Deputy Doherty urges Government to abandon property tax plans

Sinn Féin is urging the Government to abandon plans for a property tax next year and introduce a wealth tax instead.

The party says people should only pay tax on assets totalling more than one-million-euro.

At the weekend, it emerged the coalition's told the Troika it will introduce a 'value based' charge for next year - but it's unclear if that's on the site or the property.

Donegal South-West Deputy Pearse Doherty says neither way is fair: