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Local Property Tax reduced for 2015

Following a vote by local Councillors in Dublin City Council and in Fingal Co. Council, the Local Property Tax will be reduced by 15% in 2015. Below are the new LPT rates that will apply. Valuation band (based on 2013 valuations) € Current LPT for a full year (€) 2015 LPT (€) 0 - 100,000 90 76.5 100,001 - 150,000 225 191.25 150,001 - 200,000 Read More

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Ballymun Tidy Towns making great strides

Photo: Róisin with Nóirín Coghlan of Ballymun Whitehall Partnership,  Lord Mayor Cllr. Christy Burke, and Seán Tyrrell of the Ballymun Tidy Towns Committee at the presentation of awards to residents for great work in improving local areas.   Well done to the Ballymun Tidy Towns Committee and Ballymun Whitehall Partnership for organising this. In the National Tidy Towns competition Ballymun's overall points were up on last year and the area continues to Read More

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The Government’s plan for Water Charges – Does it stack up?

Photo Credit: Nic McPhee (flickr) Licence: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/   One of the outstanding questions yet to be answered by the Government is just how much it will cost to run the overall water charging scheme, including collecting charges and paying grants - and if these costs render the whole project unviable. A member Read More

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Benzodiazepines & Z-drugs

Today I raised in the Dáil the ongoing issue of the over-prescribing and street-trading of Benzodiazepines. (Copy of speech below)   In my remarks I made the following key points: It has been three years since a review of the use of Benzodiasepines and z-drugs was initiated in the Read More