Welcome Investment of LPT in Local Roads

On being elected I was determined that funds collected from the local property tax (LPT) must be spent locally and not redirected back to national government. At council level, we have made allocations around the district with significant grants being made to Tidy Towns and residents association groups across the Naas district. Continue Reading →

FF Bill on Relief for Apartment Management Fees Welcome

The Fianna Fáil party has published a Bill to provide property tax relief for homeowners who are paying management fees. There are thousands of homeowners living in managed estates across Kildare, and indeed Ireland, who are paying on the double for many services. This is an issue I raised many Continue Reading →

Local Property Tax – Retained for Local Projects

In the 2015 budget at Kildare County Council which was set in late 2014, Fianna Fáil led a motion to cut Local Property Tax by 7.5% for Kildare which was passed and which householders will see the saving in their LPT bills this year. In addition to the tax cut, Continue Reading →

Kildare’s LPT Cut and the Logic Behind 7.5%

Coming into the new council in May I would have instinctively favoured cutting the property tax by the maximum possible cut of 15% when that time came. However even in the short few months of council meetings since it has been very apparent that the council needs more funds to Continue Reading →

Residents Still Left in the Dark

I have put in updated requests for progress on the taking in charge of estates as another winter sets in and some estates are still without lighting. Last year I obtained records through the freedom of information act which confirmed a council decision to cut-off 85 estates from maintenance so Continue Reading →