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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
national / bin tax / household tax / water tax / other press Tuesday September 25, 2012 11:37 by Joe Mc   text 1 comment (last - tuesday september 25, 2012 11:46)
The Workers Solidarity Movement’s newspaper last week asked why the anarchist group’s fellow CAHWT campaigners in the United Left Alliance had held a press conference the week previously to announce plans for “a public campaign of resistance to property tax and austerity”. The WSM article calls the ULA decision “bizarre” . read full story / add a comment
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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
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dublin / bin tax / household tax / water tax / event notice Monday April 23, 2012 23:57 by Stoneybatter CAHWT   image 1 image
The East Wall, Cabra & Stoneybatter groups have organised a protest
outside the offices of Joe Costello TD and Paschal Donoghoe TD for
this Saturday (April 28th).

Meet at noon, St Peter's church (junction of Cabra Road & North Circular Road)

These TDs never sought a mandate for household or water taxes. We will not hand over our hard earned money to bail out unsuccessful speculators, bank bosses and other gamblers.

Over 800,000 are boycotting the home tax. read full story / add a comment
kerry / bin tax / household tax / water tax / event notice Monday April 23, 2012 12:51 by Tom Joad
The Kerry Campaign Against Household and Water Taxes presents a meeting against the introduction of water charges.

The speaker is Councillor Brid Smith, and the meeting takes place at the Grand Hotel, Tralee,Thursday 26th April at 8pm.
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dublin / bin tax / household tax / water tax / event notice Thursday April 19, 2012 23:52 by Stoneybatter Campaign Against Household & Water Taxes   text 1 comment (last - friday april 20, 2012 08:25)   image 1 image
Kavanagh's Bar (upstairs)
- junction of Aughrim Street & Manor Street -

Thursday April 26th, 8pm read full story / add a comment
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dublin / bin tax / household tax / water tax / event notice Sunday April 01, 2012 21:26 by pat c   text 2 comments (last - tuesday april 03, 2012 13:25)   image 1 image
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. 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
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dublin / bin tax / household tax / water tax / event notice Tuesday March 27, 2012 22:25 by pat c   text 5 comments (last - sunday april 01, 2012 22:51)   image 2 images   video 3 video files
Protest at the Fine Gael Ard Fheis, assemble 1pm, Saturday 31 March at Parnell Square. March to National Convention Centre, IFSC..

As the March 31 deadline approaches it is clear that huge numbers are refusing to pay. 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. 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
dublin / bin tax / household tax / water tax / event notice Friday March 23, 2012 23:57 by Alan MacSimoin   1 attached file
Pub quiz in Kavanagh's Bar (upstairs) on Tuesday, March 27th at 8pm.

€20 per table of four or five. Teams can be put together on the night.

Kavanagh's is at the junction of Aughrim Street and Manor Street, read full story / add a comment
kerry / bin tax / household tax / water tax / event notice Friday March 23, 2012 20:55 by Jacques De Molay
There will be a demonstration against the household charges in the centre of Tralee on Saturday March 24th, to coincide with the national rally of the campaign in Dublin.

With only a week to go before the registration deadline 80% of those liable for the tax have not registered, and the boycott slogan of “Don’t Register, Don’t Pay” has been enthusiastically received.

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