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Thursday 21 August 2014

Property tax protesters march on Dail

Allison Bray

Published 15/12/2012 | 05:00

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MORE than 200 demonstrators marched on the Dail demanding an end to the proposed property and water taxes.

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As TDs began their debate on a new bill to introduce the controversial tax, which will come into effect in July, an alliance of mostly leftist parties – including Sinn Fein, The Socialist Party, Eirigi and The United Left Alliance – marched from the Central Bank Plaza to Leinster House, vowing to refuse to pay both taxes.

Protest organiser Ruth Coppinger, a Socialist Party councillor, said the household and water charges were simply more taxes being heaped on citizens who are getting nothing in return.

Irish Independent

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