Wednesday 13 December 2017

Big councils can absorb additional expenses

Overall the average national asking price has increased for the first time in about eight years
Overall the average national asking price has increased for the first time in about eight years
Fionnan Sheahan

Fionnan Sheahan

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.

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