Department will not make up council shortfalls after property tax cuts
Dublin City Council voted to cut tax by 15 per cent in spite of a €39 million shortfall
Any shortfalls arising in local authorities’ budgets due to cuts in the rate of local property tax will not be covered by central government, the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government has said.
A row broke out in Dublin City Council last week after councillors ignored a plea by Owen Keegan, the council‘s chief executive, to increase the tax by 15 per cent to help fill some of the €39 million hole...
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