Monday 26 June 2017

Fionnan Sheahan: Success of property tax lies with silent majority

Fionnan Sheahan

Fionnan Sheahan

Thirty-five years after getting rid of rates, the Government is finding any property tax is highly contentious. Within the Irish psyche, there is still a fascination with owning your own home. During the Celtic Tiger days, discussion of the spiralling prices of houses became a national pastime.

When it comes to paying a specific fee for the local services in the area where your home is located, homeowners are less enthusiastic.

The irony is the end of the property boom contributed to the necessity to bring in a property tax and water charges.

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