Reimagining The Household Charge


Top: Louise Bayliss of Single Parents Acting For The Rights of Our Kids (SPARK). Above: Brian Stanley (left) Sinn Fein’s Enviornment spokesman with General Secretary of Mandate, John Douglas in Buswell’s Hotel, Dublin earlier.

Deputy Stanley said the €160m the charge raises for local authorities could be replaced by other measures, such as higher income tax on those earning over €100,000, and a cap on public service wages of €100,000.

The Bill is backed by trade unionists Jimmy Kelly of Unite and John Douglas of Mandate, and by Louise Baylis of the single parents’ group SPARK.


Sinn Féin Urges Support For Household Charge Repeal Bill (RTE)

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