Cathaoirleach of Kerry County Council believes principle of the Local Property Tax is wrong

30.6.17 Mayor of Tralee - Cllr Norma Foley (FF) . Takes to the chambers at Kerry Conty Council Offices in Tralee . Photo By Domnick Walsh © Eye Focus LTD - www.dwalshphoto.ieTralee Co Kerry Ireland Mobile Phone : 00353 87 26 72 033 Land Line : 00 353 66 71 22 981 E/mail : [email protected] WEB Site : www.dwalshphoto.ie

The Cathaoirleach of Kerry County Council says she believes the principle of the Local Property Tax is wrong.

Yesterday, a vote by Kerry County Councillors on a proposal to again increase the base rates for the LPT in Kerry for 2019 by 5% was tied.

Local authority rules meant that the casting vote was by Cathaoirleach Fianna Fail Cllr Norma Foley who voted against the proposal meaning the tax will return to original base rates.


The increase would have meant those on the lowest band of €90 would have had to pay an extra €4.50.

Cllr Norma Foley says people are already taxed to the hilt and she doesn’t agree with taxing the family home: