Limerick Council owed almost €1million in vacant sites levies

ALMOST €1million is owed to Limerick City and County Council for sites left sitting idle across the last year.

That’s according to figures obtained by Dublin TD Cian O’Callaghan, showing that €920,500 in outstanding payments since January of this year is owed to the Council by developers and property owners who left sites vacant throughout 2022.

The figures obtained by the Social Democrats TD identified six vacant sites in the County in 2022, worth an estimated €10,800,000.

Limerick’s local authority has the highest figures in outstanding payments for any area outside of Dublin (€4.8m), with Kilkenny standing third in the tally at almost €700,000.

Limerick’s local authority, however, was the largest collector of levy fees, collecting €100,500 of the national €137,355 total for a single site.

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