Chronological reports from the frontline
Anti-Bin Charges March
Resistance Pays ...
Wages Up 23%!
Small bin tax
victory in Dun Laoghaire
Bin Tax - what has
been going on
announces new 'turd tax'
Cork Against the Bin
meetings in Cork
Cabra marches on
Day of action
brings bin trucks to a halt
Another bin tax
march on Mountjoy jail
hundreds protest at Mountjoy
lobbies of Dublin city bin truck depots
blockades and the bin tax campaign
in Ballybrack + report from Dundrum
successful solidarity blockade in Stoneybatter
Report from High
court bin tax hearing
Bin tax and
Reclaim the Streets protests link up in Dublin [with
Anti bin tax
protest in Ringsend
tax meeting in Cabra
blockade bin truck [with pics]
first bin truck blockade in Stoneybatter [with pics]
Report on Bin
charges meeting Kingstown Hotel Dun Laoghaire
Bin tax protesters
in Cabra blockade two trucks [with pics]
protesters lobby at depots
Bin tax - the WAR has
Irish Glass Bottle
Understanding the Issues
Class, Ecology and the
claims anarchists are 'infiltrating' bin tax
Taking from the poor to give to the rich
the bin tax & direct action
The Bin Tax &
is a liar
1 (no) law for
David Begg: Bertie's new
Not Just Dublin
Bin the Bin Tax!!
The service charge
The 'polluter pays' &
the bin tax (WS61)
Anti-Bin Tax =
Tax- Some backround notes on Environmental, Taxation and EU
The WTO and
Blockade the trucks -
Don't fall for council scams
Water tax in Northern
- a strategy to win
TAX Money - Will we get a receipt? (WS56)
The Bin Tax - The
Race for Office
and fighting to win
Direct Action is
next step for the Anti-Bin Tax campaign
Sinn Fein and
Labour help to introduce Dublin bin charges
In Sligo refuse collection privatised and current charge is ¤ 10 per week equivalent to ¤ 520 per year and it is not possible for a family with a few children to hoard rubbish over weeks. There is no waiver.
In Kilkenny County Council the privatised charge is ¤ 460 in 2004. In Athlone, the privatised charge is ¤ 8 per week equivalent to ¤ 416 per year.
In Limerick, the private collector Mr Binman provides a partial waiver but pensioners must pay ¤ 80 every six months and this is very onerous on pensioners already struggling on fixed &endash; low - incomes.
REVIEW : www.StopTheBinTax.com
Anybody curious about the arguments against the introduction of bin charges into Ireland, please familiarise yourself with www.StopTheBinTax.com
March 2003 - Bin Tax Battle
Enters New Phase
The campaign against the bin tax is set to enter a new phase before the summer as the government brings forward new legislation to give the Councils the power to refuse to collect the bins of non-payers
Feb 2003 - The Anti-Bin Tax -
keep connecting with the punches
Despite the fact that the Dublin City Council effectively has it's hands tied they could not let the Christmas pass without trying to frighten people into paying their precious double-tax.
Sept 2002 - The anti-bin tax
According to the council's own figures less then 50% of people paid any part of their bill last year. With the growing success of non-payment only around 20% have paid something so far this year
Sept 2 2002 - Bin tax picket
of Dublin corporation meetings [with photos]
First summons and another picket of the Dublin corporation council meeting
Drogheda ain't paying
Less than 50% of Drogheda residents have paid any of the yearly 260 Euro charge
Feb 12 2002 - Bin tax :
Council sends out threatening letters
Dublin city council have been sending threatening letters to people who are refusing to pay the bin tax. A WSM member who is on the co-ordinating committee explains below what the campaigns plans are and how to deal with the letter.
Jan 2002 Bin Tax Victory -
Court orders Corpo to collect non-payers' bins
After a marathon protest and despite the jailing of seven activists from our campaign, Cork Corpo's strategy of bullying the people of the city into paying twice to have their domestic rubbish collected, ended in disarray.
Nov 14th Major Victory
In Cork Anti-Bin Campaign
Our campaign against the bin charges here in Cork received a massive boost late last week with an unexpected court victory - Cork Corporation is legally and socially bound to collect household rubbish and is not entitled to refuse to collect such rubbish on the grounds of unpaid bin tax.
Oct 1st - Bin tax struggle in
Dublin [with pictures]
On Thursday the 27th all the local county councillors were invited to a meeting in the Liberties to explain their position on the bin tax. On October the 1st the campaign picketed the corporations meeting at which motions to abolish the tax were meant to have been discussed.
Sept 22nd - A tale of 2
A report on two anti bin charges meetings in Dublin, one organised by Eric Byrne and the other the 2nd AGM of the Dun Laoghaire campaign
September 17th -
Delegates from local anti
Bin tax groups meet in Dublin
Monday night saw the first real activists meeting of the Dublin Corporation area anti Bin Tax campaign. Attendance was better then expected, there with reports from over 12 areas.
WS 66 September/October -
Council's Bin Tax
The Dublin Campaign against the Bin Tax is entering a crucial phase. Meetings calling for a mass campaign of non-payment have been held in various areas throughout the city.
August 30th - Cork
Corporation has escalated its campaign in the anti-bin tax
Mick Barry is the sixth member of Householders Against The Service Charges (HASC) to be jailed in the current protest.
