« BackKerry people paid one of highest totals of motor tax in the country last year

Kerry people paid one of the highest totals of motor tax in the country last year.

Cars parked on Denny Street car park

Figures revealed by Minister for Local Government Simon Coveney show that over €742 million was taken in across 26 licensing authorities up to the end of August.


Motor tax receipts from the 26 councils or licensing authorities across the country show that a total of €742 million was taken in in the first eight months of this year.

Each council collects the motor tax locally, and it is then passed onto the Department of Transport.

Kerry County Council took in over €25 million from motor tax between January and the end of August; the ninth highest amount in the country, coming ahead of counties like Wicklow, Donegal and Mayo.

Dublin is top of the table at almost €190 million; while Leitrim took in the smallest amount of revenue from motor tax at €5 million.

The figures were revealed by Local Government Minister Simon Coveney in response to a question by Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin.