Donegal to increase Local Property Tax by 15%.

County councillors in Donegal have voted to increase the Local Property Tax by 15%.

15 Councillors voted in favour of the decision to increase the tax yesterday 11 voted against the proposal and two councillors abstained in the vote.

The vote to adopt the increase followed a recommendation from Donegal County Council chief executive Seamus Neely who informed the Councillors that the local authority is facing a funding shortfall of €1.75m.

Independent Councillor Niamh Kennedy voted in favour of yesterday’s property tax increase.

Speaking to Ocean FM news she says the revenue raised from the property tax is a vital source of income in order for the Council to secure funding for a number of different projects.