The many perils of ‘playing politics’ with property tax

Paschal Donohoe has effectively frozen the local property tax for a year, but he won’t be getting a whisper of thanks for it

7th April, 2019

It’s rare that a tax announcement offers any reason to be cheerful. But, not for the first time, it strikes me that being the Minister for Finance can be a thankless task.

Take the experience of last week. Paschal Donohoe announced that he was not going to revalue houses for the purposes of local property tax (LPT)in 2019, so our LPT bills will be the same next year as they are this year.

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