Coalition TDs: Property tax risk to social cohesion

Coalition TDs have said the property tax is unfair and anti-urban, with Fine Gael politicians saying the planned levy is a danger to social cohesion and could lead to revolt.

Members from both Fine Gael and Labour were yesterday vocal in their concern about the valuation tax on homes, which will be rolled out next year.

Several from south Dublin did not hold back when telling Michael Noonan, the finance minister, about why the tax was wrong.

But Mr Noonan laid legislation for the tax before the Dáil and revealed that he would have had to hike up income tax and cut services and jobs if the property tax was not introduced.


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