15 January 1997 Edition

New Deal is a sham

15 January 1997

``This is a very proud day for me,'' proclaimed Environment minister Noel Dempsey this week. Dempsey was unveiling his New Deal for Local Government. The main points of the New Deal are a much needed increase in funding for local government and a change in the sources of funding. Over the next two years motor taxation is to be increased by 6% and the funds are to be earmarked for local authority spending. Free article


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