Household tax

Analysis, news reports & strategy for the struggle against the Household & water taxes in Ireland. WSM members are involved in many local groups around the country as well as at the national level and we are trying to provide reports from as many local events as possible to add to our analysis and strategy articles.

Household Tax: Cork keeps up the pressure


Cork continues to organise against the household tax. Fermoy, Hollyhill, Macroom, Douglas and Mallow all had successful meetings this week with groups established in each area. Mallow was the biggest meeting with 250 people crowding into the town's Hibernian Hotel. Tonight the campaign rolls on with meetings in Charleville, Gurranabraher, Carrigaline and Bishopstown.

Cork Anti Household Tax meetings February 20th to25th


St Lukes Monday 20th Ambassador Hotel Military Hill 8pm

Blackpool Monday 20th Blackpool Community Centre 8pm

Youghal Tuesday 21st Red Store, North Main st 7.30pm

Newmarket Tuesday 21st O'Keeffe Memorial 8pm

Farranree Wednesday 22nd Community Centre Pophams Rd. 8pm

All organised by Campaign Against the Household and Water Tax

Cork Anti-Households Tax meetings 13th to 17th February


Fermoy Tuesday 14th Fermoy Community Youth Centre 8pm

Hollyhill and Shanakiel Tuesday 14th St. Vincents Hurling and Football Club, Blarney Road 8pm

Macroom Wednesday 15th Castle Hotel 8pm

Mallow Thursday 16th Hibernian Hotel 8pm

Douglas Thursday 16th Nemo Rangers 8 30pm

Bishopstown Friday 17th Bishopstown GAA 8pm

Charleville Friday 17th Charleville Community Centre 8pm

Gurranabraher Friday 17th The Hut 8pm

Carrigaline Friday 17th Carrigaline Community Centre 8pm

Further momentum gathers in Cork household tax campaign


Following on the successful meeting in the Imperial hotel in January the CAHWT in Cork has been running a series of local meetings around the city and county. Turnout has been positive at the these meetings and local groups have got up and running distributing literature, running stalls and organising for protests.  On Tuesday 7th meetings saw over 80 people attending in Blarney, 70 plus in Carrigtwohill and 30 in Passage West. On Wednesday 80 people packed a meeting in Ballyvolane on Corks' northside, on thursday over 60 people gathered in Ballyphehane Community centre and 90 in Glanmire.  Every meeting saw dozens sign up as members and pledge support for activity.

Successful Anti-Household Charge Meeting held on Donore Avenue


About fifty people attended a Campaign Against the Household and Water Charges meeting in the Donore Avenue Community Centre in the Dublin 8 area on the 8th of February. Two speakers who have been involved in building the national campaign addressed the attendees, providing important information about the campaign and the need for community resistance.

Cabra On the Rise - Anti-Household Tax Meeting 1st Feb.


A crowd of about 100 people gathered in the local GAA club in Cabra last Wednesday night (1st Feb) and the message was simple and clear, we’re not registering, we are not paying.

Anti Household tax protest at city hall in Dublin


Over 100 people took part in a picket at City Hall in Dublin last night to protest the Household tax.  The protest was timed to  coincide with a motion opposing the household tax proposed by Cllrs Louise Minihan, Cieran Perry, Pat Dunne and Brid Smith.

Anti-Household Tax Campaign Gathers Momentum in Cork


Cork city and county Anti-Household Tax Campaign rounded off an excellent eight days' work by holding protests in Ballincollig and outside Cork's City Hall this Friday to coincide with taoiseach Enda Kenny's visit to the south. Following on from the massively successful public meeting in the city last Thursday 26th January, 200 people spent well over 2 hours noisily picketing a Chamber of Commerce banquet at City Hall yesterday evening to let Mr. Kenny know the depth of opposition to the Household Tax in the city. Earlier in the day, another 50 people picketed the Oriel House hotel in the commuter belt town of Ballincollig, where he attended another gathering of business people.

Newbridge CAHWT meeting


On Tuesday January 31st 2011 a public meeting took place in the Hotel Keadeen in Newbridge, Co. Kildare. The meeting was organised by the Campaign Against Household and Water Taxes and with around 200 local people in attendance, many having to stand at the back and sides, the meeting was a great start for the local campaign. The video below was recorded just before 8pm when the meeting was scheduled to commence and does not capture the people that continued to file into the hall after it was taken.

Successful anti-household tax meeting in Shankill Co. Dublin


Between 30 and 40 people attended a Campaign Against Household and Water Taxes (CAHWT) public meeting in Shankill, South Dublin on Thursday 2nd February. The meeting was chaired by Richard Boyd Barrett (People Before Profit/ULA TD) and was addressed by Cllr. Hugh Lewis (People Before Profit) and Gregor Kerr (Workers Solidarity Movement).

Hugh outlined the political arguments against the household tax, arguing that it was unfair and immoral and that the tax should be opposed by refusing to register and refusing to pay.

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