Update at 7.40pm: Cork City Councillors have voted to cut the Local Property Tax rate by 10%.
Cork City Council are meeting tonight to discuss Local Property Tax rates for 2016.
The Anti Austerity Alliance (AAA) senior councillor is Cllr Mick Barry, who is proposing the rate be cut by the maximum 15%.
The AAA council members have said they will not support any Council budget that includes cuts to local services, which has been threatened if Local Property Tax rate is cut by 15%.
So here's a summary of the parties' position on the LPT rate. FG 10% increase, FF 10% decrease, SF & AAA 15% decrease. Indps vary #corkcc— Eoin English (@EoinBearla) September 29, 2015
Fine Gael are proposing a 10% increase on rates, while Fianna Fail are in support of a 10% decrease.
Sinn Fein and AAA members are proposing a 15% decrease.
Independents votes are varying.
That's the reality for thousands of families out there who are struggling, counting the pennies every day to buy the basics he says #corkcc— Eoin English (@EoinBearla) September 29, 2015