Local services will be cut if Household Charge is not paid – Hogan

Homeowners who haven't paid the 100-euro household charge are to get letters next week, warning that they'll face penalties if they don't pay up.

The Environment Minister has told the Dail that 960-thousand out of 1.6-million homeowners have so far registered for the tax.

That represents a complience rate of 60 per cent.

However Phil Hogan says local services will have to be cut - unless the rest of the homeowners pay what they owe....