Sinn Fein Cllr labels tax unfair and unjust
Published 26/07/2014 | 12:00
PROPOSING the Sinn Féin motion on reducing the property tax rate in Fingal next year, one of the party's councillors said that it remained opposed to the tax in principle but wanted to 'put down a marker' and follow through on promises made at election time to reduce the tax as soon as possible.
Cllr Paul Donnelly (SF) proposed the Sinn Féin motion on the issue and said that on the recent local election campaign trail he had 'met people who have been struggling to pay the bills and coping with every day life is getting very hard for some people and it's not getting easier'.
He said that 'this is a city that is not poor and yet we have people queuing up for food parcels and I think that is shameful'.
Cllr Donnelly said the property tax was 'unfair and unjust' and that Sinn Féin was not only committed to the 15% reduction but 'we are also committed to abolishing the Local Property Tax'.