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Half of Ireland refuses to pay property tax

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Half of Ireland refuses to pay property tax

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Not since 1977 have the Irish paid property taxes on their principal homes, and they are not enjoying paying them again.

Since a 100 euro charge was imposed this year everyone saw last weekend’s deadline loom, but a lively protest campaign helped ensure nearly half of Ireland’s 1.6 households have failed to pay as of Monday.

They face fines and being taken to court if they continue to refuse.