Fine Gael ‘Thatcherites’ fail to block anti property tax council motion

property taxDonegal County Council has backed a motion calling on the Fine Gael / Labour Government to repeal the Property Tax.

During a debate on a Sinn Fein motion, Fine Gael accused Sinn Fein of being populist while Fine Gael were accused of keeping the spirit of Margaret Thatcher alive.

Notably, Labour Mayor Frank McBrearty broke party rank to back the motion.

Sinn Fein Councillor Jack Murray said the party was pleased that the motion was passed by 10 votes to 8: