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# Levy

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# concrete levy
'A major shock': Cost of building new homes to go up by as much as €3k due to concrete levy
TDs expressed concern over the concrete block levy at their respective party meetings this evening.
# student levy
Maynooth University terminates new student union centre despite yearly €150 student levy
Students had been paying €150 a year for the new centre since 2015.
# mica
10% levy on concrete blocks to help fund mica and pyrite redress schemes
The levy is expected to raise €80 million anually and it will be applied from 3 April 2023 at a rate of 10%.
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# Mica redress
Tax or levy to pay for new Mica redress scheme under consideration by government
It is believed that a cap of approximately €400,000 per home will ultimately be agreed upon.
# recycling
Coffee cups to be hit with levy of up to 25 cent under new plastic crackdown plans
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
The levy has been paid on petrol, oil and diesel since 1996.
# Petrol
'They're taking 2c off us that they don't need': Drivers paying levy on petrol that is no longer needed, committee hears
The levy has been paid on petrol, oil and diesel since 1996.
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.
# carrot and stick
Green Party thinks taxing vacant sites could help tackle housing shortage
The proposal aims to “incentivise development and discourage land speculation”.
# cold hard cash
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.
# Pay Up
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.
# Milking it
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.
Customers in 'a no-win situation' with electricity levy
The CER has announced an increase in the Public Service Obligation levy.
# Drugs
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.
# lying idle
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.
# premiums
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.
# new info
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.
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.
# Health
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.
# News Fix
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.
# Your Say
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?
# smartphone
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.
# On the brink
How the Cyprus bank closure is crippling business on the island
“We cannot buy, we cannot sell.”
# Alcohol
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.
# Debt Crisis
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.
# Your Say
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?
# Controversial
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.
# 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.
# Transaction Tax
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.
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?
# Your Say
Poll: Have you paid the Household Charge?
The first letters reminding householders to pay the charge have been sent out. Have you paid?
# Your Say
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?
# Environment
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.
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.
# Broadcasting
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.
# Plastic Bags
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.
# Wealth tax
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.
# hysterical
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.
# ryanair levy
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.