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# airbnb

This year
Plan to bring 12,000 short-term lets back into rental market delayed by EU Commission decision
The legislation required cannot be enacted until the end of the year.
AirBnb claims 'everyday families' rent out their homes for much-needed income
An upcoming property register is a barrier to income families “cannot afford to lose”, Airbnb says.
Short-term letting rules were 'destined to fail' after only 50 planning permissions granted
In total, there were 16,181 homes available to rent on Airbnb as of 21 December.
Last year
Cabinet approves new short-term let register aimed at bringing 12,000 properties back into use
Property owners face fines of €300 if they advertise their property without a valid registration number.
Almost half of Airbnb's $6 billion in earnings last year were through Dublin firm
The main Irish arm of Airbnb returned to profit last year to record pre-tax profits of €116.85 million.
FactFind: How have other countries regulated Airbnb and what happened when they did?
Cities have successfully passed laws restricting Airbnb but it hasn’t always led to more houses and lower rents
Poll: Do you use Airbnb to book accommodation when you go on holidays?
The company has recently moved to counter accusations that its model is damaging the Irish rental market.
Airbnb call on government to create register of landlords to avoid unregistered hosts
Controversy around the site’s effect on the rental market has been growing.
Ó Broin and O'Brien in war of words as Airbnb rejects recent claims about rental supply
A Sinn Féin bill this week would require online platforms to only advertise properties that are compliant.
Housing minister to further restrict short-term house and apartment lettings
The minister said it is “not sustainable” to have “multiples of short terms lets versus long terms in all our major cities”.
More regulation of short-term lets on the way as charity says renters left with 'no options'
The Housing Minister at the weekend said the government is planning to take action in the coming weeks.
Airbnb profits from Xinjiang, Tibet listings
The company is one of the Olympics’ biggest backers with a reported $500 million sponsorship deal running until 2028.
All time
New short-term let regulations to be in place by next summer
Property owners will not be able to advertise a short-term let unless they have received the required planning permission.
Let's regulate short-term let platforms like Airbnb before tourism kicks back in, says housing minister
Housing and tourism departments are in discussions about platform regulations.
State plans to buy up Airbnb properties, says Housing Minister
In a wide-ranging interview, the minister said his department is drawing up a detailed submission which will seek to acquire properties.
Victims of domestic violence to be offered temporary and free accommodation by Airbnb
Safe Ireland and Women’s Aid are partnering with Airbnb to help domestic violence survivors.
Airbnb confirms almost 1,900 job losses - 25% of all staff
Several hundred people are employed by the company in Dublin.
Airbnb signs 'landmark' €453m deal with the Olympics
IOC President Thomas Bach says the partnership will bring the Games into ‘the digital age’.
Airbnb to verify all listings on platform by end of 2020 following US house party shooting
This comes after five people were killed in a Halloween party shooting at a rented Airbnb property in the US.
Airbnb vows to ban 'party houses' in wake of Halloween shooting at rented US property
Five people were killed in a Halloween party shooting in the San Francisco suburb of Orinda.
Just 8 'change of use' planning applications submitted to Dublin City Council
The council has received 140 exemption applications to the new rules since they came into play a month ago.
Dublin City Council need to 'aggressively go after' properties breaching new short-term let laws
Sinn Féin’s Eoin Ó Broin says Minister Shane Ross does not hold responsibility for regulating Airbnb.
Majority of revenue on Airbnb comes from rentals which will be hit by new laws
Data scraped from site shows widespread use of ‘domestic’ units as short-term lets.
'The chance of getting caught is very small': The uphill battle to police Ireland's new Airbnb rules
Councils are already struggling to crack down on many unauthorised short-term lets after fielding hundreds of complaints from locals.
Poll: Should the introduction of new short-term letting laws to regulate Airbnb be postponed?
New laws regulating companies such as Airbnb come into effect from 1 July.
Airbnb is urging hosts to contact politicians to ask for a 'grace period' in new laws
Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy has asked politicians not to take heed to representations made to them calling for a delay.
Airbnb says new laws are 'unenforceable' but minister says locals know the short-term let on their street
The minister said neighbours see the wheelie suitcases going in and out of properties at all hours.
Radon testing, longer notice periods and Statewide rent pressure zone: TDs table changes to new rent laws
The government also wants to increase the notice periods for tenants, as well as laying down new rules for short-term lets, such as AirBnb.
Airbnb reverses decision to ban listings from West Bank settlements
The move came as a result of multiple lawsuits being filed by hosts against the company.
Airbnb apologises after family finds camera hidden in smoke alarm in Cork home
The companysaid that its original handling of this incident did not meet its own standards.
Calls for to follow Airbnb's move to remove Israeli West Bank settlement listings
Israel strongly denounced Airbnb’s decision and threatened legal action against the company.
Explainer: What will the new Airbnb laws mean for homeowners and landlords?
The much-anticipated regulations will come into force in June 2019 in areas with high housing demand.
Poll: Do you book accommodation on platforms like Airbnb?
New home-sharing regulations are set to kick in next year.
Tough new Airbnb laws will ban short-term lets by landlords and introduce 90-day cap
The much-anticipated regulations will come into force in June 2019 in areas with high housing demand.
New Airbnb rules will return housing units back to long-term rentals
Rental caps and a new licensing system are due to be announced next week.
New Airbnb regulations aim to get housing units back on the market quickly
Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy said Ireland’s new rules will be similar to those introduced in Toronto.
AirBnb lobbied officials 49 times in two years on crackdown plan
With Dublin rent now averaging €500 above the boomtime figure, pressure is mounting on Minister Eoghan Murphy to act.
Airbnb accused of turning villages into 'holiday resorts' as it reveals 640,000 Irish summer visitors
The company claims that Airbnb visitors will contribute €57 million to the Irish economy this summer.
'The standards are questionable': B&Bs say cheaper Airbnb rivals may damage the sector
Two in five operators say the site contributed to a drop in business so far this year.