Protestors march in Newbridge against ‘unfair’ household tax charge

Hundreds of people turned out to march the streets of Newbridge last Saturday to protest against the Household Taxes.

Hundreds of people turned out to march the streets of Newbridge last Saturday to protest against the Household Taxes.

Organised by the Newbridge and Kildare town branch of the Campaign, the march from St Conleth’s Parish Church to Deputy Martin Hayden’s office was described as ‘well organised and peaceful’.

“We were delighted to be joined by local turf cutters,” said campaign member Elaine Daly. “We are just ordinary, local people, who have come together to defeat this charge. We are calling on people to stand together, don’t register and don’t pay. If people would like to get invovled in the campaign, please contact me at newbridge1@eircom.net.”

Cllr Paddy Kennedy addressed the protesters and asked “why should anyone sign up to pay this unfair tax of €100?”

The tax has to be paid by each household by the end of March. “It is like signing a direct debit to pay €100 now and who knows how much in the future,” he said. “You would want to be mad to sign such an agreement. I am saying now that enough is enough and not one cent to this unfair tax and we need to keep this promise”.