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Councils write off €17 million as bad debts

TOWN councils in West Cork have written off tens of thousands of euro of commercial rates as bad debts in recent years as the recession has savaged many small and medium sized businesses. From 2007 to 2009 Clonakilty Town Council has written off almost €80,000, Macroom in the same period wrote off more than €60,000 and Skibbereen gave up on a staggering €413,000 in commercial rates.