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dublin / bin tax / household tax / water tax / opinion/analysis Friday November 26, 2004 03:47 by Ivan Yates boy   text 9 comments (last - tuesday november 30, 2004 11:08)
1/2 deferred for a week or more
3/1 passed with amendment that removes bin tax - (5/1 amendment is govt rates, 10/1 hotel room tax, 15/1 others)
4/1 passed with only Independents and SF against
4/1 passed: Ind, SF, some labour against (1/2 on Labour use of abstentions)
4/1 passed: Ind, some labour, some SF against (1/7 on SF use of abstentions)
10/1 defeated - labour, sf, ind against
5/1 defeated - labour, ind, SF and some FF / FG against
50/1 defeated - FF solid against
100/1 defeated - some FG against and FF solid against read full story / add a comment
limerick / bin tax / household tax / water tax / news report Thursday November 25, 2004 13:19 by Anti-Bin Tax Activist   text 4 comments (last - saturday november 27, 2004 01:21)
dublin / bin tax / household tax / water tax / opinion/analysis Monday November 22, 2004 15:59 by Indy Council Corr   text 1 comment (last - monday november 22, 2004 17:23)
A week to go, who will crack first? read full story / add a comment
national / bin tax / household tax / water tax / opinion/analysis Sunday November 21, 2004 11:03 by john mcdermott   text 2 comments (last - monday november 22, 2004 11:25)
January 2005 has been announced as the date set for the last and greatest Revenue amassing campaign in the history of the Irish Free State.General Bertie,and his Chief of Staff Marshall Mary Hearney,loyal dominatrix of the Soldiers of destiny,will go to war against the remaining tax dodgers holed up in "Irish Life",etc,etc. read full story / add a comment
dublin / bin tax / household tax / water tax / news report Friday November 19, 2004 16:20 by Dusty Bin Laden   text 1 comment (last - friday november 19, 2004 22:34)
Dublin City Council will be introducing Pay by Use/Volume System for household waste from 1st January 2005. This system is designed to benefit the environment by encouraging housholds to reduce, reuse and recycle their waste materials and present theirs bins or bags for collection when they full. It quite simple - the less you throw away the less you pay!!! There are also wavier systems in place. In this system waste can be presented in either in a Wheelie Bin or in Tagged Bags. read full story / add a comment
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dublin / bin tax / household tax / water tax / feature Tuesday October 05, 2004 19:31 by Indy Council Correspondent   text 49 comments (last - wednesday october 13, 2004 19:25)   image 1 image
The issue of waste charges came up in City Council last night but while opposition was as strong as ever, the lack of a coherent strategy to do away with the Charges is glaringly evident. read full story / add a comment
cork / bin tax / household tax / water tax / news report Wednesday September 01, 2004 12:52 by Kevin   text 16 comments (last - sunday july 02, 2006 20:02)
Non-payment of bin charges remains very high despite the Council’s bullying tactics and the introduction of a ‘pay or we won’t collect’ policy read full story / add a comment
dublin / bin tax / household tax / water tax / press release Monday July 26, 2004 15:49 by Dublin Campaign Against the Bin Tax   text 21 comments (last - wednesday august 11, 2004 14:41)
Dublin Campaign Against the Bin Tax

Date: 26th July 2004

Press Release: read full story / add a comment
dublin / bin tax / household tax / water tax / opinion/analysis Friday June 25, 2004 14:33 by Stato the sado   text 48 comments (last - wednesday june 30, 2004 18:31)
The results of the Local Elections show that the Bin Tax is still a very real issue. In areas where Anti Bin Tax candidates ran serious campaigns the resulting first preference vote was excellent considering the lack of finance and the voluntary nature of those campaigns. read full story / add a comment
international / bin tax / household tax / water tax / opinion/analysis Monday June 14, 2004 15:21 by john throne
The elections, the anti bin charge campaign and the struggle against sectarianism. read full story / add a comment
dublin / bin tax / household tax / water tax / news report Thursday May 20, 2004 18:12 by Anti-Bin Tax Activist   text 3 comments (last - friday may 21, 2004 23:15)
The Society of Saint Vincent de Paul has urged people to make waste collection charges an issue in the local elections.

