Dublin City Council rejects plan to increase local property tax

Proposal voted down despite warning decision will cost council €12m in lost revenue

Local property tax: at a  meeting of Dublin City Council on Monday, Owen Keegan recommended a 10 per cent  reduction for householders instead on the maximum 15 per cent. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Local property tax: at a meeting of Dublin City Council on Monday, Owen Keegan recommended a 10 per cent reduction for householders instead on the maximum 15 per cent. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Dublin City Council has voted down a proposal to increase the level of the local property tax for 2018 despite a warning that it will starve the council of much needed revenue for services.

The city council has joined Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council in resisting an increase for homeowners, with elected members deciding – by 42 votes to 11 – that the maximum allowable discount of 15 per cent, under local property tax rules, remain in place.

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