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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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Minister White should not endorse RTE Board Nominee

Statement issued today, Sunday 5th October, 2014   Minister White should not endorse RTE Board Nominee Independent T.D. Róisín Shortall has called on Minister Alex White not to endorse one of the Oireachtas Committee's nominees to the Board of RTE. Ms. Shortall was responding to media reports that the Committee Read More

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Campaign for Fairer Funding for Primary Schools

Photo Credit: Tommy Clancy (photographer) Róisín meeting INTO representatives as part of their pre-Budget "Room to Bloom" campaign. The campaign is seeking Smaller class size. Sustainable networks of schools. A new model of teaching support for special education. Increased release time for teaching principals. Salary restoration for primary teachers to Read More