No plans to review commercial rates despite national collection of €1.3 billion- Mattie McGrath

Independent TD Mattie McGrath has called on the Minister for Housing; Planning and Local Government, Eoghan Murphy, to clarify why his department has failed to conduct a review of the economic impact of local authority rates on small and medium businesses. Deputy McGrath was speaking after the Minister confirmed the absence of the review to […]

Local Businesses To Be Hit With Draconian Commercial Rates Legislation – Mattie McGrath

Independent TD Mattie McGrath has called on the Minister for Housing and Local Government Simon Coveney to suspend planned new legislation which will introduce harsh new penalties for businesses that fail to pay commercial rates to the relevant Local Authority. Deputy McGrath was speaking after reports in the Sunday Business Post confirmed that the Minister […]

SuperValu closure shines a damning light on commercial rates regime – McGrath

Independent TD Mattie McGrath has described the closure of the former SuperValu premises in Market Place Clonmel as a worrying indicator of the pressures that continue to bear down on the SME sector. Deputy McGrath was speaking as hopes for the stores survival were finally dashed: “The current Commercial Rates system which is operative in […]