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272 people jailed for not paying TV Licence


operationbustnation

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Congratulations to the Irish government.

Last year we managed to jail 272 people for not having a TV licence. This is a fantastic result for the government, its high time we stopped chasing after those people who destroyed the country and started jailing those who would dare not pay their taxes and still want to watch RTE one!

Hopefully the government can continue ignoring those large tax dodgers and evaders and go after even more little people and ensure that the weakest people in society pick up the tab for the rich.

Almost 11,500 people in court for not paying TV licence

THE NUMBER OF people taken to court for not paying the €160 television licence fee has doubled since 2008.
Almost 11,500 cases were heard in Irish courtrooms last year, according to figures given to an Oireachtas committee recently. Five years ago, the corresponding figure was just 5,786 but it has risen significantly each year since.

During 2012, just over one million licences were sold directly by An Post, the collection agency for the fee. A further 405,000 were issued by the Department of Social Protection.
When a case is brought to court, the fine imposed is at the discretion of the judge. The maximum for a first time offence is €1,000 but second-time offenders can expect penalties of up to €2,000.
Last year, 18,048 summons were sent to households but the issue was resolved before the courts were involved in 6,562 cases.
During 2012, 272 people were jailed for not paying the charge, a jump of almost 50 per cent on previous years.
Almost 11,500 people in court for not paying TV licence · TheJournal.ie
 

EvotingMachine0197

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So, because somebody else has not been prosecuted for something completely different, TV licence spongers should get off ?

Whataboutery is alive and well in this OP.

:roll:
 

operationbustnation

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So, because somebody else has not been prosecuted for something completely different, TV licence spongers should get off ?

Whataboutery is alive and well in this OP.

:roll:
So should the authorities be chasing those who destroyed the country and those who owe us millions in back taxes or should they be going after paddy in Mayo who owed 150 for a TV Licence?

Also just how much did it cost to jail 1 person for not having a TV licence, cost effective?

We must ensure we all pay our TV licence for RTE and Pat Kennys new pair of trousers!
 

Sister Mercedes

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So, because somebody else has not been prosecuted for something completely different, TV licence spongers should get off ?

Whataboutery is alive and well in this OP.

:roll:
It does serve to show us the Priorities of the Gardai, the DPP's Office, and the Courts System in Ireland.
 

The Field Marshal

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Any idea on prosecutions for failure to have a dog licence.?
 

EvotingMachine0197

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So should the authorities be chasing those who destroyed the country and those who owe us millions in back taxes or should they be going after paddy in Mayo who owed 150 for a TV Licence?
One can't be prosecuted simply for 'destroying the Country'. A law or two has to have been broken in doing so.
Also just how much did it cost to jail 1 person for not having a TV licence, cost effective?
Enforcing the laws of the land always costs money, it's not supposed to be a profitable venture.

We must ensure we all pay our TV licence for RTE and Pat Kennys new pair of trousers!
That old line ..
 

operationbustnation

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One can't be prosecuted simply for 'destroying the Country'. A law or two has to have been broken in doing so.
Really? Ever heard of treason, but lets be honest are you saying no laws were broken by the banks?

Enforcing the laws of the land always costs money, it's not supposed to be a profitable venture.
Shame doesn't apply to the rich.



That old line ..
Still true though.
 

Eire1976

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One can't be prosecuted simply for 'destroying the Country'. A law or two has to have been broken in doing so.


Enforcing the laws of the land always costs money, it's not supposed to be a profitable venture.



That old line ..
Odd that there isn't a law in place for destroying the country.

The passing of that bill would make interesting viewing.
 

EvotingMachine0197

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It does serve to show us the Priorities of the Gardai, the DPP's Office, and the Courts System in Ireland.
Not really, not without something to compare it to.

Almost 2,500 convictions for tax and excise offences in 2012

ALMOST 2,500 PEOPLE were convicted of crimes detected by Revenue in 2012, according to figures released this evening.

The single biggest offence was non-filing of tax returns – including income tax, VAT, P35s and corporation tax – which accounted for 1,880 prosecutions across the twelve months.
 

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Disillusioned democrat

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So, because somebody else has not been prosecuted for something completely different, TV licence spongers should get off ?

Whataboutery is alive and well in this OP.

:roll:
In fairness, it does show where the governments head is at in respect to "crime" in Ireland.

Our government have done nothing to stem the flow of tourist bankrupts travelling to UK, the US, etc., have done nothing to get to the bottom of the banking collapse and nearly nothing about the blatant breaches of the companies act perpetrated by a few people at director level, it's done nothing to expose the nest of vipers that ran the DDA, etc., etc.

But as long as people who can't afford the €166 state propaganda license all is well.
 

Picasso Republic

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In terms of potential crimes associated with destroying the country:

Absolute minimum below:

In terms of Bank Bosses:

Falsification of accounts
Insider trading
Breach of regulations

In terms of Politicians:

Participation in an Insider Trading scheme.

In terms of developers:

As it would be criminal to hold onto any assets not declared at bankrupcy hearings, then CAB needs to investigate all of them.
 

Crazy horse 6

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And yet hundreds of junkies walk up and down the boardwalk in Dublin openly selling drugs on a daily basis and the cops turn the other cheek, reason being no revenue to be made from arresting them. Same reason they put a speed camera van on empty fast roads it's all about revenue.
 

R3volution_R3ady

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Scum.

Free society my arse.
 

artfoley56

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It does serve to show us the Priorities of the Gardai, the DPP's Office, and the Courts System in Ireland.
Dont know as the cases are prosecuted by an post
 

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The TV license is a ridiculous anachronism.... to have to pay for RTE to be allowed to watch SKY or BBC

It is nanny statism at its worst: we know what TV is best for you

cYp
 
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