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national / bin tax / household tax / water tax / press release Monday May 27, 2013 20:00 by Turing   text 2 comments (last - wednesday may 29, 2013 23:21)
The CAHWT today responded to a claim by Revenue spokesperson, Vivienne Dempsey, that payment of the property tax is "inevitable".

CAHWT spokesperson, Ruth Coppinger, said : "There is nothing inevitable about paying the property tax. People can and will choose to take part in a boycott as a way of exerting political pressure on the government. Hundreds of thousands are likely to take part in an organised boycott of this unjust bondholder tax. Many have simply decided they have no more to give."
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national / bin tax / household tax / water tax / press release Wednesday March 13, 2013 00:13 by CAHWT   text 7 comments (last - sunday march 17, 2013 23:38)   image 1 image   1 attached file
To defeat the property tax YOU have to get involved Don’t register for the tax – do not return the form which the Revenue Commissioners will send to you in March Go to your local public meeing when it is held and find out how you can become an acive member of the campaign Join any local or naional protests which the campaign organises. read full story / add a comment
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national / bin tax / household tax / water tax / press release Tuesday March 12, 2013 23:56 by 1 of Indymedia   image 1 image
From next week the latest bitter austerity pill will be administered to our hard pressed low and middle income earners as letters arrive in every home from the Revenue Commissioners demanding the new property tax. Although having the Revenue logo, they will arrive by edict of the Troika, the economic dictators who are being allowed to walk with jackboots over the living standards of our people, courtesy of the connivance of gutless politicians who comprise the Fine Gael and Labour parties, and before them, Fianna Fail. And never forget, this is another tribute exacted to bail out the private gambling debts of the bankers and bondholders who wrecked this economy. read full story / add a comment
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dublin / bin tax / household tax / water tax / press release Thursday February 28, 2013 13:02 by Elric   text 16 comments (last - wednesday march 06, 2013 22:43)   image 3 images   video 1 video file
Anti Property Tax Campaigners occupy headquarters of International financial company.
Sending out message of "It's not our debt, and we're not paying".

Members of the Campaign Against Home And Water Taxes ( CAHWT) are currently occupying the headquarters of Price Waterhouse Coopers in Dublin's Docklands.

This is the first occupation of this type held by the campaign, and represents a significant escalation of our protest activity . It is designed to draw attention to the financial institutions that have avoided the effects of the economic crisis while ordinary workers and their families are made to suffer. read full story / add a comment
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national / bin tax / household tax / water tax / feature Tuesday February 12, 2013 00:59 by twitter fan   text 8 comments (last - tuesday february 12, 2013 18:48)   image 4 images   video 3 video files
Press statement - Campaign Against Household & Water Taxes (CAHWT) 11 Feb 2013
Eyewitness reports of Garda violence at South Dublin County Council

19 year old protester hospitalised: plainclothes Garda ‘smashed my head on wall’

Campaigners against the property tax – who staged one of a number of peaceful protests at Councils today – have questioned why Gardai at South Dublin County Council used brutal and unnecessary force against them, including some plain clothes Gardai. Cannisters of pepper spray were also waved at locals who were manhandled and handcuffed. One is currently being kept in Tallaght Hospital for observation of his injuries. read full story / add a comment
national / bin tax / household tax / water tax / news report Friday January 11, 2013 22:56 by T   text 2 comments (last - saturday january 12, 2013 19:48)
The government has published The Water Services Bill 2013 that gives it power to impose a Water Tax from Jan 1st 2014. The Bill has yet to go through the Dail for possible minor amendments. The Bill will handle our public water resources and infrastructure over to a private company that will be able to extract what essentially amounts to a form of rent for providing a basic need like water. The tax will cost at least €500+ a year although naturally the government has played down this figure.

Initially the government will take the tax as revenue for themselves but eventually this gift will be handed over to private companies. read full story / add a comment
national / bin tax / household tax / water tax / news report Thursday October 25, 2012 22:40 by éirígí PRO   text 1 comment (last - friday october 26, 2012 11:33)   video 1 video file
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national / bin tax / household tax / water tax / opinion/analysis Monday September 24, 2012 23:48 by T   text 6 comments (last - wednesday september 26, 2012 23:23)   image 1 image
In an interview today on DriveTime on Radio 1 today (~6:30pm), author of "Boom Bust: House Prices, Banking and the Depression of 2010", Fred Harrison was discussing Site Value Tax which is a different form of Property Tax. He was actually speaking later at 7:30 pm in Trinity at a talk: "A FAIR PROPERTY TAX ? – A PUBLIC DEBATE" organised by the 'Smart Taxes Network'. read full story / add a comment
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cork / bin tax / household tax / water tax / news report Sunday July 01, 2012 11:37 by Maggie Goggin PRO/Media   image 1 image
The St Lukes Branch (Cork) is one of a number of local campaign groups in the city that holds regular meetings and is active in the fight againt the Household Tax. Come along and join us! read full story / add a comment
national / bin tax / household tax / water tax / opinion/analysis Sunday April 01, 2012 15:54 by Off the Cuff   text 6 comments (last - tuesday april 10, 2012 16:07)
The tax protests back in the 70s and 80s proved futile when it came to ordinary working people being heard by their government. In reality the only thing that really happened on those occasions was that working people lost a day's pay. Mass demonstration in Ireland achieves nothing. It is seen as a way for working people and the unemployed to let off a bit of steam so that everything can move along as it was. The trade union movement has not seen or has deliberately avoided other forms of demonstration beyond mass demonstration. The time for change has come, mass demonstration is no longer a proven method of having the will of the people upheld by their political representatives. ts time for change. read full story / add a comment
national / bin tax / household tax / water tax / opinion/analysis Thursday March 29, 2012 00:06 by jim travers   text 1 comment (last - thursday march 29, 2012 10:13)
What sort of a nation of people do we have when nearly 500,000 householders decide to pay a charge that is directly aimed at the most vulnerable and stressed incomes in our society. read full story / add a comment
national / bin tax / household tax / water tax / opinion/analysis Saturday March 24, 2012 22:19 by Off the cuff   text 5 comments (last - thursday april 12, 2012 13:47)
With less than a week to go before more than one million people will be hauled into court for breaking the law the Household Charge protest hs taken one more step closer to success. The only people who believe this tax is justifable are the same people who can well afford to pay this tax. While this government squeezes more and more out of the people politicians like Enda Kenny and Eamon Gilmore give themselves pay rises to compensate them for losses they incured through their so-called ''we are all in this together' cry of unity. Should one million people refuse to pay the cahrge before the deadline of the 31st Match, then this must be seen a s a sign of no confidence in this government and Irish politicians in general.

