There were heated exchanges between councillors last night after most of them voted to leave the rate of Property Tax unchanged for 2018.
Homeowners have had a 15% cut to the charge since it was introduced, and in the Dublin City Council area, that will be the case again next year.
Local authority chiefs had wanted reps to vote for a 10% reduction next year instead of 15%. They warned that without the extra cash, services would suffer.
Despite that Sinn Féin, Fine Gael, Fianna Fáil and People Before Profit rejected the call and the compromise was voted down by 42 votes to 11.
The Green Party and Labour Party were in favour of raising the tax by 5%.
During angry exchanges in council chambers last night, Labour's Mary Freehill hit out those who voted against the increase:
"I ask those false Dublin patriots who hide behind flags and placards, and who want a 15% reduction to tell us what services are you are prepared to cut. Because you have to take that responsibility. We will be losing 12 million, where do you want cut?"
All four Dublin councils had warned services could suffer next year if the Local Property Tax was not increased, and if the status quo remained, managers would have to look at raising costs like car parking fees.
Fingal County Councillors are so far the only reps to answer the call. They voted for a 10% discount next year instead of 15%.
South Dublin County Councillors will hold their ballot next Monday.