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The Ghost of Captain Boycott and the Ladies’ Land League Stalks the Kenny-Gilmore Household Tax

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The Dublin North TD Clare Daly (Socialist Party, United Left Alliance) has written a thoughtful article on the Household Tax

http://www.thejournal.ie/readme/column-why-the-household-charge-is-a-gateway-tax/

which we have reproduced in full below.

In a previous article on this site

https://tomasoflatharta.com/2011/12/14/joe-higgins-warns-enda-kenny-mass-boycott-of-new-household-tax-in-2012/

some recommended reading gives us a flavour of Irish Resistance in Mayo during the Nineteenth Century.

A question was asked

Is “Enda Kenny, the Mayo Deputy, the New Captain Boycott?”

Women organised independently through the Ladies’ Land League, which was  more radical than than its male equivalent – Anna Parnell was among its leaders :

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anna_Catherine_Parnell

Offices were given to the ladies but little help. The women held public meetings and encouraged country women to be active in withholding rent, in boycotting and in resisting evictions. They raised funds for the League and for the support of prisoners and their families. They distributed Land League wooden huts to shelter evicted tenant families and by the beginning of 1882 they had 500 branches, thousands of women members and considerable publicity.

Offices were given to the ladies but little help. The women held public meetings and encouraged country women to be active in withholding rent, in boycotting and in resisting evictions. They raised funds for the League and for the support of prisoners and their families. They distributed Land League wooden huts to shelter evicted tenant families and by the beginning of 1882 they had 500 branches, thousands of women members and considerable publicity.

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Jan 17, 2012 at 1:08 pm

Launch of Help Line – Boycott Household Tax

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Jan 11, 2012 at 3:27 pm

Joe Higgins Warns Enda Kenny – Mass Boycott of New Household Tax in 2012

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lKdjUMB1JGA&feature=player_embedded

Enda Kenny, the Mayo Deputy, the New Captain Boycott?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Boycott

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