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#Household charge

# household-charge - Thursday 19 July, 2012

The 5 at 5: Thursday

5 stories, 5 minutes, 5 o’clock…

Council managers share 'disappointment' with Household Charge payments after budget cuts

The County and City Managers’ Association speaks out after Phil Hogan writes to them confirming cuts to their funding.

# household-charge - Monday 16 July, 2012

Household charge collections still €63m off target

Around 39 per cent of the estimated 1.6 million households in the country have not yet registered to pay the charge.

# household-charge - Saturday 7 July, 2012

Over 1,800 complaints over household charge letters received in error

So far, 35,750 letters have been issued by local authorities.

# household-charge - Wednesday 4 July, 2012

Joe Higgins to seek legal advice over travel expenses

Authorities in the Houses of the Oireachtas have already said that they too are talking to lawyers over whether TDs can use travel expenses to attend meetings.

# household-charge - Tuesday 3 July, 2012

Oireachtas to seek legal advice over TDs using travel expenses

A statement said the Oireachtas “had never envisaged” that TDs would use the allowance for travelling to meetings about the household charge.

Higgins slams 'manufactured controversy' over use of TDs expenses

Independent TD Thomas Pringle said that he did not use expenses to travel around the country to urge people to boycott the household charge as other independent deputies have done.

# household-charge - Monday 2 July, 2012

The Evening Fix: Monday

Things we learned, loved and shared today.

THE HOUSEHOLD CHARGE Bureau has confirmed that it is operating as normal despite a fire at the premises on Friday. A spokesperson told that a small, isolated electrical fire broke out in a printing room at the offices on Dublin’s Ormond Quay and the building was evacuated. The fire was extinguished and damage was limited to the printer and some stationery in the printing room.

'Absolutely justifiable' to use allowances for boycott campaign - Higgins

The Socialist Party TD Joe Higgins has said it is okay that deputies use their travel allowances for the purposes of travelling the country urging people to boycott the household charge.

Poll: Have you paid the Household Charge? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Have you paid the Household Charge?

The first letters reminding householders to pay the charge have been sent out. Have you paid?

# household-charge - Sunday 1 July, 2012

The Evening Fix: Sunday

Things we learned, loved and shared today.

First Household Charge reminder letters sent out

Just over 957,700 properties have registered to pay the Household Charge since its introduction on 1 January.

# household-charge - Saturday 30 June, 2012

From The Daily Edge Here is the week's news... skewed Not The News

Here is the week's news... skewed

BREAKING via The Mire wire: The Government stands up to itself over the Croke Park Agreement; household charge to be used for floods; and new e-voting machines on the way…

# household-charge - Wednesday 20 June, 2012

Dáil votes down Bill to repeal Household Charge

Sinn Féin introduced the Bill yesterday and wanted to see the charge ‘consigned to the rubbish bin’. It was voted down this evening.

# household-charge - Tuesday 19 June, 2012

Government tells Sinn Féin to be a 'true Opposition'

Fergus O’Dowd told Sinn Féin to encourage its supporters to pay the charge to avoid further financial difficulties.

Boyd-Barrett ‘should be ashamed of himself’ over Household Charge boycott, insists Kenny

The Taoiseach can only barely hold back after Richard Boyd-Barrett uses Dáil time to promote an anti-household charge protest.

Bill to repeal household charge to be debated in the Dáil tonight

The bill is being proposed by Sinn Féin but will almost certainly be defeated by the government when it goes to a vote tomorrow.

# household-charge - Monday 18 June, 2012

Keaveney concerned about proposals to collect property tax via PAYE

The Labour party chairman has raised concerns over suggestions that the new tax could be deducted directly from PAYE workers’ pay packets – saying these type of workers are unlikely to own multiple properties.

# household-charge - Saturday 16 June, 2012

Dáil to vote on Bill to repeal Household Charge

Meanwhile, the LGMA has started the process of analysing data to identify those who have not yet paid.

