Labour seeks to tax unused land and boost development

The Labour Party is to press finance minister Michael Noonan to impose a national tax on unused zoned development land across the country.

10th August, 2013
Unused sites in Dublin include Cork Street. Photo: Feargal Ward

The Labour Party is to press finance minister Michael Noonan to impose a national tax on unused zoned development land across the country - and not just on Dublin city-centre sites.

It wants Noonan to go beyond a tax proposed by Labour Lord Mayor of Dublin, Oisín Quinn, who submitted a plan for a vacant land levy in Dublin's inner city.

Labour TDs believe that cities and towns across the country would benefit...

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