Minister Phil Hogan met by up to 150 protesters in Glenties

The Environment Minister Phil Hogan has confirmed that the revenue commission will be responsible for collecting the new property tax when it comes in to force.

Speaking at the Magill summer school this evening, he said the plan all along was for revenue to take over the tax - and he's denied he's passing on the charge for political expediency.....

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Meanwhile, Mr. Hogan was confronted by up to 150 protesters from the Cant Pay Wont Pay campaign who are refusing to pay the household charge.

The Environment Minister refused to engage with the group, and used the back door of The Highlands Hotel in Glenties today.

Cant Pay Wont Pay spokesperson Micheal Cholm Mac Giolla Easbuig said that they were dissapointed that Minister Hogan wouldn't speak to them......

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