# household-charge - Sunday 10 June, 2012

The 9 at 9: Sunday

Nine things to know this morning…

# household-charge - Saturday 9 June, 2012

From The Daily Edge VAT, hospitals and the speed of light: the week in statistics Prime Numbers

VAT, hospitals and the speed of light: the week in statistics

Exactly how many Irish people are looking for work and can’t find it? And when is a Leaving Cert not a Leaving Cert?

# household-charge - Friday 8 June, 2012

The 5 at 5: Friday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

945 household charge payments returned - because they didn't include €13 late fee

Phil Hogan has confirmed that almost a thousand payments have been rejected because they didn’t include penalties.

# household-charge - Monday 4 June, 2012

The 9 at 9: Bank Holiday Monday

Good morning! Here’s nine things you should know before your Bank Holiday brekkie.

# household-charge - Monday 21 May, 2012

Over €90k in household charge fees collected from THREE people

Three landlords, who own at least 300 properties, have paid – in full – for the household charges they are liable for.

# household-charge - Tuesday 15 May, 2012

Video, audio: Kenny tells protester 'You could do with a day's work, I'd say' Protesters This post contains videos

Video, audio: Kenny tells protester 'You could do with a day's work, I'd say'

Enda Kenny was met with anger from protesters on a visit to a shopping centre in Westmeath yesterday.

# household-charge - Friday 11 May, 2012

Man to walk from Limerick to Dublin hoping to form new political party

Martin Critten says he wants people to join him in creating a new political party and a new manifesto that will be formed by the input of ordinary people.

# household-charge - Friday 4 May, 2012

Report says moving motor tax services to Post Office will save €60m

An independent report has analysed the savings to the Exchequer is a number of services were transferred to the post office network.

# household-charge - Thursday 3 May, 2012

Hogan rules out extension to household charge registrations

“Everybody knew what the deadline was,” says the environment minister.

# household-charge - Wednesday 2 May, 2012

Counties with lower incomes less likely to pay household charge

A comparison of household charge payments with CSO income data reveals a general correlation between payment and income.

# household-charge - Monday 30 April, 2012

Ulster counties lead table of household charge boycotts

Donegal, Monaghan and Cavan are among the counties with the lowest payment levels so far. Where does yours rank?

# household-charge - Saturday 28 April, 2012

Less than a million properties registered for household charge

Nearly a month after the deadline for the €100 tax, the government is still some way off its target of raising €160 million to fund local authorities.

# household-charge - Thursday 26 April, 2012

Bruton says ministers should thrash out their differences at Cabinet table

Former taoiseach John Bruton has said that Ministers should work out their differences in secret at the Cabinet table.

# household-charge - Wednesday 18 April, 2012

Property tax could be fairer than household charge – ESRI

The ESRI has criticised the temporary household charge, saying that they levy imposed “the greatest percentage losses on those with very low incomes”.

# household-charge - Monday 16 April, 2012

Details on Household Charge penalties emerging

People paying the household charge now are liable for a charge of €111 because of late payment fees. But what about if they continue to refuse to pay it?

# household-charge - Sunday 15 April, 2012

Gilmore says fiscal stability treaty is 'critical' for future of the euro

The Tánaiste has said that passing of the upcoming fiscal compact referendum was essential to attracting investment to Ireland.

# household-charge - Saturday 14 April, 2012

United Left Alliance ‘tripping over themselves with hypocrisy’ – Labour TD

Colm Keaveney says that the alliance of left-wing parties in the Dáil stands for nothing but People Before Profit’s Joan Collins accused him of being “disingenuous”.

# household-charge - Friday 13 April, 2012

Household charge registrations creep over 900,000 barrier

Around 10,000 new households have been accounted for in the last three days – still only just over half the population.

# household-charge - Thursday 12 April, 2012

Minister Hogan jeered at by crowd in Carlow

The Environment Minister was the focus of protestors against the Household Charge in Carlow last night – and a local councillor has described their behaviour as “scurrilous”.