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# Public libraries
There's a familiar, spellbinding book atop the list of most borrowed from Irish libraries last year
Children’s books dominate the top 20 list released today by the Local Government Management Agency.
# negotiate
Caught for the second home tax? This information could save you €3,000
Those in dire straits may be able to negotiate with local councils by Friday – but after that the penalties jump massively.
# INspections
Windows in rented accommodation are not inspected for safety
The Dublin City Coroner has called for mandatory safety catches, but local authorities don’t inspect windows, it has been revealed.
# Household charge
Are you one in four people who have yet to pay your household charge?
The charge can still be paid up until 30 June 2013.
# septic tanks
Almost a quarter of homes fail to register septic tank by deadline
76.6 per cent of homes had registered their tank by this morning – with 113,957 homes risking a €5,000 fine.
# septic tanks
Septic tank registrations so far: how does your county rate?
Kerry county has the highest registration rate – but Dublin city residents have a lot of ground to make up.
# Deadline
Deadline looms as one third of waste water treatment systems remain unregistered
Those who don’t register by this Friday could face a fine of up to €5,000.
# Encyclopaedia Britannica
Govt departments doubling up for online encyclopaedia fees
Both the Department of Education and the Department of the Environment are currently paying for access to Encyclopaedia Britannica Online.
# Household charge
Late payment penalties for household charge going up by €11 next Monday
Property owners who have not yet paid the household charge face increased penalties from Monday.
# septic tanks
Septic tank registrations pass one-in-four mark before €5 deadline
Over 20,000 homes which are eligible for mandatory inspections have signed up in the last few days, but overall interest remains low.
# Your Say
Poll: Have you paid the household charge?
New figures show that 61 per cent of households have now paid the charge. Have you?
# Household charge
Householders ‘continuing to pay charge in significant numbers’, says agency head
LGMA chief executive Paul McSweeney says the household charge is essential, as payments top the €100 million mark.
# Household charge
Household charge: Second batch of reminder letters set to be issued
The agency responsible for collecting the charge says it’s matching its records with those of other state agencies.
# taxman
Revenue to collect new property tax
The taxman, and not the LGMA, will be responsible for ensuring full compliance with the tax.
# Household charge
Second round of Household Charge warning letters to be sent in early August
A third letter warning of court action over non-payment of charge by liable households is due to be sent out in September.
# 986676
Council managers share 'disappointment' with Household Charge payments after budget cuts
The County and City Managers’ Association speaks out after Phil Hogan writes to them confirming cuts to their funding.
# Household charge
Over 1,800 complaints over household charge letters received in error
So far, 35,750 letters have been issued by local authorities.
# Household charge
First Household Charge reminder letters sent out
Just over 957,700 properties have registered to pay the Household Charge since its introduction on 1 January.
# Household charge
Dáil to vote on Bill to repeal Household Charge
Meanwhile, the LGMA has started the process of analysing data to identify those who have not yet paid.
# Household charge
945 household charge payments returned - because they didn't include €13 late fee
Phil Hogan has confirmed that almost a thousand payments have been rejected because they didn’t include penalties.
# Household charge
Over €90k in household charge fees collected from THREE people
Three landlords, who own at least 300 properties, have paid – in full – for the household charges they are liable for.
# Household charge
Hogan rules out extension to household charge registrations
“Everybody knew what the deadline was,” says the environment minister.
# Household charge
Less than a million properties registered for household charge
Nearly a month after the deadline for the €100 tax, the government is still some way off its target of raising €160 million to fund local authorities.
# Household charge
Household charge registrations creep over 900,000 barrier
Around 10,000 new households have been accounted for in the last three days – still only just over half the population.
# Household charge
Estimated 890,000 have paid the household charge
The official deadline passed on 31 March but several thousand property owners have paid the €100 charge over the past ten days.
# Household charge
Several thousand a day paying the household charge
The final deadline was at midnight last Saturday when an estimated 800,000 people had paid – but how many people have paid the charge now?
# Daily Fix
The Daily Fix: Sunday
Our nightly round-up of the day’s main news, and the bits-and-pieces you might have missed…
# Household charge
Dublin councillors to debate motion on abolition of Household Charge
The motion is being tabled by Sinn Féin, whose councillors have accused Phil Hogan of showing “monumental hypocrisy”.
# Household charge
Over 805,000 out of 1.6m register for household charge before deadline
Just over half of those expected to pay the €100 tax did so before last night’s deadline.
# Household charge
Hogan thanks 798,957 Household Charge registrants for ‘genuine patriotism’
The environment minister says the charge is a “legacy left behind” and wouldn’t be pursued if an alternative had been found.
# Household charge
GALLERY: 5,000 attend anti-Household Charge demo in Dublin
Thousands gathered outside the National Convention Centre, where Fine Gael’s Ard-Fheis is taking place this weekend.
# Household charge
Nearly 60,000 have paid household charge in past 24 hours
The Local Government Management Agency now estimates that just under 640,000 properties have registered or paid the controversial €100 tax.
# Household charge
'Still a million forms out there' as household charge deadline approaches
The chief executive of the Local Government Management Agency said that around 550,000 households have now paid or registered for the €100 tax.
# 3 days to go
More than one million have not yet paid the household charge
Just over 31,000 payments were made in the past day – a slight decrease on the previous 24 hours.
# Household charge
Hayes says 'no difficulty paying household charge' as over 363k register
The Minister of State admitted the government needed to “learn lessons” from the handling of the controversial €100 tax.
# Household charge
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.