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Mar
13

CAHWT national day of protests on Saturday 23 March

Responding to the announcement by the Department of the Environment that it was cutting the amount of houses eligible to claim exemption from the property tax on the basis of inhabiting ghost estates from 43,000 as was the case last year with the Household Tax to 5,100 this year in the case of the Property Tax Ruth Coppinger on behalf of the campaign said:
“Do we need any further proof that this is not a charge for funding local services but rather an austerity tax? It is hard to think of anybody more poorly catered for by our public services than those living in ghost estates, who by definition are living in the most overpriced accommodation and often have to suffer exorbitant estate management fees as well.
“As the realisation grows on the population about what this charge means for them in the coming weeks we are bound to see an angry backlash. The CAHWT is preparing itself with a comprehensive round of public meetings, protests and activities. We encourage people to join us this Saturday which will be marked as a national day of local activities, protests and pickets getting the message out that there is a campaign that people can get active in in the fight against the property tax.”
 
Local protests Saturday 23rd March
Blanchardstown – 1pm FIngal County Council Offices (behind Leisureplex) Blanchardstown Town Centre
Maynooth – 1pm The Square, Main Street,
Drogheda – 1pm West Street, (Outside St Peter’s Church),
Artane/Donaghmede – 10:30am Artane Roundabout & 12pm Picket Clinic of Sean Kenny TD, Donaghmede Inn
Dublin Central –  12pm St Peter’s Church, Phibsboro Road,  Pickets of Clinics of Joe Costello TD and Paschal Donohoe TD
Cork – 2pm Connolly Hall
Bray – 1pm Town Hall
Dundrum – 12pm Dom Marmion Car Park, Sandyford Road (opposite Winter’s Bar)
Limerick – 2pm Labour Party Offices, Hartstogne Street
Celbridge – 11am Castletown Gates, Main Street
Kilkenny – 2pm Ann Phelan TD’s Clinic, Patrick Street
Dun Laoghaire 1pm info stall/picket Georges Street
New Ross, 2pm Quayside
Wexford, 12pm Bull Ring
Waterford, 2pm  Bridge
Carlow, 11am Office of Pat Deering TD followed by march to Liberty Tree at 12:30pm
Balbriggan, 10:30am Office of Brendan Ryan TD, Dublin Street
Newbridge, 2pm Office of Martin Heydon TD
Galway, 12:30pm Shop Street mass leafletting
Portlaoise, 12:30pm, mass leafletting at roundabouts
More to be announced
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