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Sinn Féin Calls For Banks and Developers To Shoulder Concrete Burden

The Taoiseach is dismissing the motion as being politically motivated.

Sinn Féin is seeking to scrap the new levy on concrete.

A 10% levy will come into effect from April and is intended to raise an estimated €80 million a year to pay for the mica and pyrite redress schemes.

But, the Society of Chartered Surveyors expects it will add €3,000 - €4,000 to the cost of an average three-bedroom semi-detached home.

Laois-Offaly TD Brian Stanley thinks the burden should be put on banks and large developers:

The Taoiseach has dismissed a Dáil motion on the new concrete levy as being politically motivated. 

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