Retailers call for urgent reform of local authority rates system

Retail Ireland, the Ibec group that represents the retail sector, today launched a new policy paper entitled ‘Tackling the rates burden’. The paper highlights the serious deficiencies in the current system governing how local authority rates are levied and collected from retailers, resulting in over €200 million in uncollected rates each year. The retail sector […]

Market Place in crisis as Tipp Council takes in 30 million in Rates – McGrath

Independent TD Mattie McGrath has called on the CEO of Tipperary County Council Joe MacGrathto initiate an immediate review of the sustainability of commercial rates for business in County Tipperary. Deputy McGrath was speaking after the closure of SuperValu at Market Place has once again thrown the spotlight on to the punitive level of rates […]

Cllr Cahill Calls for Rates Changes to Revitalise Tipperary Businesses

Cllr Jackie Cahill has called for changes to be made to the current rates system to alleviate the burden on small and medium businesses in Tipperary. The Tipperary County Councillor made the call following the introduction of a Fianna Fáil Bill in the Dáil last week aimed at streamlining rates across the country. Cllr Cahill […]

Rates on vacant businesses continue to cripple local trade – Martin Lonergan

Cahir/Clonmel Local election candidate Martin Lonergan has said he will work vigorously to ensure that local businesses who continue to endure punitive levels of rates payments on vacant premises will have a strong voice on Tipperary County Council. Mr Lonergan was speaking after the matter was continuously raised at the local level as a source […]

Restaurant Body Warns of Further Closures as Local Authorities Destroy Small Rural Restaurants

The Restaurants Association of Ireland has warned of inevitable job losses in rural communities as local authorities continue to increase rates and destroy small restaurants. Based on a recent business survey carried out by the Restaurants Association of Ireland, it was found that most participants have experienced an increase in their rate charges in the […]