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Laois Council Set To Ask Government For A Bailout

Next year's budget will be down by a third.

Laois County Council will ask central government for a bailout to cover next years budget. 

It will be down a third of the money it needs to run public services - €78.4 million - according to independent councillor James Kelly. 

Commercial rates - normally a large income stream - were waived for businesses struggling throughout Covid. 

Councillor Kelly says the draft budget before the council next week will be a "difficult" one.

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