Sinn Fein spokesman maintains he is NOT paying household charge

A senior Sinn Fein TD says he is “happy” to be one of the “half a million” people who have NOT paid the controversial household charge.

Sinn Fein’s spokesman on Education – Jonathan O’Brien from Cork North Central – says he has NO intention of paying the controversial 100 euro tax, which has now risen to 127 euro because of penalties.

In recent days Mayo County Council became the first local authority in the country to begin issuing court summonses to non-payers.

It’s expected that Cork City and County Councils will follow suit but Sinn Fein TD Jonathan O’Brien says he will not be “bullied” into paying.

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