Friday 23 February 2018

Charlie Weston: Latest hardship will push many over the edge

Charlie Weston

WITH the continuing crash in house prices and the squeeze on incomes, the revelations that homeowners will be hit with a property tax of up to €600 a year will be about as welcome as a burst pipe in the bathroom.

The average three-bedroom, semi-detached house will end up being billed for €250 a year under provisional plans drawn up by the Government.

That may be modest by international standards, but our peculiar relationship with property in this country means that this tax will be deeply resented.

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