The council has decided to charge vacant premises 5% of the value of rates.
Commercial rates were the main changes to be introduced as the budgets for both county councils were decided. The meetings in Kilkenny...
Kilkenny and Carlow local authorities will hold their Budget 2018 meetings later.
It appears the shortfall in Kilkenny County Council’s budget has now fallen back to €750,000. Councillors attended a private meeting at the...
Previous calculations had estimated that the deficit would be even more.
Councillors received the draft budgetary plan from the executive this week.
It's expected that the pension and social welfare payments will see an increase of about €5 a week.
Like Kilkenny, a hike in the tax is being proposed
This represents about 7% of their total income.
Businesses in the town will see a reduction in their rates while those in the county will be increased slightly.