NO AUTOMATIC exemptions from property and water taxes should be allowed for pensioners or social welfare recipients, Minister of State for European Affairs Lucinda Creighton has said.
She also said people living in Dublin and other cities should not be discriminated against and “punished for their address” when it came to paying the value-based property tax. Square footage should be taken into account, along with ability to pay.
In an interview with The Irish Times, Ms Creighton argued against a site valuation tax because “people living in houses where you literally cannot swing a cat in Dublin will be paying the bulk of property tax and I don’t think that’s fair”.
Read her interview with Mary Minihan in today’s Irish Times.