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    Default Which Local Authorities are having funding cut?

    RTE reported on the 9pm news that 7 Local Authorities are having their funding cut due to non payment of the household charge.

    Of course, they didn't tell us which 7, nor are there any details on their website.

    Does anybody know?
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    An affront to local democracy. Why should they pay for Central government's mistake? We should reform and invest in local government so that parish pump ends at the council and get real politicians in the Dáil.
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    Anyone able to answer the question without the pointless rhetoric?

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    Quote Originally Posted by goosebump View Post
    Anyone able to answer the question without the pointless rhetoric?
    Yerra go ************************ urself so pal.
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    That's brilliant. Would a VAT strike force the central government to cut too?

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    I believe Donegal was one. Dunno the other six. Dun Laoghaire were the top boys in class so streets will be paved with gold there
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    Here is a novel idea, let the local authorities cut their costs, starting with the overpaid incompetents in management positions. The power to set the local tax should be returned to the elected representatives, who should have to stand for re-election every year, immediately after the rate is set. The local authority accounts should be published in advance of the annual rate setting so that those who will pay can see exactly where the money is going to. Senior managment staff, with a salary capped at €100,000 for the larger authorities and between €60 - €80 the smaller, hired on annual contracts of employment with clearly defined performance measures, if they fail to meet their performance targets, contact will not be renewed.

    If such a system were in place it would result in two things, the waste would be cut and eventually completed eliminated and two when it is clear to the tax paying public where their money is going and they have the power to ensure that it is spent wisely they would be more willing to pay for real services.

    Local authorities should stick to their core business, cleaning the streets, collecting waste, repairing the footpaths and roads and get out of the "cultural events", "multi-cultural events" and other expensive nonsense.

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    It's amazing that RTE could run this story with such a glaring omission.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ruserious View Post
    An affront to local democracy. Why should they pay for Central government's mistake? We should reform and invest in local government so that parish pump ends at the council and get real politicians in the Dáil.
    Is it your proposal that central taxation should be reduced and a greater percent of the funding of local goverment should be raised from property taxes, service charges etc ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 4horsemen View Post
    Is it your proposal that central taxation should be reduced and a greater percent of the funding of local goverment should be raised from property taxes, service charges etc ?
    I don't believe in property charges. A man's home is his home. I would support a splitting of PAYE. A local and national version. 20% to Local Government and the rest to Central government. In return, local government would get a lot more power and functions.
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