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# airbnb

Last month
January 2023
# airbnb
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
2022
# short-term lets
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.
# airbnb
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
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
# Your Say
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
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.
# Housing Crisis
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.
# rentals
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”.
# Housing Crisis
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.
# Under fire
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
# Rental Market
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.
# Interview
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.
# Interview
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.
# Safe Ireland
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.
# Covid-19
Airbnb confirms almost 1,900 job losses - 25% of all staff
Several hundred people are employed by the company in Dublin.
# Accommodation
Airbnb signs 'landmark' €453m deal with the Olympics
IOC President Thomas Bach says the partnership will bring the Games into ‘the digital age’.
# airbnb
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
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.
# Housing
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.
# airbnb
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.
# 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.
# 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
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.
# New Rules
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.
# short-term let
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.
# rent legislation
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.
# Israel
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.
# Holidays
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.
# West Bank
Calls for Booking.com 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.
# airbnb
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.
# Your Say
Poll: Do you book accommodation on platforms like Airbnb?
New home-sharing regulations are set to kick in next year.
# revealed
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.
# Housing
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.
# short-term lets
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.
# rental crisis
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.
# Housing Crisis
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.
# tourism and transport
'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.
# Housing Crisis
Ireland’s mooted Airbnb ‘licensing’ scheme would only be rolled out in Dublin
If the government goes down the route of a licensing scheme, it would not mean a roll out of blanket rules across the country.
# Airbnb Devotee
7 things that will only make sense if you're a devoted Airbnb user
Bonus points if they leave beer for you.