Tag Archives: Seamus Healy

household charge

More than 30,000 have now registered for household charge

More than 30,000 properties have now been registered for the new household charge, since it came into force on January 1. The figures, released by the Department of the Environment, mean that more than €3 million has been raised from the controversial charge so far. News of the 30,000 subscriptions to the charge came as [...]

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Number of TDs opposing household charge rises to 18

The number of TDs boycotting the new household charge has now risen to 18. Sinn Féin’s Pearse Doherty has become the most high profile of the deputies opposing the new €100 charge, which comes into effect in January. The campaign against the new charge was originally kicked off by nine opposition TDs yesterday, who claimed [...]

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Some of the TDs opposing the household charge

Hogan hits out at “irresponsible” TDs opposing household charge

The 14 TDs threatening to boycott the €100 household charge would bring the Oireachtas “down a very dangerous road for our democracy,” Minister for the Environment Phil Hogan has warned. Hitting out at the group who are refusing to pay the charge, Mr Hogan described their actions as irresponsible and inappropriate. Socialist Party duo Clare [...]

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Luke 'Ming' Flanagan is one of nine TDs opposing the implementation of a household charge

Opponents of household charge ready to go to jail rather than pay

Nine Dáil deputies vehemently opposed to the introduction of the new €100 household charge insist they will go to jail rather than back down in their campaign against it. Socialist Party duo Clare Daly and Joe Higgins, as well as independents Joan Collins, Richard Boyd Barrett, Thomas Pringle, Mick Wallace, John Halligan, Seamus Healy and [...]

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