The Government has reneged on its pledge to give most of the Laois property tax back to Laois according to a Fianna Fáil local election candidate.
David Ryan, who is running in the Portlaoise/Abbeyleix area, said the Local Property Tax, which started out as a tax to go towards local services delivered by county hall, has turned into anything but a Local tax.
“Now a large amount of the money that was supposed to go to Laois County Council is going to Dublin, a complete change from the 80% we were all promised.
“This all happened after people started paying the tax that “didn’t” double in household budgets this year,” he said. *See Page 20