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Tipperary Council adopts €138 million Budget after five hours deliberation

Budget is adopted by 29 votes to 5.

Noel Dundon

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Noel Dundon

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Joe MacGrath

Tipperary County Council CEO Joe MacGrath

Following  five hours of talks, discussions and deliberations, Tipperary County Council adopts annual Budget after a vote. It was proposed by FF Councillor Roger Kennedy.

Members of Tipperary County Council today approved spending of €138,876,599 for 2017 at the annual Estimates meeting in Nenagh following a vote. The adoption was proposed by Cllr Roger Kennedy (FF) and seconded by Cllr Mary Hanna Hourigan (FF).

Cllr Roger Kennedy who proposed adoption of the Budget.

After five hours of deliberation, the council members voted 29 vs 5 in favour of adopting the Budget. The commercial rate will remain the same in the county but there will be some increases in Municipal District areas and reductions in others in order to achieve rate equalisation throughout the county.
Tipperary County Council are considering the spending of almost €139 million this morning in 2017 as discussions on the annual Estimates meeting take place in Nenagh.

The Budget, presented by Chief Executive Officer Mr Joe MacGrath will spend €28.5 million on housing and building; €39 million on roads, transportation and safety; €13.6 million on water services;€11.3 million on development management; €19.6 million on environmental services; €11.8 million on recreation and amenity; €1.3 million on agriculture, education, health and welfare; and €13.5 million on miscellaneous services.

It has been confirmed that the council will receive almost €26 million from the local property tax allocations while the commercial rate, which will not change from it's 56.77 current valuation, will yield €30.5 million.