Pearse Doherty against delaying Household Charge payment deadline

Sinn Fein says the deadline for paying the household charge should NOT be extended.

Latest estimates put the number of people who have signed up at less than 370 thousand, as the clock ticks down to Saturday evening's deadline.

The government has insisted there'll be no extension to that date.

Sinn Fein's finance spokesman Pearse Doherty agrees it's not necessary - but he says that's because people aren't delaying payment - they're simply choosing not to pay: