Small towns and businesses worst hit by rates

A Leitrim Councillor says businesses in small towns are being worst hit by rates.

Manorhamilton publican and local Councillor Felim Gurn says that small shops and pubs are being worst affected by this year’s rate which are being sent out to businesses at present.

Information workshops on the evaluations have been taking place in Leitrim over the past two days and people can appeal the figures if they are unhappy with them.

But Councillor Gurn says the appeals process is in fact unworkable: