Councillor Noel Rock this evening welcomed the reduction of Dublin City’s Local Property Tax by the 15% rate, saying “this is a positive move, and one which will benefit all households within Dublin City. It is a decision taken against the backdrop of an optimistic outlook and Dublin’s economic recovery”.

Councillor Rock continued: “Having set down an early motion regarding this as far back as June, and following a motion to the Fine Gael Ard Fheis at the start of the year in order to make this our party policy ahead of May’s local elections, I am delighted that Dublin City Council has this evening agreed a 15% reduction in the property tax”.

Councillor Rock added: “This reduction comes against the backdrop of a recovering domestic economy, and will hopefully allow householders a bit of breathing space in their own domestic budgets this year. I firmly believe that by reducing this by the full amount at the earliest possible opportunity, it will provide a noticeable spur to Dublin households and local economies”

Councillor Rock continued:
“I, along with my party colleagues, are further committed to ensuring that local business rates are also reduced by 1% as we work to bolster our local and national recovery”.

Councillor Rock concluded:
“I would also like to commend the spirit of cooperation between Fine Gael, Fianna Fáil and Sinn Fein in reaching this conclusion. If there is one thing people do not want to see right now, it’s politicians who play the blame game. We have a position of responsibility on Dublin City Council, and the ability to make lives easier for hard-pressed households, and I am glad we have worked together to achieve this outcome”.

Cllr. Noel Rock
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