That pursuant to subsection 2° of section 2 of Article 25 of the Constitution, Seanad Éireann concurs with the Government in a request to the President to sign the Local Government Rates and Other Matters Bill 2018 on a date which is earlier than the fifth day after the date on which the Bill shall have been presented to him.
I wish the Minister of State well with the Bill. It is a very important piece of legislation that he has brought to the House and that the House has passed. I am sure councillors will be happy with the intended proposal the Minister of State will make when he meets with the Association of Irish Local Government, AILG, and the Local Authorities Members Association, LAMA. The legislation is long overdue and in many ways will ensure local authorities have a closer look at how they view and agree their budgets and the valuations will be agreed as well.