Rates Reprieve Confirmed For Clare Businesses Hit By COVID-19

An economic taskforce for Clare is to be established within weeks – to help the county emerge from the COVID-19 crisis.

The announcement came at last evening’s Council meeting, which was dominated – by the impact of the virus on this county.

Council officials unveiled a stark series of financial figures – which outlined how they expect a €19.7 million fall-off in rates returns this year.


Despite the impact of this on services, local representatives unanimously backed a call for rates bills to be frozen.

Two of them, Ennis Fine Gael representative Mary Howard and Ennis Fianna Fáil Councillor Mark Nestor joined Gavin on Tuesday’s show.