You DO NOT have to PAY rates in Ireland (Legally)!
Your local county council know this and are hiding from this LAWFUL FACT ... STOP PAYING THEM !!!
Most people [are] not aware of a little old thing called Contract LAW. They [do not] know the LAW and most could not discern some very subtle differences between things like ...
# Obligatory and Mandatory ...
Rates ARE Obligitary, NOT Mandatoty.
You do not have to legally pay them.
# Civil and Criminal ...
NOT Paying Rates is NOT a Criminal Offence !!!
It is a CIVIL Matter, and You WONT go to Jail as the man from ISME suggested, for asking questions.
# See, Hear and Listen to this ...
CONTRACT LAW is where it's at!!!
A DEMAND or a BILL or a NOTICE or a STATEMENT is NOT Legally or Lawfully enforceable as a Mandatory Legal or Lawful Requirement.
Rates are Obligatory and Cannot be Lawfully Enforced [FACT] ...
A DEMAND Must be preceded by a Valid, Signed and Lawful INVOICE!
No Council issue Lawful Invoices, as they have provided NO GOODS
OR SERVICES. If they do, report them to AN GARDA for extortion.
An INVOICE is Legally defined as : “An itemised list of goods or services Furnished by a seller to a buyer, usu. specifying the price & terms of Sale”.
- (Blacks LAW Dictionary 2009 – 9th. Edition)
An INCOICE Must be preceded by a Valid, Signed and Lawful CONTRACT!
A CONTRACT is Legally Constituted as follows:-
1. Consensus Ad Idem … meeting of the minds.
2. Genuineness of Consent.
3. Wet Ink Signatures.
4. Full Disclosure.
5. Valuable Consideration.
6. Certainty of Terms.
7. Privity of Contract.
NO CONTRACT ? --- DO NOT PAY!
NO INVOICE ? --- DO NOT PAY!
A DEMAND ? --- ASK QUESTIONS!
If Your Local Council are Making Demands ...
Ask them to "Document and Verify the Obligation" ...
by producing the following:-
1. The Original CONTRACT.
2. A Signed, Valid & Lawful INVOICE.
3. A Set of THEIR ACCOUNTS (Pertaing to any Loss).
If you are unsure about these FACTS, bring them to a Barrister of LAW. Your local solicitor is probably a plebeian, so won’t know or 'remember' CONTRACT LAW.
Please pass this information to ALL the business people in Ireland that you know. It may well save their business, their lives and their family.