One family in Co Mayo is being asked for a 700% increase in rent for their local authority house.

That's according to Castlebar-based Independent Councillor Michael Kilcoyne, who says the rent increases being sought by Mayo County Council in some cases are outrageous.

A rent review has been carried out, and tenants are currently receiving letters outlining rent increases on the basis of their income.

However, Councillor Kilcoyne says the Family Income Supplement is now being included in determining income, which has not happened in the past.

He wants a debate on the rent increases to be held at the next meeting of Mayo County Council.

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