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Friday 22 September 2017

Property tax protesters march on Dail

Allison Bray

Allison Bray

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

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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