The Taoiseach has said that the 100 euro household charge is fair.
Speaking in China earlier, Enda Kenny urged people to register and pay ahead of Saturday's deadline, and said that local authority offices would remain open throughout the day.
Mr. Kenny said that the Government has tried to act fairly with the people.
“The government reversed the minimum wage through negotiation with the troika, the government took 330,000 people out of the universal social charge, the government did not increase income tax”, he said
“..this is a charge that is being set out as a forerunner to a property charge that will follow”.