Donegal Councillors vote against Sinn Fein proposals to cut Local Property Tax

 

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Donegal County Councillors have voted against Sinn Fein proposals to cut the Local Property Tax by 15% for next year.

The council had three options, to raise or reduce the rate by up to 15% or leave it unchanged.

Sinn Fein wanted it cut arguing against the tax altogether but a cut was opposed by Fianna Fáil, Fine Gael, Labour Councillors, and some independents.

Cllr Micheal Cholm Mac Giolla Easbuig and Cllr John Campbell abstained from voting due to a point of principle and their stance on LPT.

The Council voted to keep the tax at its current level.

Councillor Gerry McMonagle says it's an unfair tax: