Tag Archives: householders


Irish Water to request customers’ PPS numbers

Details have emerged of some of the personal information that Irish Water will request from householders. An “allowances application form” will be sent out from September, in advance of the charges beginning the following month. The four-page document requests a range of personal information from the name and address, to the PPS number of the [...]

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Most people cannot recall what they paid for their homes

Most people cannot remember the actual price they paid for their house

Most people cannot remember the actual price they paid for their house, according to a new survey from the Central Bank. The research found that people tend to recall paying a lower price, while it also revealed that the value of their homes had not fallen as much as they thought. Housing valuations tend to [...]

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Householders warned about ‘fishing’ burglaries

Householders have been warned about a crime craze of “fishing” burglars who use long rods to steal car and home keys through letterboxes. Latest figures released by garda analysts reveal around four burglaries every week now involve the use of adapted fishing rods or long bamboo canes to snag keys left on hallway tables. Hooks [...]

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Revenue Commissioners chairman Josephine Feehily

Revenue Commissioners to “go after” those who failed to pay household charge from April

The Revenue Commissioners has warned that it will “go after” the 400,000 to 500,000 people who have not yet paid the €200 household charge from the beginning of April. A €100 charge was introduced as an interim measure ahead of the Local Property Tax (LPT) coming into force last year and it doubled for those [...]

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Enda Kenny

Exemptions to be made to property tax

The Taoiseach has confirmed the Government will allow for some hard-pressed householders not to pay the property tax. Those who bought homes that are affected by pyrite, properties owned by charities and those who are permanently incapacitated will not have to pay the tax when it is introduced in July The Coalition is also allowing [...]

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The property tax is expected to cost the average household €315

Average property tax estimated at €315

Latest estimates are putting the average property tax facing householders next year at around €315. According to newspaper reports this morning, the payment will range between €200 and €400 for most people, depending on the value of their property. Michael Noonan will be finalising details of the property tax in the coming days, but according [...]

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Householders could be liable for leaking pipes

Householders could have to pay for leaking or damaged water pipes found on their property by the new utility company that the Government is set to establish next year, an Oireachtas committee heard recently. John Mullins, chief executive of Bord Gáis, which has taken responsibility for setting up Irish Water, said yesterday that once supplies [...]

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The LGMA has admitted that thousands have received household charge warning letters in error

Thousands receive household charge warning letters in error

Thousands of householders who have paid the household charge have received warning letters on non-payment in error. The chief executive of the Local Government Management Agency urged people who have received such letters to make contact with the agency. Speaking on RTÉ’s Morning Ireland, Paul McSweeney said if householders do not notify the agency, they [...]

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Revenue to chase down household charge

The Revenue Commissioners are set to be given new powers to chase down the 600,000 homeowners who have yet to pay the household charge. Among the measures they will potentially use to get people to pay will be to deny householders tax clearance certificates. Penalties for failing to pay the new property tax will also [...]

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Deputy Joe Higgins

Higgins defends use of expenses to campaign against household charge

Socialist Party TD Joe Higgins is defending the use of a Dáil travel allowance to fund his role in the anti-household charge campaign. Deputy Higgins said it is entirely justifiable for TDs to use their expenses to travel the country campaigning against the tax. “I believe that the allowance that is facilitated to me as [...]

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