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Dooley’s concern on increasing property taxes

Clare Fianna Fáil TD Timmy Dooley has urged local Government TDs “to back a common sense proposal” from the Opposition to avert a major increase in property taxes. Under the Government’s property tax law properties have to be revalued from their 2013 levels in 2016. But property prices have been rising steadily and this will result in a massive hike in the property taxes if nothing is done to stop it. Deputy Dooley said, “There is widespread concern already that people in Clare will find their water bills rising considerably once metering is fully introduced. The prospect of a further increase in property tax bills represents another threat hanging over households. But it can be stopped. “Fianna Fáil is committed to a review of the property tax, which takes account of people’s ability to pay. The Government should take the opportunity afforded by the Finance Bill to repeal the revaluation in 2016. My colleague Deputy Michael McGrath has published an …

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Cratloe PO closure to go ahead

Reports that Cratloe Post Office is to close have brought a strong reaction from Fianna Fáil TD, Timmy Dooley. He was reacting to a directive from An Post that the office will close in March 2015. “I am shocked at news that An Post plans on closing Cratloe Post Office in March of next year. When An Post first considered closing the Post Office in June, the local community came together and put forward a comprehensive business plan. However, this has now been rejected by An Post,” he said. Continuing, Deputy Dooley said, “I am absolutely shocked that An Post cannot see the benefit and value of the post office to the local community in Cratloe. The business plan presented included proposals on making the post office a viable business. “If the Post Office was to close, then the adjoining shop may also have to close. This would rob the village of two vital local amenities. Rural Ireland has already …

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