Tax the Catholic Church in Ireland
  • Petitioned The Irish Government

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The Irish Government

Tax the Catholic Church in Ireland

    1. Seán Lynch
    2. Petition by

      Seán Lynch

      Cork, Ireland

Given the Catholic Church’s immense wealth, the petitioners below believe that Ireland should limit the income supporting this institution. A small tax on funds donated to the Catholic Church would bring in a portion of the money needed to tackle our current debt during this economic crisis. The Irish people’s generosity has strengthened the Catholic Church, helping to make it what it is today; it’s time for the Church to do the same by lending assistance in our time of need. Similar taxes exist in  Austria, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Iceland, Italy, Sweden, some parts of Switzerland and several other countries.

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    1. Reached 1,000 signatures
    2. Catholic Church is exempt from another tax

      Seán Lynch
      Petition Organizer

      The church is one of the richest organizations in the world. At a time when Irish households are struggling with yet another tax, shouldn't the church lead by example and use their moral ground to show us the way? What are they trying to hide? The time to act is now!

    3. Reached 250 signatures

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    Reasons for signing

    • Patrick Flaherty BROOKLYN, NY
      • over 1 year ago

      The Catholic church, though it has done much good for the Irish people over the course of history, also was instrumental in one of the injustices perpetrated upon them (and others since). Pope Adrian IV (the only English Pope) was instrumental in causing the Norman invasion of Ireland in the 12th century to stamp out "Celtic Christianity."

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    • Gemma Creagh GALWAY, IRELAND
      • over 1 year ago

      It's a disgrace that they get an exemption.

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    • MICHAEL GILCHRIST LONGFORD, IRELAND
      • over 1 year ago

      To be perfectly honest I don't think the catholic church should be given any money. Poor people giving money to wealthy people is a disgrace. The Vatican is one of the richest organisations in the world and what is it doing to help its people? Nothing.

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    • Mark Glynn GALWAY, IRELAND
      • over 1 year ago

      The catholic church displays an huge amount of wealth it can still flaunt its blatant cover up of recent abuse. the church abused the Irish people and its about time they owned up to the people by making a positive contribution to the Irish state.

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    • Sandra Roche Schaeren DUBLIN 12, IRELAND
      • over 1 year ago

      Because they need to give back a lot of what they have taken away. Plus why exempt them???

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