Opinion Letters

Friday 28 April 2017

What will home tax actually pay for?

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.



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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