TDs to continue opposition to charges

TDs opposed to the household charge and water taxes are continuing their campaign today.

TDs opposed to the household charge and water taxes are continuing their campaign today.

Nine deputies including Donegal South West TD Thomas Pringle will be calling on the government to withdraw the household charge immediately.

The TDs will be holding a protest at the gates of Leinster house today when they will welcome the mass boycott of the household tax and call on householders to maintain solidarity up to the March 31st deadline and beyond.

Deputy Pringle was one of the first TDs to state he would not be paying the controversial €100 charge.

The other TDS opposed to the charge are Clare Daly, Luke Flanagan, Joe Higgins, Joan Collins, John Halligan, Richard Boyd Barret , Mick Wallace, Seamus Healy.

Meanwhile a Fianna Fáil councillor has won the right to legally challenge the €100 household charge because it has not been published in Irish.

The High Court has granted the right to Dublin City Councillor Thomas Brabazon.

Mr Justice Iarfhlaith O’Neill ruled yesterday that the legislation is unconstitutional because it is only published in English.

It will come before the High Court again in two weeks’ time.

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