Council flat tenants may face rent rise Disability cuts
People with disabilities in Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown council accommodation could face a €10 rise in their rent if councillors give the go-ahead to budget proposals this week.
Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council is proposing the rent increase as part of its budget for 2013.
In a report to councillors, county manager Owen Keegan said the council's housing rent scheme had disregarded "a subsidiary earner's income from disability allowance" when calculating how much rent such households should pay.
This was out of line with the other Dublin authorities, he said, and should be changed.
A plan to introduce parking charges in six new locations is also built into the draft budget.
The council hopes to raise more than €6 million from pay and display income in 2013.