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Irish Water and Irish Government- The Monstrosity that Never Fails to get Worse…

We have been getting a number of queries re the latest Government move to introduce legislation that would allow attachment orders to be used, in order to collect debt for unpaid utility bills, like ‘Irish Water’. Here’s my take on it –

Firstly - Revenue are not involved. This attachment order idea is a separate process, arising from a civil court debt process.

Secondly - Irish Water is designed to be separate from Government. This new legislation will not mean that Water Bills are collected like Property Tax - this is completely different. This legislation is designed to address unpaid debt for all utilities and the like - not just Irish Water. It can only apply after a court process has taken place.

Thirdly - So if you don't pay for 15 months and after a court hearing dealing with same, they may like to apply an attachment order - but will only be able to do so, when that same attachment order does not bring the individual concerned below a certain income threshold.

Fourthly – If any individual, like myself, feels that water should be taxed through central taxation, rather than through this entity called ‘Irish Water’, I suggest ye can relax for now, wait for the outcome of the next general election, and take another look at it all then.

All the Best,

Mick.

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