The Carmelite Order’s Appeals
In a parallel appeal, the Carmelite order of nuns in south Dublin protested against the inclusion of two monastery sites in the tax.
Their argument centered on the potential disruption to their business of distributing altar bread, which they considered as a trade.
They claimed that the tax would infringe upon their way of life.
The board’s inspector, however, upheld the inclusion of the sites in the tax, asserting that the nuns’ business did not qualify for exemption.
The Carmelite order will have to address the tax implications for their monastic sites, which they claimed would disrupt their traditional lifestyle and business operations.