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cork / bin tax / household tax / water tax / news report Saturday March 24, 2012 15:35 by BallyphehaneCAHWT   text 4 comments (last - friday may 08, 2015 23:04)   image 7 images
Ballyphehane & South Parish Campaign Against the Household and Water Tax (CAHWT) Picket Ciaran Lynch's Clinic

Members of the Ballyphehane and South Parish, Campaign Against the Household and Water Tax (CAHWT) picketted Ciaran Lynch's Bandon Road clinic, on Friday the 23rd of March at 6pm.

The Ballyphehane and South Parish CAHWT local groups expressed their outrage at being berated in the media by the government TD for their democratic preference in boycotting this unjust and regressive form of taxation. This unfair taxation is being imposed on ordinary people by the government in order to pay for the bank bailouts and the costs of the developers, bankers and big business. read full story / add a comment
national / bin tax / household tax / water tax / opinion/analysis Thursday February 09, 2012 18:18 by Glen Clifford
This post is a quick response to an SWP internal members bulletin, which was presumably leaked by one of their members - available to read here: http://tomasoflatharta.com/2012/02/09/kubla-heard-from-...else/. It gives an insight to the real views of the SWP on a number of issues including the ULA and the CAHWT. I want to take up some of their points relating to the Household tax campaign, which I object to and to offer what I think is the real situation with the campaign. read full story / add a comment
wexford / bin tax / household tax / water tax / press release Thursday February 09, 2012 15:33 by O. O'Connell   text 2 comments (last - thursday february 09, 2012 21:25)
“Our core concerns remain: what are the actual tank standards? What assistance will be available if we now need to upgrade our systems, despite having complied by the rules that the institutions of state set previously? Instead of answering these questions, Minister Phil Hogan has introduced draconian legislation which dictates that householders will be dragged through the courts and may be fined up to €5,000 if they cannot comply with his secret standards. The heavy-handedness, and lack of clarity surrounding this scheme stinks.” read full story / add a comment
national / bin tax / household tax / water tax / press release Thursday February 09, 2012 13:11 by Stephen Boyd   text 5 comments (last - tuesday february 14, 2012 22:08)   video 1 video file
national / bin tax / household tax / water tax / opinion/analysis Tuesday December 20, 2011 19:08 by Pól Ó Cionsalígh   text 7 comments (last - tuesday april 03, 2012 14:22)   image 1 image
The response to the legislation on household tax has been very encouraging. A poll taken on Sunday by Newstalk after the launch of the campaign opposing the tax, showed over 70% indicated opposition and a determination not to pay. This is a great start to what will be one of the dominant campaigns in 2012.  There will be a consistent and vicious propaganda campaign by the establishment which has already begun. There will be intimidation and pressure on people who can face massive fines if they refuse to register for this charge before the end of March. read full story / add a comment
national / bin tax / household tax / water tax / opinion/analysis Thursday December 15, 2011 10:09 by Pól Ó Cionsalígh   text 6 comments (last - sunday december 25, 2011 23:42)
I fully support Independent TD Thomas Pringle's call on people to support a campaign not to pay this hideous Household Charge (Poll Tax!!!). Mr Pringle says he will not register for the tax, nor will he pay it. Well done Thomas Pringle :-) At last we have we have some principled TDs in An Dáil Éireann who are prepared to suffer personally for their beliefs they know are in Our Country's And People's best interests. read full story / add a comment
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national / bin tax / household tax / water tax / news report Wednesday March 10, 2010 23:32 by Alan Mac Simoin   text 1 comment (last - thursday march 11, 2010 14:36)   image 1 image
The ruling class strategy of making working people pay for the crisis has seen public and private sector pay cuts, job losses, welfare reductions and slashing of important services like special needs assistants for children with physical and mental problems. Coming soon, if Cowan and Gormley have their way, is the return of a domestic water tax. read full story / add a comment
dublin / bin tax / household tax / water tax / press release Monday January 11, 2010 00:44 by Makhno   text 6 comments (last - tuesday january 12, 2010 14:32)
Sinn Féin has confirmed that Killian Forde is to defect to the Labour Party on Monday and calls it a betrayal of Sinn Féin voters and Sinn Féin workers. read full story / add a comment
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