People who fail to pay the government's newly introduced household charge will have fines of up to €2,500 deducted from their wages and social welfare payments in instalments under legislation to be passed next year.
Minister for Justice Alan Shatter this weekend clarified that the household charge itself would not be deducted directly from wages and welfare benefits, but that hefty fines imposed by the courts would be deducted in this way.
"You would be...
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