A steady drip-feed of charges

Hard-pressed householders are set to be squeezed even further when the controversial property tax and water charges come in, writes Emma Kennedy.

21st April, 2012
Protesters calling for the scrapping of the household tax are likely to get angrier when the fully-fledged property tax and water charges are introduced. Photo: Collins

Irish families look set to face even more financial pressure in the coming years, with a property tax and water charges on the horizon. Anger is mounting, with protesters saying that the charges are unfair and an undue burden on those who are already struggling.

Figures released last week, as part of an Irish League of Credit Union survey, revealed that 28 per cent of households could not afford to pay the government's controversial €100...

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