Those who have not paid their NPPR proprty tax could face a penalty of up to €7,230 if they do not pay up by the end of this week.
There has been much speculation about the treatment of property owners who live outside of the country, as they would not have been made aware of the need to pay the tax due to extensive advertising through the Irish media.
A fortnight ago, we reported on a Derbyshire couple who found themselves being fined thousands for their holiday home in County Clare.
The NPPR was introduced in 2009 and applies to second properties, holiday homes and rental properties from 2009 and 2013. It was introduced at €200 per year, but penalties for not paying have been building up since then.
Those who have never paid the charge now owe €4,220 but this figure will rise to €7,230 if the sum is not settled by the opening of business on Monday.