August 20th - Another
member of Householders Against the Service Charges jailed in
He is being held in Cork Prison having been sentenced to serve 5 days in jail for not paying a £70 fine under the Litter Act
WS65 July/August- Bin Tax: We
Reports from the campaign in the Liberties and Walkinstown
WS65 July/August- Bin Tax:
Building for the future
Dermot Sreenan who is on the ad-hoc co-ordination committee for the Corporation area looks ahead to the sort of victory we need.
WS65 July/August- Anti-Bin Tax
protestors jailed in Cork
In June 2001 James McBarron along with two other bin tax protesters was jailed in Cork. We asked him to write about his experiences
June 26th - Another Cork
bin tax protester jailed
Sandra Condon, a member of Householders Against The Service Charges, was arrested this morning at her home in north Cork City on foot of her conviction for 'bogus' littering offences in connection with the ongoing campaign against rubbish collect charges in Cork city.
June 15th - Bin charges
meeting in Harolds Cross
Last night saw the first meeting of the anti-bin charges campaign to be held in the Harolds Cross area. Sitting at the back of the room was a guy from the Dublin Corporation
June 11th - Bin charges
protest at Dublin Corporation meeting [with pictures]
A respectable crowd of in or around 50 people mustered for this demonstration which was good considering that the first round of bills have yet to drop over most of the city
June 6th - Campaign
Against the Bin Tax grows in Dublin Corporation
The following reports are from three anarchists involved in the Campaign Against the Bin Tax in the Dublin Corporation area. Over the last couple of weeks many local meetings have been held and next week there will be a protest at City Hall.
May 31st -
Recently information has come to light that Dun Laoghaire - Rathdown Council have begun to put micro chips in Wheelie bins.
May 18th - Cork service
charge activists released [with photos]
The jailings have been a PR disaster for Cork Corporation and have brought unprecedented attention to our campaign against the Bin Tax. The Campaign is set to escalate even further next week, when another member of HASC, Sandra Condon, will be jailed
May 16th - Email
Campaign against service charge jailings in Cork [with photo]
Cork Corporation has today jailed three activists with Householders Against The Service Charges (HASC) - Joe Moore, James McBarron and Mick Joyce
May 15th - Stop the
jailings of Householders Against Service Charges activists in
Joe Moore, James McBarron and Michael Joyce, all members of the Householders Against Service Charges (HASC) in Cork (Ireland) are all facing imminent imprisonment as part of the ongoing and defiant protest against the imposition of the Bin Tax on Cork workers
WS64 May/June - The fight against
the Bin Charges
In March 2001 the first of a second round of bin charges hit homes all over the Dún Laoghaire - Rathdown area. Though the charges have not yet been beaten, the campaign here is in a very strong position. Already campaigners are becoming active throughout the Corporation area and the Dublin and Dún Laoghaire campaigns are building links
March 8th 2001- Stop the jailings protest
On Feb 15th, two members of Householders Against Service Charges (HASC), were fined £95 and £75 by the Cork Circuit Court under the Litter Act. They were ordered to pay the fined within 28 days or face imprisonment of 3 days at Cork Prison. Both activists, as part of the ongoing campaign against the 'Bin Charges', have pledged not to pay the fines.
Feb 2001 - Bin Campaign Set To
Escalate In Cork
Cork Corpo. plans to jail bin charges activists it has fined under the Litter Act
Feb 2001 - Dublin Bin charges -
Liars and Cheats
The vote to implement bin charges in Dublin Corporation in mid-January once again proved what a bunch of liars and cheats politicians are - no matter what party they come from
Jan 2001 - Sinn Fein and
Labour help to introduce Dublin bin charges
Dublin City Council (Dublin Corporation) voted to introduce charges for refuse collection. The bin tax has arrived in the one local authority area which did not even try to levy a water charge a few years ago. The excuse used by some politicians was that the council had been threatened with dissolution had it not introduced the charges.
WS62 - Jan/Feb 2001 - Bin
charges struggle continues
Reports from the struggle against the bin charges in Dublin and Cork. Cork Corporation has found a new target in their fight to impose bin charges in Cork... the old and the disabled. In Dub Laoghaire over 50% of people haven't paid one or both installments of this year's charge
November 21st - Dún
Laoghaire protests against Bin charges
This was a determined crowd, no way would they be paying twice (PAYE/VAT and now the proposed local charges) for their bin collection service. "No way - we won't pay" was certainly the most popular slogan.
Council on the run over bin bill
Resistance to the introduction of Bin charges in Dún Laoghaire Rathdown
and Cork (WS61)
Rubbish dumping outside the City Hall has become a regular feature of the campaign against the bin-charges in Cork city
Bin the Bin Tax!!
Double taxation has returned to the Dublin area, with a £150 refuse charge introduced by Dun Laoghaire/Rathdown County Council and talk among councillors on Dublin Corporation of the introduction of a charge there too.
Winning the Water War
[Overview of campaign]
In 1996 the domestic water charge was abolished. In 'Winning the Water War', Dermot Sreenan, an activist in the Federation of Dublin Anti-Water Charges Campaigns examines the campaign and the demonstration of people power that brought about the downfall of this charge.
Anarchism, elections and
power (WS 61)
Anarchists have always opposed participation in the sham of parliamentary elections (choosing rulers rather than ending the division into rulers and ruled) and this time around it will be no different.
Money - Will we get a receipt?
What the Flood and McCracken and Moriarty Tribunals have revealed that politicians and business people regularly exchange massive sums of money without the slightest regard to taxation. Over 85% of tax on income is paid by PAYE workers.
The following indexs are also relevant
the Water War
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