Minister for Culture Josepha Madigan
The Local Property Tax (LPT) was based on valuations of house prices after the economic slump.
Those valuations expire later this year and the property market recovery could leave families facing €500 tax hikes.
Culture Minister Josepha Madiganwants lower rates of property tax in affluent areas like her own constituency in south Dublin when the LPT review is completed by the Government.
“I would like to see a lower rate in areas with the highest house prices. Residents of south Dublin, for example, should be entitled to reliefs as they could be most affected,” she said.