Cllr O’Donnell calls for rates reduction for some rural businesses

Commercial ratesThere are calls on the council to reduce rates for businesses that don't avail of council services such as sewers, paths and streetlights.

Councillor John O'Donnell says it is unfair that businesses in rural areas that don't access council services should have to pay rates the same as those in bigger towns that do.

The Councillor says some businesses are even considering moving to Northern Ireland to avail of cheaper rates: