Donegal County Council has voted to increase the local property tax by 15% in 2020.
CEO of Donegal County Council Seamus Neely put forward the proposal in Lifford, stating that there is a shortfall of just over 1.7M in expenditure for the year ahead.
Mr. Neely said the increase was necessary in order to fund vital projects in Donegal in the year ahead.
A vote was taken, resulting in Cllrs voting 15 in favour of the increase, 13 against and two abstentions.
Cllr Ciaran Brogan voted in favour of the move, describing it as a leap of faith................