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The Cathaoirleach of Kerry County Council is calling for a reduction in motor tax rates.

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Cllr Pat McCarthy told the monthly meeting of the local authority that Irish motorists are paying the highest road tax in Europe.

He said the highest rate in the UK is €200, Germany has no tax on some cars and the highest level is €150 and in Spain it varies from €70 to €170 annually.

Cllr McCarthy called on Finance Minister Michael Noonan to cut tax particularly on vehicles pre 2008 and some between 2009 and 2011.