Wednesday October 21, 2020

Bruton intent on keeping vacant housing site for farming

Family are sitting on a prime housing site in their home town of Dunboyne in Meath despite the severe shortage of homes there

Michael Brennan

Political Editor

18th October, 2017
An abandoned house on the Bruton lands in Dunboyne

But in the Budget, Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe warned that those who were hoarding their land had to develop it urgently - or face an increased vacant site levy of 7 per cent in 2020.

When asked whether this would affect him, Bruton acknowledged that part of the family land in Dunboyne was zoned for housing. But he insisted that it was not a vacant site.

“We have a family farm that has been in the...

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