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Darragh O'Brien of Fianna Fáil

Fianna Fáil’s O’Brien hits out at “drip-feed of information” over property tax

Fianna Fáil Seanad leader and finance spokesperson Darragh O’Brien has said the drip-feed of information on the valuation and collection of property taxes is adding to the distress of hard-pressed homeowners across the country. Senator O’Brien commented: “Has the Government learned nothing from its failure to communicate with the public during the household charge fiasco? [...]

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The mortgage arrears problem is continuing to rise, according to the latest Central Bank figures

Arrears problem cannot be ignored

It has been a decent year for property it is fair to say. Yes, there have been better but equally there have been worse. A new problem awaits in 2013 though and it has very little to do with property taxes or a lack of mortgage lending. Yes, they will have their own impact on [...]

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Brian Stanley TD

Water charges will be a “political disaster”, says Sinn Féin TD

Sinn Féin spokesperson on the environment, community and local government, Brian Stanley TD, has said that the government’s plans to install water meters will become “another political disaster”. Responding to reports that one third of households are unable to be installed with water meters, Deputy Stanley said: “This has sunk the argument that water metering [...]

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Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams

Adams hits out at water meter “stealth tax”

Sinn Féin president Gerry Adams has described “confusion” on the introduction of water charges as another “debacle” over a “stealth tax”. Speaking outside Leinster House today, the Louth TD said that ordinary people could not afford to fork out more on charges. He said Sinn Féin was against their introduction, adding struggling families could not [...]

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Household income stabilised last year

Household incomes stabilise

Household incomes stabilised last year after two successive years of significant changes, according to data published yesterday by the Central Statistics Office. According to preliminary figures, the total gross income of all households in the State combined stood at €89.8 billion in 2011, an increase of more than €600 million on 2011. When the taxes [...]

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