The charity has said increasing numbers are calling its helpline for assistance due to the privatisation of public service providers, which refuse to offer waiver systems for those on low incomes.

Society Vice-President John Monaghan has said people who are not even on social welfare are contacting them. "At the head office on the Cabra Road, which only deals with the Dublin area, the number of calls to the society in April 2002 was about 350 in a month. In 2003 it had gone up to 550, and April this year it had gone up to over 1200. Many of those were first time callers, people who are in work but on low pay and are struggling." read full story / add a comment
wexford / bin tax / household tax / water tax / press release Friday April 23, 2004 11:04 by Jonah   text 21 comments (last - monday april 26, 2004 12:59)
Bin Tax Update in Wexford read full story / add a comment
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dublin / bin tax / household tax / water tax / feature Thursday April 22, 2004 21:42 by Dermot Connolly   image 1 image
Joan Collins is standing as an anti-bin tax candidate, not a Socialist Party candidate, in the local elections. This article explains why and looks back at anti bin tax campaign. read full story / add a comment
dublin / bin tax / household tax / water tax / opinion/analysis Tuesday April 20, 2004 10:43 by Dermot Connolly   text 104 comments (last - tuesday april 27, 2004 22:33)
Joan Collins is standing as an anti-bin tax candidate, not a Socialist Party candidate, in the local elections. This article explains why and looks back at anti bin tax campaign. read full story / add a comment
dublin / bin tax / household tax / water tax / news report Wednesday March 31, 2004 14:19 by Community Voice April 2004   text 106 comments (last - saturday may 08, 2004 01:01)
A new political party launched recently in Dublin 15 has been set up as a result of its members “being used as cannon fodder” in the recent bin tax campaign according to its spokesperson.

The United Communities Party is standing two candidates in the Mulhuddart Electoral area in the forthcoming local elections. The candidates, Paul Hand from Pinebrook Glen and Gerry Murray from Dromheath addressed a public meeting of approximately 50 people in Huntstown Community Centre to launch the new party. read full story / add a comment
dublin / bin tax / household tax / water tax / opinion/analysis Monday March 29, 2004 19:28 by JM   text 26 comments (last - thursday april 01, 2004 11:30)   image 2 images
A Marxist analysis of the Dublin anti-bin charge campaign. read full story / add a comment
national / bin tax / household tax / water tax / news report Monday March 22, 2004 11:48 by Lorraine   text 21 comments (last - tuesday march 23, 2004 18:22)
I know this is a cut and paste from the IT but 1. it is pay per view and 2. it is important. read full story / add a comment
national / bin tax / household tax / water tax / opinion/analysis Saturday March 06, 2004 18:04 by John McDermott   text 6 comments (last - tuesday march 23, 2004 10:51)
Todays 'Irish Independent carries some more of the horrendous facts relating to the jailing of decent T.D.'s and working people while the gangsters in and out of government carry on business as usual. read full story / add a comment
dublin / bin tax / household tax / water tax / press release Thursday March 04, 2004 16:46 by Mark G   text 3 comments (last - friday march 05, 2004 10:22)
Bank of Ireland have achieved their target to recycle 80% of all waste generated in their Head Office in Baggot Street.

They began recycling waste in June 2003 and for the past 8 months they have recycled :-

* 62 tonnes of cardboard - the equivalent of 992 trees.
* 83.33 tonnes of paper.
* Saved 1,720 cubic metres of landfill.

They now plan to improve waste segregation at source to improve things further and cut the costs of recycling.

There are NO under-desk rubbish bins in any of the three buildings; staff have no choice but to recycle all waste.

Here's hoping other organisations follow suit. read full story / add a comment
national / bin tax / household tax / water tax / news report Monday March 01, 2004 11:24 by Axe man   text 8 comments (last - thursday april 29, 2004 09:26)
In the latest leg of the race against waste, it transpired that your service charge money is being used to ship waste to India, illegally. Sorry about the cut and paste (IT - pay per view) but I thought somebody in the Fingal anti-bin tax campaign might have covered it. I suppose they were too busy watching the SF Ard Fheis. read full story / add a comment
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