Tonight at 10pm the controversial Household Charge legislation – in the form of the LOCAL GOVERNMENT (HOUSEHOLD CHARGE) BILL 2011 was passed by the Dail. (90 votes to 47)
Read more about the new Household Charge here. Several amendments were requested by opposition TDs – but none of them were included.
The new tax will be payable by most homeowners in Ireland from January 1st 2012.