Ombudsman: Emily O'Reilly
Ombudsman, Emily O'Reilly has confirmed that county councils and local authorities have the right to recoup unpaid developer levies from homeowners.
A report in today's Sunday Business Post states that Wicklow County Council have already issued letters to households looking for payments of €4,800 per unit. The fees are being pursued by the council to cover costs of up to €65,000 in unpaid levies by developers.
Development levies are paid upfront by builders to cover the cost of connecting new houses to public services and utilities, such as water, gas and electricity. Generally the levies must be paid in full before any construction takes place.
My Purple Chair
The My Purple Chair title was born from my favourite place to sit and think about what's happening in the world. It's old but comfortable. So i suppose it's a bit like myself!