View of Ha’penny bridge on bright sunny day in Dublin, Ireland.
Stricter enforcement on Airbnb and short-term lettings in the Republic of Ireland are needed to protect the housing and rental market.
That’s according to housing activists and opposition politicians that believe regulations introduced last year need to be bolstered ahead of the difficult months and years ahead for the economy.
Last July, regulations around short-term rentals came into effect with a “one host, one home” model that is enforced by local planning authorities.
Eoin O’Broin, a member of parliament and housing spokesperson for Sinn Féin, the main opposition party, told CNBC that the regulations are sound but fall…