PAYE in Ireland.


We are under an illusion if we believe the Irish gained it’s freedom from the rule of the Crown of England in 1921.

James Connolly was right – We are, in reality, ruled by Banks  (City of  London (Crown) & IMF Rothchild Bank) and Pharma Companies.

If you are under the illusion (as we have been told) that our taxes go to pay for roads, schools etc.  wake up.  Only a small portion of what is actually taken in goes there.  The big portion goes into the back pockets of those in power and like the €6B that was revealed in the banking enquiry going round in a circle –  Our money goes round the golden circles.  It’s accounted for, sometimes, on paper but, open your eyes. Look at the players.  It’s your money.

Click on the photo – follow the money
Our power, our last and greatest power is our spending power.

So they are now in the process of making us a cashless society.  If that happens …. if that happens it will only be because we are too lazy to watch how and where we spend our money.  Today they rely on us for cash – tomorrow if it is all card and digital, we have truly lost all vestiges of independence, freedom and personal power.  It’s up to every individual to educate himself and then those around him.


PAYE is neither moral, ethical, legal or just.  Just because there is a law that instituted it does not mean it is morally or ethically legal.  But it does fool the 99% into allowing their work to be taxed.

PAYE is taken by the employer from your wages BEFORE you get it and paid directly to REVENUE weekly.

Like almost everything else we legitimise in Ireland – the idea came from the royal ranks of the English Crown.  Devised by Sir Paul Chambers, PAYE was introduced into the UK in 1944 following trials in 1940 and 1941.

Sir Paul Chambers’ PAYE taxation system was introduced to Ireland on 6 October 1960.   Government at the time was Sean Lemass, Sean MacEntee, Jack Lynch, Niall Blayney, Erskine Childers, Patrick Hillery etc.

SIR Paul Stanley Chambers

Sir Stanley Paul Chambers KBE CB CIE (2 April 1904 – 23 December 1981)


Why do Irish people put up with such high income taxes?If you earn €34,302 in Ireland, then every single extra euro you earn after that will be taxed at a marginal rate of 52%. Once you earn that much, the Government feels entitled to take more than half of every extra euro you earn. – 22 Sept 2021

14 Sept 2021

Forty years ago, the PAYE revolts rocked Ireland. Paul O’Neill tells the story of this oft-forgotten period when Irish workers fought for a more progressive taxation system, while the establishment struggled to reign in the movement. – 9 Oct 2020

Taking To The Streets Against Taxation 1984

Overhauling unfair PAYE rates would be win-win for workers and employers –18 Feb 2018

A brief history of the Irish protest – 1 Nov 2014

Former Ictu leader who helped shape massive 1979 PAYE worker protests – 31 Oct 2009

Workers in struggle: Quinn’s last stand – Real tax reform should top coalition agenda – 23 Jan 1997

Are you thinking something is not quite right?