The Laois Campaign Against Household and Water Taxes (CAHWT) has attacked the letters debacle as “clueless” and a “farce”.
“All it shows is the databases are in disarray,” said Ray FitzPatrick of the CAHWT.
“Our campaign has been inundated with complaints of letters being sent to people deceased for many years. This shows the information of the authorities is outdated and unreliable and will strengthen people’s resolve not to pay.”
“Homeowners worried about these letters to contact our hotline at 1890 98 98 00. The CAHWT will be assisting any resident called to court and we urge residents to attend the series of local meetings being held by the campaign. We have held very successful meetings in Graigcullen and Portlaoise in this last week with many more scheduled over the coming weeks, we will continue to build opposition to this clearly unpopular tax,” said Mr. FitzPatrick.