€20 Will Solve Mayo Council’s Irish Cheques Fiasco

Mayo County Council are in hot water today for refusing to accept Household Charge cheques written in Irish,  according to a report in today’s Irish Times.

The local authority had blamed their bank, AIB, for refusing to process cheques in the name of “Comhairle Contae Mhaigh Eo”, the local authority’s official title as Gaeilge.

Mayo County Council

Apparently, the bank had told Mayo County Council that it would not accept cheques in Irish from January 2nd, 2013.  For their part, AIB have since stressed that they do accept cheques made out in Irish, and denied any recent change in policy.

I’m amazed that Mayo County Council are unaware that there is a very easy way to resolve this problem. They can register “Comhairle Contae Mhaigh Eo” (or any other title) as a business name with the Companies Office, by completing a simple RBN2 form and paying a €20 fee.

Once the name is registered, they will receive a Certificate to that effect. They simply present the Certificate to their bank and the bank is then free to process cheques made out to the registered business name.

And it only costs €20 – a tiny fraction of the resources the Council has already exhausted in returning unused cheques to householders, and a mere drop in the ocean compared to the cost of their recent court prosecutions for non-payment of the household charge.

The full Irish Times report is here.

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