Tempers flare at Tipp council meeting

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The perceived lack of investment in Tipperary town led to angry exchanges at this months meeting of the County Council.

Tempers flared while Councillors were debating the proposed 10% increase in the Local Property Tax.

Independent representative Denis Leahy was one of 14 councillors to vote against the 10% increase being sought by Council officials.

He said he couldn’t support such a move when many homeowners find themselves in negative equity and are now being further punished with this hike in the property tax.

He pointed to the lack of investment in Tipperary Town by the Council saying they were getting little return for their money.

However Fine Gael’s Michael Fitzgerald wasn’t happy with the stance taken by Councillor Leahy who had said he would support the LPT increase if Tipp Town was to benefit.

Councillor Fitzgerald felt this was stroke politics and was not acceptable.