HOUSEHOLDS are set to get whacked again – with homeowners in the county set to be hit with new rates from January.
Every home – regardless of size – will be forced to pay €100 per year.
Some low income families will be exempt from the new tax which will then be replaced by rates and water charges.
And people living in rural areas who have septic tanks will also face massive annual charges to have them inspected.
Socialist Party TD Joe Higgins said the planned household tax would face mass opposition and boycott.
Speaking at the MacGill Summer School in Glenties, ICTU general secretary David Begg said he was not surprised by the development, but he would favour a site charge.
The Cabinet met today for the last time before the summer break.
Replacing the Joint Labour Committees wage-setting mechanism was also likely to have been discussed by ministers, but legislation is some way off.
A decision on who will replace Dermot McCarthy as secretary to the Government and a date for the Presidential election were also up for discussion.