The Revenue Commissioners have decided to extend the online Local Property Tax filing deadline.

Property owners now have until 5pm on Friday evening to file their 2014 LPT return.

Revenue says the decision to extend the deadline was taken because of an exceptional level of filing in the past two days and an "unprecedented volume of calls to the LPT helpline".

The LPT helpline (1890-200-255) will be open until 8pm tonight, from 8am-8pm tomorrow, and will reopen at 8am Friday.