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Protests against Household Charge to take place today

Nationwide protests against the Government’s proposed €100 Household Charge are to take place today, with the Campaign Against Household & Water Taxes urging householders to boycott the charge.

File: TDs (LtoR) front- Clare Daly, Joe Higgins, Seamus Healy, Joan Collins, Mick Wallace, Richard Boyd Barrett, Luke Flanagan and Thomas Pringle at the launch of www.nohouseholdtax.org
File: TDs (LtoR) front- Clare Daly, Joe Higgins, Seamus Healy, Joan Collins, Mick Wallace, Richard Boyd Barrett, Luke Flanagan and Thomas Pringle at the launch of www.nohouseholdtax.org
Image: Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland

NATIONWIDE PROTESTS AGAINST the Government’s proposed €100 Household Charge are to take place today.

The Government has said it hopes to raise €160 million in revenue for the State by applying the charge to homeowners –  but the plans have been met with considerable opposition.

At the beginning of this month fewer than 70,000 households had paid the charge - less than 5 per cent of those expected to do so.

The Campaign Against Household & Water Taxes (CAHWT) has urged homeowners not to pay the charge, and has directed citizens to their website to read details concerning times and locations of the protests.

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