Sinn Féin to publish new measures aimed at collecting derelict sites penalties

Opposition party wants local authorities that have collected less than 75 per cent of derelict sites fines to publish a report explaining their lack of effective action and how they intend to address the issue

12th January, 2022
Sinn Féin to publish new measures aimed at collecting derelict sites penalties
Thomas Gould, the Sinn Féin TD for Cork North Central, said the Derelict Sites Levy had ‘failed’ due to widespread instances of levies not being collected and the lack of data collected. Picture: John Allen

New measures aimed at increasing the monitoring and collection of financial penalties by local authorities will be published later today by Sinn Féin.

Under the Derelict Sites Act, councils are required to gather data on the value of derelict sites in their jurisdictions and other information, including the name and address of the site owners.

Thomas Gould, Sinn Féin TD for Cork North Central, said the Derelict Sites Levy was introduced as a...

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