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Dublin - Event Notice
Monday April 02 2012
06:00 PM

Campaign Against the Household Tax Monday 2nd April: Picket at City Hall, Dame Street, 6pm

category dublin | bin tax / household tax / water tax | event notice author Sunday April 01, 2012 21:26author by pat c Report this post to the editors

Monday 2nd April: Picket at City Hall, Dame Street, 6pm. The City Council will be discussing a motion opposing the household charge.

Keep up the momentum behind the campaign there are sections of the media who would love a poor turn-out to knock us after the successful march to the FG conference. So turn up and spread the word.

As the March 31 deadline was reached less than half have paid, the government are now claiming that they don't know how many are actually eligible to pay!. This is not because of “confusion” about how to pay. People are deliberately refusing to register for and pay an unjust tax. About 10,000 Anti-Household-Charge protesters marched to the FG conference in Docklands to let the Blueshirts know what we think about their threats. The only people frightened were FG delegates as they saw the thousands who had come from all over Ireland to vent their anger.

Next make your way to City Hall, Dame Street, Dublin 2 at 6 pm on Monday 2nd April.

Everybody knows it starts at €100 and will rise to €1000+, everybody knows the Government are picking the people’s pockets to boost the bondholders’ bank accounts. Mass non-payment of the household tax will not just be a massive blow to an unjust tax it will also be a massive blow to the Government’s entire austerity drive.

Government desperation & threats

The Government are getting desperate. Threats to deduct money from wages, social welfare and bank accounts are a sign of this. They cannot do any of this without changing the law and then bringing people to court. And they cannot take a million people to court.

The household tax app lies to homeowners and your ESB bil l does not prove you own a property. Bringing ESB bills into the equation is another sign of Government desperation.

Huge numbers are not registering and not paying and if a large percentage hold firm the Government are in trouble on this issue. We can win.

author by Left Hookpublication date Mon Apr 02, 2012 17:32author address author phone Report this post to the editors

Has many people noticed the takeover of the airwaves, both tv, radio and the print news. They have seem to become mouth pieces for the government on this household tax.
What sort of state are we living in when the government can take these over and make us listen to our propaganda all because people oppose this tax.
If this happened in Iraq, Iran, Russia or Cuba their would be people in Ireland screaming their heads off,
They are very silent now.

Thank You

author by Tpublication date Tue Apr 03, 2012 13:25author address author phone Report this post to the editors

In a report at the link below, the environment minister Phil Hogan has been accused of monumental hypocrisy after it emerged that he owes 4,000 euro in service charges for his property in Portugal. Apparently it is a dispute over management fees.

But in the report a quote from Sinn Fein puts it very well:

Meanwhile, Sinn Fein's Micheal Mac Donncha said: "Minister Hogan is guilty of monumental hypocrisy. Today we learned that Minister Hogan refuses to pay management fees on his holiday home in Portugal and he asks 'Would you pay a charge if you were unhappy with service?'

"Yet he expects the Irish people to pay a regressive household charge to fill the banking black hole and while local government and other services continue to be cut.

"Many thousands of those on whom he has imposed the household charge also have to pay management fees, very often for services that are very badly provided or not provided at all.

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