Friday 9 December 2016

What will home tax actually pay for?

Published 04/08/2011 | 11:15

ENVIRONMENT Minister Phil Hogan claims that the €100 property tax is to fund local councils. It will pay for lighting, roads, water, refuse collection and other local council services, he said.

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In Cork, at least, refuse has all been privatised. As for roads, I thought this was the purpose of having motor tax.

And water? I have little doubt this service, too, will be privatised once we ourselves have paid to have it installed through charges and taxes.

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