Waterford County Council received a total of €873,640 in relation to the €200 charge on non principal private residences up to December 24th last.

Head of Finance, Tom Gilligan, told the January meeting of the Council in Dungarvan the payment indicated that a total of 4203 properties paid the charge in County Waterford to date.

The figure compared to total properties for 20009 of 4290. This was a gross total figure and did not include transactions costs and fees which had yet to be deducted. The amounts stated included those collected on behalf of Dungarvan Town Council, he said.