Council welcomes move to impose rates on vacant commercial buildings

kerry county council headKerry County Council is welcoming a move to impose 50 per cent rates on vacant commercial premises. Councillor Johnny Healy-Rae raised the issue at the monthly meeting of the local authority. The councillor called on the Government to reverse the decision. However council management say they believe the move will encourage landlords to rent long term vacant property particularly in town centre areas.

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