No decrease in Roscommon commercial rates in 2017

There will be no decrease in commercial rates in Roscommon next year – despite an earlier commitment. In 2014, the Fianna Fáil /Independent alliance that controls Roscommon County Council pledged to reduce the rate by 10 per cent over the next five years, with 2 per cent being cut in each budget. However, Fianna Fáil councillor…

Cllr Paddy KilduffThere will be no decrease in commercial rates in Roscommon next year – despite an earlier commitment.

In 2014, the Fianna Fáil /Independent alliance that controls Roscommon County Council pledged to reduce the rate by 10 per cent over the next five years, with 2 per cent being cut in each budget.

However, Fianna Fáil councillor Paddy Kilduff, the whip of the group, says they can’t honour that for 2017.

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The rate will be set at Friday’s annual budget meeting of the council on Friday, but the south Roscommon politician indicates no change is likely.