Big councils can absorb additional expenses
Published 30/06/2014 | 02:30
PROPERTY tax cuts were supposed to be the big policy discussion of the local elections. Government confidence, cutbacks in services and stealth taxes dominated instead.
The Labour Party was planning to campaign on a pledge of their councillors ensuring there would be a rate cut, particularly in urban areas.
The junior coalition party was even planning to gazump Fine Gael by making cuts in property tax in cities the central plank of the campaign.