Minister for the Environment Phil Hogan has reiterated his stance that the one in four homeowners yet to pay the household charge will be “pursued”.
He also said they would be liable for double the original €100 fee for failing to pay by the March 2012 deadline.
Minister Hogan thanked the 76% of householders who had paid to date and encouraged the others to follow suit.
“The 24% that haven’t paid need to pay, it is the law and they will be pursued,” he said.
The Revenue Commissioners are set to take over the handling of the household charge and will include it in their pursuit of property tax payments.