Sunday 17 December 2017

Forced to live for a week on €28

Madam -- My TV licence is due for renewal at the end of the month. My husband is unemployed. He collects €188 per week at our local post office. He will have to pay €160 for the TV licence.

Because he is and has always been a law-abiding citizen, he will take home €28 to live on for that week. Isn't Ireland great? One man has to live on €28 or he will be prosecuted for breaking the law and another is a "local hero" because he decided not to pay his proper VAT returns.

Mary O'Shea,

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