Almost 60 per cent of Limerick people have not paid household charge

Nick Rabbitts

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Nick Rabbitts

ALMOST six out of every ten people in Limerick have not yet paid or registered for the household charge, new figures show.

ALMOST six out of every ten people in Limerick have not yet paid or registered for the household charge, new figures show.

Statistics released over the weekend show that 58 per cent of householders in the city have not paid the household charge.

Sinn Fein’s Limerick City North councillor Maurice Quinlivan said this figure shows that the government should reject the idea of charging householders €100 a year for services.

“The Government instead of listening to the people, move with proposed new water charges onto the next round of stealth taxes to pay off European banking debts,” he said.

Cllr Quinlivan said the government, instead of introducing a second water charge in 2014, should take money from the National Pension Reserve Fund to replace the country’s creaking infrastructure.