying 2c levy on petrol will soon be used for government climate action plans

Nov 6th 2019, 7:00 AM 11,018 Views 49 Comments

The levy has been paid on petrol, oil and diesel since 1996.

# levy - Friday 11 October, 2019

'They're taking 2c off us that they don't need': Drivers paying levy on petrol that is no longer needed, committee hears
# Petrol
# Petrol

'They're taking 2c off us that they don't need': Drivers paying levy on petrol that is no longer needed, committee hears

Oct 11th 2019, 6:10 AM 34,791 Views 42 Comments

The levy has been paid on petrol, oil and diesel since 1996.

# levy - Tuesday 1 August, 2017

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

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

Aug 1st 2017, 7:00 AM 15,193 Views 119 Comments

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
# Carrot And Stick
# Carrot And Stick

Green Party thinks taxing vacant sites could help tackle housing shortage

Dec 20th 2016, 6:30 AM 8,692 Views 59 Comments

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
# Cold Hard Cash

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

Mar 24th 2016, 6:51 PM 11,068 Views 27 Comments

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...
# Pay Up
# Pay Up

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

Oct 5th 2015, 8:00 PM 36,313 Views 77 Comments

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
# Milking It
# Milking It

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

Oct 20th 2014, 6:09 PM 12,056 Views 19 Comments

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
# PSO

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

Jul 29th 2014, 8:42 AM 14,373 Views 62 Comments

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
# Drugs
# Drugs

Pharmacists warn that €2.50 prescription levy is hitting patients hard

May 9th 2014, 7:45 AM 11,483 Views 123 Comments

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
# Lying Idle
# Lying Idle

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

Apr 6th 2014, 6:30 PM 12,952 Views 33 Comments

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
# Premiums
# Premiums

Insurance levy on the horizon to help pay for flood repairs

Mar 18th 2014, 5:08 PM 10,454 Views 87 Comments

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'
# New Info
# New Info

Government 'knew bank levy could be passed onto consumers'

Feb 11th 2014, 2:18 PM 9,080 Views 80 Comments

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?
# Payoff
# Payoff

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

Feb 1st 2014, 8:00 AM 661 Views 100 Comments

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%
# Health
# Health

Aviva health insurance to increase its premiums by 5.2%

Dec 2nd 2013, 2:13 PM 6,438 Views 43 Comments

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
# News Fix
# News Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Sunday

Aug 18th 2013, 8:00 PM 6,490 Views 4 Comments

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
# Your Say

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

May 16th 2013, 9:57 AM 15,783 Views 169 Comments

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
# Smartphone
# Smartphone

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

May 16th 2013, 7:10 AM 11,266 Views 135 Comments

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
# On The Brink
# On The Brink

How the Cyprus bank closure is crippling business on the island

Mar 23rd 2013, 8:15 AM 7,029 Views 56 Comments

“We cannot buy, we cannot sell.”

# levy - Wednesday 20 March, 2013

Alcohol Forum chairman calls for levy on drinks industry
# Alcohol
# Alcohol

Alcohol Forum chairman calls for levy on drinks industry

Mar 20th 2013, 6:30 AM 4,959 Views 48 Comments

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
# Debt Crisis
# Debt Crisis

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

Mar 19th 2013, 11:23 AM 8,186 Views 53 Comments

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
# Your Say

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

Mar 18th 2013, 11:18 AM 16,058 Views 191 Comments

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
# Controversial
# Controversial

Cyprus postpones crucial vote on unpopular bailout until Tuesday

Mar 18th 2013, 10:25 AM 6,061 Views 62 Comments

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
# Tax

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

Nov 22nd 2012, 4:12 PM 10,461 Views 31 Comments

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
# Transaction Tax
# Transaction Tax

10 EU states to bring in financial transaction tax legislation

Oct 23rd 2012, 6:30 PM 4,805 Views 13 Comments

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.
# Opinion
# Opinion

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

Aug 18th 2012, 7:45 AM 20 Views 60 Comments

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
# Your Say

Poll: Have you paid the Household Charge?

Jul 2nd 2012, 9:43 AM 9,119 Views 126 Comments

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
# Your Say

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

Mar 31st 2012, 8:45 AM 11,705 Views 164 Comments

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
# Environment
# Environment

Plastic bag levy on way to Northern Ireland

Jan 31st 2012, 9:03 AM 1,328 Views 19 Comments

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’
# Opinion
# Opinion

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

Jan 19th 2012, 6:30 PM 42 Views 80 Comments

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'
# Broadcasting
# Broadcasting

Independent radio stations praise calls for 'broadcasting charge'

Jan 19th 2012, 5:30 PM 3,691 Views 26 Comments

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
# Your Say

Poll: Should a broadcasting charge replace the TV licence?

Jan 19th 2012, 9:30 AM 8,100 Views 200 Comments

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
# Plastic Bags
# Plastic Bags

Calls for clarification as Dunnes Stores loses plastic bag levy case

Dec 13th 2011, 4:56 PM 7,273 Views 0 Comments

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
# Wealth Tax
# Wealth Tax

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

Oct 28th 2011, 11:31 AM 944 Views 20 Comments

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
# Hysterical
# Hysterical

Noonan defends pension levy in face of 'hysterical' criticism

May 11th 2011, 9:43 AM 989 Views 0 Comments

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
# Ryanair Levy
# Ryanair Levy

Ryanair puts €2 levy on all passengers from Monday

Mar 30th 2011, 4:15 PM 1,475 Views 0 Comments

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
# Levy
# Levy

Commuters given temporary reprieve on parking levy

Oct 11th 2010, 2:56 PM 361 Views 0 Comments

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