43 cent of every euro spent by Longford council funded by the people, says councillor

The current structure of local government funding needs to be dismantled, according to a Longford councillor.

Cllr Joe Flaherty made the comments at a meeting of Longford County Council this week, where councillors approved a 2020 budget of €48million.

Despite the record-breaking budget – which is reportedly the highest in the history of the county – Cllr Flaherty noted that the people of Longford are funding almost half of it through tax.

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According to the councillor, there is a need to go back to the drawing board.

Speaking to Shannonside FM, he says 43cent of every euro spent by the council next year is coming from the people: