Friday October 30, 2020

Defence minister wants water tax credit for rural households

Kehoe asks Donohoe for credit, but finance minister says he has no plans for such a concession

Michael Brennan

Political Editor

22nd October, 2017
Minister for Defence Paul Kehoe has said that he welcomed all contributions towards a discussion but had restated Ireland's commitment to a policy of neutrality. Pic: Rolling News

The Minister for Defence Paul Kehoe has re-opened the water charges controversy by calling for a tax credit for rural people paying for their water.

Although water charges have been effectively scrapped, around 285,000 people in rural areas still have to pay annual group water charges of around €100 to €125 per year. There are also households paying for their own private wells.

Kehoe asked Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe about providing a tax credit to...

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