Ratepayers Support Grant 2024

What are the contact details of the Commercial Rates Section in Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council offices?


Commercial Rates Section
Finance Department
Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council
County Hall
Marine Road
Dun Laoghaire
Co. Dublin

Phone:          (01) 205 4821
Fax:             (01)  280 5581
e-mail:           rates@dlrcoco.ie
Website:       www.dlrcoco.ie/


Who is my Rate Collector?

There are three Rate Collectors for the Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County area. The Rate Collectors are responsible for the collection of  rates in their area.



Blackrock/Dún Laoghaire/Stillorgan
Conor Mc Gowan
 is the Rate Collector for the area from the County boundary with Dublin City to the centre of Dún Laoghaire.  His areas include Booterstown, Blackrock, Monkstown, Part of Dún Laoghaire from Monkstown towards Royal Marine Road and Stillorgan/Clonskeagh.  He can be contacted at (01) 205 4798 or via e-mail at cmcgowan@dlrcoco.ie


Dún Laoghaire/Shankill
Stephen Moody
is the Rate Collector for the area from the centre of Dún Laoghaire to the County boundary with Bray.  His areas include part of Dún Laoghaire from Royal Marine Road towards Glasthule, Glasthule, Dalkey, Shankill, Cherrywood, Foxrock.  He can be contacted at (01) 2054895 or via e-mail at smoody@dlrcoco.ie.


Barbara Hanney
is the Rate Collector for the west side of the County.  Her areas include Dundrum, Stillorgan, Sandyford, Rathfarnham and Churchtown.  She can be contacted at (01) 204 7088 or via e-mail on bhanney@dlrcoco.ie.


Frequently Accessed

Automatic application of grant if your 2024 Rates Bill is €20,000 or less, and:

            1. You are already Paying by Direct Debit in 2024; or
            2. You sign up to Pay by Direct Debit prior to 1st July, 2024; or
            3. You Pay in full by 1st July 2024.

Calculation of Grant:

For 2024, the dlr Ratepayers Support Grant provides for graduated grant payments dependent on the level of rates, with the grant varying from 8% to 14% of the 2024 rates bill. The amount of the 2024 grant payable to qualifying ratepayers will be calculated as follows;

       Rates Payable 2024                          2024 Grant                   Maximum Grant

    Less than or Equal to €3,000          14% of Rates Bill                      €420

    Between €3,001 - €5,000                 12% of Rates Bill                       €600

    Between €5,001 – €10,000              10% of Rates Bill                     €1,000

    Between €10,001 – €20,000              8% of Rates Bill                     €1,600


Automatic application of grant:

It will not be necessary for eligible businesses to apply for the support scheme payment.  Application of the grant will be made to eligible ratepayers as follows:

  1. Accounts paying by direct debit will have an adjustment made to their final payment in November/December 2024.

  1. Accounts paid in full by other methods will have the grant automatically applied as a credit to their account at the beginning of 2025 and prior to the issue of that year’s rate bill.

  1. Where requested in writing, the Council will facilitate the application of the grant in 2024.


Terms and Conditions of the Scheme

1. The relevant property must be a commercially rated property in the Council’s administrative area.

2. Total commercial rates assessed on the rate account must be €20,000 or less.

3.The commercial rates for 2024, including arrears if any, relating to the relevant account or any other account by the rated occupier must be paid in full by the 1st July 2024. This date applies unless an agreement to pay by year end 2024 is agreed prior to 1st July 2024.  In very exceptional circumstances, an agreement to pay the arrears only over a longer period may be considered but 2024 rates must be paid in full in 2024.

4. Agreements to pay by year end 2024 require the ratepayer to sign up for direct debit payments prior to the 1st July 2024.  

5. Occupiers currently on or newly signed up to direct debit payments are deemed to have an agreement to pay 2024 rates and arrears, if any, by year end 2024. Application of the grant will be made to eligible ratepayers that have adhered to their direct debit arrangement by adjusting their final direct debit payment in November/December 2024.

6. Where a vacant property qualifies for a rates refund/rates vacancy property adjustment then the grant payment will only be payable on that element of the rates bill that does not qualify for a rates vacancy refund/rates vacancy adjustment.

7. Where occupancy of a property is transferred during 2024 the Support Grant may be availed of by the occupier for the relevant period of their occupancy subject to Section 11 of the Local Government Reform Act 2014 (duty to inform rating authority of transfer of relevant property) being complied with.

8. The grant shall apply for the period 1st January to 31st December 2024.

9. Occupiers qualifying for this Support Grant may also qualify for other Business Supports available from the Council.


Section 66 of the Local Government Act 2001, as amended by Section 43 of the Local Government Reform Act 2014, provides that a local authority may provide such financial assistance as it considers appropriate to promote the interests of the local community, including enterprise and economic development interests.

Please note that Local Enterprise Office Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown promotes a range of other financial supports to qualifying businesses based in Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown county. Please visit their Financial Supports webpage by clicking here

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