Clare bottom of the pile for 2014 Local Government Funding

Clare will receive less money from central government than any other county in Ireland in 2014 – it was confirmed in today’s budget meeting of Clare County Council.
Clare County Council will receive just €2.647 million under the Local Government Fund (LGF) for 2014, a reduction of almost €10 million on the €12.3 million received by the county in 2013.
While much of this reduction is due to the transfer of water services from Clare County Council to the newly formed Irish Water company, the county has dropped dramatically in the LGF funding table and now lies at the bottom of the list.
Councilors meeting in Ennis this afternoon said that the county has been betrayed by the current allocation, especially considering that it recorded one of the highest compliance rates for the Local Property Tax.

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